After a string of strong runs in the Amsoil Nelcar Legends Tour, Evan Beaulieu from Durham, Maine has a very busy weekend ahead. First on the agenda he will be back in the #56 Hancock Lumber Legends Car in pursuit of taking the point’s lead back at Speedway 95 in Hermon, Maine, just outside of Bangor. Last time at the track earlier this season, Beaulieu was one of the quickest cars and came just short of the win, finishing 2nd which became a theme in his string of seven straight runner up finishes.
While Beaulieu is in the 56 car, the team will also have their other car at the track as well, as Bob Alexander, grandfather of Beaulieu Racing development driver Wyatt Alexander, will be making his first competitive racing start since 1990 behind the wheel of the 12 car. Alexander is a veteran of Speedway 95 and has many laps on the track. He will be behind the wheel of a Legends Car for the first time on Saturday racing against the best in New England and with his grandson, who has turned some heads this season with a string of strong results, including his best qualifying effort just last weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
On Sunday, the team will head to Richmond Karting Speedway in Richmond, Maine for the biggest karting event in Maine, the Mainely Motorsports TV 400. After a 3rd and 7th in last years events, Beaulieu is putting a lot of work into this year’s event and is looking forward to getting back to his roots.
“I’ve always enjoyed racing the karts, it’s just a really fun time and you see a lot of people you haven’t seen in months and it’s nice to just go out and not have to worry about points or anything and race to win,” Evan said in the week leading up to the event, “we’ve made a lot of improvements to our kart program from last year and I’m looking forward to seeing where we stack up this weekend.”
Evan will be driving in both the Sr. Sportsman and Animal Unrestricted divisions, which both will pay $1,250 to win, with a $750 bonus for anyone who can win both races, not a bad pay day for a kart race. Evan is no stranger to victory lane in the big money races at Richmond, as he won the first money race put on at the Speedway in 2006, which paid $200 to win, and is a previous winner of the year ending Dash 4 Cash. Without the help of K&B Auto, Amsoil Four Seasons Synthetic and Kevin Smith Racing for making this year’s race possible for the team. You won’t want to miss it as this race is always one of the most exciting races of the season, racing will start around noon on Sunday.