SCARBOROUGH — Corey Bubar of Windham returned from disaster two weeks earlier to win the biggest race of the season.
Bubar stretched out his lead over the final few laps to win the Pro Series 125 on Saturday night over a field of 26 entries in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series main event. Bubar led Dan McKeage and Dave Oliver under the checkered flag for his second win of the season and his first since Opening Night in May.
“It felt like a Sunday drive out there,” said Bubar.
Bubar’s car was previously destroyed two weeks ago when he tangled with the backstretch wall. The crew worked feverishly to return to action on June 21 and then set about tuning the No. 42 the way they wanted it for the longest race on the calendar.
Mike Landry finished fourth, with rookie Reid Lanpher completing the Top-5.
Earlier in the evening, David Vaughn capitalized on a late-race restart to win the Wildcat 50 — the longest race of the season for that division, too. Vaughn lost the lead in lapped traffic, but he was rewarded for his patience with a restart with five laps remaining to retake the lead from Mac Hannan Jr.
Feature racing began with rookie Brandon Barker earning his first career Sport Series win.
Beech Ridge returns to action on Tuesday, July 1, with the Miller Lite American Celebration. All three NASCAR Nite divisions will be in action, while the highlight of the night is the best fireworks display in southern Maine. The action begins at 7 p.m.