Elder, Rowe Among Hall Inductees

Longtime voice of Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Bruce Elder and multi-time track champion Mike Rowe have been named among this year’s Maine Motorsports Hall of Fame induction class. The induction ceremony is scheduled for Saturday night, April 5, at the Augusta Civic Center. They will join five other legendary figures in the Maine racing family in the 2014 Hall of Fame class.

Tickets for the event are available now through March 20 — and the general public is encouraged to attend the memorable festivities. For more information, or to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

Mike Rowe won his second career NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championship at Beech Ridge in 2013, with both titles coming while driving for car owner Dick Fowler. Rowe has also won championships at Oxford Plains Speedway and Wiscasset Speedway in his career, and he is a three-time Oxford 250 champion.

Bruce Elder spent 12 years as the public address announcer at Beech Ridge, where he still moonlights as an announcer and calls Pro All Stars Series races. Elder retired from driving in 1977 and later spent three years as the president of the Maine State Stock Car Racing Association.

Rowe and Elder will be joined by Bobby Alexander, Jimmy Burns, Leland Kangas, Rodney Maynard and Bobby Tibbetts in the 2014 Maine Motorsports Hall of Fame class.