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While in Maine, the Frozen Foursome stopped by Bentley’s Saloon in Arundel last year. I really wanted to go out to the old speedway, but it is now located on private land. As luck would have it, we found a local who could take us over to the track.
It was really cool to be able to walk around Arundel Speedway, and we all greatly appreciated the tour.
There is not a lot of information readily available on Arundel Speedway when it was in operation. The 1/3 oval, paved track opened in 1964 and closed by 1971, although some sites claim a few races were run up until 1974.
That lack of information is what caused the delay in posting, but as we come onto the year anniversary of our visit to the speedway, I figured I better get this post written.
Some racing has returned to Arundel Speedway in recent years, as restored, vintage racers from local clubs get on its asphalt.
Walking the old track, I was surprised at how good of condition the pavement was.
If you can’t get out to see the old track, Bentley’s Saloon, is still, well worth the trip to Arundel.
On our second run up to Maine, we stopped by the Owl’s Head Transportation Museum, which was well worth the price of admission. Owl’s Head is a working museum, which means that besides the stuffed horse and the rather small bull moose, the collection is all in working order.
One of the exhibits was Faster: The Quest for Speed. The exhibit will be on hand through 2016.
1923 Fokker C.IVa Biplane. This particular Fokker attempted a Trans-Pacific flight via Alaska and the Aleutian Chain. It made it to Vancouver. The Fokker Bi-plane in general had a rich history in Alaska’s pre-statehood days.
While in Boston for hockey’s Frozen Four, we ran up to Maine and paid a visit to Bentley Warren’s saloon in Arundel.
A fun bar to visit, and those Nitros go down beautifully.
The short road trip up to Maine allowed me to check off my final state. I have now been to all 50 U.S. States.
– Anchorage –
Alaska had faced Wisconsin 7 times previously, and had lost all seven, but the teams had not faced each other since 1993.
Friday night, the Nanooks played a great defensive game, giving up only 14 shots on goal, in pulling out a 1-0 win over the Badgers.
Anchorage also looked good in a 3-1 win over Maine.
Not a bad night for the two Alaska programs.