Kerrigan Shorey poses for a photo with her trophy and winning dragster June 24 at Winterport Dragway. Shorey, who will be a sophomore at Ellsworth High School next year, has now earned first-place finishes in back-to-back weeks. BRIDGETTE SHOREY PHOTO

Ellsworth’s Shorey starts race season with wins at Winterport



ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth native Kerrigan Shorey is off to another successful racing season in 2018 after earning a pair of first-place finishes the past at Winterport Dragway.

Competing in the weekly bracket point series, Shorey earned her first victory of the season June 17. The sophomore-to-be at Ellsworth High School finished first once again Sunday to claim wins in back-to-back to races on the Junior Dragster circuit.

Last season, Shorey won the series championship competing in her half-scale model dragster. She also finished as runner-up in a points series that spread six races from May to September.

The 2018 Winterport Dragway points series runs from May through October. The series championship will be awarded Nov. 17 at the Bangor Elks Lodge.