'Blackie' Hilliard


   Blackie Hilliard is another of the true legends of Maine auto racing history.

In the 1950's and the early 1960's, no one was better on a dirt racing surface than Blackie - especially at Unity Raceway.

Blackie raced and won at such tracks as Beech Ridge Speedway, Oxford Plains Speedway and the old Washington and Waterville-Oakland speedways, it was at Unity where he was most dominate.

He won 12 track championships and hundreds of races at Unity, many of those behind the wheel of the "#98" Hudson coupe.