South Paris Albert S. “Al” Hammond, 70 of South Paris died at his home early Thursday morning.
He was born in Hartford, June 3, 1943 the son of Eldred and Julia Bryant Hammond. Al attended school in south Paris and Buckfield. Al had worked as a truck driver and mechanic . Al was a race car driver, racing over 50 years at Oxford Plains Speedway and other tracks up and down the east coast. In 1971 he raced at Daytona International Speedway. Al had 91 careers wins and won every time he raced in Arundel. His life was racing and in 2009 he was inducted into the Maine Motor Sports Hall of Fame. He served on the board of directors for the Maine Vintage Race Car Association, was a member of Granite Lodge AF & AM in West Paris and served in the National Guard. He loved his family, his dogs, his home and the beautiful spot his home was on.
Al is survived by his wife Delores of South Paris, a son Ryan Kane and his wife Rae-Ann of Oxford and their children Adam, Alison and Kenson Kane; a step daughter Stephanie Burnham and her husband Matt of Rumford and their children Jessica and Joey Robichaud; a brother Forrest Hammond and his wife Gladys of Turner; a sister Mildred Vashaw and her husband Norman of Canton. Several nieces, nephews, very loyal fans, friends and crew. He was predeceased by his parents, a son Albert S., Jr., a brother Malvern, a sister Sylvia Johnson.