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Route 26, Oxford, ME  Phone: (207) 539-8865 
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2020
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OPS DRIVER SPOTLIGHT
PHOTOS BY ORIANA LOVELL - olphotos.smugmug.com
Defending Street Stock Champion
Just Having Fun, Pays It Forward
When asked what his goals in racing were, two time defending Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stock Champion Matt Dufault provided an unexpected answer. "I know my car owner really likes winning championships," said the 15 year veteran, "But for me I just want to win races. I'd love to move up into Super Late Models but I can't really afford to do it. I'm very happy running Street Stocks. There's always good guys to race. They are some of the best in the New England no doubt about it."

From a driver who has won 10 races over the past two seasons to accompany those championships most people would think the Turner driver is intent on a adding a third title to his resume. Dufault, however, seems more intent on having fun. "I don't get out much unless it's on Saturday from April to September (racing cars) - I don't have a lot of crew but my car owner Rodney Williams, my girlfriend Jessie, my Mom, Jacob Vaughn and Kameron Weir sometimes. I think a lot of guys know I don't really have any crew so if something goes bad a bunch of racers will come out of the stands and help me out. That's pretty awesome, I'm lucky to have them on our side."

While Dufault is quick to be thankful, he can often be found chatting up fellow racers or offering advice to a struggling competitor. "I've basically done my own setups my whole career. No one ever really gave me the keys to something that's bad fast so that's really gratifying," The 38 time Oxford winner pronounced, "I like pay it forward when I can and help people get the same enjoyment out of it that I do."

The driver of the familiar blue 61 got the bug by just going to the races as a fan with pal Troy Jordan as a teenager. "My dad thought we were going out partying and just saying we were going to the races, but we were actually just going to the races."

It didn't take long before the itch to drive led him to the Runnin' Rebels class. Dufault was not always the front runner he is today, that took a lot of trial and error to figure it out. These trying times are most likely where he got his desire to help others run fast too. "When I first started out we struggled because we just didn't have the knowledge," he said after giving a young racer a brand new helmet he wasn't using, "so if I can lend a hand, or make it easier to get going, then maybe that racer will stay with it. Plus, I can tell him, 'Here, take this helmet and go out there and hit people, 'cause that's what racing is all about.'"

While obviously tongue in cheek, he acknowledges, "Stuff breaks, you get in wrecks, and sometimes people run you like crap, but that's all just part of it. You find a way to get there next week."

One thing is for certain, Matt Dufault doesn't forget to have fun along the way to winning his share of races. And whether he wins it all or not seems to be less important than the time spent at the track or in the garage among family and friends.
2019
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OPS DRIVER SPOTLIGHT
PATRICK THORNE
STREET STOCK #27
Age: 26     Years Racing: 13 years

Hometown: Standish, ME

Car Owner: Patman's Redemption

Car Make: Chevy Camaro

Crew Members: Beaver Norton, Walter Thorne

Racing Achievements: Beech Ridge V8 Varsity Division Champion

Favorite Driver: Dale Earnhardt

Favorite Racing Memory: Winning the championship at Beech Ridge

Sponsors: Patman's Redemption & Agency Liquor Store, Casco Bait & Tackle, Shipyard Brewing, Icepik Vodka, Harpoon Brewing

Hobbies 0utside of Racing: Working and riding his Harley
OPS DRIVER SPOTLIGHT
TYLER GREEN
BANDIT #26
Age: 28     Years Racing: 4

Hometown: Turner, ME

Car Make: Volkswagen Jetta

Crew Members: My wife, Kevin, Grampa Green, Brooklyn, Brielle

Racing Achievements: Has won a few times
 
Favorite Driver: Jeff Gordon

Favorite Racing Memory: Stepbrother winning and telling everyone in victory lane that "we have a plan".

Sponsors: Douglas Auto Repair, KDC Construction, Brunswick Steel, KC Hamilton,White Birch Trucking, Corporate Intelligence, D+D Mechanical, Little Buddies Home Child Care

Hobbies Outside of Racing: Spending time with Wife, Kids, and Family
OPS DRIVER SPOTLIGHT
RICHIE BROWN JR.
SUPER LATE MODEL #20
Age: 25      Years Racing: 4

Hometown: Wentworth, NH

Car Owner: Richard Brown

Car Make: Chevy Camaro

Crew Members: Uncle Craig, Uncle Dave, Dad, Grampa, Mikey, Mom, & Chelsey

Racing Achievements: Late Model Win at White Mountain Motorsports Park, Outlaw 600 Snowmobile Racer

Favorite Driver: Gilles Villenveve

Sponsors: Browns Auto Body, RSB Chassis, Gilbert Electric, Tim Peters, & Big Daddy Joes Bar and Grill

Hobbies Outside of Racing: Snowmobiling, Fishing, & Hunting
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AJ SMITH III
REBEL #50
Age: 24     Years Racing: 5

Hometown: South Paris

Car Make: Honda CRX

Crew Members: Tyler Cox, Corey Roussel, Angel Paglierani

Racing Achievements: 1st win in 2018, top 10 in points 2015 season

Favorite Driver: Kyle Busch

Favorite Racing Memory: Racing against my Grandfather and Great Uncle

Sponsors: Lenís Auto Sales & Service, Maine Modern Tile, Kobackís Garage, White Designs, Hair & Company, John Roberts Overhead Doors, The Tranny Guy, Dianna & Pat Rivardi, Shannon Wheeler

Hobbies Outside of Racing: Hanging out with friends & family and my dog, Shelly.
OPS DRIVER SPOTLIGHT
DALE LAWRENCE
FIGURE 8 #2
Age: 53     Years Racing: Off and on since 1986

Hometown: Minot

Car Owner: Dale Lawrence

Car Make: '78 Camaro

Crew Members: Ryder, Tucker, Hudson, Billy, Shelby, Crystal, Mike, Billy Sr.

Racing Achievements: 2nd in points in the OPS Figure 8 Division in 2018 with 5 wins

Favorite Driver: Dale Earnhardt

Favorite Racing Memory: My daughter Shelby's first win ever

Sponsors: Family Sponsored

Hobbies Outside of Racing: Spending time with my family
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DUSTIN SALLEY
BANDIT/REBEL #18
Age: 32     Years racing: 10 years

Hometown: Mechanic Falls

Car Owner: Bandit: TJ Newell  - Rebel: Dustin Salley

Car Make: Bandit: Honda Prelude - Rebel: Honda Civic

Crew Members: Red, Dad, TJ, Shaun Hinkley, Kyle Hewins

Racing Achievements: 3 Running Rebel Championships, 1 Bandit Championship

Favorite Driver: Kyle Busch

Favorite Racing Memory: Kyle Hewins, Shaun Hinkley and myself making podium finish together 250 weekend - smoked the field - always talked about it and we did it.

Sponsors: Salley Auto Sales and Repair, Brown's Construction, Mrs. Brown Motorsports, FunZ Trampoline Park, TJ Auto Detailing, KHM, Turcotte Painting, Garde and Levitte

Hobbies Outside of Racing: Spending time with my family, fishing, camping, and working on cars

Something Else to Share: Just got to thank all of my family, friends, sponsors, and fans. If it wasn't for all of them I couldn't do what I love to do.
OPS DRIVER SPOTLIGHT
SOPHIE GREEN
ROOKIES #29
Age: 12    Years racing: This is her 1st year

Hometown: West Paris, Maine

Car Owner: Crazy Horse Racing

Car Make: Chevy Camaro Gen 4

Crew Members: Mickey Green, Mitch Green, Shawn Allen, Avery and Tucker Hilden, and Spots

Racing Achievements: Has finished 3rd twice

Favorite Driver: Kate Re

Favorite Racing Memory: My first podium finish and I couldn't get my helmet off

Sponsors: Crazy Horse Racing, BBM, CCFC, LaQuinta, Bernard Newell Trucking,
CLH & Sons, RDA Automotive, Sandy River Racing

Hobbies outside of Racing: Basketball
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RUSTY POLAND
SUPER LATE MODEL #44
Age: 24     Years Racing: 20 years

Hometown: Windham,Maine

Car Owner: Rusty Poland/Wayne Poland

Car Make: Chevy

Crew members: Wayne and Angela, Chum, Tim, Tom, Keith, Dan, Buddy, Mike

Racing Achievements: World Karting Association National Championship, 4 WKA divisional championships, and 2013 PASS Sportsman Rookie of the year

Favorite Driver: Doesn't have one

Favorite Racing Memory: My first win in a full size car with my whole family there

Sponsors: Casella Waste systems, Derek Kneeland Racing, Bosowski Properties, DL Payroll Solutions, Ty-gar Machine, Timmons Machine, Morrells Excavation and Septic, Lyn's Spring Service, Cat Haley Cheerleading

Hobbies Outside of Racing: Snowmobiling, dirt biking, anything that has a motor involved
OPS DRIVER SPOTLIGHT
MATT DUFAULT
STREET STOCK #61
Age: 35ish     Years Racing: off and on 15 years

Hometown: Turner, Maine

Car Owner: Rodney Williams

Car Make: Camaro

Crew Members: David Vaughn, Jacob Vaughn, Zach Mains, Bryce Mains, Richard Mains, Daryl Watkins, Keith Stuart, George Haskell...  (Basically everyone from Naples that races).

Racing Achievements: 2010 OPS Rebel Champion, 2012 OPS Outlaw Champion,
2018 OPS Street Stock Champion

Favorite Driver: Kyle Busch

Favorite Racing Memory: The nights when the car is perfect, It's so hard to do.

Sponsors: R.W. Plumbing, Mains and Sons Property Management, ISolution Pros

Hobbies outside of the racing: skiing, snowmobiling, getting race cars ready to race.
OPS DRIVER SPOTLIGHT
TIM BRACKETT
SUPER LATE MODEL #60
Age: 57     Years Racing: 42 years

Hometown: Buckfield,ME

Car Owner: Jennifer Brackett

Car Make: Chevrolet Camaro

Crew Members: Steve Alexander,Mark Fox,Davy and Sue Hamann

Racing Achievements: 1978 Street Stock Rookie of the Year, 1979 Charger Rookie of the Year, 1998 Pro Stock Challenge Champion, 2005 - Pro Stock Champion, Iron Man Champion, Northeast Pro Stock Driver of the Year, 2010 Late Model Champion, 2014 Pro Late Model Champion, 2015 Pro Late Model Champion, 2016 - Super Late Model Champion, Northeast SLM Driver of the Year.

Favorite Driver: Dale Earnhardt

Favorite Racing Memory: July 26th 2013 - The night I won with TJ in 2nd and Vanna in 3rd.

Sponsors: Napa Winthrop Auto Parts, TJ Brackett Motorsports
Hobbies outside of racing: Snowmobiling 4-wheeling with Colby (and soon to add granddaughters to the rides).


Something Else to Share: Tim has 50 weekly wins and 3 open wins at Oxford and he met his wife Jennifer there in 1978. Enjoys spending time with the grandkids and lucky to have the whole family involved in racing and be supportive of each other.
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OPS DRIVER SPOTLIGHT
CURTIS GERRY
SUPER LATE MODEL #7
Age: 48     Racing Experience: 21 years

Hometown: Waterboro, Maine

Car Owner: Himself

Car Make: Ford Fusion

Crew Members: Jason "Spotter Jason 7G" Thompson (Spotter / Team Manager), Jim "Pops" Gerry (Crew Chief), Curtis Gerry Jr (Engineer / Tire Specialist), Ryan "Herbie" Thompson, Jim "Slim Jim" Laverriere, Kevin Gerry, Jehn "Mrs 7G" Gerry, Stephanie Thompson (Team Photographer / Videographer), Sandra Gerry (Team Mom)

Racing Achievements: 2016 & 2018 Nascar Whelen All-American Champion, 2016 & 2018 Nascar State of Maine Champion, 2017 Oxford 250 Champion, 2016 & 2018 Beechridge Pro Series Track Champion

Favorite Driver: Kyle Busch

Favorite Racing Memory: Winning the Oxford 250

Sponsors: Ripley and Fletcher Ford, Saco House of Pizza, Structural Woodworking, Racing Radios, Town Line Deli, Chasing the Checkered, Proud Ma & Pa, Lawrence Crankshaft

Hobbies other than Racing: Traveling

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2018
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OPS DRIVER SPOTLIGHT
MATT DUFAULT
STREET STOCK #61
Driver Hometown: Turner, ME

Car Owner: Rodney Williams

Car Make: 1980ish Chevy Camaro

Crew: Could be a lot of people - usually whoever is closest. Usually Jacob Vaugn
and Cameron Weir

Racing Achievements: I've won a few myself and I'm proud of that. But I'd say just making the Oxford 250 spotting for Kyle Treadwell those times was awesome. I'll never forget it.

Sponsors: R.W. Plumbing, Mains & Sons Property Management, and
iSolution Pros Electronics Repairs
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RALPH GREEN
REBEL #21
Age: 38        Racing experience: 3 years

Driver Hometown: Auburn, ME

Car Owner: Ralph Green

Car Make: 2002 Honda Civic

Crew: Anthony, Chris, CaDe, Jforr, Cam Cody, Tony

Racing Achievements: 2017 Rebels Rookie of the Year

Sponsors: Advance Auto Parts of Auburn, ME; 4 Paws Pet Grooming; Finish Line Flooring; Richard Spaulding Roofing; Mixers Night Club; Varsity Lettering; Jean and Luke's Body Shop, Lewiston, ME; DW Autobody, Oxford, ME; Altered Image Tatoos; Whites Design;
Racing for a Cure

Hobbies Other Than Racing: Snowmobiling up North; time with the family
OPS DRIVER SPOTLIGHT
TRAVIS "The Tornado" VERRILL
BANDIT #24
Age: 38        Racing experience: 3 years

Driver Hometown: Paris, ME

Car Owner: Travis Verrill

Car Make: 1996 Honda Civic

Crew: Hewins Family, Matt Smith, Whittier Family, Adam Sanborn, Josh & Eli, Little Tornado

Racing Achievements: 1 Heat Win; 1st, 3rd, & 4th Enduro Finishes;
2 Flag Pole Wins, 10th Place in Points in 2017

Sponsors: RKH Transport Inc., KHM Racing, Ryan Kane Trucking, 50 Veterans

Hobbies Other Than Racing: Making Music, Hunting, Good BBQ & Cold Beer

Something Else to Share: Hoping for a Top 5 Points Finish and a Feature Win
OPS DRIVER SPOTLIGHT
RICHARD SPAULDING
STREET STOCK #36
Age: 44        Racing experience: 17 years

Driver Hometown: Lisbon, ME

Car Owner: Richard Spaulding Jr.

Car Make: 1984 Chevy Monte Carlo

Crew: Dad, John, Todd, Paul, Tim, Steven, Craig, Zac

Racing Achievements: Many wins in Outlaws and Street Stocks

Sponsors: Varsity Lettering, Mixers Nightclub, Liberte Auto Sales, RPM Racing Engines, Countryside Auto Body, Spaulding Heating, St. Laurent Landscaping, Ron's Transmissions,
Phil Michell Logging, Spaulding Construction, Joe's Tree Service
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MIKE NICHOLS
STREET STOCK #52
Age: 29        Racing experience: 4 years

Driver Hometown: Livermore Falls, ME

Car Owner: Nichols Racing

Car Make: Chevy Camaro

Crew: Pa, Dad, Kenny, Nowa, Mom, Gram, Blaine, Danny

Racing Achievements: None at the big tracks yet, but many wins and championships in Go Karts many years back

Sponsors: Allie Bonds Autobody, Smitty's Tree Work

Hobbies other then racing: No such thing with this racing family.
If we are not at Oxford, we are racing with Tracy Gordon.

Something else you want to share: "A family that races together, stays together."
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OPS DRIVER SPOTLIGHT
CALVIN ROSE JR.
SUPER LATE MODEL #8
Age: 28        Racing experience: 11 years

Driver Hometown: Turner, ME

Car Owner: Calvin Rose

Car Make: Ford


Crew: Terry, Tyson, Jeff, Jake, Kevin

Racing Achievements: 2015: OPS Street Stocks Rookie of the Year,
2016: OPS Streets Stocks Champion, 2017: Super Late Model Rookie of the Year, 2017:
Oxford 250 Qualifier as a Rookie

Sponsors: Rob Elliot Trucking, Duval Auto, Lake City Auto, JRF, Polly's Variety

Hobbies other then racing: Snowmobiling, Go Karts, 4 Wheeling,
Camping, Boating, Spending time with my daughter

Something else you want to share: See you at OPS Saturday nights!
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OPS DRIVER SPOTLIGHT
CHRIS FOSTER
REBEL #71
Age: 22        Racing experience: 4 years

Driver Hometown: Lisbon, ME

Car Owner: Chris Foster

Car Make: 1992 Honda Civic

Crew: Addie, Chris McDaniel, Dad, Beagle

Racing Achievements: 4 Top Five finishes

Sponsors: Galen L. Burke Construction LLC, K.S. Whitney Countryside Auto, Gene's Discount, RPM Racing Engines, Whites Design, RT Reid

Hobbies other then racing: Snowmobiling, Hunting, Fishing, and Spending Time with my Goats

Something else you want to share: Looking for the first win this season!
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OPS DRIVER SPOTLIGHT
ADDIE MCDANIEL
STREET STOCK and REBEL #56
Age: 18        Racing experience: 4 years

Driver Hometown: Bridgton, ME

Car Owner: Street - Mike Rand     Rebel - Chris McDaniel

Car Make: Street - 3rd Gen Camaro     Rebel - Dodge Neon


Crew: Dad, Mike, Beagle, Chris, Paul - Big and Little

Racing Achievements: 5 Heat Wins, 1 Feature Win, 3 Top 10s in Points

Sponsors: 207 Trading Company, Galen L. Burke Construction LLC, Black Fly Firewood, K.S. Whitney, Black Horse Tavern, Papa H & Diane, Rocci Plumbing and Heating, McHahons Water Damage Specialists, On Center Construction, 3-D Handyman, R.T. Reid, Western Maine Steel, Paul M. Gallinan Excavation, Wild Will & Mr. Dogg, Newt's Auto Service,
Bob Morse Guide Services, Wayne K. Allen Backhoe Work, Mikes Rod Shop,

Hobbies other then racing: Snowmobiling, Hunting, Fishing, and Playing with my Goats

Something else you want to share: Racing streets for fun this year! A shout-out to my two biggest fans: Elizabeth Burns & Olive Passalaqua!
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OPS DRIVER SPOTLIGHT
JAMIE HEATH
BANDIT #91
Age: 41        Racing experience: 16 years

Driver Hometown: Waterford, Maine

Car Owner: Jamie Heath & Curt Dumais

Car Make: Dodge Neon

Crew: Curt Dumais, Wayne Smart Jr. and Sr., Susan Johnson,
Brady Heath, and Bill Grover

Racing Achievements: 6 time champion at 3 different tracks. 100 wins at
8 different tracks in Maine and New Hampshire

Sponsors: Danzig Painting and Home Improvements, Melby's Market & Eatery, 
Macdonald Motors, Randy's Auto Parts, Home Grown Lumber, Sabattus Auto & Truck,
Poole's Drywall, McCabe Logging

Hobbies other then racing: Golf, Hockey, Football, & Softball

Something else you want to share: Watching my son win his first Go Kart race in only his second time in a Kart. Cannot wait to see him get his first win in a race car.
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OPS DRIVER SPOTLIGHT
TYLER KING
STREET STOCK #11
Age: 23        Racing experience: 12 years

Driver Hometown: Gray, Maine

Car Owner: Joe and Bonnie King

Car Make: Chevy Camero

Crew: Joe, Scott, Nick, Justin, Jason, Brian

Racing Achievements: Rookie of the year 2011 at Beech Ridge & Tops 5 in points in 2017 in Street Stock division

Sponsors: Twin Rivers Building Supplies, Hews Co., Reading Truck Bodies,
Disanto Drywall and Paint

Hobbies other then racing: Spending time with wife and family, four wheeling and camping

Something else you want to share: Expecting a baby girl in June with wife Sam. Goal for 2018 season is to win the Street Stock championship
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OPS DRIVER SPOTLIGHT
 
 
BRANDON VARNEY
BANDIT/REBEL #1

HOMETOWN: Auburn, Maine

AGE: 19

CAR MAKE: 1998 Chevy Cavalier/1990 Honda CRX

RACING EXPERIENCE: 2 years in cars/11 years in Karts

CAR OWNER: Kevin & Jamie Varney

CHASSIS: KHM

THE CREW: Kevin, Jamie, Ashleigh, Mike, Bob, Skip, Josh, Rick, Uncle Bill

SPONSORS: R&R Auto, R&R Vinyl, Maine Mobile Truck Service, AGF, Henry’s Concrete, Great Choice Vending, Four Seasons Synthetic Amsoil, Jennifer Howe Pampered Chef, Don Poulin Wheel Alignment, DNL Weatherization,  Wallace Home Improvement, John Thurlow INC, RPM, Victory Lane Tire Club, Superfan Club, KHM, Chachy Hall, Tommy Guns, Tommy’s Angels, Marcel Caron- Electrician, Snapfish Photography, Craig Moore Trucking, Kari Thibodeau, Daniel & Sam Howe, 99 Restaurant Auburn, Embroidery Expertees, Mainely Awards, Mainely Motorsports, Countryside Auto, Kennebec Rental, Kason & Gavin Harnish

RACING ACHIEVEMENTS: 7 wins in 3 divisions, 50 Kart wins and 5 championships

SPECIAL RECOGNITION:  “I really need to thank Rick and Robin Kimball for all their support as well as Uncle Bill for helping us every week.  I also want to recognize all the fans of Varney Racing for their immeasurable support.”-Brandon Varney

HOBBIES: Baseball, Softball

INTERESTING FACT: “I can’t turn down a hotdog, anytime…anywhere!”

OPS DRIVER SPOTLIGHT
DALE LAWRENCE
FIGURE 8 #2

HOMETOWN: Minot, Maine

AGE: 51

CAR MAKE: 1976 Pontiac Ventura

RACING EXPERIENCE: Strictly, Outlaw and Figure 8 Divisions

CAR OWNER: Dale & Crystal Lawrence

CHASSIS: Leaf Spring Unibody

THE CREW: Billy Childs Jr, Mike Blue

SPONSORS: Fishers Auto-Truck Repair, FCI Home Improvement

RACING ACHIEVEMENTS: Multiple top 3s in all divisions raced, including Enduros and Owner Champion with his daughter Shelby in the driver’s seat in the 2014 Ladies Division

SPECIAL RECOGNITION: Crystal, Shelby, Billy, Courtney, Josh, Noyes, Rae, Billy Sr, Gerry Freve

HOBBIES: Fishing and Gardening
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OPS DRIVER SPOTLIGHT
BILLY CHILDS JR.
STREET STOCK #1
HOMETOWN: Leeds, Maine

AGE: 41

CAR MAKE: Pontiac Firebird

RACING EXPERIENCE: Billy has been racing for 23 years.

CAR OWNER: BCM

CHASSIS: BRF

THE CREW: Mike, Brady, Chris, Dale

SPONSORS: Lucas Oil, Dana’s Heavy Duty, Jim Childs Paint & Auto Body, Emerson’s Pilot Car Service, Warrior Race Cars, 4 Paws Pet Grooming, RPM

RACING ACHIEVEMENTS: 2011 Outlaw Champion, 3 time Triple Crown Winner in Late Models, 3 time Winners Circle Challenge

SPECIAL RECOGNITION: Shelby, Brady, Ryder, Raelin, Tucker, Hudson, Mom & Dad, Dale and Crystal

HOBBIES: Snowmobiling, 4 wheeling, and spending time with family
OPS DRIVER SPOTLIGHT
BRYCE MAINS
STREET STOCK #77
HOMETOWN: Bridgton, Maine

AGE: 23

CAR MAKE: 78 Camaro

RACING EXPERIENCE: Bryce has been racing for 6 years.

CAR OWNER: Rodney Williams

CHASSIS: Carey Martin Chassis

THE CREW: Zach, Rich, Darryl, Brooke

SPONSORS: RW Plumbing, Bear Arms Sporting Goods, Smith Electric, Drew Excavation, Trashman, Mike Poland Construction, The Brake & Exhaust Center, Caretake America, Nicely Built Racing Engines

RACING ACHIEVEMENTS: Back to back wins in the Street Open Series that kicked off the 2017 season for Bryce. Finishing 3rd in points for 2 years in a row in the Outlaw Division.

SPECIAL RECOGNITION: Rodney Williams, Zach, Dad, Darryl, Mike Polland, and Jim and Mary from Bear Arms Sporting Goods

HOBBIES: MORE RACING!!
OPS DRIVER SPOTLIGHT
TRAVIS DUNBAR
SUPER LATE MODEL #6
HOMETOWN: Auburn, Maine

AGE: 38

CAR MAKE: Chevrolet SS

CHASSIS: 2014 Lefthander Perimeter Chassis

THE CREW: DJ Simard, Don Lovell, Peter Benedict, Stephen Edgerly, Stephen Tracy, Kavan Bowie, Robert White, Any Smith, Mike Swett
SPONSORS: Northeast Log Sales LLC, Spurwink, the Autism Society of Maine, Andy and Jenny Smith, and Mikes

SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS: Travis has received many awards of recognition that include: Most improved driver of the year in 2006, Most charitable driver in 2008, The Autism Society of Maine Award for spreading Autism awareness in 2007, and Pit Crew of the Year award in 2008.

INTERESTING FACT ABOUT THE DRIVER: Travis was a former Olympic Development track and field athlete who has run a 4:01 mile. He also has a Doctorate in special education and is a school principal.


RACING ACHIEVEMENTS: Travis has multiple top three, top five, and top ten finishes in Mini cup racing, Mini stock racing, Four cylinder pro stock (legacy) racing and in Super Late Model racing. Travis won the 2008 New England Mini Cup Challenge race at Hudson International Speedway.

HOBBIES: Travis likes to run, workout, and read. He also likes to spend time with his wife and children.

RACING EXPERIENCE: Travis Dunbar Motorsports started off as a Mini Cup team racing all over New England. The team has 3 years of Super Mini Cup racing experience along with one year of Mini Stock racing and 6 years of Super Late Model racing experience.


For 2017 Travis will be returning to full time competition at Oxford Plains Speedway with his sight set on an attempt to qualify for the Oxford 250. Travis will drive car #6 and is widely recognized throughout Maine and New Hampshire for his Autism Awareness racing program. For this team there is no doubt 2017 will be the most productive season yet! Travis will continue to work with at risk youth through his Spurwink School in Casco, Maine by having his students join the race team full time.
OPS DRIVER SPOTLIGHT
TIM BRACKETT
SUPER LATE MODEL #60
HOMETOWN: Buckfield, Maine

AGE: 55

CAR MAKE: Chevrolet

RACING EXPERIENCE: Tim has been racing for 40 years.

CAR OWNER: Jennifer Brackett

CHASSIS: TJ Brackett Motorsports

THE CREW: Mark Fox, Dave Hamann, Scott St. John

SPONSORS: Wood Pellet Warehouse, Winthrop Napa Auto Parts

RACING ACHIEVEMENTS: 1978-Street Stock Rookie of the Year, 1979 Charger Rookie of the Year, 1997 Pro Stock Winners Clash Champion, 2005 Pro Late Model Champion & Pro Stock Iron Man Champion & Northeast Driver of the Year, 2010 Late Model Champion, 2014 Triple Crown Champion, 2015 OCS Super Late Model Champion, 2016 OCS Super Late Model Champion & Northeast Driver of the Year

SPECIAL RECOGNITION: Tim has Feature wins in the last 5 decades. Tim had a special feature win in 2013 with son TJ finishing 2nd and daughter Vanna taking 3rd place. In 2013 the Brackett three took the top 3 spots in the OCS Championship Points, TJ finished first, Tim took 2nd and Vanna rounded out the Brackett honors in 3rd place.

INTERESTING FACTS: Tim is a second generation racer. He is the owner of Winthrop NAPA auto parts. He has been married for 36 years and has 2 children, TJ and Vanna. He has one grandson, Colby and has one granddaughter on the way.

HOBBIES: Four wheeling & snowmobiling with grandson Colby.
OPS DRIVER SPOTLIGHT
ANDY SAUNDERS
SUPER LATE MODEL #01
HOMETOWN: Ellsworth, Maine

AGE: 45

CAR MAKE: Toyota Camry

CAR OWNER: Andy Saunders

CHASSIS: Distance Racing

THE CREW: Alan Perkins, Donnie Coffin, Shaun Hamel, Dickie Sprague

SPONSORS: Ace Tire & Service, Doweast Autobody, Andy’s Painting

RACING ACHIEVEMENTS: 2003 & 2004 Speedway 95 Pro-Stock Champion, 2012 & 2013 Speedway 95 Late Model Champion, 2015 Unity Pro-Stock Champion, 2015 & 2016 Wiscasset Pro-Stock Champion

RACING EXPERIENCE: Andy has been racing on and off for 30 years.

SPECIAL RECOGNITION: 2013 Top Division Driver of the year. 2010 Long John winner.
OPS DRIVER SPOTLIGHT
CALVIN ROSE JR.
SUPER LATE MODEL #8
HOMETOWN: Turner, Maine

AGE: 27

CAR MAKE: Ford

CAR OWNER: Calvin Rose

THE CREW: Rose Racing

SPONSORS: CAN-AM, Skidoo, Boss Power Equipment

HOBBIES: When asked about hobbies outside of racing Calvin responded, “Is there such a thing?”

RACING ACHIEVEMENTS: Calvin earned the 2015 Rookie of the year award in the OCS Street Stocks, and followed up with a Championship run as he is the 2016 OCS Street Stock Champion.

INTERESTING FACTS: Calvin is in his first year in the Super Late Model division and he is running for Rookie of the Year honors.
OPS DRIVER SPOTLIGHT

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KYLE TREADWELL
SUPER LATE MODEL #44

HOMETOWN: Buckfield, Maine

AGE: 26

CAR MAKE: Chevrolet

RACING EXPERIENCE: Kyle has been racing for 6 years.

CAR OWNER: Joe Treadwell

CHASSIS: TJ Brackett Motorsports

THE CREW: Joe, Frank, Jody, Steve

SPONSORS: Poland Spring, Ben Alpren Machine, Browns Logging

SPECIAL RECOGNITION: Kyle would like to thank Matt Dufault, Ryan Hewins and Jamie Leavitt

RACING ACHIEVEMENTS: Kyle is the 2010 Rebel Rookie of the Year, 2012 Outlaw Rookie of the Year, 2014 Super Late Model Rookie of the Year and he finished 2nd in points in the Super Late Model division in 2015.

HOBBIES: Racing, racing and more racing.
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OPS DRIVER SPOTLIGHT
DENNIS SPENCER JR.
SUPER LATE MODEL #46
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HOMETOWN: Oxford, Maine

AGE: 43

CAR MAKE: Chevrolet

CAR OWNER: Crazy Horse Racing

CHASSIS: 2017 Crazy Horse Racing

THE CREW: Mickey, Scotty, Ken, Dave, Eric, Kenny

SPONSORS: Spencer Group Paving, McCann Fabrication, La Quinta Inn & Suites, Crazy Horse Racing

INTERESTING FACT ABOUT THE DRIVER: Dennis has 2 children and 1 grandchild, he also owns a paving company.

RACING ACHIEVEMENTS: Dennis has won 4 Championships and has been runner-up in the points 3 times. He has had a total of 28 wins in 3 different divisions. Amongst his accomplishments he has a Tru Test 100 win, finished 5th in the Oxford 250 and won an Outlaw Late Model race at Beechridge in 2006.

HOBBIES: Dennis enjoys 4 wheeling, fishing and watching his son play sports. He can also be found on his off race days on the crew for the #4 RMR team driven by Ben Rowe.

RACING EXPERIENCE: Dennis has been racing for 25 years. His most current win comes at the top of this season in the Oxford Championship Series on May 27, 2017.
 

 

 

 

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