Oxford Championship Series
SATURDAY, JULY 22nd
SLMs, Street Stocks, Bandits,
Figure 8s & Legends
Defending Track Champion
Wins for First Time This
Season at Oxford Plains
Oxford, Maine - Timmy Brackett of Buckfield
raced to his first Budweiser Championship Series Super
Late Model victory of the season in Saturday's Irving
Forest Products 50 at Oxford Plains Speedway.
Brackett, the four-time and reigning track champion in
the top class at Oxford Plains Speedway, had struggled
in his role as defending champion until very recently. A
good starting spot and winless 2017 campaign had earned
him a pole starting position Saturday night, and he led
every lap to post his first win of the season.
Windham's JT Thurlow posted a career-best, second-place
Super Late Model finish at Oxford Plains Speedway.
Thurlow, clearly making steady progress with his Super
Late Model program, made steady forward progress against
top-notch competition in the 50-lapper.
Multi-time Late Model track champion Shawn Martin of
Turner started near the back of the back, went to the
back of the lineup again when his shifter broke, then
high-geared his way to an impressive third-place finish
after winning the most recent Super Late Model
Oxford's own Dennis Spencer, Jr.
bounced back from an early spin to finish in fourth
place. Unofficially, Kelly Moore rounded out the
top-five, just ahead of Buckfield's TJ Brackett.
Spencer, Timmy Brackett and Winterport's Ryan Deane won
12-lap heat races.
David Whittier of West Poland
returned to victory lane in the 30-lap main event for
Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stock division
competitors. Whittier prevailed in a spirited battle for
the lead and eventual win versus Lisbon's Rick
Spaulding, who led more than half of the finale.
Livermore's Tyler King made a late charge up through the
field to nail down runner-up honors in front of Turner's
Matt Dufault, clearly working the wheel hard to claim
his trophy and a third-place finish. Bryce Mains of
Bridgton and Spaulding rounded out the top five. King
won the heat race.
Kyle Hewins of Leeds romped to
victory in the 20-lap main event for the Bandits
division. Hewins, filling in for former division
champion Shaun Hinkley who was sidelined by a work
injury, led the entire race. Adam Sanborn of West Paris,
driving a car owned by race winner Hewins, cruised to
another second-place finish.
Reigning OPS Bandits
Champion Jamie Heath of Waterford was closest to the
front row starters as the checkered flag waved after
passing cars in three different grooves to earn a
third-place trophy. Tyler Jalbert of Auburn battled hard
for his fourth-place finish, with Turner's Tyler Green
filling out the top-five rundown. Hewins and Auburn's
Brandon Varney won heat races for the four-cylinder
Kyle Kilgore of South Paris got to the
lead early in the 15-lap Figure 8 race and cruised to
victory in a race that saw spins and spills aplenty well
behind the winner. Greg Durgin of South Paris got his
best-ever Figure 8 finish with a runner-up performance.
The previous week's winner, Eric Hodgkins, claimed
third-place hardware in survival mode. David Smith of
South Paris and points leader Tommy Tompkins of Carthage
rounded out the top five. Kilgore's only real threat was
Lewiston's Jon Lizotte, who was eliminated by a car he
Peter Craig of Poland held off a stout
challenge from Gray's Kevin Oliver to win the Legends
Cars feature race. Massachusetts teen Aliyah Neale
picked up the third-place trophy.
Championship Series at Oxford Plains Speedway continues
on Saturday, July 29 at 7:00 p.m., featuring the
ultra-quick Super Late Models. The Speedway hosts the
Pro All Stars Super Late Models on Sunday, July 30 at
5:00 p.m., with PASS Mods and Legends Cars also in
competition. Oxford Plains Speedway is located at 877
Main Street, on State Route 26 in Oxford, Maine. For
more information, please visit oxfordplains.com or call
Unofficial Budweiser Championship Series stock car
racing results from Oxford Plains Speedway; Oxford,
Maine; Saturday, July 22, 2017 showing finishing
position, car number, driver's name, driver's hometown.
Super Late Model (50 laps)
1 60 Tim Brackett, Buckfield; 2 9 JT Thurlow, Windham; 3
94 Shawn Martin, Turner; 4 46 Dennis Spencer, Jr.,
Oxford; 5 61 TJ Brackett, Buckfield; 6 23 Dave
Farrington, Jr., Jay; 7 01 Andy Saunders, Ellsworth; 8
16 Travis Stearns, Auburn; 9 8 Calvin Rose, Jr., Turner;
10 53 Alan Wilson, Hebron; 11 16 Donnie Colpritt, Jr.,
Scarborough; 12 03 Scott Moore, Anson; 13 25 Shawn
Knight, South Paris; 14 54 Ryan Deane, Winterport; 15 0
Shane Green, South Paris; 16 9 Alan Tardiff, Lyman; 17
14 Scott McDaniel, Livermore; 18 7 Glen Luce, Turner; 19
6 Travis Dunbar, Auburn; DNS 36 Ryan Robbins, Dixfield
Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stock (30 laps)
1 58 David Whittier, West Poland; 2 11 Tyler King,
Livermore; 3 61 Matt Dufault, Turner; 4 77 Bryce Mains,
Bridgton; 5 36 Rick Spaulding, Lisbon; 6 14 Anthony Constantino, Sumner;
Andrew Breton, Greene; 8 39 Drew Morse, Buxton; 9 09
Mark Turner, Norway; 10 1 Billy Childs, Jr., Leeds; DNS 4 Jordan Russell, Norway; DNS
35 Kristina Nadeau, Buxton.
Bandits (20 laps) 1 2 Kyle Hewins,
Leeds; 2 51 Adam Sanborn, West Paris; 3 91 Jamie Heath,
Waterford; 4 04 Tyler Jalbert, Auburn; 5 26 Tyler Green,
Turner; 6 21 Richard Kimball, Mechanic Falls; 7 1
Brandon Varney, Auburn; 8 95 Eric Stoddard, South Paris;
9 52 Chad Wills, Oxford; 10 3 Chachy Hall, Oxford; 11 5
Jacob Hall, Oxford; 12 36 Scott Jordan, Auburn; 13 15
Brian Hiscock, Turner; 14 56 Addie McDaniel, Bridgton;
15 77 Rob Crepeau, Minot; 16 24 Travis Verrill, South
Paris; 17 71 Chris Foster, Lisbon; 18 23 Eric Parlin,
Mechanic Falls; 19 55 Dean Jordan, Jay; 20 44 Tyler
Libby, Auburn; 21 33 Matt Hiscock, Turner; 22 8 Josh
Knoll, Mechanic Falls.
Figure 8 (15 laps) 1 4 Kyle Kilgore, South
Paris; 2 41 Greg Durgin, South Paris; 3 97 Eric
Hodgkins, Mechanic Falls; 4 54 David Smith, South Paris;
5 113 Tommy Tompkins, Carthage; 6 40 Robert Morey,
Lisbon; 7 2 Dale Lawrence, Lisbon; 8 27 Jon Lizotte,
Legends Cars (15
laps) 1 4 Peter Craig, Poland; 2 28 Kevin
Oliver, Gray; 3 14 Aliyah Neale, South Royalston, MA.