MONDAY, JULY 3RD
Oxford Championship Series
Street Stocks, Bandits, Figure 8s,
Andy Saunders Outruns SLM Foes
Oxford, Maine - Andy Saunders of Ellsworth got
out in front of the field early, and then cruised to an
impressive victory in the 50-lap Budweiser Championship
Series Super Late Model main event on Monday night at
Oxford Plains Speedway.
An early restarted aided
Saunders' effort to get from his fifth starting position
into the race lead. He then built a seven-second lead
over a torrid battle for second between veteran racers
Alan Wilson of Hebron and Buckfield's Timmy Brackett.
Super Late Model championship leader Alan Tardiff of
Lyman, blocked in traffic for much of the race, came
from eighth starting position to claim runner-up honors.
Wilson's third-place finish was his best thus far in
JT Thurlow of Windham posted s season-best
fourth-place finish, while reigning Oxford Plains
Speedway Super Late Model champion Brackett filled out
the top five. Glen Luce of Turner and Dixfield's Scott
Robbins won 12-lap heat races.
Billy Childs, Jr. of Leeds started dead last and needed
almost all of the 30-lap distance to score yet another
main event victory in the Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy
Street Stock division.
Rick Spaulding jumped out
in front of the field at the start of the race and
stayed there until Childs worked his way by with about
three laps to go. Spaulding earned runner-up honors,
with Bridgton's Bryce Mains ending up in third after
spending a lot of time in the outside groove.
Matt Dufault of Turner charged from the back of the pack
after an early pit stop and finished fourth. David
Whittier of West Poland rounded out the top five.
Spaulding and Childs won the 10-lap heat races for the
Tyler Green of Turner bounced back
from flipping his racecar a couple of weeks earlier to
dominate the action in the 20-lap feature race for
Bandits division competitors. It was the first victory
this season for last year's runner-up in the Bandits
division championship battle.
champion Shaun Hinkley of Oxford was the best of the
rest, with Adam Sanborn, also known as Larry Bandito,
claiming the third-place trophy. Brandon Varney was
fourth under the checkered flag, with the top-five
rundown completed by Chad Wills of Oxford.
Childs of Leeds and top-ranked rookie Eric Stoddard of
Paris were heat race winners in the Bandits division.
Kyle Kilgore of South Paris nailed down a
career-first victory in the 15-lap Figure 8 race.
Kilgore quickly took command of the race and outran
points leader Tommy Tompkins of Carthage to the
checkered flag. David Smith of South Paris finished in
third position, ahead of Oxford's Kyle Glover and Eric
Hodgkins of Minot.
The Budweiser Championship
Series continues on Friday, July 7 at 7:00 p.m., with
Fan Appreciation Night, featuring the weekly Budweiser
Championship Series classes, topped by the the Super
Late Models. Grandstand tickets are two for the price of
one for this special, Friday night event. 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 (207) 539-8865.
Series stock car racing results from Oxford Plains
Speedway; Oxford, Maine; Monday, July 3, 2017 showing
finishing position, car number, driver's name, driver's
Super Late Model (50 laps)
1 01 Andy Saunders, Ellsworth; 2 9 Alan Tardiff, Lyman;
3 53 Alan Wilson, Hebron; 4 9 JT Thurlow, Windham; 5 60
Tim Brackett, Buckfield; 6 94 Shawn Martin, Turner; 7 61
TJ Brackett, Buckfield; 8 23 Dave Farrington, Jr., Jay;
9 6 Travis Dunbar, Auburn; 10 44 Kyle Treadwell,
Buckfield; 11 72 Scott Robbins, Dixfield; 12 7 Glen
Luce, Turner; 13 8 Calvin Rose, Jr., Turner.
Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy
Street Stock (30 laps) 1 1 Billy Childs,
Jr., Leeds; 2 36 Rick Spaulding, Lisbon; 3 77 Bryce
Mains, Bridgton; 4 61 Matt Dufault, Turner; 5 58 David
Whittier, West Poland; 6 39 Gerry Freve, Buckfield; 7 35
Christina Nadeau, Buxton; 8 27 Patrick Thorne, Standish;
9 2 John White III, Auburn; 10 09 Mark Turner, Norway;
11 42 Kim Tripp, Oxford; 12 11 Tyler King, Livermore; 13
56 Mike Short, Auburn; 14 14 Anthony Constantino,
Bandits (20 laps)
1 26 Tyler Green, Turner; 2 2 Shaun Hinkley, Oxford; 3
51 Adam Sanborn, West Paris; 4 1 Brandon Varney, Auburn;
5 52 Chad Wills, Oxford; 6 5 Jacob GHall, Oxford; 7 3
Chachy Hall, Oxford; 8 24 Travis Verrill, South Paris; 9
36 Scott Jordan, Auburn; 10 04 Tyler Jalbert, Auburn; 11
05 Gerard Cote, Oxford; 12 56 Addie McDaniel, Bridgton;
13 18 Brian Hiscock, Turner; 14 55 Dean Jordan, Jay; 15
49 Jacob Dobson, Hartford; 16 95 Eric Stoddard, Paris;
17 33 Matt Hiscock, Turner; 18 13 Bill Grover,
Waterford; 19 77 Rob Crepeau, Minot; DQ 11 Cam Childs,
Figure 8 (15 laps)
1 4 Kyle Kilgore, South Paris; 2 27 Tommy Tompkins,
Carthage; 3 54 David Smith, South Paris; 4 07 Kyle
Glover, Oxford; 5 97 Eric Hodgkins, Minot; 6 41 Greg
Durgin, South Paris; 7 40 Robert Morey, Lisbon; 8 2 Dale