SATURDAY, MAY 4th
BUDWEISER Oxford Championship Series
SLMs, Street Stocks, Bandits, Figure 8s & Rookies
Reid Lanpher, Curtis Gerry win
Super Late Model
races at Oxford Plains Speedway
Oxford, Maine - Manchester's Reid Lanpher and
Curtis Gerry of Waterboro prevailed in a pair of
caution-free, 50-lap Super Late Model main events
Saturday afternoon at Oxford Plains Speedway, topping
the Budweiser Championship Series stock car racing card
at the popular .375-mile paved oval track.
Lanpher dominated the first race from his front row
starting position, his fastest lap a quarter-second
better than his nearest rival in the non-stop affair.
Gerry, after starting fourth, was 2.714-seconds behind
Lanpher, with polesitter Ryan Deane of Winterport
earning third-place hardware.
Ryan Robbins of
Dixfield, who lined up in seventh spot, earned the first
of his two top five finishes on the afternoon with a
fourth-place run. Buckfield's TJ Brackett rounded out
the top five, followed by Shawn Martin of Turner, Jeff
Taylor of Farmington, Glen Luce of Turner, Rusty Poland
of Windham and New Gloucester's Ben Tinker.
started third in the second race and outran nine-time
track champion Taylor to the checkered flag in a much
closer, and still caution-free event for the speedy top
class at the historic Route 26 oval track. Taylor, an
infrequent entrant in recent years at the track he once
dominated, kept things close, finishing less than a
half-second behind Gerry in the second Super Late Model
Deane nailed down his second
third-place finish of the day, just ahead of a
fast-closing Lanpher, who turned in the fastest lap of
the race after starting from 12th position.
Tenth-starting Robbins made a late move into fifth spot,
his second top five finish of the afternoon.
Defending Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stock
track champion Matt Dufault of Turner started his title
defense off in style, using the outside groove liberally
to win the season-opening, 30-lap main event aboard an
aging Rodney Williams Camaro.
Patrick Thorne of
Standish had his best run since joining the class,
chasing the champ under the checkered flag, with Kurt
Hewins of Leeds third across the finish line. Jon Brill
of Turner and Sabattus racer Jim Davis rounded out the
top five in the first of two 30-lappers for the
Hometown Oxford racer Skip Stanley
claimed his first win in the Street Stock finale,
battling Brill for the top spot early, then outrunning
defending champion Dufault to the checkered flag in the
second 30-lap race. Kurt Hewins of Leeds got his second
third-place trophy on the afternoon. Thorne and Brill
completed the top five rundown in the Allen's Coffee
Flavored Brandy-sponsored class.
Bandits division champion Dustin Salley of Mechanic
Falls emerged triumphantly from the first race in his
class this year. Shaun Hinkley of Oxford, another former
champion in the class, was the best of the rest in the
20-lap test. Chad Wills of Oxford, Travis 'Tornado'
Verrill of Oxford and Turner's Tyler Green rounded out
the top five.
Hinkley, the 205 Bandits champ,
prevailed in round two, outrunning Rob Crepeau of West
Paris to the checkered flag. Green, returning after a
year's absence, claimed third-place hardware in front of
Bryant Pond's Mike McKinney and Salley in the second
20-lapper for the four-cylinder Budweiser Championship
Larry Lizotte of Poland took top
honors in the first of two 20-lap races for the Figure 8
competitors. Lizotte outgunned race-long leader Dale
Lawrence on a restart and held off Oxford's Kyle Glover
after Lawrence spun. Charlie 'Chachy' Hall of Oxford was
third, followed by Eric Hodgkins of Minot and Lawrence.
Lawrence, of Minot, made no mistakes in round two,
outrunning first-race victor Larry Lizotte to victory
lane. Glover ended up third to earn his second trophy of
the afternoon. A pair of South Paris racers, Gregory
Durgin and Kyle Kilgore, rounded out the top five in the
second Figure 8 division race.
Rookie class for young racers saw Brady Childs of Leeds
win twice in a pair of good battles versus Owen Stuart
of Naples. Sophie Green of West Paris picked up the
third-place trophy in the first race, with Maddy Herrick
of Norway third in the second event. Jeremy Turner led
the action at one point before a bout with the wall
shortened his afternoon.
Championship Series at Oxford Plains Speedway resumes on
Saturday, May 11 at 4:00 p.m., with the North East
Classic Lites joining the five weekly racing classes.
Regularly-scheduled 7:00 p.m. Saturday night Budweiser
Championship Series action kicks off on May 18. Oxford
Plains Speedway is located at 877 Main Street (State
Route 26) in Oxford, Maine. For more information please
call (207) 539-8865.
Results from the Saturday, May 4, 2019 Budweiser
Championship Series double features stock car racing
program at Oxford Plains Speedway
position, car number, driver's name, driver's hometown:
1st Super Late Model (50 laps) 1 59 Reid
Lanpher, Manchester; 2 7 Curtis Gerry, Waterboro; 3 54
Ryan Deane, Winterport; 4 36 Ryan Robbins, Dixfield; 5
61 TJ Brackett, Buckfield; 6 94 Shawn Martin, Turner; 7
88 Jeff Taylor, Farmington; 8 7 Glen Luce, Turner; 9 44
Rusty Poland, Windham; 10 19 Ben Tinker, New Gloucester;
11 60 Tim Brackett, Buckfield; 12 28 Mark Lundblad, Jr.,
Conway, NH; 13 8 Calvin Rose, Jr., Turner; 14 34 Tyler
Robbins, Montville; 15 11 Tyler King, Gray; 16 53 Alan
2nd Super Late Model (50 laps)
1 7 Curtis Gerry, Waterboro; 2 88 Jeff Taylor,
Farmington; 3 54 Ryan Deane, Winterport; 4 59 Reid
Lanpher, Manchester; 5 36 Ryan Robbins, Dixfield; 6 7
Glen Luce, Turner; 7 61 TJ Brackett, Buckfield; 8 44
Rusty Poland, Windham; 9 34 Tyler Robbins, Montville; 10
94 Shawn Martin, Turner; 11 8 Calvin Rose, Jr., Turner;
12 11 Tyler King, Gray; 13 28 Mark Lundblad, Jr.,
Conway, NH; 14 60 Tim Brackett, Buckfield; 15 53 Alan
Wilson, Hebron; 16 19 Ben Tinker, New Gloucester.
1st Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stock (30
laps) 1 61 Matt Dufault, Turner; 2 27
Patrick Thorne, Standish; 3 55 Kurt Hewins, Leeds; 4 77
Jon Brill, Turner; 5 17 Jim Davis, Sabattus; 6 09x Ryan
Ripley, Rockland; 7 64 Skip Stanley, Oxford; 8 36
Richard Spaulding, Lisbon; 9 12 John White III, Auburn;
10 52 Mike Nichols, Livermore Falls; 11 6 Brian Dolloff,
Jr., Jay; 12 51 Kyle Hewins, Oxford; 13 09 Mark Turner,
Norway; 14 1x Brandon Varney, Mechanic Falls.
2nd Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stock (30
laps) 1 64 Skip Stanley, Oxford; 2 61 Matt
Dufault, Turner; 3 55 Kurt Hewins, Leeds; 4 27 Patrick
Thorne, Standish; 5 77 Jon Brill, Turner; 6 09 Mark
Turner, Norway; 7 36 Richard Spaulding, Lisbon; 8 12
John White III, Auburn; 9 09x Ryan Ripley, Rockland; 10
17 Jim Davis, Sabattus; 11 6 Brian Dolloff, Jr., Jay; 12
52 Mike Nichols, Livermore Falls; 13 1x Brandon Varney,
1st Bandit (20 laps) 1 18 Dustin Salley,
Mechanic Falls; 2 2 Shaun Hinkley, Oxford; 3 52 Chad
Wills, Oxford; 4 24 Travis Verrill, Oxford; 5 26 Tyler
Green, Turner; 6 04 Caleb Proctor, Casco; 7 77 Rob
Crepeau, West Paris; 8 44 Jeff Libby, Poland; 9 9 Joshua
Dube, Auburn; 10 55 Dean Jordan, Jay; 11 11 Alex Mowatt,
Norway; 12 19x Treven Nay, South Paris; 13 19 Greg
Sessions, Oxford; 14 08 Mike McKinney, Bryant Pond; 15
20 Brian Hiscock, Turner.
2nd Bandit (20 laps) 1 2 Shaun Hinkley,
Oxford; 2 77 Rob Crepeau, West Paris; 3 26 Tyler Green,
Turner; 4 08 Mike McKinney, Bryant Pond; 5 18 Dustin
Salley, Mechanic Falls; 6 52 Chad Wills, Oxford; 7 44
Jeff Libby, Poland; 8 24 Travis ‘Tornado’ Verrill,
Oxford; 9 68 Mike Rand, Bridgton; 10 19 Greg Sessions,
Oxford; 11 11 Alex Mowatt, Norway; 12 9 Joshua Dube,
Auburn; 13 04 Caleb Proctor, Casco; 14 19x Treven Nay,
South Paris; 15 55 Dean Jordan, Jay.
1st Figure 8 (20 laps) 1 00 Larry Lizotte,
Poland; 2 07 Kyle Glover, Oxford; 3 12 Charlie ‘Chachy’
Hall, Oxford; 4 4 Eric Hodgkins, Minot; 5 2 Dale
Lawrence, Minot; 6 41 Gregory Durgin, South Paris.
2nd Figure 8 (20 laps) 1 2 Dale Lawrence,
Minot; 2 00 Larry Lizotte, Poland; 3 07 Kyle Glover,
Oxford; 4 41 Gregory Durgin, South Paris; 5 4 Kyle
Kilgore, South Paris; 6 12 Charlie Hall, Oxford.
1st Rookie (10 laps) 1 1 Brady Childs,
Leeds; 2 8 Owen Stuart, Naples; 3 29 Sophie Green, West
Paris; DNS 09 Jeremy Turner, South Paris.
2nd Rookie (10 laps) 1 1 Brady Childs,
Leeds; 2 8 Owen Stuart, Naples, 3 95 Maddy Herrick,
Norway; 4 29 Sophie Green, West Paris.