OXFORD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
SATURDAY, AUGUST 1st
LAPS, OPS MODS 35, STREETS 30,
BANDITS 20, & FIGURE 8s
SHAWN KNIGHT BEST IN
SUPER LATE MODELS
Oxford, Maine -- Shawn Knight of South Paris
nailed down his second victory of the season Saturday in
the Budweiser Champion Series Super Late Model 50-lap
race, topping the Small Business Appreciation Night card
at Oxford Plains Speedway.
It was no gift for
Knight, deftly working his way from well back on the
starting grid to get by Turner’s Gunnar Rowe, who led
more than half the distance en route to a seventh-place
Buckfield’s Kyle Treadwell made a late
charge past several competitive cars to earn an
impressive, second-place finish. Six-time PASS North
Super Late Model champion Johnny Clark of Farmingdale
claimed third-place hardware.
Brackett, currently atop the championship standings in
the top class at OPS, crossed the line in fourth
position, followed by Scott Robbins of Dixfield. Charlie
Colby of Newcastle and main event winner Knight scored
victories in preliminary, 12-lap heat races.
Matty Sanborn of Westbrook scored a career-first Oxford
Plains Speedway feature race win in the 25-lap main
event for OPS Mods. Sanborn was chased in the early
stages of the race by New England racing Hall of Famer
Robbie Crouch, then pushed to the checkered flag by the
division’s current championship points leader, Ryan
Robbins of Dixfield. Scott Alexander of Newburgh claimed
third-place hardware, in front of Turner rookie Nik
Coates and West Baldwin’s Randy Sanborn. The Matt
Sanborn also won the heat race.
Matt Williams of
Brownfield romped to victory in the 30-lap feature race
for Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stocks.
Johnathon Emerson of Sabattus led the race until
Willaims took command, then held on for a second-place
finish. Zach Emerson of Sabattus, Bryce Mains of Naples
and a hartd-charging Gary Davis from Harrison rounded
out the top five. Williams and Mains won heat races.
Maine Racing Hall of Famer Jon Lizotte from Mechanic
Falls prevailed once again in the 15-lap race for Wood
Pellet Warehouse Figure 9 division competitors. Fellow
100-race OPS winner David Smith of South Paris knocked
some more rust off with a runner-up performance, with
Auburn’s ‘Angel Warrior,’ Mike St. Germain nailing down
a third-place finish in front of Minot’s Geoff Lowe and
Eric Hodgkins of Auburn.
Oxford’s Jacob Hall
romped to victory in both his heat race and the main
event for the Bandits class, 20 laps in duration. Before
the night’s action was underway Hall made it known that
his efforts were dedicated to Adam Kenney, who was at
his last OPS race before a four-year hitch in the Navy
kicks off this week.
Troy Smith of Bridgton led
before Hall went by, then held on for runner-up honors.
Dan Wade of New Gloucester claimed third-place hardware.
Cam Childs of Leeds and Turner’s Tyler Green rounded out
the top five. Hall and Green won heat races earlier in
Budweiser Oxford Championship Series
competition resumes on Saturday night, August 8 at 7:00
p.m., with a Pepsi Night racing card topped by the Super
Late Models. For more information visit oxfordplains.com
or call (207) 539-8865.
Results from Small Business Appreciation Night
Oxford Plains Speedway; Saturday, August 1, 2015
(finishing position, car number, driver, driver’s
Photos by Joseph
Late Models (50 laps) 1 25
Shawn Knight, South Paris; 2 44 Kyle Treadwell,
Buckfield; 3 54 Johnny Clark, Farmingdale; 4 60 Timmy
Brackett, Buckfield; 5 36 Scott Robbins, Dixfield; 6 03
Scott Moore, Anson; 7 24 Gunnar Rowe, Turner; 8 71 Gary
Chiasson, Peru; 9 72 Chris Coolidge, Norway; 10 0
Spencer Morse, Waterford; 11 53 Alan Wilson, Hebron; 12
28 Mark Lundblad, Jr., Conway, NH; 13 3 Vanna Brackett,
Buckfield; 14 96 Wyatt Alexander, Ellsworth; 15 14 Scott
McDaniel, Livermore; 16 75 Gary Smith, Bangor; 17 54
Shane Green, South Paris; 18 72c Charlie Colby,
Newcastle; 19 11 Tyler King, East Livermore.
OPS Mods (25 laps) 1
64 Matt Sanborn, Westbrook; 2 36 Scott Robbins,
Dixfield; 3 17 Scott Alexander, Newburgh; 4 4 Nik
Coates, Turner; 5 2 Randy Sanborn, West Baldwin; 6 9
Evan Armington, Lovell; 7 00 Robbie Crouch, South
Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stocks (30 laps)
1 99 Matt Williams, Brownfield; 2 24 Jonathon Emerson,
Sabattus; 3 23 Zach Emerson, Sabattus; 4 63 Bryce Mains,
Naples; 5 17 Gary Davis, Harrison; 6 3 Josh Childs,
Oxford; 7 8 Calvin Rose, Jr., Turner; 8 33 Andrew
Breton, Sabattus; 9 36 Rick Spaulding, Lisbon; 10 04
Zach Bowie, Greene; 11 4 Jordan Russell, Norway; 12 20
Peter Huston, Lisbon Falls; 13 58 David Whittier, West
Poland; 14 60 Richard Wentworth, Center Conway, NH; 15
71 Jason LaValley, Auburn; DNS 7 Robbie Wentworth,
Center Conway, NH.
Pellet Warehouse Figure 8s (15 laaps) 1 27
Jon Lizotte, Mechanic Falls; 2 54 David Smith, South
Paris; 3 777 Mike St. Germain, Auburn; 4 6 Geoffrey
Lowe, Minot; 5 97 Eric Hodgkins, Auburn.
Bandits (20 laps)
1 32 Troy Smith, Bridgton; 2 17 Dan
Wade, New Gloucester; 3 56 Cam Childs, Leeds; 4 26 Tyler
Green, Turner; 5 2 Shaun Hinkley, Oxford; 6 7 Derek
Cook, Livermore Falls;
7 87 Jason Cummings, Fryeburg;
8 69 T. James Devlin, West Paris; 9 38 Kurt Whiting,
Ossipee, NH; 10 14 Adam O’Neil, Lewiston; 11 51 Bill
Roberts, Oxford; 12 91 Jamie Heath, Waterford;
Brian Hiscock, Turner; 14 33 Matt Hiscock, Turner; 15
121 Jeremy Farr, Auburn
DQ 5 Jacob Hall, Oxford