OXFORD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
plus OXFORD ACCELERATION SERIES
APPLEBEE'S FIREWORKS NIGHT -
NAPA Auto Parts OAS
- FROM 6/29 RAINOUT
Track Champion Dennis Spencer
Back in Victory Lane
on Applebee's Night
different winners in 10 weeks for headline
Late Model class this year.
Oxford, Maine - Dennis Spencer, Jr. of Oxford
returned to victory lane at Oxford Plains Speedway,
claiming his first Super Late Model victory since
returning to action last year before a healthy
Applebee's Night crowd.
Spencer led the early
stages of the race before yielding the top spot to
Scarborough's Mike Fowler, then stalked the new
frontrunner for several laps before powering around him
in the outside groove in the closing laps.
and Derek Griffith of Hudson, New Hampshire were second
and third-place finishers, respectively. Trevor Sanborn
borrowed the Benjamin 17 and raced to a fourth-place
finish, in front of Hebron's Alan Wilson.
of the previous nine winners from earlier in this season
were able to finish among the top five in the
unusually-competitive top class. Spencer and Fowler won
the 12-lap Super Late Model heat races.
Dufault of Turner dominated the 30-lap feature race for
Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stocks, a week
after winning a thriller where he passed most of the
field twice aboard the Rodney Williams 61. Oxford's Kim
'Dog' Tripp led the race before Dufault went by, and
then raced to runner-up honors to the delight of the
healthy Holiday crowd.
Turner's Calvin Rose, Jr.,
last year's Street Stock Rookie of the Year and the
current points leader, claimed the third-place trophy.
Sabattus racers Zach Emerson and Andrew Breton rounded
out the top five. The two heat race wins were earned by
to Dufault and Bryce Mains of Naples.
McKinney of Berlin, New Hampshire capped off the best
night of his racing career with a win in the 20-lap
finale for MacDonald Motors of Bridgton Bandits division
competitors. McKinney was also triumphant in the NAPA
OAS Cruiser class.
Runner-up Tyler Green of
Turner battled McKinney throughout the Bandits'
20-lapper, with Charlie Hall of Oxford third under the
checkered flag. Oxford's Jacob Hall and Cam Child of
Leeds rounded out the top five. Brian Hiscock of Turner
and McKinney were heat race winners.
Figure 8 Champion Jon Lizotte of Lewiston returned to
victory lane in a 15-lap race for the Dave's Small
Engine / Ariens / Gravely-sponsored class. Lizotte took
charge when the previous week's winner, David Smith of
South Paris, opened the door for the Maine Hall of
Famer. Smith salvaged runner-up honors in front of South
Paris driver Kyle Kilgore. Minot's Eric Hodgkins and
Greg Durgin of South Paris rounded out the top five.
Austin Teras of Windham extended his track
championship point lead with a win in the 25-lap feature
race for INEX Legends Cars. Buckfield's Chris Burgess
led all but the final lap after being forced from the
lead, while Kyle Hewins of Leeds earned a second trophy
in his second Legends Cars start. Ben Tinker of New
Gloucester and Hiram's Roger Edgecomb rounded out the
top five. Thomas Everson of Gilmanton Iron Works, New
Hampshire, and Burgess were heat race winners.
Gary Babineau of Hollis Center won his second straight
25-lap Outlaw feature race, outrunning proven champion
Steve Moon of Gray to the checkered flag. Caleb
Emerson-Mains of New Gloucester, Billy Childs of Leeds
and Portland's Andy King rounded out the top five. Mark
Turner of Norway and Buckfield's Gerry Freve won heat
Auburn's Rick Montminy scored a popular,
first-ever win in the 20-lap feature race for Runnin'
Rebel division competitors. Montminy turned back a late
challenge by Cam Childs of Leeds to post the victory,
after surviving earlier tests by proven winners Dustin
Salley of Poland and Shaun Hinkley of Oxford. Childs,
Salley and Hinkley chased Montminy under the checkered
flag in that order, with the top five filled out by
Auburn's Brandon Varney. Hinkley and Salley won heat
McKinney's Cruiser division win was his
first of two on the night. He also won the heat race.
John Childs of Leeds mounted a stiff challenge, but
ended up in second position. Auburn's Mikel Martin
claimed the third-place trophy. Paul Rowe of South Paris
was fourth across the finish line, followed by Auburn's
Casco's Mark Grantham led
wire-to-wire to win the Sport Truck 20-lapper. Corey
Williams of Sumner prevailed in a spirited battle for
second with Ajay Cates of Biddeford. Kyle Hewins of
Leeds and Ryan Farrar of Livermore Falls rounded out the
top five. Grantham also won the heat race.
Shurtleff of Dixfield muscled by Maggie Ferland of
Poland on the final lap to win the Ladies division
20-lap main event. Carleigh Vaughn of Naples was third,
followed by Sue Veinott of Greene and Mexico's Anne
Chartier. Ferland won the heat race.
Budweiser Championship Series at Oxford Plains Speedway
switches to Friday night for one week only on July 8 for
Fan Appreciation Night, with $5 grandstand admission for
all adults, seniors and juniors, with children under six
admitted free of charge. Oxford Plains Speedway is
located at 877 Main Street (State Route 26) in Oxford,
Mains.For more information please call (207) 539-8865.
Unofficial results from
Applebee's Night at Oxford Plains Speedway for the
Budweiser Championship Series and the NAPA Acceleration
Series on Saturday, July 2 showing finishing
position, car number, driver's name, driver's hometown.
Photos by Joseph Johnson
SUPER LATE MODEL (50 laps)
1 46 Dennis Spencer, Jr., Oxford; 2 66 Mike Fowler,
Scarborough; 3 12 Derek Griffith, Hudson, NH; 4 17
Trevor Sanborn, East Parsonsfield; 5 53 Alan Wilson,
Hebron; 6 36 Scott Robbins, Dixfield; 7 61 TJ Brackett,
Buckfield; 8 03 Scott Moore, Anson; 9 25 Shawn Knight,
South Paris; 10 24 Gunnar Rowe, Turner; 11 3 Josh
Childs, Oxford; 12 7 Glen Luce, Turner; 13 60 Tim
Brackett, Buckfield; 14 94 Shawn Martin, Turner; 15 88
Kyle DeSouza, East Providence, RI; 16 0 Spencer Morse,
Waterford; 17 72 Chris Coolidge, Norway; 18 Ryan Deane,
Winterport; 19 6 Shane Green, South Paris; 20 44 Kyle
Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy STREET STOCK (30 laps)
1 61 Matt Dufault, Turner; 2 42 Kim Tripp, Oxford; 3 8
Calvin Rose, Jr., Turner; 4 23 Zach Emerson, Sabattus; 5
33 Andrew Breton, Sabattus; 6 24 Jonathan Emerson,
Sabattus; 7 36 Richard Spaulding, Lisbon; 8 58 David
Whittier, West Poland; 9 51 Kyle Hewins, Leeds; 10 4
Jordan Russell, Norway; 11 77 Bryce Mains, Naples; 12 60
Richard Wentworth, Center Conway, NH; 13 56 Mike Short,
Auburn; 14 71 Jason LaValley, Auburn.
MacDonald Motors of Bridgton
BANDITS (20 laps) 1 08 Michael McKinney,
Berlin, NH; 2 26 Tyler Green, Turner; 3 3 Charlie Hall,
Oxford; 4 5 Jacob Hall, Oxford; 5 11x Cam Childs, Leeds;
6 91 Jamie Heath, Waterford; 7 8 Joshua Knoll, Mechanic
Falls; 8 4 Caleb Emerson-Mains, New Gloucester; 9 56
Addie McDaniel, Bridgton; 10 13 Bill Grover, Waterford;
11 12 Tyler Merrill, Poland; 12 18 Brian Hiscock,
Turner; 13 14 Adam O'Neil, Lewiston; 14 32 Troy Smith,
Bridgton; 15 33 Matt Hiscock,. Turner; 16 74 David
Giasson, Lewiston; 17 44 Rick Montminy, Auburn; 18 41
Brad Johnson, Fairfield; 19 77 Rob Crepeau, Minot; 20 20
Darryl Quinlan, Westbrook; 21 40 Chase Emerson, Turner.
INEX Legends Cars (25 laps)
1 29 Austin Teras, Windham; 2 47 Chris Burgess,
Buckfield; 3 129 Kyle Hewins, Leeds; 4 29x Ben Tinker,
New Gloucester; 5 27 Roger Edgecomb, Hiram; 6 18 Parker
Varney, Windham; 7 28 Kevin Oliver, Raymond; 8 0 Annette
Humphrey, Parsonsfield; 9 7 Kayla King, Buxton; 10 3
Justin Stacey, Hiram; 11 21 Brenna Humphrey, Cornish; 12
4 Peter Craig, Poland; 13 4 Thomas Everson, Gilmanton
Iron Works, NH.
Gravely / Dave's Small Engines FIGURE 8 (15 laps)
1 27 Jon Lizotte, Lewiston; 2 54 David Smith, South
Paris; 3 4 Kyle Kilgore, South Paris; 4 97 Eric
Hodgkins, Minot; 5 41 Greg Durgin, South Paris; 6 3
Robert Morey, Lisbon; 7 39 Gale Williams, Auburn
Outlaw (25 laps)
1 2 Gary Babineau, Hollis Center; 2 19 Steve Moon, Gray;
3 4 Caleb Emerson-Mains, New Gloucester; 4 21 Billy
Childs, Leeds; 5 1 Andy King, Portland; 6 23 John White,
Jr., New Gloucester; 7 99 George Haskell, Casco; 8 74
Rick Thompson, Naples; 9 39 Gerry Freve, Buckfield; 10
29 Dean Hanscom, Gray; 11 09 Mark Turner, Norway; 12 18
Parker Varney, Windham; 13 5 Guy Childs, Sabattus.
Runnin' Rebel (20 laps)
1 44 Rick Montminy, Auburn; 2 11 Cam Childs, Leeds; 3 18
Dustin Salley, Poland; 4 2 Shaun Hinkley, Oxford; 5 1
Brandon Varney, Auburn; 6 4Caleb Emerson-Mains, New
Gloucester; 7 8 Calvin Rose, Jr., Turner; 8 52 Mike
Nichols, Livermore Falls; 9 08 Jeff Merrill, Roxbury; 10
41 Logan Melcher, Fayette; 11 94 Cody Childs, Auburn; 12
00 Chris Giguere, Lake Wales, FL; 13 56 Adrianna
McDaniel, Bridgton; 14 6 Cody White, Buckfield.
Cruisers (20 laps) 1
08 Michael McKinney, Berlin, NH; 2 69 John Childs,
Leeds; 3 17 Mikel Martin, Auburn; 4 48 Paul Rowe, South
Paris; 5 20 John Poulin, Auburn; 6 15 Ryan Cushman,
Temple; 7 41 Jamie Heath, Waterford; 8 72 Phil Knowlton,
Oxford; 9 18 Dale Clark, Jr., Poland; 10 23 John White,
Jr., New Gloucester.
Trucks (20 laps) 1 07 Mark Grantham, Casco;
2 39 Corey Williams, Sumner; 3 2 Ajay Cates, Biddeford;
4 51 Kyle Hewins, Leeds; 5 69 Ryan Farrar, Livermore
Falls, 6 4 Travis Oakes, n/a; DNS 16 Seth Drown,
laps) 1 3 Shelby Shurtleff, Dixfield; 2 8
Maggie Ferland, Poland; 3 34 Carleigh Vaughn, Naples; 4
28 Susan Veinott, Greene; 5 44 Anne Chartier, Mexico; 6
21 Breanna Spaulding, Lisbon; 7 4 Kathryn Childs,