Oxford, Maine – Curtis Gerry of Waterboro raced to his first-ever Oxford Plains Speedway Super Late Model victory Friday night, leading the entire 50-lap distance to become the eleventh different winner in eleven Budweiser Championship Series events this season.
Gerry’s closest rival as he raced under the checkered flag was Oxford Super Late Model rookie Josh Childs, scoring a career-best second-place finish in the top class after winning the Street Stock championship last year.
Scott Robbins of Dixfield got the final trophy after starting ninth in a race slowed only by an early caution period. Fourth-place Glen Luce of Turner ran out of time, closing on the frontrunners after starting fourteenth. Jay’s Dave Farrington, Jr. rounded out the top five.
Matt Dufault of Turner used a three-wide move to claim a lead that ultimately led to victory in the 30-lap feature race for Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stocks. It was Dufault’s third straight win in points counting races, and fourth consecutive victory at the track driving the Rodney Williams 61, including a North East Street Stock Tour victory. Dufault started the raced from 12th position.
Calvin Rose, Jr., also from Turner, mounted a serious challenge to Dufault’s streak late in the race until something went awry, but his runner-up finish was unofficially enough to hold on to a slight advantage in the championship battle over Dufault. Zach Emerson of Sabattus picked up another third-place trophy. Oxford’s Kim Tripp led the early stages of the race en route to a fourth-place finish. Sabattus teenager Jonathan Emerson rounded out the top five.
Jacob Hall of Oxford scored his first victory of the season in the 20-lap main event for MacDonald Motors of Bridgton Bandits division competitors. Turner’s Tyler Green cruised to a second-place finish, just in front of Waterford’s hard-charging Jamie Heath, who was fourteenth on the starting grid. Joshua Knoll of Mechanic Falls and New Gloucester’s Caleb Emerson-Mains rounded out the top five.
Oxford Plains Speedway Figure 8 Legend David Smith of South Paris raced to his second victory of the season in the 15-lap race for the Ariens / Gravely / Dave’s Small Engine class. Smith outran reigning champion and current points leader Jon Lizotte of Lewiston to the checkered flag. Minot’s Eric Hodgkins stayed close in the title chase with a third-place run. Lisbon’s Robert Morey and Greg Durgin of South Paris rounded out the top five.
The Budweiser Championship Series at Oxford Plains Speedway resumes on Saturday, July 23 with NAPA Auto Parts presenting the annual on-track meet and greet with drivers and their cars. Oxford Plains Speedway is located at 877 Main Street (State Route 26) in Oxford, Maine. For more information please visit oxfordplains.com or call (207) 539-8865.
-Oxford Plains Speedway Press Release. Photo credit: Joseph Johnson
Unofficial results from Fan Appreciation Night at Oxford Plains Speedway for the Budweiser Championship Series on Friday, July 8 showing finishing position, car number, driver’s name, driver’s hometown.
SUPER LATE MODEL (50 laps) 1 7 Curtis Gerry, Waterboro; 2 3 Josh Childs, Oxford; 3 36 Scott Robbins, Dixfield; 4 7 Glen Luce, Turner; 5 23 Dave Farrington, Jr., Jay; 6 25 Shawn Knight, South Paris; 7 46 Dennis Spencer, Jr., Oxford; 8 03 Scott Moore, Anson; 9 61 TJ Brackett, Buckfield; 10 94 Shawn Martin, Turner; 11 53 Alan Wilson, Hebron; 12 73 Adam Polvinen, Auburn; 13 60 Tim Brackett, Buckfield; 14 0 Spencer Morse, Waterford; 15 72 Chris Coolidge, Norway; 16 113 Tommy Tompkins, Carthage.
Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy STREET STOCK (30 laps) 1 61 Matt Dufault, Turner; 2 8 Calvin Rose, Jr., Turner; 3 23 Zach Emerson, Sabattus; 4 42 Kim Tripp, Oxford; 5 24 Johnathan Emerson, Sabattus; 6 58 David Whittier, West Poland; 7 36 Richard Spaulding, Lisbon; 8 51 Kyle Hewins, Leeds; 9 33 Andrew Breton, Sabattus; 10 4 Jordan Russell, Norway; 11 60 Richard Wentworth, Center Conway, NH; 12 77 Bryce Mains, Naples; 13 5 Guy Childs, Sr., Sabattus; 14 71 Jason LaValley, Auburn.
MacDonald Motors of Bridgton BANDITS (20 laps) 1 5 Jacob Hall, Oxford; 2 26 Tyler Green, Turner; 3 91 Jamie Heath, Waterford; 4 8 Joshua Knoll, Mechanic Falls; 5 4 Caleb Emerson-Mains, New Gloucester; 6 14 Adam O’Neil, Lewiston; 7 2 Shaun Hinkley, Oxford; 8 13 Bill Grover, Waterford; 9 56 Adrianna McDaniel, Bridgton; 10 18 Brian Hiscock, Turner; 11 17 Dan Wade, New Gloucester; 12 77 Rob Crepeau, Minot; 13 1 Brandon Varney, Auburn; 14 04 Cam Childs, Leeds; 15 3 Chad Wills, Mechanic Falls; 16 08 Michael McKinney, Berlin, NH; 17 41x Cody Billings, Hartford; 18 44 Rick Montminy, Auburn; 19 19 Chris Foster, Lisbon; 20 33 Matt Hiscock, Turner.
Ariens / Gravely / Dave’s Small Engines FIGURE 8 (15 laps) 1 54 David Smith, South Paris; 2 27 Jon Lizotte, Lewiston; 3 97 Eric Hodgkins, Minot; 4 3 Robert Morey, Lisbon; 5 41 Greg Durgin, South Paris; 6 39 Gale Williams, Auburn Township; 7 4 Kyle Kilgore, South Paris.