Oxford, ME — Shawn Knight of South Paris drove from deep in the field to victory lane in the 50-lap Budweiser Championship Series main event, topping the racing card at Oxford Plains Speedway Saturday night.
It was Knight’s first start this season in the class, and his impressive performance extended the streak of different Super Late Model winners at OPS to seven this season.
Knight claimed the race lead late in the event from Hebron’s Alan Wilson, one of the Speedway’s most prolific winners in a career that kicked off in the 1970s. Wilson, one of the six drivers in the aforementioned streak prior to Knight’s triumph, claimed runner-up honors.
Kyle Treadwell of Buckfield closed the gap on championship leader and former track champion Timmy Brackett with a late charge into third position.
Super Late Model freshman Spencer Morse of Waterford led more laps than anyone en route to his fourth-place finish in the Oxford Hills Middle School car. Vanna Brackett of Buckfield rounded out the top-five to remain ranked in the top-three among championship contenders.
Rookie Morse won his first heat race earlier in the racing card. Title contender Treadwell, in his second season in the top class, helped his championship cause with a score in heat race two.
Bryce Mains of Naples had a career-best run in Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stock competition, holding off Brownfield’s Matt Williams for the victory driving a car that the runner-up had previously driven to victory.
While the two frontrunners had their own battle ongoing well in front of the rest of the field in the 30-lapper, Andrew Breton of Sabattus held off a pack of challengers to score a second straight podium finish.
Leading Street Stock rookie Calvin Rose, Jr. of Turner was fourth across the line, followed by Oxford’s Josh Childs. Mains and Childs won heat races.
Scott Alexander of Newburgh coasted to victory in the 25-lap feature race for OPS mods. Third-generation racer Evan Armington of Lovell claimed runner-up honors in front of Livermore’s Scott McDaniel. Westbrook’s Matty Sanborn and rookie Nik Coates of Turner rounded out the top five. Alexander also won the heat race.
Waterford’s Jamie Heath raced to victory lane following an impressive performance in the 20-lap main event for the entry level OCS Bandits class. Heath outran the division’s points leader, Shaun Hinkley of Oxford, to the checkered flag. Cam Childs of Leeds held off New Gloucester’s Dan Wade for the final podium position. Wade and Hinkley won heat races.
Jon Lizotte remained undefeated in 21st Century Figure 8 competition at OPS. Lizotte managed to claim the lead early in the 15-lapper, but his margin of victory was the smallest of the season for the undefeated Hall of Famer. Allan Higgins of Brunswick was the runner-up, with Auburn’s Mike St. Germain claiming third-place hardware.
Budweiser Championship Series competition resumes at Oxford Plains Speedway on Saturday (June 27) with the Dave’s Small Engines /Walker Mowers 150 for the ACT Late Model Tour topping the racing card. Post time is 6:00 p.m. For more information visit oxfordplains.com or call (207) 539-8865.
-Oxford Plains Speedway Press Release. Photo credit: Lindsay Ellison Photography
Budweiser Championship Series results from Oxford Plains Speedway; Saturday, June 20, 2015. (Finishing position, car number, driver’s name, home town.)
Super Late Model (50 laps) 1 25 Shawn Knight, South Paris; 2 53 Alan Wilson, Hebron; 3 44 Kyle Treadwell, Buckfield; 4 0 Spencer Morse, Waterford; 5 3 Vanna Brackett, Buckfield; 6 11 Tyler King, East Livermore; 7 94 Shawn Martin, Turner; 8 24 Gunnar Rowe, Turner; 9 36 Scott Robbins, Dixfield; 10 60 Tim Brackett, Buckfield; 11 03 Scott Moore, Anson; 12 5 Dustin Bisson, Greene; 13 61 TJ Brackett, Buckfield; 14 2 Butch Keene, Turner; 15 28 Mark Lundblad, Jr., Conway, NH; 16 33 Poncho Darveau, Chelsea; 17 7 Ben Lynch, Mooresville, NC.
Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stock (30 laps) 1 63 Bryce Mains, Naples; 2 99 Matt Williams, Brownfield; 3 33 Andrew Breton, Sabattus; 4 8 Calvin Rose, Jr., Turner; 5 3 Josh Childs, Oxford; 6 23 Zach Emerson, Sabattus; 7 36 Rick Spaulding, Lisbon; 8 4 Jordan Russell, Norway; 9 20 Peter Huston, Lisbon Falls; 10 7 Robbie Wentworth, Center Conway, NH; 11 71 Jason LaValley, Auburn; 12 24 Jonathan Emerson, Sabattus.
OPS Mods (25 laps) 1 17 Scott Alexander, Newburgh; 2 9 Evan Armington, Lovell; 3 14 Scott McDaniel, Livermore; 4 64 Matty Sanborn, Westbrook; 5 4 Nik Coates, Turner; 6 2 Randy Sanborn, West Baldwin.
Bandits (20 laps) 1 91 Jamie Heath, Waterford; 2 2 Shaun Hinkley, Oxford; 3 56 Cam Childs, Leeds; 4 17 Dan Wade, New Gloucester; 5 13 Bill Kimball, n/a; 6 11 Guy Childs, Jr., Sabattus; 7 5 Jacob Hall, Oxford; 8 26 Tyler Green, Turner; 9 10 Michael Cleveland, Otisfield; 10 87 Jason Cummings, Bridgton; 11 15 David Cook, Wilton; 12 69 T. James Devlin, West Paris; 13 14 Adam O’Neil, Lewiston; 14 25 Todd Knight, South Paris; 15 33 Matt Hiscock, Turner; 16 94 Adam Farrar, n/a; 17 32 Troy Smith, Bridgton; 18 6 Greg Durgin, South Paris; 19 12 Darryl Quinlan, Westbrook.
Figure 8 (15 laps) 1 27 Jon Lizotte, Mechanic Falls; 2 57 Allan Higgins, Brunswick; 3 777 Mike St. Germain, Auburn.