Oxford, ME – Garrett Hall of Scarborough drove to his second Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model victory of the season Sunday afternoon in the 150-lap main event at Oxford Plains Speedway.
Hall started 12th on the 30-car grid and again methodically worked his way into contention with plenty of racecar at his disposal when it was time to get the job done. When it was time to go Hall was ready, and usually able to make progress in the low groove once finally moving into the top five with his Norm’s Used Cars-sponsored machine.
Barre, Vermont racer Nick Sweet, who has been incredibly quick at OPS this year in the Gary Clay-sponsored Eric Chase 40, tried to chase down Hall after getting past Ray Christian III late in the race but came up .47-seconds short under the checkered flag.
Christian led more laps than anyone else in the 150-lapper, at times holding a tremendous lead, but he couldn’t hold back Hall, who had won from 20th starting position at OPS earlier this year. But a third-place finish wrapped up a fine two-trophy weekend in Oxford for the Connecticut invader.
All-time OPS great and still-active Hall of Famer Mike Rowe of Turner raced with the frontrunners all afternoon and was fourth across the finish line. Manchester’s Reid Lanpher, who was one of the early race leaders, hung on to post a top-five finish.
Hall and the Blackpoint Motorsports team moved to the top of the Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model championship standings with the victory. DJ Shaw, who entered the race 33 points ahead of Hall, was relegated to a 30th-place finish with a reported parts failure.
Last year’s Super Late Model track champ, Gabe Brown of Center Conway, New Hampshire, just missed out on a top five, followed closely by current OPS Super Late Model points leader Curtis Gerry of Waterboro. Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, Massachusetts was eighth, followed by Northfield, Vermont teenager Evan Hallstrom and Bobby Therrien of Hinesburg, Vermont.
Uncasville, Connecticut’s Christian, Ben Rowe of Turner, Maine and defending series champion DJ Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire won 15-lap Super Late Model heat races to set the grid for the 150-lap main event.
Spencer Morse of Waterford raced to his first PASS Mods victory of the season, outrunning recent first-time winner Jariet Harrison of Freeport to the checkered flag. Morse, a second-generation PASS Mods racer and son of multi-time OPS Limited Sportsman track champion Richie Morse, started seventh and battled eighth-starter Harrison on their way into contention.
Morse and Harrison were comfortably first and second under the checkered flag. They were joined on the podium by Patrick Sullivan of Poland. Tyler King of Gray made his first start in a PASS Mod and posted an impressive fourth-place finish after lining up in 12th position. Last year’s championship runner-up, Gary Shackford of Center Conway, NH, rounded out the top five.
Colby Meserve of Buxton won a 25-lap race for Legends Cars.
The next event for the Pro All Stars Series Super Late Models is the Hopkins Milling & Paving 150 at Speedway 95 in Hermon, Maine, scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 16 at Speedway 95 in Hermon, Maine. The next event at Oxford Plains Speedway is a Budweiser Championship Series show featuring a 50-lap Super Late Model race on Saturday, June 8 at 7:00 p.m. For more information visit oxfordplains.com, proallstarsseries.com or call (207) 539-8865 for more information.
Unofficial results from Pro All Stars Series 150 at Oxford Plains Speedway; Sunday, June 2, 2019 showing finishing position, car number, driver’s name and driver’s hometown:
Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model (150 laps) 1 94 Garrett Hall, Scarborough, ME; 2 40 Nick Sweet, Barre, VT; 3 93 Ray Christian III, Uncasville, CT; 4 24 Mike Rowe, Turner, ME; 5 59 Reid Lanpher, Manchester, ME; 6 47 Gabe Brown, Center Conway, NH; 7 7 Curtis Gerry, Waterboro, ME; 8 17 Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, MA; 9 1 Evan Hallstrom, Northfield, VT; 10 5 Bobby Therrien, Hinesburg, VT; 11 4 Ben Rowe, Turner, ME; 12 90 Craig Weinstein, East Walpole, MA; 13 5 Dillon Moltz, Waterford, CT; 14 12 Derek Grifith, Hudson, NH; 15 9 Alan Tardiff, Lyman, ME; 16 36 Ryan Robbins, Dixfield, ME; 17 88 Brandon Barker, Windham, ME; 18 54 Johnny Clark, Farmingdale, ME; 19 14 Scott McDaniel, Livermore, ME; 20 09 Jeremy Davis, Tamworth, NH; 21 2 Ashton Tucker, Lyttleton, NB, Canada; 22 09 Mike Landry, Oakland, ME; 23 7 Travis Benjamin, Belfast, ME; 24 81 Dan Winter, Windham, NH; 25 18 Michael Scorzelli, Fuera Bush, NY; 26 61 TJ Brackett, Buckfield; 27 60 Tim Brackett, Buckfield; 28 41 Tracy Gordon, Strong; 29 72 Scott Robbins, Dixfield; 30 60 DJ Shaw, Center Conway, NH.
PASS Mods (40 laps) 1 34 Spencer Morse, Waterford, ME; 2 85 Jariet Harrison, Freeport, ME; 3 16 Patrick Sullivan, Poland, ME; 4 11 Tyler King, Gray, ME; 5 60 Gary Shackford, Center Conway, NH; 6 21 Mike Carignan, Lebanon, ME; 7 64 Matty Sanborn, Windham, ME; 8 00 Geoff Rollins, Groton, MA; 9 35 Kristina Nadeau, Buxton, ME; 10 13 Ryan Nelson, Oxford, ME; 11 2 Randy Sanborn, West Baldwin, ME; 12 10 Kate Re, Lovell, ME; 13 7 Spencer Vaughn, Canton; 14 48 Brian Treadwell, Hancock, ME; 15 87 Dan Bryan, Fryeburg, ME; 16 18 Justin Larsen, Peru, ME; DNS 33 Billy Dixon, North Waterboro, ME; DQ 14 Mark Napolitano, North Yarmouth, ME.
-Oxford Plains Speedway Press Release
-Photo credit: Norm Marx