Oxford, ME – Curtis Gerry of Waterboro, Maine is a hard man to beat when he gets his Super Late Model dialed in at Oxford, and he scored his first points-counting Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model race of the season Sunday night at Oxford Plains Speedway.
Gerry, who has three race wins in Saturday night Budweiser Championship Series Super Late Model competition this year at Oxford, also won last Sunday’s PASS Open 100-lapper and has five Super Late Model triumphs to his credit this season at the historic Route 26 oval track.
“We needed this one” Gerry claimed in victory lane. His rivals would beg to differ. At times it looked like a couple of his fellow competitors might have something for Gerry, as a partial cloud cover saw track conditions change several times during the 150-lapper.
Ben Rowe, nine times a PASS champion, appeared poised to break his dry spell, took a turn or two in front of the field and waged a couple of great battles for the top spot with both Nick Sweet of Barre, Vermont and Pittston, Maine’s Ben Ashline.
Ashline, in Ajay Picard’s 99, looked like the man to beat early in the 150, but behind Gerry the late-race entertainment was a Rowe/Sweet clash for runner-up honors, won by Rowe. Sweet, right in the thick of the PASS North Super Late Model championship battle, brought another trophy home to the Green Mountain State after a third-place run.
Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, Massachusetts crossed the finish line in fourth spot. Reid Lanpher of Manchester, Maine completed the top-five rundown. Ashline, in his first OPS Super Late Model start of the year, was sixth in the Picard car, with six-time PASS North kingpin Johnny Clark of Farmingdale, Maine seventh. Garrett Hall of Scarborough, Maine had a couple rivals cut into his slim lead in the championship standings after ending up in eighth position. Travis Benjamin or Morrill, Maine and Atlantic Canadian Super Late Model champion Cole Butcher of Hantsport, Nova Scotia rounded out the top ten.
Tyler King of Gray nailed down his first PASS Mods victory, using the outside groove early and often in the 40-lap race to earn the top step on the podium in just his fourth race in the open-wheel class. King took the lead away from eventual runner-up Justin Larsen of Peru, also in just his fourth PASS Mods appearance.
Waterford’ s Spencer Morse was third under the checkered flag, good enough to remain atop the PASS Mods championship point standings. Freeport’s Jariet Harrison was the fourth-place finisher, followed by Matty Sanborn of Windham.
Kyle Hewins led almost all the way to earn his first Street Stock victory of the year in the 50-lap Honey Badger Bar & Grill Series race. Hewins, a Leeds native now calling Oxford home, battled former Street Stco champion Billy Childs, Jr. of Leeds early in the race, then outran long-distance specialist Gary Babineau of Hollis to the checkered flag.
Matt Dufault, the weekly racing series champion from Turner, earned third-place money. Childs ended up in fourth position, good enough to remain atop the Honey Badger Bar & Grill Street Stock Series standings. Jordan Russell who won the third round of the series of 50-lap events, rounded out the top five and remained second in the series rankings.
The next event for the Pro All Stars Series Super Late Models is this Saturday night, July 20 at White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, New Hampshire. Post time is 6:00 p.m. For more information visit oxfordplains.com, proallstarsseries.com or call (207) 539-8865.
Unofficial results from Pro All Stars Series Honey Badger Bar & Grill 150 at Oxford Plains Speedway; Sunday, July 14, 2019 showing finishing position, car number, driver’s name and driver’s hometown:
Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model (150 laps) 1 7 Curtis Gerry, Waterboro, ME; 2 4 Ben Rowe, Turner, ME; 3 40 Nick Sweet, Barre, VT; 4 17 Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, MA; 5 59 Reid Lanpher, Manchester, ME; 6 99 Ben Ashline, Pittston, ME; 7 54 Johnny Clark, Farmingdale, ME; 8 94 Garrett Hall, Scarborough, ME; 9 7 Travis Benjamin, Morrill, ME; 10 53 Cole Butcher, Hantsport, NS, Canada; 11 47 Kelly Moore, Scarborough, ME; 12 13 Cassius Clark, Farmington, ME; 13 24 Mike Rowe, Turner, ME; 14 41 Tracy Gordon, Strong, ME; 15 60 DJ Shaw, Center Conway, NH; 16 7 Billy Rodgers, Old Orchard Beach, ME; 17 47 Gabe Brown, Center Conway, NH; 18 9 Alan Tardiff, Lyman, ME; 19 14 Scott McDaniel, Livermore, ME; 20 15 Jake Johnson, Rehoboth, MA; 21 36 Ryan Robbins, Dixfield, ME; 22 5 Bobby Therrien, Hinesburg, VT; 23 32 Nick Jenkins, Brownville, ME; 24 09 Jeremy Davis, Tamworth, NH; 25 18 Michael Scorzelli, Feura Bush, NY; 26 90 Craig Weinstein, East Walpole, MA; 27 12 Derek Griffith, Hudson, NH; 28 50 Jeff White, Winthrop, ME; DNS 72 Scott Robbins, Dixfielld, ME.
PASS Mods (40 laps) 1 11 Tyler King, Gray, ME; 2 15 Justin Larsen, Peru, ME; 3 34 Spencer Morse, Waterford, ME; 4 85 Jariet Harrison, Freeport, ME; 5 64 Matty Sanborn, Windham, ME; 6 33 Billy Dixon, North Waterboro, ME; 7 21 Mike Carignan, Lebanon, ME; 8 16 Patrick Sullivan, Poland, ME; 9 10 Kate Re, Lovell, ME; 10 52 Colby Benjamin, Belmont, ME; 11 60 Rick Peck, Fryeburg, ME; 12 35 Kristina Nadeau, Buxton, ME; 13 2 Randy Sanborn, West Baldwin, ME; 14 13 Ryan Nelson, Oxford, ME; 15 7 Spencer Vaughn, Canton, ME; 16 14 Mark Napolitano, North Yarmouth, ME; 17 15 Wayne Allard, Stetson, ME.
Honey Badger Bar & Grill Street Stock Series (50 laps) 1 51 Kyle Hewins, Oxford, ME; 2 2 Gary Babineau, Hollis, ME; 3 61 Matt Dufault, Turner, ME; 4 1 Billy Childs, Jr., Leeds, ME; 5 4 Jordan Russell, Norway, ME; 6 25 Shawn Knight, South Paris, ME; 7 64 Skip Stanley, Oxford, ME; 8 55 Kurt Hewins, Leeds, ME; 9 99 George Haskell, Casco, ME; 10 27 Pat Thorne, Standish, ME; 11 47 Brian Caswell, Buxton, ME; 12 20 Danny Wear, Buxton, ME; 13 67 Michael Haynes, Livermore Falls, ME; 14 27 Cam Huntress, Rochester, NH; 15 18 Devon McConologue, West Newfields, ME; 16 58 David Whittier, Oxford, ME; 17 85 Kenny Harrison, Durham, ME.
-Oxford Plains Speedway Press Release
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