Oxford 250 Practice Day – Oxford Plains Speedway – 8/26/16

Last updated: August 27, 2016 at 10:50 am
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Super Late Models fill the pit area at Oxford. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Practice Notebook: 

  • Bobby Timmons has his No. 48 in the pit area but is not going out for practice today. He competed in three weekly shows recently at Oxford Plains to dial in his car for Sunday’s race.
  • Dillon Moltz has his No. 5 Super Late Model here today but it unsure if his team will attempt to qualify for the Oxford 250. Their plan is to see how the car is going and then make a determination. Moltz is also competing in Saturday’s ACT race, which is the team’s top priority this weekend.
  • Cassius Clark is here today after originally planning on being at Petty International Raceway (NB) for the Pro Stock Tour race. Now that he’s out of championship contention in that series, his team decided to use today’s practice session to get prepared for the big race.
  • Current Oxford Plains SLM points leader Tim Brackett will not be in his own No. 60 car today.  He is behind the wheel of the Aspire Higher No. 60, a car maintained by middle school students from nearby Oxford Hills Middle School.
  • Justin Drake, a feature winner this year at nearby Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, sat atop the speed chart after the first hour of Super Late Model practice.
  • A few drivers including Dalton Sargeant, Kelly Moore, Wyatt Alexander and Garrett Hall have two cars that they are practicing here today.
  • Two-time Oxford 250 winner Travis Benjamin went to the top of the speed charts late in the afternoon session.
  • Defending 250 winner Glen Luce slotted into third behind Drake at the end of the afternoon session. Luce has been battling fatigue for the past week, the symptoms of a recent Lyme Disease diagnosis. Luce is in high spirits and ready to defend his win on Sunday.
  • Joey Doiron makes his return to PASS competition after suffering an off-track ankle injury earlier in the summer. He put in the most laps of anyone in the afternoon session with 111.
  • Wayne Helliwell Jr. and Joey Polewarczyk Jr. tied for the last 150-lap PASS North race run at Oxford one month ago, Helliwell clocked in fourth on the afternoon while Joey Pole was 26th, but not immediately concerned.
  • Derek Griffith won the last PASS North round at the Lee USA Speedway, he was eighth on the afternoon and comes into this year’s 250 with plenty of confidence.
  • Kodie Conner and Tate Fogleman sit second and third in the PASS South standings, they both made the trip from North Carolina to Maine for the 250. Conner was 22nd and Fogleman 23rd.
  • TJ Brackett turned just seven laps all day long, but that was enough to earn him the fastest practice time of the afternoon.

 

Practice Results:

After One Hour

1 09x Justin Drake 15.636
2 7L Glen Luce 15.654
3 27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr. 15.660
4 49 Brent Dragon 15.688
5 4n Ben Rowe 15.748
6 60 DJ Shaw 15.787
7 54 Johnny Clark 15.838
8 15 Mike Hopkins 15.868
9 53 Alan Wilson 15.903
10 88x Jeff Taylor 15.917
11 41 Tracy Gordon 15.936
12 12 Derek Griffith 15.946
13 36 Scott Robbins 15.960
14 73 Joey Doiron 15.987
15 0 Spencer Morse 15.994
16 97 Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. 15.997
17 21 David Oliver 16.048
18 40 Dan McKeage 16.051
19 16 Travis Stearns 16.067
20 60hms Tim Brackett 16.079
21 5 Dillon Moltz 16.091
22 8 Tate Fogleman 16.094
23 45 Kodie Conner 16.101
24 4 Jeremie Whorff 16.180
25 00 Bryan Kruczek 16.220
26 09 Jeremy Davis 16.222
27 03 Scott Moore 16.283
28 42 Corey Bubar 16.288
29 34 Jeff Burgess 16.305
30 24x Gunnar Rowe 16.466
31 5x Dustin Bisson 20.639

 

After Two Hours

1 09x Justin Drake 15.636
2 7L Glen Luce 15.654
3 27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr. 15.660
4 49 Brent Dragon 15.688
5 4n Ben Rowe 15.748
6 60 DJ Shaw 15.787
7 12 Derek Griffith 15.807
8 54 Johnny Clark 15.838
9 15 Mike Hopkins 15.868
10 23 Dave Farrington, Jr. 15.883
11 60 DJ Shaw 15.884
12 53 Alan Wilson 15.903
13 88X Jeff Taylor 15.917
14 41 Tracy Gordon 15.936
15 36 Scott Robbins 15.960
16 73 Joey Doiron 15.987
17 0 Spencer Morse 15.994
18 97 Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. 15.997
19 16 Travis Stearns 16.000
20 45 Kodie Conner 16.032
21 4 Jeremie Whorff 16.039
22 21 David Oliver 16.048
23 40 Dan McKeage 16.051
24 35 Derek Ramstrom 16.083
25 5 Dillon Moltz 16.091
26 8 Tate Fogleman 16.094
27 24 Mike Rowe 16.163
28 42 Corey Bubar 16.164
29 09 Jeremy Davis 16.202
30 00 Bryan Kruczek 16.220
31 03 Scott Moore 16.283
32 34 Jeff Burgess 16.305
33 05 Jacob Dore 16.306
34 88 Kyle Desouza 16.363
35 24 Mike Rowe 16.466
36 25 Shawn Knight 16.511
37 73ME Adam Polvinen 16.589
38 5X Dustin Bisson 20.639

 

After Three Hours

1 7 Travis Benjamin 15.583
2 09x Justin Drake 15.636
3 7L Glen Luce 15.645
4 27nh Wayne Helliwell, Jr. 15.660
5 49 Brent Dragon 15.688
6 4n Ben Rowe 15.748
7 60 DJ Shaw 15.787
8 12 Derek Griffith 15.807
9 54 Johnny Clark 15.838
10 24 Mike Rowe 15.851
11 41 Tracy Gordon 15.860
12 35 Derek Ramstrom 15.866
13 15 Mike Hopkins 15.868
14 23 Dave Farrington, Jr. 15.883
15 60hms Tim Brackett 15.884
16 46 Dennis Spencer, Jr. 15.890
17 53 Alan Wilson 15.903
18 88x Jeff Taylor 15.917
19 73 Joey Doiron 15.931
20 34 Jeff Burgess 15.950
21 36 Scott Robbins 15.960
22 45 Kodie Conner 15.970
23 8 Tate Fogleman 15.980
24 88 Kyle Desouza 15.992
25 0 Spencer Morse 15.994
26 97 Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. 15.997
27 16 Travis Stearns 16.000
28 24x Gunnar Rowe 16.001
29 4 Jeremie Whorff 16.039
30 21 David Oliver 16.048
31 40 Dan McKeage 16.051
32 5 Dillon Moltz 16.091
33 09 Jeremy Davis 16.125
34 42 Corey Bubar 16.164
35 00 Bryan Kruczek 16.220
36 03 Scott Moore 16.283
37 73ME Adam Polvinen 16.289
38 05 Jacob Dore 16.306
39 25 Shawn Knight 16.511
40 5x Dustin Bisson 20.639

 

Final Practice

1 61 TJ Brackett 15.500
2 27nh Wayne Helliwell, Jr. 15.604
3 94 Shawn Martin 15.653
4 97 Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. 16.656
5 4 Jeremie Whorff 15.789
6 88 Kyle Desouza 15.797
7 35 Derek Ramstrom 15.807
8 88x Jeff Taylor 15.814
9 46 Dennis Spencer, Jr. 15.829
10 16 Travis Stearns 15.869
11 24x Gunnar Rowe 15.936
12 44 Kyle Treadwell 15.984
13 7L Glen Luce 15.992
14 64 Garrett Evans 16.019
15 60 DJ Shaw 16.085
16 73me Adam Polvinen 16.372
17 53 Alan Wilson 16.408
18 5x Dustin Bisson 19.182

 

Car Count: Unofficially, 56 Super Late Models are in the pit area already today.

 

Entry List: 

0 Spencer Morse
00 Bryan Kruczek
01 Andy Saunders
01x Jake Crum
03 Todd Stone
4 Jeremie Whorff
4N Ben Rowe
5 Dillon Moltz
5x Dustin Bisson
05 Jacob Dore
7 Travis Benjamin
7L Glen Luce
7nc Ben Lynch
8 Tate Fogleman
09 Jeremy Davis
09x Justin Drake
12 Derrick Griffith
13 Cassius Clark
15 Mike Hopkins
16 Travis Stearns
21 David Oliver
22 Scott Farrington
23 Dave Farrington, Jr.
24 Mike Rowe
24x Gunnar Rowe
25 Shawn Knight
27nh Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
34 Jeff Burgess
35 Derek Ramstrom
36 Scott Robbins
40 Dan McKeage
41 Tracy Gordon
42 Corey Bubar
44 Kyle Treadwell
45 Kodie Conner
46 Dennis Spencer, Jr.
47 Kelly Moore
48 Bobby Timmons
49 Brent Dragon
53 Alan Wilson
54 Johnny Clark
55 Dalton Sargeant
57 Austin Theriault
59 Reid Lanpher
60 DJ Shaw
60 Tim Brackett
61 TJ Brackett
64 Garrett Evans
73 Joey Doiron
73me Adam Polvinen
88 Kyle Desouza
88x Jeff Taylor
94 Shawn Martin
94x Garrett Hall
96 Wyatt Alexander
97 Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.

 

Event Schedule: The Super Late Models will have a three-hour practice session from 12:45 – 3:45 p.m. ET. Local divisions will then have the track for practice until 6 p.m. when the Super Late Models get back on the track for a final 20 minute practice session.

 

Who to Watch For: Wayne Helliwell, Jr. will be a driver to watch for throughout the weekend after his recent success at Oxford.  Defending champion Glen Luce will also have eyes on him after winning the race one year ago.

 

Title Fight: DJ Shaw leads Mike Hopkins by 53 points in the PASS North standings, while Ben Rowe holds a five-point lead over Hopkins in the PASS National standings.

 

The Track: Oxford Plains Speedway is a flat 3/8-mile oval located in Oxford, Maine. The track is known for constantly changing and keeping race teams on their toes.

 

Weather: It is a warm day today in Oxford with temperatures in the 80’s.  After a brief rain shower earlier this morning, the forecast looks great for the remainder of the weekend.

 

Next Series Race: Next up is the PASS 300 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on September 18.

 

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