PASS North – Oxford Plains (ME) – 7/30/16
Last updated: July 31, 2016 at 21:44 pm
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What Won the Race: Wayne Helliwell, Jr. beat Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. in a photo finish to win the HP Hood 150 at Oxford Plains. Pro All Stars Series officials have indicated that the finish is unofficial and is under further review.
|1||27nh||Wayne Helliwell, Jr.|
|2||97||Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.|
|10||23x||Dave Farrington, Jr.|
|31||23x||Dave Farrington, Jr.|
The Skinny: TJ Brackett jumped out to the early lead after starting from the pole position, but gave the lead up to Michael Landry near the lap 60 mark. Reid Lanpher took the lead on lap 66 before giving it up to Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. on lap 82. Polewarczyk led the way until a restart with 12 laps to go. Wayne Helliwell, Jr. took over the lead for one lap on the restart before Polewarczyk fought back to take the lead. The two race door to door for the final laps before Helliwell nipped Polewarczyk in a photo finish.
Winning Quote: “Coming out (of turn four) I knew we had about a fender on him. He started to make a little bit of headway towards the line and I assumed we had it and I didn’t hear otherwise, so that was a great thing.” – Wayne Helliwell, Jr. on the photo finish.
Winning Chassis: Built by Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
Winning Shocks: Rouleau Racing Dynamics
Winning Engine: Butler MacMaster
Winning Crew Chief: Bruce Bernhardt
On the Move: Wayne Helliwell, Jr. started 18th and charged to the win, a gain of 17 positions.
Biggest Loser: Curtis Gerry started from the outside of the front row but retired early and finished 33rd, a loss of 31 positions.
Notebook: Eddie MacDonald is behind the wheel of Joey Doiron’s No. 73 as Doiron continues to recover from a foot injury.
Jeff White is in the pit area with “White Lightning” No. 50.
Nine-time Oxford Plains Speedway champion Jeff Taylor is making one of his few starts of the year here today.
Adam Polvinen was involved in a last-lap crash during his heat race and had visible smoke coming from his No. 73me at the start of the consolation race. He took his car down pit road and returned two laps down.
|12||97||Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.|
|18||27nh||Wayne Helliwell, Jr.|
|22||23x||Dave Farrington, Jr.|
*Provisionals Not Added
Consolation Race Results:
Heat Race Results:
Heat #1 Unofficial Results
|8||23x||Dave Farrington, Jr.|
Heat #2 Unofficial Results
|1||97||Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.|
Heat #3 Unofficial Results
|6||27nh||Wayne Helliwell, Jr.|
Car Count: 36 Super Late Models
|23x||Dave Farrington, Jr.|
|27nh||Wayne Helliwell, Jr.|
|97||Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.|
Qualifying Format: There will be three 15-lap qualifying heats and one 15-lap Consi.
Event Schedule: Legends, Super Late Models and PASS Modifieds are all in competition today. The schedule will begin with heat races for each division, followed by a 25-lap Legends feature, a 15-lap PASS SLM Consi, 40-lap PASS Modified feature and the 150-lap Super Late Model race.
Who to Watch For: Travis Benjamin, a two-time Oxford 250 champion, was fast all day long in practice, expect him to be a threat today.
Title Fight: DJ Shaw leads Mike Hopkins by 26 points.
The Track: Oxford Plains Speedway is a flat 3/8-mile oval located in Oxford, Maine. In just one month, the track will host the 43rd annual Oxford 250.
Weather: Mother Nature is cooperating well today with temperatures in the high 70s and partly cloudy skies above the track.