Welcome to Oxford Plains Speedway (ME) where the season-ending ACT Late Model race for 2009 is going to take place this afternoon.  The heat races are set to begin shortly.

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6 years ago

We apologize for the delay in getting Trackside Now going this afternoon and for the slightly different look to the page.  Late this season, we have switched to a new format for Trackside Now that has many cool new features.  But there is a bit of a learning curve to it and it is now just being phased in for New England races.  Well, you can’t always easily teach an old dog new tricks and there were a few technical difficulties today.  But we’ve been taking notes and will bring you up to speed on what is happening here at Oxford.

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6 years ago

The first round of ACT heat races have taken place.  The four heat races were won by Eric Williams, Jamie Fisher, Tim Brackett and Chip Grenier.

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6 years ago

Each of the ACT Late Model heat races today started off with a little bit of trouble for some of their competitors.

In the first heat race, Billy Childs, Jr. spun his #1C Late Model in turn one.  He kept it going though and didn’t bring out the caution.

In the second heat race, James Linardy spun his #77 from the pole on the start.  A number of cars stacked up behind the incident, but only Nick Brown had any damage from the incident and it was minor.

Heat number three also started out with trouble.  This time, it was Pete Potvin who looped his machine.

In the final heat race, Matt Sanborn broke something on his #4 Late Model and coasted into the infield.

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6 years ago

The Boss Dog racing team from Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (ME) invaded the Renegade division here at Oxford today and swept the top three positions.  Shawn Brackett won the race over David Turner and Ed Connelly.  All three of their black Camaros and Firebirds got lost on the way to victory lane though and went plowing through the infield grass.  We’re not sure if that move was planned or not, but it did get some laughs in the stands.

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6 years ago

The Ladies feature has also run already with Vanna Brackett winning the race in dominating fashion.  It was her 25th career victory at Oxford.  Vanna is the daughter of Oxford legend Tim Brackett (who also won his ACT Late Model heat race) and the sister of Beech Ridge Pro Series (Super Late Model) regular and occasional PASS North driver TJ Brackett.

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6 years ago

Here is the qualifying procedure for today’s race:

1.  There were four heat races for the ACT Late Models.  The top four cars from each one qualify for the main event.

2.  The rest of the cars go into two consi races.  The top six finishers get into the feature from there.  Only the top two are eligible for the plus/minus system of handicapping the field.

3.  A final B-Main is then held with the top two finishers making into the feature.

4.  Two ACT Late Model provisionals are available for the “100% teams” that run the full schedule.  If both provisionals aren’t used, the third and possibly fourth finishers from the B-Main will make it into the feature.

5.  One provisional is left for the Late Model regulars at Oxford, with the highest point finisher from 2009 who did not make it into the field already earning that.

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6 years ago

Comment From Guest

how many cars are in the pits?

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6 years ago

There are 52 Late Models on hand plus a ton of weekly series cars from Oxford and other tracks – the Strictly Stocks, Mini Stocks, Eight Cylinder Outlaws, Six Cylinder Renegades, Four Cylinder Rebels, Four Cylinder Mini Trucks and Ladies divisions are racing today.

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6 years ago

Comment From Rickaa

sounds like alot of cold tires on the start’s

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6 years ago

Yes, it is pretty brisk here today.  But the fall foliage is very nice!

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6 years ago

Here are the four drivers who qualified through the first ACT heat race:

1.  Eric WIlliams
2.  Tyler Cahoon
3.  Aaron Ricker
4.  Scott Payea

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6 years ago

Here are the four drivers who qualified through the second ACT heat race:

1.  Jamie Fisher
2.  Joey Pole
3.  Corey Morgan
4.  Joey Doiron

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6 years ago

Here are the four drivers who qualified through the third ACT heat race:

1.  Tim Brackett
2.  Shawn Martin
3.  Ben Rowe
4.  Randy Potter

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6 years ago

Here are the four drivers who qualified into the ACT feature from the fourth and final Late Model heat race:

1.  Chip Grenier
2.  Nick Sweet
3.  Shawn Knight
4.  Travis Adams

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Here are the teams that are here today for the ACT Late Model event:

O NO – Mike Ordway, Jr.

00 – Bryan Kruczek

02NH – Randy Potter

03E – Travis Adams

07 – Scott Luce

1C– Billy Childs, Jr.

2 – Aaron Ricker

4 – Matt Sanborn

5 – Jeff White

6 – Tommy Ricker

7ME – Glen Luce

7VT – Eric Williams

8 – Jeremy Welch

9VT – Chip Grenier

10ME – Ben Rowe

11 – Corey Mason

15 – Joey Laquerre

17 – Eddie MacDonald

18 – Jamie Fisher

22VT – Sam Caron

25 – Shawn Knight

26ME – Corey Morgan

26VT – John Donahue

27 – Wayne Helliwell, Jr.

29 – Barry Gray

37 – Brian Hoar

38VT – Tyler Cahoon

40 – Eric Chase

41 – Pete Potvin

42MA – Jeff Zudiema

50 – Jay Laquerre

51ME – Ricky Rolfe

55NH – DJ Shaw

55VT – Brent Dragon

60NH – Bradley Babb

57 – Austin Theriault

61 – Dave Wilcox

68 – Tim Brackett

70 – Bryan Mason

71 – Scott Dragon

72VT – Dave Paya

73 – Joey Doiron

77MA – James Linardy

78NH – Quinney Welch

83 – Stacy Cahoon

85 – Travis Sterns

88 – Nick Sweet

89 – Scott Payea

92 – Scott Robbins

94 – Shawn Martin

97 – Joey Pole

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6 years ago

Comment From Pat

any driver from quebec or canada ?

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6 years ago

No Canadians are here today – which is a rarity for an ACT race at Oxford.

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6 years ago

Comment From Chuck

Where is Eddie Mac

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6 years ago

Eddie MacDonald is here today, but he struggled in practice.  He is starting eighth in the first Late Model consi.

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6 years ago

The first ACT consi is out on the track now and they started clean and green.  Brian Hoar is leading on the lap two mark.

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This consi is featuring 18 cars battling for six transfer spots.

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6 years ago

Jeff Zudiema has pulled off the track on lap four of the first ACT consi race.

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6 years ago

Brian Hoar has pulled to a large lead at lap five over Jeff White and Bradley Babb.

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6 years ago

Comment From sherry

where is quinny welch starting in the consi

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6 years ago

They have not released a starting lineup for the second consi yet, but Quinney Welch is starting deep in the pack after struggling in his heat race.

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6 years ago

Travis Sterns, Nick Brown and Austin Theirault are battling hard with two laps to go for the final transfer spot.

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6 years ago

Brian Hoar cruised to an easy victory in the first consi race.

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6 years ago

The six drivers who qualified through the first consi race for the ACT Late Models were Brian Hoar, Jay Laquerre, Bradley Babb, Jeff White, DJ Shaw and Austin Theriault.

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6 years ago

By the way, Quinney Welch is starting ninth in the second consi.

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6 years ago

Corey Mason and Joey Laquerre are battling hard on the third lap of the second consi race for the lead.

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6 years ago

Among those who did not qualify through the first consi are Travis Sterns, Eddie MacDonald, Nick Brown, Eric Chase, Dave Wilcox, Bryan Kruczek, Stacy Cahoon, Billy Childs, Pete Potvin, Matt Sanborn and Bryan Mason.

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6 years ago

Brent Dragon is now running away with the second consi.

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6 years ago

Quinney Welch and Ricky Rolfe are currently battling for the final transfer spot.

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6 years ago

With two laps to go in the second consi, there has been a big wreck on the backstretch.  Among those involved were Joey Laquerre and Corey Mason – the two who started the wreck.  Also involved were Barry Gray, Wayne Helliwell, Mike Ordway and Scott Robbins.

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6 years ago

We are currently under caution in the second consi on lap 13 of 15.  The transfer spots are occupied by Brent Dragon, John Donahue, Joey Laquerre, Glen Luce, Ricky Rolfe and Quinney Welch.

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6 years ago

Comment From Tony

hows john donohues status going today

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6 years ago

John Donahue struggled in his heat race – he was even shown the “piggy flag”, but is running strong in the second consi.

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6 years ago

The second consi is over.  The transfer spots went to Brent Dragon, Joey Laquerre, John Donahue, Glen Luce, Ricky Rolfe and Scott Dragon.

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6 years ago

Right now, there are 17 trucks lining up for the 30-lap Sport Truck feature.  This writer used to be a regular in this division at Oxford and very much wishes he was out there right now… maybe next year.

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6 years ago

Comment From sherry

are they having a b feature

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6 years ago

Yes, there will be a B-feature with two drivers earning a starting spot.

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6 years ago

Comment From Guest

when will we see some more woman in act agin

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6 years ago

Well, Tracie Bellerose did race her Late Model in the open show at Riverside Speedway in Groveton, New Hampshire yesterday.  We’re not sure where she finished.  We’d sure love to see someone like Erica Santos, Vanna Brackett or Shelly Gherardi (the 2008 Sport Series champion at Beech Ridge) get a ride.

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6 years ago

Four trucks just wrecked on the backstretch in the Sport Truck feature with Corey Williams (no, not THAT Corey Williams!) getting the worst of it and backing into the wall.  Everyone is okay, but Williams’ truck is heavily damaged.  Maybe we are happy not to be racing out here today after all.

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6 years ago

Among those drivers who did not earn a starting spot from the second consi were Quinney Welch, Tommy Ricker, Mike Ordway, Jr., Scott Robbins, Scott Luce, Sam Caron, Dave Paya, Wayne Helliwell, James Linardy and Corey Mason.

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6 years ago

With all of the support divisions, there are going to be a total of 640 green flag laps raced here today – including 100 lap races for the Strictly Stocks and Mini Stocks.

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6 years ago

Tony Field has won the 30-lap Sport Truck feature.

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6 years ago

Brian Hoar and Brent Dragon will start on the front row for today’s ACT Late Model feature after the plus/minus system of handicapping was used.

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6 years ago

Comment From Rickaa

u may want to stock up on energy drinks

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6 years ago

We might want to start a few bonfires too.  It is going to get chilly here if the racing goes beyond the daylight hours.

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6 years ago

Among the racers who we have seen walking around here today without anything to drive are Ron Henry (who was one of the first ACT Late Model regulars to chase the schedule from Maine), Al Hammond and the all-time winningest driver at Oxford – Mike Rowe, who is here with his family to watch his son Ben Rowe race the #10 Late Model today.

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6 years ago

Mike Ordway, Jr. is used to racing on this weekend in October, but it is usually in the Star Classic winged Supermodified race at All-Star Speedway (NH).  Ordway didn’t have a ride for that race last night, but is running the #0NO Late Model today and was running pretty strong with it in the consi race before getting caught in a late-race mess that jumbled the field.  Ordway hopes to be able to advance through the B-Main, but only the first two finishers will move up in that event.

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6 years ago

Comment From Tony

you’ll probably see snow before its all over

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6 years ago

Not sure if the banking is high enough to handle a snowmobile at speed… but it would be fun to try!

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6 years ago

John Donahue is here racing today after winning last Sunday’s Milk Bowl at Thunder Road Speedbowl (VT).  He also ran an open Late Model show at New Hampshire’s Riverside Speedway yesterday and finished second.

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6 years ago

Former PASS Modified driver Chris Smith was here today taking part in practice with the #55 Sportsman car owned by George Libby.  Smith is planning to run the car in the World Series at Thompson International Speedway (CT), so he wanted to shake it down a little bit today.  It won’t race here at Oxford though as the car is a little wild to be even an “outlaw” Strictly Stock.

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6 years ago

The B-Main for the ACT Late Models is getting ready to hit the track.  Only two drivers will get into the feature from this race and there are some high quality drivers in the 23 car field – including July’s TD Banknorth Oxford 250 and New Hampshire Motor Speedway ACT Invitational winner Eddie MacDonald, Lee USA Speedway track champion and Milk Bowl segment winner Wayne Helliwell, Jr.

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6 years ago

Nick Brown had a long trip to the racetrack today.  Normally, he would travel to Oxford from his hometown of Bath, Maine but this weekend he came up from Charlotte, North Carolina – where he is a freshman student at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte.

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6 years ago

Travis Sterns, Quinney Welch, Nick Brown, Tommy Ricker, Eddie MacDonald, Scott Luce, Bryan Kruczek, Mike Ordway, Jr., Stacy Chaoon and Sam Caron will lead the field to green in the B-Main.

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Jeff Zudiema and Barry Gray will not be starting the B-Main.

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6 years ago

On lap one of the B-Main, Dave Wilcox and Pete Potvin spun in turn four.  No caution came out as both drivers got going again.

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6 years ago

Eddie MacDonald is already up to third on lap five of the B-Main.

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6 years ago

Travis Sterns is leading the B-Main, but Quinney Welch is trying to pass him on the outside.

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On lap eight, Bryan Kruczek spun in turn two – possibly after contact from Stacy Cahoon.

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6 years ago

On lap eight, the caution is out in the B-Main for debris on the backstretch.  This isn’t a suspect caution though – there was a large metal bar sitting on the backstretch.

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Pete Potvin has gone to the pit area.

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6 years ago

Currently, the running order is Travis Sterns, Quinney Welch, Eddie MacDonald, Tommy Ricker, Scott Luce, Stacy Cahoon, Mike Ordway, Nick Brown, Billy Childs and Sam Caron.

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6 years ago

There are 12 laps to go in the B-Main and the green flag is coming out on the next lap by.

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6 years ago

Scott Robbins has pitted and come back out on the track.

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6 years ago

Quinney Welch has edged ahead for the lead of the B-Main.

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6 years ago

Tommy Ricker and Eddie MacDonald are battling hard for third place.  Ricker is using the outside groove to barely pull ahead.

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6 years ago

The outside groove didn’t work so well for Tommy Ricker.  he just slid sideways through turn four and amazingly saved the car.  He dropped from third to fifth though and might lose that spot to Mike Ordway, Jr. shortly.

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6 years ago

Quinney Welch is pulling away from Travis Sterns with five laps to go.

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6 years ago

Eddie MacDonald has passed Travis Sterns for the second and final transfer spot.

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6 years ago

Tommy Ricker is still trying to use the outside groove to pass cars – even after his slide a few laps ago.  He’s back up to fourth.

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6 years ago

Tommy Ricker is about to pass Travis Sterns for third.

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6 years ago

Quinney Welch and Eddie MacDonald will advance from the B-Main into the ACT feature.

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6 years ago

It has been announced that Tommy Ricker will get the Oxford Late Model provisional for today’s race – as it was decided by the highest finishing track regular.  Ricker edged Travis Sterns by about an eighth of a nose at the finish line.

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6 years ago

The first 50 lap four cylinder Running Rebel race is about to get going.  There are 31 cars in the field and this could be a long one.

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6 years ago

We have not received word of who will get the ACT provisionals yet, but those who did not advance into the field of the ACT Late Model race include Travis Sterns, Scott Luce, Mike Ordway, Wayne Helliwell, Stacy Cahoon, Billy Childs, Bryan Mason, Matt Sanborn, Corey Mason, Sam Caron, Nick Brown, James Linardy, Dave Wilcox and Dave Paya.

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6 years ago

Four of the top five runners at lap five of the four cylinder Rebel race have been sent to the rear for not slowing down for a caution flag.

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6 years ago

We have just learned that the next feature in the line-up of races, which has shuffled a few times today, will be the 150-lap ACT Late Model feature.  Since many of the teams here have towed in from Vermont or Massachusetts, series officials would like to get them on the road at a reasonable hour.  We still have over 400 laps of racing here left today!

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6 years ago

We have also just learned that Pete Potvin and Eric Chase have gotten the ACT provisionals.

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6 years ago

Here is the starting lineup for the ACT 150 at Oxford:

1.  Brian Hoar
2.  Brent Dragon
3.  Tim Brackett
4.  Bradley Babb
5.  Joey Pole
6.  Nick Sweet
7.  John Donahue
8.  Scott Payea
9.  Randy Potter
10.  Travis Adams
11.  Jay Laquerre
12.  Jamie Fisher
13.  Corey Morgan
14.  Eric Williams
15.  Chip Grenier
16.  Tyler Cahoon
17.  Aaron Ricker
18.  Shawn Martin
19.  Ben Rowe
20.  Shawn Knight
21.  Joey Doiron
22.  Joey Laquerre
23.  Jeff White
24.  Glen Luce
25.  DJ Shaw
26.  Ricky Rolfe
27.  Austin Theriault
28.  Scott Dragon
29.  Quinney Welch
30.  Eddie MacDonald
31.  Eric Chase
32.  Pete Potvin, III
33.  Tommy Ricker

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6 years ago

Times are tough here in Maine these days.  The 50/50 winner has just been announced and the purse was only $125.  Ouch.

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6 years ago

We are ready to go green for the ACT 150.

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6 years ago

Brian Hoar has led the first lap of the ACT Late Model feature.

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6 years ago

Comment From Rickaa

wow hows the crowd

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6 years ago

Comment From MP Roy

is there alot of people in the stands?

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6 years ago

Let’s just say that you wouldn’t have any trouble finding a good seat – which is too bad because there has been plenty of great racing today.

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6 years ago

Brian Hoar leads Brent Dragon on lap 10.  There has not been much going on up front so far in the race.

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6 years ago

Tim Brackett has just used the outside groove to get past Brent Dragon for second place.  Joey Pole is riding along with him in that outside lane.

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6 years ago

Tim Brackett just tucked into second place behind Brian Hoar, but that was a mistake.  Joey Pole used that outside groove that he was following Brackett in to take over second place.

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6 years ago

Joey Pole is looking outside Brian Hoar for the lead.

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6 years ago

Joey Pole has nosed ahead of Brian Hoar for the lead on lap 18.

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6 years ago

Brent Dragon has now tucked up to Pole’s tail and is trying to use the outside groove to move into second place.

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6 years ago

Eric Chase has pulled down pit road under green.

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6 years ago

Joey Pole is pulling away to a nice lead as Brent Dragon and Brian Hoar battle for second place.

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6 years ago

Comment From Guest

How is nick sweet running?

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6 years ago

Nick is running 10th as of lap 23.  He started sixth.

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6 years ago

Currently, the top runners are Joey Pole, Brian Hoar, Brent Dragon, Tim Brackett, John Donahue, Scott Payea, Bradley Babb, Jamie Fisher, Randy Potter and Nick Sweet at lap 27.

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6 years ago

Positions 11-15 are currently held by Corey Morgan, Chip Grenier, Aaron Ricker, Eric Williams and Jay Laquerre.

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6 years ago

Postions 16-20 are currently held down by Travis Adams, Ben Rowe, Jeff White, Tyler Cahoon and DJ Shaw.

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6 years ago

Behind Shaw are Glen Luce, Tommy Ricker, Joey Doiron, Joey Laquerre and Shawn Martin.

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6 years ago

At lap 34, Eddie MacDonald has gone one lap down on the race track.

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6 years ago

Comment From MP Roy

is Shaw competitive?

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6 years ago

Honestly, both the #55NH car and its driver (DJ Shaw) have done better seperately than they are doing together so far today in their first race together.  But Shaw is in the top 20 and biding his time, so a good finish is still possible.

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6 years ago

Quinney Welch has just gone a lap down on the race track.

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6 years ago

Also going a lap down early have been Shawn Martin, Shawn Knight, Ricky Rolfe and Pete Potvin, III.

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6 years ago

Joey Doiron has just gone a lap down too.  Joey Pole is working heavy lapped traffic.

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6 years ago

Austin Theirault has gone a lap down.

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6 years ago

Comment From MP Roy

MacDonald going a lap down on the race track as is : he is slow? or had an issue?

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6 years ago

Eddie Mac has struggled all day long.  But at this point, Joey Pole is starting to put some very good cars down a lap too.

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6 years ago

Ben Rowe has just gone a lap down.

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6 years ago

Tommy Ricker has just gone a lap down.

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6 years ago

Ben Rowe has just spun by himself on the backstretch.  This will bring out the caution on lap 57.

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6 years ago

Right before the caution came out, Joey Laquerre and Jay Laquerre were running side-by-side ahead of leader Joey Pole.  Having the caution came out was a very good thing for those two.

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6 years ago

Brian Hoar is among those who are pitting under this caution period.

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6 years ago

Also pitting are Shawn Martin, Joey Laquerre, Ricky Rolfe, Shawn Knight, Ben Rowe, Scott Payea, Scott Dragon, Eric Williams, Travis Adams, Tyler Cahoon, Eddie MacDonald, Joey Laquerre, Joey Doiron and Eric Chase.

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6 years ago

Ben Rowe has just made a second pit stop for a flat right front tire.

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6 years ago

Comment From Guest

How has the 02 of Potter looked?

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6 years ago

He’s staying on the lead lap – which is saying a lot today!  Potter is almost up to the top ten.

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6 years ago

Joey Pole has pulled away on the restart.

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6 years ago

Tim Brackett is up to second.

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6 years ago

Corey Morgan just looped his #26 in turn four.  Nobody hit him and the caution did not come out.

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6 years ago

Ben Rowe has just pulled off the track into the backstretch pit area – most likely to load up.

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6 years ago

Most of the field is racing at Oxford today.  Joey Pole is so far away at this point that he is almost off to the New Hampshire border.

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6 years ago

Eric Chase has pulled into the pits again.

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6 years ago

Comment From Guest

What was the point spread after qualifying going into the 150 between Hoar and Payea??

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6 years ago

The points haven’t been calculated yet today because drivers can drop their three worse finishes of the year and that makes things very complicated.  But Hoar likely will win the championship unless he has a really bad day.

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6 years ago

The caution is out for the second time after a turn four slide.. call it a half spin… by Jeff White.  We’re at lap 70.

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6 years ago

Jeff White, Jay Laquerre, Chip Grenier, Randy Potter, Ricky Rolfe, Shawn Martin, Eddie MacDonald, Joey Doiron, Travis Adams, Corey Morgan, Tyler Cahoon, Scott Payea and Joey Laquerre are all pitting under this caution period.

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6 years ago

Randy Potter’s hood is up on pit road.

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6 years ago

The current top runners are Joey Pole, Tim Brackett, Brent Dragon, John Donahue, Eric Williams, Jamie Fisher, DJ Shaw, Bradley Babb and Nick Sweet.

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6 years ago

Positions 11-15 belong to Aaron Ricker, Glen Luce, Scott Dragon, Brian Hoar and Tyler Cahoon.

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6 years ago

Joey Pole pulled away after the restart again.  Surprise, surprise.

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6 years ago

Tyler Cahoon has spun and hit the frontstretch wall.  The third caution is out on lap 75.

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6 years ago

Nick Sweet, Chip Grenier, RickYy Rolfe, Jay Laquerre, Corey Morgan, Tyler Cahoon, Shawn Knight and Shawn Martin are among those who pitted under this caution period.

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6 years ago

Comment From MP Roy

are Brackett, Dragon, Donahue and Williams sticking together or is Pole on his own?

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6 years ago

Those three are pretty close when they don’t get boxed into lapped traffic.

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6 years ago

On the restart, Joey Pole still led – but John Donahue is know looking to take the lead.

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6 years ago

John Donahue has passed Joey Pole for the lead on lap 78.  He used the low groove to do this.

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6 years ago

Eric Williams is now looking under Joey Pole for second place.

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6 years ago

The top four have broken away from the pack.  Jamie Fisher is in fifth currently, but sits a little ways back.

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6 years ago

Joey Pole is now picking up speed and is starting to nose ahead of Eric Williams for second place.

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6 years ago

Currently, the top 10 runners are John Donahue, Joey Pole, Eric Williams, Tim Brackett, Jamie Fisher, Brent Dragon, DJ Shaw, Brian Hoar, Scott Dragon and Glen Luce.

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6 years ago

Comment From Guest

Is Potter still running after problems under the hood?

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6 years ago

Yes, Potter is still running and on the lead lap – but he is the last car on the lead lap and isn’t looking very quick at the moment.

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6 years ago

Tyler Cahoon has been sitting in the pits for several laps.  He might be done for the day.

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6 years ago

Comment From Guest

Is Scott Payea completely out of the picture at this point?

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6 years ago

Right now, Payea is running 11th and Hoar is running eighth.  So things aren’t looking good for Payea.  If Hoar beats him on the track, we don’t even need to start figuring out drops and math – the championship goes to Hoar.

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6 years ago

Comment From Guest

Is Austin Theriault still running?

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6 years ago

Yes and considering that this young racer from Northern Maine is only making his second or third Late Model start ever – he’s doing very well.  He is currently a lap down, but so are a lot of more experienced drivers.

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6 years ago

By the way, Theirault is driving a former Doug Coombs car – complete with its black and gold #57 paint scheme.

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6 years ago

Comment From Timmy

What lap are you at

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6 years ago

It’s lap 103 and John Donahue is not being challenged for the lead at the moment.

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6 years ago

Eric Williams has moved back into second place.

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6 years ago

Tim Brackett’s handling is going away.  He is in the thick of a battle for fourth with DJ Shaw and Jamie Fisher.

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6 years ago

Randy Potter has just gone a lap down.

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6 years ago

Nick Sweet and Chip Grenier are next in line to go a lap down.

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6 years ago

If the race ends the way that it does now, John Donahue stands a good chance of moving up to second place in the ACT point standings – according to ACT announcer Troy Germain, who is calling the race here today.

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6 years ago

Comment From Guest

Great timely coverage.

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6 years ago

Thanks for the compliment and thanks for logging in.

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6 years ago

Comment From Guest

where is joey pole

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6 years ago

Joey Pole is currently running in third.

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6 years ago

Comment From MP Roy

how many cars still on the track? Yes great job Twisty.

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6 years ago

Around 30 cars are still out there – the majority of which are at least one lap down.

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6 years ago

Eric Williams has caught John Donahue for the lead.

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6 years ago

John Donahue just hooked the inside curbing in turn four and got sideways.  Eric Williams passed him for the lead.  Joey Pole is right there battling for second.  We’re at lap 120.

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6 years ago

Jeff White has just spun off turn one.  There will not be a caution.

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6 years ago

Comment From localracefan

agreed. will you be covering the later races?

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6 years ago

Probably not – I will be back in the pit area to get quotes from the ACT drivers for a Leftovers feature later this week on Speed51.com.

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6 years ago

The caution is out on lap 124.  Jeff White slowed in turn three and Nick Sweet caught his rear bumper.  White went off the track and used his nose as a plow through the dirt.

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6 years ago

Shawn Knight, Ricky Rolfe, Chip Grenier, Randy Potter, Nick Sweet and Joey Doiron are pitting under this caution period.

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6 years ago

The lineup is currently Eric Williams, Joey Pole, John Donahue, Tim Brackett, Brian Hoar, DJ Shaw, Jamie Fisher, Brent Dragon, Scott Payea, Glen Luce, Bradley Babb and Aaron Ricker.

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6 years ago

Comment From Guest

About how many cars on the lead lap?

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6 years ago

I think that those are the only cars on the lead lap.

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6 years ago

Correction – track announcer Troy Germain has said that the cars of Joey Laquerre and Jay Laquerre are also on the lead lap.

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6 years ago

We’re back to green with Williams leading.

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6 years ago

Tommy Ricker just looped his #6 down the straightaway in a cloud of smoke.  He caught a gear, didn’t get hit and kept going.

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6 years ago

Comment From Rickaa

Any idea where 2 lapper is

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6 years ago

Well, we just saw all four corners of his car.  I think he is only one lap down – so probably in the bottom part of the top 20.

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6 years ago

Comment From Guest

It,s cold I left early. Track seemed to lack grip.

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6 years ago

Comment From wayne

Is hard to get grip on today.

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6 years ago

Comment From Rickaa

Twisty is the man

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6 years ago

Comment From localracefan

ok. keep up the great work

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6 years ago

Eric Williams is pulling away and has clear racetrack in front of him.

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6 years ago

Brian Hoar is looking to the outside of Tim Brackett for fourth place.

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6 years ago

On lap 139, Glen Luce spun in turn three (probably with some help) and that caused a logjam of cars sliding and spinning.  Pete Potvin and Scott Dragon were among those involved.

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6 years ago

Randy Potter, Eddie MacDonald and Nick Sweet are pitting under this caution period.

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6 years ago

This is the final race of the year for the ACT Late Models, but not for all of the drivers out here today.  Ben Rowe, DJ Shaw and Joey Doiron all plan to run next weekend’s PASS South Mason-Dixon Meltdown at South Boston Speedway (VA) while Wayne Helliwell, Jr. is going to race in two weeks at Lee USA Speedway’s Octoberfest in New Hampshire.

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6 years ago

Comment From Taps

You are the man Twisty

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6 years ago

Thanks Steve – surprised you aren’t spotting for someone here today!

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6 years ago

Comment From Guest

Eddie Mac is laps down? He involved in an earlier accident or not on his A game today?

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6 years ago

Eddie MacDonald has struggled all day – from practice on.  I have not seen him being involved in any on-track incidents.

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6 years ago

The #55NH of DJ Shaw is being black-flagged with eight laps to go for leaking fluid from its right rear.  Shaw was running fifth.

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6 years ago

Eric Williams has pulled away to a nice lead.

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6 years ago

Caution number six is now out on lap 144.  Corey Morgan spun in turn four, but didn’t hit anything.

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6 years ago

Comment From Guest

Just wanted to say thanks for your great coverage and updates. It’s much appreciated!

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6 years ago

Comment From Alison

Ok, who’s the jerk that spun Glen Luce?

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6 years ago

I didn’t see who it was, but the way that Glen went around at that part of the track, he probably got some help.  That isn’t a place where someone usually just loses it.

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6 years ago

Comment From Guest

Yes, thank you for the updates for us who can’t travel to be there.

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6 years ago

DJ Shaw has just pitted under caution, but it did not appear that anything was leaking.  He’s been allowed back on the track but is starting at the rear of the field.

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6 years ago

Joey Pole pulled into the lead on the restart.

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6 years ago

Brian Hoar is looking high on John Donahue for the third position.

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6 years ago

Eric Williams is back in the lead.

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6 years ago

Eric Williams has won.

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6 years ago

Unofficially, the top ten finishers were Eric Williams, Joey Pole, John Donahue, Brian Hoar, Tim Brackett, Bradley Babb, Jay Laquerre, Brent Dragon, Scott Payea and Jamie Fisher.

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6 years ago

Brian Hoar has own the 2009 ACT Late Model championship.

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6 years ago

This is Williams’ sixth career ACT victory and Hoar’s sixth career ACT championship.

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6 years ago

“I’m just so happy to win at Oxford!” Eric Williams has told the crowd.

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6 years ago

Comment From Taps

Thanks Twisty..See you in SOBO on Friday

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6 years ago

I won’t be at SoBo…I’ll be off in Modified country to watch the 2009 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship battle get decided at Thompson’s World Series next weekend.

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6 years ago

Comment From wayne

Great coverage AYA

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6 years ago

Comment From MP Roy

Great job twisty

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6 years ago

Comment From Timmy

where did 78 finish

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6 years ago

Not sure yet on the #78’s finish or anyone from outside the top 10.  We’ll try to get those results for you before we log off for the day.

Well, we’re going down to talk to some of the racers from today and get a full field rundown.  We’ll be back a little bit later on.

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Here are the full results of today’s New England Dodge Dealers Fall Spectacular 150 at Oxford Plains Speedway (ME):

1.  Eric Williams
2.  Joey Pole
3.  John Donahue
4.  Brian Hoar
5.  Tim Brackett
6.  Bradley Babb
7.  Jay Laquerre
8.  Scott Payea
9.  Brent Dragon
10.  Jamie Fisher
11.  Glen Luce
12.  Travis Adams
13.  Joey Laquerre
14.  Aaron Ricker
15.  DJ Shaw
16.  Shawn Martin
17.  Chip Grenier
18.  Austin Thierault
19.  Joey Doiron
20.  Eddie MacDonald
21.  Tommy Ricker
22.  Corey Morgan
23.  Quinney Welch
24.  Nick Sweet
25.  Randy Potter
26.  Scott Dragon
27.  Shawn Knight
28.  Ricky Rolfe
29.  Pete Potvin, III
30.  Jeff White
31.  Tyler Cahoon
32.  Ben Rowe
33. Eric Chase

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Thanks for logging in today to our Trackside Now coverage.  Stay tuned later this week for Leftovers from today’s race.

Trackside Now: ACT Late Models Oxford Finale at Oxford Plains Speedway – 10/11/09