7:28
That is going to be it for tonight from Oxford Plains Speedway (ME) where Eddie MacDonald narrowly held off Tommy Ricker for the victory. Stay tuned this week for photo galleries and Leftovers from today’s race. Thanks for tuning in today and good night. 
7:24
Unofficial Results
ACT Late Models1. Eddie MacDonald
2. Tommy Ricker
3. Brian Hoar
4. John Donahue
5. Tim Brackett
6. Travis Adams
7. Scott Payea
8. Brent Dragon
9. Jeff White
10. TJ Brackett
11. Eric Williams
12. Bradley Babb
13. Scott Luce
14. Scott Dragon
15. Chris Riendeau
16. Austin Theirault
17. Corey Morgan
18. Quinney Welch
19. Donald Theetege
20. Mark Lamberton
21. Travis Sterns
22. Ricky Rolfe
23. TJ Watson
24. Ben Asheline
25. Bryan Kruczek
26. Dennis Spencer, Jr.
27. Shawn Martin
28. Dave Paya
29. Garry Chasin
30. Jay Laquerre
31. Randy Potter
32. Glen Luce
33. Mark Hayward
7:21
Everyone has cleared technical inspection at the track, so the results look good. Stand by for a full rundown. 
7:20
Comment From wayne 

Thanks to Twisty and speed 51. 

7:20
Comment From Guest 

Thanks so much for the excellent coverage. 

7:20
Comment From LM_RACEFAN 

Amazing job! Thank you!! 

7:20
Comment From Manchester,NH 

Awesome Job!!! 

7:20
Comment From Leigh 

A great job and thank you! 

7:20
Comment From jt 

thanks for great details congrats eddie & crew 

7:20
Comment From B 

Thanks so much SPeed 51. 

7:20
Comment From bob langdeau 

great job, thank you 

7:19
Comment From racema 

Thanks, awesome job, as always 

7:19
Comment From beavis 

wow, donahue up 27 spots. that’s a strong run 

7:19
Comment From nick 

thank you mike for the coverage im reading you from quebec 

7:19
Comment From Brad 

awesome coverage thanks man 

7:19
Comment From Burlington, VT 

Way to go Eddie Mac!!!! What a race! ACT RULES 

7:19
Sorry about that. He’s making such a name for himself, that I’m sure I will learn it better through practice. 
7:19
Comment From Jessechop 

Austins last name is spelled Theriault 

7:18
Comment From Rtjr 

Awesome coverage no question you are the best speed51 rocks!!! Thank you 

7:18
Sorry for the delay. We got so many leftovers that I got locked out of the track and couldn’t make it to the press box. Stand by for full and unofficial results from today. 
6:07
“It’s Two Lap in Second!” Tommy Ricker just told the crowd (using his nickname of Two Lap Tommy) from the start-finish line. The fans were very happy for their hometrack regular who claims to have never even finished a 100 or 150 lap race before at Oxford. 
6:05
I’ll be stepping away from the computer for now to interview the top drivers for Speed51.com Leftovers later this week. I’ll be back later with full results. 
6:04
Eddie MacDonald’s crew chief Rollie LaChance didn’t even go to his own car first in victory lane. In a display of sportsmanship, he headed right over to give his well wishes to runner-up Tommy Ricker after one heck of a race. 
6:03
Comment From Jolene 

Mike – great job, thanks!! 

6:03
We aren’t sure of much beyond the top five because of the intense battle for the lead. When we get more complete results, we will post them. 
6:03
Comment From Milton, VT 

Thank you 

6:03
Comment From mike 

Thanks so much for coverage 

6:02
Eddie MacDonald, Tommy Ricker, Brian Hoar, John Donahue and Tim Brackett are your unofficial top five finishers. 
6:02
Ricker finished second while Brian Hoar actually spun into the infield while trying to hold onto third place. 
6:01
Tommy Ricker crossed the finish line completely sideways trying with all of his heart to pass Eddie MacDonald. 
6:01
Eddie MacDonald has won. 
6:01
One lap to go. 
6:01
Tommy Ricker isn’t giving up, but Eddie MacDonald still leads. 
6:00
Tommy Ricker just got completely sideways, but saved it. Three to go. 
6:00
Austin Thireault is about to go one lap down. 
6:00
Five laps to go. MacDonald and Ricker are single file. 
5:59
Ricker is back on MacDonald’s bumper with seven laps to go. 
5:59
Donald Theetge has just held up Eddie MacDonald. 
5:59
Quinney Welch and Corey Morgan are now holding up Tommy Ricker. 
5:58
10 laps to go. 
5:58
Eddie MacDonald still leads Tommy Ricker. The margin is currently about three car lengths. 
5:58
Jay Laquerre is pitting under green. 
5:58
We are at lap 139 currently. 
5:58
John Donahue has now passed Scott Payea for fourth. 
5:57
Tim Brackett, Travis Adams, Brent Dragon, TJ Brackett are in positions five through nine. 
5:56
Comment From B 

WHAT A RACE THIS HAS TURNED OUT TO BE!!! Go Eddie MAC 

5:56
John Donahue is now up to fifth. 
5:56
The top three have nearly a half lap on the fourth place car of Scott Payea. 
5:56
Eddie MacDonald is starting to pull away. 
5:55
Brian Hoar is watching the battle for the lead safely from third. 
5:55
MacDonald and Ricker have cleared the lapped car of Ricky Rolfe and have clear racetrack in front of them. 
5:54
Tommy Ricker almost looked under Eddie MacDonald on lap 124 for the lead, but the now-lapped car of Ricky Rolfe was right where he wanted to go. The leaders are now back to being single file. 
5:53
Tommy Ricker is now within one car length of leader Eddie MacDonald. 
5:53
Thanks! It’s been a great race so far. 
5:53
Comment From LM_RACEFAN 

i agree with vaughn! AMAZING JOB on the updates!! LONG DAY and must have sore hands from typing so much but its very much appreciated by everyone!! 

5:53
Bryan Kruczek is also one lap down. 
5:52
TJ Watson has just gone one lap down. 
5:52
Eddie MacDonald has picked up the pace. He now has two car lengths on Tommy Ricker. We are at lap 117. 
5:51
Tommy Ricker has closed to the rear bumper of leader Eddie MacDonald. 
5:51
We are at lap 115 and Eddie MacDonald is currently leading a very quick Tommy Ricker. 
5:50
Comment From Vaughn 

awsum job with this 

5:50
Randy Potter has hit the backstretch wall on lap 110, but there will be no caution. 
5:50
Eddie MacDonald is coming upon heavy lapped traffic. 
5:50
lap 104. 
5:49
Comment From Dan 

What lap is it? 

5:49
Tommy Ricker has cleared Brian Hoar and is now chasing down Eddie MacDonald. Ricker appears to be quicker, but he has some ground to make up before he catches MacDonald. 
5:48
Comment From Rickaa 

That a boy go Tommy go 

5:48
TJ Brackett is now falling through the field. 
5:48
Tommy Ricker is under Brian Hoar in a battle for second as they come upon lapped traffic. 
5:47
Eddie MacDonald is under the cars off Shawn Martin and Randy Potter as he looks to put them a lap down. 
5:47
Austin Thireault has settled into fourth ahead of TJ Brackett. 
5:46
Tommy Ricker is chasing down Brian Hoar for second place. It appears that Ricker has the fastest car on the racetrack right now. 
5:46
Jay Laquerre has gone one lap down. 
5:46
Garry Chasin has just gone another lap down. 
5:46
Jay Laquerre has spun, but there is not going to be a caution period because of it. 
5:45
Tommy Ricker that is…. 
5:45
Tomym Ricker just passed Austin Thireault and TJ Brackett in one move and is now third. 
5:45
TJ Brackett has just eased by Tommy Ricker to retake the fourth position. 
5:44
Tommy Ricker has just split the middle of Scott Payea and TJ Brackett to get into the fourth position. 
5:43
The battle for third is heating up between Austin Thireault, Scott Payea, TJ Brackett and Tommy Ricker. 
5:43
Tim Brackett is falling through the top ten. 
5:42
Just outside the top 15 are currently John Donahue, Scott Dragon, Bradley Babb, Corey Morgan, Bryan Kruczek, Mark Lamberton, Eric Williams and Jay Laquerre. 
5:41
Garry Chasin has now gone one lap down on the racetrack. 
5:40
11th through 15th are currently Scott Luce, Chris Riendeau, Brent Dragon, Donald Theetge and Jeff White. 
5:40
We are now at the halfway point of the race. 
5:39
Currently, the top ten are Eddie MacDonald, Brian Hoar, Austin Thireault, Scott Payea, Tim Brackett, TJ Brackett, Travis Adams, Tommy Ricker, Travis Sterns and Quinney Welch. 
5:38
We are now at lap 70 as Eddie MacDonald leads. 
5:38
Scott Payea and Tim Brackett are still side-by-side for fourth while the top three remain unchanged. 
5:37
Travis Adams and Tommy Ricker are both in the bottom half of the top ten right now, but they look to be on the move and should be worth watching. 
5:36
Eddie MacDonald, Brian Hoar and Austin Thireault are now running single file in the first three position. 
5:36
Scott Payea is now trying to follow in the tracks of Austin Thireault and just went under Tim Brackett for fourth. 
5:35
Austin Thireault has just cleared Tim Brackett and will retain the third position for now. 
5:35
Tim Brackett is looking under Austin Thireault for third place. It appears that Thireault’s car is stronger after a few green flag laps. 
5:34
Brian Hoar has now passed Austin Thireault for second place. 
5:34
Eddie MacDonald took the lead from Austin Thireault on the restart. 
5:34
All of the cars on the track are still on the lead lap. 
5:33
Glen Luce has pulled into the infield and appears to be done for the day. 
5:33
We are now doubling up for a restart. 
5:32
21st through 25th is currently Randy Potter, Dave Paya, Garry Chasin, Jay Laquerre and Mark Lamberton. 
5:32
16th through 20th currently are Scott Dragon, Bryran Kruczek, TJ Watson, John Donahue and Corey Morgan. 
5:31
11th through 15th right now are currently Chris Riendeau, Brent Dragon, Donald Theetge, Jeff White and Bradley Babb. 
5:30
Glen Luce has been penalized for pitting too soon – before the pits were open. 
5:30
Eric Williams, Shawn Martin, Mark Lamberton and Jay Laquerre are among those drivers who are pitting under caution. 
5:29
Austin Thireault is the current leader over Eddie MacDonald, Tim Brackett, Brian Hoar, TJ Brackett, Scott Payea, Quinney Welch, Travis Adams, Tommy Ricker and Scott Luce. 
5:28
The caution is now out at lap 54. 
5:28
Mark Hayward has just slowed on the fronstretch with a cloud of smoke coming out from under his car. 
5:27
Tim Brackett is now looking to the inside of Eddie MacDonald for second place. 
5:27
We aren’t talking much about Austin Thireault right now because he has pulled out to a strong lead currently over Eddie MacDonald and Tim Brackett at lap 50. 
5:26
Eddie MacDonald is now running in second place. 
5:26
Scott Dragon and Bryan Kruczek banged fenders battling for 20th just now, but both have continued on without much damage. 
5:25
Oops – wrong #71 Dragon on the brain. Make that Scott Dragon in 20th. Old habits die hard. 
5:25
Rounding out the top 20 currently are Brent Dragon, Donald Theetge, Makr Lamberton, Jeff White and Bobby Dragon. 
5:24
11th through 15th are currently Tommy Ricker, Jay Laquerre, Chris Riendeau, Ricky Rolfe and Mark Hayward. 
5:23
Comment From Brad 

not too bad for a 16 year old 

5:23
Currently, your top ten are Austin Thireault, TJ Brackett, Brian Hoar, Eddie MacDonald, Scott Payea, Tim Brackett, Quinney Welch, Scott Luce, Travis Sterns and Travis Adams. We’re at lap 37 currently. 
5:21
TJ Brackett is now looking to the outside of Brian Hoar for second place. 
5:21
TJ Brackett is now up to the third position. 
5:21
Austin Thireault is now pulling away from Brian Hoar and company. 
5:20
Austin Thireault has taken the lead on lap 27. 
5:20
Comment From Guest 

go quinny go 

5:20
He is currently running in the 13th position. 
5:20
Comment From Mark 

wheres riendeau 

5:19
Austin Thireault is again looking to the outside of leader Brian Hoar. 
5:19
Austin Thireault has gotten back by Scott Payea for second place. 
5:19
Quinney Welch is now battling TJ Brackett for the fifth position. 
5:18
Scott Payea has moved under Austin Thireault for second place. We are now on lap 20. 
5:18
When Brian Hoar tried to outside groove, Austin Thireault switched lanes and crossed over to the inside. He is still battling for the lead, but now the lanes are reversed. 
5:17
Austin Thireault is making a serious look to the outside of leader Brian Hoar again, but just can’t get up alongside of him yet. 
5:16
Scott Payea I meant. 
5:16
The current top five are Brian Hoar, Austin Thireault, Scott Paya, Eddie MacDonald and TJ Brackett at lap 12. 
5:16
Austin Thireault didn’t stay low for long, he is looking to the outside of Brian Hoar again for the lead. 
5:15
Austin Thireault has decided to tuck in behind Brian Hoar for the time being. The leaders are running single file for now. 
5:15
Austin Thireault is looking to the outside of leader Brian Hoar. 
5:14
Austin Thireault is now up to second on lap seven. Brian Hoar still leads. 
5:14
Austin Thireault is looking outside Scott Payea for second place. 
5:14
Austin Thireault is using the outside line to move up. He is already up to third place. 
5:13
Comment From Brad 

works good for austin gonna get some good (as Dw says sperience) today up front with some fast cars good for him. 

5:13
Comment From Mark 

Their are numerous IRACING veterans watching this news feed we thank you for the time to give us this 

5:13
Eddie MacDonald is running third currently. 
5:13
Travis Sterns slipped from first to fourth in a lap and a half. 
5:13
Scott Payea has slipped into second place on lap one. 
5:13
Green flag – Brian Hoar leads. 
5:12
The lights are out on the pace car and the green flag is almost ready to come out for the ACT Late Model feature. 
5:11
Comment From Eric 

They use a plus minus system, and the winners of the consi get their plus minus from the heats 

5:11
There is a plus/minus system that is used to figured out the lineup based on how many cars you pass in your heat race. This rewards the drivers who hustle through the qualifying races. The drivers who earned a transfer spot in the first round of heat races or finished first and second in their consi were eligible to use the plus/minus system to set today’s lineup. If you finished third or fourth in a consi, you made it into the race, but could not take part in the plus/minus handicap. 
5:10
Comment From Brad 

how does the act series figure their lineup, wasnt brian hoar and austin theriault in a consi. 

5:09
They have called for the drivers top start their engines for the 150-lap ACT Late Model feature. 
5:05
Out of the car driver introductions have been made and the drivers are getting settled into their cars for today’s race. 
5:02
The crowd looks pretty good. It’s the best opening day crowd in recent years at Oxford as far as I can tell. 
5:01
Comment From Shep 

Great weather for it, how’s the crowd? 

4:55
The PA is now playing an instrumental version of Europe’s “The Final Countdown”. if you’ve ever been to an ACT race, you know that means that the action is almost ready to begin. 
4:51
The ACT Late Model teams are rolling their pit boxes out on to pit road for the start of their 150-lap feature event. 
4:50
Chris Riendeau is a rookie on the ACT Late Model Tour this year who formerly raced a Late Model weekly at Twin State Speedway (NH). he has looked very impressive today. 
4:50
Comment From Ashley 

wtg chris riendeau for making his first act show! as a rookie 

4:49
Here is a correction from earlier – Scott Payea is starting third in today’s race while Dave Paya is starting the race with a provisional. We incorrectly listed Paya as a non-qualifier. 
4:46
Jimmy Childs has won the Mini Stock feature over Butch Keene and Dan Morris. 
4:46
Five drivers who were ranked in the top 12 of the ACT Late Model point standings after only one race – Joey Pole, Jean Paul Cyr, Craig Bushey, Joey Laquerre and Chip Grenier – did not qualify for today’s race. Another three out of the top 12 – Nick Sweet, Patrick Laperle and Dave Pembroke – did not enter today’s race. We know it is only one race into the season, but this is going to really shake up the standings. 
4:36
Jimmy Childs is currently running away and hiding from second place runner Ashley Marshall in the Mini Stock feature. We’re working lap seven currently. 
4:35
All of the consis and the B-Main have been run, so there will be some big names on the sidelines for this main event. 
4:35
Comment From E 

per 4/20 note, are all those vehicles out for good or is there a consi race? 

4:34
Here is your starting lineup for today’s ACT Late Model race… 
4:32

1. Travis Sterns
2. Brian Hoar
3. Scott Payea
4. Tim Brackett
5. Eddie MacDonald
6. Austin Thireault
7. TJ Brackett
8. Jay Laquerre
9. Quinney Welch
10. Scott Luce
11. Mark Hayward
12. Tommy Ricker
13. Mark Lamberton
14. Travis Adams
15. Ricky Rolfe
16. Chris Riendeau
17. Scott Dragon
18. Ben Ashline
19. TJ Watson
20. Eric Williams
21. Jeff White
22. Corey Morgan
23. Dennis Spencer, Jr.
24. Glen Luce
25. Donald Theetge
26. Bradley Babb
27. Brent Dragon
28. Randy Potter
29. Bryan Kruczek
30. Garry Chasin
31. John Donahue
32. Dave Paya
33. Shawn Martin
4:32
Starting Lineup
ACT Late Models 
4:28
We have just found out that the Mini Stocks will now hit the track for a 30-lap feature before the start of the ACT Late Model main event. 
4:28
There will be a brief intermission here at Oxford as the lineup for the ACT Late Model races is put together. 
4:24
David Childs has won the Outlaw feature at Oxford. The ACT Late Model main event is scheduled to be up next. 
4:23
There are a total of eight divisions running today at Oxford and our main focus is on the ACT Late Models. Since the Strictly Stock and Mini Stock features are scheduled for after the ACT Late Model feature, when I will be down in tech and talking to drivers for this week’s Speed51.com’s Leftovers on the race, nobody will be at the computer to give updates from those support division features. We will try to report on the race winners though later on and full results will also be available after the races at the Oxford Plains Speedway website. 
4:21
The Outlaws are currently on the track for their feature race. 
4:20
Two provisionals are awarded to 100% (full-time) ACT teams while one was reserved for an Oxford Late Model competitor. 
4:20
Comment From LM_RACEFAN 

how do they determine who gets the 3 provisionals? 

4:20
Joey Pole, Jean Paul Cyr, Dave Paya, Aaron Ricker, Joey Laquerre, Pete Potvin, Eric Chase, Eric Giguere, AJ Begin, Craig Bushey, Derek Lynch, Jeff Zudiema, Ron Henry, Chip Grenier, Tyler Cahoon, Wayne Helliwell, Dave Farrington, Nathan Swallow, Mark Hudson, Jamie Fisher and James Linardy all failed to qualify for today’s race. 
4:18
John Donahue, Scott Payea and Shawn Martin were awarded the three ACT Late Model provisionals. 
4:15
Randy Potter, Bryan Kruczek and Garry Chasin took the final transfer spots in the B-Main. There will still be three provisional starting spots awarded to those who didn’t make the show yet. 
4:14
Donahue and Chasin are side by side with one lap to go for the final transfer spot. 
4:14
John Donahue is looking under Garry Chasin for second place. 
4:13
Randy Potter and Bryan Kruczek are comfortably in first and second place. 
4:13
Correction – the B-Main is 20 laps in length. 
4:12
On the restart, Randy Potter settled into the lead once again over Bryan Kruczek and Garry Chasin. 
4:11
25 laps. 
4:11
Comment From R 

how many laps for consi 

4:11
Comment From Guest 

how many laps is the b main 

4:10
The top three will transfer. 
4:10
Comment From bob 

how many cars transfer 

4:10
The caution is out on lap 10. Both Cyr and Joey Pole will restart in the rear. Cyr for spinning and Pole for helping him do it. 
4:10
Jean Paul Cyr has spun off turn three after contact from Joey Pole. 
4:09
Bryan Kruczek almost lost it in the outside groove while trying to get by Randy Potter for the lead, but he gathered it back up and settled into second. 
4:09
Different restart – same story. Randy Potter has pulled into the lead again. 
4:06
Tyler Cahoon has looped his #38 in turn four. The caution is out on lap seven. 
4:06
Shawn Martin has slid up into the high groove and lost several positions. 
4:06
On the restart, Randy Potter edged into the lead again – but just barely over Bryan Kruczek. 
4:02
On lap four, Wayne Helliwell, Jr. has gone off the backstretch in turn three. The caution is out. 
4:02
Randy Potter has gone into the early lead of the B-Main. 
4:01
Comment From LM_RACEFAN 

Lets go derek lynch!! 

4:01
B-Main Lineup
1. Randy Potter
2. Garry Chasin
3. Bryan Kruczek
4. Joey Pole
5. Jean Paul Cyr
6. Shawn Martin
7. Dave Paya
8. Aaron Ricker
9. Joey Laquerre
10. John Donahue
11. Pete Potvin, III
12. Eric Chase
13. Eric Giguere
14. AJ Begin
15. Craig Bushey
16. Derek Lynch
17. Jeff Zudiema
18. Ron Henry
19. Chip Grenier
20. Tyler Cahoon
21. Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
22. Dave Farrington, Jr.
23. Nathan Swallow
24. Mark Hudson
25. Jamie Fisher
26. James Linardy
3:57
The ACT Late Model B-Main is next on the scorecard. 
3:57
Troy Jordan kicked everyone’s tail in the Running Rebel feature. Matt Dufault, finished a very distant second. 
3:56
Comment From wayne 

Oxford Sat. regular drivers are going to make up large pecentage of the field. I have it at 12 as of now. 

3:54
Comment From Matt 

They need to make Vannah race backwards. I bet she’d still win. 

3:54
There will be 150 laps in the feature and I wouldn’t bet against Glen today. 
3:54
Comment From Rickaa 

I think Glen Luced has passed more cars on the track today then anyone but, didn’t he have to finish in the top 2 in the consi to get that plus/minus handcap 

3:50
Troy Jordan is currently leading the Running Rebel feature. 
3:48
So far today, the Brackett family gets the “Family of the Day” award here at Oxford. Father Tim Brackett won his ACT Late Model heat race. His son TJ also qualified for the main event and his daughter Vanna won the Ladies feature. 
3:47
The Mini Stock feature has not been run yet. 
3:47
Comment From Guest 

Do you guys have any idea where the 33 mini stock finished? 

3:45
The four cylinder Running Rebels will be the next class to hit the track. There are 24 entries lined up for this race. 
3:44
Corey Williams beat Ryan Farrar and Doug Stevens to win the Mini Truck feature. 
3:43
Corey Williams is leading the Mini Truck feature currently. It is not the same Corey Williams who has won multiple PASS South races though. 
3:43
Jeff Zudemia is a very successful Pro Stock and Late Model driver from Southern New England. 
3:43
Comment From Alison 

Who is this Zudemia dude anyway? 

3:42
Cars in the Show After the Heat and Consi Races
1 Scott Luce
2 Travis Adams
3 Jay Laquerre
4 Ricky Rolf
5 Tim Brackett
6 Ben Ashline
7 Mark Hayward
8 Chris Riendeau
9 Scott Dragon
10 TJ Watson
11 Tommy Ricker
12 Travis Sterns
13 Mark Lamberton
14 Eddie MacDonald
15 Eric Williams
16 Brian Hoar
17 Scott Payea
18 Jeff White
19 Austin Thireault
20 Quinney Welch
21 TJ Brackett
22 Corey Morgan
23 Dennis Spencer
24 Glen Luce
25 Donald Theetge
26 Bradley Babb
27 Brent Dragon
28 Last Chance
29 Last Chance
30 Last Chance
note: ACT uses a plus/minus handicapping system for race lineup
We hope to have the lineup prior to the green flag.
3:42
Comment From Guest 

Good luck to Brad Babb in the 4 ME. Hopefully another good finish at OPS 

3:42
Comment From Matt 

I’d like to see ACT increase the starting fields on tracks of this size to at least 36. 

3:42
Scott Payea will start third. 
3:42
Travis Sterns and Brian Hoar will unofficially start on the front row of the ACT Late Model feature after the plus/minus system has been worked out. 
3:40
Comment From B 

WHAT A DAY OF RACING ACT is putting on! And you are right. Tom is not afraid to send good cars home if they don’t make it. 

3:40
Jeff White won the third consi over TJ Brackett, Glen Luce and Brent Dragon. 
3:39
The “Piggy Flag” has just come out for Bryan Kruczek in the third consi. That flag is displayed to any driver that race director Tom Curley feels the need to warn about “hogging ” the racetrack. 
3:36
Jeff White currently leads TJ Brackett, Glen Luce and Joey Laquerre at lap six of the third consi race. 
3:36
Earlier we told you about Glen Luce getting sent to the rear of his heat race after an incident with Jeff Zudiema. While both cars did make contact, we are now hearing that Zudiema’s car might have shut off or at least slowed before the hit, so it might have been more of a case of bad luck than aggressive driving. 
3:34
Jeff White has taken the lead at the start of the third consi. 
3:34
Comment From Alison 

Hooray…Den got in. Not bad considering he didn’t race at all last year. 

3:34
The ACT Tour isn’t afraid to send good teams home. John Donahue failed to qualify for the season opener at Thunder Road and he was battling for the ACT championship last season. 
3:33
Comment From Matt 

Wow. Some big names may need Curley’s and Ryan’s blessings to race later on! 

3:33
Bradley Babb, a rookie on the ACT Tour this year, earned his transfer spot by just a matter of inches. 
3:32
Scott Payea has won the second consi over Quinney Welch, Dennis Spencer and Bradley Babb. 
3:31
Quinney Wlech has moved into second. 
3:31
Scott Payea has now taken the lead of the second consi. 
3:31
Garry Chasin currently leads Bradley Babb, Scott Payea and Dennis Spencer with five laps to go. 
3:30
Quinney Welch got knocked sideways in the second consi, but gathered it up and did not spin his #78 Late Model. 
3:29
Garry Chasin has pulled away to the early lead in the second consi over Bradley Babb. 
3:29
Those who did not qualify through the first consi were Randy Potter, Joey Pole, Dave Paya, John Donahue, Eric Giguere, Derek Lynch, Chip Grenier, Dave Farrington and Jamie Fisher. 
3:27
There are three provisionals today. 
3:27
Comment From jim andre 

is there a provional start for the act tour if joey pole dont make it in 

3:27
Brian Hoar has won the first consi over Austin Thireault, Corey Morgan and Donald Theetge. 
3:26
Brian Hoar is pulling away from Austin Thireault, Corey Morgan and Donald Theetge with two laps to go. 
3:25
Derek Lynch is falling back through the field quickly. 
3:25
Brian Hoar has rocketed under Austin Thireault to take the lead. 
3:25
Austin Thireault got the hole shot on the restart while Brian Hoar has moved into second. 
3:24
Brian Hoar has been moved up to third on the restart. 
3:24
A scoring recheck has put Austin Thireault in the lead on the restart over Derek Lynch. Those two drivers have been swapping the lead back and forth throughout the first six laps of the race. 
3:24
On the outside looking in at halfway in the first consi are Donald Theetge, Jamie Fisher, Randy Potter, Joey Pole, Dave Paya, John Donahue and a few others. 
3:23
Currently, the transfer positions are held by Derek Lynch, Austin Thireault, Corey Morgan and Brian Hoar. 
3:22
The Late Model consis are 12 laps in length. 
3:22
Comment From Alison 

how many laps are the consis? 12? 

3:22
Chip Grenier has spun on lap six of the first consi race. The caution is now out. 
3:21
Derek Lynch came back to lead lap two. Austin Thireault came back to lead lap three. Corey Morgan stuck his nose into the battle on the next lap and almost wiped out the top three, but all three drivers gathered it up and continued. 
3:20
The green flag is out for consi number one. Austin Thireault has used the outside to take the lead from Derek Lynch on the first lap. 
3:20
Joey Pole and John Donahue are two of the big guns on the ACT Late Model tour, but they’ll share the fifth row of the starting lineup for this consi race. Both drivers have their work cut out for them. 
3:19
The top four finishers in each consi will advance to today’s 150-lap main event. 
3:18
You can scroll down to see the starting lineups for the three consi events. 
3:18
Next up will be the consi races for the ACT Late Models. 
3:17
Larry Emerson has held off Zach Emerson to win the second Strictly Stock heat race. 
3:17
Comment From Matt 

The reason is because they’ve turned that class into a Limited Sportsman class. Limited are damn near the old Late Models. 

3:16
That sounds about right. 
3:16
Comment From Alison 

i was told 17 strictlys by a friend who is there. 

3:16
Ben has won multiple ACT Late Model races, but he admits that Thunder Road is a bit of a thorn in his side. 
3:15
Comment From B 

Wonder if Ben does says that about ACT cars, cause of his recent struggles driving them. I know for fact he has not qualified for a couple of shows at Thunder Road. Maybe they are harder to drive then Ben likes to admit. 

3:15
Comment From Matt 

Good for Ron….. 

3:15
I don’t have an exact car count, but it appears to be in the high teens. These cars have gotten to be pretty expensive to build and run. 
3:15
Comment From Matt 

Any idea how many in the Strictly field today? There used to be A TON of those at OPS ? Where’d they all go? 

3:14
One welcome sight here today is Ron Henry – who entered his #05 car in today’s race. Henry is a former regular on the ACT Late Model Tour. In fact, he was one of the first Mainers to regularly chase the full schedule on the current incarnation of the Tour. But his car owner got out of the sport and Henry has since been on the sidelines. He’s back today, fielding the car out of his own pocket, and plans to run all of the 2010 ACT races at Oxford. 
3:12
Skip Tripp has won the first heat race for the Strictly Stocks over Mike Short. 
3:10
Ben Rowe is planning to run a limited schedule of ACT Late Model races this year in the Avery Motorsports #10 car – just like he has in recent seasons. 
3:09
Comment From Alison 

No surprise to me that Ben Rowe wasn’t there. He likened ACT cars to “taxi cabs”. 

3:09
There aren’t any Rowes on the track today, but we have seen Mike Rowe here in the stands watching the action. 
3:09
Comment From Alison 

No surprise to me that Ben wasn 

3:09
An off-season rule change about chassis set-ups may have soured DJ Shaw on running those ACT races this year. Time will tell if he gets out for any shows later in the season in his free time from the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and PASS North Super Late Models. 
3:07
Comment From Matt 

Really surprised to see no Ben Rowe in the Avery #10. I heard from the Shaw stables directly that DJ Shaw would be driving Brad Leighton’s #55 for about 6 races this year and they too are no-shows. 

3:07
Comment From B 

Looks like Joey Pole will have a hard time making the main event.. Starting 10th in his consi. 

3:07
Jimmy Childs has won the second heat race for the Mini Stocks. 
3:06
We might not get much of a chance to post photos from today on Trackside Now, but stay tuned this week for a full photo gallery from the ACT race at Oxford on the Speed51.com Facebook Feed page. 
3:06
Comment From bob langdeau 

whats the size of crowd? 

3:05
The crowd is healthy – much better than any opening day at Oxford in the past few years. 
3:04
Consi Race #1 Lineup
1. Derek Lynch
2. Austin Thireault
3. Donald Theetge
4. Brian Hoar
5. Corey Morgan
6. Randy Potter
7. Jamie Fisher
8. Chip Grenier
9. John Donahue
10. Joey Pole
11. Eric Giguere
12. Dave Paya
13. Dave Farrington, Jr.
Consi Race #2 Lineup
1. Bradley Babb
2. Garry Chasin
3. Quinney Welch
4. Scott Payea
5. Jean Paul Cyr
6. AJ Begin
7. Dennis Spencer, Jr.
8. Pete Potvin, III
9. Aaron Ricker
10. Tyler Cahoon
11. Jeff Zudiema
12. James Linardy
13. Nathan Swallow
Consi Race #3 Lineup
1. Jeff White
2. Joey Laquerre
3. TJ Brackett
4. Glen Luce
5. Brent Dragon
6. Shawn Martin
7. Bryan Kruczek
8. Ron Henry
9. Eric Chase
10. Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
11. Craig Bushey
12. Mark Hudson
3:04
Here are the consi race lineups for the ACT Late Models: 
3:02
Strike that, the Mini Stock race was a heat race and not a feature. The Renegade and Ladies races were feature events. 
3:01
Kevin Bishop has won the Mini Stock feature over Butch Keene and Ashley Marshall. 
2:57
Comment From Alison 

Yea Vanna! 

2:57
The Lee ACT make-up race is Friday, June 11th. The other two races haven’t had make-up dates announced yet. 
2:57
Comment From vaughn 

have u heard any news on the make up rain outs yet 

2:57
I’ve heard that rumor as well, so that could be interesting. If Taylor does get out here, he’ll be a threat to finally win the Oxford 250. 
2:56
Comment From Matt 

I heard a rumor that Jeff Taylor may be coming back to OPS. He’s a tough racer but has been very vocal about his dislike for the LMS type car. Still hope he comes back. Fun driver to watch. 

2:56
Yes, Eddie MacDonald finished in the third and final spot of his heat race. 
2:56
Comment From B 

Is Eddie mac in the show? 

2:56
Vanna Brackett passed Cathy Machester on the final lap of the Ladies feature to win the race. They also banged fenders at the finish line and made contact in turn one after the checkers. So far, we’ve had two really good feature finishes today. 
2:55
There are three consis and the top four from each consi will advance. There will also be a final B-Main where three cars will advance and three provisionals. 
2:54
Comment From LM_RACEFAN 

Pulling for Derek Lynch all the way from ontario! He is in the consi’s i take it?? 

2:54
Comment From Alison 

The thing is its the drivers who are making the classes too costly. They want to win, no matter how much they have to spend to do. Even in the Wednesday night divisions they spent mega$$ on their entry level cars. Which is total crap. 

2:53
Cathy Manchester is leading the Ladies race at lap five. 
2:52
Comment From Rickaa 

I heard Al Hammond was quick in Practice yesterday but, don’t see him in the line up is he racing today 

2:52
Al Hammond is not here today. I’m going to assume that he was using yesterday’s practice to prep for the weekly Late Model battles at Oxford this year. 
2:51
Comment From Matt 

Seems not too long ago, the Strictly Stock class had so many cars they had to run 2 races for them. Now, they only have about 14 total of those. That’s what bugs me about these Renagade classes and stuff like that. It has badly watered down the bigger classes. Too bad they couldn’t keep these classes as ONE and make them affordable for all. 

2:50
Nothing has been announced and I haven’t heard any strong rumors yet either. 
2:50
Comment From Brad 

What NASCAR star is racing this year at the Oxford 250? Or do they not know yet? 

2:46
They put on a great battle and MacDonald got the spot on the final lap of their heat race. 
2:46
Comment From Rosy 

what happen to ed macdonald instead theriault is in 

2:46
Comment From Alison 

Renegades are entry level. Have to start somewhere. They don’t have a big turnout of them, but they should still be allowed to race. 

2:46
Both Maine tracks are very enjoyable places to watch races at. 
2:46
Comment From Matt 

As much as I love these ACT races at OPS, I really look forward to see ACT at Beech Ridge in July. What a show they put on. 

2:45
I’m not sure if he is there in the Thireault pit or not. The Late Model that Austin Thireault used last year in the ACT finale at Oxford (and will run as a back-up car this year as I understand) is a former Doug Coombs car. The car that he is running today is a brand new Racebasics machine. 
2:44
Comment From Guest 

Is Doug Coombs helping Austin Theriault ?? 

2:44
Comment From DannyP 

Awesome job soo far!!! 

2:44
It’s a beautiful day without a cloud in the sky. It is very windy though. 
2:43
Comment From Rickaa 

Hows the wheather. 

2:43
Actually, it ended up being one hell of a race believe it or not. 
2:43
Comment From Matt 

3 cars? Why bother? 

2:43
Jamie Heath appears to have won the Renegade feature. Both cars on the track tangled in turn three and four on the final lap and then Heath spun at the finish line. He also appears to have blown the engine on his Ford Taurus, but we think he’ll get pushed to victory lane anyways. 
2:41
It only takes two cars to make a good race and right now Jamie Heath and Bill Grover are battling hard to decide the Renegade race. 
2:41
Mark Turner is slow on the track in the Renegade feature and looks about ready to retire. That leaves only two cars running at speed in the race. 
2:39
A three-car Renegade feature is now out on the track. 
2:39
“Stat Boy” Elgin Traylor might be 900 or so miles from his homeland of Maine today, but he’s still hard at work keeping track of what is going on at Oxford. Elgin just typed out the current qualifiers who are locked into today’s race and posted it on here. That will not be the actually starting lineup because ACT uses a plus/minus handicapping system, but it shows who is in the field so far. Thanks Elgin! 
2:37
Cars in the Show After the Heats
1 Scott Luce
2 Travis Adams
3 Jay Laquerre
4 Ricky Rolf
5 Tim Brackett
6 Ben Ashline
7 Mark Hayward
8 Chris Riendeau
9 Scott Dragon
10 TJ Watson
11 Tommy Ricker
12 Travis Sterns
13 Mark Lamberton
14 Eddie MacDonald
15 Eric Williams
16 Consi 1
17 Consi 2
18 Consi 3
19 Consi 1
20 Consi 2
21 Consi 3
22 Consi 1
23 Consi 2
24 Consi 3
25 Consi 1
26 Consi 2
27 Consi 3
28 Last Chance
29 Last Chance
30 Last Chance 
2:37
That was the plan that he was trying to sell his doctors on. 
2:36
Comment From Alison 

I think Ricky’s chemo is scheduled for early in the week, so he can race on weekends. Last I knew he was going to race when he could. 

2:36
No, Scott or Leighton are not here. 
2:36
Comment From Brad 

No Phil Scott or Brad Leighton there? No 55NH? WOW 

2:36
Yes, Outside Groove is a fun place to keep track of all things Thunder Road and ACT-related. 
2:36
Comment From Brad 

Did you just say “Outside Groove” lol… Great forum! 

2:36
Comment From vaughn 

awsome coverage today,i am listening from up near kawartha speedway in ontario 

2:35
Tim Brackett has won the fifth heat race over TJ Watson and Eric Williams. 
2:34
Dennis Spencer, Jr. is up to fourth and he’s trying the outside groove. 
2:34
The top three are single file currently. Tim Brackett leads TJ Watson and Eric Williams. 
2:33
TJ Watson isn’t giving up though. He’s trying to use the bottom to get back out front. 
2:33
Tim Brackett has now used the outside groove to take the lead at lap three. 
2:33
Tim Brackett is now second. 
2:33
Eric Williams has tucked in behind Watson for second while Tim Brackett looks outside to try and pass him. 
2:32
TJ Watson and Eric Williams made some contact in turn one of the fifth heat race, but both drivers saved their cars and Watson now leads. 
2:31
Pace laps for the fifth heat race are now underway. 
2:31
It’s been a great show so far, that’s for sure. 
2:31
Comment From Brad 

What a race! I wish i was there! 

2:31
Comment From Rickaa 

Wow that kids is going to be real good 

2:31
Comment From Randy 

Nice job 16NY Mark Lamberton!!! 

2:31
Ricky is undergoing cancer treatments, but his long term prospects are good and he plans to run the full season of Oxford Late Model races along with limited ACT Late Model events. 
2:30
Comment From Matt 

Ricky Rolfe? Wow! That’s great. I heard he was gonna be out of the car for awhile because of some serious health issues. 

2:30
Heat #5 Lineup
1. TJ Watson
2. Eric Williams
3. James Linardy
4. Tim Brackett
5. Garry Chasin
6. Dennis Spencer, Jr.
7. Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
8. Brent Dragon
9. John Donahue
10. Brian Hoar
2:30
Ricky Rolfe barely held off Scott Dragon for the victory of the fourth heat race. Eddie MacDonald just got ahead of Austin Thireault for the final transfer spot. 
2:29
Austin Thireault and Eddie MacDonald are side by side with one lap to go for third. 
2:29
Scott Dragon is catching Ricky Rolfe for the lead. 
2:28
Eddie MacDonald is now looking under Thireault for third. 
2:28
Austin Thireault is now running third. 
2:28
Austin Thireault, Ron Henry and Jean Paul Cyr have just gone three-wide for the third spot. 
2:28
Jean Paul Cyr has just gotten by Ron Henry for third. 
2:27
Ricky Rolfe enjoys a comfortable lead on Scott Dragon at lap four. There is a four-car fight for the third spot right now. 
2:27
Comment From Alison 

Rolfe will win. Never start Ricky on the pole at OPS!!! Go Ricky. 

2:27
Comment From jim andre 

congrats to chris riendeau 

2:27
Ricky Rolfe has pulled out to the early lead of the fourth heat race, while Eddie MacDonald has fallen deep through the pack. 
2:26
Comment From Rickaa 

They keep things moving pretty fast at Oxford and on the tour you are doing a good job Twisty 

2:26
He is starting midpack in the fifth heat race. 
2:26
Comment From Alison 

Just let us know when Dennis Spencer Jr is on the track. Its a long ways from NM to there. 

2:26
No, he is not. 
2:25
Comment From nick 

is patrick laperle is there ? 

2:24
Pace laps for the fourth heat are now underway. 
2:24
Heat #4 Lineup
1. Ricky Rolfe
2. Scott Dragon
3. Ron Henry
4. Tyler Cahoon
5. Jean-Paul Cyr
6. Eddie MacDonald
7. Austin Thireault
8. TJ Brackett
9. Jamie Fisher
10. Dave Paya
2:24
Jay Laquerre, Chris Riendeau and Mark Lamberton were the three qualifiers out of the third heat race. 
2:23
Jay Laquerre now holds down a lead of nearly a full straightaway. 
2:23
As soon as there is a break in the action so that I can type them out. Stay tuned. 
2:22
Comment From Alison 

When will the other heat lineups be posted? 

2:22
Chris Riendeau and Mark Lamberton are also in transfer spots. Jeff White is fourth and falling back currently. 
2:22
Jay Laquerre has now pulled into the lead and is pulling away in the third heat race. 
2:21
As soon as there is a break in the action, I will finish typing those lineups. It’s been fast and furious in the heat races so far. 
2:20
Comment From nick 

you have posted the complete name from 3 heat , can we have the other 2 heat , heat 4 and heat 5 

2:20
Comment From Alison 

Great job by Stearns. 

2:20
Jeff White has pulled into the lead on the start of heat race three. 
2:20
Comment From Alison 

Sounds like Zudiema is causing his own wrecks, yet someone else gets penalized for it. Just saying. 

2:20
Comment From Matt 

OPS locals seem to be doing well so far. Eventually, the 03ME is gonna win one f these. 

2:20
Babb went low, Sterns went high and Sterns got the spot by a few inches. 
2:19
Comment From Rickaa 

what happend to Babb 

2:19
Travis Sterns just used it to grab the final transfer spot, so it looks like the second groove might be an option today. 
2:18
Comment From bobby 

is there any hint of a second groove at ops today???? 

2:18
Travis Sterns made an exciting drive into the final transfer spot by shooting up the outside groove on the final lap. He beat Bradley Babb to the finish line by inches. 
2:18
Travis Adams has won the second heat race over Mark Hayward and Travis Sterns. 
2:17
Bradley Babb zoomed by Donald Theetge to take third on the restart. 
2:17
Donald Theetge will line up third on this restart – which is the final transfer spot. 
2:16
There will be two more green flag laps after the restart in this second heat race. 
2:16
Glen Luce was nowhere near this latest Zuidema incident by the way, but he hasn’t been able to come up through the field like he did before the first caution. 
2:15
Jeff Zudiema has spun down the frontstretch again, but this time it wasn’t as harmless. The #23 of Dave Farrington was also involved and both cars hit the fronstretch wall. Both cars drove away under their own power, but the caution is out on lap 10. 
2:14
Travis Adams is now pulling away again over Mark Hayward. 
2:13
Comment From Alison 

Someone is blind if they think Glen Luce dumped someone. Glen does NOT race that way. Never has and never will. 

2:13
On the restart, Travis Adams got the holeshot again while Hayward and Babb battle for second place. 
2:12
Right now, Travis Adams, Mark Hayward and Bradley Babb are holding down the three transfer spots in the second heat race. We are now officially on lap five of 12 and there will be a restart in moments. 
2:12
Glen Luce started 11th and was moving through the field towards the front in the second heat race anyways, but he will now have to go to the back again as he was judged to have been a part of the incident with Jeff Zudiema that brought out that latest caution. Zudiema will also restart at the rear of the field.
2:10
Jeff Zudiema has spun his #42 down the frontstretch on lap six of the second heat race. The caution is out, but the #42 appears to have no damage. 
2:10
Mark Hayward has settled into second place. 
2:09
Travis Adams got the hole shot at the start of the second heat race and has pulled away to a comfortable lead at lap four. 
2:08
Pace laps are now underway for the second heat race. 
2:07
Those who did not advance through the first heat race were Derek Lynch, Joey Laquerre, Scott Payea, Randy Potter, Bryan Kruczek, Aaron Ricker, Eric Giguere and Mark Hudson. 
2:06
Scott Luce has won the first heat race over Ben Ashline and Tommy Ricker. Those are the only three drivers to transfer out of this qualifier. 
2:06
Tommy Ricker has now settled into the third position, which is your final transfer spot.
2:05
oops, meant to say half straightaway. He’s doing well, but not THAT well. 
2:05
Scott Luce now has a half lap lead at lap 8 of the first heat race. 
2:05
Scott Luce continues to pull away over Ben Ashline and Derek Lynch at the halfway point of the first heat race. Tommy Ricker and Joey Laquerre are right on their tail and battling for a transfer spot. 
2:04
These heat races are 12 laps in length.
2:03
The green flag has waved for the first heat race. After a drag race on the first lap with Ben Ashline, Scott Luce is now out front at lap three and is slowly pulling away.
2:03
Heat #3 Lineup
1. Jeff White
2. Chris Riendeau
3. Jay Laquerre
4. Mark Lamberton
5. Nathan Swallow
6. Shawn Martin
7. Quinney Welch
8. Joey Pole
9. Corey Morgan
10. Craig Bushey
11. Pete Potvin, III
2:01
Heat #2
1. Travis Adams
2. Bradley Babb
3. Mark Hayward
4. Jeff Zuidema
5. Donald Theetge
6. Dave Farrington, Jr.
7. A.J. Begin
8. Travis Sterns
9. Eric Chase
10. Chip Grenier
11. Glen Luce
2:00
Heat Race #2 Lineup 
2:00
Heat #1 Lineup
1. Ben Ashline
2. Scott Luce
3. Joey Laquerre
4. Tommy Ricker
5. Derek Lynch
6. Mark Hudson
7. Eric Giguere
8. Aaron Ricker
9. Randy Potter
10. Bryan Kruczek
11. Scott Payea
1:59
There is a good mix of ACT regulars, Oxford regulars, a few Lee USA Speedway Late Model teams and even a Pro Series regular from Beech Ridge (Aaron Ricker) here today. I’m typing up the heat race lineups right now and you’ll be able to see exactly who is who by those. 
1:58
Comment From Norm D 

great field on a beautiful day for racing! Can you give me a rough idea of the split between ACT regulars and OPS LM racers? 

1:58
Comment From jim andre 

good luck to the act 4nh 

1:53
We caught up with Joey Pole after practice and the young New Hampshire driver is very happy with the handling of his #97 Ford. He said that his car is going as good or even better than it has has here at Oxford. 
1:51
Good luck wishes there for “Two Lap” Tommy Ricker in the #6ME Late Model. 
1:51
Comment From Rickaa 

Go 2 lapper 

1:51
That’s something we’d have to ask Stat Boy about! Off the top of my head, I can say that this is one of the largest fields for an ACT points race here, but I’m not sure if it is quite a record or not. 
1:51
Comment From Stat Boy 51 

53! Is that a record for for ACT at Oxford? 

1:48
We do not have the heat races lineups up here in the press box, so I’m not sure where Mark will line up. To get from the pits to the press box here at Oxford requires a long walk outside the track, so some of that information might be a little slow to filter back with one person here to cover the race today. Stay tuned. 
1:48
Comment From Randy 

Which heat race is mark lamberton in? 

1:46
Here is how they will qualify today for the ACT Late Model race. Five heat races will start off the action with only the top three finishers advancing to the feature event. Everyone else will go to one of three consis where the top four finishers will advance into the feature (but only the top two will be eligible for the ACT plus/minus handicapping system). A last chance B-Main race will then take place with the top three finishers getting into the big show. Three provisionals will make up the final spots in the field and the other 20 teams will be heading home early. 
1:41
If you have any questions about today’s race, be sure to scroll down and ask us today using the Interactive feature of Speed51.com’s Trackside Now coverage. 
1:37
There are 53 Late Models signed into the pits to qualify for 33 spots in today’s ACT Late Model field. Heat races will kick off at 2pm ET and we will have live coverage of those qualifiers right here on Speed51.com
1:28
Welcome to Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, Maine for today’s Trackside Now coverage of the 150-lap ACT Late Model event

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