OXFORD, ME ; Kyle Treadwell of Buckfield outran the Super Late Model field by a comfortable margin Saturday night, becoming the 12th winner in twelve Budweiser Championship Series races for the top-tier class at Oxford Plains Speedway this season.
Treadwell started from the pole and survived the race’s line restart with one lap one the scoreboard. Shawn Knight of South Paris prevailed in a near-racelong battle against Anson’s Scott Moore for runner-up honors.
Scott Robbins of Dixfield was best in class among previous winners, finishing fourth after starting 11th. Alan Wilson of Hebron rounded out the top five. Turner’s Shawn Martin led an all-2016 winner second five including reigning champion Timmy Brackett of Buckfield, Oxford’s Dennis Spencer, Buckfield’s TJ Brackett and Gary Smith of Bangor.
Calvin Rose, Jr. of Turner stopped a three-race winning streak by main championship rival Matt Dufault of Turner in the 30-lap feature race for Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stocks. Rose remains atop the championship battle by a narrow margin with his third win of the campaign.
Dufault got to the lead with another impressive charge up the outside, even far outside, groove. Rose was up to second position when a restart a lap shy of the halfway point set up a showdown where he’d stop the track’s hottest racer.
Behind Rose and Dufault under the checkered flag was Zach Emerson, adding to his seemingly-endless supply of third-place trophies this year. Bryce Mains of Naples and Norway’s Jordan Russell rounded out the top five.
Championship contender Tyler Green of Turner finally picked up his first win of the season in the 20-lap main event for MacDonald Motors of Bridgton Bandits division racers. Green wired the remarkably trouble-free race from the pole, but 12th-place starter Jamie Heath made things interesting in the closing laps. Green and Heath were 1-2 under the checkered flag, followed closely by Oxford’s Charlie Hall with a strong run. Waterford’s Bill Grover and Josh Knoll of Mechanic Falls rounded out the top five.
Figure 8 all-time great David Smith of South Paris raced to his third win of the season in the 15-lap race for the Ariens / Gravely / Dave’s Small Engine class. Smith once again outran reigning champion and current points leader Jon Lizotte of Lewiston to the checkered flag. Kyle Kilgore of South Paris claimed third-place honors, ahead of South Paris racer Greg Durgin and the younger John Lizotte.
The Budweiser Championship Series at Oxford Plains Speedway resumes on Saturday, July 30 with NAPA Auto Parts presenting the annual on-track meet and greet with drivers and their cars. The Pro All Stars Series Super Late Models highlight a special Sunday racing card on July 31 with PASS Mods and Legends Cars also seeing action beginning at 6:00 p.m. Oxford Plains Speedway is located at 877 Main Street (State Route 26) in Oxford, Maine. For more information please visit oxfordplains.com or call (207) 539-8865.
Unofficial results from Oxford Plains Speedway’s Budweiser Championship Series on Saturday, July 23 showing finishing position, car number, driver’s name, driver’s hometown.
SUPER LATE MODEL (50 laps) 1 44 Kyle Treadwell, Buckfield; 2 25 Shawn Knight, South Paris; 3 03 Scott Moore, Anson; 4 36 Scott Robbins, Dixfield; 5 53 Alan Wilson, Hebron; 6 94 Shawn Martin, Turner; 7 60 Timmy Brackett, Buckfield; 8 46 Dennis Spencer, Jr., Oxford; 9 61 TJ Brackett, Buckfield; 10 75 Gary Smith, Bangor; 11 0 Spencer Morse, Waterford; 12 6 Shane Green, South Paris; 13 54 Ryan Deane, Winterport; 14 3 Josh Childs, Oxford; 15 4 Brad Babb, Windham; 16 113 Tommy Tompkins, Carthage; 17 72 Chris Coolidge, Norway; 18 88 Kyle DeSouza, Fairhaven, MA; 19 29 Ricky Morse, St. Albans.
Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy STREET STOCK (30 laps) 1 8 Calvin Rose, Jr., Turner; 2 61 Matt Dufault, Turner; 3 23 Zach Emerson, Sabattus; 4 77 Bryce Mains, Naples; 5 4 Jordan Russell, Norway; 6 5 Guy Childs, Sr., Sabattus; 7 33 Andrew Breton, Sabattus; 8 58 David Whittier, West Poland; 9 24 Jonathan Emerson, Sabattus; 10 36 Richard Spaulding, Lisbon; 11 60 Richard Wentworth, Center Conway, NH, 12 30 Don Duval, Leeds.
MacDonald Motors of Bridgton BANDITS (20 laps) 1 26 Tyler Green, Turner; 2 91 Jamie Heath, Waterford; 3 3 Charlie Hall, Oxford; 4 13 Bill Grover, Waterford; 5 8 Josh Knoll, Mechanic Falls; 6 5 Jacob Hall, Oxford; 7 08 Michael McKinney, Berlin, NH; 8 77 Rob Crepeau, Minot; 9 17 Dan Wade, New Gloucester; 10 1 Brandon Varney, Auburn; 11 4 Caleb Emerson-Mains, New Gloucester; 12 14 Adam O’Neil, Lewiston; 13 18 Brian Hiscock, Turner; 14 12 Tyler Merrill, Poland; 15 73 Leon Keniston, Alton, NH; 16 33 Matt Hiscock, Turner; 17 41 Brad Johnson, Fairfield.
Ariens / Gravely / Dave’s Small Engines FIGURE 8 (15 laps) 1 54 David Smith, South Paris; 2 27 Jon Lizotte, Lewiston; 3 4 Kyle Kilgore, South Paris; 4 41 Greg Durgin, South Paris; 5 127 John Lizotte, St. Petersburg, FL; 6 97 Eric Hodgkins, Minot; 7 3 Robert Morey, Lisbon; 8 39 Gale Williams, Sumner.
– Oxford Plains Speedway Press Release
– Joseph Johnson Photos