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Calvin Rose, Jr. scores first victory in Super Late Model at Oxford Plains Speedway

Oxford, Maine – Calvin Rose, Jr. of Turner raced to a career-first Super Late Model win Saturday night, topping the Budweiser Championship Series stock car racing program at Oxford Plains Speedway.

Rose, a Street Stock champion at the track two years ago, moved up to the top class last season and won Rookie of the Year honors.  But victory eluded him and the family race team for the first time in awhile after being successful at every level coming up through the local racing ranks.

A change in equipment just a week ago resulted in a fourth-place finish, their best in a Super Late Model.  Saturday they lined up on the front row and led all but one of the fifty laps in the night’s headline event.

Veteran racer Kelly Moore of Scarborough, a former NASCAR Busch North Series champion and the 1984 track champion at Oxford Plains Speedway, chased Rose to the checkered flag in second position after winning the battle for runner-up honors against rookie Gabe Brown of Center Conway, New Hampshire.

Scott McDaniel of Livemore, the previous week’s Super Late Model winner, made a late charge into fourth position after starting 21st.  TJ Brackett rounded out the top-five, again gaining several positions racing hard in the outside groove after starting from 17thposition.  Unofficially, Brown reclaimed a narrow lead over Brackett atop the Budweiser Championship Series Super Late Model standings.

Matt Dufault of Turner raced to his second Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stock division victory of the season in impressive fashion.  Starting from 11th position, Dufault methodically worked his way into contention before getting to the head of the pack at about the halfway point in the 30-lap race.  The win helped Dufault retain his position atop the Street Stock championship standings.

Zach Bowie of Turner was the best of the rest, chasing Dufault under the checkered flag.  Rick Spaulding of Lisbon nailed down his second straight third-place finish.  Tyler King of Gray and rookie Nick Stanley of Oxford completed the top-five rundown.  Seventh-place finisher Andrew Breton of Greene led a good portion of the race before meeting with some misfortune.

Mike McKinney of Berlin, New Hampshire outran all rivals once in front of the field in the Bandit division’s main event.  McKinney swapped the lead with Kurt Hewins of Leeds for much of the 20-lap distance before pulling away after the final restart.

Hewins earned a runner-up trophy, with Waterford’s Jamie Heath driving from 14th starting position to a third-place finish.  Buckfield’s Chad Wills was fourth under the checkered flag.  Current Bandits championship points leader Dustin Salley of Poland rounded out the top five.

Nate Symonds of Casco drove his 1947 Plymouth to victory in a 15-lap showcase for the Wicked Good Vintage Racing Association Hobby division.  Mark Bowie of South Paris was the runner-up in a six-cylinder Dodge Charger from just slightly over 50 years ago.  Jesse Miochaud hauled all the way from Caribou to claim a third-place trophy.

Thomas Brackett of Auburn won his sixth Rookie division race of the season, with Waterford’s Brady Heath a close second-place finisher.

The Budweiser Championship Series at Oxford Plains Speedway resumes this Saturday night, June 23, with the North East Classic Lites joining all five weekly divisions, including the Super Late Models.  Kid’s racecar rides will also be available.  Post time is 7:00 p.m.  For more information please visit oxfordplains.com or call (207) 539-8865.

Unofficial finishes from the Saturday, June 17 Budweiser Championship Series racing card at Oxford Plains Speedway; Oxford, Maine; showing finishing position, car number, driver’s name, driver’s hometown:

Budweiser Super Late Model (50 laps) 1 8 Calvin Rose, Jr., Turner; 2 47 Kelly Moore, Scarborough; 3 47 Gabe Brown, Center Conway, NH; 4 14 Scott McDaniel, Livermore; 5 61 TJ Brackett, Buckfield; 6 09 Jeremy Davis, Tamworth, NH; 7 90 Derek Kneeland, Sebago; 8 41 Tracy Gordon, Strong; 9 03 Scott Moore, Anson; 10 51 John Peters, Westbrook; 11 9 Alan Tardiff, Lyman; 12 00 Jimmy Renfrew, Jr., Candia, NH; 13 54 Ryan Deane, Winterport; 14 25 Shawn Knight, South Paris; 15 7 Ben Lynch, Charlotte, NC; 16 29 Austin Teras, Gray; 17 11 Steve Chicoine, Portland; 18 77 Bryce Mains, Bridgton; 19 72 Scott Robbins, Dixfield; 20 60 Tim Brackett, Buckfield; 21 36 Ryan Robbins, Dixfield; 22 Ivan Kaffel, Raymond; 23 09 Justin Drake, Burnham.

Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stock (50 laps) 1 61 Matt Dufault, Turner; 2 21 Zach Bowie, Turner; 3 36 Rick Spaulding. Lisbon; 4 11 Tyler King, Gray; 5 62 Nick Stanley, Oxford; 6 09 Mark Turner, Norway; 7 33 Andrew Breton, Greene; 8 4 Jordan Russell, Norway; 9 27 Patrick Thorne, Standish; 10 52 Mike Nichols, Livermore Falls; 11 67 Dan Brown, Peru; 12 56 Addie McDaniel, Bridgton; 13 99 George Haskell, Casco.

Bandits (20 laps) 1 08 Mike McKinney, Berlin, NH; 2 54 Kurt Hewisn, Leeds; 3 91 Jamie Heath, Waterford; 4 52 Chad Wills, Buckfield; 5 18 Dustin Salley, Poland; 6 2 Shaun Hinkley, Oxford; 7 71 Chris Foster, Lisbon; 8 5 Jake Hall, Oxford; 9 77 Rob Crepeau, Minot; 10 12 Adam Sanborn, West Paris; 11 1x Kevin Varney, Mechanic Falls; 12 1 Brandon Varney, Mechanic Falls; 13 44 Jeff Libby, Auburn; 14 24 Travis Verrill, South Paris; 15 4 Tyler Libby, Auburn; 16 55 Dean Jordan, Jay; 17 6 Cody White, South Paris; 18 05 Gerard Cote, Oxford; 19 8 Jeremy Lauzier, Rumford.

Figure 8 (20 laps) 1 4 Kyle Kilgore, South Paris, 2 00 Larry Lizotte, Poland; 3 41 Greg Durgin, South Paris; 4 2 Dale Lawrence, Lisbon; 5 07 Kyle Glover, Oxford.

Rookie (15 laps) 1 3 Thomas Brackett, Auburn; 2 91 Brady Heath, Waterford.

Wicked Good Vintage Racing Association Hobby (15 laps) 1 25 Nate Symonds, Casco; 2 P38 Mark Bowie, South Paris; 3 08 Jesse Michaud, Caribou; 4 48 George Harding, Fairfield; 5 97 Kevin Waterhouse, West Paris; 6 7x Adrian Williams, Warren; 7 66 David West, Appleton; 8 4 Alan Gassett, Saco; 9 6 John West, Appleton; 10 2 Bubba Dow, West Paris; 11 111 Neil Martin, Freeport; DNS 5 John Knapp, Bowdinham.

First Super Late Model win for Scott McDaniel at Oxford Plains Speedway

Oxford, Maine – Scott McDaniel of Livermore scored a career-first Super Late Model victory Saturday night, topping the Budweiser Championship Series stock car racing card at Oxford Plains Speedway.

McDaniel chased rookie Super Late Model competitor Ivan Kaffel of Raymond for more than half of the 50-lap race before driving around the 16-year-old to take command for good in a race that went caution-free.

Kaffel claimed a career-best runner-up finish, with Winterport’s Ryan Deane posting a season-best, third-place performance.  Sophomore Super Late Model competitor Calvin Rose, Jr. was fourth under the checkered flag, the former Street Stock champ’s most impressive run in the top class thus far.

Six-time Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model champion Johnny Clark of Farmingdale filled out the top-five rundown.   Buckfield’s TJ Brackett helped to tighten up the championship fight with a sixth-place run.  JT Thurlow, pre-race points leader Gabe Brown, Scott Moore and the previous week’s winner, Austin Teras, rounded out the top ten.

Tyler King of Gray raced to his third victory of the season in the 30-lap main event for the Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stock division. King, who started from 11th position, took the lead away from Patrick Thorne of Standish, then warded off challenges from the current leader in the championship standings, Matt Dufault of Turner.

King and Dufault, who lined up dead last on the starting grid, were chased under the checkered flag by Lisbon’s Rick Spaulding.  Jordan Russell of Norway was fourth across the finish line, followed by Zach Bowie of Turner, who had a two-race win streak snapped.

Rob Crepeau of Minot nailed down his first win of the year in Bandits division competition.  Crepeau made a three-wide move into the race lead, then held off current championship points leader Dustin Salley of Poland for the balance of the wildly-entertaining 20-lapper.  Chris Foster led the race early on and posted an impressive third-place finish.  Josh Knoll of Wells and Waterford’s Jamie Heath rounded out the top five.

Dale Lawrence of Lisbon held off championship points leader Kyle Kilgore of South Paris to post his second victory of the year in the 20-lap Figure 8 race.  Maine racing Hall of Famer Jon Lizotte of Lewiston finished up in third position, followed by Greg Durgin of South Paris and Poland’s Larry Lizotte.

Auburn’s Thomas Brackett won his fifth Rookie division race, outrunning Waterford’s Brady Heath to the checkered flag.

The Budweiser Championship Series at Oxford Plains Speedway resumes this Saturday night, June 16, with the Wicked Good Vintage Racing Association’s Hobby class joining all five weekly divisions, including the Super Late Models.  Post time is 7:00 p.m.  For more information please visit oxfordplains.com or call (207) 539-8865.

Budweiser Super Late Model (50 laps) 1 14 Scott McDaniel, Livermore; 2 78 Ivan Kaffel, Raymond; 3 54 Ryan Deane, Winterport; 4 8 Calvin Rose, Jr., Turner; 5 54 Johnny Clark, Farmingdale; 6 61 TJ Brackett, Buckfield; 7 9 JT Thurlow, Windham; 8 47 Gabe Brown, Center Conway, NH; 9 03 Scott Moore, Anson; 10 29 Austin Teras, Gray; 11 36 Ryan Robbins, Dixfield; 12 09 Jeremy Davis, Tamworth, NH; 13 01 Andy Saunders, Ellsworth; 14 57 Travis Stearns, Auburn; 15 12 Derek Griffith, Hudson, NH; 16 60 Tim Brackett, Buckfield; 17 25 Shawn Knight, South Paris; 18 4 Bobby Babb, Windham; 19 41 Tracy Gordon, Strong; 20 9 Alan Tardiff, Lyman; 21 77 Bryce Mains, Bridgton; DNS 46 Dennis Spencer, Jr., Oxford.

Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stock (50 laps) 1 11 Tyler King, Gray; 2 61 Matt Dufault, Turner; 3 36 Rick Spaulding, Lisbon; 4 4 Jordan Russell, Norway; 5 21 Zach Bowie, Turner; 6 62 Nick Stanley, Oxford; 7 33 Andrew Breton, Greene; 8 34 David Vaughn, Naples; 9 27 Patrick Thorne, Standish; 10 99 George Haskell, Casco; 11 12 John White III, Auburn; 12 09 Mark Turner, Norway; 13 56 Addie McDaniel, Bridgton; 14 85 Kenny Harrison, Durham.

Bandits (20 laps) 1 77 Rob Crepeau, Minot; 2 18 Dustin Salley, Poland; 3 71 Chris Foster, Lisbon; 4 8 Josh Knoll, Wells; 5 91 Jamie Heath, Waterford; 6 1 Brandon Barney, Mechanic Falls; 7 2 Shaun Hinkley, Oxford; 8 08 Mike McKinney, Berlin, NH; 9 4 Tyler Libby, Auburn; 10 44 Jeff Libby, Auburn; 11 6 Cody White, South Paris; 12 14 Brandon Caston, Casco; 13 148 Cody Smith, Connecticut; 14 55 Dean Jordan, Jay; 15 12 Adam Sanborn, West Paris; 16 1x Kevin Varney, Mechanic Falls; 17 24 Travis Verrill, South Paris; 18 52 Chad Wills, Buckfield.

Figure 8 (20 laps) 1 2 Dale Lawrence, Lisbon; 2 4 Kyle Kilgore, South Paris; 3 1 Jon Lizotte, Lewiston; 4 41 Greg Durgin, South Paris; 5 00 Larry Lizotte, Poland; 6 40 Robert Morey, Lisbon; 7 07 Kyle Glover, Oxford.

Rookie (15 laps) 1 3 Thomas Brackett, Auburn; 2 91 Brady Heath, Waterford.

Curtis Gerry still dominant in PASS Super Late Model action at Oxford Plains Speedway

Oxford, Maine – Curtis Gerry of Waterboro extended his winning streak in Pro All Stars Series competition at Oxford Plains Speedway to four, surprising few observers with his triumph in Sunday’s Honey Badger Bar & Grill 150 at the historic Maine speedplant.

It was the third PASS North Super Late Model victory in three attempts this season for Gerry, who also won a 200-lap race at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine, where he is the reigning track champion.

In the waning laps it was defending PASS North Series champion, and current championship points leader, Travis Benjamin of Morrill providing the final challenge to Gerry’s dominant run.  Benjamin earned runner-up honors.

Two-time Oxford Plains Speedway track champion TJ Brackett of Buckfield led the early stages of the race and battled with the frontrunners throughout the distance to claim a third-place finish.  Garrett Hall of Scarborough raced hard with the contenders all afternoon and earned a fourth-place finish.

Manchester’s Reid Lanpher rounded out the top-five after leading a healthy chunk of the Honey Badger 150.  Lanpher was running in second position when he was clearly turned around by an irate fellow competitor, who was subsequently penalized.

Justin Drake of Burnham, rookie Gabe Brown of Center Conway, New Hampshire, John Peters of Westbrook, DJ Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire and rookie Austin Teras of Gray rounded out the top-ten.

‘Outlaw’ Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, Massachusetts prevailed in the 150-lap feature race for the American-Canadian Tour Late Models.  MacDonald chased polesitter Nicholas Sweet of Barre, Vermont for about half of the race before getting by with an impressive, three-wide move in lapped traffic.

Once in front MacDonald maintained a reasonably-comfortable advantage over Sweet and, later, Jimmy Hebert of Williamstown, Vermont.  Hebert got by Sweet late in the race and was closing in on MacDonald when the checkered flag waved.  MacDonald and Sweet went on strap into PASS Super Late Models to attempt both 150-lap races on Sunday.  They were the only two racers attempting to tackle both halves of the Honey Badger twinbill.

Corey Mason of Groveton, New Hampshire was the fourth-place finisher, and the last ACT Late Model to complete all 150 laps.  Current ACT Late Model Tour championship points leader Scott Payea of Milton, Vermont rounded out the top-five.  Winner MacDonald substantially closed the gap between himself and the points leader Payea.

Gary Shackford of Center Conway, New Hampshire returned to victory lane after a long hiatus, winning for the first time in the PASS Mods main event competition.  Shackford, a track champion in 1990-91 at Oxford Plains Speedway, last won a race at Oxford around the turn of the century.  He took the lead away from defending PASS Mods champion and current championship points leader Ben Tinker of New Gloucester, then drove on to the winner’s circle.

Tinker earned his second consecutive runner-up finish after winning the first two races of the season.  Adam Gray of Granby, Massachusetts had an excellent debut in the division, challenging Shackford and Tinker throughout the 40-lapper before settling for third place under the checkered flag.  Bruce Helmuth of Wales and Freeport’s Jariet Harrison filled out the top-five.

The next Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model race is scheduled for Sunday, May 27 at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, Vermont.  The Budweiser Championship Series returns to Oxford Plains Speedway on Saturday night, May 26, with a 50-lap Super Late Model race highlighting a 7:00 p.m. racing program.    For more information visit proallstarsseries.comoxfordplains.com or call (207) 539-8865.

Results from the Honey Badger 150 Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model race at Oxford Plains Speedway on Sunday, May 20 showing starting position, car number, driver’s name, driver’s hometown:

Pro All Stars Series Honey Badger 150 Super Late Model (150 laps) 1 7 Curtis Gerry, Waterboro, ME; 2 7 Travis Benjamin, Morrill, ME; 3 TJ Brackett, Buckfield, ME; 4 94 Garrett Hall, Scarborough, ME; 5 59 Reid Lanpher, Manchester, ME; 6 09 Justin Drake, Burnham, ME; 7 2 Gabe Brown, Center Conway, NH; 8 51 John Peters, Westbrook, ME; 9 60 DJ Shaw, Center Conway, NH; 10 29 Austin Teras, Gray, ME; 11 17 Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, MA; 12 12 Derek Griffith, Hudson, NH; 13 40 Nicholas Sweet, Barre, VT; 14 47 Kelly Moore, Scarborough, ME; 15 42 Kyle Reid, Fort McMurray, AB, Canada; 16 7 Glen Luce, Turner, ME; 17 90 Derek Kneeland, Sebago, ME; 18 32 Steven Murphy, Woburn, MA; 19 14 Scott McDaniel, Livermore, ME; 20 (DQ) 4 Ben Rowe, Turner, ME; 21 36 Ryan Robbins, Dixfield, ME; 22 78 Ivan Kaffel, Raymond, ME; 23 72 Scott Robbins, Dixfield; 24 60 Tim Brackett, Buckfield; 25 46 Dennis Spencer, Jr., Oxford.

American-Canadian Tour Late Models (150 laps) 1 17 Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, MA; 2 58 Jimmy Hebert, Williamstown, VT; 3 Nicholas Sweet, Barre, VT; 4 1 Corey Mason, Groveton, NH; 5 37 Scott Payea, Colchester, VT; 6 5 Bobby Therrien, Hinesburg, VT; 7 0 Miles Chipman, Nottingham, NH; 8 54 Mike Ziter, Barre, VT; 9 30 Rich Dubeau, Lebanon, NH; 10 9 Chip Grenier, Graniteville, VT; 11 28 Rowland Robinson Jr., Steuben, ME; 12 72 Ryan Kuhn, East Bridgewater, MA; 13 1 Evan Hallstrom, Northfield, VT; 14 78 Quinny Welch, Groveton, NH; 15 61 Ryan Olsen, Woodsville, NH; 16 9 Brian Tagg, Oxford, MA; 17 10 Bryan Mason, Stark, NH; 18 15 Joey Laquerre, E. Montpelier, VT; 19 97 Adam Gray, Granby, MA; 20 11 Claude Leclerc, Lanoraie, QC; 21 42 Matt White, Northfield, VT; 22 21 Jean-Francois Dery, Quebec, QC; 23 7 Dylan Payea, Milton, VT; 24 3 Mike Kension, Lancaster, NH; 25 41 Christopher Pelkey, South Barre, VT; 26 77 James Linardy, Somerville, MA; 27 49 Matt Anderson, Franklin, NH; 28 00 T.J. Moreshead, Seekonk, MA; 29 21 Reilly Lanphear, Duxbury, VT; 30 22 Peyton Lanphear, Duxbury, VT.

PASS Mods (40 laps) 1 60 Gary Shackford, Center Conway, NH; 2 19 Ben Tinker, New Gloucester, ME; 3 60x Adam Gray, Granby, MA; 4 25 Bruce Helmuth, Wales, ME; 5 85 Jariet Harrison, Freeport, ME; 6 14 Mark Napolitano, North Yarmouth, ME; 7 27 Josh Hedges, New Bedford, MA; 8 2 Matty Sanborn, Windham, ME; 9 16 Patrick Sullivan, Poland, ME; 10 10 Kate Re, Lovell, ME.