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TTOMS HEADS TO OPS AS PART OF PRESTIGIOUS 250 WEEKEND

Photo :Laura Marie/Passingbird

Seekonk, Mass (August 13, 2019): On Saturday, August 24, 2019, the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) will make its debut at 3/8-mile Oxford Plains Speedway (OPS) in Oxford, ME, for the running of the Oxford Plains 100. Known for its short straights and wide, sweeping turns, the open-wheel action at OPS on the eve of the Oxford 250 promises to be intense with a stacked field of talented modified competitors scheduled to compete.

“We are really excited to be running at Oxford Plains Speedway,” said Series managing partner, Wayne Darling, “and honored to have been invited by Tom Mayberry and his team to run on Oxford 250 weekend. We know that the Tri-Track drivers and teams will put on a show worthy of this weekend.”

Pit gates open at 9am on Saturday, August 24. Grandstands open at 10:30am for a full-day of practice from 10:30 to approximately 4:00pm followed by an evening of great racing action that also includes Street Stocks, Vintage racers, Classic Lites, Legends and ACT Late Models. Heat races are scheduled to go green at 4:30pm followed immediately by feature racing.

Pit admission on Saturday is $40. Grandstand admission is $30 for adults. Juniors, ages 6-12, are $15. Oxford’s traditional Family 4 Pack (2 Adults & 2 juniors) will be available for $65. Skyboxes seats are also available for $50 for adults and $25 for juniors.

The first three races of the TTOMS series have been nothing short of outstanding with heated battles right down to the wire. Series standouts Matt Hirschman of Northampton, PA, Ronnie Williams of Ellington, CT, and Ron Silk of Norwalk, CT, have each posted impressive victories.

And while the action will be much the same, the man standing in victory lane may be different. Despite being the first visit by the Tri-Track Open Modified Series, a number of competitors have competed at Oxford. The Modified Racing Series competed at the facility for many years.  With OPS experience and modified wins to their credit Anthony Nocella of Berlin, MA, Andy Shaw of Center Conway, NH,  and Kirk Alexander of W. Swanzey, NH could be considered favorites to win on August 24.

Nocella won in 2016 when the Modified Racing Series last visited the historic oval; Alexander in 2007. Shaw has a number of starts at the track in both full-fendered and open wheel racers; winning several races in the Pro All Star Series (PASS) Modifieds.

Hirschman, Williams, Silk, of course, can’t be counted out. Matt Swanson, with back-to-back podium finishes in TTOMS competition and Andy Jankowiak, with a string of strong finishes in various Modifieds series this summer, are both poised and ready for a Series victory.

 Other contenders include Woody Pitkat, Tommy Barrett, Les Hinckley, Russ Hersey, and Richard Savary. The stout entry list is dotted with great talent from up and down the east coast and includes the likes of   Geoff Rollins, Joey Jarvis, Jacob Dore,  Matt Galko, Jeff Gallup, Andrew Charron, Kurt Vigeant, Colbey Fournier, Brian Robie, Calvin Carroll, Anthony Sesely, Bill Dixon, Jon Kievman, Carl Medeiros Jr., CJ Bolton and Brad Babb.  

For more information on the Tri-Track Open Modified Series, log on to tritrackmods.com or find the series on Facebook and Twitter. 

Scott Moore scores second career Super Late Model win at Oxford Plains Speedway

Oxford, ME – Scott Moore of Anson raced to his first Super Late Model victory of the season Saturday night, headlining the Budweiser Championship Series stock car racing card at Oxford Plains Speedway.  It was the second career win for the veteran competitor

Moore, who last tasted victory in the top class at OPS during the 2002 racing season, swapped the early race lead with Hebron’s Alan Wilson before settling into an entertaining battle with Josh Childs of Otisfield, who turned in the quickest laps during the race.

But Moore drove masterfully through lapped traffic to reclaim the race lead, and managed to beat a fast-closing Reid Lanpher to the checkered flag by .15-seconds.  Lanpher, of Manchester, raced from 19th starting position to his second-place finish.

Dixfield’s Scott Robbins earned yet another third-place finish, just edging out Farmingdale’s Johnny Clark for the final trophy.  Clark, who started 16th, raced for several entertaining laps with runner-up Lanpher through slower traffic.  Championship points leader Curtis Gerry of Waterboro rounded out the top five after starting in 22nd spot.

Hometown racer Skip Stanley won for the second time this season in the 30-lap main event for Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stock racers.  Stanley won a couple of tough battles to earn his victory, holding off Lisbon’s Rick Spaulding after prevailing in an extended battle with early race leader, and eventual third-place finisher, Pat Thorne of Standish.  Current points leader Matt Dufault of Turner prevailed in a racelong battle for fourth position versus Peru driver Dan Brown.

Jake Hall of Oxford made his first appearance of the season an impressive one, leading the field of four-cylinder Bandit division racers throughout their 20-lap feature race.  Hall’s closest rival was friend Mike McKinney of Bryant Pond, also returning to action after an extended absence.  Defending champion and current points leader Dustin Salley of Mechanic Falls was the third-place finisher.  Rookie Alex Mowatt of Norway and Poland’s Jeff Libby rounded out the top five.

Dale Lawrence of Minot raced to his second Figure 8 race win of the year, leading the 15-lap race from start to finish.  Poland’s Larry Lizotte was the best of the rest, with Greg Durgin of South Paris earning the third-place trophy over the previous week’s winner, Kyle Glover of Oxford.

Brady Childs of Leeds won for the sixth time this season in the Rookie divison.  Minot’s Dylan Cook had his best race, earning runner-up honors ahead of Arundel’s Cole Binette.  Owen Stuart of Naples and Norway’s Jeremy Turner rounded out the top-five.

The Budweiser Championship Series resumes on Saturday, August 10 at 7:00 p.m., with five weekly classes, topped by the Super Late Models.  It’s the first half of a weekend doubleheader at Oxford Plains Speedway, with a 150-lap Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model race topping a special, Sunday racing card at 6:00 p.m. on August 11. The 46th Annual Oxford 250, a PASS National Championship Super Late Model race and New England’s biggest annual short track stock car racing event, is scheduled for Sunday, August 25.  For more information visit oxfordplains.com or call (207) 539-8865. 

Super Late Model (50 laps) 1 03 Scott Moore, Anson; 2 59 Reid Lanpher, Manchester; 3 72 Scott Robbins, Dixfield; 4 54 Johnny Clark, Farmingdale; 5 7 Curtis Gerry, Waterboro; 6 7 Travis Benjamin, Morrill; 7 3 Josh Childs, Otisfield; 8 88 Brandon Barker, Windham; 9 60 Tim Brackett, Buckfield; 10 90 Craig Weinstein, East Walpole, MA; 11 88 Jeff Taylor, Farmington; 12 73 Adam Polvinen, Hebron; 13 50 Jeff White, Winthrop; 14 53 Alan Wilson, Hebron; 15 46 Dennis Spencer, Jr., Oxford; 16 8 Calvin Rose, Jr., Turner; 17 44 Rusty Poland, Windham; 18 81 Dan Winter, Windham, NH; 19 19 Ben Tinker, New Gloucester; 20 36 Ryan Robbins, Dixfield; 21 21 Scott Chubbuck, Bowdoinham; 22 18 Mike Scorzelli, Feura Bush, NY; 23 29 Austin Teras, Gray; DNS 54 Ryan Deane, Winterport; 61 TJ Brackett, Buckfield. 

Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stock (30 laps) 1 1 64 Skip Stanley, Oxford; 2 36 Rick Spaulding, Lisbon; 3 27 Pat Thorne, Standish; 4 61 Matt Dufault, Turner; 5 83 Dan Brown, Peru; 6 09 Mark Turner, Norway; 7 47 Brian Caswell, Buxton; 8 55 Kurt Hewins, Leeds; 9 5 Guy Childs, Lewiston; 10 21 Skip Tripp, South Paris.

Bandits (20 laps) 1 3 Jake Hall, Oxford; 2 08 Mike McKinney, Bryant Pond; 3 18 Dustin Salley, Mechanic Falls; 4 11 Alex Mowatt, Norway; 5 44 Jeff Libby, Poland; 6 24 Travis Verrill, South Paris; 7 54 Chad Wills, Oxford; 8 26 Travis Green, Turner; 9 04 Caleb Proctor, Casco; 10 34 Bobby Doherty, Norfolk, MA; 11 55 Dean Jordan, Jay; 12 20 Brian Hiscock, Turner; 13 1 Grady Doherty, Casco; 14 12 Jake Dobson, Hartford; 15 6 Jacob Pinoski, Hartford.

Figure 8 (15 laps) 1 2 Dale Lawrence, Minot; 2 00 Larry Lizotte, Poland; 3 41 Greg Durgin, South Paris; 4 07 Kyle Glover, Oxford.

Rookie (15 laps) 1 1 Brady Childs, Leeds; 2 87 Dylan Cook, Minot; 3 96 Cole Binette, Arundel; 4 8 Owen Stuart, Naples; 5 09 Jeremy Turner, Norway; 6 95 Maddy Herrick, Norway.

Curtis Gerry dominant in PASS Super Late Model Open 100 at Oxford Plains Speedway

Dave Farrington earns guaranteed starting spot in rich Oxford 250 on August 25

Oxford, Maine – Waterboro, Maine’s Curtis Gerry continued to be the man to beat in Super Late Model competition at Oxford Plains Speedway, driving to another impressive victory in Sunday night’s PASS Open 100-lap main event.

Gerry, a former Oxford 250 winner who leads the standings in the track’s Budweiser Championship Series Super Late Models in his first season as a regular competitor, needed only thirteen laps to work his way into the race lead, spending much of that time behind an entertaining, side-by-side lead battle between Dixfield, Maine’s Ryan Robbins and Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, Massachusetts.

MacDonald got out front for a few laps but Gerry pounced after patiently waiting for his opportunity to get to the front.  From there he managed to maintain a comfortable advantage and made no mistakes on restarts to keep his rivals at bay in dominant fashion.

Late in the race the racer to watch was Dave Farrington of Jay, who used the outside groove to drive around several contenders, getting past MacDonald in the closing stages of the race to earn runner-up honors and a guaranteed starting position in the 46th Annual Oxford 250, scheduled for Sunday, August 25.

MacDonald, a winner in his most recent PASS Super Late Model start at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, celebrated his birthday with the third-place trophy and a stack of new notes as he and his crew chief, Maine native Rollie Lachance, chase the big 250 prize.

Ryan Robbins, who battled for the lead with MacDonald, was fourth across the line.  That was enough to score the ‘half provisional’ which does assure him of a spot in the big 250.  Defending PASS North Super Late Model champion DJ Shaw was the fifth-place finisher.

Josh Childs of Otisfield, Maine was sixth in his first start of the season at OPS, and he’ll be in the 250 on the ‘quarter provisional.’.   Scott Robbins, Evan Hallstrom, Ryan Kuhn and Saturday night’s 100-lap winner, Shawn Martin, rounded out the top ten.

Mike Carignan of Lebanon earned his first-ever PASS Mods victory in caution-plagued, 40-lap main event.  All of the carnage was behind Carignan, coming off a podium finish,  as he led every lap en route to victory lane.

Gray’s Tyler King was the runner-up, racing from sixth starting position into contention for the win in just his third start in the class.  But King couldn’t mount a serious challenge to Carnignan.  Spencer Morse of Waterford, a winner in the previous OPS PASS Mods race, ended up with third-place hardware after all was said and done.  Jariet Harrison of Freeport and Lovell’s Kate Re rounded out the top five.

Jordan Russell scored the biggest victory of his racing career, winning the 50-lap Honey Badger Street Stock Series main event.  It was the second win of the season and second career Street Stock victory for the Norway driver.

Russell started sixth and until almost the halfway point it looked like he’d be chasing polesitter Kyle Hewins from his sixth starting spot.  But Hewins had his mount quit beneath him, and Russell soon capitalized upon the opportunity, outrunning  an equally-quick Shawn Knight of South Paris to the checkered flag. 

Knight earned runner-up honors, grabbing his second OPS Street Stock trophy of the weekend after winning the two previous main events in the class.  Kenny Harrison of Durham, who won the opening round of the Honey Badger Series, was third across the finish line.  Matt Dufault of Turner was the fourth-place finisher, ahead of Hollis racer Gary Babineau, who started the race from last position.

Rookie competitor Alex Mowatt raced to his second win of the season in the 25-lap Bandit Triple Crown Series for the entry-level, four-cylinder class.  Mowatt started on the front row and easily set the pace from the green flag’s appearance to the display of the checkered square.

Chad Wills of Oxford, a winner the previous night at OPS, held off defending division champ Dustin Salley of Mechanic Falls for runner-up honors.  Travis Verrill, the tornado from South Paris, continued his best-ever season with a fourth-place run.  Jay’s Dean Jordan rounded out the top five.

The next event for the Pro All Stars Series Super Late Models is this Sunday evening, July 14 at Oxford Plains Speedway with PASS Mods and the Honey Badger Street Stock Series back in action.  Post time is 6:00 p.m..  For more information visit oxfordplains.comproallstarsseries.com or call (207) 539-8865 for more information.

Unofficial results from Pro All Stars Series Open 100 at Oxford Plains Speedway; Sunday, July 7, 2019 showing finishing position, car number, driver’s name and driver’s hometown:

Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model (150 laps) 1 7 Curtis Gerry, Waterboro, ME; 2 23 Dave Farrington, Jr., Jay, ME; 3 17 Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, MA; 4 36 Ryan Robbins, Dixfield, ME; 5 60 DJ Shaw, Center Conway, NH; 6 3 Josh Childs, Otisfield, ME; 7 72 Scot Robbins, Dixfield, ME; 8 1 Evan Hallstrom, Northfield, VT; 9 72 Ryan Kuhn, East Bridgewater, MA; 10 94 Shawn Martin, Turner, ME; 11 93 Ry Christian III, Uncasville, CT; 12 29 Trevor Sanborn, East Parsonsfield, ME; 13 14 Scott McDaniel, Livermore, ME; 14 41 Tracy Gordon, Strong, ME; 15 47 Kelly Moore, Scarborough, ME; 16 59 Reid Lanpher, Manchester, ME; 17 90 Craig Weinstein, East Walpole, MA; 18 63 John Salemi, Nashua, NH; 19 9 Alan Tardiff, Lyman, ME; 20 09 Mike Landry, Oakland, ME; 21 32 Nick Jenkins, Brownville, ME; 22 73 Adam Polvinen, Hebron, ME; 24 81 Dan Winter, Windham, NH; 25 47 Gabe Brown, Center Conway, NH; 26 61 TJ Brackett, Buckfield, ME; 27 60 Tim Brackett, Buckfield; 28 29 Austin Teras, Gray.

PASS Mods (40 laps) 1 21 Mike Carignan, Lebanon, ME; 2 11 Tyler King, Gray, ME; 3 34 Spencer Morse, Waterford, ME; 4 85 Jariet Harrison, Freeport, ME; 5 10 Kate Re, Lovell, ME; 6 18 Justin Larsen, Peru, ME; 7 35 Bobby Nadeau, Hollis, ME; 8 2 Randy Sanborn, West Baldwin, ME; 9 14 Mark Napolitano, North Yarmouth, ME; 10 15 Wayne Allard, Stetson, ME; 11 52 Colby Benjamin, Belmont, ME; 12 16 Ben Tinker, New Gloucester, ME; 13 64 Matty Sanborn, Windham, ME; 14 13 Ryan Nelson, Oxford, ME; 15 7 Spencer Vaughn, Canton, ME; DNS 87  Dan Bryan, Fryeburg, ME.

Honey Badger Bar & Grill Street Stock Series (50 laps) 1 4 Jordan Russell, Norway; 2 25 Shawn Knight, South Paris; 3 85 Kenny Harrison, Durham; 4 61 Matt Dufault, Turner; 5 2x Gary Babineau, Hollis; 6 1 Billy Childs, Jr., Leeds; 7 55 Kurt Hewins, Leeds; 8 99 George Haskell, Casco; 9 20 Danny Wer, Buxton; 10 27 Pat Thorne, Standish; 11 83 Dan Brown, Peru; 12 67 Michael Haynes, Livermore Falls; 13 77 Jon Brill, Turner; 14 51 Kyle Hewins, Oxford; 15 58 David Whittier, West Poland; 16 2 Ajay Cates, Lyman.

Bandit Triple Crown Series (25 laps) 1 11 Alex Mowatt, Norway; 2 54 Chad Wills, Oxford; 3 18 Dustin Salley, Mechanic Falls; 4 24 Travis ‘Tornado’ Verrill, South Paris; 5 55 Dean Jordan, Jay; 6 04 Caleb Proctor, Casco; 7 91 Greg Sessions, Oxford; 8 84 Doug Degroat, Oxford; 9 44 Jeff Libby, Poland; 10 53 Todd Hallett, Hallowell; 11 1 Grady Doherty, Casco; 12 9 Luke Mowatt, Norway; 13 34 Bobby Doherty, Norfolk, MA.