The Benjamin Motorports team came into this past weekend with a lot of momentum on there side after winning the Oxford 250 and finishing 3rd at Speedway 95 in there last two races. So the team had very high hopes of winning at the RE/Max 250. After practice the team was as high as second on the speed charts and after starting 6th in the qualifying race and finishing 2nd the team was really excited to get the 250 underway. The forcast didn’t look good and the rains came and the team would have to wait till Monday morning to get the race underway.
Oxford, Maine – Jeremy Davis of Tamworth, New Hampshire was the dominant car in Budweiser Pro Late Model competition on Buy The Fire Championship Day at Oxford Plains Speedway, cruising to victory lane by a healthy margin in the 75-lap headline event.
While a happy first-time winner celebrated in victory lane, Buckfield’s TJ Brackett managed to maintain his slight points lead over multi-time track champ Shawn Martin of Turner to earn his first title in the top class at OPS.
The new champion’s father, Timmy Brackett of Buckfield – himself a former king of the top class at the historic speedway – claimed runner-up honors in the Pro Late Model finale. Hebron’s Alan Wilson made an impressive charge through the field on the outside groove to claim the final podium position. Billy Childs Jr., of Leeds, and rookie Kyle Treadwell of Auburn rounded out the top-five.
Oxford, Maine — Shawn Knight of South Paris powered to an impressive victory in just his second appearance of the season, dominating the Budweiser Pro Late Model field topping the card in Oxford Championship Series competition Saturday night at Oxford Plains Speedway
Tim Brackett best in 50-lap finale on Saturday night at Oxford Plains Speedway
Oxford, Maine — Tim Brackett of Buckfield topped the card of winners in Oxford Championship Series competition Saturday night at Oxford Plains Speedway. Brackett scored his victory in the 50-lap main event for Budweiser Pro Late Models, wheeling his NAPA Auto Parts-sponsored car into victory lane on Dave’s Small Engines / Walker Mowers Night.
Brackett’s win snapped a two-race win streak posted by his son, TJ Brackett. The elder Brackett, a former champion in the top class at OPS, worked his way into contention and took the lead away from Quinny Welch of Lancaster, New Hampshire late in the headline event on the card. Welch managed to outrun the balance of the field to the checkered flag to post a well-earned second-place finish.
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Oxford, Maine – Buckfield’s TJ Brackett scored his third win of the season in the 50-lap Budweiser Pro Late Model feature race, topping the weekly card in the Oxford Championship Series on Goodwin Chevrolet Night at the Route 26 oval track on Friday night.
“This is awesome,” the winner said from victory lane. “I’ve never won two in a row, let alone three in a season.”
Brackett took the lead away from Conway, New Hampshire racer Mark Lundblad, Jr., who had detonated an engine while leading the main event nearing the halfway point last Saturday night. On the previous Saturday Lundblad led 46 laps before spinning from the lead while battling TJ Brackett for the lead, resulting in track officials sending Brackett to the rear of the restart lineup.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 9 OXFORD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RESULTS FROM OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY
TJ BRACKETT FIRST 2014 REPEAT WINNER IN PRO LATE MODELS AT OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY
Oxford, Maine – Reigning Budweiser Pro Late Model champion TJ Brackett of Buckfield became the first repeat main event winner of the season in the top class of Oxford Championship Series competition, scoring in the 50-lap headlining event Saturday night at Oxford Plains Speedway, .
“It’s been a pretty cool week,” the winner said from victory lane. “First, winning with Kyle Busch at Chaudiere (Quebec, in PASS Super Late Model competition) and now this. Of course, I have to thank Seth Holbrook and the guys in the pits.”
Oxford, Maine – Shawn Martin of Turner took another step toward earning yet another Oxford Championship Series title on Saturday night, capitalizing upon the misfortune of Pro Late Model rookie Mark Lundblad, Jr. to win the 50-lap feature event at Oxford Plain s Speedway.
Gorham’s Joe Pastore, Jr. claimed victory in the 40-lap PASS Sportsman Series finale, while other main event victors were Spencer Morse of Waterfortd, Kyle Hewins of Leeds and Oxford’s own Shaun Hinckley.
SHAWN MARTIN WINS WILD ONE AT OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY
The glory days returned to Oxford Plains Speedway this past weekend as the track returned to Saturday night racing after trying Friday nights for the past couple of seasons. Winners on Whited RV night included Shawn Martin, Spencer Morse, Guy Childs Sr. Joe Pastore and Shawn Hinkley.
Point leader Shawn Martin survived all challenges, and took advantage of other driver’s bad luck to lay claim to the Budweiser Pro Late Model checkered flag. Race long leader Mark Lundblad Jr., and TJ Brackett tangled sending Brackett to the rear, and Lundblad to the pits hooked to a wrecker. Martin inherited the lead with four laps to go and held off Joe Pastore, whom started dead last in the 24th position for the win. Following the lead pair were Tim Brackett, Scott Moore and Kyle Treadwell. Sixth through tenth positions included Jeremy Davis, Alan Wilson, Gary Norris, Tommy Ricker, and Scott McDaniel. Heat checkers flew for Lundblad, Donnie Wentworth and Billy Childs Jr.
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DEANNA BISBEE COLLECTS THIRD OAS WIN AT OXFORD
Denna Bisbee closed in on point leader Chris Burgess after claiming her third Oxford Acceleration Series victory of the season on Whited RV night at Oxford Plains Speedway this past Wednesday evening. Other winners included Jamie Heath, Shelby Lawrence, Brian Darling and Will Dunphy.
The Outlaw 25 lap main event was a tangled web as tight racing throughout the pack kept the finish in doubt until the checkers flew. Early leader Joe Morey launched and engine in front of the field with ten laps remaining, opening the door for Bisbee and Bryce Mains to battle to the finish. Mains got to the outside with three laps remaining, but was unable to complete the pass allowing Bisbee to take the popular win. Mains, Chris Burgess, John White Jr., and Brady Romano completed the top five. Heat wins went to Morey and Josh Toothaker. Burgess now leads Bisbee by a mere five points and he holds a nineteen point edge over Bryce Mains sitting in the third spot.
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THE GLORY DAYS RETURN TO OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY RACING SATURDAY NIGHTS AT 7PM, KIDS PIT TOUR 6:25PM
The glory days of racing will return to Saturday nights at Oxford
Plains Speedway beginning this Saturday, August 2nd with Whited RV from
Auburn hosting the evening’s activities. After trying to make a go of things
on Friday nights for the past two seasons, the decision was made to switch
to Saturday night racing for the balance of the season.
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KIDS BIKE RACES ON TAP THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT
The Wednesday night Oxford Acceleration Series returns to action this coming Wednesday night, July 30th at 7pm. Highlighting the five division card of events will be bike racing for the kids during intermission.
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Oxford, ME – Joey Doiron and the #73 Wild Willy’s Burgers/JBJ Machine team were fresh of a win in the last Pro All Stars Series event at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway going into their biggest race of the season. The team had another strong outing in the biggest short track race in the country, the Oxford 250. Doiron lead over 70 laps early on, and was in contention for the win late in the race when with ten laps to go, he suffered an engine issue that he was forced to ride out with, finishing the 250 lap race in 11th place.
“It’s really disappointing to have it finish that way for us,” Doiron said after the race, “We got caught behind a little bit under the long green flag run, but we played the right strategy and I think we would have been on the podium again this year, but it just wasn’t meant to be. I’m still really proud of my team, they did a great job all weekend.”
Oxford, ME – DJ Shaw and the #60 Precision JLM Racing team have had a very successful 2014 season, one of Shaw’s best to date. One race missing from his resume however, is the prestigious Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway is. This year, Shaw’s team went into the race hoping to bounce back from a disappointing night at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway two weeks ago when they had a shock go bad. In the end, Shaw played his pit strategy to be in position for the win late, but couldn’t hold off the teams with fresher tires at the end and ended up with a 12th place effort in the 44 car field.
“We just fought the handle on the car all day for some reason,” Shaw said of the day, “We made our pit stop early to get on a different strategy as the front runners and it almost worked for us, we were there at the end and that’s all we can really ask for, my team did a great job all day and I’m proud of the effort.”
For the first time in two years, Go-Karts returned to Oxford Plains Speedway, as an open practice was held for the JAR Racing Photography Karting Series. The Series will kick off with seven divisions of karting this coming Thursday night at 6pm.
“It was great to see the kids behind the wheel of their karts as every time they took to the track, they improved dramatically, stated General Manager, Dick Therrien. Several of the youngsters were six years old and a little nervous, but before the day was done, they felt much more comfortable. No major incidents occurred, and overall, I was quite happy with the day. I’m looking forward to Thursday night.”
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