BUDWEISER OXFORD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Bandits, Figure 8s,
OXFORD ACCELERATION SERIES
4 Cyl. Figure 8s
9/8 Finishes & 2018 OPS Champions
Ryan Robbins wins Super Late Model
on Championship Night at OPS
Gabe Brown, 15, is youngest
of top class in racetrack’s long history
Oxford, Maine -- Ryan Robbins of Dixfield drove
to his second Super Late Model victory of the season,
while Gabe Brown of Center Conway, New Hampshire earned
his first stock car racing championship atop the
Budweiser Championship Series racing card at Oxford
Plains Speedway Saturday night.
Robbins, a former
PASS Modified track and series champion, became the only
two-time winner in points-counting races in the top
class of competition at the historic Route 26 oval track
Brown, 15, made history with his
title, becoming the youngest-ever premiere division
champion in the almost six decades of motorized
competition at OPS. Brown hopes to secure his 'highway'
driver's license after turning 16 later this week.
Austin Teras of Gray, who won a Super Late Model
race earlier this season at age 15, was the runner-up in
the points finale. Tracy Gordon of Strong, a PASS Open
race winner and BCS winner earlier in the season,
claimed third-place hardware following the 50-lap race.
TJ Brackett of Buckfield passed a lot of cars as he
tried to unseat Brown from the top of the standings, but
the two-time track champion in the top class had to
settle for runner-up honors in the championship battle
for the second straight season. Livermore's Scott
McDaniel, another first-time winner in the top class
earlier this year, rounded out the top five.
Brown crossed the finish line in sixth position,
bouncing back from a mid-race altercation. Ryan Deane of
Winterport, Calvin Rose, Jr. of Turner, Ivan Kaffel of
Raymond and Anson's Scott Moore rounded out the top ten.
Shawn Martin of Turner led much of the race before
getting shuffled out of the lead pack. He finished 11th.
Buckfield's Kyle Treadwell outran all foes in the
30-lap Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stock
class, picking up his first win in the division after
joining the class late in the year. Treadwell led all
the way, extending his lead throughout the 30-lapper
while turning in the quickest Street Stock laps of the
night by a wide margin.
Nick Stanley of Oxford
had his best Street Stock finish, earning runner-up
honors ahead of Norway's Jordan Russell. Last year's
champion, Billy Childs, Jr. of Leeds, was the
fourth-place finisher. Matt Dufault of Turner earned a
fifth-place finish, and nailed down the 2018 Allen's
Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stock division
championship by a narrow margin over Livermore native
and Gray resident Tyler King.
In a unique twist,
feature winner Treadwell, who is the track announcer for
Oxford Acceleration Series action on Wednesday nights
during the summer, interviewed champion Dufault in
victory lane following their event.
of Leeds prevailed in an unusually-clean 20-lap main
event for the Budweiser Championship Series Bandits
division, cruising to yet another impressive victory.
Arthur 'Junior' Goldrup of Oakland, an occasional Oxford
Plains Speedway visitor since his former home track
closed, earned second-place honors. Mike McKinney of
Berlin, New Hampshire worked race traffic nicely to earn
a third-place finish. Cody White of South Paris and
Auburn's Jeff Libby rounded out the top five. Dustin
Salley of Poland finished tenth in the race, but earned
enough points to claim the 2018 track title in the
Kyle Kilgore of South Paris
wrapped up his Championship season in style, winning the
20-lap Figure 8 race for the eighth time this year.
Five-time 2018 winner Dale Lawrence of Lisbon completed
the best season of his 30-year career with a
second-place finish, and second in championship points.
Poland's Larry Lizotte, Greg Durgin of South Paris and
Lisbon's Robert Morey filled out the top five.
Auburn's Thomas Brackett put an exclamation point on his
successful first year of stock car racing competition,
winning the 15-lap Rookie division race and wrapping up
the first-ever championship for the new class for young
racers. It was the 13th win of the year for Brackett.
Brady Childs of Leeds and Owen Stuart from Naples wre
second and third, respectively, ahead of points
runner-up Brady Heath of Waterford.
of Limington won his second consecutive 20-lap main
event in the Outlaw class. Ajay Cates of Lyman moved up
to challenge Gelinas, but had to settle for a
second-place race trophy to go along with his 2018 track
title in the Outlaw class. Rick Thompson of Naples
earned a third-place finish, ahead of Poland's Maggie
Ferland and championship runner-up Calab Emerson-Mains
Conrad Childs of Auburn pulled off a
last-lap move that earned the top step on the podium
following the 20-lap Rebel division feature race.
Lovell's Josh Straiton crossed the finish line in second
position, just ahead of Waterford's Jamie Heath, who
wrapped up the Championship in the Rebels class. Heath
had to walk to victory lane after his car, which had
been leading the race as the final lap began, ended up
against the frontstretch wall as the checkered flag
waved. Oxford's Doug Degroat and Ralph Green of Auburn
closed out the top-five rundown.
of Mechanic Falls prevailed in one of the tighter Oxford
Acceleration Series championship battles, winning the
20-lap Cruiser main event to remain atop the season-long
rankings. Luke DeCoster of Greene kept the race close,
finishing in second position. The champ's car owner and
father, Kevin Varney of Mechanic Falls, earned
third-place hardware. Will Dunphy of New Gloucester and
Oxford's William Barker filled out the top five.
Oxford's own Ryan Farrar completed a season-long sweep
of Truck division main event racing action with yet
another 20-lap score putting the exclamation point on
his second straight championship season. It was the
fourth Truck title for Farrrar. Kolby Morrell of Sebago
made a late charge into second position, with
third-place hardware earned by Chuck Estes of New
Gloucester. After battling for the race lead, a late
incident dropped Arundel's Jared Kimball to fourth in
the finishing order, ahead of Norway's Randy Green.
Kyle Hewins of Leeds was triumphant in the 15-lap
four-cylinder Figure 8 race. Brandon Varney of Mechanic
Falls was the best of the rest, in front of Travis 'The
Tornado' Verrill, from South Paris. Dustin Salley of
Mechanic Falls and Buckfield's Chad Wills completed the
top five rundown. Kevin Varney of Mechanic Falls claimed
the track championship in the first-year racing class.
Maggie Ferland of Poland won for the second time in
two attempts this year in Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy
Ladies division competition. Lisbon's Breanna Spaulding
earned runner-up honors and wrapped up the 2018 Allen's
Coffee Flavored Brandy Ladies Championship. Spaulding
dedicated her championship to the late Rachel Dubois, a
former competitor in the division who passed away in
2016 following a lifelong battle with Cystic Fibrosis.
Kathryn Childs of Auburn, Chloe Kiley of South Paris and
Greene's Susan Veinott rounded out the top five.
Following a few weekends off a doubleheader weekend of
automotive competition closes out the Oxford Plains
Speedway season on October 13-14.
On Saturday, October 13 at 2:00 p.m. the Pro All Stars
Series Super Late Models make their final Northern New
England appearance, topping a racing card including
championship-deciding races for the PASS Mods and
Bandits Triple Crown Series. On Sunday, October 14 at
1:30 p.m. the Speedway hosts the annual Armageddon of
Destruction, with the regular Motor Mayhem events plus
all six Oxford Acceleration Series divisions.
Unofficial results from the
Sunday, September 8 "Championship Night" Oxford
Championship Series and Oxford Acceleration Series stock
car 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 36 Ryan Robbins, Dixfield; 2 29
Austin Teras, Gray; 3 41 Tracy Gordon, Strong; 4 61 TJ
Brackett, Buckfield; 5 14 Scott McDaniel, Livermore; 6
47 Gabe Brown, Center Conway, NH; 7 54 Ryan Deane,
Winterport; 8 8 Calvin Rose, Jr., Turner; 9 78 Ivan
Kaffel, Raymond; 10 03 Scott Moore, Anson; 11 94 Shawn
Martin, Turner; 12 60 Tim Brackett, Buckfield; 13 77
Bryce Mains, Bridgton; 14 28 Mark Lundblad, Jr., Conway,
2018 Oxford Plains
Speedway Budweiser Championship Series Super Late Model
Champion: 47 Gabe Brown, Center Conway, NH.
Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy
Street Stock (50 laps) 1 44 Kyle Treadwell,
Buckfield; 2 62 Nick Stanley, Oxford; 3 4 Jordan
Russell, Norway; 4 1 Billy Childs, Jr., Leeds; 5 61 Matt
Dufault, Turner; 6 77 Jon Brill, Bridgton; 7 36 Richard
Spaulding, Lisbon; 8 22 Joe Hutter, Hebron; 9 11 Tyler
King, Gray; 10 99 George Haskell, Casco; 11 12 John
White, Auburn; 12 21 Zach Bowie, Turner; 13 5 Guy
Childs, Lewiston; 14 56 Addie McDaniel, Bridgton; 15 97
Jason Cummings, Fryeburg; 16 47 Brian Caswell, Buxton;
17 52 Mike Nichols, Livermore Falls.
2018 Oxford Plains Speedway BCS
Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stock Champion:
61 Matt Dufault, Turner.
Bandits (20 laps) 1 54 Kyle Hewins,
Leeds; 2 74 Arthur 'Junior' Goldrup, Oakland; 3 08 Mike
McKinney, Berlin, NH; 4 6 Cody White, South Paris; 5 44
Jeff Libby, Auburn; 6 91 Jamie Heath, Waterford; 7 12
Adam Sanborn, West Paris; 8 52 Chad Wills, Buckfield; 9
55 Dean Jordan, Jay; 10 18 Dustin Salley, Poland; 11 1x
Kevin Varney, Mechanic Falls; 12 77 Rob Crepeau, Minot;
13 24 Travis 'Tornado' Verrill, South Paris; 14 04 Caleb
Proctor, Casco; 15 33 Mike Hiscock, Turner; 16 8 Jeremy
Lauzier, Rumford; 17 68 Mike Rand, Bridgton; 18 1
Brandon Varney, Mechanic Falls.
2018 Oxford Plains Speedway BCS
18 Dustin Salley, Poland.
Figure 8 (20 laps) 1 4 Kyle Kilgore,
South Paris; 2 2 Dale Lawrence, Lisbon; 3 00 Larry
Lizotte, Poland; 4 41 Greg Durgin, South Paris; 5 40
Robert Morey, Lisbon; 6 3 Charlie 'Chachy' Hall, Oxford;
7 54 Jon LIzotte, Lewiston; 8 07 Kyle Glover, Oxford.
2018 Oxford Plains Speedway
BCS Figure 8 Champion: 4 Kyle Kilgore, South
Rookie (10 laps)
1 3 Thomas Brackett, Auburn; 2 1 Brady Childs, Leeds; 3
8 Owen Stuart, Naples; 4 91 Brady Heath, Waterford.
2018 Oxford Plains Speedway
BCS Rookie Champion: 3 Thomas Brackett,
Outlaws (20 laps)
1 37 Wade Gelinas, Limington; 2 2 Ajay Cates, Lyman; 3
74 Rick Thompson, Naples; 4 77 Maggie Ferland, Poland; 5
4 Calab Emerson-Mains, Richmond; 6 26 Richard Kimball,
Casco; 7 39 Gerry Freve, Buckfield; 8 8 Jimmy Duguay,
Lewiston; 9 29 Dean Hanscom, Gray; 10 5 Jason Gammon,
Hollis; 11 94 Cody Childs, Auburn; 12 85 Derrick
Burnham, Gorham; 13 28x John Burnham, Buxton; 14 19
Steve Moon, Gray; 15 28 Matthew Veinott, Greene; DQ 53
Matthew Brill, Bridgton.
2018 Oxford Plains Speedway OAS Outlaw Champion:
2 Ajay Cates, Lyman.
(20 laps) 1 95 Conrad Childs, Auburn; 2 02
Josh Straiton, Lovell; 3 91 Jamie Heath, Waterford; 4 84
Doug Degroat, Oxford; 5 21 Ralph Green, Auburn; 6 44x
Rick Montminy, Auburn; 7 10 Corey Roussel, South Paris;
8 1 Brandon Varney, Mechanic Falls; 9 04 Caleb Proctor,
Casco; 10 50 AJ Smith III, South Paris; 11 148 Don
Smith, Oxford; 12 44 David Cook, Livermore Falls; 13 08
Mike McKinney, Berlin, NH; 14 1x Kevin Varney, Mechanic
Falls; 15 14x Adam O'Neil, Lewiston; 16 12 Chris
Lavanway, Poland; 17 56 Chris Foster, Lisbon; 18 69 John
Plains Speedway OAS Rebels Champion: 91
Jamie Heath, Waterford.
Cruisers (20 laps) 1 1 Brandon Varney,
Mechanic Falls; 2 26x Luke DeCoster, Greene; 3 1x Kevin
Varney, Mechanic Falls; 4 4 Will Dunphy, New Gloucester;
5 28 William Barker, Oxford; 6 12 Skip Tripp, Norway; 7
74 Richard Thompson, Jr., Bridgton; 8 121 Anthony
Giggey, Auburn; 9 50 Gerard Cote, Oxford; 10 41 Dean
Hayward, Gray; 11 72 Phil Knowlton, Oxford.
2018 Oxford Plains Speedway OAS
Cruisers Champion: 1 Brandon Varney,
laps) 1 12 Ryan Farrar, Oxford; 2 5 Kolby
Morrell, Sebago; 3 17 Chuck Este3s, New Gloucester; 4 4
Jared Kimball, Arundel; 5 2 Randy Green, Norway; 6 48
Will Potter, Windham; 7 69 Jon Curtis, Portland; 8 00
John Lizotte, Lewiston; 9 45 Mike Mayberry, Greene.
2018 Oxford Plains Speedway
OAS Trucks Champion: 12 Ryan Farrar, Oxford.
4-cylinder Figure 8 (15 laps)
1 54 Kyle Hewins, Leeds; 2 1 Brandon Varney, Mechanic
Falls; 3 24 Travis 'Tornado' Verrill, South Paris; 4 66
Dustin Salley, Mechanic Falls; 5 55 Chad Wills,
Buckfield; 6 1x Kevin Varney, Mechanic Falls; 7 121
Kevin Bishop, South Paris; 8 6 Greg Durgin, South Paris;
9 21 Ralph Green, Auburn; 10 12 Skip Tripp, Norway.
2018 Oxford Plains Speedway
OAS 4-cylinder Figure 8 Champion:
Varney, Mechanic Falls.
Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy Ladies (20 laps)
1 77 Maggie Ferland, Poland; 2 21 Breeanna Spaulding,
Lisbon; 3 17 Kathryn Childs, Auburn; 4 16 Chloe Kiley,
South Paris; 5 28 Susan Veinott, Greene; 6 44 Anne
Oxford Plains Speedway OAS Allen's Coffee Flavored
Brandy Ladies Champion: