SATURDAY, JULY 25th
THE DAVE'S SMALL ENGINE REPAIR / VENTRAC ACT 150
OXFORD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
SLM 50 LAPS, OPS MODS
35, STREETS 30,
BANDITS 20, FIGURE 8s, & NEMST 50
Scores Dave’s Small Engine/ VENTRAC ACT 150 Win at OPS
Robbins prevail atop weekly
Series racing card
Oxford, Maine - Joey Polewarczyk of Hudson, New
Hampshire entended his lead in the battle for the ACT
Late Model Tour championship with his victory in the
Dave's Small Engine Ventrac 150 on Saturday night at
Oxford Plains Speedway.
Polewarczyk prevailed in
an aggressive, paint-swapping battle with Windham's Brad
Babb, who looked like a winner before contact from
behind set off a chain of events which cost Babb the
race lead and, eventually, any chance of victory.
Dillon Moltz of Waterford, Connecticut made a late
charge into second position, with Bobby Therrien of
Hinesburg, Vermont filling out the podium. Jimmy Hebert
of Williamstown, Vermont and Wayne Helliwell, Jr. of
Dover, New Hampshire rounded out the top five.
ACT Dave's Small Engine Ventrac 150 heat race victories
were earned by Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, Massachusetts
and Travis Fadden of North Haverhill, New Hampshire.
Scott Robbins of Dixfield scored his second victory
of the season in the 50-lap main event for the Budweiser
Championship Series Super Late Models. Robbins had to
chase down Gary Chiasson of Peru, who led most of the
race before yielding to the eventual winner.
Chiasson's run stopped an extended streak of bad racing
luck. Multi-time track champion Shawn Martin of Turner
charged through traffic to claim the third-place spoils
in the Super Late Model class. Buckfield racers Kyle
Treadwell and Timmy Brackett rounded out the top five.
Chiasson and Brackett won heat races.
Robbins of Dixfield prevailed in the 25-lap feature race
for the OPS Mods division. Matt Sanborn of Westbrook led
most of the race before Robbins got by after an extended
battle, posting a career-best second-place Mods finish.
Evan Armington of Lovell filled out the podium. Scott
Alexander of Newburgh and West Bath's Nick Reno filled
out the top five, just in front of New England racing
Hall of Famer Robbie Crouch of Burlington, Vermont.
Sanborn won the heat race.
Mechanic Falls native
Jon Lizotte returned to his winning ways in the Wood
Pellet Warehouse Figure 8 15-lapper. It was the 100th
OPS victory for the Maine Racing Hall of Famer. The
previous week's winner, Mike St. Germain of Auburn
claimed runner-up honors, with one of the all-time OPS
Figure 8 greats, David Smith of South Paris, nailing
down a third-place finish. Geoffrey Low of Minot and
Auburn's Eric Hodgkins filled out the top five.
Toby Wells of Dublin, New Hampshire continued his
dominance of the North East Mini Stock Tour, easily
pul;ling away from the competition after taking command
midway through the 50-lap race. Rob Greenleaf of West
Bath was the best of the rest, with third position
earned by Justin Trombley of Winter Harbor. Justin
Larsen of Peru and Nicholas Anderson of Oxford,
Massachusetts. Matt Sonnhalter of East Thetford, Vermont
, Wells and Larsen won NEMST heat races.
Childs of Oxford unofficially cruised to his fourth win
of the season in the 30-lap finale for the Allen's
Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stock class, pending the
outcome of an extensive post-race inspection that was
incomplete at press time. Tyson Jordan of South Paris
ended up with a second-place finish after apparent
runner-up Zach Bowie of Greene was disqualified for a
weight infraction in post-race inspection. Andrew Breton
of Sabattus claimed a third-place finish, in front of
Calvin Rose, Jr. of Turner and Bryce Mains of Naples.
Childs and Matt Williams of Brownfield won heat races.
Cam Childs of Leeds muscled his way past Bridgton's
Troy Smith late in the 20-lap main event for the Bandits
division, then held off points leader Shaun Hinkley of
Oxford to post the victory. Smith finished up in third
position, followed by Tyler Green of Turner and
Otisfield's Michael Cleveland. Smith and Jamie Heath of
Waterford won heat races.
Championship Series competition resumes as a part of a
busy weekend this Saturday night
(August 1) at 7:00 PM in a racing card topped by
the Super Late Models.
August 2 at 3:00 PM Oxford Plains Speedway hosts
The HP Hood PASS North SLM 150 with HP Hood Super Late
Model qualifying, PASS Mods and Wicked Cool Midgets. For
more information call (207) 539-8865.
Dave's Small Engine Repair /
Ventrac 150 ACT Late Model Tour (150 laps)
1 97 Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., Hudson, NH; 2 5
Dillon Moltz, Waterford, CT; 3 5 Bobby Therrien,
Hinesburg, VT; 4 58 Jimmy Hebert, Williamstown, VT; 5 27
Wayne Helliwell, Jr., Dover, NH; 6 9 Emily Packard, East
Montpelier, VT; 7 28 Rowland Robinson, Jr., Steuben; 8
16 Travis Fadden, North Haverhill, NH; 9 17 Eddie
MacDonald, Rowley, MA; 10 40 Nick Sweet, Barre, VT; 11
15 Brad Babb, Windham; 12 16 Travis Stearns, Auburn; 13
4 Brandon Atkins, AuSable Forks, NY; 14 9 Kyle Welch,
Newport, NH; 15 30 Rich Dubeau, Plainfield, NH; 16 07
Arthur Heino, Jr., Newport, NH; 17 50 Jeff White,
Winthrop; 18 54 Ryan Deane, Winterport; 19 1 Corey
Mason, Groveton, NH; 20 77 Jimmy Linardy, Somerville,
MA; 21 14 Paul Charrette, Woodstock, CT; DNS 54 Mike
Ziter, Barre Town, VT.
Budweiser Super Late Model (50 laps) 1 36
Scott Robbins, Dixfield; 2 71 Gary Chiasson, Peru; 3 94
Shawn Martin, Turner; 4 44 Kyle Treadwell, Buckfield; 5
60 Timmy Brackett, Buckfield; 6 54 Johnny Clark,
Farmingdale; 7 46 Dennis Spencer, Jr., Oxford; 8 25
Shawn Knight, South Paris; 9 53 Alan Wilson, Hebron; 10
3 Vanna Brackett, Buckfield; 11 28 Mark Lundblad, Jr.,
Conway, NH; 12 11 Tyler King, East Livermore; 13 0
Spencer Morse, Waterford; 14 72 Chuck Colby, Newcastle;
15 20 Mike Landry, Oakland; 16 24 Gunnar Rowe, Turner;
17 75 Gary Smith, Bangor; 18 54 Shane Green, South
Paris; 19 03 Scott Moore, Anson.
OPS Mods (25 laps) 1
36 Ryan Robbins, Dixfield; 2 64 Matt Sanborn, Westbrook;
3 9 Evan Armington, Lovell; 4 17a Scott Alexander,
Newburgh; 5 7 Nick Reno, West Bath; 6 00 Robbie Crouch,
Burlington, VT; 7 14 Scott McDaniel, Livermore; 8 33 Ron
Bryant, Livermore; 9 2 Randy Sanborn, West Baldwin; 10 4
Nik Coates, Turner.
Mini Stock (50 laps) 1 2 Toby Wells, Dublin,
NH; 2 2 Rob Greenleaf, West Bath; 3 34 Justin Trombley,
Winter Harbor; 4 20 Justin Larsen, Peru; 5 55 Nicholas
Anderson, Oxford, MA; 6 5 Jimmy Childs, Leeds; 7 83
Brady Romano, Livermore Falls; 8 85 Michael Viens,
Seekonk, MA; 9 22 Shaun Waites Jr., Raymond, NH; 10 07
Pete Zakarite, Niantic, CT; 11 90 Desmond Skillings,
Antrim, NH; 12 41 Loren Smith, Allenstown, NH; 13 24 Joe
Baxter, Pascoag, RI; 14 12 Darrell Moore, Mechanic
Falls; 15 7 Eric Pelletier, n/a; 16 10 Mitchell Bombard,
Willimantic, CT; 17 33 Matt Sonnhalter, East Thetford,
VT; 18 18 Tim Collins, Windsor; 19 52 Calvin Rose, Jr.,
Turner; 20 43 Dana Shepard, Putney, VT; 21 25 Nic
Skillings, Hillsboro, NH; 22 84 William Schoeler,
Warwick, RI; 23 66 Devin Miranda Taunton, MA.
Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy
Street Stock (30 laps) 1 3 Josh Childs,
Oxford; 2 59 Tyson Jordan, South Paris; 3 33 Andrew
Breton, Sabattus; 4 8 Calvin Rose, Jr., Turner; 5 63
Bryce Mains, Naples; 6 54 Kyle Hewins, Leeds; 7 7 Robbie
Wentowrth, Center Conway, NH; 8 20 Peter Huston, Lisbon
Falls; 9 23 Zach Emerson, Sabattus; 10 39 Gerry Freve,
Buckfield; 11 60 Richard Wentworth, Center Conway, NH;
12 36 Richard Spaulding, Lisbon; 13 03 Zach Dresser,
Oxford; 14 58 David Whittier, West Poland; 15 99 Matt
Williams, Brownfield; 16 71 Jason LaValley, Auburn; 17 4
Jordan Russell, Norway; DQ 04 Zach Bowie, Greene.
Wood Pellet Warehouse Figure 8
(15 laps) 1 27 Jon Lizotte, Mechanic Falls;
2 777 Mike St. Germain, Auburn; 3 54 David Smith, South
Paris; 4 6 Geoffrey Low, Minot; 5 97 Eric Hodgkins,
Bandits (20 laps)
1 56 Cam Childs, Leeds; 2 2 Shaun Hinkley, Oxford; 3 32
Troy Smith, Bridgton; 4 26 Tyler Green, Turner; 5 10
Michael Cleveland, Otisfield; 6 9 Ryan Kane, Oxford;
7 5 Jacob Hall, Oxford; 8 91 Jamie Heath, Waterford; 9
14x Adam O'Neil, Lewiston; 10 6 Greg Durgin, South
Paris; 11 33 Matt Hiscock, Turner; 12 121 Jeremy Farr,
Auburn; 13 88 Brian Hiscock, Turner; 14 44 Rick
Montminy, Auburn; 15 17 Dan Wade, New Gloucester; 16 51
Bill Roberts, Oxford; 17 69 T. James Devlin, West Paris.
Photos by Joseph Johnson