"Roads To Oxford & Richmond"
SUNDAY, JULY 29th
PASS SLM 150
#1 of BANDITS TRIPLE CROWN
Curtis Gerry tunes up for Oxford 250
title defense with 150-lap
PASS Series triumph at
Oxford, Maine - Curtis Gerry of Waterboro
continued his recent dominance of Oxford Plains Speedway
Pro All Stars Series North competition, outrunning
Cassius Clark of Farmington and the rest of a 35-car
starting field to claim victory in Sunday's 150-lap
Super Late Model feature race.
For Gerry it was a
fourth consecutive victory in Pro All Stars Series North
competition at Oxford Plains Speedway, a streak that
began with the 44th Annual Oxford 250 last August. It
was also a series-best fourth PASS North victory of the
season, including a 200-lap score at Scarborough's Beech
Ridge Motor Speedway.
Gerry started the race from
11th position and methodically raced his way into
contention while Cassius Clark set a blistering early
pace aboard Rollie MacDonald's King Racing ride. Gerry
made the most of a couple of late-race restarts to
outgun Clark in the late going. Clark crossed the finish
line in second position, about a second-and-a-half in
front of Manchester's Reid Lanpher.
North Super Late Model championship points leader DJ
Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire was fourth,
followed by Travis Benjamin of Belfast. Benjamin, who
needed a provisional starting position to claim a spot
on the starting grid, lined up for the initial green
flag in 31st position.
Windham's Brandon Barker
had a strong run, resulting in a sixth-place finish.
Kelly Moore was seventh after starting 29th. Ellsworth
native Wyatt Alexander, Westbrook's John Peters and Ryan
Robbins of Dixfield filled out the top ten.
of the top-two Super Late Model finishers, already
assured of Oxford 250 starting positions, opted for the
October Richmond provisional starting spots.
Gray of Belchertown, Massachusetts posted a career-first
PASS Mods victory, acing the 40-lap test in just his
third start on the open-wheel touring series.
Gray had to hold off another racer gunning for his first
PASS Mods score, Freeport's Jariet Harrison, who earned
second-place honors while holding off two-time 2018 Mods
winner Gary Shackford of Center Conway, New Hampshire.
North Yarmouth Mods rookie Mark Napolitano took
a turn at leading the race and nailed down a career-best
fourth-place finish. Bruce Helmuth of Wales nursed his
somewhat-crippled mount to yet another top-five
Kyle Hewins of Leeds took over the
Bandits division ride driven to victory on the previous
night by his older brother, Kurt, and completed the
weekend family sweep in Sunday's 25-lapper, the first
round of this year's Bandits Triple Crown Series.
Mike McKinney pressured the winner throughout the
extra-distance test for the four-cylinder Budweiser
Championship Series class, claiming hard-earned
runner-up honors in front of former division champion
Shaun Hinkley of Oxford. Buckfield's Chad Wills and Eric
Parlin of Mechanic Falls rounded out the top five.
The next event at Oxford Plains Speedway features
the Oxford Acceleration Series, racing Wednesday night
at 7:00 p.m. The Budweiser Championship Series racing
card, topped by the ultra-quick Super Late Models, goes
to post this Saturday night, August 4, at 7:00 p.m.
Oxford Plains Speedway is located at 877 Main Street, on
Route 26, in Oxford, Maine. For more information please
visit oxfordplains.com or call (207) 539-8865.
Results from the July 29 Pro All
Stars Series Super Late Model 150 at Oxford Plains
Speedway; Oxford, Maine showing finishing position, car
number, driver's name, driver's hometown:
Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model (150 laps)
1 7 Curtis Gerry, Waterboro, ME; 2 13 Cassius Clark,
Farmington, ME; 3 59 Reid Lanpher, Manchester, ME; 4 60
DJ Shaw, Center Conway, NH; 5 7 Travis Benjamin,
Belfast, ME; 6 88 Brandon Barker, Windham, ME; 7 47
Kelly Moore, Scarborough, ME; 8 96 Wyatt Alexander,
Charlotte, NC; 9 51 John Peters, Westbrook, ME; 10 36
Ryan Robbins, Dixfield, ME; 11 00 Bryan Kruczek,
Newmarket, NH; 12 9 Alan Tardiff, Goodwins Mills, ME; 13
93 Ray Christian III, Uncasville, CT; 14 24 Mike Rowe,
Turner, ME; 15 7 Glen Luce, Turner, ME; 16 60 Tim
Brackett, Buckfield, ME; 17 23 Lonnie Sommerville,
Barnsville, NB, Canada; 18 61 TJ Brackett, Buckfield,
ME; 19 40 Nick Sweet, Barre, VT; 20 35 Derek Ramstrom,
Worcester, MA; 21 14 Scott McDaniel, Livermore, ME; 22 8
Calvin Rose, Jr., Turner, ME; 23 90 John-Michael
Shenette, Concord, NC; 24 78 Ivan Kaffel, Raymond, ME;
25 4 Ben Rowe, Turner, ME; 26 12 Derek Griffith, Hudson,
NH; 27 15 Mike Hopkins, Hermon, ME; 28 94 Garrett Hall,
Scarborough, ME; 29 97 Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., Hudson,
NH; 30 72 Scott Robbins, Dixfield, ME; 31 03 Joe
Squeglia, Jr., Derry, NH; 32 09 Mike Landry, Oakland,
ME; 33 41 Tracy Gordon, Strong, ME; 34 29 Austin Teras,
Gray, ME; 35 54 Johnny Clark, Farmingdale, ME.
Other Super Late Model entrants:
1 Evan Hallstrom, Northfield, VT; 07 Bill Penfold,
Oxford, ME; 9 JT Thurlow, Windham, ME; 11 Steve
Chicoine, Portland, ME; 16 Adam Gray, Bel;chertown, MA;
18 Wayne Parritt, Steuben, ME; 27 Wayne Helliwell, Jr.,
Dover, NH; 28 Greg Nanigian, Braintree, MA; 28 Mark
Lundblad, Jr., Conway, NH; 32 Nick Jenkins, Brownville,
ME; 39 Chad Dow, Pittsfield, ME; 44 Rusty Poland,
Windham, ME; 50 Jeff White, Winthrop, ME; 53 Billy
Rodgers, Old Orchard Brach, ME; 63 John Salemi, Nashua,
PASS Mods (40 laps) 1 60x Adam Gray,
Belchertown, MA; 2 85 Jariet Harrison, Freeport, ME; 3
60 Gary Shackford, Center Conway, NH; 4 14 Mark
Napolitano, North Yarmouth, ME; 5 25 Bruce Helmuth,
Wales, ME; 6 10 Kate Re, Lovell, ME; 7 19 Ben Tinker,
New Gloucester, ME; 8 16 Patrick Sullivan, Poland, ME;
DNS 2 Randy Sanborn, West Baldwin, ME.
Bandits (25 laps) 1 54 Kyle Hewins, Leeds,
ME; 2 08 Mike McKinney, Berlin, NH; 3 2 Shaun Hinkley,
Oxford, ME; 4 52 Chad Wills, Buckfield, ME; 5 53 Eric
Parlin, Mechanic Falls, ME; 6 79 Travis Lovejoy,
Waterboro, ME; 7 5 Jake Hall, Oxford, ME; 8 18 Dustin
Salley, Poland, ME; 9 1x Kevin Varney, Mechanic Falls,
ME; 10 77 Rob Crepeau, Minot, ME; 11 12 Tyler Green,
Turner, ME; 12 42 Chris Foster, Lisbon, ME; 13 24 Travis
Verrill, South Paris, ME 14 8x Josh Knoll, Mechanic
Falls, ME; 15 51 Kurt Hewins, Leeds, ME; 16 8 Jeremy
Lauzier, Rumford, ME; 17 4 Dennis Scribner, Otisfield,