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Re: The Finish of the PASS Super Late Model race at Oxford Plains Speedway on July 31, 2016

After viewing multiple videos and photographs and discussing it with both race teams, we decided that it was a dead heat finish.

A video taken 32 feet behind the start finish line shows the 97 car possibly slightly ahead but a shot from this angle will always favor the outside car.

After talking to many people, whose opinions varied equally and after trying to recreate the finish the best possible way with photos of vehicles taken at the finish line from several different angles, we have decided to call it a dead heat finish.

We are sorry for the confusion to the fans and race teams. We’ll look to improve video angles for the 250.

Photos by
Norm Marx
Photos by
Lindsay Ellison
It's Helliwell by inches in
PASS Super Late Model HP Hood 150
at Oxford Plains Speedway
Oxford, Maine - Wayne Helliwell, Jr. of Dover, New Hampshire prevailed by inches in a thrilling HP Hood 150 Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model race Sunday night at Oxford Plains Speedway. Helliwell just managed to edge out Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. of Hudson, New Hampshire after an epic battle over the last dozen circuits of the 150-lap race.

Polewarczyk led most of the event's second half, looking for his second straight PASS Super Late Model win after his career-first score at White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, New Hampshire seven days earlier.

But Helliwell had other ideas, methodically working his way into contention from an 18th starting position to set up the late-race showdown with 12th-place starter Polewarczyk. They raced side-by-side for most of the last twelve laps, swapping lanes midway through the battle.

While it was a career-first points-counting PASS Super Late Model win for Helliwell, it was his second straight Super Late Model win at Oxford Plains Speedway after his recent 100-lap PASS non-winners score. Helliwell also became the only multi-race winner in the Super Late Model ranks this season at the historic speedplant.

Mike Landry of Oakland took a few tours of the oval as race leader before crossing the finish line in third position, his best-ever run at OPS. PASS North Super Late Model points leader DJ Shaw helped out his championship quest with a fourth-place finish. Veteran Tracy Gordon of Strong rounded out the top five.

Reid Lanpher of Manchester was sixth. Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, Massachusetts filled in for the injured Joey Doiron and finished in seventh position. Garrett Hall of Scarborough, Glen Luce of Turner and Jay's Dave Farrington, Jr. rounded out the top ten.

David Vaughn of Naples picked up his first PASS Modified win in a caution-filled 40-lap race. Vaughn held off last year's track champion, Ryan Robbins of Dixfield, to claim victory. Vaughn, driving for former championship owner Dave Weir, started the race from fifth position.

Robbins took down runner-up honors, with six-time series champion Andy Shaw of Center Conway ending up in third position. Dana Reed of Shapleigh and New Gloucester's Ben Tinker rounded out the top five.

Austin Teras of Windham extended his points lead in the Legends Cars class with yet another 25-lap triumph. Years inherited the lead when frontrunners Peter Craig and Trevor Sanborn spun from the lead and took a couple of other frontrunners off track with them.

Teras, 13, went on to post an easy victory in front of Pembroke, New Hampshire's Casey Call. Colby Meserve of Buxton claimed the third-place trophy, with the top five filled out by Roger Edgecomb of Hiram and Windham's Parker Varney.

The next Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model race is scheduled for Friday, August 12 at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, New Hampshire.

Unofficial results from the HP Hood 150 Pro All Stars Series race at Oxford Plains Speedway; Oxford, Maine; Sunday, July 31, 2016 showing finishing position, car number, driver's name, driver's hometown:

Super Late Model (150 laps) 1 27 Wayne Helliwell, Jr., Dover, NH; 1 97 Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., Hudson, NH; 3 20 Mike Landry, Oakland; 4 60 DJ Shaw, Center Conway, NH; 5 41 Tracy Gordon, Strong; 6 59 Reid Lanpher, Manchester; 7 73 Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, MA; 8 94 Garrett Hall, Scarborough; 9 7 Glen Luce, Turner; 10 23 Dave Farrington, Jr., Jay; 11 49 Brent Dragon, Milton, VT; 12 61 TJ Brackett, Buckfield; 13 54 Johnny Clark, Farmingdale; 14 88 Jeff Taylor, Farmington; 15 9 JT Thurlow, Windham; 16 15 Mike Hopkins, Hermon; 17 94 Shawn Martin, Turner; 18 12 Derek Griffith, Hudson, NH; 19 36 Scott Robbins, Dixfield; 20 73 Adam Polvinen, Auburn; 21 75 Gary Smith, Bangor; 22 24 Mike Rowe, Turner; 23 0 Ryan Vanasse, Berkley, MA; 24 0 Spencer Morse, Waterford; 25 4 Ben Rowe, Turner; 26 16 Travis Stearns, Auburn; 27 47 Kelly Moore, Scarborough; 28 7 Travis Benjamin, Morrill; 29 3 Josh Childs, Oxford; 30 40 Dan McKeage, Gorham; 31 23 Lonnie Sommerville, Barnsville, NB; 32 09 Jeremy Davis, Tamworth, NH; 33 7 Curtis Gerry, Waterboro; 34 50 Jeff White, Winthrop; 35 60 Timmy Brackett, Buckfield; 36 53 Alan Wilson, Hebron.
Modified (40 laps) 1 34 David Vaughn, Naples; 2 36 Ryan Robbins, Dixfield; 3 0 Andy Shaw, Center Conway, NH; 4 60 Dana Reed, Shapleigh; 5 19 Ben Tinker, New Gloucester; 6 21Mike Carignan, Lebanon; 7 64 Matty Sanborn, Westbrook; 8 28 Mark Lundblad, Jr., Albany, NH; 9 9 Evan Armington, Lovell; 10 4 Nik Coates, Turner; 11 00 Geoff Rollins, Groton, MA; 12 25 Bruce Helmuth, Wales; 13 05 Ron Henry, New Gloucester; 14 44 David Grysk, Standish.
Legends Cars (25 laps) 1 29 Austin Teras, Windham; 2 90 Casey Call, Pembroke, NH; 3 92 Colby Meserve, Buxton; 4 27 Roger Edgecomb; 5 18 Brandon Varney, Windham; 6 67 Zac Godbout, Mount Vernon; 7 3 Justin Stacey, Hiram; 8 4 Thomas Everson, Gilmanton Iron Works, NH; 9 7 Kayla King, Buxton; 10 52 Colby Benjamin, Belmont; 11 0 Annette Humphrey, Parsonsfield; 12 21 Brenna Humphrey, Cornish; 13 129 Trevor Sanborn, Eats Parsonsfield; 14 4 Peter Craig, Poland.


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