8-27-17 "250" Lap Board
& REID LANPHER #59, 2nd.
MIKE ROWE #24 - 5th
Photos by Norm Marx
Photos by Lindsay Ellison
Curtis Gerry Wins 44th OXFORD 250,
Scores $35,000.00 PLUS
Oxford, ME -- Curtis Gerry of Waterboro dominated when go time came, scoring the biggest racing victory of his career Sunday in the 44th annual Oxford 250 at Maine's Oxford Plains Speedway. With lap leader bonuses included, Gerry's win should be worth over $35,000.

Gerry, who lined up 21st on the starting grid, needed 123 laps to chase down early race leader Cassius Clark in Rollie MacDonald's 13. A round of pit stops saw Scott McDaniel earn some lap leader bonus cash for 26 laps before Gerry took command for good with just over 50 laps to go.

Manchseter's Reid Lanpher made a late charge into second position, claiming runner-up honors for the second time in the Oxford 250. Cassius Clark flat-footed the King 13 to a third-place finish, making a five-figure lap leader bonus check to add to the trophy payoff.

Eddie MacDonald blazed a difficult trail to his fourth-place finish after an apparent heat race victory was negated in post-race tech. 'The Outlaw' from Rowley, Massachusetts needed a provisional starting spot to get in the 250, and was 38th on the grid when the green flag waved to start the main event.

Maine Racing Hall of Famer Mike Rowe of Turner, at age 67, raced to a top-five finish in the region's top full-bodied racing class, in their biggest event of the season. Starting 41st, the man who is by far the most prolific winner in the history of Oxford Plains Speedway, schooled a racer or two en route to the checkered flag.

Wayne Helliwell, Jr., of Dover, New Hampshire - the defending champion of the Oxford 250, was sixth under the checkered flag. Derek Ramstrom of West Boylston, Massachusetts battled his share of adversity and finished in seventh place. Garrett Hall of Scarborough was eighth and proved to be a contender.

McDaniel ended up in ninth position, scoring his best-ever racing payday after lap leader cash is factored in. Alan Tardiff of Lyman rounded out the top ten, just ahead of six-time PASS North Super Late Model champion Johnny Clark of Farmingdale.

They know who he is now in the grandstand. Jeremy Davis of Tamworth, New Hampshire made a last-lap move from third to first, winning the 50-lap last chance race to nail down the 44th and final starting spot to the 44th annual Oxford 250.

For more than half the race two-time Late Model track champion Dennis Spencer was racing hard versus Hall-of-Fame seven-time champ and all-time top OPS winner Mike Rowe from Turner. That tandem spent most of the race less than a car length apart, but a little last-lap bumping and grinding found Davis getting to the checkered flag first.

Spencer was second at the line, with Rowe third, and while Spencer was done for the night, Rowe's night was far from over. Connecticut's Ray Christian III wrapped up a decent weekend for a Super Late Model newcomer in fourth spot. Kyle Hewins of Leeds, in just his fourth Super Late Model start, rounded out the top five.

Ben Tinker of New Gloucester broke a three-race losing streak in PASS Mod competition on Saturday night, and on 250 Sunday he completed the weekend sweep in the open-wheel class, winning for the seventh time this season and extending his already-impressive championship points lead. 

Bruce Helmuth of Wales built a big early lead and may have had a shot at outrunning Tinker if not for caution periods and the resultant restarts. Helmuth was the runner-up, with Steve Dickey, Jr. of Milford, New Hampshire filling out the podium in his best PASS mod run to date.

Unofficial results from the Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model and Mod races Oxford Plains Speedway; Oxford, Maine; Sunday, August 27, 2017 showing finishing position, car number, driver's name, driver's hometown:

Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model Oxford 250 (250 laps)
1 7 Curtis Gerry, Waterboro; 2 59 Reid Lanpher, Manchester; 3 13 Cassius Clark, Farmington; 4 17 Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, MA; 5 24 Mike Rowe, Turner; 6 27 Wayne Helliwell, Jr., Dover, NH; 7 35 Derek Ramstrom, West Boylston, MA; 8 94 Garrett Hall, Scarborough; 9 14 Scott McDaniel, Livermore; 10 9 Alan Tardiff, Lyman; 11 54 Johnny Clark, Farmingdale; 12 44 Trevor Sanborn, East Parsonsfield; 13 7 Glen Luce, Turner; 14 7 Ben Lynch, Charlotte, NC; 15 97 Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., Hudson, NH; 16 94 Shawn Martin, Turner; 17 7 Travis Benjamin, Morrill; 18 23 Dave Farrington, Jr., Jay; 19 00 Bryan Kruczek, Newmarket, NH; 20 60 Tim Brackett, Buckfield; 21 73 Adam Polvinen, Hebron; 22 60 DJ Shaw, Center Conway, NH; 23 50 Jeff White, Winthrop; 24 15 Mike Hopkins, Hermon; 25 72 Scott Robbins, Dixfield; 26 09 Jeremy Davis, Tamworth, NH; 27 2 Lonnie Sommerville, St. Johns, NB, Canada; 28 41 Tracy Gordon, Strong; 29 4 Ben Rowe, Turner; 30 99 Sarah Cornett-Ching, Summerland, BC, Canada; 31 45 Kodie Connor, Kannapolis, NC; 32 8 Calvin Rose, Jr., Turner; 33 09 Justin Drake, Burnham; 34 97 John Flemming, Halifax, NB, Canada; 35 48 Bobby Timmons, Windham; 36 53 Cole Butcher, Porters Lake, NS, Canada; 37 01 Andy Saunders, Ellsworth; 38 12 Derek Griffith, Hudson, NH; 39 73 Joey Doiron, Berwick; 40 4 Jay Fogelman, Durham, NC; 41 16 Travis Stearns, Auburn; 42 10 Kyle DeSouza, Williamston, SC; 43 03 Joe Squeglia, Jr., Derry, NH; 44 61 TJ Brackett, Buckfield.

13 Cassius Clark 1-123, 7 Curtis Gerry 124-172, 14 Scott McDaniel 173-197, 7 Curtis Gerry 198-250.

Entries Received - OPS - 8-27

PASS Super Late Model Last Chance Race (50 laps)
1 09 Jeremy Davis, Tamworth, NH; 2 46 Dennis Spencer, Jr., Oxford; 3 24 Mike Rowe, Turner; 4 93 Ray Christian III, Norwich, CT; 5 2 Kyle Hewins, Leeds; 6 0 Scott Luce, Strong; 7 84 Scott Mulkern, Falmouth; 8 90 Derek Kneeland, Sebago; 9 71 Gary Drew, Casco; 10 47 Gabe Brown, Center Conway, NH; 11 03 Scott Moore, Anson; 12 8 Jeremie Whorff, West Bath; 13 32 Nick Jenkins, Brownville; 14 42 Corey Bubar, Windham; 15 99 Craig Slaunwhite, Halifax, NS, Canada; 16 12 Joe Graf, Jr., Manwah, NJ; 17 24 Billy Penfold, Oxford; 18 4 Jay Fogelman, Durham, NC; 19 7 Nick Reno, West Bath; 2001 Andy Saunders, Ellsworth; 21 9 JT Thurlow, Windham.

Photos by
Norm Marx

PASS Mods (40 laps)
1 19 Ben Tinker, New Gloucester; 2 25 Bruce Helmuth, Wales; 3 12 Steve Dickey, Jr., Milford, NH; 4 60 Gary Shackford, Center Conway, NH; 5 17 Scott Alexander, Glenburn; 6 28 Mark Lundblad, Jr., Conway, NH; 7 64 Matty Sanborn, Windham; 8 44 David Grysk, Standish; 9 2 Randy Sanborn, West Baldwin; 10 5 Devin Curit, Saco, 11 27 Josh Hedges, Rochester, MA; 12 12 Jimmy Emerson, Windham.

Photos by
Norm Marx

Ben Tinker of New Gloucester broke a mild dry spell with an impressive, 40-lap triumph in the PASS Mods class. Tinker, who won the first five PASS Mod races this season, grabbed three lesser trophies before nailing down win number six on the season Saturday night.

Popular Windham racer Matty Sanborn led the first 25 laps before Tinker went by. Sanborn then held off former division champion Scott Alexander of Glenburn to earn the second-place trophy. Conway, New Hampshire's Mark Lundblad, Jr. was fourth, followed by Steve Dickey, Jr. of Milford, New Hampshire.

PASS Mods (40 laps) 1. 19 Ben Tinker, New Gloucester; 2 64 Matt Sanborn, Windham; 3 17 Scott Alexander, Glenburn; 4 28 Mark Lundblad, Jr., Conway, NH; 5 12 Steve Dickey, Jr., Milford, NH; 6 60 Gary Shackford, Center Conway, NH; 7 25 Bruce Helmuth, Wales; 8 12 Jimmy Emerson, Windham; 9 44 David Grystwicz, Standish; 10 2 Randy Sanborn, West Baldwin; 11 5 Devin Curit, Saco; 12 05 Dennis Scribner, Otisfield.

Photos by Lindsay Ellison
Wednesday, August 23rd

On the Oxford Plains Speedway Front Stretch.
Photos by Norm Marx


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