OXFORD, Maine – Dale Shaw outgunned T.J. Brackett on a mid-race restart, then held off both Brackett and Tommy Ricker on a couple of subsequent restarts to win the 40-lap Pro Late Model main event in the championship series points opener at Oxford Plains Speedway Sunday afternoon.
Kurt Hewins, Rob Greenleaf and Corey Morgan were also triumphant in feature events on the program’s undercard.
Brackett led the top-tier main event for more than half the distance, holding off Shaw and Ricker until the eventual winner made a bold, three-wide move pay off entering turn one. Ricker and, especially, Brackett kept the pressure on the former NASCAR Busch North Series champion until the checkered flag waved, but couldn’t get by the wily veteran once he was in command.
“It was fun,” Shaw said in victory lane. “I’m glad Pro Stock cars are back here weekly.”
Brackett managed to hold on to second position, with Ricker third under the checkered flag. The runner-up’s father, Tim Brackett, was the fourth-place finisher, with rookie Scott Farrington rounding out the top five.