Gerry Continues Oxford Plains Success

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OXFORD, Maine – Curtis Gerry raced to his third 50-lap Budweiser Championship Series Super Late Model victory of the season, topping the stock car racing card at Oxford Plains Speedway Saturday night.

Gerry is the only super late model competitor to win more than once at the historic Route 26 oval track this season.

Gerry started 12th and got the job done without the benefit of a caution period, patiently working his way up through the running order before taking the lead away from Calvin Rose Jr., who led most of the race after prevailing in a long battle with fellow Turner competitor Shawn Martin.

Gerry came from a long way back and had plenty of steam to get by the top five once he drove his Ripley & Fletcher Ford into contention.  Rose, a former Street Stock champ seeking his second win in the top class, ended up scoring runner-up honors in front of Dixfield’s Scott Robbins.  Martin and Ryan Deane filled out the top five.

Shawn Knight put his foot to the floorboard and dominated the 30-lap Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stock feature event, posting his second consecutive victory in the class. As the raindrops began to fall and the racing surface greased up, Rick Spaulding manhandled his Monte Carlo to a second-place finish, holding off determined, aggressive challenges by defending champion Matt Dufault, who finished third, and Kurt Hewins. Skip Stanley rounded out the top-five.

Tyler Green wired the Bandits division field in their 20-lap main event to win for the first time this season.  Defending champion and current points leader Dustin Salley remained atop the rankings with a runner-up finish.  Caleb Proctor was right behind the top two title contenders, with fourth spot going to Travis Verrill.

Owen Stuart prevailed for the fourth time this year in a 15-lap feature for Rookie division youngsters.  Championship points leader Brady Childs rebounded from an early spin to earn runner-up honors.  Maddie Herrick finished in third position, ahead of Derek Cook, Minot and Jeremy Turner.

Brandon Varney, a former champion in four and six-cylinder front wheel drive racecars, earned his first main event victory in a V-8-powered, rear wheel drive car with an imptressice score in Outlaw division action.  Calab Emerson-Mains had everyone else covered, with Rick Thompson third under the checkered flag.  Jonathon Emerson and Shaun Hinkley were also top-five finishers.

Cam Childs officially earned the Runnin’ Rebel division victory when apparent winner Cody Childs was disqualified for a technical infraction.  On the racetrack the Childs vs. Childs battle entertained the crowd for a few laps before Cody pulled away and came out on top until the post-race inspection process. Adam O’Neil got runner-up honors in the 20-lap race, with Addie McDaniel ending up in third position.  Championship points leader Nathan Dubuc and Cody White were fourth and fifth-place finishers, respectively.

Will Dunphy Jr. romped to his fourth victory of the year in a 20-lap main event for the Cruiser class. Former division champ Phil Knowlton was the best of the rest with Luke Decoster claiming third-place hardware.

Kolby Morrell outran Randy Green to the checkered flag to earn his second straight victory, and third of the season, in the 20-lap Sport Truck race.

Breanna Spaulding powered to yet another 20-lap victory in the Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Ladies division.  Addie McDaniel was gaining on the winner in the closing laps but settled for runner-up honors.

A downpour forced postponement of both scheduled Figure 8 races to dates later this season.