OXFORD, Maine – Kelly Moore outran all foes with seeming ease once in front of the 50-lap Budweiser Championship Series super late model race, topping the Saturday night stock car card at Oxford Plains Speedway.
In victory lane the winner thanked his son, Ryan, and Jamie Lorfano for putting together an exceptionally-quick race car for him to drive.
Moore – the all-time winningest driver and a former champion of the NASCAR Busch North Series, as well as the 1984 track champion at OPS – started fourth in the main event and quickly moved up to battle front-row starter Brandon Barker for early supremacy.
The veteran champ easily held off all rivals through a couple of restarts and finished about 1.6-seconds ahead of the previous week’s winner and current championship points leader, Curtis Gerry.
Former track champ Scott Robbins battled his way to a third-place finish in his first appearance of the season.
Scott McDaniel looked like a contender for much of the race and just missed out on a trophy by finishing fourth. Calvin Rose Jr. was a top-five runner all race long, ending up in fifth position.
Filling out the top ten were Shawn Martin, Adam Polvinen, rookie Richie Brown, Barker and Ryan Robbins.
The Jackhammer, Shawn Knight, romped to his first victory in the Allen’s Coffee Flavored brandy Street Stock race, pulling off a crowd-thrilling, three-wide pass to claim a lead he would not relinquish.
Knight started third and watched Skip Tripp battle Rick Spaulding for several laps before Knight found room underneath both frontrunners, then pulled away to win the caution-free, 30-lap race by more than three seconds.
Defending Street Stock champion Matt Dufault had an engine go sour in the RW Plumbing No. 61, so he hitched a ride in the George Haskell No. 99 and impressed everyone with a drive from 10th to second under the checkered flag in the unfamiliar mount.
Spaulding was third, followed by Kurt Hewins and Tripp.
Owen Stuart nailed down his third victory of the year in a 15-lap main event for the Rookie class, made up of youngsters not yet old enough for highway driving.
Stuart came out on top in a tight race against current points leader Brady Childs, after they spent the vast majority of the race battling side-by-side for the lead position.
Derek Cook claimed the third-place trophy.
Driving his 1939 Pontiac-bodied stock car, Bub Dow prevailed after a race-long battle against Jesse Michaud in the 15-lap feature race for Wicked Good Vintage Racing Ass’n Hobby division competitors.
Mark Bowie was third in a 1966 Dodge carrying the traditional family number, P38. John Knapp and Keith Smalley rounded out the top five.