Rose Tops Oxford Plains Super Late Model Field

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OXFORD, Maine – Calvin Rose Jr. raced to his first super late model win of the season Saturday night in Budweiser Championship Series stock car racing action at Oxford Plains Speedway.

Rose, a former champion in the second-tier Street Stock class, took the lead away from four-time track champion Timmy Brackett about a quarter of the way through the 50-lap, caution-free race, then stayed in front of fast-closing Curtis Gerry.

It was the secondSuper Late Model win for Rose.  Gerry, who lined up 19th, again impressed, earning runner-up honors without the benefit of a restart.  Brackett, who has been luckless all season long, ended up with the third-place trophy after the checkered flag waved.

Dan Winter was fourth across the finish line, followed by Cole Butcher.  Scott Robbins, Jeff White, Ryan Deane, Scott McDaniel and Reid Lanpher filled out the top-10.

Billy Childs Jr. didn’t lead every lap of the Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stock main event, but no one ever got all of the way by the 2018 champion in the 30-lap race and he scored his first triumph of this season.

Matt Dufault, the division’s defending champion and current points leader, put on a show in the outside groove, challenging Childs before earning runner-up spoils.  David Whittier, who led a couple of laps while battling Childs from the outside groove, was the third-place finisher.  Rick Spaulding, the previous week’s winner, charged from the back of the pack to finish fourth. Skip Stanley rounded out the top five.

Defending Bandit division champion Dustin Salley continued to dominate in Budweiser Championship Series four-cylinder competition, winning his fifth race this season in his third different winning ride. Rookie Alex Mowatt was the best of the rest, followed by Chad Wills, Tyler Green and Travis Verrill.

Brady Childs raced to his fifth victory of the year in Rookie class competition to remain atop the championship standings.  Owen Stuart was forced to settle for runner-up honors, snapping a two-race winning streak. Maddie Herrick earned third-place hardware, ahead of Derek Cook and Jeremy Turner.