Shawn Martin Punches Oxford 250 Ticket


OXFORD, Maine – Shawn Martin won his first super late model main event of the season and also earned a guaranteed starting spot in the Oxford 250 in the 100-lap Budweiser Championship Series Super Late Model headliner at Oxford Plains Speedway Saturday night.

Martin, twice a champion in the late model class at Oxford Plains, started the race from seventh position and, in the biggest and most-talented field of the season, methodically worked his way into contention, setting up a tremendous battle for the lead with Kelly Moore.

Martin prevailed and Moore stayed fast, but later spun while battling for second spot when he may have jumped the curbing on the inside of the racetrack. D.J. Shaw, the reigning Pro All Stars Series North champion, got to second spot but could not mount a serious challenge to Martin in the closing laps.

Reid Lanpher made a late charge to third spot after starting 11th.  Curtis Gerry got a fourth-place finish and extended his championship points lead in the process.  Reigning PASS Super Late Model National champion Derek Grifith rounded out the top five.

Other winners on Saturday at Oxford Plains included Rick Spaulding (Street Stocks), Chad Wills (Bandits) Dale Lawrence and Kyle Glover (Figure 8), Owen Stuart (Rookie) and Jesse Michaud (Vintage).