Dana Cook, Caleb Emerson-Mains among Armageddon of Destruction winners at Oxford Plains Speedway
Oxford, Maine — Richmond’s Caleb Emerson-Mains scored an impressive 25-lap victory Sunday afternoon, highlighting the Armageddon of Destruction stock car racing card at Oxford Plains Speedway.
Emerson-Mains would have seen a fair share of action in his mirror if he was looking there, as there were a few anxious rivals having difficulties with fellow competitors on a few occasions. Veteran racer Ron Moon of North Yarmouth put the exclamation point on his championship season with a runner-up finish.
photo by Norm Marx
Oxford, ME — Curtis Gerry of Waterboro nailed down his second PASS Super Late Model win this season at Oxford Plains Speedway Saturday afternoon, while his closest on-track rival, Travis Benjamin of Belfast, riding a runner-up finish to nail down his second career PASS North championship.
Gerry, who added his name to the lists of Legends by winning the 44th Annual Oxford 250 back in August, had the best season of his career hot on the heels of what was previously his best year ever in 2016.
The Saco House of Pizza 7 and Gerry methodically cruised into contention from 12th starting position as Ben Rowe, Tracy Gordon, Dave Farrington and Joey Doiron took turns setting the race pace, with Brandon Barker also a notable early factor.
Photos BEECH RIDGE MOTOR SPEEDWAY ON SUNDAY, SEPT. 17, 2017
Photos by Peter & Mary Taylor
by Ken Minott
Wiscasset Speedway was back in action Saturday night with Group 2 on the track plus the final appearance of the season for the Nelcar Legends. With just one more week of racing for the group in two weeks, the championship points chases came more into focus by the end of the night, while one division – the Strictly Streets – was locked up.
The Wood Pellet Warehouse Late Model Sportsman was the spotlight division for the night with a 45 lap feature. Brandon Fowler #22 of Rome led the 15 car field to the green flag.But as usual, the heavy hitters were lurking deep in the field and with the extra 10 laps in their race, there was little doubt they would rise to the front. Heat 2 winner Will Collins #25 was the first to get there from his 7th starting position, grabbing the lead with relative ease from Fowler and pulling out to a comfortable advantage. #17 Chris Thorne and #33 Josh St Clair were next to arrive on the scene. While the pair were able to get to the lead pack, they were not able to mount much of a challenge to Collins. For Collins it was his first win of the season, making him the 8th different winner in the division’s 11 races. St Clair, the division runner-up, tightened up the points chase with another strong 2nd place finish. Thorne settled for 3rd. The top 5 was filled by Rookie Brandon Bailey or Wiscasset and Cody Verrill of Richmond, The race went caution-free for the full 45 laps.
photo by Norm Marx
Scarborough, Maine – Garrett Hall of Scarborough prevailed in spectacular fashion Sunday afternoon in Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model competition, just beating out nine-time PASS champion Ben Rowe of Turner in a wild finish that saw Hall’s car need a tow to Beech Ridge Motor Speedway victory lane.
Hall, who was seeming unbeatable on long green flag runs during the second half of the 150-lap race, saw a trio of late-race restarts put both Rowe and the reigning PASS Super Late Model champion, DJ Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire, in contention.
MELCHER CLAIMS THUNDER 4 MINI TITLE WITH WIN ON SPECIAL NIGHT AT WISCASSET
by Ken Minott
Saturday night Wiscasset Speedway hosted Group 1 Fan Appreciation Night with the help of Mainely Motorsports TV. Along with the usual pre-race driver autograph session and kids bike races, the two organizations combined forces to help race sponsor Bozzutos Inc raise money for Maine Special Olympics through their Hometown Foundation. Over 70 Special Olympians were in attendance as the sponsor’s special guest, but 12 of them got a treat as they were chosen to help present trophies to the drivers in victory lane. A brief rain shower delayed the start of the show by an hour, but it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the fans and drivers.