Friday, October 9, 2009

Mixed Entries Headed Into Oxford

New England Dodge Dealers 150 coverage presented by C&S Screenprinting and Burnett Scrap Metals

OXFORD, Me. -- Entries from all over the region have been flooding into Oxford Plains Speedway for the ACT Late Model Tour season finale this Sunday. OPS and ACT officials are expecting cars from across northern New England and Canada.

"We would be thrilled with fifty cars," said OPS Marketing Director Butch Lenberg. "And fifty seems to be the benchmark number for these ACT races [at Oxford] over the last few years. It's the last hurrah for us this year, and there's no reason why we shouldn't have all of our regulars here to compete with ACT."

Lenberg said he expects to see track champion Travis Adams of Canton, Me. attempt to qualify for the race, along with former OPS title winners Shawn Martin, Tim Brackett, and possibly Al Hammond.

Vermont Motorsports Magazine has learned that former Thunder Road Int'l Speedbowl champion Eric Williams of Hyde Park has filed an official entry with ACT for the New England Dodge Dealers 150 on Sunday, as has former White Mountain Motorsports Park champion Quinny Welch of Lancaster, N.H. Milk Bowl pole winner Nick Sweet of Barre and Série ACT-Castrol competitors Daniel and Stéphane Descoste of Québec are expected to travel to Oxford, and multi-time PASS champion Ben Rowe will return to the seat of the Avery #10NH car. reported earlier in the week that young D.J. Shaw will be driving the #55NH car for owner Pete Duto, and Beech Ridge Motor Speedway driver Bradley Babb will race the #60NH car owned by Sally Bolduc, while Big Bigelow of the Caledonian-Record is reporting that White Mountain Motorsports Park champion Stacy Cahoon of St. Johnsbury will be behind the wheel of his familiar #83 car at Oxford. Duto ranks seventh in ACT Owner Points on the strength of two wins by Brad Leighton this season, and the car has also been driven by Phil Scott and Bobby Dragon. Bolduc's entry was raced in ACT competition by Andy Shaw at White Mountain in June and by T.J. Watson at New Hampshire Motor Speedway last month. Cahoon's lone ACT Late Model Tour win came at Oxford in 1995.

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