Champion Travis Adams puts on show in Oxford Networks Late Model feature

OXFORD, Maine – Sumner Sessions was simply tired of finishing second.
The veteran driver's string of runner-up finishes to open the 2007 Oxford Plains Speedway season was great for Sessions' point total. Ultimately, though, most drivers in the slam-bang Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy Strictly Stock division want to win races and let everything else take care of itself.

Sessions put away the bridesmaid outfit Saturday night, reeling in Skip Tripp on lap 62 and surviving Tripp's late rally to win a caution-free but stereotypically wild Double T Fence 100.
In addition to a frantic, five-car battle for third place and the drama of the leaders weaving their way through waves of traffic, the race concluded with three cars on the business end of a wrecker after a bizarre finish.
Somehow, Sessions and Tripp steered clear of the closing carnage and finished two-thirds of a lap of the field. Third place wasn't settled until the final corner, with three-time division champion Larry Emerson using the outside lane to cross the line a whisker in front of Kim Tripp.
Not far behind, B.J. Chapman fought off Tommy Tompkins and Rick Thompson to land a well-earned fifth.
It the last of five thrilling Championship Series features on a crisp, moonlit evening at the historic oval.
Reigning Oxford Networks Late Model champion Travis Adams scored his first win of the spring in the new-look top division in impressive fashion, leaving behind a furious, five-car clash for the runner-up spot.
Don Wentworth claimed that position ahead of Brad Hammond, local legend Mike Rowe, Dennis Spencer Jr. and Ricky Rolfe. The top six finishers have combined for a staggering 15 championships in numerous racing divisions at OPS.
For the second straight week, the Allen's Mini Stock division produced a first-time OPS winner. Don Frechette led wire-to-wire and held last week's conqueror Justin Karkos and Adam Polvinen at bay for the breakthrough triumph. Jeff Prindall and rookie Bill Irving completed the top five.
The first-time trend carried over into the Macdonald Motors Runnin' Rebel ranks, where Craig Pyy dodged the repeated challenges of Jamie Leavitt, Troy Jordan and Gregg Norton for his initial four-cylinder triumph at the track.
Pyy's win came in the first of twin 20-lap sprints for the Rebel gang. Mark Childs Jr. posted his second victory in four days in the second go-round, leading cousin Josh Childs across the stripe.
OPS roars back to life on Wednesday, May 16 with the third week of the Oxford Acceleration Series. Racing begins at 6:30 p.m. The Championship Series resumes next Saturday, May 19 with Superior Concrete Night, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

ALLEN'S COFFEE FLAVORED BRANDY STRICTLY STOCK (100 laps): 1. Sumner Sessions, Norway; 2. Skip Tripp, Sabattus; 3. Larry Emerson, Durham; 4. Kim Tripp, Oxford; 5. B.J. Chapman, Naples; 6. Tommy Tompkins, Mexico; 7. Rick Thompson, Naples; 8. Zach Emerson, Durham; 9. Matt Williams, Brownfield; 10. Mike Short, Auburn; 11. Kurt Hewins, Leeds; 12. Danny Smart, Buxton; 13. Nick Coates, Turner; 14. Mark Bowie, Mechanic Falls; 15. Greg Sessions, Oxford; 16. Ben Krauter, Raymond; 17. Todd Hall, Auburn; 18. Chris Mosher, Litchfield; 19. Scott Belskis, Dixfield; 20. David Vaughn, Naples; 21. Billy Childs Jr., Leeds; 22. George Haskell, Casco; 23. Bob DiPompo, Jay.

OXFORD NETWORKS LATE MODEL (40 laps): 1. Travis Adams, Canton; 2. Don Wentworth, Bridgton; 3. Brad Hammond, Sabattus; 4. Mike Rowe, Turner; 5. Dennis Spencer Jr., Turner; 6. Ricky Rolfe, Albany Township; 7. Tommy Ricker, Poland; 8. T.J. Watson, Harpswell; 9. Dave MacDonald, New Gloucester; 10. Shawn Martin, Turner; 11. Zach Emerson, Sabattus; 12. Glen Luce, Turner; 13. Gary Chiasson, Peru; 14. Carey Martin, Denmark; 15. Scott King, Livermore Falls; 16. Corey Morgan, Lewiston; 17. Neil Martin, Freeport; 18. Travis Stearns, Gray; 19. Ben Ashline, Pittston; 20. Tim Pendergast, Swanville; 21. Rick Valentine, Greene; 22. Jon Brill, Bridgton; 23. Bill Childs Sr., Leeds; 24. Scott Hodgdon, Mechanic Falls; 25. Dale Verrill, Paris.
ALLEN'S COFFEE FLAVORED BRANDY MINI STOCK (30 laps): 1. Don Frechette, Turner; 2. Justin Karkos, Livermore Falls; 3. Adam Polvien, Oxford; 4. Jeff Prindall, Lisbon Falls; 5. Bill Irving, New Gloucester; 6. Butch Keene, Turner; 7. Ashley Marshall, Jay; 8. Ben Audet, Wilton; 9. Greg Watkins, Bridgton; 10. Kevin Bishop, Oxford; 11. Dale Durgin, Norway; 12. Dave Mooney, Wales; 13. Shane Kaherl, Jay; 14. Jimmy Childs, Leeds; 15. Dale Brackett, Norway; 16. Chris Varney, Scarborough.
MACDONALD MOTORS RUNNIN' REBEL (20 laps): 1. Craig Pyy, Gorham; 2. Jamie Leavitt, Minot; 3. Troy Jordan, Turner; 4. Gregg Norton, Lewiston; 5. Derek Cook, Livermore Falls; 6. David Cook, Lewiston; 7. Jason Cummings, Waterford; 8. Nic Stanley, Buckfield; 9. James Wood, New Gloucester; 10. Kevin Noyes, Raymond; 11. Scott Farrington, Oxford; 12. Patrick Elsman, Hebron; 13. Rick Giguere, Auburn; 14. Jeff Hebert, Auburn; 15. Don White, Leeds; 16. Charlie Hall, Oxford; 17. Cole Flagg, Livermore; 18. Ryan Philbrick, Wilton.

MACDONALD MOTORS RUNNIN' REBEL (20 laps): 1. Mark Childs Jr., Mechanic Falls; 2. Josh Childs, Oxford; 3. Matt Dufault, Turner; 4. Doug Degroat, Oxford; 5. Jeff Beaule, Lewiston; 6. Kyle Hewins, Leeds; 7. Tyson Jordan, Poland; 8. Brandon Munroe, New Gloucester; 9. Justin Hynes, Windham; 10. Brian Hawthorne, New Gloucester; 11. Monica Martin, South Paris; 12. Brady Romano, Livermore Falls; 13. Scott Perkins, Oxford; 14. Paul Cook, Mechanic Falls; 15. Ryan Varney, Oxford; 16. Todd Foss, Windham; 17. Nathan Guptill, North Turner.