Spencer holds off MacDonald, Adams;
OPS stands alone in beating weather

OXFORD, Maine – Dennis Spencer Jr. didn't disappoint the fans who braved a cool, damp night at Oxford Plains Speedway to watch the only live race in northern New England on Saturday night.

Spencer led wire-to-wire but survived a three-lap shootout and the charge of Massachusetts invader Eddie MacDonald and reigning Oxford Networks Late Model champion Travis Adams to rule the 40-lap main event at OPS.
Shawn Martin and teenager D.J. Shaw completed the top five in a 25-car field. Spencer earned the pole position for the main event by charging from 10th to the lead in the space of six laps during his qualifying race.
Only three caution flags slowed the entire 11-race program, which was completed in just over two hours.
Jim Childs became the fourth different winner in four Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy Mini Stock features this spring. The 2006 division champion stayed eight car lengths ahead of point leader Justin Karkos throughout the second half of the event. Shane Kaherl placed a career-best third.
Sumner Sessions is the hottest commodity in the Allen's Strictly Stock division through the opening month of the 2007 season. Sessions led all but the first eight circuits of Saturday's 30-lap encounter for his second straight win, and he hasn't finished lower than second in four starts. Tommy Tompkins recovered from an early crash to take away second from Kim Tripp on the final lap.
Two of Oxford's Acceleration Series divisions waged features in the opening round of the Agren Appliance Grand Slam.
In the Allen's Ladies, Dottie Patria claimed her first career victory in more than two full season of trying, outrunning Cathy Manchester and Patty Brannon in a lively battle.
Rick Hebert ascended to the Call of the Wild RV Center Sport Truck win when Jake Burns' truck failed the post-race inspection. Burns was seeking his third win without a loss this season. Third-place Marvin Hamilton also ran afoul of the tech gang, elevating Lee Spurling to second and Corey Williams to third.
The Acceleration Series resumes this Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Punctuating the next round of the Championship Series on Saturday, May 26 is a holiday weekend fireworks bonanza. Racing begins at 6:30 p.m.

OXFORD NETWORKS LATE MODEL (40 laps): 1. Dennis Spencer Jr., Oxford; 2. Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, Mass.; 3. Travis Adams, Canton; 4. Shawn Martin, Turner; 5. D.J. Shaw, Center Conway, N.H.; 6. Ricky Rolfe, Albany Township; 7. Doug Coombs, Livermore; 8. Glen Luce, Turner; 9. Travis Stearns, Gray; 10. Dale Verrill, Paris; 11. Billy Childs Jr., Leeds; 12. Dave MacDonald, New Gloucester; 13. Brad Hammond, Sabattus; 14. Zach Emerson, Sabattus; 15. T.J. Watson, Harpswell; 16. Jon Brill, Bridgton; 17. Rick Valentine, Greene; 18. Ben Ashline, Pittston; 19. Neil Martin, Freeport; 20. Carey Martin, Denmark; 21. Tommy Ricker, Poland; 22. Don Wentworth, Otisfield; 23. Bill Childs Sr., Leeds; 24. Scott King, Livermore Falls; 25. Corey Morgan, Lewiston.

ALLEN'S COFFEE FLAVORED BRANDY STRICTLY STOCK (30 laps): 1. Sumner Sessions, Norway; 2. Tommy Tompkins, Mexico; 3. Kim Tripp, Oxford; 4. Matt Williams, Brownfield; 5. Billy Childs Jr., Leeds; 6. Mike Short, Auburn; 7. Scott Belskis, Dixfield; 8. B.J. Chapman, Naples; 9. Skip Tripp, Sabattus; 10. Dave Brannon, Lisbon; 11. Zach Emerson, Sabattus; 12. Larry Emerson, Durham; 13. Mark Bowie, Mechanic Falls; 14. Danny Smart, Buxton; 15. Todd Hall, Auburn; 16. George Haskell, Casco; 17. Bob DiPompo, Jay; 18. Rick Thompson, Naples; 19. Glen Henderson, Sabattus; 20. Nick Coates, Turner; 21. Ben Krauter, Raymond.

ALLEN'S COFFEE FLAVORED BRANDY MINI STOCK (30 laps): 1. Jim Childs, Leeds; 2. Justin Karkos, Livermore Falls; 3. Shane Kaherl, Jay; 4. Adam Polvinen, Oxford; 5. Butch Keene, Turner; 6. Jeff Prindall, Lisbon Falls; 7. Don Frechette, Turner; 8. Ashley Marshall, Jay; 9. Bill Irving, New Gloucester; 10. Kevin Bishop, Oxford; 11. Dale Durgin, Norway; 12. Greg Watkins, Bridgton; 13. Dave Mooney, Wales; 14. Chris Varney, Scarborough; 15. Rich Sirois, Leeds; 16. Bob Guptill, Mechanic Falls.

CALL OF THE WILD RV CENTER SPORT TRUCK (20 laps): 1. Rick Hebert, Peru; 2. Lee Spurling, New Gloucester; 3. Corey Williams, Sumner; 4. Yogi Hiscock, Jay; 5. John Lizotte, Mechanic Falls; 6. Kevin Oliver, Gray; 7. Rene Foster, Minot; 8. Ryan Farrar, Oxford; 9. Brian Farrar, Sumner; 10. Devon Smith, Norway; 11. Joe Farrar, Oxford; 12. Doug Stevens, West Sumner; 13. David Smith, Norway; 14. Herb Farrar, Sumner.

ALLEN'S COFFEE FLAVORED BRANDY LADIES (20 laps): 1. Dottie Patria, Turner; 2. Cathy Manchester, Gray; 3. Patty Brannon, Lisbon; 4. Christina Spaulding, Lewiston; 5. Debbie Marston, Hartford; 6. Shannon Wheeler, Auburn; 7. Annie Chartier, Mexico; 8. Vanna Brackett, Buckfield.