Brent Dragon: ACT Late Model Tour
Oxford Plains Speedway Race Report
OXFORD, Me. – Brent Dragon of Milton, Vt., scored his first podium finish of the 2011 ACT Late Model Tour season with a third-place finish in The Big Jab 150 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, Maine on Saturday, June 4. Dragon qualified well in his heat race and started the feature in the sixth position. Patience paid off as Dragon spent most of the 150-lap race in the fifth position, allowing him to make a final push in the closing laps of The Big Jab 150 to bring home a third place finish.
WHO: Brent Dragon, Milton, Vt.
TEAM: Avery Motorsports No. 55 Beverage Mart/Furniture World of VT/Charlesbois Freightliner Chevrolet
CREW CHIEF: Donnie Avery, Ashland, N.H.
WHAT: ACT Late Model Tour The Big Jab 150
WHERE: Oxford Plains Speedway, Oxford, Maine (.375-mile oval)
ACT Late Model Tour
LAST RACE: May 22, ACT Spring Green 111, Devil’s Bowl Speedway, West Haven, Vermont (11th)
NEXT RACE: June 18, White Mountain 150, White Mountain Motorsports Park, N. Woodstock, NH (.25-mile oval)
BRENT, SO TELL ME ABOUT YOUR DAY AND THIRD-PLACE FINISH.
When we showed up here, we had a pretty good car right off the trailer. Knew it was pretty good. Qualified real good through the heat and went into the feature thinking we had a pretty good shot at winning the race.
On one of the restarts I missed a shift and it put us back to about 7th or 8th, and it pretty much took me most of the rest of the race to get there and we finally cleared those guys and got back up to fifth. And on the restart I knew we had a little more left and we were able to get by Joey (Polewarczyk) and T.J. Brackett. So to finish third it was a good night – a really good night.
DID TONIGHT HELP WITH GETTING INFORMATION FOR THE TD BANK 250?
Yeah, really good. I’ve always liked the (TD Bank) 250. I run pretty well in that. This car is very strong and I think we’ll have a pretty good shot.