Brackett earns Oxford victory

Posted June 28, 2009, at 10:38 p.m.

OXFORD — Tim Brackett of Buckfield earned his first feature win in five years Saturday night, taking the victory in the Late Model 40-lap race at Oxford Plains Speedway.

Travis Adams of Canton was second, Tommy Ricker of Poland third, Billy Childs, Jr. of Leeds fourth and Scott Robbins of Dixfield fifth.

OTHER OXFORD RESULTS

Strictly Stock: 1. Tommy Tompkins (Dixfield), 2. Skip Tripp (Poland), 3. Kim Tripp (Oxford), 4. B.J. Chapman (Bridgton), 5. Jerry Harrison (Freeport); Mini Stock: 1. Steve Barker (Jay), 2. Calvin Rose, Jr. (Turner), 3. Justin Karkos (Jay), 4. Darrell Moore (Mechanic Falls), 5. Larry Melcher (Livermore Falls); Runnin’ Rebel: 1. Kyle Hewins (Leeds), 2. Zach Audet (Chesterville), 3. Troy Jordan (Turner), 4. John Childs (Leeds), 5. Matt Dufault (Turner); Sport Truck: 1. Ryan Farrar (Oxford), 2. John Lizotte (Mechanic Falls), 3. Kevin Oliver (Gray), Ross Spurling (New Gloucester), 5. Jeff Schmidt (Mechanic Falls)

Wiscasset Raceway

At Wiscasset, Chris Thorne of Sidney drove to victory in the Late Model class at Wiscasset Raceway on Saturday, leading from wire to wire.

Seth Raven wound up second, followed by Erik Nash in third, David Folsom in fourth and Danny Smart in fifth.

OTHER WISCASSET RESULTS

Mini Stock: 1. Thomas True, 2. Kevin Douglass, 3. Pete McCollett, 4. Ryan Ripley, 5. Tasha Dyer; Mini Trucks: 1. Ryan Hayes, 2. Roger Allard, 3. Russ Anderson, 4. Opie Allard, 5. Josh Harjula; Strictly Streets: 1. Ian Bresnehan, 2. Jamie Henderson, 3. Mike Hodgkins, 4. Wally Henderson, 5. Mike Moody; Super Street: 1. Allan Moeller, Jr., 2. Josh St. Clair, 3. Shawn Austin, 4. Ryan Gero, 5. Ryan St. Clair; Pro Stocks: 1. Chuck Colby, 2. Jeff Burgess, 3. Scott King, 4. Charlie Colby, 5. Joe Creamer

Solid race for Earnhardt

At Loudon, N.H., Dale Earnhardt Jr. had one of the most satisfying 13th-place finishes in his NASCAR career Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Gas strategies and a rain-shortened race probably cost the crowd favorite a better finish, but Earnhardt ran well throughout the day, spending most of the 273 laps in the top 10 and running quite a bit in the top five.

“We ran good today,” said Earnhardt, in only his sixth race with crew chief Lance McGrew. “I want to thank Lance and the team. … They did a good, man, giving me a good car. I had fun today. I hope we can keep this up.

“Being around fifth and looking at the top five, that was great,” he added. “Seeing the leaders most of the day in your windshield is better than where we have been.”

Earnhardt moved up one spot in the standings to 19th with nine races remaining until the start of the Chase for the championship, which will include only the top 12 drivers.

“We are inching so slowly up back in to where we need to run,” he said. “It is taking a while but, hopefully, we keep moving forward.”

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