OXFORD – Jon Brill and Carey Martin posted feature wins on a strange night at Oxford Plains Speedway Saturday, as inclement weather wreaked havoc on the evening’s program.

The headline event of the night was a 150-lap contest for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS), yet an hour and a half rain delay meant a late start for the visiting touring series competitors.

The ensuing revised schedule brought the track’s four support divisions into the spotlight, and the action kicked off the holiday weekend in fine fashion.

Don Frechette and Tommy Tompkins were also feature winners on Dunkin’ Donuts Night at the 3/8-mile oval.

In early feature action, Frechette recorded his first career victory in the 30-lap Mini Stock feature. The Turner native grabbed the point from early leader Dale Durgin on lap two and survived one restart to take down the win. Rookie hotshot Adam Polvinen came from 14th to finish second, while former champion Don Mooney was third. OPS veteran Jim Childs worked his way up to fourth at the finish, while point leader Larry Melcher completed the top five.

Brill notched his second win of 2006 in an exciting Agren’s Appliance Late Model Stock feature. The Sebago native powered his way past T.J. Watson of Harpswell on lap 12 and cruised to a convincing win. Bill Childs Jr. battled up front the entire distance and finished second, while OPS veteran Glen Luce came home third. It was the first podium run for Luce in several years. Former champion Travis Adams finished fourth while Dale Verrill placed fifth.

Tompkins grabbed the lead from B.J. Chapman on lap 16 and hung on to capture the 30-lap Strictly Stock feature. Due to the hour and one-half rain delay, the Strictly gang ran just one feature Saturday rather than the usual twin-20 lap events.

Skip Tripp battled up front for much of the race and settled for second, while Zach Emerson took over the coveted points lead with a fine third-place run. Kim Tripp came from deep in the field to claim fourth, while Chapman finished fifth. Four cautions slowed the pace in the most trouble-plagued feature of the evening.

The green flag for the Roy’s All Steak Hamburgers R&D Land Sales 150 waved at approximately 10:30 p.m., a late start for the region’s top Pro Stock teams.

In earlier qualifying action, Corey Williams, Scott Chubbuck and Bill Whorff Jr. earned heat wins.

Due to the lengthy rain delay, officials planned to start all 34 cars on hand and eliminate the last-chance consolation rounds.


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