Champions in all 11 divisions were crowned Saturday at Oxford Plains Speedway in the track’s final regular-season event of the year.

Capping off the trophy presentations was Dave Farrington Jr. of Sabattus winning his second straight Super Late Model championship. A sixth-place finish in the final feature was enough for Farrington. Trevor Sanborn won the feature, and former division champ Curtis Gerry was the runner-up.

Other drivers to successfully defend their titles were Brandon Varney in Outlaws and Alex Mowatt in Bandits. Varney finished fourth in his feature, which was won by Chris Foster, and Mowatt was third in his clinching effort, behind Nick Wilson and brother Luke Mowatt.

Other 2021 Oxford Plains Speedway champions:

• Street Stocks: Jordan Russell, who finished second to Kyle Hewins in Saturday’s race.
• Rookies: Maddy Herrick, who was runner-up to Samuel Wardwell in the feature.
• Figure 8s: Eric Hodgkins, who also won Saturday’s feature.
• Ladies: Breeanna Spaulding, who won yet another division feature.
• Sport Trucks: Brad Weismann, a fifth-place finisher Saturday behind 2020 champ Ryan Farrar.
• 4-Cylinder Figure 8s: Jason Cyr, the runner-up to Scott Merrill on Saturday.
• Runnin’ Rebels: AJ Smith, who finished fourth in the feature.
• Cruisers: Dominik Knowlton, who capped off his championship season by placing third in the feature.

Racing will take a break at Oxford Plains until Saturday, Oct. 16, when the Pro All Stars Series SLMs and Mods visit, along with the American-Canadian Tour Flying Tigers and the Oxford Plains Street Stocks. The following day, Oxford Plains will host its fourth Motor Mayhem event of the season, Armageddon of Destruction, which will feature an enduro, as well as other specialty races. The Oxford Acceleration Series divisions will also be in action.



According to media reports, including WGME via Bangor Daily News, and social media posts from those at the track Saturday night, Beech Ridge Motor Speedway owner Andy Cusack announced at the end of the night’s racing action that he was under contract to sell the property to developers and the track would likely close at the end of the season.

The track opened in 1949 after being built by Jim McConnell, who eventually sold the property to Cal Reynolds in 1973. Andy Cusack’s father, Ralph Cusack, bought the track from Reynolds in 1981.

Andy Cusack reportedly left open the slight possibility of the new owners operating the track in 2022.


Before the news about the track’s impending sale, championships were decided at Beech Ridge on Saturday night.


Gary Smith won a close points battle in the Pro Series, with Joe Pastore picking up the feature win. Smith finished fifth in Saturday’s race, with championship runner-up Corey Bubar also the feature’s runner-up.

Pastore also won the Sports Series feature, while Chris Smith was the runner-up en route to winning the championship. In the Wildcats division, Wade Kennedy claimed the points title while Dan McKeage Jr. Won the feature.

The rest of the champions:

• Keith Petrin, Mighty Trucks (David Lamson won the feature)
• Brandon Lizotte, Beetle Bugs (feature winner as well)
• Brandon Johnson, Mad Bomber Varsity (won feature)
• Brandon Williams, Mad Bomber JV (runner-up to Nathan Barth in feature)


Wiscasset Speedway had its Group 1 divisions on the track Saturday night, including the final regular-season Super Streets feature of the season.

Mike Hodgkins was the Super Streets feature winner, while James Osmond clinched the points championship.

In other action, Readfield’s Daniel Harding won in the 4-Cylinder Pro division to become the youngest feature winner in the track’s history — at 11 years, 4 months old.

Nick Hinkley won the Pro Stocks feature, while Doug Degroat captured the checkered flag in the Thunder 4 Mini division.

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