Max Cookson drives around Oxford Plains Speedway during Super Late Model action Sunday. Oriana Lovell photo

Max Cookson made his debut in the Super Late Model division at Oxford Plains Speedway on Sunday, and it was a victorious initial showing for the Pittsfield native.

Cookson led every cycle of the 50-lap opening day feature to capture the checkered flag in his first SLM race.

Max Cookson celebrates after winning the Super Late Model feature in his debut race in the division on Sunday at Oxford Plains Speedway. Oriana Lovell photo

Cookson, who was last year’s Pro All Stars Series Mods champion, held off Kyle DeSouza and former Oxford Plains SLM champion and 2017 Oxford 250 winner Curtis Gerry for Sunday’s SLM win.

The PASS Mods also were in action at Oxford Plains on Sunday, as they will be for the majority of the Oxford Championship Series dates this season. Shawn Knight took the feature win in the Mods, edging Brandon Varney for the victory.

In the newly formed Thunder Stocks division, Charlie Young won the inaugural feature.

Frank Wear won the feature in the Limited Sportsman division, which made its return to weekly action for the first time since 2006. In the Mad Bombers division, which is based off the former weekly division at now-shuttered Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Nick Wilson captured the checkered flag.


Other winners at Oxford Plains on Sunday were Jordan Russell (Street Stocks), Larry Lizotte (Figure 8s) and Jeremy Turner (Rookies).


Massachusetts native and two-time Oxford 250 winner Eddie MacDonald crossed the finish line first in a 75-lap feature for the PASS Super Late Models on Saturday at Stafford Motor Speedway in Connecticut.

The veteran driver beat 2012 Oxford 250 winner Joey Polewarczyk Jr. and young New Hampshire driver Gabe Brown for the win.


Wiscasset Speedway celebrated opening day for its Group 1 divisions on Saturday. Josh St. Clair won the 40-lap spotlight feature for the Super Streets division, and also finished third in the Pro Stocks feature.

Kevin Douglass was victorious in the Pro Stocks race, leading wire to wire. Other winners were Josh Hall in 4-Cylinder Pros and Zach Audet in the Thunder 4 Mini division.

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