Oxford, Maine - DJ Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire dominated the Super Late Model action Saturday night at Oxford Plains Speedway, winning the 50-lap headline Budweiser Championship Series race handily.
Shaw, the two-time and defending Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model Champion, quickly made his way up into contention from his mid-pack starting slot and easily maintained his advantage once in front of the field aboard his Precision JLM 60.
Buckfield's TJ Brackett, a two-time champion in the top-tier Budweiser Championship Series class, made a late charge into second position, unofficially taking over the top spot in the battle for the Super Late Model championship at the historic oval track on Route 26. Brackett's rise locks up a starting spot in next Sunday's rich Scott's Recreation Oxford 250.
Gabe Brown, a 14-year-old rookie from Center Conway, New Hampshire, claimed his second straight trophy with a third-place finish in just his fourth Super Late Model race. Scott Moore of Anson raced with the leaders throughout the event and finished in fourth position. Winterport's Ryan Deane made a last-lap move into the top five, just .019-seconds better than Alan Wilson of Hebron.
Alan Tardiff of Lyman, who had entered the night leading the championship standings, got spun twice in the race, yet managed to finish seventh after passing several car as many as three times during the 50-lap finale. The top ten was completed by Connecticut's Ray Christian III, Kyle Hewins of Leeds and defending track champion Timmy Brackett of Buckfield.
Racing action at Oxford Plains Speedway resumes on Wednesday, August 23 at 7:00 p.m., with other events on Friday and Saturday night leading up to the $25,000-plus-to-win, 44th annual Oxford 250, sponsored by Scott's Recreation and Fastway Trailer Products, scheduled for Sunday, August 27 at 1:30 p.m. For more information please visit oxfordplains.com or call (207) 539-8865.