OXFORD, ME – On Saturday night, Ben Ashline won the 100-lap Super Late Model Oxford 250 qualifier at Oxford Plains Speedway, earning himself and his P & A Racing teammates a guaranteed starting spot in the prestigious 47th annual Oxford 250 at the flat 3/8-mile oval this Sunday.
Ashline accelerated away from the pack at the drop of the green as Wyatt Alexander, last week’s Granite State Pro Stock Series winner at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, settled into the second position. Meanwhile, multi-time Oxford Plains track champion and race polesitter Tim Brackett, would fall back to third.
At the halfway point Ashline continued to dominate, having already lapped several cars by the time the flagman displayed the crossed flags. By the halfway mark Alan Tardiff had also moved into the third spot, shuffling Brackett back to fourth, while Alexander continued to maintain the second position.
Late in the race Pro All Stars Series regular, and part-time ARCA Menards Series competitor, Derek Griffith made his way up through the field and around the pair of Tardiff and Brackett with a power move from the bottom groove. He eventually got past Alexander as well, to take over the runner-up position with two laps remaining in the event, adding some drama to the finish.
Ashline would go on to take the checkered flag in totally dominant fashion after leading every lap of the feature event. He was followed by Derek Griffith in second and Wyatt Alexander in third.
They were pursued to the line by former Oxford Plains Speedway – Super Late Model points champion Tardiff in the fourth position, with Brandon Barker rounding out the top five at the track in western Maine made famous by Northeast racing visionary Bob Bahre.
(find feature race results listed below)
Stay tuned to superlatemodel.com. We will have more from Oxford Plains Speedway and the 47th annual Oxford 250 as it becomes available.
Oxford Plains Speedway – Oxford 250 Qualifier
Super Late Model – Feature Results
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