Adams a Surprise ACT Winner at Oxford Plains Speedway

Travis Adams took his first career ACT win at OPS

Dragon crashes out of win in a heartbreaker, Cyr clinches record seventh ACT title

Stock car racer Travis Adams of Canton, ME was a threat to win the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) New England Dodge Dealers 150 at Oxford Plains Speedway on Saturday evening, but how he went about it was a surprise.  Adams battled with Colchester, VT driver Scott Dragon for the lead throughout the event, but was resigned to second place as the final laps approached.  With nine circuits remaining, however, the lapped car of Doug Coombs spun directly in front the leaders, and Dragon’s Jeffords Steel & Engineering Chevrolet slammed into Coombs’ car.  Both drivers were uninjured, but Dragon’s bid for the win was over.  He was credited with the 29th finishing position.

Following the restart on lap 141, Adams picked up where Dragon left off, and lead the race uncontested on the way to his first career ACT Late Model Tour win.  Adams led the race on three occasions, and finished on the ACT podium for the second time in 2007 – the Oxford Plains Speedway Track Champion was a third-place finisher in ACT’s Time Warner Cable 100 in August.

“Rocket” Roger Brown of Lancaster, NH finished second in the race, and clinched the L/A Harley-Davidson Challenge Series Championship, a five-race mini-series at OPS.  Brown won the prestigious TD Banknorth 250 at Oxford in July.  Former Serie ACT Castrol Champion Donald Theetge of Quebec City finished third ahead of Brent Dragon of Milton, VT and Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, MA.  Shawn Martin, Alan Tardiff, John Donahue, Randy Potter, and Tracie Bellerose rounded out the unofficial Top 10 finishers in order.

Jean-Paul Cyr of Milton, VT clinched his fifth consecutive and seventh overall ACT Late Model Tour Championship over cross-town rival Scott Payea.  Cyr, with a 12th-place finish in the race, set new records in both consecutive and overall ACT championship categories.  Payea finished 17th in the race, the final car on the lead lap.

Scott Dragon (70) leads Adams (03) and Donald Theetge (80) early in the race (Leif Tillotson photo)
The New England Dodge Dealers 150 was slowed by six caution periods, running one hour, 21 minutes, 14 seconds.  Dragon and Adams traded the lead five times during the event.  Twenty-eight of the 34 starters were running at the finish.  Forty-eight drivers attempted to qualify.  For more information on the American-Canadian Tour, call (802) 244-6963 or visit

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – New England Dodge Dealers 150
American-Canadian Tour – Oxford Plains Speedway, Oxford, ME
Saturday, October 06, 2007

Finish-(Start)-Car No.-Driver-Hometown-Car
1. (5) 03 Travis Adams, Canton, ME, Dacata Repair/River Valley Grill Chevrolet
2. (7) 99 Roger Brown, Lancaster, NH, Roger Brown Trucking/Simon Labranche Trucking Ford
3. (3) 80 Donald Theetge, Boischatel, QC, Auto Frank et Michel/Le Centre Honda Chevrolet
4. (6) 55 Brent Dragon, Milton, VT, Beverage Mart/Furniture World of VT Chevrolet
5. (10) 17 Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, MA, New England Mechanical Overlay Pontiac
6. (8) 94 Shawn Martin, Turner, ME, Oxford Networks/Bombardier Chevrolet
7. (27) 88 Alan Tardiff, Lyman, ME, Blow Bros., Inc. Waste/Best Way Disposal Chevrolet
8. (21) 26 John Donahue, Graniteville, VT, National Guard Ford
9. (29) 02 Randy Potter, Groveton, NH, P&R Excavating/JML Grinding Chevrolet
10. (13) 2 Tracie Bellerose, Gorham, NH, National Guard Ford
11. (16) 8 Dennis Spencer, Jr., Norway, ME, Cole-Man’s Concrete Chevrolet

(L-R) New England Dodge Dealers 150 victory lane - third-place Donald Theetge, winner Travis Adams, runner-up Roger Brown (Tillotson photo)

12. (15) 32 Jean-Paul Cyr, Milton, VT, Ehler’s RV/Sticks & Stuff Chevrolet
13. (26) 97 Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., Hudson, NH, Pole’s Automotive Chevrolet
14. (23) 56 Dale Verrill, South Paris, ME, Maine Design Chevrolet
15. (12) 51 Ricky Rolfe, Albany, ME, D.A. Wilson/Race Basics Ford
16. (18) 45 Brian Hoar, Williston, VT, Goss Dodge Dodge
17. (17) 89 Scott Payea, Milton, VT, Ouellette Plumbing & Heating/Metropolitan Pipe Ford
18. (20) 5 Leon Heckbert, Wilton, ME, Brackett Mechanical Ford
19. (34) 18 Jamie Fisher, Shelburne, VT, S.D. Ireland Brothers Concrete Chevrolet
20. (33) 42 Jamie Aube, Bow, NH, Airgas/AcoustaTherm Chevrolet
21. (30) 79 Steve Reny, Boothbay, ME, Cusick Plumbing/Reny Construction Chevrolet
22. (2) 7 Glen Luce, Turner, ME, Thule/K&K Excavation Chevrolet
23. (9) 04 T.J. Watson, Harpswell, ME, Bill Dodge Auto Group/Club Texas Chevrolet
24. (31) 07 Scott Luce, Strong, ME, Sanders Auto/Thorndike & Sons Chevrolet
25. (19) 96 Mark Childs, Mechanic Falls, ME, J&C Trucking & Excavation Ford
26. (22) 28 Corey Morgan, Lewiston, ME, The Sign Store/Altered Image Tattoo Chevrolet
27. (28) 77 Jim Linardy, Malden, MA, Linardy Motorsports Chevrolet
28. (32) 41 Pete Potvin, III, Graniteville, VT, A.J. Rander/Tenco New England Chevrolet
29. (1) 70 Scott Dragon, Colchester, VT, Jeffords Steel & Engineering Chevrolet
30. (14) 57 Doug Coombs, Livermore, ME, Construction Consultants, Inc./Eljen Corp. Ford
31. (25) 36 Brad Hammond, Turner, ME, Roscoe’s Buffet/Ron’s Transmissions Chevrolet
32. (4) 6 Tommy Ricker, Poland, ME, Gendron & Gendron Construction Chevrolet
33. (11) 72 Scott Robbins, Dixfield, ME, Chevrolet
34. (24) 05 Ron Henry, New Gloucester, ME, Wayne Excavators/Sunset Dist. Chevrolet