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Oxford Champion Travis Adams Files ACT Entry

Oxford Plains (ME) Speedway Track Champion Travis Adams has filed an entry for the New England Dodge Dealers 150 Late Model stock car race at his home track on Saturday (Sept. 13), and will try for his second career victory against the stars of the traveling American-Canadian Tour as they invade Oxford for the third and final time this season.  Adams won the autumn ACT Late Model Tour event last year, and recently wrapped up his third consecutive and fourth overall weekly racing championship at the 3/8-mile Oxford oval.

The Canton, ME racer won two weekly features on his way to the OPS championship, and would become the second Oxford regular to take an ACT victory in 2008, joining Ricky Rolfe, if he were successful in the New England Dodge Dealers 150.  Rolfe, of Albany Township, won an ACT Late Model Tour event at Oxford Plains Speedway on April 26.  ACT regular Joey “Pole” Polewarczyk, Jr. of Hudson, NH won at Oxford on June 21.

Adams’ 2007 ACT Late Model Tour victory came after a hard-fought, lead-swapping duel with Vermonter Scott Dragon.  The pair traded the top spot five times during the race’s 150 laps, the final time coming as Dragon crashed with a lapped car with just ten laps remaining.



OPS Champion Travis Adams (Leif Tillotson photo)

Adams will be joined by Maine natives Rolfe, OPS championship runner-up and two-time ACT winner Shawn Martin of Turner, “Neon” Leon Heckbert of Wilton, and Glen Luce of Turner, who currently ranks eighth in ACT Late Model Tour point standings.  Luce was the runner-up to NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick in July’s TD Banknorth 250 at Oxford.

Out-of-town ACT stars expected at the New England Dodge Dealers 150 include championship point leader Scott Payea, seven-time champion Jean-Paul Cyr, and cousins Scott and Brent Dragon, all of Milton, VT, Montréal’s Patrick Laperle, Québec City’s Donald Theetge, former Oxford Plains Speedway winner Randy Potter of Groveton, NH, and as many as 40 more.

Payea leads Laperle by 42 points (750-708) entering the New England Dodge Dealers 150, the 11th of 12 American-Canadian Tour championship events in 2008.  Qualifying begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, Sept. 13.  Oxford Plains Speedway is located on Route 26 in Oxford, ME.  For more information, call (802) 244-6963 or visit www.acttour.com.