McKennedy Wins Oxford Race

Oxford Plains ME — True Value Modified Racing Series point leader Jon McKennedy, of Chelmsford, MA., roared to his third win of the season and his sixth career victory Saturday night, July 18, as he captured the “Maine-ly Sports 100” at the Oxford Plains Speedway, Oxford, ME. The race was run in front of a large crowd on hand for Sundays, TD Banknorth Oxford 250.”

McKennedy, fast in earlier practice sessions, won his qualifying heat, and started on the pole in the 100 lap event. McKennedy jumped into the lead from his pole starting position and held it until passed by Rob Goodenough, W.Swanzey, NH., on lap 17.

Andy Seuss, Hampstead, NH., took over the top spot on the 43rd lap and held off the constant challenges of Goodenough, and then McKennedy, until lap 77. McKennedy, using lapped traffic to his advantage, grabbed the top spot from Seuss. McKennedy then set a torrid pace to go on and score the win.

Ascutney,VT., veteran Dwight Jarvis who started 16th in the field, finished in a respectable runner-up spot, with Buxton, ME., racer David, Pinkham, last years race winner, finishing third. Pinkham started last in a 22 car field. Seuss finished fourth, with Eddie Dachenhasuen, Danbury, CT, making a late race charge finishing fifth.

The race, slowed by only two caution flags on laps 16 and 98, was run off in just 28 minutes.

The TVMRS will now move on to the Thompson, CT Speedway, Thursday, July 23, for the Town Fair 75. Race time is 6:00 PM.

Sources: John Spence/True Value Modified Racing Series PR