FRASER WINS IN FINE STYLE Oxford, ME (May 22) - Scott Fraser of Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia drove his No. 08 Atlantic CAT Monte Carlo to his first-ever career victory at Oxford Plains Speedway in the New England Dodge Dealers 100, the opening...
FRASER WINS IN FINE STYLE
Oxford, ME (May 22) - Scott Fraser of Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia drove his No. 08 Atlantic CAT Monte Carlo to his first-ever career victory at Oxford Plains Speedway in the New England Dodge Dealers 100, the opening round of the 1999 International Pro Stock Challenge Series. "The car was loose early," said the 28-year old driver who led all but 16 laps and picked up a cool $5,000.00 for the win. "When the clouds moved in and the track tightened up the car came to us." Fraser started the feature from the outside pole and took the lead for the first time on the first lap. He stayed on the point until lap 36 when Jerry Babb of Maine slipped under Fraser through traffic. Fraser retook the lead on lap 58 and stayed there to the checkers. A stellar 48-car field was on hand for the event with 36 cars making the starting grid. Motor Mart Heat race winners included Adam Friend, Maine, Louie Mechalides, Mass. and Ralph Nason, Maine. Fraser set quick time and established a track record for the pro stock division at Oxford in the Snap-on Tools Time Trials with a lap of 15.333 seconds. Jerry Babb won the Motor Mart Dash for Cash.
Round 2 of the International Pro Stock Challenge is set for June 26th at Scotia Speedworld in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
FINAL RESULTS (UNOFFICIAL - starting position in brackets): 1. ( 2) Scott Fraser - Nova Scotia; 2. (7) Tim Brackett - Maine; 3. (1) Jerry Babb - Maine; 4. (3) Dave Dion - Maine; 5. (6) Ben Rowe - Maine; 6. (15) Sam Sessions - Maine; 7. ( 5) Dan Eddy - Nova Scotia; 8. ( 12) Louie Mechalides - Massachusetts; 9. (11) Adam Friend - Maine; 10. (13) Ralph Nason - Maine; 11. ( 25) Scott Robbins - Maine; 12. (4) Nick Nichols - Maine; 13. (31) Scott Chubbuck - Maine; 14. (19) Jim McCallum - Massachussetts; 15. (24) Kirk Thibault - Maine; 16. (29) Gary Drew - Maine; 17. (26) Steve Knowlton - Maine; 18. ( 27) Derek Lynch - Ontario; 19. (30) Larry Gelinas - Mass.; 20. (16) Bill Zardo - Ontario; 21. (28) Todd Fitz - Maine; 22. (8) Paul Bosse - Maine; 23. (20) Chris Staples - Maine; 24. (14) Bub Bilodeau - Maine; 25. (21) Glen Josselyn - Maine; 26. (10) Johnny Clark - Maine; 27. (22) Gary Bellefour - Maine; 28. (34) John Flemming - Nova Scotia; 29. (18) Steve Henderson - Nova Scotia; 30. (17) Henry Hudson - Maine; 31. (9) Tommy Thompkins - Maine; 32. (32) Robbie Harrison - Maine; 33. (23) Alan Wilson - Maine; 34. (35) Peter Melanson - Maine; 35. (36) Mike MacKenzie - Nova Scotia; 36. (33) Tom Mayberry - Maine.
Caution Periods: 6 Time of Race: 46 minutes