While there is still snow on the track at Oxford Plains Speedway in real life, the RB Performance Super Late Model Series made the trip up there anyways and took on the 3/8 mile track for 150 laps of action tonight. While Oxford proves to be one of the toughest tracks on the iRacing service, we tend to have our cleanest races at the small bullring.
Heath Smith would kick things off on the night by picking up the pole with a time of 15.236, just .03 seconds ahead of points leader Tyler Breeding.
Smith would jump into the lead early as Breeding got down behind him quickly. The action started early as Clay Snider got turned in the middle of 1&2 but he would get the car rolling again before losing too much time.
Up front after the first restart, Breeding would work his way under Smith and took over the lead on lap 27. Over the next 25 laps Smith would follow on the tail of the 18 car, but it would ultimately end up hurting his car by running so close and Smith’s engine would let go on lap 52.
This would help out drivers like Matt Rolfe and Fred Moreau as they benefited and moved up into the top 3. The two of them would battle it out a couple of times on restarts. Moreau finally got by on lap 97 and would look to set his sights on the leader, where he would work his way up to Breeding but could not get the run he needed.
The caution flew just 5 times on the night for a total of 25 laps, with the final yellow coming with just 20 laps to go. This would set up the final run to the finish, but Breeding would jump out on the restart and pull out to the lead and sailed to his 2nd SLM victory of the season, his first since picking up the week 1 win. Behind him, Rolfe would grab 2nd back on the restart with Moreau bringing it home in 3rd. Snider would recover to make his way back up to 4th, while Anthony Celeltano had a quietly strong run to finish in the top 5.
With Breeding’s win, and his strong qualifying effort, he would extend his points lead to 26 points over Rolfe in 2nd.
Next week the series heads to the famous Milwaukee Mile for 150 laps in the Howie Lettow Memorial 150 race.
For full results and standings, click HERE.