The Sportsman Street Stock Series visited the Maine bullring, of Oxford Plains Speedway last night for a 75 lap dash. Coming off a dominating win at Thompson last week, Mark Arthur would pick up the pole with a blistering time of 17.376.
Arthur would seem like the man to beat from the drop of the green flag. They yellow flew only once, but that didn’t mean there was a shortage of tight racing action on the track.
Ronald Williams would keep Arthur in his sights the whole race as he patiently waited for the opportunity to make his move. And on lap 67, Arthur would fall victim to the infamous Oxford curb and slide up the track. This would allow Williams to sneak under him and grab the lead with a handful of laps to go.
With the late race move, Williams was able to hang on and pick up his 2nd win of the street stock season. After slipping from the lead, Arthur would try to defend his spot but he would get freight trained and fell to 5th place on the night after leading 66 laps. Mike Belanger got by him for 2nd, as well as Clay Snider, and Jason Garrett grabbing the 3rd and 4th positions.
With his 3rd place finish, and his closest two competitors missing the event, Snider extends his point lead to 150 points over Scott Dunlap with just 3 races remaining on the season.
Next week the series heads back to Lakeland, FL and the USA Speedway. For full results and standings, click HERE.