This past Wednesday night, the MRolfeDesigns Pro Late Model Series took on the Oxford Plains Speedway for the first event of their Triple Crown series with a 125-lap feature event. In Time Trials, Ty Majeski picked up his 56th career SARA pole with a lap of 14.228 seconds to set a new track record.
With the Qualifying Dash being scratched for the night, it meant bad news for the entire field as it allowed Majeski to start on the pole, avoiding an invert, and he was able to control the race at the front of the field. With a handful of restarts throughout the night, Majeski was able to pick and choose which lane he wanted to start in, but it didn’t matter as he was able to pull away each time while the field battled it out behind him. Majeski went on to dominate, leading all 125 laps of the race to take the checkered flag, picking up his 54th career SARA victory.
Crossing the line behind Majeski was Tom Wetmore who recovered from a lap 1 incident but made his way back through the field to put up a late challenge before settling for a 2nd place finish. Stephen Janus picked up his best career SARA finish, after running right around the top five all race long before moving up onto the podium in 3rd. Bill Martin had troubles in qualifying which forced him to start from the tail of the field, and he was able to charge towards the front to finish in 4th. Kevin J Myers was the highest finishing car that came down pit road to take tires and used them to crack the top five late to finish in 5th.
Just outside the top five, Russell Berry picked up a 6th place finish after making steady progress throughout the race to work his way towards the front. Matt Rolfe spent most of his race battling inside the top five until a couple late restarts dropped him back to finish 7th. James Wenzel ran in-and-out of the top ten for most of the race, but also took advantage of taking tires later in the race to move up into an 8th place finish. Scott Dunlap and Doc Stout both spent most of their races on the outside of the top ten looking in, but were both able to move up in the later stages to pick up 9th and 10th place finishes respectively.
After five races, Tom Wetmore takes over the points lead heading into next week’s off-week. Wetmore leads by 19 points and will lead the division into the race at Lucas Oil Raceway in two weeks.