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Breeanna Spaulding gets tenth win

Breeanna Spaulding wins another Ladies Division race
Feature win for Breeanna Spaulding

(Oxford ME) They say that life has two certainties: death, and taxes.

Maybe it’s time for a third: Breeanna Spaulding will dominate in the Ladies Division.

Breeanna was at it again today at Oxford Plains Speedway easily winning for the tenth time.

“Some weeks I really have to work for it,” said Breeanna afterwards.  “Some weeks it’s easy.”

This was one of those “easy” ones.

Breeanna came out of the second row in the 15-lap feature and had the lead for good on the third lap.

In the heat race (8 laps) the same thing happened.  In both races, Breeanna got by Kasie Kolbe on the outside, and sailed home unchallenged.

“I’ve enjoyed racing with the ladies,” added Breeanna, “but I wish it was a little more competitive.”

Chloe Kiley – second place

Chloe Kiley ended up second and Kasie Kolbe finished third.

This was the second time that Chloe has finished in the runner-up spot this season.

“I was good on the outside,” Chloe said, “but once I got to the bottom there was not a lot.”

Last week Chloe won for the only time in 2021. 

That race was not a pleasant memory for Breeanna Spaulding.  The 27-year-old was cleanly in front with another win just a few turns away when suddenly her car came to a stop and the other cars moved by her.  What happened?  “The wires burnt onto the manifold, and it made the car die,” said Breeanna.  “I had no choice but to stop racing, unfortunately.”

Chloe took advantage of Breeanna’s car trouble.  “I was right behind her when her car quit,” said Chloe.  “I’m happy I didn’t hit her.  For a second, I didn’t know what to do but we made it through.”

Breeanna told me that she will race in the Outlaws Division next year.  “We bought a new car.  We’ll have our current car for the ladies and use my new car for the Outlaws.”

Breeanna Spaulding wins heat

After dominating the Ladies Division in 2019 (won first ten races), Breeanna tried the Outlaws last year.  It didn’t go very well.

“My car couldn’t really keep up,” she said.  “We had some altercations with other people.  It just wasn’t worth it. But now we have a new car.”

Chloe’s car (#16) is currently being used in both the Outlaws and the Ladies.  Jon Emerson has been driving it in the Outlaws.

“I’m not sure about next year yet,” added Chloe.  “I might buy another car and have two to race.”

Chloe does know a thing or two about buying cars since she currently sells cars at Bessey Motor Sales.

Breeanna in the lead over Chloe in the feature

Kasie Kolbe was third in the feature and Amara Parker was fourth.

The weather was cool but not cold.

I liked the 4PM start because the more daylight the easier it is for picture taking.

Only one more week for points. 

A month from now I’m back in Amesbury (MA) teaching driver’s education part-time.  Talk about dangerous!

(All the pictures above and below will enlarge considerably if you click on them.)

First turn in the Ladies feature with Kasie Kolbe leading
Breeanna Spaulding pressures Kasie Kolbe in the third lap of the feature
Amara Parker’s car
Chloe Kiley’s car waiting to go in the Outlaws feature
Number one in points in the Ladies Division

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Chloe Kiley wins 4th straight Ladies Division feature at Oxford Plains Speedway

Chloe Kiley gets the checkered flag and her 4th straight Ladies Division victory

Chloe Kiley

Betty Nelson

(Oxford ME) You don’t have to look very hard to find the weekly winner in the Ladies Division at Oxford Plains Speedway.

It’s going to be either Betty Nelson or Chloe Kiley.

At least that’s the way it has been through nine features this season.

Betty dominated July with three wins.

Since then?  It’s been all Chloe.

Tonight, was Chloe’s fourth straight victory in August at OPS.

“It’s been nice,” said Chloe about the consecutive wins.  “The car wasn’t so good today in practice but felt great in the race.  The rain really loosened the rubber up.”

The start of the feature with Betty Nelson (8) on the pole

Betty started on the pole in both the heat and the feature.  Chloe was in the second row in both races.

Betty lost the inside lane in both races and Chloe took advantage and went on to win.

“It was all about learning for me tonight,” explained Betty afterwards.  “We didn’t race last week, and we have a new motor.  This car has more power, so cornering was an adjustment. I need to get better getting into corners and off corners.”

In the feature, Betty held the lead into the sixth lap with Chloe close behind looking for an opening. On a corner in Lap Six the opening presented itself.

“I think she (Betty) got a little loose and went up and I had enough to fill the hole and took it from there,” said Chloe about getting the lead for good.

Chloe Kiley (16) gets inside of Betty Nelson (8) in the heat race

“She (Chloe) got by me because of my error,” recalled Betty.  “I went up a little bit on the corner and it was all her lane.  She took it.  She’s a good driver.”

Chloe was able to expand her lead over the final fourteen laps.

In the closing laps, Addie McDaniels was able to get by Kasie Kolbe to reach third.  At the end, Addie was pressuring Betty for second place.

I asked Chloe about winning four straight times: “I have a great car.  I’d like to thank my dad, Johnny, and Michael Haynes for lending me this motor and everyone who helps out back.”

It will be interesting to see how Chloe and Betty match up in the races ahead as Betty gets more familiar with the new car.  “We’re hoping over the next few weeks to get it all dialed in,” added Betty.

Chloe Kiley gains separation in the feature

Chloe has annually made steady progress in the points section of the Ladies Division and is the current leader.  She was 4th in 2017.  Tied for 3rd in 2018 and 2nd in 2019.  “I don’t really know how I’m different from 2017 which was my first year of driving,” said Chloe.  “I have had a lot more seat time since then.  Larry Emerson has been very helpful in teaching me how to drive this track.”

A little bit of rain before the races but dry once it started.

The Bandits weren’t scheduled for tonight so that gave me a chance to cover the Ladies Division.  Bandits are scheduled to race on Friday with the 250 two days later.

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All of the pictures above and below will enlarge considerably if you click on them.

Start of the feature

Heat battle for 3rd place

Betty Nelson (8) holds off Addie McDaniels (68) for second place

Chloe Kiley takes the lead from Betty Nelson in the feature

Chloe Kiley presses Betty Nelson

Betty Nelson led some early laps in the feature

Between races

 

 

 

 

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