(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 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.”
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.
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!
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