Racing roundup: Max Cookson wins again in SLMs at Oxford Plains Speedway, takes points lead

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Jun. 6—Max Cookson's stellar start to his rookie season in the Super Late Model division at Oxford Plains Speedway continued Saturday.

The Pittsfield teenager won his second feature of the season, and first since opening day. It was also his third podium finish in four weeks.

His latest victory boosted Cookson to the top of the SLM standings. The win pushed him ahead of two-time defending division champ Dave Farrington Jr., who finished 13th after winning the week before.

Scott Moore was runner-up for the second straight week, and Richie Brown picked up his first podium finish with a third-place showing.

Shawn Knight won his second-consecutive Mods feature, besting Brandon Varney just like the week before. Colby Benjamin rounded out that division's podium.

Corey Morgan (Mad Bombers) and Evan Roy (Rookies) were repeat winners in their respective divisions, and Charlie Young won again in Thunder Stocks as he tries to distance himself from Adam Stearns (Saturday's runner-up) in the point standings for that division's inaugural championships. The four-car field was the biggest of the year so far in the debut season for the division.

Rain washed out the Street Stocks and Figure 8s features Saturday.

It was mostly a night of first-time winners Saturday for Group 1 action at Wiscasset Speedway.

Nick Reno (Pro Stock) and Michael Harrison (Super Streets) both won their first features of the season, while Ben Burgess picked up his first career victory in the 4-Cylinder Pros division.

Only David Cook in Thunder Minis broke up the first-timer sweep, collecting his third straight feature in the division.

Luke LeBrun was the winner in the visiting NELCAR Legends race.

Former Wiscasset Speedway flagman Scottie Frazier died last week, the track announced on its Facebook page.

Frazier was the flagman at Star Speedway this season and was also a chaplain for Racing With Jesus Ministries, according to his personal Facebook page.