AUGUST 25, 2019
We were honored
to have Bob Bahre as this year's 250 Grand Marshal.
Thank you to Bob, Sandra and Gary Bahre for
participating in this year's 250.
Thank you to
the drivers and race teams for putting on a great race
event throughout the weekend. We very much appreciate
Thanks to the many fans who joined
us for this great weekend of racing. We hope you enjoyed
all the racing events of the weekend and the full 250
Special thanks to all the staff and
officials who have worked tirelessly to make this event
a success. They have worked extremely hard preparing for
the race and throughout the race weekend making things
We look forward to welcoming you
back to next year's 47th Oxford 250! August 28-30, 2020.
250 GREEN-FLAG LAPS
for the Super Late Models
2019 250 LAP BOARD
NORTH EAST MINI STOCK TOUR
Oxford Championship Series: STREET
Acceleration Series: REBELS
N0RTH/NATL. SLMs at OPS
OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS -
1) 7 - Travis Benjamin - 250 Laps
2) 12g -
Derek Griffith - 250
3) 60x - DJ Shaw - 250
- Johnny Clark - 250
5) 15 - Mike Hopkins - 250
53 - Cole Butcher - 250
7) 99 - Ben Ashline - 250
8) 13 - Cassius Clark - 250
9) 7g - Curtis Gerry -
10) 9t - Alan Tardiff - 250
11) 40vt - Nick
Sweet - 250
12) 93ct - Ray Christian III - 250
88x - Brandon Barker - 250
14) 23 - Dave Farrington
Jr. - 250
15) 4 - Ben Rowe - 250
16 94 - Shawn
Martin - 250
17) 29x Trevor Sanborn - 250
18) 72 -
Scott Robbins - 250
19) 1vt - Evan Halstrom - 250
20) 59 - Reid Lanpher - 249
21) 29 - Austin Teras -
22) 90 - Craig Weinstein - 248
23) 36 - Ryan Robbins - 248
24) 8 - Calvin
Rose - 248
25) 72x - Ryan Kuhn - 248
26) 24 - Mike
Rowe - 247
27) 3c - Josh Childs - 246
28) 7L -
Glen Luce - 246
29) 47 - Gabe Brown - 246
30) 97 -
Joey Polewarczyk Jr. - 245
31) 44 - Rusty Poland -
32) 81 - Dan Winter - 245
33) 1 - Kyle Desouza
34) 41 - Tracy Gordon - 244
35) 60 - Tim
Brackett - 244
36) 94 - Garrett Hall - 240
- Adam Gray - 239
38) 2 - Ashton Tucker - 233
17ma - Eddie MacDonald - 228
40) 61 - TJ Brackett -
41) 15m - Jake Johnson - 179
42) 26 - Bubba
Pollard - 165
43) 19 - Bryan Kruczek - 73
44) 14 -
Scott McDaniel - 47
SLM ENTRIES RECEIVED - OPS - 8-25
1. 21 Skip Tripp, 2. 61 Matt Dufault, 3. 25 Shawn
Knight, 4. 4 Jordan Russell, 5. 1 Billy Childs Jr., 6.
3c----, 7. 67 Michael Haynes, 8. 83 Dan Brown, 9. 55
Kurt Hewins, 10. 64 Skip Stanley, 11. 36 Richard
Spaulding, 12. 77 Jon Brill, 13. 96 Cody Webster, 14. 6
Brian Dorloff, 15. 09 Mark Turner, 16. 99 George
Haskell, 17. 24----, 18. 34 Jacob Vaughn, 19. 04 Zach
Bowie, 20. 2 Ajay Cates, 21. 47 Brian Caswell, 22. 14c
Anthony Constantino, 23. 12 Brandon Varney, 24. 27 Pat
Rebels: 1. 71
Chris Foster, 2. 15 Nate Dubuc, 3. 11 Cam Childs, 4.
15x-----, 5. 84 Doug Degroat, 6. 69 John Childs, 7. 9
Nick Odgen, 8. 50 AJ Smith, 9. 34 Grady Doherty, 10. 00
Chris Giguere, 11. 21 Ralph Green, 12. 12 Chris
Lavanway, 13. 30 Nathan Williams, 14. 6g David Getchell,
15. 65----, 16. 10 Corey Roussel, 17. 6 Cody White, 18.
15me----, 19. 88 David Cook, 20. 56 Addie McDaniels, 21.
44 Dana Cook, 22.1 Chuck MacDonald, 23. 12x----, 24. 7
Howie Roberts, 25. 19---, 20. 60----
1st - Casey Call, 2nd - Luke LeBrun, 3rd - Austin
Macdonald, 4th - Colby Meserve, 5th - Parker Varney
PASS MODS: 1)
85 - Jairet Harrison, Freeport, 2) 11 - Tyler King,
Gray, 3) 34 - Spencer Morse, Waterford, 4) 16 - Adam
Gray, Belchertown, MA, 5) 18 - Justin Larsen, Peru, 6)
00 - Geoff Rollins, Nashua, NH, 7) 77 - Nick Reno, West
Bath, 8) 2x Wayne Whitten, 9) 64 - Matty Sanborn, Windham, 10) 41
John McCarron, 11) 21 -Mike Carrigan, Lebanon, 12) 10 - Kate Re, Lovel,
13) 16me - Patrick Sullivan, Poland, 14) 14 - Mark
Napolitano, North Yarmouth, 15) 48 - Wyatt Alexander,
Ellsworth, 16) 0 Andy Shaw, 17) 7 - Spencer Vaughn, Canton,
18) 13 - Ryan Nelson, Oxford 19) 2 - Randy Sanborn, West
Baldwin, 20) 33 - Bill Dixon, North Waterboro, 21) 15 -
Wayne Allard, Stetson, 22) 5 - Mark Lucas, Harpswel, 23)
50 Tyler Stygles, 24) 61 - Nick Cusak,
25) 52 - Colby Benjamin, Morrell
NORTH EAST MINI STOCK TOUR:
1) 33vt Matthew Sonnhalter, E.
Thetford, VT, 2) 88nh Emerson Cayer, Contoocook, NH, 3)
50 Matthew Kimball, Bennington, NH, 4) 71 Matt Boucher,
Andover, NH, 5) 4k Joe Katula, Lisbon Falls, ME, 6) 19
Zach Audet, Norridgewock, ME, 7) 08 Kyle Wilette,
Winslow, ME, 8) 33x Erin Aiken, Claremont, NH, 9) 85
Michael Viens, Seekonk, MA, 10) 34 Thomas Silva, Groton,
CT, 11) 55x Kyle Gray, Carmel, ME, 12) 20 Jason Kimball,
Pittston, ME, 13) 55 Nick Anderson, Oxford, ME, 14) 93
Timonthy Paquette, Bennington, NH, 15) 90 Desmond
Skillings, Antrim, NH, 16) 54 Mitch Bombard,
Willimantic, CT, 17) 97 Rebecca Elston-Burns, Carmel,
ME, 18) 17 Andrew Farnham, Baldwin, NY, 19) 43 Dana
Shepard, Putney, VT, 20) 84 William Schoeder, Warwick,
RI, 21) 88me, Michael Mathieu, Augusta, ME, 22) 18nh
Jacob Rheaume, Rochester, NH, 23) 38 Trey Brown,
Winterport, ME, 24) 10 Jimmy Childs, Leeds, ME, 25) 04
Justin Faford, Westminster, MA, 26) 71s Donnie Silva,
Oxford 250 Media Day
Wednesday, August 21st
AUGUST 23-25, 2019
ANNOUNCES THE GRAND MARSHAL
2019 OXFORD 250
NAPLES, ME (July 12) - Pro All Stars
Series (PASS) President and Oxford Plains Speedway owner
Tom Mayberry is pleased to announce the 2019 Grand
Marshal for the Oxford 250. Bob Bahre, former owner of
Oxford Plains Speedway, has agreed to serve as the Grand
Marshal for this year's event.
purchased Oxford Plains Speedway in 1964. He ran it with
his brother Dick Bahre until they sold it in 1987. It
was under Bob's leadership that the first Oxford 250
came to be. It began in 1974 as a 200 lap event, being
expanded to 250 laps the following year.
his family made many improvements to the track under his
ownership. Bob is known as a successful businessman in
the Oxford Hills area and beyond.
extremely honored that Bob will be this year's Grand
Marshall, 55 years after he took ownership of the
track," said Tom Mayberry, the current owner of Oxford
Following his time at Oxford
Plains, Bahre went on to build New England's only
superspeedway in Loudon, NH, the New Hampshire Motor
The 46th Annual Oxford 250 will be held
on August 23-25 and nearly 50 PASS Super Late Models are
currently entered. For additional information, please go
AUGUST 23-25, 2019
Short Track Stars Look To
This Weekend's Oxford 250
NAPLES, ME (August 21) - With just days left
before on track activity begins at Oxford Plains
Speedway for the 46th Annual Oxford 250 and hundreds of
campers already dot the property, Pro All Stars Series
(PASS) Super Late Model teams are making final
preparations for one of the biggest events on the racing
calendar. While many eyes will be on Georgia's Bubba
Pollard as he attempts to defend his Oxford 250 crown,
the short track star might not enter Sunday's race as
the favorite. 2017 winner Curtis Gerry of Waterboro, ME,
has concentrated all his efforts on competing at Oxford
Plains this season, with several wins in weekly
competition and a PASS North win there as well.
Championship contender, Garrett Hall sits just 15 points
behind the 3-time PASS North titlist, DJ Shaw, largely
in part due to his two wins at Oxford Plains earlier
this year. But, after advancing from the last chance
race a year ago before going on to win the 250, Pollard
is still the driver many feel will be the one to beat in
"Before the race I was a nervous wreck just
not knowing what to expect or how these guys race," says
Pollard, who will be driving the Harrison's Workwear
Ford #26. "After we started and got about 50 laps in, I
was like, these guys are good and race with respect. I
had a blast."
Pollard has won virtually every
major Super Late Model event from Florida to Washington
state and even Canada. But with nearly 100 checkered
flags over the last decade and more accolades than one
could count, Pollard says his experience at the 2018
Oxford 250 was an eye opener.
"I've traveled up
and down the road and raced at a lot of places, but the
Oxford 250 is probably the coolest race I've ever been a
part of," says Pollard. "I'm excited to get there this
weekend and race in front of that awesome crowd.
Competitors will once again have the opportunity to
race for one of the richest winner's purses in asphalt
short track racing, with $25,000 to win, plus an
additional $25,000 in lap leader money. Pollard took
home over $28,000 last year for his efforts in becoming
the first southern driver since Tommy Ellis in 1983.
While no one in the last two decades has led more than
Joey Polewarcyzk's 205 laps in 2012, if a driver could
somehow manage to lead all 250 laps, they would take
home $50,000 for the win.
The huge weekend of
racing at Oxford Plains Speedway as part of the 250 on
August 23-25 will see a variety of cars from across the
spectrum of short track racing. On Saturday, August 24,
the ACT Late Models will return to Oxford Plains
Speedway, along with the Tour-Type Modifieds of the
Tri-Track Open Modified Series. Drivers like Ron Silk,
Matt Hirschman, Woody Pitkat, Matt Swanson, Andy
Jankowiak and more are all expected to compete on The
Night Before The 250 at Oxford Plains. The complete
weekend schedule is located at ProAllStarsSeries.com.
This year's entry list has grown to nearly 60 and
features some of the best short track racers in North
America, including former Oxford 250 winners, Mike and
Ben Rowe, Travis Benjamin, Joey Polewarcyzk, Eddie
MacDonald, Glen Luce, Curtis Gerry, Bubba Pollard, and
Scott Robbins. Former PASS champions, Johnny Clark, DJ
Shaw, and Cassius Clark have also entered, along with
defending PASS National champion, Derek Griffith and
2019 national title contenders Mike Hopkins, Ray
Christian, III, and Jake Johnson.
for the 46thAnnual Oxford 250 and the Lanier National
200 at Lanier Raceplex in Georgia are available at
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Oxford 250 Preview
OXFORD - The time is finally upon us for the
biggest Super Late Model event of the year for the New
England area - The 46th annual Oxford 250 held at Oxford
Plains Speedway. There are over 50 drivers signed up to
try to make it into the big show but who knows how many
other drivers will show up and surprise the fans! 10 of
this year's entries have won the race including last
year's winner Bubba Pollard and 2017 winner Curtis
Gerry. It's been a big season for Curtis Gerry of
Waterboro he's won 3 PASS races at Oxford and 3 weekly
50 lappers. The 7G is one of the favorites to win this
"Our season has gone great so far! We are
currently the 2019 Oxford (track) Champion and we have
won 6 races, we have a lot of momentum and great
confidence in the cars setup, with no issues I believe
we could be sitting in victory lane again in this year's
250." Gerry had to say about his season.
a lot that goes into preparing for the 250 but Gerry
seems to just be sticking with his usual weekly routine:
"Just keep focused on the maintenance of the car and
make sure it is ready to go."
While Gerry has
been one of the most dominant drivers at Oxford this
year if he had to pick another driver to win the Oxford
250 he said: "based off performance at Oxford this
season either Nick Sweet or Ben Rowe."
a great car last year but ran into bad luck getting
together with Cassius Clark towards the end and finished
in 37th, so hopefully luck is on his side come this
Another driver that's been very
dominant at Oxford this year has been Garrett Hall of
Scarborough. He's won two PASS races at Oxford this
season and he's currently 2nd in points on the PASS
tour, only 15 points behind DJ Shaw. Hall seems to be
staying humble though and doesn't want to get ahead of
"My season so far this year has gone
well with the two wins at Oxford but I don't consider it
great. I feel like our chances are good as long we have
a competitive car, I feel like last year was a success
but also felt like it slipped away from us so hoping we
can use last year as an advantage towards this year. "
He's had good runs at the Oxford 250 the past few
years but has just ended up using the car up too early.
Last year he still ended up finishing in 4th place a
career best for him.
"I have been preparing for this
year a lot with making sure I'm confident in myself, car
and team that we can have a great and successful
weekend, of course with a lot of fun involved. I've been
running and exercising to get in better shape not only
physically but mentally as well for this year's race. I
know that we as a whole team will be well prepared and
ready to prove that we can get it done."
one of those drivers that you typically lose track of
during the race then sneaks up to the front and steals
the show. His picks to win the race are the drivers that
are the fastest wherever they go.
"There's over 20 to
30 cars and teams that are capable of winning. I would
say some of the favorites from a fans perspective would
be the 7g car, Shaw, Nick Sweet, Reid Lanpher, anyone
that has been running weekly will be good for being able
to keep with the track and the changes over the year."
One Oxford weekly guy that has a great momentum
going into 250 Weekend is Calvin Rose Jr. of Turner.
He's currently 2nd in points in the track SLM division
and has one win under his belt.
started off rocky but with a lot of hard work and
dedication we have the car back to where we need it and
have had a pretty good second part of the year with a
win and a second."
Rose has qualified for the
past two years for the Oxford 250 finishing 32nd in 2017
and 16th place last year. Anything could happen at the
250. Sometimes the fastest cars don't finish, and
sometimes cars you weren't even sure were going to make
it in finish top 10.
"We haven't done a whole lot
of preparing yet, we have one more weekly race then
we'll go through the car and make sure everything is up
to shape." Calvin Rose Jr said August 8th when asked how
he's preparing this year.
Like most of the
others when they were asked who they thought would be in
contention to win this year ,he said the 7g of Gerry.
"I feel the big favorite is the 7g he is stout this
year and is always the one to beat. I think it'll be a
good race with him and Bubba Pollard."
Rose Jr hasn't run many long-distance races this season
at Oxford so we will see if he has what it takes to keep
up with the PASS SLMs at the 250.
track champion Gabe Brown of North Conway, NH will be at
Oxford this Sunday trying to turn his season around.
After winning his track championship he decided to race
PASS full time in 2019 and he hasn't had great finishes
as of lately.
"The beginning of 2019 was pretty
good and we had high hopes on this year, we've run into
some pretty big issues in the last couple races with a
rear end going bad and blowing the motor at the last
oxford race. After the test this last weekend I strongly
believe the cars really good and I know my crew is
better than it's ever been going into the 250. So it's
on me, and my aggressiveness to make the show and
perform well." explained Brown who finished 33rd in last
Gabe Brown drives a Dale Shaw race car
and has found great mentors in Dale and DJ Shaw so he
has a great team to help prepare this year.
,DJ, Steph, my dad and I all work hard to get my car
ready week in and week out, but the 250 has never been
good to me, so we are working extra hard this year to
make sure everything is top notch and no failures will
happen. We changed everything in the driveline. If
something fails, it's not because we missed it."
No driver wants to see someone else win but Gabe Brown
thinks DJ Shaw, Nick Sweet and Gerry would be his picks
to be up there in contention.
"At the 250 you
can't go by speed, it's all about luck in this race, pit
strategy and such. It's just whoever comes out on top
really." Brown added about who could possibly win this
One of Brown's biggest mentors DJ Shaw of
North Conway finished 6th last year at the 250, This
year he will be back trying to nail down the win. Shaw
is currently the PASS points leader and has won 3 races
this season but none at Oxford.
"2019 has gone
pretty good for us, having 3 wins at this point is more
than we've had in a full season in years so I think our
offseason work has been a step in the right direction.
We've been hit or miss at Oxford so we just need to work
hard to get where we need to be and if we can do that we
will have a chance to win!"
Similar to Curtis
Gerry, Shaw isn't doing too much to prepare that he
doesn't do on a regular basis besides extra maintenance
and making the car look better.Shaw believes the obvious
picks to win will be Gerry or Nick Sweet but he thinks
there's some drivers people might sleep on.
sleeper picks I have would be Scott Robbins and Joey
Pole, Scott had great speed at the end of the last race
and Pole always puts together a good run at the 250 so
those two I think can surprise some people!"
Another sleeper pick for the Oxford 250 would be Derek
Griffith of Hudson, NH. Griffith also has 3 PASS wins
this season and he's currently 4th in the PASS points.
He hasn't had very good luck at Oxford this season but
anything could happen.
"We're happy with the
season so far for sure, I think our chances are the best
they have been out of all the previous 250s!" Griffith
finished 21st during last year's 250 and, besides his
races at Oxford this season, has been very consistent
Griffith thinks Gerry is the one to beat
this year but won't be counting out Bubba Pollard after
his run last year at the Oxford 250.
"A lot of
the good guys come to this show so it will be a good
Drivers and fans from all over will be
attending races this weekend to see who will get the big
win on Sunday night. Come see if anyone beat Curtis
Gerry and Bubba Pollard this year to be crowned the 2019
Oxford 250 champion. Green flag drops at 1:30 PM this
Sunday August 25th!
"Road to the Oxford 250"
Continues in 2019
With the postponement of the Star
Speedway event on July 30th, the Provisionals for the Road to
the Oxford 250 will be moved to the August 10th event at
NAPLES, ME - Oxford Plains Speedway
owner and Pro All Stars Series President Tom Mayberry announced
the continuation of the "Road to The Oxford 250" program for
Celebrating its sixth year in 2019, the "Road to
The Oxford 250" will continue give racers across the continent
the chance to compete in short track asphalt racing's biggest
event. As mentioned with the announcement a little over a month
ago of the Wenatchee Valley Super Oval event, competitors from
Canada and the United States will have opportunity to race for
guaranteed starting spots in six additional events in 2019,
while keeping the focus on the 250 throughout the season.
"Our goal is to keep the focus on the 250 throughout the
year. While there will be several spots offered through the
program, many of these will not have to be used since most of
those competitors will advance through the famed heat and
consolation races. Competitors need to remember that this
program will not reduce the number of starting positions that
will be earned through the normal 250 qualifying procedures but
will allow those who may be having a bad day to use the
provisional if necessary, to guarantee their starting spot in
this prestigious race."
The first event to be featured in
the Road to The Oxford 250 will be the previously announced
Leonard Evans 150 scheduled to take place on April 27, 2019 on
the northwest coast at the Wenatchee Valley Super Oval located
in Wenatchee Valley, Washington. The winner of this event, along
with the second and third place finishers, if PASS licensed and
their Oxford 250 entry is received by June 1, 2019, will be
guaranteed a provisional starting spot. The first-place winner
will receive a full pay provisional, and second and third will
receive a 1/2 start provisional (with a guarantee of $600 to
take the green, the 1/2 provisional means that wherever the
competitor finishes, they will see a reduction of $300 (1/2 of
the guaranteed starting money) in their final purse for their
The Road then continues to the
season opener at Oxford Plains Speedway on Sunday April 28th;
Thunder Road in Barre, VT on Sunday May 26th; Speedway 95 in
Bangor, ME on Sunday June 16th; Star Speedway in Epping, NH on
Tuesday July 30th; and finishing off at Spud Speedway in
Caribou, ME on Sunday August 4th. With
the postponement of the Star Speedway event on July 30th, the
Provisionals for the Road to the Oxford 250 will be moved to the
August 10th event at Speedway 51. The top two finishing
drivers each from Canada and the United States will earn
provisionals to the 250. As with the Wenatchee Valley race, to
be eligible to use the provisionals, drivers must be PASS
Licensed and have their entries submitted for the Oxford 250.
The top US and top Canadian driver will each receive a full
start provisional with second place finishing US and Canadian
driver each earning a 1/2 start provisional.
race as part of the Road to The Oxford 250 will be a special
100-lap open race at Oxford Plains Speedway Saturday July 6th.
This will not be a points race for PASS. The Independence
Weekend race will see the top two Oxford Plains and top two PASS
licensed finishing drivers earn a guaranteed spot in the 2019
Additionally, the top licensed drivers in
points from PASS North, Oxford Plains Speedway, and the PASS
National Championship Series, will have a provisional available,
if needed, as long as they have attempted to qualify for every
race in their chosen series.
All drivers that will have
guaranteed spots through the Road to The Oxford 250 or via
championship points provisionals have to compete in their heat
races and in their consolation race but will not have to compete
in the last chance race if they have not already qualified.