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2021 Archived News

Randy Sanborn

April 21, 1949 - July 8, 2021

Randy Sanborn passed away suddenly July 8. 
He raced the #2 PASS MOD for many years. 
He will be sadly missed by the racing community.


Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.


The Mayberrys

PASS Racing

Oxford Plains Speedway


We were saddened to hear of the passing of Maine racing
legend Ralph Cusack on Tuesday night.
  It was always a
pleasure to see Ralph at race events.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cusack Family
and the Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Family.

The Mayberry Family

Oxford Plains Speedway

PASS Racing


2020 Archived News


Mary Cummings, long time worker at Oxford Plains Speedway,
sadly lost her battle with lung cancer on September 4.

She will be missed by all of us in racing. 
Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

The Mayberrys &
The Oxford Plains Speedway Family
Bob Bahre, one of the most accomplished racing entrepreneurs in the Northeast. will be remembered Wednesday, July 29 during his funeral services at Oxford Plains Speedway. Race fans and friends of Bahre who are unable to attend will be able to remember his life by watching the services live on Speed51.

Click below to replay the broadcast.

Bob Bahre passed away Friday, July 24, 2020 at
the age of 93.  He will be sadly missed in the
racing community in Maine and New Hampshire.   

Here at Oxford Plains we were extremely
honored to have Bob as the Grand Marshall
 of the 2019 Oxford 250. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with
his wife, Sandy, son, Gary and
daughter, Terri Carleton and family.


The Mayberry Family

Oxford Plains Speedway

PASS Racing

Eight Races On Tap For 2020
Honey Badger Street Stock Series
Naples, ME - The fourth year of the fledgling Honey Badger Street Stock Series (HBSSS) will is set to grow to eight races for the 2020 season. Born from a series of open races in 2017 at Oxford Plains Speedway, The HBSSS has grown into a very popular proving ground for street stock drivers all across Northern New England as they test their talents against some of the region's best. This year's edition of the series sanctioned by the Pro-All Star Series (Pass) is slated for five races at hub track Oxford Plains Speedway, along with one event each at Speedway 95, White Mountain Motorsports Park, and Thunder Road.

"We are very pleased with continued success of this series," said PASS President Tom Mayberry, "We have been very deliberate with slow and steady growth to make sure we are giving the racers what they want, without affecting the weekly shows."

This year's schedule starts off with a pair of races at Oxford Plains Speedway on April 26th and May 31st as a part of visits from the Pass tour. Skip Stanley, Kyle Hewins, Jordan Russell, and Kenny Harrison were all victorious in fields of at least 20 drivers per race in 2019. Speedway 95 on June 21st will host race three where Hewins hopes to snag another win at the narrow Bangor speed plant before a return to the home track of Oxford Plains on July 3rd and August 16th.

White Mountain Motorsports Park will be the site of round six where Oxford Skip Tripp hopes for a repeat of last year's dominating performance while runner-up and 2019 HBSSS Champion hopes to stop him in his tracks. The tight New Hampshire quarter mile has quickly become a driver favorite in the last two year.

One of the more exciting new races is a trek across the mountains to scenic Thunder Road Speed bowl in Barre Vt. as a part of the historic Milk Bowl Weekend. "We wanted to give the guys a chance to race at a couple of different venues while keeping in mind that these are grass roots racers on a budget," Mayberry said. "We considered adding Loudon, but that is a big race with a lot of unknowns, so we opted to keep that as an open and add in Thunder Road for the first time."

The Series then returns to Oxford Plains Speedway for its championship race on October 17th. Last year's Honey Badger Street Stock Point Series was taken down by Leeds Driver Billy Childs Jr who also won the late season Triple Crown. Jordon Russell, Kyle Hewins, Kenny Harrison and Shawn Knight rounded out the top five. Add to that list multi-time champion Matt Dufault, Brian Caswell, and Skip Tripp who has stated his intentions to run the entire series, along with several top drivers from surrounding tracks and the series looks to continue in 2020 with strong fields and heavy competition.

For More information on Oxford Plains Speedway or tickets call the speedway office at 207-539-8865. Be sure to follow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Official-Page-of-Oxford-Plains-Speedway.

For More information on the Pro All Stars Series visit www.proallstarsseries.com. or like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ProAllStarsSeries/

For marketing opportunities call 207-693-6497 and email passracing@roadrunner.com  or 207-577-1836 and email opsmarketing@yahoo.com.

June 7 - White Mountain Motorsports Park

June 21 - White Mountain Motorsports Park

July 3 - Oxford Plains Speedway

August 16 - Oxford Plains Speedway

Sept 19 - White Mountain Motorsports Park

Oct. 2 - Thunder Road International Speedbowl

Oct. 17 - Oxford Plains Speedway
The Most Competitive Division
in the Northeast
Oxford, ME - No less than 24 different faces have graced the number one position over the past two seasons in Oxford Championship Series Budweiser Super Late Model competition. With car counts often in the mid to high 20s, Oxford Plains Speedway has one of the most competitive divisions in the entire Northeast and beyond. Looking ahead to the upcoming season, 2020 promises to be no different.

One of the hottest drivers at OPS over the last few years has been Waterboro's Curtis Gerry who has declared his intent to defend his 2019 championship. The pilot of the familiar black 7g has visited victory lane 10 times over the past few seasons between Championship Series Racing and Pro All Stars Series competition, including the prestigious 2017 Oxford 250.

Ready to take to the fight in the battle to unseat the 7g will be the father son duo of Tim and TJ Brackett from Buckfield, Maine. The Brackett's have long been stalwarts at OPS for the better part of 35 plus years and boast 6 championships with over 75 wins between them. Tim debuted a new car last season and now that the bugs have been worked out, looks to contend for multiple wins and share in the title hunt with son TJ. The younger Brackett, who has showed a lot of speed and narrowly missed the 2018 championship, suffered some injuries last season which derailed him from full time competition. TJ looks to bounce back in and battle for the big prize.

Another father son duo also promises to make their mark in 2020. This duo is led by driver Calvin Rose Jr and his dad Calvin Sr. Toward the end of 2019 they purchased a Distance Chassis that they raced one time as a shakedown. Driver 8 won multiple championships and races in support divisions before making the jump to the powerful SLM class in 2017. With their first win in 2018, and a pair in 2019, the Rose Racing Team is poised to make the leap from contender to champion.

Not to be outdone, 15 year old Kate Re will make her debut in the high powered full-fendered cars in 2020. Kate is a PASS MODS graduate who tallied a pair of wins and a fourth place point finish in 2019. Taking delivery of a new Fury chassis, and plenty of test time promises that the young hot shoe will likely be a force right from the get go.

Several other drivers have yet to finalize full 2020 plans but have stated they will be racing most, if not all, of the races at the famed 3/8 mile oval in Oxford and any one of them can be a threat to win it all. Veteran Alan Wilson debuted a new Shaw chassis midway through 2019 and promptly visited the podium. Ryan Robbins as well as Scott Robbins always field ultra-fast and beautifully prepared cars. Shawn Martin is a multi-time race winner and former champion. Josh Childs made his presence known mid-way through 2019 winning a feature and qualifying for the 250 and he has purchased both an OPS and a PASS license. Ryan Deane showed a lot of speed in his Distance Racing Chassis prior to a season ending wreck with a few weeks remaining. Jeff White is a hard charging former champion and a threat to win any race he enters. Add to the mix nine time champion Jeff Taylor, race winners Scott McDaniel, Scott Moore, and young gun Austin Teras with occasional visits from Kyle Treadwell or Pass regulars like Derrick Griffith and Travis Benjamin, and it doesn't take long to realize that there are 30+ drivers that could show up and win on any given Saturday!

For More information on Oxford Plains Speedway or marketing opportunities call the speedway office at 207-539-8865. Be sure to follow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Official-Page-of-Oxford-Plains-Speedway.
2020 Oxford 250 Entries Top 40
a Full Seven Months in Advance!
Oxford, ME - 1-31-20 - The 2020 edition of the Oxford 250 has reached the highest number of entries for this time of year in nearly a decade. King Racing veteran Cassius Clark officially filed the 43rd entry for the prestigious race set to be run in the last weekend in August, nearly seven months away. This puts the pace well ahead of the last few years when the historic weekend drew 55 or more of the best Super Late Model drivers in the nation.

"We are absolutely thrilled that so many top-notch drivers are already committing to be a part of one of the biggest weekends on the Eastern Seaboard," said PASS President Tom Mayberry, "The last few 250s have had some phenomenal racing, and by the looks of our entry list so far, this year will be no exception."

Two-time race winner Ben Rowe in his familiar yellow number 4 was the first of this year's entrants even before the calendar flipped into 2020. It wasn't long after that when entries began to flood the Rte. 26 office. Northeast Legend Mike Rowe was the 20th driver to officially file his intent to compete in his 38th Oxford 250 in hopes to add to his three previous wins in three different decades.

The impressive entry list reads like a Who's Who of Super Late Model racing in the Northeast, including nine-time track champion Jeff Taylor, 2019 track champion and multi-time Pro-All Star Series (PASS) winner Curtis Gerry, and back-to-back winner Eddie MacDonald who still seeks his first 250 win in a SLM.

Making the long haul all the way from Washington State will be Super Late Model standout Garret Evans whose lone appearance in 2016 resulted in a disappointing 23rd place finish after running near the front most of the day. Local young hot shoes like Austin Teras and Josh Childs, who have both been feature winners at the famed 3/8 mile oval, promise to make the veterans earn their way, while the Canadian contingent will be represented by Cole Butcher, who has shown a tremendous amount of speed in several races.

Among the most recent entries are the likes of three-time 250 Champion Travis Benjamin, four-time PASS Champion DJ Shaw, and last year's runner up Derek Griffith who will all compete to wear the wreath at the end of 250 laps. With 43 of the best drivers in America already on the entry list, the 47th annual Oxford 250 promises to be the best yet with the entry list sure to rise in coming months.

For more information on Oxford Plains Speedway or tickets call the speedway office at 207-539-8865 or keep an eye on www.oxfordplains.com and be sure to follow on Facebook at facebook.com/Official-Page-of-Oxford-Plains-Speedway.

For marketing opportunities call 207-693-6497 or email passracing@roadrunner.com.
Curtis Gerry - SLM
PHOTOS BY ORIANA LOVELL - olphotos.smugmug.com
Four of Five OCS Champs to Defend,
One Moving On Up
Oxford, ME - A weather-tame month of March has slowly melted away any remnants of winter, and pending any crazy spring storms, the attention starts to turn toward the upcoming 2020 season. Checking in on our 2019 OCS Champions, we find that four of the five are set to return to their respective divisions to attempt a repeat of 2019. Only the T&M Funding Rookie Champion Brady Childs will make the jump to a higher class.

Crazy Horse Racing and High Performance Parts Super Late Model Champion Curtis Gerry #7g is geared up for his second full time season at Oxford Plains Speedway (OPS). Arguably the most successful SLM driver at OPS in the last few seasons with nearly a dozen wins declared his intent late in 2018 to run weekly at the famed 3/8 mile oval. The season couldn't have gone much better for the Waterboro driver as Gerry clinched the championship with a race left still on the schedule. "Our first full year at Oxford exceeded our expectations. There are a bunch of excellent drivers that are really great to race with. We had a lot of fun and we certainly hope that 2020 is just as successful as 2019." The Driver of the black 7G looks to become the first back to back title winner since Tim Brackett accomplished the feat in 2015-2016.

Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy Champion Matt Dufault #61 has his sights set on his third championship, a feat accomplished only by Kurt Hewins and the late Larry Emerson. That will be no easy task in 2020 as the list of competitors is long and deep on any given Saturday night. "I think it is really wide open. Some guys have new cars and some of the guys built up a good notebook on their cars coming back," said Dufault. "Last year we were really aggressive trying different things, and I feel like we have it narrowed down to what works good. I can't wait to get started, it should be a barn burner! As an 18 time winner in the competitive Street Stock class, Dufault has moved to within 10 wins of Skip Tripp, the division's all-time leader.

Oxford's Chad Wills #54 was a first time champion last year in The Spencer Group Paving Bandit class. As the division starts its seventh full season, Wills believes the division is ripe for one of the best years yet. The driver of the familiar black and yellow KHM number 54 is, as of this writing, the only former bandit champion slated to compete in the division full time in 2020. While that experience is handy, it does not lock him into the head table for the banquet at years end. Wills points out, "a lot of people improved at the end of 2019. It should be a very competitive class in 2020. My goal right now is to just contend for the championship." The chore will be made a bit more difficult in 2020 as the division moves back to a 3 week rolling average to determine lineups. Known for his week to week consistency, Wills will most likely find himself starting at or near the back of the weekly lineups and forced to make his way to the front week in and week out to maintain that steadiness.

One of the most exciting divisions at OPS is the Full-Size Figure 8 divisions presented by the Vierra State Farm Agency. The 2019 title winner Larry Lizotte #00 is set to etch his name in the record books as a multi-time champion, like his hall of fame father, five- time champion Jon Lizotte. No matter what though, the younger Lizotte is mostly just looking to have a whole lot of fun this coming year. "I just want to be as competitive as last year. No matter how I finish I know I had fun. I enjoy racing with the guys in the Figure 8 division," said the 2019 champ. The Oxford Figure 8 division is known as one of the most competitive divisions in the state. The 2020 season promises to have several experienced drivers returning to the class making it both extra exciting, and more difficult for a repeat champion.

The lone driver not returning to defend their championship from 2019 is the teen aged chauffeur from Leeds, Brady Childs #1. After a very successful couple of years in the T&M Funding Rookie division, the third generation driver is making the switch to Wednesday nights and the more powerful Harnish HVAC Outlaw class. Childs, winner of seven races in the rookie class, is hoping to make his mark as he embarks on a new racing venture, but is also keeping expectations realistic. "My goal for 2020 is to just do a good job. I'm not expecting to go win," said the youngster, "It's all about the fun. I enjoy how close my family gets when we are racing and I just like to go fast." With a family pedigree as lengthy as any in New England, and enough laps in a full sized car over the past two year, Childs is almost certain to be a factor to win on any given night.

No matter the driver, the 2020 season at Oxford Plains Speedway promises to be a great one!

For more information on Oxford Plains Speedway or for tickets call the speedway office at 207-539-8865.

Be sure to follow OPS on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Official-Page-of-Oxford-Plains-Speedway-127141156054/.

For marketing opportunities call 207-693-6497 and email passracing@roadrunner.com  or 207-577-1836 and email opsmarketing@yahoo.com.
2019 Archived News
Oxford Championship Series
Awards Banquet
PHOTOS BY ORIANA LOVELL - olphotos.smugmug.com
2018 Archived News


PHOTOS BY ORIANA LOVELL - olphotos.smugmug.com
David Smith (C) with Kyle Kilgone (L) and Tommy Thompkins (R)

The Racing Community lost a racing legend on June 20th with the passing of David Smith. David was a legendary competitor in the Figure 8 Division in the 1970's and 80's and came back to competition when the division was reinstated in 2015.

David won four track championships with three consecutive Championships in the Figure 8 Division in 1981, 1982, and 1983. David Smith is 3rd in lifetime career victories at Oxford Plains Speedway with 112 wins accumulated throughout his racing career that started in the 1970's.

A service for David will be held at Oxford Plains Speedway from 11:30 -12:30 on Saturday, June 30th. Friends and fellow racers are welcome to attend.

JAN. 12-14, 2018
at the Augusta Civic Center
2017 Archived News

We were saddened to hear of the
passing of Tom Curley on May 5th.

Tom Curley was a great ambassador
and innovative leader in the sport of
short track racing. He brought great
stability to short track racing in the
Northeast. He will be sadly missed.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to
his family and friends at this time.

Oxford Plains Speedway,
PASS Racing,  and
The Mayberry Family


2016 Archived News



Photos by
OPS/PASS had a booth at the Portland Expo
on Friday and Saturday, February 19th and 20th.
PASS and OPS had a booth at the
Augusta show Jan 8-10.

2015 Archived News
The banquet for the OCS Divisions was held on Friday, November 13th at the Hilton River Walk in Auburn, ME. 
Photos by Joseph Johnson  - www.josephsphotos.com

The top 10 from the OAS Divisions received their trophies at the track prior to the start of
the 10/17 Armageddon event.  
2015 OAS TOP 10s PDF
SAT. JANUARY 10, 2015 - 6:00 PM
Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch

Oxford Plains Speedway held the 2014 Budweiser Championship Series Banquet at the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch on Saturday January 11th.

The 2014 Champions included TJ Brackett winning his 2nd Championship in the Budweiser Super Late Models, Derek Cairns taking the Bandit Championship, Ryan Hewins winning the Allenís Coffee Flavored Brandy Championship, and Troy Jordan claiming the Ripley and Fletcher Ford Outlaw Sportsman Championship.

The 2014 Rookies of the Year were also given their Awards. Kyle Treadwell won the Rookie of the Year in the Budweiser Super Late Models with a very impressive rookie record, Kyle Hewins was the Rookie of the Year in the Allenís Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stocks after moving up from the Acceleration Series where he claimed the 2013 Championship in the Outlaw Division.
by Trudy

2014 Archived News
Hang onto your hats as another member of the legendary Rowe family will take to the 3/8 mile Oxford Plains Speedway in 2014. Soon to be fourteen years old, Gunnar Rowe of Turner, Maine will be making his OPS racing debut on Friday, May 2, 2014 in the highly competitive Pro Late Model division.

Gunnar will kick off the season in a brand new, 2014 Pro Late Model built by family members with the support of Mike Lux, and Lux Enterprises. The young Rowe will turn fourteen on April 28th, just prior to the start of the season, and will be attempting to follow in the footsteps of his father Tommy Rowe, his uncle Ben Rowe and his legendary grandfather Mike Rowe. Gunnar understands that this season will be quite a learning process, but he feels that by mid-season he will have his driving skills honed well enough to be competing for the top ten and above.

The younger Rowe practiced a Pro Late Model earlier and if his times and smoothness behind the wheel are any indication, he may become a threat much earlier than he thinks. His father, Tommy Rowe will act as crew chief for the #24, and you can count on all the family to be there to offer support weekly. The support will be endless for the young man as he can count on advice from some of the best in the business including car owner Mike Lux.

Gunnar is a very quiet young man until you strap him into a racecar, and then he just explodes with enthusiasm and lets his driving skills do the talking for him. The Turner, Maine, Tripp Middle School eighth grader, had huge success and championships in Go-Karts and also competed in the Whiz Kids at Beech Ridge, and everyone is anticipating success as he moves up the ladder. This is another great example of today’s youth exploding onto the scene in the world of motorsports.

Gunnar understands he has some big shoes to fill in the sport of auto racing, but he is not worried about that at all, as he is going to improve at his own pace, and he is just proud to be part of the greatest racing family in Maine and beyond. This way of thinking is very mature, and just may be the perfect attitude for the next great “Rowe Racer.”

Another Racin’ Preview Show has come and gone, and once again Oxford Plains Speedway and the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) came away with several top awards for their display of racecars including “Best of Show”.

Once again the Steve Perry produced event brought much attention to the sport of auto racing as several tracks from Maine and New Hampshire showed off their wares for 2014. Oxford Plains Speedway and the PASS Tour had eight of their vehicles on display, and three of them took away top honors in their respective categories. The beautifully prepared PASS Tour racer of Johnny Clark took top honors as the “Best Appearing Super Late Model.” Clark completed his racer just in time for the show as he wrapped up the final touches on Friday afternoon. Ajay Cates scored the top spot as the “Best Appearing Mid-Week Racer.” Cates will be racing in the Wednesday night Oxford Acceleration Series as a rookie in the Sport Truck class. The beautifully prepared Pro Late Model of Gunnar Rowe captured “Best in Show” honors. This fourteen year old racer will be making his debut in a brand new Pro Late Model built by the Lux Enterprises family.

Other well built, and beautifully prepared equipment in the OPS booth was the #29 Pro Late Model of Trevor Sanborn, as well as a sweet looking Go-Kart driven this year by Riley Corbridge. Alex Lacognata’s PASS Sportsman was once again a real eye catcher, as was the ISMA Supermodified show car, and the NEMA Lite of Dan Cugini.

Oxford Plains Speedway and PASS would like to thank all the racers that supported the Racin’ Preview in our booth as well as all the race fans, families, and crews that supported the show.
2013 Archived News
SAT., JAN. 18, 2014

Photos by Trackside Trudy
Oxford Plains Speedway’s Championship Series racers were honored this past Saturday night, January 18th at the Fireside Inn and Suites in Auburn, Maine. Champions included TJ Bracket, Ryan Robbins, Corey Morgan and Justin Larsen.

After being treated to a delicious buffet style dinner, it was time to get down to business. The first awards of the night were presented to the 2013 Rookies of the Year. Scott Farrington took the top award in the Pro Late Model division. Josh Childs captured the award in the Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stocks, while Justin Larsen secured the prize in the Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Mini-Stocks.

Crazy Horse Racing presented Winner Circle Champion Awards to Shawn Martin in the Pro Late Models, Tyson Jordan, Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stocks, Corey Morgan, Ripley & Fletcher Ford Outlaw Sportsman, and Justin Larsen, Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Mini-Stocks. Each winner received a plaque and a $100 gift certificate courtesy of Crazy Horse Racing, located in South Paris, Maine. Picking up a $500 gift certificate from Five Star Bodies and Crazy Horse Racing by the luck of the draw was Tim Brackett.

The top ten were honored in each division. The Ripley & Fletcher Ford Outlaw Sportsman class saw their champion, Corey Morgan carry home the top prize. Morgan, whom is moving up to a Pro Late Model in 2014, had an incredible season as he dominated a very strong division. The balance of the top ten included Mike Haynes, Steve Moon, Addison Bowie, Jerry Freve, Scott Hethcoat, Todd Bisbee, Guy Childs, Kyle Treadwell and Matt Dufault.

The Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Mini-Stocks champion Justin Larsen edged out runner-up Calvin Rose Jr. by a mere nine points to claim the championship. Shane Kaherl, Brady Romano, Nik Coates, Brandon Palmer, Mike Ward, Ryan Glover, Jimmy Childs and Rob Greenleaf completed the top ten. Larsen also hinted that there may be a Pro Late Model in his future for 2014.

The Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stocks saw Ryan Robbins collect the championship hardware. Robbins will be moving up to a PASS Mod in 2014. Matt Williams, Zach Emerson, Kurt Hewins, Corey Morgan, Rick Spaulding, Josh Childs, Spencer Morse, Larry Emerson and Dan Brown rounded out the top ten.

TJ Brackett lead the way in the Pro Late Models. He and his family entered uncharted waters in 2013 as the top three in points included son, TJ Brackett, father Tim Brackett, and sister Vanna Brackett. TJ will return in 2014 to defend his title. Filling out the top ten were Don Wentworth, Tommy Ricker, Chris Coolidge, Adam Polivinen, Shawn Martin, Gary Chiasson, and Dale Shaw.

This completes the 2013 racing season. The 2014 Oxford Championship Series kicks into high gear on Friday, May 2nd at 7:30pm. The card will feature Budweiser Pro Late Models racing for $1,500 to win, Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stocks, Ripley & Fletcher Ford Outlaw Sportsman, and the all new Mini-Cup division.
It is with the deepest regret that we announce the passing of legendary Oxford Plains Speedway racer, Al Hammond has passed away after a bout with cancer. The driver of the famous black and gold #1 Pro Stock will forever be remembered in the hearts of race fans old and new. His racing career spanned more than fifty years.

He took great pride in all of his accomplishments as racing was his life. Winning the prestigious Triple Crown Series in 1968, 1970 and 1975 were some of his prized victories. Hammond a three time Pro Stock champion, 1970, 1973 and 1974 will long be remembered for his hard charging, hard-nosed driving style, battling the likes of Mike Rowe, Skip Hodgdon, Stan Horne and Wally Patrick just to name a few. In 1971 he raced at Daytona International Speedway, and in 2009 Al was elected to the Maine Motorsports Hall of Fame.

Everyone here at Oxford Plains Speedway offers their deepest sympathy to the Hammond family. Online condolences may be shared with his family at
The OPS Booth at NEMEXPO 2014
The bad weather might have held back the crowd on Saturday at the 26th Annual Northeast Motorsports Expo in Augusta, Maine, but the fumes of new paint, and the smell of race fuel was in the air exciting the hundreds of race fans that enjoyed the event. The Augusta Civic Center was filled to capacity with racecars, dragsters, Speedway booths, and vendors galore. Numerous awards were presented on Friday night and the Helluva Good Pit Stop Challenge entertained the crowd all three days of the event.

Oxford Plains Speedway and PASS returned to the show after a few years absence, and had a fine display of beautiful race equipment on hand. Young, fourteen year old Gunnar Rowe and the beautiful LUX Enterprises #24 Pro Late Model was the first car that greeted race fans. Gunnar Rowe is the grandson of the legendary Mike Rowe and will be making his racing debut on Fridays in the Oxford Championship Series Pro Late Model class. Gunnar’s previous experience came from a very successful go-karting career. Rowe’s car won the “Best Appearing Award” for Super Late Models entered in the show. Alex Lacognata will be entering as a Rookie of the Year candidate in the PASS Sportsman division in 2014. His beautifully prepared #66x will be a contender each time out in the PASS Sportsman class.

PASS Mod driver, Scott Alexander had his super sleek #17A on display and he walked away with two awards from the show including “Best Appearing Modified” and he also won a “Mainely Award” for Touring Support Division Driver of the Year. The 2013 PASS Mod champion is looking forward to defending his title in 2014. Corey Morgan had his beautiful Ford Mustang bodied Pro Late Model on hand. The car was a real eye catcher, and certainly will be a solid contender on Friday nights as well. Also entered in the OPS booth was Jordyn Childs gorgeous Go Kart. Father Jimmy really did a great job preparing his daughters car for the show.

A pair of Mini-Cups helped fill up display. Rich Hall brought out the #13 machine, and Barry Morris had his #5 sweet ride on display as well. Both Mini-Cup cars and the Go-Kart were great hits with the kids all weekend long. Last but not least was the ISMA Super Modified Show Car that was on display. This piece had kids in and out of the cockpit all weekend long. The excitement is high for the return of the ISMA Supers on Friday night, June 20th.

Oxford Plains Speedway management would like to thank all the racers that bought the equipment and placed it in our display. The next show will be held in Portland in Mid-February.
PASS President, Tom Mayberry has announced that Charlie Rockwell will be taking over Chief Technical Inspector job for the PASS North Series in 2014. Rockwell will be taking over the position from long time inspector, Scott Reed whom is pursuing other interests. Rockwell will be taking over the job immediately, handling all technical questions from racers throughout the off-season.

Rockwell hails from Orleans, Vermont where he is a quality control inspector for the Ethan Allen Company. He resides with his wife Jamie, and young daughter, Marina. Rockwell has been involved in racing for numerous years, first working on race cars, then stepping behind the wheel for several years driving everything from Enduro cars to Late Models. In 2011, the heavy underdog qualified for the Oxford 250, putting a check mark on one of his bucket list items.

In 2010, Charlie and his wife Jamie took over as the Tech team at Canaan Fair Speedway where the team developed into one of the most respected in the business. His vast knowledge of everything from four cylinders, to Late Models, Super Late Models, as well as Modifieds made him a leading candidate for the job. Jamie Rockwell will also be joining the team as she will work side by side with her husband in the tech area.

“I am really excited to have Charlie and Jamie on board with us, stated Tom Mayberry, they are first class all the way, and will fit in nicely in our organization. Charlie’s knowledge of numerous types of racecars is important for us, and he and his wife Jamie, both have tremendous people skills. Losing Scotty left us with a big void, as his vast knowledge and tremendous work ethic will definitely be missed, but we feel that the Rockwell’s will be good replacements as we head into the future.”

The 2014 PASS North schedule will be released in the very near future.

For for technical questions for the PASS North Series, contact Charlie & Jamie Rockwell at 802-754-2822 after 5 PM.

The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America’s premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as the PASS Northwest Triple Crown at Wenatchee Valley Super Oval, PASS South’s Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway, the Autobus La Qubecoise Triple Crown at Autodrome Chaudiere, and the legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway. For more information visit the Pro All Stars Series website at www.proallstarsseries.com.
Nothing better than a gift card or a season’s pass to Oxford Plains Speedway for the racing enthusiast in your family. Gift cards can be printed for any dollar denomination and are now available at the OPS office, and prices for 2014 season’s passes will be posted on the website in the very near future. Winter office hours are Wednesday through Friday from 11am until 3pm. The OPS office hotline is 207-539-8865.
Oxford Plains Speedway President Tom Mayberry has announced that the Mini Stock division that has been part of the Oxford Plains Speedway Championship Series that competes weekly in the Friday night portion of the racing card will not be returning in 2014.

“This has been a very difficult decision for us, stated Mayberry. The group struggled not only in numbers last year; it also struggled in being a competitive division. There were basically three competitive cars and the rest struggled to stay on the lead lap during most events. That is one reason, but the main reason is that several of these cars have become so advanced, and so high priced that in order to reel the class in, and level the playing field, we would pretty much have to write a new rulebook for each car. This makes no sense to us as we are heading in a different direction as we move forward into the future. When we made rule changes last year, ones that we thought would be better for the division, a large number of teams parked their racecars because of no foresight and total disregard for the betterment of the class and its’ future. As my new GM, Dick Therrien stated at the recent rules meeting, All I’m hearing is “me” and “I” and nobody seems to have any interest in turning the situation into a “we.”

The decision has been made to go back to square one, and present a bone stock four and six cylinder class. This class will compete in our Motor Mayhems monthly, as well as once a month on Friday nights in our Oxford Championship Series. Our goal will be to turn this new class into a regular weekly Mini Stock division within the next couple of years. The other Oxford Championship Series events will feature PASS Mods, PASS Sportsman, Dwarf Cars, Wicked Good Racing and a host of other special events.

For more information, call the Track hotline at 207-539-8865.