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2016 Archived News
OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY NEWS
The Staff and Management at Oxford Plains Speedway are continuing to finalize the 2016 Race Schedule and Rules. We hope to have both items completed and posted by January 1st.

Oxford Plains Speedway will have a booth at the Northeast Motorsports Expo at the Augusta Civic Center from January 8-10th. Please be sure to stop by and check us out.

Opening day for the Speedway has been set for the weekend of April 16-17 with open practice scheduled for Saturday the 16th and the PASS/ACT event on Sunday the 17th. The season points championship event for both OCS and OAS divisions is scheduled for Saturday September 10th.

Once again, the Oxford 250 will be the final weekend in August from Friday the 28th through Sunday the 30th with events scheduled for most all Oxford divisions, plus PASS SLM and PASS Mods, Valenti Mods, Northeast Classic Lites, Wicked Good Vintage Racers, and Northeast Mini Stock Tour.

License Forms have begun to trickle in to the Speedway office. Dennis Spencer, Jr., Adam Polvinen, and Brandon Varney have filed the first official license applications. Please note that numbers are on a first come basis. Without receiving an official license form (available on the website or at the Speedway office), your number is not guaranteed for 2016.

Oxford 250 Tickets are on sale now. For the first time in many years, general admission ticket prices will increase by $5 from $30 to $35. Reserve seating prices will remain the same at $40 (rows 11-20) and $50 (Rows 21-25). Renewal forms for those holding reserve tickets in 2015 have been mailed. Reserve ticket holders will have until April 1, 2016 to renew their tickets before they are released for sale to the general public.

Please keep an eye on the website for upcoming announcements, rules and schedules for 2016.

We hope that you all have a safe and happy holiday season.

Regards,

Oxford Plains Speedway
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.

www.NortheastMotorsportsexpo.net
2015 Archived News
 
OXFORD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 
BANQUET
The banquet for the OCS Divisions was held on Friday, November 13th at the Hilton River Walk in Auburn, ME. 
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2015 OCS POINTS FUND ELIGIBLE PDF
Photos by Joseph Johnson  - www.josephsphotos.com

 OXFORD ACCELERATION SERIES
TROPHIES
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.
Photos
by Trudy

JARRacing
2014 Archived News
ANOTHER GENERATION OF THE
ROWE FAMILY SET TO TACKLE
OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY IN 2014
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.”

OXFORD & PASS WIN BIG
AT RACIN’ PREVIEW
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
OXFORD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
2013 AWARDS BANQUET
SAT., JAN. 18, 2014
MINI-STOCK TOP 3 - L-R, SHANE KAHERL, CALVIN ROSE JR.,
JUSTIN LARSEN (CHAMPION)
PRO LATE MODEL TOP 3 - L-R, TIM BRACKETT,
CHAMPION TJ BRACKETT, VANNA BRACKETT
STREET STOCK TOP 3 - L-R, MATT WILLIAMS,
CHAMPION RYAN ROBBINS, ZACH EMERSON
OUTLAW SPORTSMAN TOP 3, L-R, MIKE HAYNES,
CHAMPION COREY MORGAN, STEVE MOON
 
ROOKIES OF THE YEAR: PRO LATES SCOTT FARRINGTON,
STREET STOCKS JOSH CHILDS, MINI-STOCKS JUSTIN LARSEN
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Full BANQUET PHOTO PAGE HERE
Photos by Trackside Trudy
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2013 OPS CHAMPIONS HONORED at
“NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS”
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.
FULL BANQUET PHOTO PAGE HERE
 
OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY LEGEND
ALBERT HAMMOND SR. PASSES AWAY
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
www.chandlerfunerals.com.
The OPS Booth at NEMEXPO 2014
featured:
GUNNAR ROWE - ALEX LACOGNATA
COREY MORGAN - MINI-CUPS
GO KARTS - ISMA SUPER
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OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY & PASS WELL REPRESENTED
AT THE NORTHEAST MOTORSPORTS EXPO IN AUGUSTA
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.
CHARLIE & JAMIE ROCKWELL
TO HEAD PASS TOUR TECH
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.
MINI STOCKS DROPPED FROM
OPS 2014 SCHEDULE
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.