Featuring five red hot local bands: The Ride, Ruff Cut, Rock Storm,
Jett Sett, and Brittany Johnson In between sets and during band changes, we will open up
the stage to allow music buffs to show off their singing talents
by performing karaoke for everyone to enjoy. Pre-sale
tickets purchased before Friday, July 25th are $10. Tickets
purchased the day of the event will be $15 per person.
Tickets are now on sale by calling the Speedway at 207-539-8865.
“BAND SLAM” TO
ROCK THE HOUSE THIS SATURDAY AT OXFORD PLAINS
Oxford Plains Speedway takes a
Saturday night off from racing after a highly successful
41st Annual Oxford 250 weekend, and will replace the
sounds of engines with the sounds of music from five red
hot local bands.
The featured bands will include
The Ride, Ruff Cut, Rock Storm, Jett Set and Brittany
Johnson. For more information on these musical groups
you can visit their Facebook pages. The Ride website
Band Slam will get
underway at 2pm, and will rock on until 10pm. Each band
will entertain the crowd with their high energy music
throughout the day. In between sets when the bands take
a break, and when they reset, fans will be able to hit
the stage for some karaoke for everyone to enjoy.
There will be plenty of food and beverages on sale
at Band Slam. There will also be plenty of free camping
and parking. No outside alcoholic beverages will be
allowed. All coolers will be subject to inspection.
Tickets are just $10, Kids 5 and under are free. For
more information on Band Slam contact the OPS hotline at
FRESH PRODUCE TO HOUSEHOLD TREASURES AND
ANYTHING IN BETWEEN.
JULY 27 - 9:00 AM
Setup: 7:00 AM Open to Public: 9:00 AM
Runs to: 3:00 PM $20.00 for a 10x10 vendor booth
TWO IN A ROW FOR TRAVIS BENJAMIN - EDGES AUSTIN
THERIAULT FOR OXFORD 250 WIN
The 41st running of the Oxford 250 was a crowd pleaser as sixty
of the best Super Late Model teams in the country converged on
the small town of Oxford, Maine to participate in the historic
event. The fans were treated to over seven hundred laps of
racing, with several teams collecting checkered flags, but none
as happy and as excited as Travis Benjamin, whom collected his
second straight $25,000 payday, plus lap money.
Forty-four Super Late Models lined up on the grid with Concord,
N.C. speedster, Preston Peltier and Turner, Maine’s, Shawn
Martin filling the front row when the green flag flew. Peltier
jumped to lead and held the point for the first 21 laps with the
exception of lap six when Kelley Moore edged him out at the
stripe. Joey Doiron raced by Peltier on lap 21 and held the
point for the next 66 laps with Austin Theriault, Shawn Martin,
Scott Mulkern and Moore in tow. Theriault held the lead through
four restarts before he and Travis Benjamin pitted for tires and
fuel on lap 185, setting the stage for a storybook ending.
Cassius Clark took over the lead from Theriault as pit stops
completely changed the lineup around. DJ Shaw, Richie Dearborn,
Scott Moore and Johnny Clark were all now in the top five and
ready to challenge for the lead. Clark held the lead all the way
until lap 220 when Richie Dearborn edged him to the stripe when
the final caution waved.
Dearborn took the lead at the
green, but Benjamin and Theriault were right on his heels.
Benjamin made his move on lap 227, grabbed the lead and set sail
towards the checkers. His only obstacles included heavy lapped
traffic, and the #57 of Theriault. Theriault tried every move in
the books looking inside and outside, but Benjamin would not be
denied his second Oxford 250 win in a row. Theriault raced home
second from his sixth starting position, ahead of Dearborn who
actually had to take a provisional to get into the event.
Dearborn started 40th on the grid. Cassius Clark took home the
4th spot ahead of OPS regular, TJ Brackett. Rounding out the top
ten were Tyler Dippel, Derek Ramstrom, Ben Rowe, David Oliver
and Shawn Martin.
Heat checkers flew for Peltier, Martin,
Kelley Moore, Tim Brackett, Daniel Hemric and Theriault. Consi
victors were DJ Shaw, Benjamin, and Brent Dragon. David
Farrington Jr. was awarded the win in the Last Chance Race as
apparent winner Travis King failed post race inspection as his
car was too low.
Oxford 250 sidebar: Travis Benjamin
started 27th and drove to the win.
MARK LUCAS CAPTURES $1,000 TO WIN MAYHAN ANTIQUES
& MORE PASS MOD SPECIAL
Mark Lucas took advantage of another driver’s displeasure to
capture the inaugural Mayhan Antiques & More 75 lap main event.
Other support division winners visiting Allen’s Coffee Flavored
Brandy victory lane on day three of the Oxford 250 weekend
included Josh Childs, Mathew Bourgoine, and Kris Watson.
Joshua Brown was headed for an easy win in the PASS Modified
race, but tangled with a lapped car around lap 50. Contact sent
the #05 of Ron Henry around in turn three bringing out the
caution. The field raced back to green with Brown pulling away
once again. Mitch Miller raced his way to second while Mark
Lucas and Andy Shaw battled for third. Lucas raced by both Shaw
and Miller to take over the second spot, but had nothing for
Brown until Brown was run high by Henry in turn four allowing
much of the field to race by, handing Lucas the lead. Lucas
cruised to his second win of the weekend, and the hefty $1,000
payday. Miller placed second ahead of Shaw, Brown and Billy
Matt Bourgoine paced the field in the 50 lap
NELCAR Legend National Championship race. Reid Lanpher was a
distant second followed Andy Santerre, Alan Small, and Bob
Weymouth. Chris Watson picked up another win in the Maine Outlaw
Series feature as he defeated Duane Seekins, Bobby Seger, Deane
Smart and Kris Matchett.
Josh Childs turn Saturday’s
misfortunes into Sunday’s victory as he captured the Allen’s
Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stock feature. Zach Emerson placed
second ahead of Tyson Jordan, Richie Morse and Richard
The next event on the OPS schedule is the 3rd
Motor Mayhem event of the season scheduled for this coming
Friday night at 7:30pm
SATURDAY, JULY 19TH NEMA MIDGETS & NEMA LITES,
N.E. CLASSIC LITE DWARF CARS 30
LAPS, WICKED GOOD VINTAGE RACING, OUTLAW SPORTSMAN, & STREET
STOCKS $4,000 TO WIN PASS NORTHEAST LATE
MODEL SERIES TRIPLE CROWN RACE - 125 LAPS BEN ASHLINE
CAPTURES INAGURAL PASS NORTHEAST LM SERIES EVENT
Day two of the Oxford 250
weekend went off without a hitch at Oxford Plains
Speedway in Oxford, Maine, as pleasant skies, and
comfortable temperatures brought out a big crowd to
enjoy Dunkin’ Donuts and Dave’s Small Engine Repair
Night. Drivers visiting Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy
victory lane included Ben Ashline, Avery Stoehr, Jake
Smith, Tyson Jordan, Eddie Gilman, Michael Haynes, Bobby
Symonds and Paul Pierce.
Ben Ashline took control
just past the halfway mark of the Dave’s Small Engine
Repair, PASS Northeast Late Model Series main event, and
then held off a late race challenge by Bobby Babb, and
Travis Stearns. Ashline scored the win with, Babb,
Stearns, Ryan Dean and Ryan Morgan on his heels.
Avery Stoehr held off a late charge from Randy Cabral to
take home the NEMA Midget 25 lap feature. Bethany
Stoehr, Jim Chambers and Todd Bertrand completed the top
five. Jake Smith rolled to the win in the NEMA Lite
feature ahead Danny Cugini, Randy Cabral, Kevin Hutchens
and Matt Swanson.
Tyson Jordan raced by Zach
Emerson with seven laps remaining to pick up his first
Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stock win of 2014.
Emerson, Spencer Morse, Richard Spaulding and Ricky
Morse rounded out the top five.
got back on track as he held off a frantic late race
charge from Cody Chiasson and point leader Troy Jordan
to pick up the win in the Ripley and Fletcher Ford
Outlaw Sportsman. Dave Cameron and Steve Moon placed
fourth and fifth.
The Southern New Hampshire
based Northeast Classic Lites invaded OPS for their
first ever appearance and they thrilled the crowd as Ed
Gilman scored an impressive win over Sean Waites, Jim
Wentworth, George Helliwell and Jake Cray.
Wicked Good Vintage Racers saw Paul Pierce and Bobby
Symonds go home victorious.
The next event on the
calendar will be on Saturday night, August 2, Whited RV night as
Oxford Plains Speedway moves from Fridays to Saturday night
racing. The PASS Sportsman, Pro Late Models, Street Stocks,
Outlaw Sportsman and Bandito’s are all on the
Weds. July 16th Oxford 250 Media Event at
Bentley's Saloon, Arundel, ME
NORTHEAST LEGEND STEVE PARK ENTERS 2014 OXFORD
The 2014 edition of the Oxford 250 just received the entry blank
from the legendary Steve Park who will be bringing his G Body
Parts, Sunoco, Super Late Model to compete in this year’s mega
event at Oxford Plains Speedway. Park, a two time Sprint Cup
Series winner became the 45th entrant for the race scheduled for
Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 2pm.
“I have always wanted to
compete in the Oxford 250, stated Park. This is one of the most
prestigious racing events in the Northeast, and to be a part of
it in 2014 really excites me. I used to attend this race with my
dad when I was younger, and I always hoped to drive in this
event some time during my life, and now thanks to G Body Parts,
Sunoco, New England Racing Fuel and car owner Dickie Woodman, we
will be there attempting to add an Oxford 250 win to my resume.
I am looking forward to coming up to the State of Maine a little
bit early to enjoy what the Oxford area has to offer. Some of my
great friends and supporters from Key Parts have also purchased
a suite for the Oxford 250 weekend, and I plan on spending a lot
of time meeting and greeting their Key Parts family. I haven’t
felt this excited in a long time, it’s going to be a great
New England Race Fuels, John Holland is very
excited that they were able to help pull this deal together with
Sunoco to support Steve Park and the Dickie Woodman team at the
Oxford 250. Holland said this about the situation, “We are very
proud to be a part of helping Steve Park return to the Northeast
to race at the Oxford 250. Everyone knows that Sunoco is a major
player in the motorsports arena, and they are very excited about
Steve Park once again racing up north. Steve is a great
spokesman for the sport, and we love his New England racing
heritage. He has worked hard all his life to be the best racer
he could be, including a pair of Sprint Cup wins, and now we
have the opportunity to help support his Oxford 250 efforts in
2014. This support fits perfectly in Sunoco’s racing plans.”
PASS President, Tom Mayberry is also excited about Park
coming to the Oxford 250. “It’s always great to have a driver
with the credentials of Steve Park enter your race, but this one
is extra special as he is a grassroots racer who paid his dues
here in the Northeast. He has raced everything from Go-karts to
Sprint Cup Cars and has been successful in everything he has
competed in, and has never forgotten where he came from. I am
extremely proud to add Steve’s name to the entry list of the
The 41st edition of the Oxford 250 will take
place on Sunday, July 20th at 2pm featuring 250 green flag laps
of racing for the ultra fast Super Late Models. A $1,000 to win
PASS Mod race will also highlight the card. Oxford 250 weekend
begins on Friday night, July 18th with the Sun Journal hosting
the PASS Mods, PASS Sportsman, and several support classes in
action. Then a giant night awaits race fans on Saturday night as
Dunkin’ Donuts presents the NEMA Midgets & NEMA Lites, as well
as Round #2 of the Dave’s Small Engine Repair, PASS Northeast
Late Model Series. Several other divisions will see action as
Plenty of great seats are still available. OXFORD 250 RESERVED SEATING AND GENERAL
ADMISSION TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE MAIN TICKET BOOTH
MAYHAN ANTIQUES & MORE TO SPONSOR $1,000 TO WIN
PASS MOD BIGGIE ON OXFORD 250 DAY
On Sunday, July 20, 2014, the 41st edition of the Oxford 250
will be run, and in conjunction with the premiere Super Late
Model 250 lap main event, The PASS Mods will be racing a 75
lapper which will pay $1,000, and carry a brand new sponsors
name with it. PASS and Oxford Plains Speedway would like to
welcome Mayhan Antiques and More as a new marketing partner.
“This will be a big test for the PASS Modifieds and to see a
new sponsor come on board for this event is very exciting news,
stated General Manager, Dick Therrien. This will be the biggest
payday of the season for the PASS Mods, and with this support
from Mayhan Antiques and More, it is sure to be an exciting
event for the fans and the drivers alike. John Mayhan is an avid
supporter of the PASS Modifieds and we appreciate him coming
forward to sponsor this race. John is also donating a new, solid
oak, Adirondack Chair to the winner, plus there will be gift
certificates and t-shirts to the top three PASS Mod finishers”
The PASS Mod 75 lapper is part of the Oxford 250 weekend
which starts on Friday night, July 18th with the PASS Sportsman
and PASS Mods headlining the card on Sun Journal night.
Saturday, July 19th offers up a great night of racing as Dunkin
Donuts presents the NEMA Midgets, and NEMA Lites, plus the all
new Dave’s Small Engine Repair PASS Northeast Late Model Series
125. Sunday, July 20th will feature Super Late Models racing 250
green flag laps in a PASS National point’s event. Sunday will
also feature the Mayhan Antiques and More PASS Mod 75.
Mayhan Antiques and More is located at 24 Johnson Hill Road in
Poland, Maine. Mayhan Antiques and More is a small family owned
business that specializes in furniture, new to antiques. John,
wife Jen, and daughter Nicole take great pride in their hobby
styled business, and because of their low overhead, most items
in their home-based store cost less than $200. The Mayhan’s have
been a proud sponsor of PASS Mod drivers, Andy Shaw and Evan
Armington. John Mayhan has been an avid supporter of racing here
in Maine as he helped run the charity auction at the Northeast
Motorsports Expo for many years, as well as hosting a local
radio show on WOXO with Bob Morris at the old Bull Ring Steak
House. FIND MAYHAN ON FACEBOOK
OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY SWITCHING OCS TO SATURDAY
NIGHTS ON 8/2
A major announcement from Oxford Plains Speedway, Route 26 in
Oxford, Maine has been released to the general public stating
that Oxford Plains Speedway will be switching their Friday
night, Budweiser Oxford Championship Series racing over to
Saturdays on August 2, 2014.
Oxford Plains Speedway
President Tom Mayberry confirmed the announcement stating the
following; “After much deliberation, we have made the decision
to switch our Friday night program to Saturday nights
beginning on Saturday, August 2, 2014. We
have done everything possible to make our Friday night show
work, but unfortunately the numbers in the grandstands just
haven’t increased enough to make it sustainable. One of the
biggest complaints that we have received about Friday night
racing is that people from more than an hour away can’t seem to
get here in time for the races. By the time they get out of
work, get home and relax over dinner, they are totally rushed
and many just stay home. We feel that everyone can make it out
to the track on a Saturday night, and not be as hurried. We are
hoping this will increase the number of fans at OPS weekly. We
have an unbelievable show on Friday nights, and we think it will
only get better. Several drivers are unable to get to the track
on Fridays as their work schedule does not allow for them to get
here, and this should also add to our solid car counts, making
us even stronger and more appealing to the race fan.”
Whited RV from Auburn, Maine will be the first sponsor when OPS
switches to Saturday nights on August 2nd. The first Saturday
night race card will feature the PASS Sportsman, Budweiser Pro
Late Models, Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stocks,
Ripley & Fletcher Ford Outlaw Sportsman, Bandito’s and the Kids
Pit Tour. Post time will be 7pm.
DEANA BISBEE ROCKS THE HOUSE WITH OXFORD
ACCELERATION SERIES OUTLAW WIN
It was a wet dreary day throughout the State of Maine this past
Wednesday, but the Weather Gods spared the Oxford Plains
Speedway area just enough to allow the Oxford Wednesday night
series get the show in its’ entirety. Winners included Deana
Bisbee, Ryan Farrar, Jamie Heath, Will Dunphy and Shelby
A solid field of Outlaws took the green flag
with polesitter, Joe Morey jumping out to the lead. Deana Bisbee
made a bold three wide pass in the early going from her eighth
starting spot and set sail to chase down the fast Morey machine.
While she reeled him in, Chris Burgess was working his way from
the back of the pack and into the fourth spot. With six laps
remaining Bisbee slipped by Morey on the outside to take over
the lead, Burgess and George Haskell both passed Morey with four
laps remaining and set their sights on Bisbee. The young lady
kept her composure and scored her second win of the season.
Burgess, Haskell, Morey and Bryce Mains chased her to the
stripe. Heat wins went to Bisbee and Morey.
edged out Mark Grantham and Brian Darling in a highly
entertaining Sport Truck feature event. Gerry Mikenna and Kevin
Oliver completed the top five. Grantham captured the qualifying
Will Dunphy dusted the Cruiser field as he easily
bested Scott Veniott, Ronnie O’Brien and James Record.
tremendously exciting show was put on by the Runnin’ Rebels as
point leader and division hotshoe Jamie Heath somehow emerged
the winner in a near photo finish over Cody White. Heath was
sitting fourth when the caution came out for a spin by a couple
of top five cars allowing Heath to start outside of White. They
raced side by side over the final two laps with Heath nipping
White at the stripe. Cam Childs, Shawn Swallow and Eddie Smith
rounded out the top five. Heat checkers flew for White and
The Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Ladies division
was full of excitement as Missy Morgan and Dottie Patria tangled
battling for the lead bringing out the caution. Morgan’s car
suffered damage and she had to pit. She re-entered the track as
the field went green Shelby Lawrence took over the lead and
never looked back grabbing the checkered flag ahead of both
Patria and Morgan whom raced hard from the rear. Michele Bisbee
placed fourth ahead of Sue Veniott. Morgan won the qualifying
The Oxford Acceleration Series returns to action
on Friday night as part of the Oxford 250 weekend. Post time is
racing returned for their second round of racing in the
JARR Racing Photography Series, and a thrilling day of
Karting was had by all. Overall winners included Austin
Teras, Chris Dresser, Riley Corbridge, and Ben Burgess.
The Jr. Box Stock class kicked off the day with six
karts racing to the green. Ben Burgess captured the
first feature ahead of Maddy Herrick and Logan Spencer.
Burgess came right back to score the win in Round #2 as
he defeated Jeremy Desrochers and Herrick. The Jr. Box
Stock Overall top three were Burgess, Herrick and Logan
The Sportsman class saw Austin Teras
grab both segment wins. In Round #1 he defeated Kayla
King and Ethan Brown. In Round #2 Tucker Olsen and King
chased Teras to the checkers. The Sportsman Overall went
to Teras, King and Olsen.
The Jr. Sportsman saw
Everett Allyn win the first feature event ahead of
Madison Morse and Riley Corbridge. The second feature
went to Riley Corbridge as he finished ahead of Morse
and Allyn. There was a three way tie for the Overall,
which the tiebreaker goes to the higher finisher in the
second feature. Corbridge claimed the Overall victory
over Morse and Allyn.
The Sr. Sportsman division
saw Chris Dresser pick up both victories. He defeated
Stephen Beattie and Brandon Varney in the first event,
and Varney and Brooke Keene in the second go around.
Dresser claimed the Overall ahead of Varney and Beattie.
Karting returns to Oxford Plains Speedway this
coming Thursday night as part of the Oxford 250 week of
speed. Post time is 6:30pm. Pits will open at 4pm.
NAPA AUTO PARTS STORES
NIGHT PRO LATE MODELS, STREET
STOCKS, OUTLAW SPORTSMAN, & BANDITOS
STREAK CONTINUES AT OPS GARY CHIASSON 9TH DIFFERENT PRO LATE
The red hot racing action continued this past Friday
night at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, Maine as the
streak remains intact, as there have been nine races and
nine different winners in the Budweiser Pro Late Models.
Drivers visiting the Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy
victory lane on NAPA night included Gary Chiasson, Corey
Morgan, Troy Jordan and Derek Cairns.
solid field of Budweiser Pro Late Models rolled to the
line for their 50 lap main event and as the green flag
waved, Gunnar Rowe and Kurt Hewins raced side by side
until the first caution waved when Hewins car slowed to
a stop on the front-stretch bringing out the first
caution. On the ensuing restart, the fourteen year old
Rowe pulled away and looked real solid until the 71 of
Gary Chiasson raced by on the outside. Caution flew
again on lap 16 when Don Wentworth and Vanna Brackett
tangled while racing for the 5th position. TJ Brackett
had nowhere to go and piled into his sisters car ending
her night, and leaving him well off the pace for the
balance of the race. Shane Green and Jeremy Davis would
battle hard for the second spot, and Chiasson slipped
away from the pair. At the finish it was Chiasson,
Green, Davis, Alan Wilson and Justin Drake completing
the top five. Heat checkers flew for Rowe, Drake and
Corey Morgan held off a determine Josh
Childs and Spencer Morse to claim his second consecutive
Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stock feature
victory. BJ Chapman raced home 4th ahead of Ryan Hewins.
Carrying heat checkers were Richard Wentworth and
Troy Jordan continued his
winning ways in the Ripley and Fletcher Ford Outlaw
Sportsman 25 lap feature race as he defeated Guy Childs
Sr., Bryce Mains, Steve Moon and Joe Morey. Childs Sr.
and Morey claimed victory in their respective heats.
Derek Cairns picked up his second straight win after
first and second place cars, Shawn Hinkley and Cam
Childs tangled with two laps remaining in the Bandito’s
main event. Dan Wade rolled home second while Shawn
Hinkley recovered in time to finish third. Robert
Kahkonen was fourth and Childs completed the top five. EVENT PAGE WITH RESULTS
It’s the biggest week of the 2014 race season at
Oxford Plains Speedway as the Oxford 250 weekend is on
tap July 18-20. The week will start with the Oxford
Acceleration Series on Wednesday night at 7pm. Racing
continues on Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 6pm and Sunday
for the Oxford 250, post time is 2pm.
OXFORD 250 JUST AROUND THE CORNER WHO’S
WHO IN SLM TO FILL THE PITS
The 41st Annual Oxford 250 is
quickly coming upon us on July 20th, and the excitement
and buzz about the event is at an all time high. With
almost fifty cars pre-entered for the mega event, and
close to seventy Super Late Models expected, the entry
list reads like a Who’s Who in the racing world.
This year’s edition will feature a strong contingent
from the PASS South Series as several teams will head
north to try and capture the Oxford 250 winner’s trophy.
Leading the way will be Preston Peltier from Concord,
North Carolina. Peltier has numerous PASS South
victories, and is always a threat to win the big events.
Tyler Dippel from Walkill, New York has picked up
victories in 2014 down south and he is ready for the
challenge. Tate Fogleman will be returning to the Oxford
250 for the second consecutive year. Recent PASS South
winner, Daniel Hemric has thrown his hat into the ring,
as well as Derek Kneeland, and don’t forget two time
NASCAR Sprint Cup winner, Steve Park will be aboard the
potent Dickie Woodman entry.
contingent will be lead by Karl Allard from St.
Felicien, Quebec. Allard is always a contender when he
enters a race at OPS. Fellow Canadians Kevin Roberge and
Matt Matheson are expected to compete as well.
Travis Benjamin will be out to make it two Oxford 250
wins in a row, as he is the favorite heading into the
race. Johnny Clark has rebounded nicely in 2014, and now
that Joey Doiron has picked up his first win of the
season, he too will be a good bet to put on a
competitive show. One driver that can never be counted
out is Mike Rowe as he’ll be looking for his
unprecedented fourth Oxford 250 winner’s trophy. Rowe
has also had a solid PASS North season. The winningest
driver in 2014 on the PASS Series, DJ Shaw will bring
the potent #60 with high hopes of collecting his first
250 win, and of course you can never count out Ben Rowe,
or recent ARCA winner, Austin Theriault.
Oxford weekly Pro Late Model teams will be out in force
as the Brackett family, Tim, TJ and Vanna will all be in
competition. Point leader Shawn Martin has been on a
roll as of late as has Jeremy Davis, who is coming off a
Granite State Pro Stock Series victory at Star Speedway
This definitely will be one of the most
competitive field of cars that the Oxford 250 has seen
in quite some time. There will also be plenty of free
camping as the campground opens up Monday, July 14th.
CHRIS BURGESS EDGES GEORGE HASKELL IN OPS
The Wednesday night, Oxford Acceleration Series
continues to put on some of the most exciting racing in
the Northeast as once again racers were two and three
wide at the start finish line on NAPA night at the
races. Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy victory lane
featured winners, Chris Burgess, Missy Morgan, Kevin
Oliver, Jamie Heath and Robbie O’Brien.
Outlaws saw George Haskell leading the way for the first
21 laps of the 25 lap main event. While Chris Burgess
was challenging Haskell for the lead, third through
fifth place drivers Jon White Jr., Deana Bisbee and
point leader, Josh Toothaker tangled in turn one
bringing out the lone caution of the main event. On the
restart, Burgess got the jump, took the lead, and
cruised to his first 2014 victory. Haskell finished
second ahead of Bryce Mains, Toothaker and Dustin
Salley. Heat checkers flew for Haskell and Toothaker.
Missy Morgan passed leader Shelby Lawrence at the
midway point of the Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy
Ladies division feature and rolled to her third win of
the season. Shannon Wheeler, Sue Veniott, and Melissa
Ferland, completed the top five. Morgan also won the
Jamie Heath once again claimed
the checkered flag in the Runnin’ Rebels 20 lapper as he
held off a late challenge from Cam Childs and Josh
Straiton. Cody White and Eddie Smith rounded out the top
five. Childs and Straiton won their respective heat
Robbie O’Brien stopped Will Dunphy’s
winning streak at three as he held off Dunphy the entire
race to score a popular victory in the six cylinder
Cruiser division. James Record, Briana Boardman and John
Poulin placed third through 5th. Will Dunphy won his
Once again the Sport Truck class gave
fans a true nail biter, as Kevin Oliver nipped Brian
Darling and Ryan Farrar at the stripe in a three wide
finish to claim his first 2014 Sport Truck win. Also
right on the heels of the leaders were fourth and fifth
place finishers Jerry McKenna and Mark Grantham.
Heat wins went to Ajay Cates and Mark Grantham.
After much review, the Oxford
Plains Speedway Tech Inspectors have made the decision
to make an adjustment to the rules. Although the
original intention was a trial period for dual cam cars,
it has become apparent that for the health and growth of
the class, we should continue on with allowing dual cam
cars to compete. To equalize the competition we will
adjust the weight penalty to even out the field from 50
lbs. to 75 lbs.
Beginning, Saturday, August 2,
2014, dual cam cars are allowed to compete in the
Bandito’s division with the following condition:
1. All dual cam cars must add 75 lbs. to their racecar.
2 The 75 lbs. MUST BE LOCATED in the right front
floorboard and be touching the inner rocker panel. 3.
All weight MUST BE SECURED in a safe and proper manner.
All decisions concerning safety will be left up to the
OPS Tech team.
MOREY EDGES BISBEE IN EXCITING OXFORD
It took a few extra days to run, but the Oxford Acceleration
Series took to the track on Sunday night to make up their
Wednesday night rained out event. They teamed up with the
scheduled Motor Mayhem show to put on a full evening for race
fans on Budweiser night. Visiting the Allen’s Coffee Flavored
Brandy Winners Circle were Joe Morey, Shelby Lawrence, Jerry
McKenna, Will Dunphy and Jamie Heath.
The Outlaw feature
saw Joe Morey pick up his first win of 2014 as he edged out
Deana Bisbee by half a car length to score the victory. George
Haskell raced home third ahead of Josh Toothaker and Chris
Burgess. Heat checkers waved for Morey and Burgess.
Shelby Lawrence gathered up her first career victory in the
Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Ladies division as she held off
Missy Morgan’s repeated challenges. Sue Veniott, Michele Bisbee
and Melissa Ferland completed the top five. Morgan carried the
The best feature of the night was the
Sport Trucks main event as Jerry McKenna made it two wins in a
row as he waltzed to an easy victory, but the battle for second
through fifth ended with a four wide finish at the stripe. Kevin
Oliver placed second, Ryan Farrar third, Brian Darling fourth,
and Jeff Schmidt finished up in fifth. Darling and Mark Grantham
won their respective qualifiers.
The Runnin’ Rebels saw
Jamie Heath holding off Bill Grover for the win. Gerard Cote,
Josh Straiton and Harvey Poussard rounded out the top five.
Robert Landers and Heath won the qualifying rounds.
Dunphy held off Ronnie O’Brien for the Cruiser victory, his
third win in a row. John Poulin, Dale Clark and Briana Bodman
placed third through fifth. Dunphy also captured the win in the
The Oxford Acceleration Series returns
to action this coming Wednesday as NAPA sponsors the night’s
activities. Post time is 7pm.
COOLIDGE CONTINUES NO REPEATS IN OPS
PRO LATE MODELS
Oxford Plains Speedway finally defeated Mother
Nature this past Friday night, July 3rd, and a solid crowd
enjoyed a fantastic night of racing and the giant fireworks
display on Ripley & Fletcher Ford night. Visiting Allen’s Coffee
Flavored Brandy victory lane were Chris Coolidge, Corey Morgan,
Troy Jordan and Derek Cairns.
Chris Coolidge passed race
leader Donnie Wentworth on lap 24 and looked to be on cruise
control until Trevor Sanborn ran him down and drove underneath
him on lap 40. Coolidge regrouped and drove back around Sanborn
on lap 45, and cruised home for the win. Sanborn hung on for
second and Donnie Wentworth outraced Shawn Martin for third.
Fifth through tenth included Justin Drake, TJ Brackett, Scott
McDaniel, Tim Brackett, Jeremy Davis and Scott Farrington. Heat
checkers flew for Wentworth, Kyle Treadwell and Tim Brackett.
Corey Morgan ran and hid from the Allen’s Coffee Flavored
Brandy Street Stocks field as he easily outdistanced Richard
Spaulding, Kyle Hewins, John Childs and last week’s winner, Ryan
Hewins. Morgan also captured the qualifying heat.
Jordan padded his point lead in the Ripley & Fletcher Ford
Outlaw Sportsman 25 lap main event as he bolted to the lead on
lap six and never looked back. Missy Morgan had a career best
finish with a solid runner-up position as she held off hard
charges from Michael Haynes, and Shannon Judd. Joe Morey
completed the top five. Troy Jordan carried the heat checkers.
The Bandito’s feature was claimed by first time winner Derek
Cairns. Greg Sessions, Dan Wade, Shawn Hinkley and Robert
Kahkonen rounded out the top five. Cam Childs was DQ’d from his
third place finish for unsportsmanlike conduct in victory lane.
Oxford Plains Speedway will return to Oxford Championship
Series action on Friday night, July 11th as NAPA Auto Parts will
sponsor the night’s activities, the final tune-up event before
the Oxford 250 on July 20th. There will be a full card of racing
including Pro Late Models, Street Stocks, Outlaw Sportsman and
Bandito’s plus a Kid’s Poster Contest. Post time is 7:30pm.
CICCONI, DRAKE, BRANNON, & HAYNES WIN BIG AT
OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY
The ISMA Super Modifieds rolled into Oxford Plains Speedway this
past Friday night for the Bentley Warren ISMA Classic, and
delivered a lightning fast, quality show on Locke Crane Services
night. Drivers visiting Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy victory
lane included Lou Cicconi, Justin Drake, Dave Brannon and
The 75 lap ISMA Super Modified race
presented by Locke’ Crane Services, saw Cicconi jump from his
pole starting position to a comfortable early lead while the
heavy hitters raced through the pack. Mark Sammut dogged Cicconi
and finally raced by for the lead and pulled away from the
field. Jonathon McKennedy made his presence known as he fought
his way into third spot. Heavy traffic had the leaders making
bold moves, and Cicconi slipped by Sammut on lap 64 and cruised
to the victory. Sammut hung on for second ahead of McKennedy,
Rob Summers and Eric Lewis. Cicconi, McKennedy, and Chris Perley
carried heat checkers.
The Budweiser Pro Late Models once
again had a new face in victory lane as Justin Drake survived
numerous cautions to claim the win. Shawn Martin closed to
Drakes rear bumper late in the race but ran out of time. TJ
Brackett survived several skirmishes to race home third ahead of
Scott Moore and Adam Polvinen. Positions six through tenth
included Jeremy Davis, Shane Green, Trevor Sanborn, Alan Tardif
and Tim Brackett. Heat wins for the thirty-two cars in
attendance included Alan Tardif, Chris Coolidge, Shane Green and
The Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Street
Stock checkers flew for Oxford newcomer, Dave Brannon. Brannon
held on over the final three laps to secure his first win of the
season over Richard Spaulding, Josh Childs, Kyle Hewins and
Spencer Morse. Brannon and Matt Williams won their respective
Michael Haynes picked up his second
victory of 2014 as he easily outdistanced Bryce Mains, Jerry
Freve, Troy Jordan and Guy Childs Sr. in the Ripley & Fletcher
Ford Outlaw Sportsman twenty lap main event. Haynes also won his
Racing resumes at OPS next Friday night
as Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy will be the night’s sponsor
featuring all four weekly divisions plus Legend cars and there
will be Kiddee Racecar Rides at intermission. Post time is
7:30pm. For more information on Oxford Plains Speedway visit the
website at www.oxfordplains.com or call the Track hotline at
207-539-8865. Oxford Plains Speedway is located at 877 Main
Street, Route 26 in Oxford, Maine. EVENT PAGE WITH RESULTSOCS POINTS STANDINGS
POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER APPLEBEE'S NIGHT - OXFORD CHAMPIONSHIP
SERIES THE HUSQVARNA 100 presented by
DAVE'S SMALL ENGINE REPAIR
Race 1 of the NORTHEAST LATE MODEL SERIES TRIPLE CROWN
DAVE’S SMALL ENGINE REPAIR TO SPONSOR NEW PASS
NORTHEAST LATE MODEL SERIES
Oxford Plains Speedway General Manager, Dick Therrien is pleased
to announce that Dave’s Small Engine Repair, 910 Main Street on
Route 26 in Oxford, Maine has signed on as the major sponsor for
the all new PASS Northeast Late Model Series, which features
three events at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, Maine in 2014.
The three dates include Friday, July 4th, Saturday, July 19th
and Saturday, September 27th.
Friday night, July 4th will
be Applebee’s Night at the races which will feature the
Husqvarna 100 for the new series, courtesy of Dave’s Small
Engine Repair Service. Husqvarna is known for their quality
power equipment and their quality is second to none. Dave’s
Small Engine Repair offers Husqvarna, Ventrac, Toro and more.
They are the area's leader in Sales, Service, Parts, and Rental
Equipment and soon will be offering Storage Rentals. Dave’s is
open Monday through Friday 8am-5pm, and Saturday’s 8am til noon.
“Oxford Plains Speedway is proud to have Dave’s Small Engine
Repair on board with us in 2014," stated Therrien. "Not only are
they sponsoring the new Pass Northeast Late Model Series, they
also will be headline sponsor on Friday night, August 29th. Each
event, Dave’s will put together a nice product display for fans
to enjoy and ask questions about. Fans will have the opportunity
to check out all the fine products that Husqvarna has to offer
in the opener, and the next two events will feature products
from Ventrac and Toro. Dave, Krissy and the professional staff
at Dave’s Small Engine Repair are quality people and we welcome
them to our team for the 2014 race season! This Friday with
Applebee’s as the headliner, and Dave’s Small Engine Repair as
divisional sponsor, fans will be treated to a great night of
Joining the new Dave’s Small Engine Repair, PASS
Northeast Late Model Series will be the Budweiser Pro Late
Models, Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stocks, Ripley and
Fletcher Ford Outlaw Sportsman, and the all new Banditos
division. Post time is 7:30pm.
NORTHEAST LATE MODEL SERIES EXPANDED TO FOUR RACES
Pro All Stars Series President, Tom Mayberry is
pleased to announce that the new Dave’s Small Engine Repair,
PASS Northeast Late Model Series has expanded to four races from
the original three race schedule. Besides the three races
already scheduled for Oxford Plains Speedway on July 4th, July
19th, and September 27th, the PASS Northeast Late Model Series
will now be a part of the PASS
400 weekend at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine
on Saturday, September 13th.
400 weekend, presented by Southern Maine Motors, is a huge
weekend for the PASS Tour and all PASS divisions stated
Mayberry. This new PASS division is really taking off and we
felt that they deserved to be part of the weekend, so we added
them to the Saturday schedule. I think it will be a day that
both racers and race fans will enjoy.”
The added event
will see the PASS Northeast Late Models racing 100 green flag
laps with the winner receiving a check for $2,000. Saturday’s
schedule will include qualifying races for several classes with
features for support divisions and the PASS Northeast Late Model
Series. More information will be coming in the next few weeks.
OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY TO HOST INAUGURAL “BAND
SLAM” on 7/26
Oxford Plains Speedway is excited to announce a new event for
2014, the inaugural “Band Slam” which will feature five red hot
local bands: The Ride, Ruff Cut,
Rock Storm, Jett Sett, and Brittany Johnson. They are all very talented local groups that mainly focus
on playing classic rock hits from the 70’s and 80’s, along with
a mix of newer music, and have years of experience playing in
front of large audiences.
The concert will be held on
Saturday, July 26th, starting at 2:00pm, and will continue until
10:00pm. The stage for the concert will be located on the
infield of the 3/8 mile oval. That will allow music enthusiasts
to get up close to the stage and enjoy a great day of music,
dancing, food, beverages and fun.
In between sets and
during band changes, we will open up the stage to allow music
buffs to show off their singing talents by performing karaoke
for everyone to enjoy.
Pre-sale tickets purchased before
Friday, July 25th are $10. Tickets purchased the day of the
event will be $15 per person. Tickets are now on sale by calling
the Speedway at 207-539-8865.
Oxford Plains Speedway is
located at 877 Main Street, along Route 26, in Oxford, Maine.
MONSTER TRUCK THROWDOWN ADVANCED
TICKETS GOING FAST
The 2014 edition of the Monster Truck
Throwdown advanced ticket sales are way surpassing the amounts
sold in 2013. Interest is at an all time high for these two
mega-events, and people are calling daily to get good reserved
seating call the office to purchase tickets
Many people have been asking how the point system works. Here
you! Heats are worth 5-4-3-2-1, and only the top five cars in
the heats get any points. Feature points are 60-58-56-54-52-50
with a two point graduation through the field. Everyone receives
a minimum of 2 points.
DON’T FORGET TO GET YOUR APPLEBEE’S SUPER FAN
Get your Applebee’s Super Fan Card punched at every race and
earn free race tickets. Ten punches give you a free ticket to a
regularly priced weekly show. Haven’t got one yet? Ask for yours
at the ticket booth!
FRESH PRODUCE TO HOUSEHOLD TREASURES & ANYTHING IN
Oxford Plains Speedway is excited to
announce the "Farmers Market & Flea Market" that will take place
on three Sunday this summer. The fee for vendors is only $20 for
a 10' by 10' booth. Spots can be either reserved ahead of time
or on the day of the event.
Vendors are welcome to sell
anything from fresh produce to household treasures and anything
in between. Vendors must bring their own tables. Vendors will be
able to set up their booths in the main parking lot at the
speedway and will receive their vendor credentials prior to
placing their display.
SUNDAYS: July 13th - July 27th -
Vendor Setup: 7:00 AM
Open to Public: 9:00 AM Runs to: 3:00 PM
$20.00 for a 10 x 10 vendor booth ($15 if register for a
spot a week prior to the market)
DOWN PIT ROAD AIRS WEEKLY ON WOXO
All you race fans can keep up with all the Oxford Plains
Speedway and PASS news every Monday night at 6pm, as Dick
Therrien presents the “Fastest Half Hour in Motorsports” Down
Pit Road on WOXO, 92.7 and 100.7 on your dial. Results,
Interviews and even a few chuckles await you. Tune in, you’ll be
glad you did. If your business is interested in advertising,
contact Joanie at WOXO.
OPS SECURES BEVERAGE SALES PERMIT
The Oxford Select board approved the 2014 Polly’s Pit Stop
license to sell beer in the grandstands for 2014. There will be
a significant change for 2014 in the sales department as you
will be able to purchase beer at the main concessions behind the
grandstands, and enjoy your beverage anywhere in the
grandstands. There will be a strict policy on beer sales s
everyone will have to adhere to. Everyone will have to show ID,
and once you have done that you will be issued a special
bracelet. You will be allowed a maximum of four beers for the
night, and your bracelet will be punched once for every beer.
Beer will stop being sold prior to the start of the final
feature of the night. OPS Management will have the right to not
serve individuals with non-conforming photo ID’s, as well as
people that are already under the influence.
WHITED MOTORHOME, RV & AUTO CENTER TEAMS UP WITH OPS
Whited Motorhome, RV and Auto Center, located at 2160 Hotel Road
in Auburn, Maine has signed on to be a major sponsor here at
Oxford Plains Speedway. The organization will be sponsoring a
Wednesday Oxford Acceleration Series night as well as an Oxford
Championship Series night. This is another fine addition to our
marketing partners list. www.whitedrv.com
O’REILLY AUTO PARTS to SPONSOR the 2014
MONSTER TRUCK THROWDOWN
December 23, 2013 – OXFORD, ME - Oxford Plains Speedway President
Tom Mayberry is pleased to announce that O’Reilly’s Auto Parts has
become a new marketing partner at the Speedway and will be the
title sponsor of the 2014 O’Reilly Auto Parts, Monster Truck
Throwdown. The event will be taking place on Saturday and Sunday,
August 16th and 17th.
“Having a very strong
company like O’Reilly Auto Parts joining up with Oxford is very
exciting for both parties, explained Mayberry. They have some
great marketing ideas, and we are really looking forward to
working with them. The O’Reilly Auto Parts Monster Truck Throwdown
is one of the biggest events in the State of Maine and with their
support it will become even bigger! Last year’s inaugural event
saw huge crowds both days and it was an incredible show, and with
the show we have planned for 2014 it is going to be even more
O’Reilly Auto Parts Monster Truck Throwdown will
feature eight of the biggest names in monster truck racing from
across the country. The show will consist of monster truck racing
and freestyle competitions both days. New for 2014, the first time
ever in Maine, see a ten-thousand pound monster truck attempt a
complete three hundred and sixty degree back flip!
O’Reilly Auto Parts officially started in the auto parts business
in 1957 and currently has over 4,000 stores and twenty-four
distribution centers in forty-two states, thus ranking them in the
top two auto parts distributors in the United States. They have
several key locations throughout the New England region.
Oxford Plains Speedway President, Tom Mayberry is pleased to
announce that the NEMA Midgets (Northeastern Midget Association)
will be part of the giant Oxford 250 weekend, July 18th through
20th. This will mark the first time in several years that the
Midgets have appeared at Oxford. www.nemaracing.com
The NEMA Midgets are a compact winged racecar with a very high
power to weight ratio. With up to 400 horsepower and weighing
approximately 1,000 pounds, Midgets are among the fastest cars on
oval tracks ½ mile and under. Midget racing has long provided a
pivotal role in the development of some of the nation’s finest and
most successful drivers.
Joining the NEMA Midgets will be
the NEMA LITES. The NEMA LITES are basically the same car except
they are self starting, and they have basically the same chassis,
wing package and tires, but have a limited race engine. The LITES
are built so that they can easily be converted to a full NEMA
The NEMA Midgets and NEMA LITES will be
competing on the Saturday, July 19th portion of the Oxford 250
APPLEBEE’S TO SPONSOR FAN FRIENDLY
SUPERFAN CARD AT OPS
Oxford Plains Speedway’s new General Manager,
Dick Therrien, is pleased to announce that Applebee’s Restaurants
have signed on to be the marketing partner for a brand new, fan
friendly program called the Applebee’s Super-Fan Card.
Therrien explains, “We are instituting a brand new program here at
OPS in 2014. The program is designed to reward the race fan for
attending races on a regular basis. All a fan has to do is ask for
their Applebee’s Super-Fan card when they attend any event at
Oxford Plains Speedway. The card will be punched each time they
attend. When they have all ten of the Applebee’s logos punched,
they can redeem their punch card for a free ticket to the next
regular racing event. Each fan must have their own punch card and
some restrictions apply. This is a great way to reward our regular
fans for supporting our track. I think they are going to love this
Applebee’s Marketing Coordinator of New
England, Lori Prunier is excited as well, “We are looking forward
to working with Dick and his staff at Oxford Plains Speedway. The
Applebee’s Super Fan Card is an awesome way for us to interact
with and support race fans throughout the season. The idea is very
creative and fits perfectly with our customer service programs. We
are very proud of the new partnership that we have formed.”
The Applebee’s Super Fan Card will be available on opening
day, Saturday, April 12th, at the general admissions ticket booth.
Tom Mayberry's 2nd Annual
SWAP MEET TO RETURN IN 2014
Oxford Plains Speedway President, Tom
Mayberry, has recently announced that the Annual Swap Meet and
Flea Market will once again take place in the fall of 2014 here
at Oxford Plains Speedway.
“I am very excited about our
inaugural event that took place this past October stated
Mayberry. It was a very well attended event for the first time
that we tried it. We had over fifty vendors and over fifteen
hundred paying customers that seemed to enjoy the event
immensely. We had everything from racecars and racing parts,
vintage cars and parts, to items from people’s basements and
attics. A lot of items were sold and that’s what it’s all about.
We even had one race team sell their Super Late Model and their
The dates for the 2014 event are as
follows: Friday, October 24th – REGISTRATION &
SET-UP DAY – NOON-5PM Saturday, October 25th – FLEA MARKET
DAY #1 – 8AM-4PM Sunday, October 26th - FLEA MARKET DAY #2 –