Sunday, Aug. 27th
We would like
to thank the drivers and their teams for participating
in the 2017 Oxford 250.
Along with all of the
support divisions, they put on a great weekend of racing
for the fans.
We’d like to
thank the fans for coming and we hope you all had a
great weekend and race experience at Oxford Plains
Also, thanks to the
campers who were cooperative and considerate over the
Many thanks to our dedicated staff for all of their hard
work, not just over the weekend but working up to the
big weekend getting everything ready for our guests.
Sincere thanks to all,
PASS SLMs, PASS MODS, Street
Stocks, Legends, Rebels
8-27-17 "250" Lap Board
CASSIUS CLARK #13,
3rd; WINNER CURTIS GERRY;
& REID LANPHER #59, 2nd.
EDDIE MACDONALD #17ma - 4th
MIKE ROWE #24 - 5th
Photos by Norm Marx
Curtis Gerry Wins 44th OXFORD 250,
Oxford, ME -- Curtis Gerry of Waterboro
dominated when go time came, scoring the biggest racing
victory of his career Sunday in the 44th annual Oxford
250 at Maine's Oxford Plains Speedway. With lap leader
bonuses included, Gerry's win should be worth over
Gerry, who lined up 21st on the starting
grid, needed 123 laps to chase down early race leader
Cassius Clark in Rollie MacDonald's 13. A round of pit
stops saw Scott McDaniel earn some lap leader bonus cash
for 26 laps before Gerry took command for good with just
over 50 laps to go.
Manchseter's Reid Lanpher
made a late charge into second position, claiming
runner-up honors for the second time in the Oxford 250.
Cassius Clark flat-footed the King 13 to a third-place
finish, making a five-figure lap leader bonus check to
add to the trophy payoff.
Eddie MacDonald blazed
a difficult trail to his fourth-place finish after an
apparent heat race victory was negated in post-race
tech. 'The Outlaw' from Rowley, Massachusetts needed a
provisional starting spot to get in the 250, and was
38th on the grid when the green flag waved to start the
Maine Racing Hall of Famer Mike Rowe
of Turner, at age 67, raced to a top-five finish in the
region's top full-bodied racing class, in their biggest
event of the season. Starting 41st, the man who is by
far the most prolific winner in the history of Oxford
Plains Speedway, schooled a racer or two en route to the
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Wednesday, August 23rd
On the Oxford Plains
Speedway Front Stretch.
"Road To The Oxford 250"
Expanded "Road To The Oxford 250"
Returns For 4th Year in 2017
OXFORD, ME (December 24) - Oxford Plains
Speedway owner and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) President
Tom Mayberry announced today the continuation of the
"Road To The Oxford 250" program in 2017. Celebrating
its fourth year in 2017, the groundbreaking "Road To The
Oxford 250" concept will expand to give racers across
the continent the chance to compete in short track
asphalt racing's biggest event. As mentioned with the
announcement of the Speedway 660 event over a month ago,
competitors from Canada and the United States will have
opportunity to race for guaranteed starting spots, while
keeping the focus on the 250 throughout the season.
The 2016 Oxford 250 saw droves of race fans from
across North America and over 60 Super Late Models make
the annual August trek to Oxford Plains Speedway, making
this one of the most successful editions of the
venerable race in over a decade. Wayne Helliwell, Jr. of
Pelham, NH, a winner of a "Road To The Oxford 250"
qualifier in 2016, captured the checkered flag and took
home nearly $30,000 for his winning efforts.
"This year's race was a great event and once again
proved that the Oxford 250 is one of the premier events
in all of short track racing," said Mayberry. "The 'Road
To The Oxford 250' has grown every year since we first
started it in 2014 and this year's will be the biggest
yet. We will be able to keep the 250 in focus throughout
the year and, while there will be several spots offered
through the program, many of these will not have to be
used since most of those competitors will advance
through the famed heat races. The 'Road' will not reduce
the number of starters that will be able to advance
The first event to be
featured in the "Road To The Oxford 250" will be the
PASS National Championship race at Orange County
Speedway on March 25. The winner of the 10th Running Of
The Orange Blossom Special will be the first driver with
a guaranteed spot for the 250. The best Super Late
Models in the North and South will come together at
Orange County Speedway with the added bonus of making
the prestigious race.
The "Road" then continues
to a pair of international events in Canada in the late
spring. PASS returns to Quebec at Autodrome Montmagny on
May 21, with the top three finishers each from Canada
and the United States advancing to the 250. Then, on
June 3, PASS heads to the Canadian Maritimes for an
event at Speedway 600 in New Brunswick. Like the
Montmagny race, the top finishing drivers from Canada
and the United States will advance to the 250, again
this time three drivers will come from each country.
The final race as part of the "Road To The Oxford
250" will be a special non-points, Open at Oxford Plains
Speedway on July 2. The Independence Weekend race
changes from 2016 in that it will not be limited to PASS
"non-winners." In 2017, the PASS Open will be a way for
any driver to get more seat time at Oxford Plains
Speedway and have the chance to get locked into the 250.
The top three finishers who have not won a PASS event in
the last five year will be guaranteed a spot in the 250,
while the top two finishers who have won a PASS event
will also be granted a provisional if needed.
Additionally, the top licensed drivers in points from
PASS North, PASS South, and the PASS National
Championship Series, will have a provisional available,
if needed, as long as they have attempted to qualify for
every race in their chosen series. All drivers that will
have guaranteed spots through the "Road To The Oxford
250" or via championship points provisionals have to
compete in their heat races or in their consolation
race, but will not have to compete in the last chance
race if they have not already advanced. A full schedule
of events and support divisions for the 44th Annual
Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway will be announced
in the near future.
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