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ANNOUNCES THE GRAND MARSHALL
2019 OXFORD 250
NAPLES, ME (July 12) - Pro All Stars
Series (PASS) President and Oxford Plains Speedway owner
Tom Mayberry is pleased to announce the 2019 Grand
Marshall for the Oxford 250. Bob Bahre, former owner of
Oxford Plains Speedway, has agreed to serve as the Grand
Marshall for this year's event.
purchased Oxford Plains Speedway in 1964. He ran it with
his brother Dick Bahre until they sold it in 1987. It
was under Bob's leadership that the first Oxford 250
came to be. It began in 1974 as a 200 lap event, being
expanded to 250 laps the following year.
his family made many improvements to the track under his
ownership. Bob is known as a successful businessman in
the Oxford Hills area and beyond.
extremely honored that Bob will be this year's Grand
Marshall, 55 years after he took ownership of the
track," said Tom Mayberry, the current owner of Oxford
Following his time at Oxford
Plains, Bahre went on to build New England's only
superspeedway in Loudon, NH, the New Hampshire Motor
The 46th Annual Oxford 250 will be held
on August 23-25 and nearly 50 PASS Super Late Models are
currently entered. For additional information, please go
Oxford 250 Preview
OXFORD - The time is finally upon us for the
biggest Super Late Model event of the year for the New
England area - The 46th annual Oxford 250 held at Oxford
Plains Speedway. There are over 50 drivers signed up to
try to make it into the big show but who knows how many
other drivers will show up and surprise the fans! 10 of
this year's entries have won the race including last
year's winner Bubba Pollard and 2017 winner Curtis
Gerry. It's been a big season for Curtis Gerry of
Waterboro he's won 3 PASS races at Oxford and 3 weekly
50 lappers. The 7G is one of the favorites to win this
"Our season has gone great so far! We are
currently the 2019 Oxford (track) Champion and we have
won 6 races, we have a lot of momentum and great
confidence in the cars setup, with no issues I believe
we could be sitting in victory lane again in this year's
250." Gerry had to say about his season.
a lot that goes into preparing for the 250 but Gerry
seems to just be sticking with his usual weekly routine:
"Just keep focused on the maintenance of the car and
make sure it is ready to go."
While Gerry has
been one of the most dominant drivers at Oxford this
year if he had to pick another driver to win the Oxford
250 he said: "based off performance at Oxford this
season either Nick Sweet or Ben Rowe."
a great car last year but ran into bad luck getting
together with Cassius Clark towards the end and finished
in 37th, so hopefully luck is on his side come this
Another driver that's been very
dominant at Oxford this year has been Garrett Hall of
Scarborough. He's won two PASS races at Oxford this
season and he's currently 2nd in points on the PASS
tour, only 15 points behind DJ Shaw. Hall seems to be
staying humble though and doesn't want to get ahead of
"My season so far this year has gone
well with the two wins at Oxford but I don't consider it
great. I feel like our chances are good as long we have
a competitive car, I feel like last year was a success
but also felt like it slipped away from us so hoping we
can use last year as an advantage towards this year. "
He's had good runs at the Oxford 250 the past few
years but has just ended up using the car up too early.
Last year he still ended up finishing in 4th place a
career best for him.
"I have been preparing for this
year a lot with making sure I'm confident in myself, car
and team that we can have a great and successful
weekend, of course with a lot of fun involved. I've been
running and exercising to get in better shape not only
physically but mentally as well for this year's race. I
know that we as a whole team will be well prepared and
ready to prove that we can get it done."
one of those drivers that you typically lose track of
during the race then sneaks up to the front and steals
the show. His picks to win the race are the drivers that
are the fastest wherever they go.
"There's over 20 to
30 cars and teams that are capable of winning. I would
say some of the favorites from a fans perspective would
be the 7g car, Shaw, Nick Sweet, Reid Lanpher, anyone
that has been running weekly will be good for being able
to keep with the track and the changes over the year."
One Oxford weekly guy that has a great momentum
going into 250 Weekend is Calvin Rose Jr. of Turner.
He's currently 2nd in points in the track SLM division
and has one win under his belt.
started off rocky but with a lot of hard work and
dedication we have the car back to where we need it and
have had a pretty good second part of the year with a
win and a second."
Rose has qualified for the
past two years for the Oxford 250 finishing 32nd in 2017
and 16th place last year. Anything could happen at the
250. Sometimes the fastest cars don't finish, and
sometimes cars you weren't even sure were going to make
it in finish top 10.
"We haven't done a whole lot
of preparing yet, we have one more weekly race then
we'll go through the car and make sure everything is up
to shape." Calvin Rose Jr said August 8th when asked how
he's preparing this year.
Like most of the
others when they were asked who they thought would be in
contention to win this year ,he said the 7g of Gerry.
"I feel the big favorite is the 7g he is stout this
year and is always the one to beat. I think it'll be a
good race with him and Bubba Pollard."
Rose Jr hasn't run many long-distance races this season
at Oxford so we will see if he has what it takes to keep
up with the PASS SLMs at the 250.
track champion Gabe Brown of North Conway, NH will be at
Oxford this Sunday trying to turn his season around.
After winning his track championship he decided to race
PASS full time in 2019 and he hasn't had great finishes
as of lately.
"The beginning of 2019 was pretty
good and we had high hopes on this year, we've run into
some pretty big issues in the last couple races with a
rear end going bad and blowing the motor at the last
oxford race. After the test this last weekend I strongly
believe the cars really good and I know my crew is
better than it's ever been going into the 250. So it's
on me, and my aggressiveness to make the show and
perform well." explained Brown who finished 33rd in last
Gabe Brown drives a Dale Shaw race car
and has found great mentors in Dale and DJ Shaw so he
has a great team to help prepare this year.
,DJ, Steph, my dad and I all work hard to get my car
ready week in and week out, but the 250 has never been
good to me, so we are working extra hard this year to
make sure everything is top notch and no failures will
happen. We changed everything in the driveline. If
something fails, it's not because we missed it."
No driver wants to see someone else win but Gabe Brown
thinks DJ Shaw, Nick Sweet and Gerry would be his picks
to be up there in contention.
"At the 250 you
can't go by speed, it's all about luck in this race, pit
strategy and such. It's just whoever comes out on top
really." Brown added about who could possibly win this
One of Brown's biggest mentors DJ Shaw of
North Conway finished 6th last year at the 250, This
year he will be back trying to nail down the win. Shaw
is currently the PASS points leader and has won 3 races
this season but none at Oxford.
"2019 has gone
pretty good for us, having 3 wins at this point is more
than we've had in a full season in years so I think our
offseason work has been a step in the right direction.
We've been hit or miss at Oxford so we just need to work
hard to get where we need to be and if we can do that we
will have a chance to win!"
Similar to Curtis
Gerry, Shaw isn't doing too much to prepare that he
doesn't do on a regular basis besides extra maintenance
and making the car look better.Shaw believes the obvious
picks to win will be Gerry or Nick Sweet but he thinks
there's some drivers people might sleep on.
sleeper picks I have would be Scott Robbins and Joey
Pole, Scott had great speed at the end of the last race
and Pole always puts together a good run at the 250 so
those two I think can surprise some people!"
Another sleeper pick for the Oxford 250 would be Derek
Griffith of Hudson, NH. Griffith also has 3 PASS wins
this season and he's currently 4th in the PASS points.
He hasn't had very good luck at Oxford this season but
anything could happen.
"We're happy with the
season so far for sure, I think our chances are the best
they have been out of all the previous 250s!" Griffith
finished 21st during last year's 250 and, besides his
races at Oxford this season, has been very consistent
Griffith thinks Gerry is the one to beat
this year but won't be counting out Bubba Pollard after
his run last year at the Oxford 250.
"A lot of
the good guys come to this show so it will be a good
Drivers and fans from all over will be
attending races this weekend to see who will get the big
win on Sunday night. Come see if anyone beat Curtis
Gerry and Bubba Pollard this year to be crowned the 2019
Oxford 250 champion. Green flag drops at 1:30 PM this
Sunday August 25th!
AUGUST 23-25, 2019
"Road to the Oxford 250"
Continues in 2019
With the postponement of the Star
Speedway event on July 30th, the Provisionals for the
Road to the Oxford 250 will be moved to the August 10th
event at Speedway 51.
NAPLES, ME - Oxford Plains Speedway owner and
Pro All Stars Series President Tom Mayberry announced
the continuation of the "Road to The Oxford 250" program
Celebrating its sixth year in 2019, the
"Road to The Oxford 250" will continue give racers
across the continent the chance to compete in short
track asphalt racing's biggest event. As mentioned with
the announcement a little over a month ago of the
Wenatchee Valley Super Oval event, competitors from
Canada and the United States will have opportunity to
race for guaranteed starting spots in six additional
events in 2019, while keeping the focus on the 250
throughout the season.
"Our goal is to keep the
focus on the 250 throughout the year. While there will
be several spots offered through the program, many of
these will not have to be used since most of those
competitors will advance through the famed heat and
consolation races. Competitors need to remember that
this program will not reduce the number of starting
positions that will be earned through the normal 250
qualifying procedures but will allow those who may be
having a bad day to use the provisional if necessary, to
guarantee their starting spot in this prestigious race."
The first event to be featured in
the Road to The Oxford 250 will be the previously
announced Leonard Evans 150 scheduled to take place on
April 27, 2019 on the northwest coast at the Wenatchee
Valley Super Oval located in Wenatchee Valley,
Washington. The winner of this event, along with
the second and third place finishers, if PASS licensed
and their Oxford 250 entry is received by June 1, 2019,
will be guaranteed a provisional starting spot. The
first-place winner will receive a full pay provisional,
and second and third will receive a 1/2 start
provisional (with a guarantee of $600 to take the green,
the 1/2 provisional means that wherever the competitor
finishes, they will see a reduction of $300 (1/2 of the
guaranteed starting money) in their final purse for
their finishing position).
The Road then
continues to the season opener at
Oxford Plains Speedway on Sunday April 28th; Thunder
Road in Barre, VT on Sunday May 26th; Speedway 95 in
Bangor, ME on Sunday June 16th; Star Speedway in Epping,
NH on Tuesday July 30th; and finishing off at Spud
Speedway in Caribou, ME on Sunday August 4th.
postponement of the Star Speedway event on July 30th,
the Provisionals for the Road to the Oxford 250 will be
moved to the August 10th event at Speedway 51.
top two finishing drivers each from Canada and the
United States will earn provisionals to the 250. As with
the Wenatchee Valley race, to be eligible to use the
provisionals, drivers must be PASS Licensed and have
their entries submitted for the Oxford 250. The top US
and top Canadian driver will each receive a full start
provisional with second place finishing US and Canadian
driver each earning a 1/2 start provisional.
final race as part of the Road to The Oxford 250 will be
special 100-lap open race at Oxford
Plains Speedway Saturday July 6th. This will not
be a points race for PASS. The Independence Weekend race
will see the top two Oxford Plains and top two PASS
licensed finishing drivers earn a guaranteed spot in the
2019 Oxford 250.
Additionally, the top licensed
drivers in points from PASS North, Oxford Plains
Speedway, and the PASS National Championship Series,
will have a provisional available, if needed, as long as
they have attempted to qualify for every race in their
All drivers that will have
guaranteed spots through the Road to The Oxford 250 or
via championship points provisionals have to compete in
their heat races and in their consolation race but will
not have to compete in the last chance race if they have
not already qualified.
THE OXFORD 250
PASS MODS 40
NORTH EAST MINI
OCS STREET STOCKS
2018 250 LAP BOARD
LANPHER - POLLARD - POLEWARCZYK
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PASS NORTH & NATL. SLMs at
OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS - 8-26-18
1) 26 - Bubba Pollard - 250 Laps
2) 97 - Joey
Polewarczyk Jr. - 250
3) 59 - Reid Lanpher - 250
- Garrett Hall - 250
5) 73 - Joey Doiron - 250
60 - DJ Shaw - 250
7) 7 - Travis Benjamin - 250
15 - Mike Hopkins - 250
9) 88 - Brandon Barker - 250
10) 4n - Ben Rowe - 250 - 250
11) 17ma - Eddie
MacDonald - 250
12) 96 - Wyatt Alexander - 250
93 - Ray Christian III - 250
14) 23 - David
Farrington - 250
15) 03 - Joe Squeglia - 250
- Calvin Rose Jr. - 250
17) 47 - Kelly Moore - 250
18) 27 - Wayne Helliwell - 250
19) 40vt - Nick Sweet
20) 94m - Shawn Martin - 249
21) 12g - Derek
Griffith - 249
22) 54 - Johnny Clark - 249
23) 60b - Tim
Brackett - 249
24) 42 - Kyle Reid - 249
25) 00 -
Bryan Kruczek - 249
26) 53 - Cole Butcher - 249
27) 14 - Scott McDaniel - 249
28) 41 - Tracy Gordon -
29) 24 - Mike Rowe - 248
30) 57 - Austin
Theriault - 248
31) 23s - Lonnie Sommerville - 248
32) 88t - Jeff Taylor - 247
33) 47x - Gabe Brown -
34) 29 - Austin Teras - 225
35) 7L - Glen Luce
36) 13 - Cassius Clark - 215
37) 7g - Curtis
Gerry - 205
38) 45 - Kodie Conner - 201
39) 72 -
Scott Robbins - 131
40) 36 - Ryan Robbins - 131
41) 61 - TJ Brackett - 118
42) 9t - Alan Tardiff - 48
250 ENTRIES RECEIVED - OPS - 8/26/18
in 45th Oxford 250
Georgia racer wins in
Oxford Plains Speedway appearance
Oxford, Maine -- Bubba Pollard showed New
England race fans that the reputation preceding him to
the 45th Annual Clark's Scrap Metal Oxford 250 was much
more than hype, winning the biggest one-day short track
Super Late Model race in his first attempt Sunday at
Oxford Plains Speedway. Pollard, from Senoia, Georgia,
got his first look at the Speedway on Friday.
definition of a true Super Late Model racing outlaw,
Pollard, 31, convinced New England race fans that he's
clearly among the best short track racers in North
America, conquering the unique Oxford Plains Speedway
racetrack in his first attempt. Pollard took the lead
away from Travis Benjamin of Belfast, a two-time Oxford
250 champion in his own right, then outran another
former 250 champion, Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. of Hudson,
New Hampshire to the checkered flag.
of Manchester made a late charge into third position
during the closing laps. Scarborough's Garrett Hall
ended up in fourth place after dominating more than half
the race from his pole starting position, earning some
$20,00-plus with lap leader bonuses included. Berwick's
Joey Doiron, a former PASS Super Late Model National
Champion, rounded out the top five.
overcame a bad draw - he started dead last in the final
of five heat races - and needed to run a second-round
20-lap qualifying race to earn 29th starting position in
the 42-car starting field. Dealing with a field of
unfamiliar foes in a race with traffic rivaled by few,
if any, big Super Late Model races, Pollard made all of
the right moves as he methodically moved into contention
for the win.
A racer's racer, Pollard was
impressive from the drop of the green flag, working his
way into the top five during the long green flag stretch
that opened the 250. Seemingly making all of the right
moves in traffic as the Super Late Models frequently
raced three-wide, the appreciative Maine crowd soon
realized the third-generation Peach State racer was
going to be a contender to pick up the big check at the
end of the annual Maine classic.
In victory lane,
Pollard expressed his appreciation to the crowd, as
clearly he was jacked up and ready to perform before the
full grandstand, increasingly rare in the smartphone
age. The crowd returned the love, clearly appreciating
the successful effort of the first-time OPS invader.
Polewarczyk, a winner during the brief Late Model
era of the 250 and no stranger to victory lane in a
Super Late Model at Oxford Plains Speedway, looked like
a contender in the early stages and put together an
impressive late charge into the runner-up position.
Lanpher, twice a runner-up in the 250, claimed his third
podium finish and 250 trophy.
Hall was the story
for more than half of the race, leading all but a few
laps for more than the first half of the 250,
occasionally battling and swapping the lead with
seven-time OPS track champion Jeff Taylor of Fairfield,
making his first Super Late Model start of the year. The
young Scarborough racer scored his best-ever racing
payday, despite just missing out on a trophy, posting a
Doiron, an infrequent
competitor on the region's top Super Late Model circuit
this season, rounded out the top-five. Current Pro All
Stars Series North championship points leader DJ Shaw of
Center Conway, New Hampshire was sixth under the
checkered flag, one spot better than his closest rival
in the standings, Benjamin.
Mike Hopkins of
Hermon raced among the leader throughout the 250-lapper
and earned an eight-place finish. Brandon Barker of
Windham ended up in ninth position , with the top ten
rundown filled out by Ben Rowe of Turner, who claimed
some lap leader bonus money and battled up front with
winner Pollard for several laps.
Ben Tinker of
New Gloucester padded his advantage atop the
championship points standings in the PASS Mods ranks,
winning his fifth 40-lap feature race of the year in an
eventful race. Bruce Helmuth of Wales was the runner-up,
followed by Milford, New Hampshire's Steve Dickey, Jr.
The three podium finishers were also in those same spots
at last year's Oxford 250 program.
night winner Spencer Morse of Waterford was fourth,
followed by second-ranked points man Gary Shackford of
Center Conway, New Hampshire. The Mods race next along
with the PASS North Super Late Models at Beech Ridge
Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine on Saturday,
September 23 before wrapping up their championship
season back at Oxford Plains Speedway on October 13.
Zach Audet of Norridgewock surprised virtually no
one with his victory in the North East Mini Stock Tour's
50-lap race. Audet, the king of four-cylinder racing in
Central Maine and beyond, outran Kodi Sabens of Windsor,
Vermont to the checkered flag. Jimmy Childs of Leeds,
survived several days of practice and a crash earlier in
the afternoon to claim the third-place trophy. Michael
Viens of Seekonk, Massachusetts and Sidney's Matt
Glidden rounded out the top five.
Flavored Brandy Street Stock points leader Matt Dufault
of Turner charged past Skip Tripp on the final lap to
win the 30-lap main event for The Taste of Maine
division, just barely edging the division's all-time
wins leader at the finish line by .017-seconds, mere
Tripp, hopping into John White's 12 car
for the weekend, kept five-time winner and defending
track champion Billy Childs, Jr., who had won on the
previous night, at bay but couldn't keep Dufault out of
victory lane before the healthy crowd. Championship
contender Tyler King of Gray made a late charge into
third position. Childs and fellow Leeds racer Kyle
Hewins rounded out the top five.
John Childs of
Leeds cruised up the outside lane and into the lead,
then outran all rivals to score his first-ever Oxford
250 Sunday win in the Rebel class. Travis Lovejoy of
Waterboro was closest to Childs as the checkered flag
wavedWaterford's Jamie Heath, Oxford's Gerard Cote and
Rick Montminy from Auburn filled out the top-five
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