oxford2016 Date Announced For 43rd Annual Oxford 250

OXFORD, ME (September 3) – Following the huge success of this year’s Oxford 250, Oxford Plains Speedway owner Tom Mayberry announced today the date for the 2016 event. The richest single day short track racing event in North America will continue once again on the same weekend and be held August 26 – 28, 2016. The 43rd Annual Oxford 250 will again pay $25,000 to the winner and will be a Pro All Stars Series (PASS) sanctioned, “open” Super Late Model event, with qualifying heat races and feature racing for the PASS Super Late Models on August 28 and will continue the single day tradition that has made this race famous.
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oxfordGLEN LUCE OF TURNER CLAIMS $30,000-PLUS VICTORY IN 42nd ANNUAL AIM OXFORD 250

Oxford, Maine – Glen Luce of Turner scored an emotional victory, and a $30,000-plus payday, in Sunday’s 42nd Annual AIM Recycling USA Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway.

For Luce, who once finished second to NASCAR star Kevin Harvick in the annual classic, it was not only a career highlight, but a dream come true for someone who grew up at the historic Maine racetrack.
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Valenti Modified Racing SeriesPasteryak Becomes Title Contender With Oxford 100 Win

Oxford, Maine. – Two-time Valenti Modified Racing Series champion Chris Pasteryak of Jewett City, CT, dominated Saturday’s running of the ‘Oxford 100’ to become the seventh different winner in seven races at Oxford Plains Speedway, Oxford, Maine. The race was the headline event on the eve of the 42nd running of the famed ‘Oxford 250.’

Pasteryak from his pole starting position led all but 20-laps enroute to his fourth VMRS win this season and his 10th career victory. He is now tied for fourth with Rowan Pennink, each with 10 wins, on the series all-time win list.
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Wiscasset2013logoWISCASSET SPEEDWAY OFFICIAL FINISH 8/29/15

MODIFIED (40 LAPS)
1. #5 Mark Lucas – Harpswell
2. #7 Nick Reno – West Bath
3. #85 Jairet Harrison – Freeport
4. #04 Allan Moeller – Dresden
5. #8 Richard Jordan – Kingfield
6. #15 Joe Williams – Woolwich
7. #33 Ron Bryant – Livermore
8. #18 Kevin Douglass – Sidney

notes : Mark Lucas’s 9th win in 10 races
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oxfordPasteryak, Wells win on 250 eve at Oxford Plains Speedway

Oxford, Maine – Chris Pasteryak of Jewett City, Connecticut raced to victory in Saturday night’s 100-lap Valenti Modified Racing Series feature race, headlining the Dunkin’ Donuts night crowd at Oxford Plains Speedway.

Pasteryak was the dominant car in the race, easily outrunning Kevin Iannarelli of Groton, Massachusetts to the checkered flag. Les Hinckley of Windsor Locks, Connecticut was third, followed by Russ Hersey of Swanzey, New Hampshire and Donnie Lashua of Canaan, New Hampshire.
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Speedway95DEANE SMART EDGES RYAN DEANE FOR 95 LATE MODEL VICTORY

Deane Smart of Bradley made his way from an eighth place starting position to be running in second when the caution flag flew with 7 laps to go in the Dysart’s Late Model feature at Speedway 95 Thursday night. On the restart, Smart lined up outside Ryan Deane of Winterport, who had led the event from lap 4. When the green flew, Smart and Deane raced side by side for the 7 lap sprint to the finish, swapping the lead several times, until Smart led the final three laps by inches, taking his fourth win of the season by about three feet. Deane finished second with John Curtis Jr. of Hermon right behind, finishing third. Fourth went to pole-sitter Wayne Parritt Jr. of Steuben with Dana Wilbur of Frankfort finishing a strong fifth. These results are currently unofficial, as the shock absorbers on Ryan Deane’s car were removed during post-race tech inspection and will be sent out for testing to ensure their eligibility for competition in the division.
In the Darling’s Ford Sportsman, Trey Brown of Winterport outraced Steve Kimball of Holden in a three lap dash to the finish in the 25 lap feature. Kimball had led from the drop of the green, with Brown running second with Shane Tatro of Levant on his bumper in third. When the green flew to restart the race, Brown was ready and grabbed the lead from Kimball, who had chosen the inside for the restart. Brown held off Kimball’s efforts to regain the lead and took the win. Kimball finished second with Tatro right beside, taking third. Fourth went to Ralph Melanson of Corinth with Mike Overlock of Franklin finishing fifth.
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Speedway95NEW WINNERS HIGHLIGHT WACKY WEDNESDAY FINALE

Two new faces appeared in victory lane Wednesday night at Speedway 95 and two other drivers ended long winless streaks as the 2015 Varney Buick-GMC-Mazda Wacky Wednesday season came to a close.

In the Road Runners, Keith Drost of Stetson took the lead from Bradley’s Sam Betts on lap 17 of the 20 lap feature and won his first race of the season, besting a field of 37 cars that was reduced to less than 20 at the finish. The red flag flew three times during the race, the last time on lap 12 in an incident that sent three drivers to the hospital for observation. Steve Kimball of Holden also got by Betts in the closing laps to finish second with Betts finishing third. Fourth went to Abel Leamur of Winterport with Michael Palmer of Winterport finishing fifth. Betts won the 2015 points championship in the division.
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oxfordTradition, New Faces, And Huge Field Highlight 42nd Annual Oxford 250
– Entry List Up To 70 As Race Approaches

NAPLES, ME (August 26) – With the 42nd Annual AIM Recycling Oxford 250 Presented By Kenny U-Pull only days away, race teams and fans from across North America are making their way towards the historic Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine. Over 70 of the very best Super Late Models from all over the continent are expected to try and qualify for the richest single day motorsports event in the world. Despite practices on Friday and Saturday for the prestigious event, the field will be determined by a series of heat races and consolation races that will provide plenty of drama as drivers attempt to make the cut for the $25,000-plus to win top prize.

Since 1974 when Joey Kourafas bested nearly 100 other drivers to win the inaugural AIM Recycling Oxford 250 Presented By Kenny U-Pull, the heat races and the difficulty to qualify are part of what has made this race legendary. Whether a champion or a rookie, much of what can make or break your weekend depends on the draw to determine starting positions for the heat races. But a bad draw does not necessarily spell imminent doom. 3-time AIM Recycling Oxford 250 winner has never started better than 10th on the way to any of his victories. As a matter of fact, Rowe started back in 37th and had to advance to the 250 via the consolation race for his most recent win in 2005.
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Alan Ward/Big Al's Photos

Alan Ward/Big Al’s Photos

Barre, VT – N. Haverhill, NH’s Derrick O’Donnell put an exclamation point on his bid for a third consecutive Thunder Road championship by making a late charge for his fourth win of the season Thursday, August 27 on Cody Chevrolet Cadillac Night.

 

O’Donnell broke out of traffic late in the 50-lap main event and sliced through the front of the pack, passing cars low and high before reaching leader Mike “Beetle” Bailey. The two-time defending champion then swung to the outside of Bailey and grabbed the top spot with just three laps remaining.

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RPM_6310Loudon, NH – The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) held its annual Test and Tune session Wednesday, August 26 at Loudon’s New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Twenty-four ACT Late Model drivers took to the track in preparation for the 7th Annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational Saturday, September 26

 

Lempster, NH’s Guy Caron set the fast time of the day with a lap of 31.926 seconds. Three-time Invitational winner Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, MA was second-fastest at 31.974 seconds and ranked at the top of the charts in nearly every session.

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Sylvain Morin photo

Sylvain Morin photo

Waterbury, VTThe American Racer Three Star program is designed to recognize three teams in no particular order of performance that had outstanding races at American-Canadian Tour (ACT) U.S. Tour events. There are no specific criteria for deciding who might receive the award of a free American Racer Tire (value $125.00), but a special effort by a team, exceptional race, just plain old hard luck, or any other accepted reason is used to decide the award recipients.

 

The Three Stars are chosen by ACT officials and will receive certificates for use of a free American Racer tire at a race of their choosing during the 2015 season.

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Chip Cormie DG 15Derek Griffith Turns Focus To First Oxford 250

(Oxford, ME) – It takes weeks and sometimes months to prepare for the biggest race in your young career; the 42nd running of the Oxford 250 is that race for Derek Griffith.

Griffith, the four-time winner and current point’s leader on the Granite State Pro Stock Series sees this opportunity as a coming out of sorts. “We’ve been prepping our Pro All Stars Series (PASS) car for quite a while now. We weren’t sure we were even going to be able to compete and try to qualify for the 250 but things came together and I know we are all excited about this opportunity.”, said Griffith.
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emily mugTop Ten for Packard at Ste-Croix, QC’s Circuit Riverside Speedway

EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. – Determined to gain back some of the points lost in the previous race due to a late race incident, Packard in her 9xME Northstar Fireworks/Packard Fuels car drove a clean and well calculated race to bring home a much-deserved 9th place finish.

Making only her second visit to the 5/8 mile oval in Ste-Croix, the East Montpelier native had a decent car in practice, with the team making numerous changes throughout to dial the car in to the 18-year olds liking. “We had a decent car throughout practice,” said Packard. “We spent most of practice trying to figure out the track just because it is so different from anywhere else. We weren’t super-fast, but the car was pretty good. When we put on new tires in final practice, the pace picked up some and we knew we would have a good car for the heat.”
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