Early Entries Already Pouring In For 44th Annual Oxford 250
NAPLES, ME (March 23) – Entries have already started coming in for the 44th Annual Oxford 250, slated for August 25-27 at Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway. Even though the race is still five months away, nearly 30 drivers have already announced their intentions for the event with drivers from across the spectrum making up those entries.
Early entries include 6-time PASS North Super Late Model champion, Johnny Clark, who filed the first entry for the 2017 Oxford 250. Georgia’s Spencer Davis will be joined by transplanted southerner Kyle Desouza and 2016 PASS South Super Late Model champion Matt Craig of North Carolina, who will be making his first attempt in the 250. Craig recently secured his starting spot in the Oxford 250 by winning a qualifier race at Orange County Speedway this past weekend. (more…)
Hillsboro, NH– Jake Matheson Racing, LLC is pleased to announce their partnership with Epsom Tool Rental for the 2017 race season.
“Our team is excited to partner with Epsom Tool Rental”, Matheson said. “We are looking forward to working together for a successful 2017. Our team encourages all our fans to go to www.epsomtoolrental.com to learn more about all that Epsom Tool Rental offers for tools and equipment services.” “I’ve had the chance to see Jake and his team compete at the recent Legend Car Winter Nationals event in Florida,” stated Epsom Tool Rental Owner Mark Fraser. “This is not a team that is afraid of hard work and I know they will put forth that same effort to our partnership off the track.”
Eddie MacDonald will take the green flag in the Pro All-Star Series opener in the Icebreaker PASS race at Thompson Motorsports Park on Sunday, April 2 in the first of three races scheduled in the month in three different series. Eddie Mac will also compete in the American Canadian Tour’s Governor’s Cup at his home track Lee USA Speedway on April 9, then head to Bristol Motor Speedway for the K&N Pro Series East event on April 22.
“As you can imagine, we have been extremely busy preparing the cars for three different series but we are looking forward to getting things going and improving on our performance from last season,” said the veteran Rowley, Mass. racer. “We are going to pick and choose the races we run in this season and we hope the flexibility will allow us to better prepare for the races we run. Last year was very hectic trying to run as many races as we did. We were not pleased with our performance in the K&N series and we are re-doubling our efforts to be more successful.” (more…)
Craig Prevails In Wild PASS Super Late Model Return To Orange County
ROUGEMONT, NC (March 25) – Matt Craig came out on top of a controversial last lap battle that saw both he and third finisher Preston Peltier slap the wall to win the 10th Running of the Orange Blossom Special on Saturday night at Orange County Speedway. Craig’s second straight Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model win also guarantees him a starting spot in the 44th Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine. (more…)
Jake Matheson, driver of the #52NH is changing gears for the 2017 race season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “I plan to run the Legend car full time in 2017 and would really like to travel as much as possible. I also plan to work hard for my team’s chosen charity, Operation Homefront. They are an organization that helps military families during hard times.”
Jake finished off the 2016 race season with a win and the 2016 Bandolero Championship at NHMS. “It was a dream come true to be the 2016 Bandolero Champ and by far the most rewarding season our team has had so far. I will really miss competing in the Bandolero, it was a fun car to run.”
John Peters of Westbrook, ME will be back the wheel of the #51 car at BRMS to race in the Pro Series “I’ve spent the off season in my second year of Business Administration studies at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH. After Christmas, my girlfriend and I went to Hawaii to visit my sister’s family and soak up every last ounce of sunshine before getting greeted with plenty of snow… This week my Dad and I have accomplished quite a bit getting the car ready for the season. Truth be told, it wouldn’t be possible for me to do this without him. He’s allowed me the opportunity to really focus on school in the off season when I can’t be in the garage to help him. It’s always nice to be home and working on the car with him.”
The BRMS race season is almost here, as the green flag will fly on April 29th for the Pro ALL Stars Series (PASS) race. “In the next couple of weeks we should be ready to go. We’re going to start out the season at Oxford Plains Speedway with the Pro All Stars Series on April 22nd. From there it’s full focus on our weekly program at Beech Ridge.”
Kate Re, of Lovell, ME is starting a new chapter in her racing career. “I plan to run a full season at Wiscasset in the 4 Cyl Pro Division and continue to run my kart some in the Sr. Sportsman Division at Richmond Karting Speedway. I also plan to participate in some kart races out of state as well.”
Though Kate has been racing this winter she has been busy, “During the off season I’ve mostly been working on the car, preparing for the upcoming season. I’ve also been spending time with family, snowmobiling and going to school.”
Taylor Lane of Phillips, ME. is ready for the 2017 race season Four cylinder pro stocks at Wiscasset Speedway and the Mini Cups at Richmond Karting Speedway.
Taylor has been keeping busy waiting for the snow to melt, “During the off season I’ve been keeping busy playing basketball for my school, plenty of school work, hanging out with friends, and putting on fundraisers with the Leos club that I am a part of.”
Evan Beaulieu took part in the 9th Annual DT100 race at Maine Indoor Karting in Scarborough, Maine this past weekend, a charity event raising money for the Make A Wish Foundation. The event brings over 100 of the best drivers from throughout the Northeast and as far south as North Carolina to compete against each other for charity and bragging rights. The event raises over $30,000 for Make A wish and has raised over $200,000 over t he first eight years for the Make A Wish Foundation.
While it’s a charity event, to the drivers it’s their first chance to get back on the track and compete against many other drivers that they normally wouldn’t have a chance to race against, as this race brings together many different drivers from different driving disciplines. The event is split into four different divisions broken up by weight. Evan was the third lightest in his weight class, and started last for his heat race. By lap four, Evan weaved his way through the field and grabbed the race lead. Evan drove away and grabbed the heat win, giving him an automatic starting spot in the A Main.
Joey Doyon of Winterport, ME will be racing the#38 in the Late Model Series at Wiscasset Speedway this season. Joey use to race pro-stocks at Maines Fast Track in his early race days and, finished 4th last season in the Coastal 200.
Keeping busy in the off season Joey has been getting the car ready in the garage and doing some ice fishing.