for New England Dodge Dealers Maine Classic
OXFORD, Maine – You won’t find more pure speed or horsepower on a 3/8-mile oval track anywhere than you’ll discover at Oxford Plains Speedway this Saturday night.
The winged thunder of the International Supermodified Association returns to OPS for the sixth New England Dodge Dealers Maine Classic.
Qualifying heats for the 100-lap main event are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. There will also be a full complement of heats and features for the Oxford Networks Late Model and Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Strictly and Mini Stock divisions.
It’s the first stop at Oxford for ISMA since 2004, when Massachusetts mainstay Chris Perley captured the victory. Not much has changed for the “Rowley Rocket” in three years, either. Perley is the dominant force with seven wins in 10 tries this summer, and he’s threatening to become the most decorated driver of all-time among the much-traveled Supers.
With a doubleheader weekend lying ahead, Perley could overtake Russ Wood as ISMA’s all-time winner if he can claim checkered flags at Lee USA Speedway in New Hampshire (Friday) and OPS (Saturday).
Perley put himself in position for that milestone with a convincing triumph at Mansfield Motorsports Speedway in Ohio last weekend. He recently passed Kennebunkport resident and open-wheel racing legend Bentley Warren for second on the ladder.
“I'll tell you I never thought I'd be here, to be in the company of Russ Wood and Bentley and those guys in all-time wins. It's just awesome,” Perley said. “I'm just so lucky to be with this team. They work so hard and I can't say enough for them. Vic Miller is the best car owner in the world.”