Oxford, Maine – Gary Smith of Bangor had the hammer down on Saturday night, negotiating slower traffic nicely while driving from fifth starting position to victory lane in the 50-lap Super Late Model race, headlining the Budweiser Championship Series stock car racing card at Oxford Plains Speedway Saturday night.
Smith, celebrating 25 years with sponsor Uncle Henry’s, and the rest of the 25-car Super Late Model field spent most of the race chasing Garrett Hall. Only Smith could find his way past Hall’s NAPA-sponsored ride with the young Scarborough driver earning runner-up honors.
THIRD STRAIGHT SUPER LATE MODEL SCORE FOR OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY WINNER REID LANPHER
Oxford, Maine – 18-year-old Reid Lanpher of Manchester continued his outstanding start to the 2017 racing season with a 50-lap Super Late Model triumph on Opening Day for the Budweiser Championship Series at Oxford Plains Speedway Saturday afternoon.
It was his third victory this season in his new Jason Ricker-prepared ride, following up a 300-lap Pro All Stars Series win at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway and the 150-lap PASS North opener last month at Oxford Plains Speedway.
GSPSS Adds Oxford Plains To 2017 Schedule
WALPOLE, N.H. – The Granite State Pro Stock Series announced another addition to the 2017 schedule this week. A stop at the three-eighths mile Oxford Plains Speedway will take place as part of the 44th annual Oxford 250 weekend. The race will be a 100-lap feature event on Saturday evening August 26th.
“Our goal is and always has been a 14-race schedule,” series president Mike Parks explained. “We usually don’t like to add an event once we start the season, but this is an exception.”
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Oxford, Maine – Reid Lanpher of Manchester earned a first-ever Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model win Sunday afternoon in the Speedway Homes 150 at Oxford Plains Speedway.
Lanpher won the first heat race to earn the first starting position in the lid lifter at the historic oval track on State Route 26, but it was no easy romp to the winner’s circle for the young racer, who swapped the lead with both Turner’s Glen Luce and Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. of Hudson, New Hampshire after a couple of restarts.
Polewarczyk, a multi-race PASS winner in part-time competition the previous season, looked trong once in front of the field, but about ten laps past the event’s halfway point, Polewarczyk’s race came to a smoky end with severe mechanical difficulties. Lanpher reclaimed the lead and battled most of the rest of the distance with Luce, the 2015 Oxford 250 champion.
With Lanpher in command through the closing laps, 2016 Maritimes Pro Stock Champion Cole Butcher of Porters Lake, Nova Scotia finished off an impressive change from 26th starting position to claim runner-up honors. Butcher looked strong running inside of outside of the competition in the stout, 40-car starting field.
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Oxford, ME — Reigning Pro All Stars Series North champion DJ Shaw leads a stellar field of Super Late Model competitors to Oxford Plains Speedway Saturday afternoon for the first major event of the 2017 Maine stock car racing season, The Speedway Homes 150.
Shaw, 27, and now a two-time champion of the premiere full-bodied touring series in eastern North America, joins multi-time series champions Johnny Clark of Farmingdale and Ben Rowe of Turner in an effort to show a growing group of talented youngsters the quick way around Oxford Plains Speedway in their powerful short track racecars.
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.