NAPLES, ME (February 12) – Entries have already started coming in for the 42nd Annual Oxford 250, slated for August 28-30 at Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway. 21 drivers have already filed entries for the event with local drivers making up the majority of those entries. Early entries include Cassius Clark, the 2013 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Model champion from Farmington, ME, who filed the first entry for the 2015 Oxford 250. Two-time defending Oxford 250 champion Travis Benjamin out of Morrill, ME will be attempting to pull off what only one other driver has ever done in the history of the Oxford 250 as he tries to win three back-to-back Oxford 250s.
NAPLES, ME (December 10) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials have announced that entry forms for the 42nd Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway are now available online at ProAllStarsSeries.com. The 42nd Annual Oxford 250 is slated for August 28-30, 2015 and will once again continue its distinction as the richest single day motorsports event in the world with over $25,000 going to the winner of the PASS Super Late Model race.
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Tentative 2015 PASS North Super Late Model Schedule Released
– Oxford Plains Speedway To Host 3 Events Including The 42nd Annual Oxford 250 Paying $25,000 To Win On Sunday, August 30
– Thunder Road Speedway To Host PASS North Super Late Models For First Time Ever On Sunday, May 24
– PASS Expands Into New York State For First Time With Major Event At Airborne Speedway July 18-19
NAPLES, ME (December 1) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials announced today the release of the 2015 schedule for the PASS North Super Late Models. The Northeast’s top short trackers will once again compete at some of the top short tracks in New England and Quebec, highlighted by the 42nd Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway. PASS will further expand into Vermont and New York in 2015 staging events in conjunction with the American-Canadian Tour (ACT). The PASS North Super Late Models will compete on at least 9 different speedways in 4 states and the Canadian province of Quebec in 2015.
“We’re very happy with the slate of tracks that we have assembled for our racers to compete on next year,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “There has already been a lot of excitement surrounding our new partnership with ACT and our fans seem to be excited for what’s in store for 2015. The Oxford 250 continues to be one of short track racing’s biggest events and we believe it will be even bigger and better than ever come next August.”
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Waterbury, VT –Two of the leading short track sanctioning bodies in the United States and Canada, the American Canadian Tour (ACT) located in Waterbury, VT and the Pro All Star Series (PASS) from Naples, Maine have reached an agreement entering the 2015 season.
The first ever “double-header” event to be held between the two groups will take place at the opening event for the 2015 PASS season at the Oxford Plains Speedway(OPS), Oxford, ME on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Both the ACT Late Models and the PASS Super Late Models will compete in 150-lap feature events to open the race season at the historic Oxford Plains Speedway. ACT has a traditional opening day event at the Lee USA Speedway with the annual New Hampshire Governor’s Cup race on Sunday, April 12, 2015.
CHARLOTTE, NC (October 29) – Since the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models first began turning laps on the short tracks of New England and Canada in 2001, Ben Rowe has been there virtually from the beginning. Rowe, a 4-time PASS North Super Late Model Champion and 2-time winner of the prestigious Oxford 250, has become a modern day short track racing legend thanks to his exploits in PASS over the last 15 years. But, PASS Super Late Model racing’s all-time winningest driver, with nearly 40 checkered flags to his credit, has struggled in recent seasons. Last year, Rowe came South to Caraway Speedway for the North-South Shootout hoping to end the year on a strong note. And, following a late-race caution that eliminated several contenders for the win, Rowe did just that, taking his first win of the season and first in the North-South Shootout.
The Benjamin Motorsports team last race of 2014 was last weekend at Oxford Plains Speedway. The team was ready to get rolling and had a lot of momentum on there side. The team has won the last 4 of 5 races at the historic race track. In the first practice the team was on top of the speed charts. During the qualifying race Travis would start 2nd and finish 2nd, so that would start the 17 car in the 13th position for the 150 lap main event.
The start of the feature Travis would work his way into the top 10 early and by the half way mark Travis was running in 6th. There was a long run that went over 90 laps without a caution and with 25 laps to go Travis was 6th and battling for a top 5. After the restart on lap 128 the 17 car would slip back a bit and have to settle for a top 10 finish to end the year.
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Oxford, ME – Joey Doiron drove his #73 Wild Willy’s Burgers Chevrolet to a hard fought win in the Pro All Stars Series North season finale at Oxford Plains Speedway. After a dismal performance at his best track in Beech Ridge just a few weeks ago, Doiron was determined to end his PASS North season with a statement, and he did just that. Doiron took the lead with 18 laps to go from David Oliver to secure the victory in a very short 150 laps. After the race, Doiron was ecstatic to be in victory lane.
“I really thought I cost myself the race there near the end,” Doiron said, referring to contact made in the last caution, “I just made a mistake with that lapped car, but we pulled it off! That was quite a battle with David, I found some grip on the outside and he was fast down on the bottom.”
Oxford, ME – Evan Beaulieu drove his #56 Hancock Lumber Chevrolet from the 20th starting spot to finish 13th in his first race at Oxford Plains in a Super Late Model. In the longest race the 21 year old driver has run, the race only had three cautions with a green flag run going for over 90 laps, making it tough to pick up spots as the 36 car field spread out around the 3/8th mile track. After what has been a disappointing sophomore season, Beaulieu was thrilled to leave Oxford Plains with the finish.
“I grew up watching these guys race here, so just to be a part of it is really special to me,” Beaulieu said after the race, “I wanted a top ten, and we were there towards the end but by the time the yellows flew at the end there I had used up my right rear and I was fighting grip pretty bad on those restarts. We still had a great finish though and for our first actual PASS race, I’m proud of that effort.”
Beaulieu started tenth and after getting shuffled back in his heat race, he wound up finishing seventh while only the top six advanced into the show, leaving the rest to run the consolation race. Beaulieu started on the pole of the 15 lap “consi,” and lead the whole way to win, and giving himself a 20th place starting spot in the stacked 36 car Super Late Model field.
Oxford, ME – DJ Shaw and the Precision JLM Racing team fought through a long Pro All Stars Series North season, and had to overcome plenty of adversity and the grueling demands of racing against some of the best drivers in the Northeast. After their runner up finish in the “Ripley & Fletcher Ford 150,” their hard work was rewarded as they were crowned as PASS North Champions. While going into the race with a points cushion over six time PASS North Champion Johnny Clark, Shaw knew anything could happen and was going to run as hard as he could to secure the title.
“It’s been an incredible season, and to see our cars go 1-2-3 in the season finale makes it even better,” Shaw said from Victory Lane, “Today was just a fantastic day. I thought that last caution was going to hurt us, but we fought hard and got the finish we needed. Johnny (Clark) had a strong season, as well, and I congratulate him and his team for that. Today was our day, and now it’s time to celebrate. I’m thankful for my great car owners Rita and Julio Miglioli, all of our partners, my parents and this great team for all their support.”
Oxford, Maine – Joey Doiron of Berwick outran DJ Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire to the checkered flag to win the Ripley & Fletcher Ford PASS 150 for Super Late Models Saturday at Oxford Plains Speedway.
For Doiron it was his second victory of the season on the series. While Shaw came up a bit short in the race, his runner-up finish was enough to wrap up his first Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model championship.
Late-race cautions gave Doiron the opportunity to battle for the victory with Standish veteran David Oliver, who dominated much of the event prior to the final restart with just a handful of laps remaining. Oliver settled for a third-place finish, completing a sweep of the podium finishes for Dale Shaw Race Cars drivers.
September 26th and 27th Oxford Plains Speedway will be hosting the PASS Series Championship Weekend with championship races for the PASS North Super Late Models, PASS North East Late Model Series, PASS Modifieds, and PASS Sportsman on Saturday September 27th. Saturdays event will have a full card of racing as the 4 PASS Divisions race are accompanied by Street Stocks, NELCAR Legends, and Mini Stocks. In the PASS Super Late Models DJ Shaw will be looking to defend his point lead over Johnny Clark a six time PASS Champion as Shaw attempts to win his first Pro All Stars Series Title. In the PASS Modifieds Scott Alexander will be trying to hold off Andy Shaw to win the championship in the open wheel PASS Modifieds. In the PASS Sportsman Series Joe Pastore is leading the points with Dan McKeage in Second place both of these drivers are sure to be tough competitors as they battle it out one more time in the 2014 season.
The Benjamin Motorports team came into this past weekend with a lot of momentum on there side after winning the Oxford 250 and finishing 3rd at Speedway 95 in there last two races. So the team had very high hopes of winning at the RE/Max 250. After practice the team was as high as second on the speed charts and after starting 6th in the qualifying race and finishing 2nd the team was really excited to get the 250 underway. The forcast didn’t look good and the rains came and the team would have to wait till Monday morning to get the race underway.
Oxford, Maine – Jeremy Davis of Tamworth, New Hampshire was the dominant car in Budweiser Pro Late Model competition on Buy The Fire Championship Day at Oxford Plains Speedway, cruising to victory lane by a healthy margin in the 75-lap headline event.
While a happy first-time winner celebrated in victory lane, Buckfield’s TJ Brackett managed to maintain his slight points lead over multi-time track champ Shawn Martin of Turner to earn his first title in the top class at OPS.
The new champion’s father, Timmy Brackett of Buckfield – himself a former king of the top class at the historic speedway – claimed runner-up honors in the Pro Late Model finale. Hebron’s Alan Wilson made an impressive charge through the field on the outside groove to claim the final podium position. Billy Childs Jr., of Leeds, and rookie Kyle Treadwell of Auburn rounded out the top-five.
Oxford, Maine — Shawn Knight of South Paris powered to an impressive victory in just his second appearance of the season, dominating the Budweiser Pro Late Model field topping the card in Oxford Championship Series competition Saturday night at Oxford Plains Speedway
Tim Brackett best in 50-lap finale on Saturday night at Oxford Plains Speedway
Oxford, Maine — Tim Brackett of Buckfield topped the card of winners in Oxford Championship Series competition Saturday night at Oxford Plains Speedway. Brackett scored his victory in the 50-lap main event for Budweiser Pro Late Models, wheeling his NAPA Auto Parts-sponsored car into victory lane on Dave’s Small Engines / Walker Mowers Night.
Brackett’s win snapped a two-race win streak posted by his son, TJ Brackett. The elder Brackett, a former champion in the top class at OPS, worked his way into contention and took the lead away from Quinny Welch of Lancaster, New Hampshire late in the headline event on the card. Welch managed to outrun the balance of the field to the checkered flag to post a well-earned second-place finish.
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