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.
photo courtesy of Travis Dunbar
Story by Chris Roy
Travis will be racing the #6 car sponsored by Spurwink, Northeast Log Sales, LLC., Heavy MD LLC, The Autism Society of Maine, in the weekly Budweiser Super Late Models Series at OPS.
Travis has been keeping busy in the off season. “Besides running my school and preparing the race car for the 2017 race season, I have introduced my 12 year old son, Ethan Dunbar, to Kart racing down at Southern Maine Karting in Scarborough. He took the class and passed it and then was able to race against myself and Jason Simard, pit crew member, and he only finished five seconds behind myself and two seconds behind Jason. Prior to this, Ethan had only driven our lawn tractor and had backed it into a tree, so I was kind of sweating it out, but he did really well and was much better than a lot of the boys in his class. The funny thing is, he then asked me, “Daddy, can I drive your pro stock now?” My response was, “yeah, probably not now buddy.”
Northwest Qualifiers For Oxford And Hickory, Entry Forms, And Lap Boards Keep PASS Busy
CHARLOTTE, NC (February 15) – Although the 2017 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) season is barely under way, North America’s most prominent Super Late Model tour is already looking towards two of the biggest events of the year, the 44th Annual Oxford 250 in August and the recently announced Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 in November. Today officials from PASS, the Northwest Super Late Model Series, and Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval (WVSO) announced that two events at the Washington State speedway will serve as qualifiers for each of the premier events in PASS.
“I met Tom [Mayberry] at North Wilkesboro about five years ago and since then we have become good friends and shared a lot of late night talks while on the road traveling,” said Garrett Evans, a multi-time Super Late Model champion in the Northwest. “It was a great honor to have the PASS Northwest Triple Crown at WVSO, my hometown track, a few years ago. The timing wasn’t right for a series in our area then, but I feel things are getting closer for PASS to possibly return next year.”
Expanded “Road To The Oxford 250” Returns For 4th Year in 2017
OXFORD, ME (December 24) – Oxford Plains Speedway owner and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) President Tom Mayberry announced today the continuation of the “Road To The Oxford 250” program in 2017. Celebrating its fourth year in 2017, the groundbreaking “Road To The Oxford 250” concept will expand to give racers across the continent the chance to compete in short track asphalt racing’s biggest event. As mentioned with the announcement of the Speedway 660 event over a month ago, competitors from Canada and the United States will have opportunity to race for guaranteed starting spots, while keeping the focus on the 250 throughout the season.
The 2016 Oxford 250 saw droves of race fans from across North America and over 60 Super Late Models make the annual August trek to Oxford Plains Speedway, making this one of the most successful editions of the venerable race in over a decade. Wayne Helliwell, Jr. of Pelham, NH, a winner of a “Road To The Oxford 250” qualifier in 2016, captured the checkered flag and took home nearly $30,000 for his winning efforts.
photo by Norm Marx
– 44th Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway to pay PASS Super Late Model winner $25,000, plus $25,000 in guaranteed lap leader money
– Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Continues Tradition as Spring’s Premier Super Late Model Event
– Dillon, Orange County, Thompson, And Beech Ridge Fill Out Remainder Of Championship Schedule
NAPLES, ME (November 29) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials have released the six dates and locations that will make up the 10th Annual PASS National Championship Series. The schedule is comprised of six premier Super Late Model events in both PASS North and PASS South that will determine an overall PASS National Champion. The PASS National Championship Series will see the champion crowned for the first time ever at the prestigious 44th Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in August. And, the PASS National Championship Series will return to North Carolina’s Orange County Speedway next March for the first time since 2014.
photo by Norm Marx
Glen Luce wins PASS Super Late Model finale, DJ Shaw wraps up series Championship
Ryan Robbins wins PASS Modified race and title, Street Stock Open win for Calvin Rose, Jr.
Oxford, Maine – Glen Luce of Turner earned a trip to victory lane the hard way, driving from 29th starting position to victory lane Saturday on Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model Championship Day at Oxford Plains Speedway.
Luce ran afoul of tech inspectors after a heat race and was forced to the consolation rounds, where he charged from the back of the field to finish fifth. He made most of his progress during a 100-plus lap green flag stretch in the remarkably-competitive race.