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ACTWaterbury, VT – The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Oxford Plains 150 at the Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, ME has been postponed due to impending inclement weather. The event has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 25.

 

The classic championship battle shaping up between New Hampshire veterans Wayne Helliwell Jr. and Joey Polewarczyk Jr. will go on hold until July 25. Helliwell currently holds a 17-point margin over “Joey Pole”, with each driver winning three events so far on the 2015 season.

 

ACT now sets its sights on the International 500 at Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY on Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19

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photo by RPM 360

photo by RPM 360

EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. – This weekend marks the return of the American Canadian Tour to Oxford Plains Speedway, and the 18-year old Emily Packard is eager to return to the track.  Earlier this season, Packard and her 9ME Northstar Fireworks/Packard Fuels car raced OPS for the first time, and the end results was a fourth place finish.  “I liked racing at Oxford, it’s a unique track and different than other tracks we run,” Packard said.  “It’s a low breaking track and it has really helped me to calm my breaking, so I can better attack the track.  I am definitely looking forward to returning to race there.”

 

Packard and the team understand that the Oxford Plains Speedway that they raced in April is a completely different track as they return in late June.  “I have no expectations as we head back to Oxford Plains Speedway,” said Packard.  “I would like to have a good solid run.  Hopefully we can get the car dialed in during practice and have a good heat race so we can start up front, and be able to contend at the end.”

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Eric LaFleche/Victory Lane Radio photo

Waterbury, VT – The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) makes its second visit of the 2015 season to Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, ME on Saturday, June 27 for the Oxford Plains 150. The ongoing championship duel between Wayne Helliwell Jr. and Joey Polewarczyk Jr. will be the featured storyline at the 3/8-mile oval, but a number of drivers are eager to steal the spotlight.

 

Travis Stearns and Mike Ziter are both coming off season-best runs at White Mountain Motorsports Park and will try to ride the momentum into the Tour’s eighth stop of the 13-race campaign. Auburn, ME’s Stearns looked to be headed for another tough-luck night in the White Mountain 150 after spinning out of the top-five with just 50 laps to go. Read Full Article →

ops_logo_185Seventh different Oxford Plains Speedway Super Late Model winner in seven races

 

Oxford, Maine — Shawn Knight of South Paris drove from deep in the field to victory lane in the 50-lap Budweiser Championship Series main event, topping the racing card at Oxford Plains Speedway Saturday night.

 

It was Knight’s first start this season in the class, and his impressive performance extended the streak of different Super Late Model winners at OPS to seven this season.

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oxfordOxford, Maine – After finishing dead last in the previous week’s main event, Scott Farrington of Minot arced to victory lane in the Budweiser Championship Series Super Late Model division at Oxford Plains Speedway on Saturday night (June 13).

 

Farrington made a great move underneath reigning track champion TJ Brackett of Buckfield to claim a lead he would not relinquish in the middle stages of the 50-lapper, opening up a healthy lead over the pack that stood up until the checkered flag.

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ops_logo_185DEFENDING CHAMPION TJ BRACKETT SCORES FIRST SUPER LATE MODEL VICTORY THIS SEASON AT OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY

Oxford, Maine – Two-time and defending Oxford Plains Speedway Budweiser Super Late Model champion TJ Brackett of Buckfield nailed down his first victory of the season Saturday night in the 50-lap headline race at the historic Route 26 oval.

Brackett took the lead away from Turner teenager and third-generation Oxford racer Gunnar Rowe, who dominated the first half of the race and easily held on to second position after the eventual winner went by.
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oxfordCAREER-FIRST SUPER LATE MODEL WIN FOR KYLE TREADWELL AT OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY ON WOOD PELLET WAREHOUSE NIGHT

Oxford, Maine – Kyle Treadwell of Buckfield scored for the first time in Budweiser Oxford Championship Series Super Late Model competition, wheeling his Poland Springs 44 to victory lane in convincing fashion on Saturday night (May 30) at Oxford Plains Speedway.

Staring 10th, Treadwell patiently made his way through the top division field, squaring off against former Oxford 250 champion Scott Robbins of Dixfield. For much of the event Robbins was in command, but late restarts, and Treadwell, saw Robbins ending up with the runner-up’s hardware.

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oxfordALAN WILSON BEST ON MOTORCYCLE SAFETY NIGHT AT OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY

Oxford, Maine – Veteran competitor Alan Wilson of Hebron scored his first victory of the season in the 50-lap Super Late Model feature race on Motorcycle Safety Night presented by the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety, topping the Budweiser Championship Series racing card at Oxford Plains Speedway on Saturday night.

Wilson, one of the most prolific winners ever at the historic Route 26 oval, won his first OPS championship in the Street Stock class back in 1979. In Saturday’s Super Late Model main event he charged by early race leader Adam Polvinen and survived a mid-race challenge by reigning track champion TJ Brackett of Buckfield.

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oxfordReid Lanpher outruns Oxford Super Late Models on Husqvarna Night

Oxford, Maine – Reid Lanpher of Manchester put the hammer down in the closing stages of Saturday night’s 50-lap Super Late Model main event, topping the Budweiser Championship Series card on Husqvarna Night presented by Dave’s Small Engines at Oxford Plains Speedway.

Veteran Hebron racer Alan Wilson led most of the race, holding off several early challenges, most notably by reigning track champion TJ Brackett of Buckfield. Jeremy Davis of Tamworth, New Hampshire, who earlier in the racing card pulled off a three-wide pass to score a heat race win, started 18th and steadily blazed a trail through traffic, with 16th-starter Lanpher in tow.

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ops_logo_185Oxford, Maine – Former track champion Timmy Brackett of Buckfield took a first step toward reclaiming the track crown won last season by his son TJ with a 50-lap triumph in the Budweiser Super Late Models, topping the card on Applebees night Saturday at Oxford Plains Speedway.

 

Brackett started on the front row, outgunned New Hampshire racer Andy Shaw at the start, then fended off several challenges by Peru’s Gary Chiasson to put his NAPA Auto Parts=sponsored car number 60 in victory lane.

 

Chiasson and Minot’s Scott Farrington waged an entertaining battle for runner-up honors, with Chiasson prevailing as the checkered flag waved.  Shaw managed to claim a fourth-place finish, with the top five filled out by Justin Gibbons of Bridgton. Brackett and Shaw won 12-lap heat races.

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ACT Logo151ST career main event win for Hall of Famer tops busy racing card

Oxford, ME – Mike Rowe of Turner, Maine raced to his 151st Oxford Plains Speedway main event win, earning a trip to victory lane in his maiden voyage aboard Peter Petit’s lucky number 7 in AIM Recycling Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model competition at Oxford Plains Speedway on Sunday afternoon, while Joey ‘Pole’ Polewarczyk prevailed in the co-headlining ACT Late Model Tour 150-lapper.

Rowe, a 64-year-old veteran, multi-time track champion and all-around legend at the speedway where he was a track titlist a full four decades ago, waged a race-long battle with reigning series champion DJ Shaw of Conway, New Hampshire for supremacy in a thrilling 150-lapper for the ultra-quick AIM Super Late Models. Read Full Article →

Photo by Norm Marx

Photo by Norm Marx

Oxford, ME – After a few strong runs down south driving for Woodman Racing, Joey Doiron was back behind the wheel of his family owned Super Late Model this past weekend for the Pro All Stars Series North season opener at Oxford Plains Speedway.  After fighting the handling all morning on his #73 JBJ Machine Chevrolet, Doiron was able to win the consolation race, and after starting 25th of the 38 starters, Doiron ended the season opener in the eighth position.

“We found a few things with our car that helped during the consi race and I felt like we had a great car going into the feature,” Doiron said of his day, “We needed track position bad and we didn’t get as many yellows to catch back up after starting so deep in the field, but I’m still proud of all the hard work my team put in this weekend and we will get ready to make a run at a win at Beech Ridge in a few weeks.” Read Full Article →

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Eric LaFleche/VLFPhotos.com photo

Waterbury, VT – The American Racer Three Star program has returned for the2015 season. The program is designed to recognize three teams in no particular order of performance who had outstanding races at American Canadian Tour (ACT) U.S. Tour events. There are no specific criteria for deciding who might receive the award of a free American Racer tire (value $125.00), but special effort by a team, an exceptional race, just plain old hard luck, or other accepted reason to give the award is used to determine the recipients.

 

The Three Stars are chosen by officials and will receive certificates for use of a free American Racer tire at a race of their choosing during 2015. The winners for the ACT Oxford 150 at Oxford Plains Speedway are:

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photo by Norm Marx

photo by Norm Marx

Oxford, ME – DJ Shaw and the #60 Precision JLM team returned to Oxford Plains Speedway this past weekend for the start of the new Pro All Stars Series North season. After driving what Shaw described early in the day as an ill handling car, he put on an epic show with the “Maine Racing Legend,” Mike Rowe for the win, and started the season with a strong second place effort.

“We weren’t good enough on the short runs there at the end,” Shaw recounted of his effort, “I feel like we had the better car, but getting to Mike and passing him are two different things. He earned this one and after the struggles we had in practice with this new car I’m really happy with the second place run.” Read Full Article →

Emily PackardEAST MONTPELIER, Vt. – After a disappointing run at New Smyrna, Emily Packard and the Northstar Fireworks/Packard Fuels team spent the last 6 weeks focusing on bettering the car for the American Canadian Tour opener, and it looks to have paid off.  In Packard’s first trip to Oxford Plains Speedway, a track that really suits her driving style, the sophomore driver in the ACT tour showed patience of a veteran, which paid off with a fourth place finish.  “When we returned from New Smyrna, we found a few little things that were wrong with the car, but we made those changes and just seeing how it ran this weekend makes me feel a lot better about going forward through the season,” said Packard.

 

With limited practice on Friday, the team unloaded the car Sunday and readied it for first practice.  Packard took to the track for a few laps, posting the fourth fastest time in that first practice then brought the car back to the attention of crew chief, Neal Woodward, to see if they could make any changes to get it a little tighter through turns 3 and 4, but all in all the car was really good.  “After the first practice, we knew that we had a really good car at that point, and we just spent the remaining practices trying a couple things to see if we could make the car better or how the car changed after each adjustment,” Packard said.

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