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oxfordTradition, New Faces, And Huge Field Highlight 42nd Annual Oxford 250
– Entry List Up To 70 As Race Approaches

NAPLES, ME (August 26) – With the 42nd Annual AIM Recycling Oxford 250 Presented By Kenny U-Pull only days away, race teams and fans from across North America are making their way towards the historic Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine. Over 70 of the very best Super Late Models from all over the continent are expected to try and qualify for the richest single day motorsports event in the world. Despite practices on Friday and Saturday for the prestigious event, the field will be determined by a series of heat races and consolation races that will provide plenty of drama as drivers attempt to make the cut for the $25,000-plus to win top prize.

Since 1974 when Joey Kourafas bested nearly 100 other drivers to win the inaugural AIM Recycling Oxford 250 Presented By Kenny U-Pull, the heat races and the difficulty to qualify are part of what has made this race legendary. Whether a champion or a rookie, much of what can make or break your weekend depends on the draw to determine starting positions for the heat races. But a bad draw does not necessarily spell imminent doom. 3-time AIM Recycling Oxford 250 winner has never started better than 10th on the way to any of his victories. As a matter of fact, Rowe started back in 37th and had to advance to the 250 via the consolation race for his most recent win in 2005.
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Chip Cormie DG 15Derek Griffith Turns Focus To First Oxford 250

(Oxford, ME) – It takes weeks and sometimes months to prepare for the biggest race in your young career; the 42nd running of the Oxford 250 is that race for Derek Griffith.

Griffith, the four-time winner and current point’s leader on the Granite State Pro Stock Series sees this opportunity as a coming out of sorts. “We’ve been prepping our Pro All Stars Series (PASS) car for quite a while now. We weren’t sure we were even going to be able to compete and try to qualify for the 250 but things came together and I know we are all excited about this opportunity.”, said Griffith.
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oxfordChris Coolidge nails down first Super Late Model win in final tune-up for Sunday’s 42nd annual AIM Recycling Oxford 250

Oxford, Maine — Chris Coolidge of Norway broke a long dry spell, leading from green to checkered flags in Saturday’s 50-lap Super Late Model race, topping the Budweiser Championship Series weekly racing card at Oxford Plains Speedway.

Coolidge, who posted the quickest times in qualifying events and dominated in the final Super Late Model race at OPS prior to Sunday, August 30’s AIM Oxford 250, establishing himself as a serious threat to score a healthy payday in the 42nd annual classic.
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500web-PASS-2006-MasterEntry List Reaches 60 As 42nd Annual Oxford 250 Approaches
Drivers From 11 States and 2 Canadian Provinces Are Currently Entered

NAPLES, ME (August 20) – As the 42nd Annual AIM Recycling Oxford 25 Presented By Kenny U-Pull approaches in less than two weeks at Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway, the entry list continues to grow for North America’s greatest short track event. Currently, 11 states and 2 Canadian provinces are represented in the impressive list of drivers who have entered so far for this impressive race. Veteran Patrick Laperle of St. Denis, Quebec, Canada becomes the 60th driver to pre-enter for this year’s edition of the event. Since the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) has taken the week off, Laperle, along with former ACT champions, Wayne Helliwell, Jr. and Brian Hoar, will be attempting to make their first starts in the Oxford 250 since 2012.

Oxford 250 Several former 250 winners are among those pre-entered, including two-time defending champion, Travis Benjamin, 2012 winner, Joey Polewarcyzk, two-time winner, Ben Rowe, and Mike Rowe, who will be seeking an unprecedented fourth win in the race. Entering the 42nd Annual Oxford 250 weekend as the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) AIM Recycling Super Late Model points leader, Mike Rowe will be very aware of fellow championship contenders DJ Shaw and Joey Doiron as they each seek their first wins in the prestigious event.
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oxfordSouth Paris racer establishes self as local favorite for August 30 AIM Oxford 250

 

Oxford, Maine – Shawn Knight of South Paris won his third Budweiser Oxford Championship Series Super Late Model race of the season Saturday night, with a dominant late-race performance at Oxford Plains Speedway.

 

It was Knight’s third victory in just seven attempts this season, clearly establishing the South Paris racer as the chief hope for victory in the August 30 AIM Recycling USA Oxford 250 among weekly Budweiser Championship Series racers.

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oxfordTHIRD SUPER LATE MODEL WIN THIS SEASON FOR SHAWN KNIGHT AT OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY
South Paris racer establishes self as local favorite for August 30 AIM Oxford 250

Oxford, Maine – Shawn Knight of South Paris won his third Budweiser Oxford Championship Series Super Late Model race of the season Saturday night, with a dominant late-race performance at Oxford Plains Speedway.

It was Knight’s third victory in just seven attempts this season, clearly establishing the South Paris racer as the chief hope for victory in the August 30 AIM Recycling USA Oxford 250 among weekly Budweiser Championship Series racers.

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oxfordJOHNNY CLARK PREVAILS ON PEPSI NIGHT AT OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY

Oxford, Maine — Johnny Clark of Farmingdale raced to his first Super Late Model victory of the season, topping the Budweiser Championship Series racing card on Pepsi Night at Oxford Plains Speedway Saturday night.

Clark raced from deep on the starting grid into contention in a non-stop, green-to-checkered flag 50-lapper, took the lead away from Super Late Model rookie Spencer Morse of Waterford.

Morse, who set the pace of the race for more than 30 laps, lost runner-up honors at the last second to Oxford’s Dennis Spencer, Jr., by inches at the stripe. Still, it’s a career-best run in the top class for the young, third-generation racer.

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42nd Annual Oxford 250 To Be Broadcasted Live on Speed51.com

Naples, ME – For many years now, race fans throughout the country have been telling their friends, “I wish there was a way to watch live video of the Oxford 250.” In 2015, those wishes will come true.

Speed51.com, the Pro All Stars Series and Oxford Plains Speedway are pleased to announce that the 42nd Annual AIM Recycling Oxford 250 will be able to seen around the world via a live pay-per-view broadcast on 51 TV, the online video streaming service on Speed51.com powered by JEGS.

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oxfordOxford, Maine – Bryan Kruczek of Newmarket, New Hampshire raced to his second AIM Recycling USA Super Late Model victory of the season in Sunday’s HP Hood PASS North 150 at Oxford Plains Speedway.

 

Kruczek started the race from 21st position and methodically worked his way into contention, taking the lead away from Mike Hopkins of Hermon, in what was Hopkins best run to date with the Pro All Stars Series premiere Northeastern class.  Kruczek was on cruise control for the final one-quarter of the race, crossing the line almost four seconds ahead of the competition aboard his Ouellette Associates #00.

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oxfordSHAWN KNIGHT BEST IN SUPER LATE MODELS AT OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY

Oxford, Maine — Shawn Knight of South Paris nailed down his second victory of the season Saturday in the Budweiser Champion Series Super Late Model 50-lap race, topping the Small Business Appreciation Night card at Oxford Plains Speedway.

It was no gift for Knight, deftly working his way from well back on the starting grid to get by Turner’s Gunnar Rowe, who led more than half the distance en route to a seventh-place finish.

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Waterbury, VTThe American Racer Three Star program is designed to recognize three teams in no particular order of performance that 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 a special effort by a team, exceptional race, just plain old hard luck, or any other accepted reason is used to decide the award recipients.

 

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

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photo by RPM 360

EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. – There is just something about Oxford Plains Speedway that manages to bring out the best in 18 year old Emily Packard.  In the American Canadian Tour’s return to OPS this past weekend, Packard seemed pick up where she left off in April, bringing home a 6th place finish in her Northstar Fireworks/Packard Fuels 9ME car.

 

Short her regular crew chief (Neal Woodward) this weekend, Emily’s dad Ellery Packard stepped in to turn the wrench and help get the car dialed in.  “Dad was brushing up on his crew chief skills this weekend,” Packard said, “Neal had a prior commitment, and dad stepped in.  It took him a little bit to get confident on the adjustments he was making but he did a great job and it showed all day.”  In the first practice of the day, Packard went right to the top of the speed charts, and she continued to be fast through the last two practices, showing 2nd fastest on the speed chart in final practice.  “We unloaded and we were really quick,” said Packard.  “We made some minor changes to try to better the car a little more throughout practice, but it was good right out of the trailer.”

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Wells Battles To Top Spot In Oxford

The NEMST made its way to Oxford Plains Speedway for their first feature event at the legendary facility Saturday Night. An initial gloomy forecast slightly reduced the car count to a strong 25 tour-style minis throughout the pit area. Early on in practice long time Oxford mini stock competitors Justin Larsen and Rob Greenleaf were turning the fast laps around the facility.

Matt Sonnhalter, Justin Larsen, and Toby Wells all won their respective heats with Sonnhalter drawing a 5 row invert for the feature event. After the invert Jimmy Childs and Nick Anderson would lead the field to green for the first time in each drivers NEMST history. The top half of the field was littered with long time fast Oxford competitors and invading NEMST drivers that run within the top five across New England.
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