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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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151ST 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 →

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photo by Eric LaFleche/VLFPhotos.com

Oxford, ME – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model Champion Joey Polewarczyk Jr. began his title defense in the best way possible at the Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, ME on Sunday, April 19. The Hudson, NH driver led every step of the way en route to the victory in the Oxford 150 as part of the first ever ACT/PASS doubleheader.

 

“Joey Pole” lived up to his nickname by earning the pole after winning his qualifying heat and scoring a +3 in ACT’s plus/minus system. Pole led an early three-car breakaway with Barre, VT’s Nick Sweet and Auburn, ME’s Travis Stearns before stretching out his margin on the long green-flag runs.

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ACTThe ACT Late Model Tour event at Oxford Plains Speedway scheduled for Saturday, April 18 has been postponed to Sunday, April 19 due to inclement weather forecast. Post time is 2:00pm, with the pit gates opening at 7:30am and front gates at 9:30am.

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photo by RPM 360

EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. – It’s been 2 long months since Emily Packard had her car out on a race track, and she cannot wait to hit the track this weekend.  The team has spent the last couple of months working on fine tuning from what was learned during Florida Speed Weeks in February.  “New Smyrna was a great opportunity for us to shake down the car and find any issues that we needed to work out prior to the first points race of the season,” said Packard.  “We found a couple small things that we were able to fix over the last few weeks, and the car is ready to go this weekend.”

 

Packard and the team are focusing on running the American Canadian Tour full time this year, and not running a weekly series at a specific track, allowing for the team to really focus on preparing the cars for each individual race track.  “I am thrilled to be running the American Canadian Tour again this season, with the anticipation of going to new tracks as well as returning to tracks that we race at last year,” said Packard, “Concentrating on the ACT Tour will allow us to set up the car just once a weekend, and really give us the chance to dial it in during practice.”

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Durham, ME – After a long and cold Northeast winter, Evan Beaulieu and the Beaulieu Racing team are ready to get the #56 Hancock Lumber Chevrolet back on track for the 2015 racing season to get under way. This season, the team will be getting started early as they hit the track for the first time this weekend at Oxford Plains Speedway for the Pro All Stars Series North season opener, the AIM Recycling and Kenny U-Pull 150. The event will feature both the PASS North Series and the American Canadian Tour, two of the most popular short track racing tours in the country, together for the first time ever. This will give the fans a full afternoon of great short track racing. Going into the event, Beaulieu is looking forward to improving on his first run at Oxford last fall. Read Full Article →

500web-PASS-2006-MasterPASS And ACT Prepare For Historic Doubleheader At Oxford Plains Speedway

NAPLES, ME (April 9) – What once seemed like an impossibility will be a reality in in just over a week when the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models and American Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models race on the same weekend at the same race track for the first time in history. On Saturday, April 18 at Oxford Plains Speedway, the Northeast’s two premier stock car sanctioning bodies will kick off their 2015 season with Twin 150 lappers. New series sponsors, AIM Recycling and Kenny U-Pull will present the PASS portion of the history making event, while Dave’s Small Engine Repair and Walker Mowers sponsor the ACT Late Model race.

Hudson, NH’s Joey Polewarczyk is the defending ACT Late Model champion, but has raced extensively throughout his career in Super Late Models. Polewarczyk most recently drove a PASS Super Late Model in last year’s Mason Dixon Meltdown. “Joey Pole” as he is known throughout the racing fraternity, along with Maine’s Travis Stearns, plan to compete in both the PASS AIM Recycling Super Late Model Presented By Kenny U-Pull feature and the ACT Late Model race. Although he knows 300 laps at Oxford Plains Speedway will not be easy, Polewarcyzk is excited about his busy weekend.
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Polewarczyk Jr., Stearns Lead ACT Drivers Looking to do Double Duty at Oxford

Joey Polewarczyk Jr.

Joey Polewarczyk Jr.

Waterbury, VT – One of the biggest seasons in American-Canadian Tour (ACT) history launches on Saturday, April 18 as part of the first ever doubleheader between the ACT Late Model stock cars and the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models. More than 70 combined cars are expected at the Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, ME, and multiple ACT drivers will attempt to run both 150-lap events that afternoon.

Defending ACT Tour Champion Joey Polewarczyk Jr. of Hudson, NH leads the drivers looking to complete all 300 laps of feature racing on the 3/8th-mile oval. “Joey Pole” said that he and his team wanted to attempt the doubleheader as soon as they learned that it was on the schedule.
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photo by Norm Marx

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The 2013 PASS North Champion, Travis Benjamin of Morrill, Maine is gearing up for the PASS season opener at Oxford Plains Speedway, on April 18th. “My crew and I are really excited to get the 2015 season started at Oxford. Yes we have our car 95% done just need to put a set up in it.”

Travis has kept busy over the winter, “In the off season just working at Belfast Variety, playing some basketball and getting the go karts and car ready for the summer.”

Travis will be busy this season, “The plans for the Benjamin Motorsports race team this summer, is to run most if not all of the PASS Series we will also try to defend our title at the Re/Max 250 and we will be racing go karts as much as possible as well.”

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