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Oxford 250 - Aug. 27

PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 6:16 am
by Tom Nolette
Road to the Oxford 250 Schedule is Announced

Oxford Plains Speedway and the Pro All Star Series announced their 2017 “Road to the Oxford 250” schedule. The big race is August 27th.

Winners at events at Orange County Speedway, Quebec’s Autodrome Montmagny, New Brunswick’s Speedway 660 and a July 2nd race at Oxford Plains will receive guaranteed starting spots for the 44th annual Oxford 250. ... announced/

Re: Road to the Oxford 250 - Aug. 27

PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:22 am
by Tom Nolette
Benjamin wins PASS race at Oxford, gains momentum for 250 on Aug. 27

Last August, Morrill’s Travis Benjamin had a great shot to join Dave Dion, Ralph Nason and Mike Rowe as the only three-time winners of the Oxford 250.

But Wayne Helliwell Jr. of Dover, New Hampshire, took the lead with six laps remaining when Benjamin got hung up behind a lapped car and held off Benjamin for the win.

Benjamin began building momentum for this year’s 44th annual Oxford 250, which will be held on Aug. 27, by winning the Pro All-Stars Series Super Late Model 150-lapper at Oxford Plains Speedway on Sunday night. ... on-aug-27/

Re: Road to the Oxford 250 - Aug. 27

PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:01 am
by Tom Nolette
Scott's Recreation, Fastway Trailer Products to sponsor Oxford 250

...Maine-based Scott’s Recreation will join with Utah-based Fastway Trailer Products to sponsor the prestigious race, which will air nationwide (tape-delayed) on MAV TV.

The Scott’s Recreation Oxford 250, presented by Fastway Trailer Products will take place on August 25-27 and will pit the best short track racers in North America against one another, with over $25,000 going to the winner.

“This is a great day for the Oxford 250 to have two great new partners join us for North America’s greatest short track race,” Oxford Plains Speedway owner Tom Mayberry said in a news release. “Scott’s Recreation is a company all of us in Maine are proud of and they have stepped up in a big way with their support of this year’s 250. ... 50/2175457

Re: Road to the Oxford 250 - Aug. 27

PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:38 am
by CM Newspapers
Reid Lanpher on short list of Oxford 250 favorites
2-time PASS winner and Beech Ridge point leader finished 2nd in 2015.

...This week, the 19-year-old’s name is on the short list of favorites to win Sunday’s 44th annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway. It’s been a quick ascension for Lanpher, of Manchester, one he’s still not sure he’s used to.

“It’s hard to get used to the fact that people are probably watching me a little more than they have in the past,” Lanpher said. “The biggest thing is not letting it alter what we do.”

His crew chief has seen Lanpher mature, both on and off the track, and he’s convinced that his driver is capable of just about anything behind the wheel. ... favorites/

Re: Road to the Oxford 250 - Aug. 27

PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:46 pm
by BDN
44th annual Oxford 250 could be rolling 7’s on Sunday

...“They’ve all got sevens in their numbers,” said Clark, referring to defending champ Wayne Helliwell Jr. of Dover, New Hampshire, who drives the No. 27 car; two-time winner Travis Benjamin of Morrill (No. 7 Chevy); the No. 7L car of 2015 victor Glen Luce of Turner; and 2012 winner Joey Polewarczyk Jr. of Hudson, New Hampshire, who drives the No. 97 car.

But they won’t have to worry about the No. 57 car of Fort Kent’s Austin Theriault because he will be running in the ARCA series at Road America (Wisconsin) Sunday for Ken Schrader Racing.

Theriault had finished in the top five in each of his first four Oxford 250s, including a second-place finish in 2014, but he got caught up in a wreck last year and wound up 35th.

The race is sponsored by Maine-based Scott’s Recreation of Manchester and Fastway Trailer Products of Utah. ... on-sunday/

Re: Road to the Oxford 250 - Aug. 27

PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:26 am
Mainer hopes to qualify for 250!

(Oxford) Maine native Derek Kneeland who serves as a spotter for Kyle Larsen's Cup team will be trying to qualify for Sunday's Oxford 250. Kneeland will practice on Friday. He hopes to first get a good draw for the heat races! ... fy-for-250

Re: Road to the Oxford 250 - Aug. 27

PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:27 am
Canadian woman hopes to qualify for Oxford 250

OXFORD (WGME) -- The 44th annual Oxford 250 will go green this Sunday over at Oxford Plains Speedway, and this year before the race, fans may hear the track announcer say, "Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!"

Sarah Cornett-Ching began racing go-karts at just 12 years old. ... oxford-250

Re: Road to the Oxford 250 - Aug. 27

PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:36 am
by SJ
Drivers set for Oxford 250 challenge Sunday

...Speedway officials held their annual media day luncheon at the track Wednesday, with seven drivers on hand to discuss their chances for a good run Sunday.

Appearing to meet with early fans and media members were 2016 winner Wayne Helliwell Jr., 2015 winner Glen Luce, Dave Farrington Jr., 2016 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) champion DJ Shaw, Oxford's SLM points leader TJ Brackett, Derek Kneeland, and British Columbia native Sarah Cornett-Ching.

“I'm very happy with the way this year's 250 weekend is coming together,” PASS founder and track owner Tom Mayberry said. “I think we'll end up with about 65 cars attempting to qualify, and we'll start between 42 and 44 cars in the 250. It should be a very exciting, competitive race on Sunday.” ... ay/2186572

Re: Road to the Oxford 250 - Aug. 27

PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:48 am
by PPH
It takes a little of everything to win the Oxford 250
Just when drivers think they have the perfect race strategy, something goes wrong.

...The defending 250 champion, Wayne Helliwell Jr., said he learned a valuable lesson in 2015.

“The one thing we learned was not to become money-hungry,” said Helliwell, of Pelham, New Hampshire.

“(Two years ago) we were leading laps and thought we were good enough that when two of the caution flags came out, we could hang in for a little bit longer and make some money. Ultimately it bit us in the (butt). We almost ran out of fuel. A caution came out, but it put us so far back that we couldn’t mount that charge back up through.”

In addition to the $25,000 purse for the winner, the race pays $100 per lap for leading. ... xford-250/

Re: Road to the Oxford 250 - Aug. 27

PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:54 am
by CM Newspapers
Oxford 250 notebook: Race will have a NASCAR connection

- Sebago's Derek Kneeland, spotter for NASCAR driver Kyle Larson, entered this weekend.
- D.J. Shaw
- The Granite State Pro Stock Series
- Mayberry said Wednesday he expects about 65 cars will attempt to qualify for the Oxford 250
- Luce ... onnection/