Archive for July 17th, 2007

Speedbowl Faces Foreclosure

Waterford Speedbowl is facing a foreclosure auction July 29, but the track’s owners are optimistic they will have finances in place to avoid the sale.

Terry Eames, who heads 1080 Hartford Road LLC, said an agreement to sell a portion of the property to Harvey Industries is in the final stages and plans for refinancing the Speedbowl are in place to avoid foreclosure by Washington Mutual Inc. Continue reading ‘Speedbowl Faces Foreclosure’

Modifieds Return in Oxford Spotlight Saturday Night

It’s been 16 years since a full blown 600 horse powered open wheel modified race car has turned a lap at the famed Oxford Plains Speedway, Oxford, ME; but that long stretch of absence will come to an end this Saturday night July 21. “I know, I was there,” said Kalle Oakes, the speedway’s director of communications, “and Jeff Fuller won it.” reflecting on that season. When asked about the last modified race at a track synonymous with full bodied stock cars Oakes continued, “It was 1991, Beech Ridge had phased out modifieds, a few came from there but it was not enough to sustain itself and that was the last one, the last tour type modified race at Oxford Plains.”

The night before the “TD Bank North 250,” one of the nations great motor sports events, the famed 3/8 mile oval plays host to the True Value Modified Racing Series for the first time. The ground pounding modifieds will do battle in the “Maine-ly Action Sports Night 100,” a 100 lap green flag race, the third event in a six race qualifying series for the Sunoco sponsored “Modified Mania 400″ program at the Thompson, CT, Speedway, Sept 8,9. The winner of this Saturday’s race will be an automatic qualifier.

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