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PASS North Super Late Model Win is Third Straight at Oxford Plains Speedway for Curtis Gerry

Oxford, Maine – Curtis Gerry of Waterboro continued to shine when the money is on the line, claiming victory in the Honey Badger 150 Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model race Sunday afternoon at Oxford Plains Speedway. It was the third straight PASS Super Late Model win for Gerry at Oxford Plains Speedway, a streak that began at the 44th Annual Oxford 250 last August.

Gerry needed to mount an impressive, late-race charge in the race, which ended with a green flag stretch well in excess of 100 laps, to get by Cassius Clark of Farmington. Clark led more than 100 laps aboard the Nova Scotia-based King Racing 13 before yielding to Gerry with just four laps remaining in the 150-lap test.

Clark, who won the 50-lap Budweiser Championship Series season opener on the previous night at Oxford Plains Speedway, easily held on to claim runner-up honors. Reigning PASS North Super Late Model champion Travis Benjamin of Belfast was an early leader in the race, earning a third-place finish at the checkered flag.

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Cassius Clark Best in Budweiser Championship Series Super Late Model Opener at Oxford Plains Speedway

Oxford, Maine – Cassius Clark of Farmington scored an impressive 50-lap Super Late Model victory Saturday afternoon, kicking off the 2018 Budweiser Championship Series season at Oxford Plains Speedway.

Clark, driving the King Racing 13 owned by Nova Scotia racing legend Rollie MacDonald, started fourth and had to get by reigning track champion Alan Tardiff of Lyman and multi-time Oxford 250 runner-up Reid Lanpher of Manchester to earn his trip to victory lane.

Lanpher hung on and posted a second-place finish, just in front of current Pro All Stars Series National Championship leader Derek Griffith of Hudson, New Hampshire.  Gabe Brown, a 15-year-old newcomer from Center Conway, New Hampshire, finished in fourth position, with defending titlist Tardiff fifth under the checkered flag.

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Big Weekend in Store for New England Race Fans at Oxford Plains

NAPLES, ME (April 17) – For Maine race fans the wait is finally over as short track racing returns this weekend to Oxford Plains Speedway. Following a weekend off due to bad weather, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models will make their first stop of the season in Maine on Sunday for the Honey Badger Bar & Grill 150. And if that’s not enough, a full slate of weekly racing at Oxford Plains Speedway will kick off on Saturday afternoon at 4 PM, featuring the Super Late Models

Memorable PASS North finishes at Oxford Plains are part of the track’s legend. In the 2016 Honey Badger Bar & Grill 150, three of the biggest names in PASS history battled three-wide late in the going to determine the victor. The all-time winningest driver in PASS, Ben Rowe, prevailed over six-time series champion, Johnny Clark, and the eventual 2016 champion, DJ Shaw, in one of the most exciting finishes Maine race fans have ever seen.

But, in 2018, it is a relatively new name that is taking not only New England race fans by storm, but short trackers around the country. Hudson, NH’s Derek Griffith started the PASS National Championship off by capturing a hard-fought win in South Carolina at Dillon Motor Speedway. Griffith then followed it up with a dominant win in The Icebreaker at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway.

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Preston Peltier Powers to 5th Easter Bunny 150 Victory at Hickory

HICKORY, NC (March 31) – Preston Peltier survived a second half duel with local favorite Shane Lee to claim the victory in the 13th Annual Easter Bunny 150 Presented By MyComputerCareer Saturday night at Hickory Motor Speedway. Peltier’s fifth Easter Bunny 150 triumph pushed his overall Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model win total to 16, the most of any driver in series history.

“To be honest, the car was really fast on a short run, but the whole setup was a little too stiff and I thought we had messed up,” said Peltier, who hauled his machine from Colorado where he now lives. “This place is just incredible, I’ve never felt it have this much grip before. This is the first race my daughter, Jocelyn, has been at, she’s only eight weeks old, and I know where this Easter Bunny’s going, that’s for sure.”

In qualifying, Peltier set a new track record with a lap of 14.470 seconds (90.255 MPH) for his 22nd career quick qualifying time in PASS, bettering 39 other competitors in the process. After the top 10 qualifiers redraw, Peltier would move all the way back to the 10th starting position, while Tate Fogleman and Shane Lee would move up to the front row.

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ACT Announces 2018 Summer Showdown Series

Waterbury, VT – Big money will be on the line in a trio of American-Canadian Tour (ACT) events this season as part of the 2018 Summer Showdown Series. ACT officials announced the series today, which includes three $5,000-to-win events as part of the ACT Late Model Tour schedule.

The ACT Summer Showdown Series will be held at three different tracks in three New England states, testing drivers throughout the region. The series will kick off with the Oxford 150 at Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway on Sunday, May 20. The $5,000-to-win event is part of an ACT/PASS doubleheader at the 3/8-mile oval.

The second event in the Summer Showdown Series will be the Waterford 150 at Connecticut’s New London–Waterford Speedbowl on Saturday, June 16. For the final event, the series will head to Barre, VT’s Thunder Road Speedbowl on Sunday, September 2 for the Coca-Cola Labor Day Classic 200.

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Busy Weekend Set for Oxford Plains Heading into PASS North Finale

NAPLES, ME (October 12) – With another change of season upon us, so it is for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models and PASS Modifieds this Saturday afternoon at Oxford Plains Speedway.  It is part of an even bigger weekend at Oxford Plains that will see the Oxford Acceleration Series and Armageddon Of Destruction on Sunday afternoon.

The championship fight for New England’s most prominent Super Late Model championship has come down to, for all intents and purposes, Travis Benjamin and Glen Luce, both former winners of the storied Oxford 250.  While former champions Ben Rowe and DJ Shaw are still mathematically eligible to win another title, it has really come down to Benjamin and Luce.

In recent weeks, Benjamin has been able to stretch his advantage to 25 points over Luce, who has struggled recently at the Oxford 250 and last time out at White Mountain Motorsports Park.  Benjamin claimed the title in 2012 while driving for his family-owned team and will be looking for Pettit Motorsports second championship in the last three years.  Given Benjamin’s recent performances and his history at Oxford Plains Speedway, the edge may fall to him over Luce this weekend.  But, with a big field of cars expected at Oxford Plains once again, an early problem would bring Luce, Rowe and Shaw all back into play.

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DJ Shaw Wins Final 50-lap Super Late Model Race Before Next Sunday’s 44th Annual Oxford 250

 Oxford, Maine – DJ Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire dominated the Super Late Model action Saturday night at Oxford Plains Speedway, winning the 50-lap headline Budweiser Championship Series race handily.

Shaw, the two-time and defending Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model Champion, quickly made his way up into contention from his mid-pack starting slot and easily maintained his advantage once in front of the field aboard his Precision JLM 60.

Buckfield’s TJ Brackett, a two-time champion in the top-tier Budweiser Championship Series class, made a late charge into second position, unofficially taking over the top spot in the battle for the Super Late Model championship at the historic oval track on Route 26.  Brackett’s rise locks up a starting spot in next Sunday’s rich Scott’s Recreation Oxford 250.

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Josh King Wins His First at the JBH 100

Winchester, NH- Josh King of Vernon, Vermont took his first Granite State Pro Stock Series win at the JBH 100 on Saturday night. Points leader Mike O’Sullivan of Springfield, MA looked like he would be a threat posting the fastest times in practice. He also ran well in his heat finishing second behind his brother Tommy O’Sullivan of Wilbraham, MA.

As dark skies and lightning loomed west of the track, King started on the pole in the Feature and Jeremy Harclerode of Newmarket, NH started on the outside. The early part of the race saw King take the lead early with Scott MacMichael of New London, NH and Nick Lascuola of Abington, MA close behind.

By half way, track veteran Barry Gray of Belchertown, MA had made his way up to fourth after starting tenth earning himself the Hard Charger award for the night. On lap 61 MacMichael took the lead from King and held it for eight laps. King was able to regain the lead, going low around lap traffic and held the lead until rain brought out the yellow, then the checkers to end the race after 72 laps were complete.
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Garrett Hall holds off rookie Gabe Brown for Oxford Plains Speedway Super Late Model win

Oxford, Maine — Garrett Hall of Scarborough prevailed in a thrilling, 50-lap main event topping the stock car racing program Saturday night at Oxford Plains Speedway, becoming the 12th different driver to score a victory in the ultra-competitive Super Late Model division this season in Budweiser Championship Series competition.

Hall led just about the entire race, but it was no easy romp to victory lane, and the winner had to turn back several stout challenges from rookie Gabe Brown of Center Conway, New Hampshire to earn the top step on the podium.  Brown, who will turn 15-years-old next month, got alongside Hall several times and finished the race in second position in just his third stock car race after posting an impressive record in kart racing.

Scarborough’s Donnie Colpritt was fast all night long and earned a third-place finish, just in front of Dixfield’s Scott Robbins.  Auburn’s Travis Stearns raced with the leaders for all 50 circuits and crossed the start-finish line in fifth position.

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Oxford Plains Speedway Score is Second Straight PASS North Super Late Model Victory for Travis Benjamin

Oxford, Maine – Travis Benjamin nailed down his second consecutive Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model victory Sunday night at Oxford Plains Speedway.

Benjamin, in the Petit Motorsports 7, needed most of the race distance to mount a challenge to Cassius Clark of Farmington, who dominated most of the race driving the Nova Scotia-based King Racing entry.  Benjamin moved alongside Clark for a late-race restart and was able to prevail from the outside groove.

Glen Luce of Turner also got by Clark in the waning laps to earn a second-place finish after a couple of disappointing weeks saw him ousted from the series championship lead.  Clark ended up with a third-place finish and some optimism about returning with the car for the 44th Oxford 250 coming up on Sunday, August 27.

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Two-Time Track Champion TJ Brackett Wins Super Late Model Race at Oxford Plains Speedway, Tightens Championship Battle

Oxford, Maine – Buckfield’s TJ Brackett nailed down his second Budweiser Championship Series Super Late Model win of the season in Saturday night’s 50-lap Super Late Model race at Oxford Plains Speedway.

Brackett, a two-time champion of the top class at OPS, battled hard for the victory against Auburn’s Travis Stearns, in Stearns best run since moving into the Super Late Model division after a very successful run in Late Models.

Even after yielding the race lead to Brackett, Stearns was a threat to win, racing hard and even with the eventual winner in the outside groove for several laps on cold tires. In the end, Brackett won by 1.04-seconds over Stearns. Rhode Island native Kyle DeSouza, now living in South Carolina, made a rare OPS start pay off with a third-place finish.
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PASS Weekend Doubleheader Set for Southern National and Oxford

NAPLES, ME (July 27) – Race fans up and down the Atlantic Seaboard will have the rare opportunity to keep up with the action in both Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model divisions this weekend. It all starts on Saturday night when the PASS South Super Late Models take the track for a 150 lapper at Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, NC. Then, on Sunday afternoon, the PASS North stars will be in action at the legendary Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine. And, both races could have major impacts on the two nationally televised events on MAV TV coming up later this season.

After struggling through rainouts at Concord Speedway and Southern National, PASS South will see it’s first action this weekend since May. Matt Craig returns to Southern National to defend his win there in March and hoping to extend his lead in the standings. But, only 72 points separate the top five drivers with Tate Fogleman, Kodie Conner, and Dave Farrington, Jr. all hoping to make up ground on Craig. Perhaps more importantly, rookies like Roy Hayes, Sarah Cornett-Ching, Matt Wallace and Eddie Fatcher, along with veterans Jay Fogleman, Deac McCaskill and Jody Measamer, are looking to be one of the top three finishers and lock themselves into the Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 in November at Hickory Motor Speedway, paying at least $15,000 to the winner.

On Sunday, PASS North will be back in action for the final series race at Oxford Plains Speedway prior to the 44th Annual Oxford 250, a race that pays in excess of $25,000 to win. The battle for the PASS North championship could not get much tighter with the top six drivers in the standings separated by just 82 points. 4-time PASS North champion, Ben Rowe, reassumed the points lead after the most recent race at Star Speedway, but only leads 2-time Oxford 250 winner, Travis Benjamin, by four points, and 2015 Oxford 250 winner, Glen Luce, by five markers.
Jay, ME’s Dave Farrington, Jr. is the only driver within striking distance of the championships in both divisions. Farrington will join fellow New Englander, Trevor Sanborn, in one of the Woodman Racing entries at Southern National on Saturday. Then, contingent that all of his travel plans stay on schedule, will hurry back to Oxford Plains on Sunday to compete in his family-owned racer.
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Lots of Spots On the Line as Entry List Grows to 50 for 44th Annual Oxford 250

NAPLES, ME (July 24) – Entries from every corner of the United States, as well as Canada, continue to make their way into the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) offices for the 44th Annual Oxford 250.  Annually, the best-attended asphalt short track race in the country for both fans and participants, the Oxford 250 will take place on August 25-27 at the legendary Oxford Plains Speedway, paying $25,000 to the winner.  Televised this year in front of a nationwide audience on MAV TV, and with additional lap leader bonus money also on the line, this year’s Oxford 250 winner could potentially take home up to $50,000.

Several drivers have already punched their tickets to the prestigious race through the “Road To The Oxford 250” qualifying events held at tracks throughout the country and Canada.  While those drivers are “locked” in, each of them will still have to participate in their respective qualifying races as they try to improve their starting positions for the tough 250 lap PASS National Championship event. This leaves at least 34 spots available to the top short track racers in North America as they try to make their way in to one of Super Late Model racing’s “crown jewel” events.

Nova Scotia’s Craig Slaunwhite just became the 50th entrant for this year’s Oxford 250, teaming up with Gary Crooks in hopes of making the big race.  Slaunwhite joins an All-Star cast of Canucks at Oxford, including Donald Theetge, Lonnie Sommerville, Cole Butcher, and British Columbia’s Sarah Cornett-Ching.

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Marketing Opportunities Still Available for MAV TV’s Coverage of Oxford 250

NAPLES, ME (July 18) – In just over a month, an action-packed weekend of short track racing will commence with the 44th Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway.  And, for the first time in the event’s long history, the two-hour broadcast will air at a later date, tape-delayed to a national audience on MAV TV.

While inventory is limited, there are still some opportunities available to become involved in this groundbreaking broadcast.  A wide range of very affordable marketing opportunities are still available for companies looking to get involved with the biggest single day short track event in America.

Title sponsorship and presenting sponsorship of the broadcast are an option for companies looking to make a big splash in the racing world.  Commercial packages, a limited number of in-car cameras, and in-race element sponsorships are also available to give a sponsor maximum exposure.

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Andy Saunders Outruns Super Late Model Foes at Oxford Plains Speedway

Oxford, Maine — Andy Saunders of Ellsworth got out in front of the field early, and then cruised to an impressive victory in the 40-lap Budweiser Championship Series Super Late Model main event on Monday night at Oxford Plains Speedway.

An early restarted aided Saunders’ effort to get from his fifth starting position into the race lead.  He then built a seven-second lead over a torrid battle for second between veteran racers Alan Wilson of Hebron and Buckfield’s Timmy Brackett.

Super Late Model championship leader Alan Tardiff of Lyman, blocked in traffic for much of the race, came from eighth starting position to claim runner-up honors.  Wilson’s third-place finish was his best thus far in 2017.

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DJ Shaw Wins PASS Open at Oxford Plains Speedway

Oxford, Maine — Reigning Pro All Stars Series North Champion DJ Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire claimed victory, and a preferred starting position in the upcoming Oxford 250 National Championship event, in the 100-lap ‘Open’ Super Late Model main event Sunday night at Oxford Plains Speedway.

The Open, a non-points race awarding provisional starting spots to the rich annual Oxford 250 classic to five drivers in a final chance to conditionally lock into the field before the eve of the Super Late Model classic, and the boys were racing hard throughout the short, 100-lap sprint to the checkered flag.

Oxford’s Dennis Spencer, Jr. set the pace in the opening laps, but troubles sidelined him not long after he yielded the lead to Tracy Gordon of Strong.  Gordon led on a couple of occasions and actually led more laps than anyone in the race while swapping the top spot with reigning Oxford 250 champion Wayne Helliwell, Jr. of Dover, New Hampshire.

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Joey Doiron Caps Off Fabulous Weekend with Sunday 150-Lap Pro All Stars Series Score at Oxford Plains Speedway

Oxford, Maine – Joey Doiron of Berwick outgunned Joey Polewarczyk of Hudson, New Hampshire Sunday afternoon in the 150-lap Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model race, topping the card at Oxford Plains Speedway.

Doiron, who also won a Super Late Model race the previous evening at his current home track, swapped the race lead with Polewarczyk on five occasions during the event.  Polewarczyk had looked dominant through most of the distance, leading all but 11 of the first 140 laps. 

Tire conservation by Doiron played a huge role in the victory, with the eventual winner aided by a late-race restart that erased a three-second advantage held by Polewarczyk.  Doiron led the final ten circuits to post the win, and earned a guaranteed starting spot in the rich, upcoming Oxford 250, scheduled for Sunday, August 27.

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44th Annual Oxford 250 To Be Broadcasted on MAVTV

NAPLES, ME – One of the nation’s most prestigious Super Late Model races will be making its way to a national television network in 2017. The 44th Annual Oxford 250 will air on a tape-delayed broadcast to race fans nationwide on the MAVTV network.

Officials from the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) and MAVTV made the announcement on Wednesday afternoon in advance of the August 27 race at Oxford Plains Speedway (ME).

“The Oxford 250 is the biggest single day event in short track racing and we are glad even more people will be able to experience all the excitement and tremendous racing on MAVTV,” said  Tom Mayberry, President of the Pro All-Stars Series.  “This is a great opportunity to expose PASS and Oxford Plains Speedway to an even wider audience across the country and, as racers, we believe MAVTV provides us with the perfect platform to do just that.”

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Oxford Plains Speedway Super Late Models Chase Gary Smith on Motorcycle Safety Night

Oxford, Maine — Gary Smith of Bangor had the hammer down on Saturday night, negotiating slower traffic nicely while driving from fifth starting position to victory lane in the 50-lap Super Late Model race, headlining the Budweiser Championship Series stock car racing card at Oxford Plains Speedway Saturday night.

Smith, celebrating 25 years with sponsor Uncle Henry’s, and the rest of the 25-car Super Late Model field spent most of the race chasing Garrett Hall.  Only Smith could find his way past Hall’s NAPA-sponsored ride with the young Scarborough driver earning runner-up honors.

Maine and New England Hall of Fame racing legend Mike Rowe of Turner wowed his fans with an impressive third-place run in the Fowler Casco Bay Ford car.  Reid Lanpher of Manchester crossed the finish line in fourth position after starting 17th

Alan Tardiff of Lyman raced with the leaders throughout the event and ended up in fifth spot as the checkered flag waved.  In the 12-lap Super Late Model heat races, Lanpher, Tardiff and Oxford’s Dennis Spencer, Jr. were triumphant.

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Big Month Continues for PASS North with Star and Montmagny On Tap

NAPLES, ME (May 11) – The next two weekends of action loom large for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models with races in New England and Canada.  And perhaps more importantly, the chance for an international cast of drivers to get locked into August’s 44th Annual Oxford 250 and the chance to win over $25,000.

Following a rainy weekend off, attention focuses back on the rescheduled Support 50 Legs 150 at New Hampshire’s Star Speedway.  Saturday afternoon’s Support 50 Legs 150 will help raise awareness in providing amputees with the necessary care and prosthetics, that they could not otherwise afford, and to help them live a happier and healthier life.

Former Oxford 250 winner, Glen Luce, leads a pair of former series champions that are tied for second in points, Ben Rowe and DJ Shaw, by 25 points heading to this weekend’s 150 lapper at Star.  But, Dave Farrington, Jr., Garrett Hall, and Johnny Clark are all within striking distance of the leaders.  Saturday’s schedule of activities has been shifted slightly, with heat races now going green at 3:30 PM.

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Third Straight Super Late Model Score for Oxford Plains Speedway Winner Reid Lanpher

Oxford, Maine — 18-year-old Reid Lanpher of Manchester continued his outstanding start to the 2017 racing season with a 50-lap Super Late Model triumph on Opening Day for the Budweiser Championship Series at Oxford Plains Speedway Saturday afternoon.

It was his third victory this season in his new Jason Ricker-prepared ride, following up a 300-lap Pro All Stars Series win at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway and the 150-lap PASS North opener last month at Oxford Plains Speedway.

Lanpher took the lead away from Winthrop’s Jeff White, who paced the first 30 laps, then held off Scarborough’s Garrett Hall en route to victory lane.  White, who is the only driver to see a checkered flag in front of Lanpher so far this season with his heat win earlier in the afternoon, finished up in third position.

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GSPSS Adds Oxford Plains to 2017 Schedule

WALPOLE, N.H. – The Granite State Pro Stock Series announced another addition to the 2017 schedule this week. A stop at the three-eighths mile Oxford Plains Speedway will take place as part of the 44th annual Oxford 250 weekend. The race will be a 100-lap feature event on Saturday evening August 26th.

“Our goal is and always has been a 14-race schedule,” series president Mike Parks explained. “We usually don’t like to add an event once we start the season, but this is an exception.”

With the Oxford 250 in the same weekend, drivers that plan to compete in the prestigious event will have the chance to compete with the top drivers of the GSPSS the night before. Some will surely be using the GSPSS 100 lap event as a test session, knowing that if they can run well Saturday night, the chances of running well Sunday will increase.

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Longtime Thunder Road Co-Owner Tom Curley Passes at 73

Barre, VT – Longtime Thunder Road Speedbowl co-owner and promoter Thomas M. Curley passed away on Friday, May 5 due to complications from a lengthy illness. Curley was 73 years old.

Born May 10, 1943, Curley was involved in local and regional auto racing for most of his adult life. After spending considerable time at Thunder Road as a spectator and driver in the 1960s, he became the NASCAR Northeast regional director in 1978, and a year later created the NASCAR North Tour. He and Thunder Road founder Ken Squier then acquired the track in 1982 from former owner Tommy Kalomiris.

After leaving NASCAR, Curley created the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) sanctioning body in 1986. Under Curley’s leadership, both Thunder Road and ACT became household names for racers and fans throughout the Northeast, making the Barre high banks one of the most popular auto racing destinations in the region. Among his many accomplishments, he helped relaunch the famed Flying Tiger division that has competed since 1982, and created the ACT Late Model rules package used at Thunder Road and numerous other tracks.
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PASS Champion DJ Shaw Leads Super Late Models to Oxford Plains Speedway Saturday Afternoon

Oxford, ME — Reigning Pro All Stars Series North champion DJ Shaw leads a stellar field of Super Late Model competitors to Oxford Plains Speedway Saturday afternoon for the first major event of the 2017 Maine stock car racing season, The Speedway Homes 150.

Shaw, 27, and now a two-time champion of the premiere full-bodied touring series in eastern North America, joins multi-time series champions Johnny Clark of Farmingdale and Ben Rowe of Turner in an effort to show a growing group of talented youngsters the quick way around Oxford Plains Speedway in their powerful short track racecars.

Rowe and the Richard Moody Racing team prevailed in the Oxford PASS lidlifter last season. Glen Luce of Turner and Joey Polewarczyk of Hudson, New Hampshire also won points-paying 150-lap PASS Super Late Model races last season. All three are entered in Saturday’s Speedway Homes 150.
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Cornett-Ching Set for PASS North Debut at Thompson

Sarah Cornett-Ching of Summerland, BC will make her PASS North Super Late Model debut at Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park next weekend.

“I’ve been watching lots of videos on YouTube and trying to do some studying up,” Cornett-Ching said. “So, I hopefully have kind of a good idea before we get there. … It’s definitely gonna be a new experience but I’m really excited. That place looks wicked fun.”

She will visit Beech Ridge Motor Speedway and Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine ahead of the Oxford 250.

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Early Entries Already Pouring In for 44th Annual Oxford 250

NAPLES, ME (March 23) – Entries have already started coming in for the 44th Annual Oxford 250, slated for August 25-27 at Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway.  Even though the race is still five months away, nearly 30 drivers have already announced their intentions for the event with drivers from across the spectrum making up those entries. 

Early entries include 6-time PASS North Super Late Model champion, Johnny Clark, who filed the first entry for the 2017 Oxford 250. Georgia’s Spencer Davis will be joined by transplanted southerner Kyle Desouza and 2016 PASS South Super Late Model champion Matt Craig of North Carolina, who will be making his first attempt in the 250.  Craig recently secured his starting spot in the Oxford 250 by winning a qualifier race at Orange County Speedway this past weekend.

Female racer Sarah Cornett-Ching, fresh off a sixth-place finish at Southern National Motorsports Park, will trek from British Columbia seeking her first Oxford 250 start.  In addition to the complete PASS South schedule, Cornett-Ching has also filed entries for the first three PASS North races at Thompson, Oxford, and Beech Ridge.

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Farrington Poised to Continue PASS Title Run at Orange County

CHARLOTTE, NC (March 15) – In his young career, Maine’s Dave Farrington, Jr. has found quite a bit of success racing locally in his home state. The 24-year-old is a race winner and champion at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Maine and has been a consistent front-runner competing in a limited schedule of ACT Late Model events in recent years. But now, thanks in part to an offseason shoulder surgery for former series champion, Jay Fogleman, and an unfortunate snowmobile accident for Trevor Sanborn, Farrington will team with the Woodman Racing team to compete for both the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) National and South Super Late Model championships. The duo’s next race together will be the upcoming Orange Blossom Special at Orange County Speedway on Saturday, March 25.

“We watched Dave race last year with PASS at Concord and again this season at Dillon in his own car and we were impressed with how he gets the most out of his equipment,” said car owner, Dick Woodman. “We contacted Dave and tested at Hickory a few weeks ago and that went real well. We have always been fortunate to have real good drivers in our cars, blue collar guys, who grew up racing and want to race until they are old and gray, and Dave fits that mold.”

For Farrington, it is the opportunity of a lifetime. A chance to still compete in his family-owned cars in New England, while joining the Woodmans and sponsors Energy Dynamics, Cribbs Creek Outfitters and Plants Seafood, for a chance at two of the biggest titles in Super Late Model racing.

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Northwest Qualifiers for Oxford and Hickory, Entry Forms, and Lap Boards Keep PASS Busy

CHARLOTTE, NC (February 15) – Although the 2017 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) season is barely under way, North America’s most prominent Super Late Model tour is already looking towards two of the biggest events of the year, the 44th Annual Oxford 250 in August and the recently announced Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 in November.  Today officials from PASS, the Northwest Super Late Model Series, and Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval (WVSO) announced that two events at the Washington State speedway will serve as qualifiers for each of the premier events in PASS.

“I met Tom [Mayberry] at North Wilkesboro about five years ago and since then we have become good friends and shared a lot of late night talks while on the road traveling,” said Garrett Evans, a multi-time Super Late Model champion in the Northwest.  “It was a great honor to have the PASS Northwest Triple Crown at WVSO, my hometown track, a few years ago.  The timing wasn’t right for a series in our area then, but I feel things are getting closer for PASS to possibly return next year.”

As part of the agreement, the top two finishers in the Leonard Evans Memorial 150 at WVSO on April 29 will be on “The Road To The Oxford 250” and will have guaranteed starting spots in the prestigious race.  Additionally, the top two finishers of the Neal Newberry 125 at WVSO on September 23 will have guaranteed starting spots in the Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 at Hickory Motor Speedway in November, which will pay $15,000 to win, plus additional lap leader money.
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Jonathan McKennedy Awarded “Premier Touring Series Driver of the Year” at Northeast Motorsports Expo

Augusta, Maine – At this past weekend’s 29th Annual Northeast Motorsports Expo, open wheel Modified standout Jonathan McKennedy was awarded the “Premier Touring Series Driver of the Year”.

Sponsored by Mainely Motorsports Television, (MainelymotorsportsTV.com) and its popular Host Steve Perry, the honor is a tell-tale of top-Series driver results from the past season.

Host Steve Perry explained, “The Premier Touring Series Driver of the Year” is a comparison of best season to best season of all our top New England drivers from ACT, MRS, NASCAR, and PASS competition.

“During the 2016 season,” continued Perry, “this driver stood out above all the rest.

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Oxford Plains Announces 2017 Schedule

2017 Schedule

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