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Friday, May 24 at 7:15pm
Oxford Championship Series
Pro Late Model, Street Stock, Mini Stock, and Outlaw Sportsman
Pro Late Model New Competitor Technical Update
Effective immediately, any new teams (drivers) entering their first event of competition are required to record a minimum of 40 laps at competition speed in practice on original set of registered race event tires under OPS official supervision before race competition is permitted. In the interest of parity, the disallowance of a competitive edge of a new competitor having new tires is warranted.
Rookie Tommy Stilphen Now Youngest-Ever Top Class Winner At Oxford Plains Speedway
14-year-old claims Pro Late Model honors in first night racing program of 2013 OPS season
Oxford, Maine – Tommy Stilphen of Arundel became the youngest Oxford Championship Series race winner ever, posting his first career Oxford Plains Speedway main event victory in the 40-lap Pro Late Model feature Friday night.
Tyson Jordan of Poland, Justin Larsen of Peru and Corey Morgan of Lewiston also scored main event victories in the first night race of the 2013 season at the historic Maine speedplant.
Stilphen, a 14-year-old rookie, just beat multi-time track champion Shawn Martin of Turner to the checkered flag after race-long leader Chris Coolidge suffered handling issues after building a huge lead, allowing Stilphen, Martin and the rest of the frontrunners to close in quickly as he attempted to negotiate lapped traffic.
“That’s the hardest I’ve ever driven in my life,” the youngster said in victory lane. “This is awesome. I’d like to thank my grandfather, Billy (Stilphen), and Corey and Trevor Sanborn for all of their help.”
Lapped traffic played a role in the outcome of the event, as Martin chased Stilphen through slower traffic during the last couple of laps. A three-wide move earlier in the event set Stiphen up to be in position to capitalize on the misfortune of Norway’s Coolidge, who looked like a sure winner until the event’s final five laps.
Martin’s bid for a second straight win came up just short, and he settled for runner-up honors. TJ Brackett of Buckfield, the current leader in the OPS Pro Late Model championship point standings, claimed a third-place finish. Opening Day winner Dale Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire and Jay’s Dave Farrington, Jr. rounded out the top five.
Tyson Jordan of Poland made a last-lap charge around Lewiston racer Rick Spaulding to claim victory in a thrilling 30-lap feature race for the Street Stock division, after Spaulding had made an impressive early drive from 14th starting position, going three-wide on the outside on more than one occasion en route to the front of the pack.
Jordan, boxed in traffic as Spaulding romped to the top spot, had to make his bid as time was running out, and had about two feet to spare as he raced under the checkered flag. Spaulding was disappointed with his close runner-up finish, while Skip Tripp ran just a bit short on time in his incredible run from 22nd starting position to nail down the third-place trophy. David Whittier of Poland and Waterford’s Spencer Morse rounded out the top five.
Mini Stock rookie Justin Larsen of Peru left no doubt as to who was in charge his 30-lap main event, dominating the event as no one else had, to date, this season at the famed Route 26 oval. Despite Larsen’s dominance, the race was quite entertaining, with top-five running positions swapped on just about every laps.
Opening Day Mini Stock victor Rob Greenleaf of West Bath prevailed in a five-way battle for runner-up honors. Calvin Rose, Jr., of Turner, held on to his early-season lead in the championship standings with a third straight podium finish. Shane Kaherl of Jay and Rumford’s Ryan Glover rounded out the top-five in the Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy-sponsored, four-cylinder-powered class.
Corey Morgan of Lewiston prevailed for the second time this season in the 25-lap Outlaw Sportsman main event, and stands as the lone racer with more than one feature event triumph through three weekly Oxford Championship Series programs.
Morgan lined up 13th on the starting grid and charged toward the front of the pack, eventually going by the driver who led more laps than anyone, Steve Moon of Gray, en route to victory lane.
Guy Childs of Turner made sure the outcome was in doubt for several laps, racing side-by-side with the eventual winner before settling for runner-up honors in front of Kyle Hewins of Leeds. Auburn’s Kyle Treadwell just missed out on a trophy spot after an aggressive run amongst the frontrunners. Early pacesetter moon rounded out the top five.
Oxford Plains Speedway Championship Series competition continues Friday night, May 24, with Post Time set for 7:15 p.m. Oxford Plains Speedway is located at 877 Main Street (State Route 26) in Oxford, Maine. For more information please visit oxfordplains.com or call (207) 539-8865.
Full finish results available here.
Pro Late Model
3rd T.J. Brackett, 1st Tommy Stilphen, 2nd Shawn Martin
Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stock
3rd Skip Tripp, 1st Tyson Jordan, 2nd Rick Spaulding
Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy Mini Stock
3rd Calvin Rose, Jr., 1st Justin Larsen, 2nd Rob Greenleaf
Ripley & Fletcher Ford Outlaw Sportsman
3rd Kyle Hewins, 1st Corey Morgan, 2nd Guy Childs
New Forms Available Online
The following forms are now available online under "The Latest Info" to the right:
- 2013 Show, Shine, & Drag Entry
- 2013 Camping Policy/Contract
- Minor Release for pit area
Entries Flowing in for 40th Annual TD Bank 250 at Oxford
April 10, 2013
NAPLES, ME - Entries from all across North America are pouring in as teams start looking forward to the 40th Annual TD Bank 250 on July 21st at Oxford Plains Speedway. This year, one of short track racing's most historic events will be contested by the popular Pro All Stars Series Super Late Models for the first time since 2006. The list of winners reads like a "who's who" in stock car racing and includes such names as Lindley, Bodine, Hanley, Craven, Rowe, Harvick, and Busch. And, with the richest single-day purse in motorsports, the TD Bank 250 at Oxford is once again attracting the best short track racers in the world, all competing for the $25,000 winner's share. With $25,000 in additional lap leader money, this year's TD Bank 250 winner could take home upwards of $50,000 in total.
"We knew the response would be big when we announced the PASS Super Late Models would headline the 40th Annual TD Bank 250, but we're overwhelmingly pleased with the way racers and fans have responded to this event," said PASS President and Oxford Plains Speedway Owner Tom Mayberry. "The TD Bank 250 really is an event to behold. Fans will start camping out a week in advance of the race. With the list of talent we have growing by the day, I believe this year's race truly will be bigger and better than ever."
Momentum is already building for this year's TD Bank 250 as an exciting list of early entries builds daily. The list is led by former two-time TD Bank 250 winner Ben Rowe and five-time PASS North Super Late Model Champion Johnny Clark. 2012 PASS National Champion Jay Fogleman and fellow North Carolinian Brandon Ward will be joined by Georgia's Spencer Davis in making the trip north to Oxford Plains. The Q104 entry of Dicky Woodman, which has finished no lower than fourth in the first three PASS South races of the season, will also be at Oxford with a driver yet to be named.
PASS North regulars Cassius Clark, Scott Mulkern, Matt Matheson, and Derek Ramstrom will not only be looking for a win in the prestigious TD Bank 250, but for valuable points towards the season ending Championship. Likewise, Joey Doiron and Kyle Desouza will be looking for maximum points for both the PASS North and Pass National Championship.
Naturally, Maine will be well represented in one of the state's biggest sporting events by a strong field of home state competitors including Corey Bubar, Chris Coolidge, Tim and Vanna Brackett, and Dave Farrington, Jr. New Hampshire's Dan Colby has already filed an entry in addition to New York's Josh Lloyd, both hoping to keep the money and prestige of a TD Bank 250 title in the Northeast.
Entries continue to come into the Pro All Stars Series offices and will be updated periodically throughout the season. TD Bank 250 entry forms, the complete weekend schedule, and more information can be found at ProAllStarsSeries.com or OxfordPlains.com.
The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America's premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as the PASS Northwest Triple Crown at Wenatchee Valley Super Oval, Pass South's Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway, the Autobus La Qubecoise Triple Crown at Autodrome Chaudiere, and the legendary TD Bank 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway. For technical information on the PASS National Championship Series, please contact Scott Reed at 207-625-3230 or email@example.com. For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit ProAllStarsSeries.com for more information and don't forget to "like" the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook to keep up with breaking news as it happens.
Oxford Plains Speedway is a paved 3/8th mile oval located in Oxford, Maine. With grandstand seating of 13,000, it is the largest sporting facility in Maine. For more information on all of the Speedway's events, go to www.oxfordplains.com, find the Speedway on Facebook, and follow us on on Twitter and Google+.
2013 TD Bank 250 Driver Registration Open
March 29, 2013
Driver registration forms for the TD Bank 250 are now available. Any drivers planning to participate in the 40th running of the great short track race can print the registration form here and mail it in.
2013 TD Bank 250 Lap Sponsor Board
February 2, 2013
Lap sponsors for the 2013 TD Bank 250 are being gathered and now is your chance to sponsor a lap, or many laps, for one of the greatest short track events in America. Any person or business that is interested in sponsorship should contact email@example.com with your information.
You can find the latest lap sponsors here.
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