Oxford Plains Speedway

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Oxford Plains Speedway
2016 HP Hood Oxford 250 Starting Grid
Location 877 Route 126
Oxford, Maine
Owner Tom Mayberry
Opened 1950
Major events HP Hood Oxford 250
Oval
Surface Asphalt
Length 0.375 mi

Oxford Plains Speedway is a 3/8 mile racetrack located in Oxford, Maine. Established in 1950, the track was originally a half mile before being shortened to a 3/8 mile track. With 14,000 seats, the speedway has the largest seating capacity of any sporting venue in Maine. The main race held there is the HP Hood Oxford 250, which has run under various sanctions over the years, including in the early 1990s the NASCAR Xfinity Series in a combination race with what is now the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, but later became a Late Model race, and now a Pro All Star Series Super Late Model race. The 250 green flag lap race has often featured NASCAR's three national series stars, even when it was not an Xfinity championship race in the early 1990s, as it is currently held during the NASCAR late-summer off week. Among the NASCAR stars who have raced the AIM Recycling Oxford 250 are 17 drivers who have won NASCAR Sprint Cup Series majors, with eleven of them Sprint Cup Series champions, and five of those are now NASCAR Hall of Fame members.

The speedway is also known around Maine for yearly hosting two Pro All Star Series Races a year, and for its motor mayhem events that include smokey doughnut shows, spectator drags, jack and jill races, enduros, and formally had the ramp jump that has been discontinued for safety reasons.

The stadium held The Monsters of Rock Festival, featuring Van Halen, Scorpions, Dokken, Metallica & Kingdom Come, on June 25, 1988. A show on the previous day was cancelled.

The Grateful Dead performed, on two consecutive nights, at the racetrack on July 2–3, 1988, with Little Feat as their opening act.

In late 2012 the owner Bill Ryan sold the speedway to current owner Tom Mayberry. Since this time there has been a change in the direction of the speedway, it now longer sanctions any ACT races, but instead host multiple PASS (Pro All Star Series) owned by Tom Mayberry. It includes a handful of PASS Super Late Model, PASS Modifieds, and PASS Sportsman races throughout the year.

This is a list of championship winners in the Super Late Model division.

Year Name Car Number
2015 Tim Brackett 60

Oxford 250 Champions

Year Name Hometown Winnings
1974 Joey Kourafas Sharon, MA $4,500
1975 Dave Dion Hudson, NH $4,500
1976 Butch Lindley Greenville, SC $6,375
1977 Don Biederman Oakville, ONT $6,000
1978 Bob Pressley Asheville, NC $7,050
1979 Tom Rosati Agawam, MA $10,000
1980 Geoff Bodine Chemung, NY $11,200
1981 Geoff Bodine Chemung, NY $21,400
1982 Mike Barry Bolton, VT $16,000
1983 Tommy Ellis Richmond, VA $21,150
1984 Mike Rowe Turner, ME $26,475
1985 Dave Dion Hudson, NH $26,600
1986 Chuck Bown Portland, OR $28,950
1987 Jamie Aube N. Ferrisburg, VT $31,100
1988 Dick McCabe Kennebunkport, ME $34,100
1989 Jamie Aube N. Ferrisburg, VT $35,075
1990 Chuck Bown Portland, OR $51,872
1991 Ricky Craven Newburgh, ME $50,025
1992 Dave Dion Hudson, NH $37,150
1993 Junior Hanley Campbellville, ONT $40,475
1994 Derek Lynch Norwood, ONT $33,975
1995 Dave Whitlock Petrolia, ONT $52,150
1996 Larry Gelinas Scarborough, ME $$50,000
1997 Mike Rowe Turner, ME $39,800
1998 Ralph Nason Unity, ME $46,400
1999 Ralph Nason Unity, ME $42,700
2000 Ralph Nason Unity, ME $31,900
2001 Gary Drew Windham, ME $35,400
2002 Scott Robins Dixfield, ME $36,900
2003 Ben Rowe Turner, ME $34,700
2004 Ben Rowe Turner, ME $29,700
2005 Mike Rowe Turner, ME $26,000
2006 Jeremie Whorff Bath, ME $36,600
2007 Roger Brown Lancaster, NH $35,800
2008 Kevin Harvick Bakersfield, CA $37,300
2009 Eddie MacDonald Rowley, MA $35,300
2010 Eddie MacDonald Rowley, MA $29,800
2011 Kyle Busch Las Vegas, NV $31,800
2012 Joey Polewarczyk Jr. Hudson, NH $45,500
2013 Travis Benjamin Morrill, ME $33,500
2014 Travis Benjamin Morrill, ME $25,000
2015 Glen Luce Turner, ME $30,100
2016 Wayne Helliwell Jr. Dover, NH $30,000

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Coordinates: 44°9′13.70″N 70°29′4.45″W / 44.1538056°N 70.4845694°W / 44.1538056; -70.4845694