Fri., Sat., Sun. July 19, 20, & 21

Fogleman - Benjamin - Doiron
Photos by Norm Marx
Photos by Jamie Williams
A dream came true this past Sunday night for Morrill, Maine’s, Travis Benjamin, as he scored the biggest victory of his career, winning the 40th Annual TD Bank 250 at the beautiful Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, Maine. Benjamin grabbed the lead from Joey Doiron on lap 209 and raced to the victory by 1.167 seconds over Doiron.

The race started out a little sluggish as a couple of early cautions for minor spins dotted the event while polesitter, TJ Brackett lead the first thirteen laps collecting $100 a lap in bonus money, before Ben Rowe assumed the lead until lap 131 when Doiron raced to the front. Rowe faded towards the middle of the pack as his tires wore out, but not before he collected $11,100 of lap money.

Corey Bubar had upset on his mind as he grabbed the lead from Doiron for a couple of laps before Cassius Clark took to the point passing him on lap 150. Clark’s lead was short lived as Travis Benjamin grabbed the lead in traffic and looked like he was a sure winner until Doiron tracked him down and regained the lead on lap 194.

The pair swapped the lead until Benjamin made the move of a lifetime splitting a pair of lapped cars, making it through a non-existent hole leaving Doiron in the dust. Durham, North Carolina’s, Jay Fogleman battled Doiron for second to the checkers but came up several car lengths short.

When the checkers flew it was Benjamin, followed by Doiron, Fogleman, Austin Theriault and Cassius Clark. Tim Brackett, Ben Rowe, Alan Tardiff, Daniel Hemric and Spencer Davis completed the top ten.

Six qualifying heats were held for the sixty-seven cars in attendance, and winners included TJ Brackett, Bryan Kruczek, Ben Rowe, Cassius Clark, DJ Shaw, and Corey Bubar. Consolation checkers flew for Glen Luce, Derek Kneeland and Trevor Sanborn and the last chance feature saw Ricky Rolfe capture the popular victory.

Sixty seven cars attempted to qualify for the TD Bank 250, and forty-one made the field. The field included drivers from eight states and three provinces of Quebec. Seven southern teams made the trek north, with Jay Fogleman having the most success.
250 Laps - OPS - 7/21/13
1) 17 - Travis Benjamin
2) 73 - Joey Doiron
3) 35 - Jay Fogleman
4) 57 - Austin Theriault
5) 77 - Cassius Clark
6) 6 - Tim Brackett
7) 4n - Ben Rowe
8) 81 - Alan Tardiff
9) 04h - Daniel Hemric
10) 129 - Spencer Davis
11) 7 - Custis Gerry
12) 54 - Johnny Clark
13) 88j - Mike Rowe
14) 66 - TJ Brackett
15) 90 - Derek Kneeland
16) 21 - David Oliver
17) 60 - DJ Shaw
18) 94 - Shawn Martin
19) 47 - Kelly Moore
20) 23 - Dave Farrington Jr.
21) 51 - Ricky Rolfe
22) 22 - Aaron Ricker
23) 41 - Steven Legendre
24) 7l - Glen Luce
25) 8 - Tate Fogleman
26) 78 - Adam Polvinen
27) Q104 - Kevin Powell
28) 89 - Martin Latulippe
29) 42 - Corey Bubar
30) 70 - Trevor Sanborn
31) 00 - Bryan Kruczek
32) 37 - Larry Gelinas
33) 16 - Kevin Roberge
34) 0 - Sam Sessions
35) 10 - Scott Dragon
36) 80 - Jeremy Whorff
37) 20 - Michael Landry
38) 61 - Marc-Andre Cliche
39) 84 - Scott Mulkern
40) 63 - Donald Wentworth
41) 49 - Andy Saunders
List of SLM Cars at the TD Bank 250
Updated Saturday Afternoon HERE

McDaniel - Reed - Armington
Photos by
Norm Marx
40 Laps - OPS - 7/21/13
1) 60 - Dana Reed
2) 9 - Evan Armington
3) 14 - Scott McDaniel
4) 66 - Andy Shaw
5) 3 - Travis Buzzell
6) 33 - Billy Dixon
7) 17 - Scott Alexancer
8) 31 - Ryan Morgan
9) 7 - Mitch Miller
10) 28 - Mark Lunblad Jr.
11) 89 - Ryan Phillips
12) 21 - Mike Carignan
13) 96 - Chad Binette
14) 1 - David Sprague
15) 2 - Ron Bryant
16) 5 - Mark Lucas
17) 4 - Josh Brown
18) 00 - Gary Shackford
Saturday SLM 250 Practice at OPS
Photos by Jamie Williams
Carey Martin Wins the Rain-Shortened OPS
PASS Sportsman Race on Friday, July 19th
Photos by Jamie Williams
Friday SLM 250 Practice at OPS
Photos by Jamie Williams
40th Annual Oxford 250 Attracting Drivers From Across North America
NAPLES, ME (July 16) – Ever since the first TD Bank 250 was held at Oxford Plains Speedway in 1974, it has attracted not only the best short track racers from New England, but from across North America. In that first event won by Joey Kourafas, the precedent was set that short track racing’s best would assemble at Oxford for the 250. In addition to the talented group of drivers from New England in the field that day, Southern aces Bosco Lowe and 1963 Daytona 500 winner Tiny Lund competed along with a strong group of Canadian drivers led by Jean Paul Cabana. In fact, the early years of the TD Bank 250 were dominated by Southern drivers such as Butch Lindley, Bob Pressley, and Tommy Ellis. The first Canadian to taste TD Bank 250 glory was Don Biederman in 1977.

This year, the tradition is back at the TD Bank 250 with a return to the days of drivers from outside the Northeast coming into challenge New England’s best on their “home” field. North Carolina’s father-son duo Jay and Tate Fogleman come to Oxford Plains for their first attempt at making the TD Bank 250. Both are in the thick of the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) National points battle heading to Oxford. Defending PASS National Champion Jay Fogleman is regarded as one of the best racers to come out of the South over the last 20 years and says the TD Bank 250 has been on his “bucket list” of races to compete in. Joining the Foglemans in making the trip from North Carolina will be “Krazy” Kevin Powell in the Woodman Racing 104 machine. Powell has been impressive in a limited PASS South Super Late Model schedule with a best finish of third at the series season opener at South Carolina’s Dillon Motor Speedway in March. To prepare for the 250, Powell and the Woodman team recently competed in the PASS North event at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway and finished 13th. Georgia teenager Spencer Davis enters the TD Bank 250 third in PASS National points and is seeking to become the first driver from the Peach State to win at Oxford.

Canadian drivers have long been a part of the history and tradition of the TD Bank 250, but none has gone to victory lane since Canada’s three year streak of winning came to an end with Dave Whitlock’s victory in 1995. New Brunswick’s Matt Matheson will attempt to make his first TD Bank 250 start after finishing third in last year’s PASS National standings. Quebec leads all Canadian provinces so far in pre-entries to the TD Bank 250 with drivers such as Martin Latulippe, Kevin Roberge, and Marc-Andre Cliché.

With echoes of races past reverberating through Oxford’s famed grandstands, tradition lives as fans and racers can be assured that only the best in short track racing will be vying for a shot to go to victory lane on Sunday in the 40th Annual TD Bank 250.

But the PASS Super Late Models will not be alone in making the 40th Annual TD Bank 250 a celebration of short track racing. A great slate of divisions is set to race starting on Friday, July 19 with the PASS Sportsman, Outlaw Sportsman, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, Outlaws, Rebels, Trucks, and Ladies. The PASS Super Late Models will get their first laps on the track on Saturday, July 20 with two rounds of practice in the morning, followed by racing in the evening for the PASS Modifieds, Valenti Modifieds, Outlaw Sportsman, Legends, Mini Stocks, and Street Stocks. On Sunday, July 21, gates will open bright and early at 6:30 AM with a full day of on track activities including practice and heat race action for the PASS Super Late Models, followed by features for the PASS Modifieds, Outlaw Sportsman, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, and finally the 40th Annual TD Bank 250.
Super Late Models Return
to Oxford 250
Fans and competitors alike will have the chance to enjoy a special treat for the 40th running of the TD Bank 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, Maine. For the first time in seven years, Super Late Models will be the car of choice for the famed short track classic.

The 2013 TD Bank 250 is part of the PASS National Super Late Model schedule. That will bring competitors from up and down the Eastern Seaboard to Western Maine for the event. Currently, drivers from New Hampshire, Maine, North Carolina and Georgia make up the top five in the PASS National Super Late Model standings.

Super Late Models compete throughout the United States and Canada – so drivers who are willing to travel can come for their shot at TD Bank 250 glory. In addition to a large number of weekly tracks throughout the United States where this style of racecar competes at, there are three regional Pro All Stars Series tours featuring the Super Late Models. The PASS North tour visits tracks throughout New England and Eastern Canada. The PASS South tour races in a hotbed of racing – the Carolinas and Virginia. The PASS Northwest Tour competes on tracks in the Pacific Northwest.

Super Late Models have more powerful engines and larger tires than the cars that have raced in recent seasons at the TD Bank 250. That translates to the mighty Super Late Models having more corner and straightaway speeds. Quicker throttle response gives drivers more opportunities to dice things up in close packs of racing as well.

Oxford Championship Series Pro Late Models are also eligible to compete in the TD Bank 250. Special attention has been given to the rules for the division so that these cars can be competitive in the race – especially over long distances.

Qualifying races for the 40th Annual TD Bank 250 will begin at 2 PM on Sunday, July 21, 2013.



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