FRI. to SUN., AUGUST 26th to 28th

SUN., AUG. 28th, 2022
250 LAPS FOR THE PASS
SUPER LATE MODELS
SLM ENTRIES - 250 - SUN., AUG. 28th
2022 OXFORD 250 LAPBOARD
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PASS MODS 250 SUNDAY LAPBOARD 
OAS RUNNIN' REBELS

BROWN - BUTCHER - MACDONALD
Photos by Norm Marx
Photos by Sharon Perry
SUPER LATE MODELS - THE OXFORD 250
UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS - 8-28-22
1) 53 - Cole Butcher - 250 Laps
2) 17ma - Eddie MacDonald - 250
3) 50b - Gabe Brown - 250
4) 54 - Johnny Clark - 250
5) 39 - Max Goodson - 250
6) 21d - Joey Doiron - 250
7) 7g - Curtis Gerry - 250
8) 60s - DJ Shaw - 250
9) 72x - Ryan Kuhn - 250
10) 9t - Alan Tardiff - 250
11) 4nh - Joey Polewarczyk Jr. - 250
12) 20 - Rowland Robinson Jr. - 250
13) 1 - Kyle Desouza - 250
14) 88t - Jeff Taylor - 250
15) 12g - Derek Griffith - 250
16) 2 - Nick Cusack - 250
17) 58vt - Jimmy Hebert - 250
18) 99 - Ben Ashline - 250
19) 29s - Trevor Sanborn - 250
20) 12 - Dennis Spencer - 250
21) 23 - Dave Farrington Jr. - 250
22) 72 - Scott Robins - 250
23) 8 - Calvin Rose - 249
24) 12x - Corey Bubar - 247
25) 18s - Michael Scorzelli - 247
26) 04 - TJ Watson - 246
27) 14 - Scott McDaniel - 246
28) 81 - Dan Winter - 245
29) 52m - Jake Matheson - 243
30) 94 - Garrett Hall - 242
31) 50grit - Jeff White - 235
32) 26 - Bubba Pollard - 219
33) 88 - Brandon Barker - 189
34) 01 - Steve Chicoine - 182
35) 20p - Joey Pastore - 177
36) 36 - Ryan Robbins - 135
37) 24 - Ben Rowe - 125
38) 13 - Cassius Clark - 124
39) 5m - Dillon Moltz - 85
40) 60b - Tim Brackett -83
41) 29t - Austin Teras - 45
42) 14x - Josh St. Clair - 8
     
Regarding the incident in Victory Lane
at the conclusion of the Oxford 250
The #54 car of Johnny Clark and the #53 of Cole Butcher had contact during close racing during the event. At the end of the event the #54 was in the low groove and came up on a slower car that was at the tail end of the lead lap. The #54 braked and slowed abruptly and the #53 had no place to go and ran into the #54. The #54 spun at this point. The #53 went on to win the event.
 
After the checkered flag, while the track was under caution, the #54 ran into the #53 in Victory Lane and revved his car excessively. At this time there were officials, crew members of the Top 3 and media headed to Victory Lane. This was an incident that could have gone very bad, very fast, and not something to be taken lightly.
 
The #54 of Clark has been docked 100 points and will have a fine of $3,000. Disqualification had been seriously considered but we felt this was a suitable punishment.
 
We understand the frustrations of racing, especially in big events, but the safety of everyone is our top priority and this type of behavior cannot be accepted.
Butcher Claims 49th Annual Oxford 250
Cole Butcher had never considered Oxford Plains Speedway to be one of his better tracks, but after years of trying in the Spring of 2022 Cole picked up his first career PASS win at Oxford. That momentum at the 3/8 mile built a little confidence. Butcher qualified 20th on the field after finishing in the last transfer spot in the 5th heat and would never again fall back further than that spot.

As always some of the most exciting racing of Oxford 250 Sunday was the qualifying races. With 65 cars battling for just 42 spots 18 drivers would be sent home disappointed having to wait a full year for their 250 dreams to become a reality. Five drivers didn't have to worry about that, as Curtis Gerry, Joe Pastore, Joey Doiron, Ben Rowe and Cassius Clark all won their heat races and would start in the first five spots respectively.

A few drivers that didn't fair as well in their heat races were Garrett Hall and TJ Brackett. In heat race number five, contact early on sent both Hall and Bracket into the front stretch wall. Hall was able to repair his car. However TJ's number 61 would need a rear clip and done for the day.

The carnage would not end there. In the second of three consolation races four cars made contact causing 2006 250 Champion Jeremie Whorff's #00 to climb the right side of Dave Farrington Jr's #23. Whorff would also be forced to withdraw his name from competition while Farrington was able to repair his car and start with a provisional.

Garrett Hall was able to rebound and win the last chance race with his broken and beaten warhorse, while 250 favorites Mike Hopkins, Nick Sweet and Tracy Gordon were unable to make the race. Other drivers on the outside looking in were 2001 250 Champion Gary Drew and 3-time 250 Champion Travis Benjamin.

After the field was set, the fly over was completed, and engines were fired. Curtis Gerry and Joe Pastore lead the stacked 42 car field to green. Pastore was the dominate force at the start leading the first 51 laps, fending off Gerry and others for multiple restarts.

Many drivers had issues early including Gabe Brown involved in a lap 2 spin and Eddie MacDonald who suffered a flat right front tire. Both drivers were put a lap down but were able to rally back win lucky dogs and still be in contention for the win in the end.

Eventually Curtis Gerry was able to overtake Pastore on lap 52 from the outside. However, on lap 54 Gerry tried to clear himself to the bottom, and the #20p car of Pastore was not about to give him a break. Gerry spun out of the lead in front of the field.

Pastore was able to lead from lap 54 to lap 80 including the Hall of Fame Lap on lap 60 honoring 2022 Maine Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee Dick Glines. Pastore was able to claim $7,800.00 in in lap money before running out of fuel on lap 177.

The next driver to take the lead was Max Cookson, out front for the next 48 laps. This was Max's first attempt at the Oxford 250, and he had a stellar day. Most drivers just hope to make the show in their first start, but Max was a contender throughout. The Pittsfield driver is a Rookie in the RB Performance Super Late Models weekly division at Oxford. He is leading the championship standings after not even strapping into a racecar until the fall of 2020. An impressive talent that we will be watching winning races at some level for years to come.

Eddie Macdonald in the #17ma would eventually inherit the lead picking up 21 laps lead as well before Calvin Rose took over to lead 4 laps.

However, 2020 Champion Johnny Clark #54 looked destined for victory taking the lead on lap 156 and leading all the way to lap 241. On lap 242 Clark encountered Jimmy Hebert another driver making his first 250 start. Hebert was going to hold the bottom grove to maintain his spot in the running order. With the Canadian Cole Butcher running Clark down, Clark ran into the back of the lap car mistiming the pass. Cole Butcher then got into the back of Clark, spinning the #54 around backwards and out of the lead. Clark was able to refire the car and recover to fourth and restart with the leaders.

This also gave "The Outlaw" Eddie MacDonald another shot to pick up his third 250 win. Restacking the field with just 8 laps to go, Eddie was unable to make it work. Gabe Brown  #50b of Center Conway, NH also made a late race charge on the #53 of leader Butcher to no avail.

In the end Cole Butcher took home the victory by 0.447 seconds over Eddie MacDonald and Gabe Brown. Johnny Clark, Max Cookson, Joey Doiron, Curtis Gerry, DJ Shaw, Ryan Kuhn, and Alan Tardiff rounded out the top 10. Nine drivers that finished in the top 10 have won races at Oxford this season, proving practice does in fact make perfect.

Cole Butcher joined the likes of Don Biederman, Junior Hanley, Derek Lynch and Dave Whitlock as Canadians that have won the Oxford 250. He is the first Canadian to win since Dave Whitlock in 1995 and the first driver hailing from Nova Scotia to win the prestigious race.

The 49th Annual 250 was the biggest event in several years and the 50th will be even bigger. Will a Clark pick up another win? Will the Hound Dog Jeff Taylor get it done? Maybe a relatively new face like Max Cookson or an outsider traveling from across the continent to try and capture the largest single day short track purse in the country? Only time will tell, but the 50th Annual Oxford 250 will be bigger and better than ever.

49th Annual Oxford 250 Fast Facts

Heat Race Winners: #7g Curtis Gerry, #20p Joe Pastore, #21d Joey Doiron, #24 Ben Rowe, #13 Cassius Clark

Cautions: 16

Biggest Mover: #50b Gabe Brown - 29 Spots (31st to 3rd)

Hard Luck Award: #24 Ben Rowe - 33 Spots (4th to 37th)

Most Laps Led: #54 Johnny Clark - 85 laps (156-241)

Lap Leaders: #20p Joe Pastore (1-51,54-80), #7g Curtis Gerry (52-53), #39 Max Cookson (81-129), #17ma Eddie MacDonald (130-151), #8 Calvin Rose (152-155), #54 Johnny Clark (156-241), & #53 Cole Butcher (242-250)

Fastest Lap: #20p Joe Pastore - 15.844 (Lap 3)

Total time of Event: 2:25:39.791

The New England Super Modified Series also graced Oxford Plains Speedway with their presence where Derek Griffith piloted the Allegresso Airlines/ All Star Towing #77 owned by Ken White Sr. to Victory. Derek had never raced a big block supermodified in his life. The #77 sustained significant damage in the first practice after an incident with a push truck that required a tow back to the pits. The team worked hard got the car repaired, and although the practice laps were limited, Derek won both the heat and the feature going wire to wire in both events. Ben Sietz, Russ Wood, Rob Summers and Dan Bowes would round out the top five.

The PASS MODS were in action both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday it was all Colby Benjamin in the #52 Zampell Facilities Management car. Colby took the lead on lap 7 out of 40 and never looked back even as PASS MODS point leader Garrett Lamb was on a charge, coming through the field three wide and moving into second.  Bill Fiske was backing up his 2nd place finish at Oxford 2 weeks prior with another solid podium effort. This would be Colby's first win on the MODS tour after four years of trying. Garret Lamb increased his point lead over Brandon Varney, Shawn Knight, Dan Brown and Troy Morse with his podium finish. Bill Fiske ended up third while Gary Chiasson, and Ajay Cates rounded out the top 5.

On Sunday all-time PASS MODS win leader Andy Shaw put on a clinic going wire to wire to win his first PASS MODS race in half a decade. Win #31 on his PASS Mod career was short lived though as Shaw was disqualified in tech. Dan Brown inherited his second PASS MODS win of his career while Garret Lamb finished second yet again. Ryan Ripley, Brandon Varney, and Alex Ricker filled out the top five spots in the 50-lap contest.

The PASS MODS will have Labor Day weekend off before they join the Super Late Models in a trip to The Feed The County 150 at Spud Speedway on their first trip to potato country since 2019.
     
KENNEBEC RENTAL PASS MODS at OPS
UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS - 8-28-22
1) 83 - Dan Brown - 50 Laps
2) 38 - Garrett Lamb - 50
3) 09 - Ryan Ripley - 50
4) 1v - Brandon Varney - 50
5) 9 - Alex Ricker - 50
6) 00 - Zach Bowie - 50
7) 6 - Troy Morse - 50
8) 09x - Darren Ripley - 50
9) 28 - Kevin Oliver - 50
10) 85 - Chanler Harrison - 50
11) 10 - Bill Fiske - 50
12) 52 - Colby Benjamin - 50
13) 41 - Mike Nichols - 50
14) 0 - Danny Wear - 50
15) 33 - Billy Dixon - 50
16) 34 - Tyler Robbins - 50
17) 1x - Kevin Varney - 50
18) 25 - Shawn Knight - 49
19) 2 - Ajay Cates - 38
20) 7 - Spencer Vaughan - 13
21) 17 - Mike Davis - 1
DQ - 66 - Andy Shaw
PASS MODS 250 SUNDAY LAPBOARD
KENNEBEC RENTAL PASS MODS at OPS
UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS - 8-27-22
1) 52 - Colby Benjamin - 40 Laps
2) 38 - Garrett Lamb - 40
3) 10 - Bill Fisk - 40
4) 71 - Gary Chiasson - 40
5) 2 - Ajay Cates - 40
6) 00 - Zach Bowie - 40
7) 09x - Darren Ripley - 40
8) 0 - Danny Wear - 40
9) 09 - Ryan Ripley - 40
10) 85 - Chanler Harrison - 40
11) 1v - Brandon Varney - 40
12) 83 - Dan Brown - 40
13) 34 - Tyler Robbins - 40
14) 17 - Mike Davis - 40
15) 6 - Troy Morse - 40
16) 9 - Alex Ricker - 40
17) 41 - Mike Nichols - 40
18) 25 - Shawn Knight - 39
19) 7 - Spencer Vaughan - 38
20) 1x - Kevin Varney - 26
21) 33 - Billy Dixon - 7
NESS SUPERMODIFIEDS at OPS
UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS - 8-27-22
1) 77 - Derek Griffith - 50 Laps
2) 11 - Ben Seitz  - 50
3) 41 - Russ Wood  - 50
4) 5 - Rob Summers  - 50
5) 25 - Dan Bowes - 50
6) 97 - Anthony Nocella  - 50
7) 51 - Dave Duggan  - 25
 
UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS - 8-28-22
1) 1me - Charlie Sanborn - 35 Laps
2) 34 - Dylan Thyng - 35
3) 89 - Ryan Phillips - 35
4) 0 - Alex Smith - 35
5) 37 - Wade Gelinas - 35
6) 35 - Kristen Nadeau - 35
7) 87 - Chuck Colby - 35
8) 07 - Rich Thompson - 35
9) 5 - Dominic Corit - 35
10) 78 - Tiger Colby - 35
11) 07jr - Ricky Thompson Jr. - 35
12) 92 - Colby Meserve - 35
13) 72 - Nate Leavitt - 35
14) 1 - Christopher Smith - 34
15) 85 - Kenny Harrison - 22
16) 42 - Josh Lovell - 8

UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS - 8-28-22
1) 17 - Tyson Jordan
2) 3 - Joey Israelson
3) 36 - Richard Spaulding
4) 17h - Kurt Hewins
5) 80 - Clyde Hennessey
6) 40n - Danny McKeage
7) 47 - Brian Caswell
8) 55j 0 Brandon Johnson
9) 28 - James Doucette
10) 63 - David Savoie
11) 81 - Lewis Anderson
12) 8x - Mike Roe
13) 4 - Jordan Russell
14) 1 - Billy Childs Jr.
15) 34 - Jake Vaughn
16) 5 - Garrett Letter
 
AGREN APPLIANCE OAS RUNNIN' REBELS
UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS - 8-28-22
1) 2 - Butch Keene
2) 17 - Trevor Ward
3) 3 - Chad Wills
4) 44c - Dylan Cook
5) 13 - Tyler Hll
6) 56 - Andie McDaniel
7) 50 - AJ Smith
8) 14x - Adam O'Neil
9) 44 - Jeff Libby
10) 10 - Corey Roussel
11) 7 - Shane Webber
12) 42 - Mikey Laundy
13) 42x - Ricky Austin
14) 22x - Brody Badeau
15) 21 - Ralph Green
16) 29 - Brandon Pearson
17) 83 - Doug Churchill
18) 18 - Dustin Salley
19) 93 - Merrillo Trapman
20) 44x - David Cook
21) 32 - Michael Parker
22) 55b - Andrew Harmon
23) 26 - Anthony Giggey
24) 88c - Derek Cook
25) 06 - Taylor Bartolotta
     
Photos by Sharon Perry
     
2022 OXFORD 250 LAPBOARD

We would like to thank all the businesses, groups, and individuals that purchased laps for the 49th Annual Oxford 250! For the first time in recent memory your generosity has filled each and every lap! 

As a reminder, every cent of this money is given directly to the leader of that lap.  Historically lap leader money has played a pivotal role in determining the winner at the end of the night. Will that be the case in 2022? Time will tell! The drivers and teams, PASS, and OPS thank your contribution in making this already historic event even better!

If you did not get your order in to us on time and missed getting your lap, fear not, other great opportunities exist for you to become a part of one of the largest and most famous short track races in America.   For more information about that please call Kevin at 207-577-1836 or email at opsmarketing@yahoo.com or call Tom Mayberry.

     




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Kennebec Equipment Rental To Be
Title Sponsor of PASS MODS Tour
Oxford, ME -- Officials at the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) announced today that Kennebec Equipment Rental has agreed to become the title sponsor of the PASS MODS tour for the remainder of the 2022 season. Kennebec Equipment Rental is family owned and operated, offering high quality rental equipment and sales since 1964.

To celebrate the partnership with the tour, Kennebec Equipment Rental has spearheaded a unique Lap Sponsorship program for the special 50 lapper slated for Sunday August 28th.  For a minimum of $25, sponsors, people, businesses, and anyone wanting to was able to contribute to fill the entire 50 lap feature for 250 Sunday.  The unique twist is that the lap’s money doesn’t necessarily go to the leader, and can be MORE the $25 AND more than one sponsor can be on a lap. Over $1600 was added to the purse. See the PASS MOD leaderboard link below for more information, and STAY TUNED FOR ANOTHER BIG ANNOUNCMENT FROM KENNEBEC EQUIPMENT RENTAL IN THE COMING WEEK!

PASS MODS 250 LAPBOARD

With 6 locations in Central, Mid-Coast, and Southern Maine, there is a Kennebec Equipment Rental store close to you packed with inventory all ready for you to rent or buy outright at a great price. From lifts, to compressors, yard care equipment, pressure washers, generators and propane and construction heaters, they have everything you need to complete big projects or small. If you can buy it, Kennebec Equipment Rental can rent it. Their loyal and knowledgeable staff will quickly get you set up and on your way while making sure you have everything you need!

Kennebec Equipment Rental is a company dedicated to the needs of its customers with qualified and industrious customer service staff eager to help. They consult with the customer and recommend the best equipment for a job; if it is a specialized piece, they try to help locate it. Each store has employees with the experience necessary to service and maintain their equipment, as well as equipment from many outside manufacturers.

All six locations are fully stocked with equipment for sale and rent. If a particular piece is not in one branch, we may be able to draw from another to satisfy the customer's needs. www.kennebecrental.com

To take advantage of marketing opportunities call 207-577-1836 or inquire at opsmarketing@yahoo.com
     

 

Series Contact:  Tommy Mayberry - (207) 693-6497

email: passracing@roadrunner.com

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