But perhaps one of the biggest factors for teams competing at Oxford on Sunday is this event’s proximity to the 40th annual TD Bank 250. PASS North Super Late Model teams will get a valuable opportunity to race at Oxford in conditions very similar to those they will see there in July. And, with $25,000 on the line and a chance to win the biggest asphalt short track race in North America, Clark and his fellow racers are more than glad to have some added track time at Oxford Plains.
“I like the addition of the race,” explained Clark. “It will give us another shot at preparation for the big race coming in July [TD Bank 250]. All these rain outs are driving this Hight Motorsports team crazy and we are all excited to get back to racing.”
Clark will no doubt have his work cut out for him as he seeks another win at Oxford Plains. Another full field of the Northeast’s best drivers will be assembled for the 150 lapper. Former series champions Johnny Clark and Ben Rowe, who have won a combined total of 10 PASS North championships, will lead the fray to Oxford along with former three-time TD Bank 250 winner Mike Rowe.
PASS North points leader Joey Doiron and 2012 champion Travis Benjamin will be looking for their first wins of the season. New Hampshire natives DJ Shaw and Bryan Kruczek will also be hoping for a shot at the front of the field. Maine drivers Curtis Gerry, Corey Bubar, David Oliver, David Farrington, Jr., and Mike Landry, will be joined by Massachusetts veteran Tony Ricci and New Brunswick’s Matt Matheson in seeking an always prestigious win at Oxford.