Benjamin Collects Third Oxford 250 Prize

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Travis Benjamin shares victory lane with his son after winning the Oxford 250 for the third time on Sunday night. (Ken MacIsaac Photo)
Travis Benjamin shares victory lane with his son after winning the Oxford 250 for the third time on Sunday night. (Ken MacIsaac Photo)

OXFORD, Maine – Travis Benjamin bested a stacked field to earn his third victory in the Oxford 250 Sunday night at Oxford Plains Speedway.

Benjamin started 11th in the 44-car field and eventually took the lead for the final time on lap 210 of the 250-lap event sanctioned by the Pro All Stars Series North super late model division.

A caution flag with four laps left following a crash in turns three in four involving Ashton Tucker set up a four-lap dash to the checkered flag with Benjamin leading reigning PASS National champion Derek Griffith to the restart.

Benjamin did his job on the restart, pulling away from Griffith to collect the victory in the 46th running of the annual event. Benjamin earned $25,000 for the victory along with an additional $4,000 in lap leader money, bringing his total to $29,000 for the day.

His third victory in the legendary event makes him one of three drivers to win the Oxford 250 three times. Ralph Nason and Mike Rowe are the other drivers to win the race three times. Benjamin previously won the race in 2013 and 2014.

Griffith settled for second at the checkers, followed by D.J. Shaw, Johnny Clark and Mike Hopkins.

Bubba Pollard, the defending winner of the Oxford 250, finished 42nd in the 44-car field.

The finish:

Travis Benjamin, Derek Griffith, D.J. Shaw, Johnny Clark, Mike Hopkins, Cole Butcher, Ben Ashline, Cassius Clark, Curtis Gerry, Alan Tardiff, Nick Sweet, Ray Christian III, Brandon Barker, Dave Farrington Jr., Ben Rowe, Shawn Martin, Trevor Sanborn, Scott Robbins, Evan Hallstrom, Reid Lanpher, Austin Teras, Craig Weinstein, Ryan Robbins, Calvin Rose, Ryan Kuhn, Mike Rowe, Josh Childs, Glen Luce, Gabe Brown, Joey Polewarczyk Jr., Rusty Poland, Dan Winter, Kyle DeSouza, Tracy Gordon, Tim Brackett, Garrett Hall, Adam Gray, Ashton Tucker, Eddie MacDonald, T.J. Brackett, Jake Johnson, Bubba Pollard, Bryan Kruczek, Scott McDaniel.