OXFORD, Maine – 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.