Southern Stars Targeting Oxford 250

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Nick Sweet (88) battles Austin Theriault during the 2011 running of the Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine. (Eric LeFleche Photo)
Nick Sweet (88) battles Austin Theriault during the 2011 running of the Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine. (Eric LeFleche Photo)
Nick Sweet (88) battles Austin Theriault during the 2011 running of the Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine. (Eric LeFleche Photo)

NAPLES, Maine – With a little less than two months before on track activities begin for the 41st Annual Oxford 250, short track racers from across North America are currently making preparations for one of the biggest events of the year.

More than 70 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model teams are expected this year to attempt to make the biggest single day event in motorsports. With $25,000 going to the race winner, plus an additional $25,000 up for grabs in lap leader bonus money, racers will travel quite a distance to try and etch their names in the prestigious Oxford 250 record book.

When the Oxford 250 first began in 1974, it was commonplace to see legendary Southern racers like Butch Lindley, Jack Ingram, Tommy Houston, Harry Gant, Tiny Lund, and others make the trek to New England from the Carolinas. That tradition returned in 2013 when PASS South competitors such as Jay and Tate Fogleman, Daniel Hemric, Kevin Powell and Spencer Davis traveled North to compete in their first Oxford 250. While Hemric made an impressive run from the back to finish in the top 10, it was Jay Fogleman who parlayed a third place finish in the Oxford 250 to his second straight PASS National Championship.

“I always look forward to going to the 250,” said Fogleman. “It reminds me in a lot of ways of the way things were in the South during the 80s. The fans of the 250, those that come down from Canada, they love racing and it’s an atmosphere that I really enjoy. The fans up there love short track racing, they appreciate good racing, and they always turn out for the 250.”

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