OXFORD, ME - Following the huge success of this year's Oxford 250, Oxford Plains Speedway owner Tom Mayberry announced today the date for the 2016 event. The richest single day short track racing event in North America will continue once again on the same weekend and be held August 26 - 28, 2016. The 43rd Annual Oxford 250 will again pay $25,000 to the winner and will be a Pro All Stars Series (PASS) sanctioned, "open" Super Late Model event, with qualifying heat races and feature racing for the PASS Super Late Models on August 28 and will continue the single day tradition that has made this race famous.
The 2015 AIM Recycling USA Oxford 250 Presented By Kenny U-Pull saw droves of race fans from the United States and Canada and over 70 Super Late Models, making this one of the most successful editions of the venerable race in over a decade. Glen Luce of Turner, ME captured the checkered flag and took home $30,100 for his winning efforts.
"This year's race was a great event and once again proved that the Oxford 250 is one of the premier events in all of short track racing," said Mayberry. "But despite that success, our team at Oxford Plains Speedway began planning and working for next year's race the day after Glen Luce took the checkered flag in this year's Oxford 250. The race still has room to grow and we plan on it being even bigger and better next year."
In addition to three nights of racing action surrounding the Oxford 250, plans are already in place to continue the "Night Before The 250" bonfire and concert, further enhancing the festive fan experience leading up to the big race. A full schedule of events and support divisions for the 43rd Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway will be announced in the near future.
The New England Forest Rally (NEFR) is an annual two-day stage rally that takes place on the back roads and logging tracks of Western Maine and Northern New Hampshire. The New England Forest Rally course is made up of dirt and gravel logging roads that are known as a favorite among competitors due to their challenging and technical demands.
Red Bull Frozen Rush redefines snowsports by bringing a new head-to-head off-road race to the slopes. Eight 900-horsepower Pro4 trucks will defy the wintery conditions to rip figure eights, fly off jumps and climb snowy inclines at Maine's Sunday River resort. Eight drivers will test their skills on uncharted territory in search of a mountain champ.
A few hours from Boston, skiers and snowboarders will share the contours of Sunday River’s South Ridge with 4x4 trucks blazing the trails and dodging slalom gates. The race format will be a bracketed, single elimination with two drivers on course at a time. The United States Auto Club has sanctioned the race and will oversee the competition to ensure that Frozen Rush will be an amazing experience for both spectators and competitors alike.
The USCC (US Cross Country Snowmobile Racing) East Schedule is up and the first stop on this exciting circuit is the Lake Parlin 100 on January 26, 2013 hosted by the Coburn Summit Riders at Lake Parlin Lodge. This event will be a great way to get a taste of the excitement and camaraderie of this very rapidly growing sport. Or maybe even to jump on a sled and take a spin. The one day event will host a number of classes from the antique sleds and kids races to races for the "big boys," plus a radar run.
Anyone who loves sledding is going to have a great time at the race.