NAPLES, ME – With the 42nd Annual AIM Recycling Oxford 250 Presented By Kenny U-Pull just a month away, Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model teams will have one more opportunity to prepare at Oxford Plains Speedway with this weekend’s HP Hood 150. Over 50 teams have pre-entered for the Oxford 250 to date and, with over 70 teams expected for the biggest and most prestigious Super Late Model race in the North America, track time at Oxford Plains will be at a premium. 6-time PASS North Super Late Model champion, Johnny Clark, is taking advantage of every opportunity available to race at Oxford. Last weekend, Clark finished fifth in the track’s weekly Super Late Model division and will be among the favorites to take the checkered flag this Sunday afternoon in the HP Hood 150.
“There will be a lot of heavy hitters and all the teams will be raring to go this weekend at Oxford,” says Clark, driver of the Clark’s Car Crushing #54. “Everyone wants to make a statement that they are ready for the 250.”
In addition to giving teams valuable track time at Oxford Plains Speedway, this weekend’s HP Hood 150 will also give them a chance to compete in a longer event with similar conditions to those that are expected for the 42nd Annual AIM Recycling Oxford 250 Presented By Kenny U-Pull in late-August.
Besides the hot action on the track, fans will also be keeping track of the battle for the series championship. 3-time Oxford 250 winner, Mike Rowe, and defending PASS North champion, DJ Shaw, have traded the points lead back-and-forth between them over the last few weeks. Rowe currently leads Shaw by 37 points heading into the HP Hood 150, while Airborne Park Speedway winner, Joey Doiron, and 2-time defending Oxford 250 winner, Travis Benjamin, sit within 102 points of the leaders.
A great field of PASS AIM Recycling Super Late Models Presented By Kenny U-Pull history is expected on Sunday at Oxford Plains Speedway for the HP Hood 150. In addition to the aforementioned drivers, all-time PASS wins leader, Ben Rowe, will lead a strong group of contenders from the state of Maine including Richie Dearborn, Dave Farrington, Jr., Scott Farrington, Tracy Gordon, Garrett Hall, Michael Landry, Reid Lanpher, Glen Luce, Shawn Martin, Scott McDaniel, Kelly Moore, David Oliver, Adam Polvinen, Tony Ricci, Gary Smith, Dennis Spencer, Jr., JT Thurlow, and Bobby Timmons. Quebec is represented in the early entries by Raphael Lessard, while Dan Colby, Jeremy Davis, Wayne Helliwell, Jr. and Steve Johnson will make the trip over from New Hampshire.
Action begins this Saturday afternoon at Oxford Plains Speedway with a full slate of weekly racing, including Super Late Models. On Sunday, gates will open at 11 AM, followed by rotating practice from 12:30 PM to 12:40 PM, with heat races beginning at 3 PM followed by main events for the PASS AIM Recycling Super Late Models and support divisions.
-Pro All Stars Series Press Release. Photo credit: Lindsay Ellison Photography