OTISFIELD, Maine — After a busy season of racing his Super Late Model at Oxford Plains Speedway, one western Maine driver is now busy preparing for a little trip across the border.
Josh Childs, driver of the No. 3C Chevrolet, is getting ready to take on the high banks of White Mountain Motorsports Park this Saturday, September 18. The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North SLM stars will contest the Foley Oil & Propane PASS 150, along with the PASS Modifieds and local classes.
“We started to find some decent speed in our car during the last few races,” Childs said. “We struggled at first this year, but started making good progress as the season wore on. We’ve been having fun again with the racing program, so we decided to go give White Mountain a shot this weekend. I’m stoked.”
Childs is a longtime Oxford Plains Speedway regular who came up through the ranks as you should. He has a Street Stock title in his resume, along with a 50-lap victory in the Super Late Models. With a big, loyal following around western Maine, he knows there will be plenty of folks pulling for him Saturday.
“We’ve always had a ton of support from family and friends no matter where or when we race,” Childs added. “That’s a pretty amazing feeling, knowing they’re cheering for you as you strap in to go race. I’ve only been to White Mountain as a fan, so this is our first time taking the car down there.”
A full field of PASS North Super Late Models will tackle the high-banked 1/4-mile oval built by Teri and Donnie Avery that first opened back in 1993. Located in North Woodstock just off Interstate 93, the track has become a favorite of fans and racers alike. The scenery is unmatched anywhere in the nation.
“I’ve always heard so many good things about White Mountain,” Childs added. “I also know it’s a big challenge, with elevation changes in and out of the corners and those steep banks. When we roll out for first practice, I’m sure my heart will be pumping. I want to go and learn there and expand our thinking.”
A 150-lap contest on the scenic, fast oval alongside the Pemigewasset River will teach Childs and his team a ton. They’ll learn to adapt to a new track, to adjust the car for the high-banks, and create some pretty special memories in the process. All in a day’s work for this family man from western Maine.
“We’re hoping to run the PASS North finale at Oxford on October 16, as well. Since we qualified for the 250, had a strong car all weekend and finished on the lead lap, we know we can run with those PASS teams. So now we’ll venture over the mountain on Saturday to try something a little different.”
Qualifying races are set to get under way at 6 p.m. on Saturday at White Mountain Motorsports Park. Team 3C would like to thank Davis Rental Properties, Line-X of Western Maine and The Wreck Department for their continued support in 2021.
For more information on the PASS North touring series, please go to www.proallstarsseries.com.
-Team 3C Press Release
-Photo credit: Phil Whipple