NAPLES, ME -- Oxford Plains Speedway owner and Pro All Stars Series President Tom Mayberry announced the continuation of the Road to The Oxford 250 program for 2019.
Celebrating its sixth year in 2019, the “Road to The Oxford 250” will continue to give racers across the continent the chance to compete in short track asphalt racing’s biggest event. As mentioned with the announcement a little over a month ago of the Wenatchee Valley Super Oval event, competitors from Canada and the United States will have opportunity to race for guaranteed starting spots in six additional events in 2019, while keeping the focus on the 250 throughout the season.
“Our goal is to keep the focus on the 250 throughout the year. While there will be several spots offered through the program, many of these will not have to be used since most of those competitors will advance through the famed heat and consolation races. Competitors need to remember that this program will not reduce the number of starting positions that will be earned through the normal 250 qualifying procedures but will allow those who may be having a bad day to use the provisional if necessary, to guarantee their starting spot in this prestigious race.”
The first event to be featured in the Road to The Oxford 250 will be the previously announced Leonard Evans 150 scheduled to take place on April 27, 2019 on the northwest coast at the Wenatchee Valley Super Oval located in Wenatchee Valley, Washington. The winner of this event, along with the second and third place finishers, if PASS licensed and their Oxford 250 entry is received by June 1, 2019, will be guaranteed a provisional starting spot. The first-place winner will receive a full pay provisional, and second and third will receive a ½ start provisional (with a guarantee of $600 to take the green, the ½ provisional means that wherever the competitor finishes, they will see a reduction of $300 (½ of the guaranteed starting money) in their final purse for their finishing position).
The Road then continues to the season opener at Oxford Plains Speedway on Sunday April 28th; Thunder Road in Barre, VT on Sunday May 26th; Speedway 95 in Bangor, ME on Sunday June 16th; Star Speedway in Epping, NH on Tuesday July 30th; and finishing off at Spud Speedway in Caribou, ME on Sunday August 4th. The top two finishing drivers each from Canada and the United States will earn provisionals to the 250. As with the Wenatchee Valley race, to be eligible to use the provisionals, drivers must be PASS Licensed and have their entries submitted for the Oxford 250. The top US and top Canadian driver will each receive a full start provisional with second place finishing US and Canadian driver each earning a ½ start provisional.
The final race as part of the Road to The Oxford 250 will be a special 100-lap open race at Oxford Plains Speedway Saturday July 6th. This will not be a points race for PASS. The Independence Weekend race will see the top two Oxford Plains and top two PASS licensed finishing drivers earn a guaranteed spot in the 2019 Oxford 250.
Additionally, the top licensed drivers in points from PASS North, Oxford Plains Speedway, and the PASS National Championship Series, will have a provisional available, if needed, as long as they have attempted to qualify for every race in their chosen series.
All drivers that will have guaranteed spots through the Road to The Oxford 250 or via championship points provisionals have to compete in their heat races and in their consolation race but will not have to compete in the last chance race if they have not already qualified.
-Pro All Stars Series Press Release
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