Bob Bahre, one of the most accomplished racing entrepreneurs in the Northeast. will be remembered Wednesday, July 29 during his funeral services at Oxford Plains Speedway. Race fans and friends of Bahre who are unable to attend will be able to remember his life by watching the services live on Speed51.
Bahre passed away Friday, July 24 at the age of 93. He will be remembered as a pioneer of motorsports in the Northeast after owning Oxford Plains Speedway, creating the prestigious Oxford 250 and founding New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
In addition to his work in the motorsports industry, Bahre was also a major figure in the local Maine community. He developed many local shopping centers, single-family residential housing and apartment complexes. He also played a major role in the development of the nearby Oxford Casino.
Bahre served as the Grand Marshal for the Oxford 250 in 2019, making laps around the track prior to the green flag. He was inducted into the New England Auto Racing (NEAR) Hall of Fame in 2019, as well as the Maine Sports Hall of Fame in 2017.
The live broadcast of Bahre’s services will begin at 12 p.m. ET on Wednesday afternoon with a slideshow of photos and memories. The funeral ceremony is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. ET on both Speed51.com and Speed51’s Facebook page.