World famous tire guru Wes Weed, known by most as “Weeder,” will be offering bonuses to the drivers and teams using his services during this weekend’s 45th Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway (ME).
A native of Livermore, Maine, Weed now travels the country as a tire specialist and works with Late Model teams to optimize their performance on the race track.
To thank the PASS Super Late Model teams who will be using his services this weekend, Weeder will be offering each of those teams his services free of charge for the inaugural Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway (VA) later this year.
“My accounts that I have this weekend and that I have deals with, if they go to Richmond they get it for free,” Weed told Speed51.com. “If they win Oxford and Richmond, they will get a $1,500 bonus and they will get my services at the Snowball Derby for free. If they win the Derby, they will get another $6,000.”
Weeder is currently scheduled to provide his services to eight drivers during Oxford 250 weekend. Those drivers include: Ben Rowe, Calvin Rose Jr., Dennis Spencer Jr., Derek Griffith, Kodie Conner, Lonnie Sommerville, Mike Rowe and Wyatt Alexander.
All eight of those drivers will be eligible for the bonuses if they chose to compete in the Commonwealth Classic at Richmond.
“I appreciate these teams believing in me and sticking with me, so I want to give them something back,” Weeder explained.
Weed previously won the Oxford 250 in 2011 with NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch. At the time, the race was contested as an American-Canadian Tour Late Model race. And while the win was special for the Maine native, he’s still hungry to win the Oxford 250 as a Super Late Model race.
“To win the Oxford 250 as a Super Late Model race is on my bucket list,” Weed stated. “We’ve won the Snowball Derby four times, the Winchester 400 six times and Nashville three times. We’ve won basically everything there is but this one is on the agenda.”
The 45th Annual Oxford 250 will get underway with Super Late Model practice on Friday, August 24 at 1 p.m. ET. That will lead into a night full of racing for the track’s Oxford Acceleration Series and Oxford Championship Series divisions. Trucks, Rebels, Street Stocks, Cruisers, Outlaws, Ladies and Bandits will all be in competition beginning at 6 p.m. ET.
An action-packed weekend continues on Saturday, August 25 with Super Late Model practice beginning at 11 a.m. ET. Later that night, the American-Canadian Tour will take center stage during the main event. Street Stocks, PASS Modifieds, Cyclones, Northeast Classic Lites and Wicked Good Vintage Racers are also on the schedule for Saturday night.
Two days of racing will pave the way for the grandaddy of them all, the 45th Annual Oxford 250 on Sunday, August 26. After a morning of practice beginning at 9 a.m. ET, the all-important qualifying heats will get underway at 1:30 p.m. ET. The Northeast Mini Stock Tour, PASS Modifieds, Rebels and Street Stocks will join the PASS Super Late Models for the biggest one-day show in pavement racing.
Those who can’t make it to Oxford, Maine for the 45th Annual Oxford 250 will still be able to catch the action via a live, pay-per-view video stream on Speed51.com. Live video tickets can be purchased today by clicking here.
-Story by Brandon Paul, Speed51.com Editor – Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51
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