9:28
On behalf of Elgin Traylor, Mike Twist, and Tim Quievryn we thank you, the fans, tuning in for what has been a memorable 38th annual TD Bank 250 weekend.

This will do it for Trackside Now from Oxford Plains Speedway. Take care and have a good evening.

9:27
Results are unofficial this evening. We don’t know of any tech issues, but stay tuned to http://www.facebook.com/speed51 for all news and information in addition to our normal Speed51.com site.

9:25
9:25
We really appeciate the help of Competition Auto Supply this weekend. They sponsored our wall-to-wall coverage this weekend.
9:23
What’s coming up this week on Speed51? We will have a full breakdown of this evvent early to mid week. A great race story by our Mike Twist with a bunch of notes, photos, and leftovers from the rest of our staff here. 
9:22
Nick Sweet. Second place at Oxford (Speed51.com Photo)
9:22
Comment From Troy Germain 

Great job Nick!!! 

9:19
Kyle Busch and team victory lane (Speed51.com Photo)
9:17
Kyle Busch on the winner’s stand (Speed51.com Photo)
9:15
No, and probably not anytime soon. But those are probably moving up on the bucket list. Definitely got to be on the top-ten left.
9:15
Comment From CANADIAN BACON 

What About Fall Foliage @ Airborne & Milk Bowl @ Thunder Road? Kyle hasn’t done those . . . 

9:15
Kyle Busch has just said that his short track plans for Kyle Busch Motorsports for the remainder of the season are up in the air as far as any races he might drive. 
9:15
Comment From matt 

Will Kyle be racing the redbud 

9:14
Comment From Loren 

Loved the race and your awesome coverage. I’m west of the Mississippi but someday I’d love to be there in person. Meanwhile, thanks for letting me tag along. 

9:14
It is a race affiliated with the ACT Tour, but it is not a points race.
9:13
Comment From Guest 

Not an ACT race why would he be Qualafied for the Invatational 

9:13
Clayton, great question. Elgin and TimQ have been compiling a list of major races of stock car racing left. Honestly, the biggest bullet left is the All-American 400. After that, perhaps the Snowflake 100 
9:13
Comment From clayton 

has kyle busch won all the big short track races now? 

9:13
Podium (left to right): Austin Theriault, Kyle Busch, and Nick Sweet
9:10
(Speed51.com Photo)
9:06
Our pleasure Matt. Folks, the best way to support short track racing is to come to the track. We definitely know many of our readers tonight couldn’t come, but if you were nearby you missed a whale of a show. If you’re within a four hour drive, this 3-day weekend is VERY much worth it. 
9:05
Comment From Matt 

Thank you Speed51 for the outstanding coverage. This was the next best thing since I could not make it today because I went last night and the wallet would allow only 1. Thanx for bringin’ the stuff today! 

9:05
Now that’s a good question. It’s in the Chase for the Sprint Cup and I think Kyle cared much more about the Oxford 250 than just winning in an ACT car. But hey, it’s not like it’s a trip so you never know.
9:04
Comment From Jon 

Kyle is now qualified for the ACT Invitational at NHMS. Will he participate is a good question? 

9:04
Comment From Toby 

Kyle Busch rocks your my hero 

9:03
Kyle Busch emerges victorious (Speed51.com Photo)
9:03
Comment From Norwood Arena Fan 

Thanks speed51 grat coverage of the oxford races good job eddie mac 

9:03
Comment From Matt 

Jeff Taylor, PLEASE bring the 88me to Beech Ridge next week. 

9:01
Kyle Busch smokeshow (Speed51.com Photo)
9:01
Jeff Taylor after the race: “It’s jut not meant to be” and then just kind of looked away in thought. 
9:00
Comment From dave 

good run miles on your first 250 appearance! 

9:00
A late-race caution set up an eight-lap shootout (Speed51.com Photo)
8:59
Comment From Niner38 

Congrats Nick Sweet, finishing on Busch’s rear bumper, a racer who races more miles in a week than you do in a season is no small feat!! 

8:55
We’re back from victory lane. Got some cool pictures to put in here so stick around.

We will also be posting today’s photos on our photo gallery on Facebook. We already have some great pictures from this weekend, so check it out! http://www.facebook.com/speed51

8:41
Nick Sweet’s car is being moved to the technical inspection area. Kyle Busch is still posing for victory lane photos. 
8:38
There are a large number of fans sticking around to watch the podium photographs being taken. A few of them might also be hoping to snag a Kyle Busch autograph or two after he heads to the press box for interviews. 
8:36
Unofficial Finishing Order
2011 TD Bank 250

1. Kyle Busch
2. Nick Sweet
3. Austin Theriault
4. Eddie MacDonald
5. Brian Hoar
6. Jeff Taylor
7. John Donahue
8. Shawn Martin
9. Eric Williams
10. Quinney Welch
11. Jeff Marshall
12. Randy Potter
13. Dave Pembroke
14. Larry Gelinas
15. Joey Pole
16. Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
17. Tim Brackett
18. Miles Chipman
19. Scott Luce
20. Dennis Spencer, Jr.
21. Jean Paul Cyr
22. Shane Green
23. Chip Grenier
24. Patrick Laperle
25. Mark Lamberton
26. Dave Farrington, Jr.
27. Brock Davis
28. Don Wentworth
29. Travis Sterns
30. Ben Ashline
31. Tommy Ricker
32. Craig Bushey
33. Al Hammond
34. TJ Watson
35. Jeff White
36. Shawn Knight
37. Jamie Aube
38. Brad Leighton 

8:36
Comment From DJ-VT 

Great Job Nick Sweet- You did VT proud… 

8:36
Comment From Rita 

congrats to Kyle for a job tell done an contrats to the best car builder Dale shaw!! 

8:36
Comment From bill 

nick sweet sounds like a class act, way to go!! 

8:36
Comment From Eric 

I can’t wait to meet the man or woman that beats Kyle at a local short track race. I have a feeling my wait is going to be awhile. 

8:36
Comment From IDKYLEFAN 

Most race fans can acknowledge the talent of Kyle even if they don’t root for him. IF you can’t, you’re not much of a fan of racing. AND Kyle just loves to feed the haters. LOL. 

8:32
Nick Sweet – “We had a really good racecar and my hat’s off to Kyle Busch…at the end there he just flat outdrove me.” 
8:31
Comment From kmd04106 

Ryan was older than Austin. He was 18. 

8:31
Comment From Matt 

Congrats to Busch and congrats to Dale Shaw Race Cars for building a winner. 

8:31
Comment From lesher racing 

he gets her done in anything he drives. give him a prius 

8:30
I’m not sure how old Ryan Moore was when he earned a podium finish in the 250. 
8:30
Comment From The Kings 

Is Austin Theriault the youngest to finish in the top 3 at the age of 17 ? 

8:30
Comment From bethel me 107 

not a fan of KB…..but you have to amdit he’s talented as hell 

8:30
Comment From Rich 

Kyle be a sport. You don’t need the money. Donate it to a Maine based charity. 

8:30
Comment From sportsman12 

hah, someone mentioned earlier that Kyle would win…great job KB..love em or hate em..that’s one hotshoe for sure!! 

8:29
People who have pit passes are lined up about one dozen deep around Kyle Busch in victory lane. 
8:29
There are not many fans who are leaving the track yet. They are all watching Kyle Busch in victory lane. 
8:28
Kyle Busch is getting a number of positive cheers as well. 
8:28
Kyle Busch just told the fans who are booing him that they now get to go home crying. 
8:27
Kyle Busch – “It was a bit tricky (to pass Taylor)….he got by me and we fought him back. We got to the bottom and passed him back.” 
8:27
More Kyle Busch – “It was a heck of a show from my view.” 
8:26
Kyle Busch – “I knew that these tires are so tricky, so it’s hard to try and save them. Jeff Taylor and the other #88 were strong.” 
8:26
Comment From LeadSeventeen 

YEAH BABY! Nice job KBM! Like I said… can you say “Twofer”?!!! 

8:26
Comment From IDKYLEFAN 

Thanks speed51 for great coverage. Kyle Busch is the best wheelman since we lost Earnhardt. Congrats Rowdy. 

8:25
Comment From FiftyWON51 

from Windsor, On. Canada… CONGRATULATIONS KYLE on your WIN tonight and last night. GET OUT THE BROOM!!!! 

8:25
Comment From sallie 

GUESS THAT DALE SHAW CHASSIS WAS A GOOD ONE YAHHHHHH KYLE 

8:25
Comment From Peggy in Ohio 

Thats my DRIVER!!! YESSS KYLE!! 

8:25
Comment From Don 

all you KB fans need to go back south with him 

8:25
Comment From kmd04106 

what a race!!!!!! congrats KB!!!!! Now come back and defend it next year unlike your #29 buddy. 

8:25
We will have the full results when they become available. 
8:25
Comment From scott c 

who was in the top 10 please 

8:24
Comment From Guest 

Kb is king of burnouts! 

8:24
Kyle Busch did a brakestand down the frontstretch, then a dougnut on turn one and then headed back to cut a doughnut and spin right into victory lane. 
8:23
Kyle Busch is now doing burnouts on the fronstretch. 
8:23
Comment From Guest 

wow KB is a true wheelman 

8:23
Comment From Guest 

way to go rowdy! 

8:23
Comment From megan 

YEAH!!! KB WINS!!! 

8:23
Comment From Barney 

BOOOOOO FOR THE WINNER!!!! 

8:23
Comment From Eric 

Kyle Busch may be the best driver we have seen in the modern day era. He could make a jalopy go fast. CONGRATS!!!! 

8:23
Austin Theirault, Eddie MacDonald and Brian Hoar round out the top five finishers. 
8:22
Nick Sweet second. 
8:22
Kyle Busch wins. 
8:22
One car length between first and second. 
8:22
White flag. 
8:22
Nick Sweet is within two car lengths of Kyle Busch. 
8:22
There are two laps to go. 
8:21
There is clear track ahead of the leaders. 
8:21
Nick Sweet is closing in on Kyle Busch. 
8:21
With five laps to go, it is Kyle Busch over Nick Sweet, Austin Theriault, Eddie MacDonald and Brian Hoar. 
8:21
LAP 245 – FIVE LAPS TO GO! 
8:20
Comment From Dwayne 

come on KB…. get eerrrrrrrrrrrrrr donnnnnnnnnnnnnneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!! 

8:20
Comment From diane 

COME ON SWEET!! 

8:20
Comment From Guest 

speed 51 you guys are great and always have awesome coverage 

8:20
LAP 241 – Nick Sweet is clear in second. Eddie Mac under Theriault still. 
8:19
Eddie MacDonald is now under Austin Theirault for third. 
8:19
The top four are single file. 
8:19
Eddie MacDonald is being shown in fourth. 
8:19
LAP 238 – It’s all white knuckles from here. 
8:19
Nick Sweet has retaken second place. 
8:19
Austin Theriault is now up to second. 
8:18
Kyle Busch just got a jump on the restart and leads. 
8:17
One to go. If Nick Sweet wins, they may burn his hometown of Barre, Vermont to the ground in celebration.
8:16
Let’s clear something up since we didn’t describe it well on the fly. Kyle Busch gave Taylor a /little/ tap heading into three. He backed off, let Taylor gather it, and then passed cleanly out of two the next lap.
8:16
Comment From Zero 

Like when shrub GAVE jeff the bumper and TOOK the lead? haha 

8:16
Comment From Smurf 

Cmon Nick! Trim the shrub! 

8:15
No.
8:15
Comment From scott c 

is anyone going to pit 

8:15
Comment From Joey 

the give and take has now ended! 

8:14
LAP 234 – Running Order

1 Busch
2 Sweet
3 Theriault
4 Taylor
5 Hoar
6 Eddie Mac?

8:14
It’s been a pretty good, clean race. Few cars are off the track – maybe 8 or 9 – and we’ve seen lots of give and take. 
8:13
LAP 234 – This is time to catch our breath. That was fifty laps of amazing racing.
8:13
We are now at lap 234. 
8:13
Randy Potter was about to go a lap down before that caution. 
8:13
The caution is out. 
8:13
Dave Farrington, Jr. has spun. 
8:12
Brian Hoar is up to fifth. 
8:12
We are working lap 232. 
8:12
Nick Sweet is chasing down Kyle Busch. 
8:12
Comment From diane 

GO SWEET GO!! 

8:11
Austin Theriault is looking under Jeff Taylor for third. 
8:11
LAP 330 – GREAT STUFF HERE folks. 
8:11
Nick Sweet is up to second place. 
8:11
Nick Sweet is under Jeff Taylor for the runner up spot. 
8:10
We are on lap 227. 
8:10
Jeff Taylor just got caught behind the lapped car of Shane Green and lost the lead to Kyle Busch. 
8:10
Kyle Busch is back to Jeff Taylor’s bumper. 
8:10
LAP 225 – They went three wide around the lapped cars and now it’s Busch back underneath. 
8:10
Jeff Taylor now leads. 
8:10
Larry Gelinas is now a lap down. 
8:10
Jeff Taylor is under Kyle Busch for the lead. 
8:09
LAP 222 – Eddie MacDonald may have burned his stuff up. He is losing ground. 
8:09
LAP 220 – Jeff Taylor is making a wild push. Gets very loose into Turn One. 
8:09
Austin Theriault has closed up to the top three runners. 
8:08
We are working lap 219. 
8:08
Nick Sweet is looking under Jeff Taylor for second.
8:08
LAP 215

Kyle Busch
Taylor
Sweet
Theriault
Eddie Mac????
Brian Hoar
John Donahue
Shawn Martin
Eric Williams
Quinney Welch
Jeff Marshall
Randy Potter
Larry Gelinas
Dennis Spencer, Jr.

8:08
Kyle Busch, Jeff Taylor and Nick Sweet have a comfortable lead on the field. 
8:07
Chip Grenier has been lapped. 
8:07
We are getting too many comments to publish them all while watching the race, but we will post what we can in the time that we have to read them. 
8:07
Comment From Dave1450 

Looks like the comment thread is not working here. Oh well, thanks anyway. DS 

8:06
LAP 211 – Brian Hoar’s team is on pit road very confused about Eddie Mac’s situation and a bit angry since they were letting him go past. 
8:06
Eddie MacDonald is being shown fifth and on the lead lap on the track scoreboard. 
8:06
Comment From VERMONTA 

Sweet will show Busch how to get it done smooth 

8:06
Jean Paul Cyr has been lapped. 
8:06
Comment From Rich 

GO JEFF TAYLOR.THIS IS YOUR TRACK. YOUR RACE 

8:05
Comment From Denny Hamlin11 

Go Kyle we are all watching speed51 to see how you run! 

8:05
John Donahue has just shoved Eddie MacDonald up the track. 
8:05
Comment From megan 

Its time for the Kyle Busch Show!!! 

8:05
Comment From DJ-VT 

Pressure is going to mount 

8:04
Comment From lesher racing 

kyle is the man.. he’ll take taylor out 

8:04
Jeff Taylor just used the lapped car of Craig Bushey to maintain second on Nick Sweet. 
8:04
Comment From Charlotte 

It’s All racin boys and girls. Love it 

8:03
Comment From Dan 

Hmmmmm Geoff beats on local drivers Dick McCabe shows Geoff how its done here in Maine, do I hear history repeating its self? 

8:03
LAP 202
8:03
Nick Sweet is under Jeff Taylor for second. 
8:03
We just clicked off lap 200. 
8:02
Eddie MacDonald’s team has told Speed51.com that they do believe that they are down one lap. 
8:02
Comment From kmd04106 

Kyle better hope Taylor don’t get back to him too soon. Taylor will show Busch how the backstretch looks going backwards. 

8:01
Austin Theriault is now up to fourth. 
8:01
Nick Sweet is up to third. 
8:01
Jeff Taylor is catching Kyle Busch again. 
8:01
Jean Paul Cyr and Chip Grenier are also on the lead lap. 
8:00
Larry Gelinas runs 13th. 
8:00
Randy Potter runs 12th currently. 
8:00
Quinney Welch has passed Jeff Marshall for tenth. 
8:00
LAP 190 – You can feel the intensity rising a notch as three-wide becoming commonplace in the back. 
8:00
Eddie MacDonald and Jeff Marshall now round out the top ten. 
7:59
Comment From Fred ME 

good for theriault to run this well in his familys car after a not great start in the rpm stuff 

7:59
Brian Hoar runs eighth. 
7:59
Eric Williams is currently seventh. 
7:59
Shawn Martin is running sixth. 
7:59
Kyle may not do Winchester. He is probably trying to protect himself for the Chase.
7:59
John Donahue has settled into third ahead of Nick Sweet and Austin Theirault. 
7:58
We don’t see any body damage on Jeff Taylor’s car after those two hits from Kyle Busch. 
7:58
Comment From Eric 

After seeing Kyle run this summer, it is no fluke or surprise why he races on Sunday w/NASCAR. I can’t wait until the “Winchester 400” this year. The run for the gun. 

7:58
Kyle Busch is now pulling away. 
7:57
Lap 181 – Kyle Busch now leads. 
7:57
There has been more contact between Jeff Taylor and Kyle Busch. 
7:57
Kyle Busch has just given a shot to the rear of Jeff Taylor. 
7:57
Restart – Jeff Taylor stays out front. 
7:57
Jeff Taylor will restart ahead of Kyle Busch, John Donahue, Nick Sweet and Shawn Martin. 
7:56
There is some despute as to how many cars are being scored on the lead lap. We can safely say that between 14 and 16 cars are still on the lead lap right now. 
7:54
Eddie MacDonald lugs all four tires on. 
7:54
LAP 179 – RUNNING ORDER –

1 Jeff Taylor
2 Kyle Busch
3 John Donahue
4 Nick Sweet
5 Shawn Martin
6 Eric Williams
7 Austin Theriault
8 Quinney Welch

Potter, Cyr, and Hoar pitting.

7:52
Track officials are now holding Eddie MacDonald as it has been determined that he did not in fact lose a lap and can restart at the tail end of the field. 
7:52
Comment From kmd04106 

unfortunately, eddie became the caution he needed. 

7:51
Eddie MacDonald has lost a lap in that incident. There may have been a tire problem. 
7:51
The caution is out on lap 179. 
7:51
Eddie MacDonald has spun in turn two. 
7:50
Comment From Guest 

eddte mac needs a caution fast 

7:50
He’s run well too. Clinging to the tail of the lead lap, I believe. 
7:50
Comment From Chris in Groveton 

Marshall is one hell of a driver Im glad to hear he made the show tonight 

7:49
Believe Helliwell is two in the rears. 
7:49
Comment From J5 

Is there a best guess on how Wayne Helliwell is doing? I know he is one lap down. 

7:49
LAP 175 – RUNNING ORDER:

1 Jeff Taylor
2 Kyle Busch
3 Donahue
4 Shawn Martin
5 Nick Sweet
6 Theriault
7 Eric Williams
8 Randy Potter
9 Quinney Welch
10 Brian Hoar
11 Larry Gelinas

7:49
Travis Sterns has gone another lap down to leader Jeff Taylor. 
7:48
The lapped cars of Jeff Marshall and Tim Brackett just went three-wide with the lead lap car of Larry Gelinas. Contact was made. Nobody spun. 
7:48
LAP 169 – Potter, running in sixth, has only taken two tires coming up from 27th. 
7:48
Comment From Chris in Groveton 

whats potters strategy? is he going to stay out when the guys around him come in? 

7:47
Comment From Marci 

Thanks for providing this event for those of us who could not be there. 

7:47
No. 
7:47
Comment From Stoop 

Are Mike oe Ben Rowe in the race? 

7:47
Comment From chris 

THANK YOU FOR PROVIDING COVERAGE………One year removed from Maine now in Florida……. 

7:47
Quinney Welch is now in the top ten. Brian Hoar has slipped out of it. 
7:46
7:46
We hope you are enjoying our coverage of the TD Bank 250. It could not be possible without the help of Competition Auto Supply, who sponsored this weekend’s coverage. A big thanks to them and please check them out. 
7:46
We are working lap 164. 
7:46
Tommy Ricker has spun in turn one. There has been no caution yet. 
7:46
Just outside the top ten are Quinney Welch and Dennis Spencer. 
7:46
LAP 160 – Kyle Busch’s team says they are keeping Jeff Taylor in sight, going about 80 – 90%. They are more worried at this juncture about the other #88 – Nick Sweet. 
7:45
Dave Pembroke has been lapped. 
7:45
Just outside the top five are Nick Sweet, Austin Theirault, Eric Williams, Larry Gelinas and Brian Hoar. 
7:44
Jeff Taylor currently enjoys a comfortable lead on Kyle Busch, John Donahue, Shawn Martin and Randy Potter. 
7:44
Brian Hoar has passed Eddie MacDonald for the 10th position. 
7:43
LAP 153 – Dusk beginning to settle as the sun sets behind the grandstands. 
7:43
Randy Potter has passed Larry Gelinas for fifth. 
7:43
LAP 150 – Giving you a relative idea of pit strategies – Taylor and Busch have pitted on 113. Taylor only took two so he could come back. Donahue also came on 113. Eddie Mac is the only driver not to pit and runs around 6th. Brian Hoar took two on 135 and is just ahead of Nick Sweet, who took four, at the back of the top-ten. 
7:43
Craig Bushey, who is off the lead lap, has just slammed into the side of Dave Pembroke, who is on the lead lap. Both drivers kept it straight and continued on. 
7:42
We are now working lap 147. 
7:41
Larry Gelinas has passed Eddie MacDonald for sixth. 
7:41
LAP 146 – Al Hammond  hits pit road. 
7:41
Austin Theriault and Eric Williams have made contact while battling for lead lap positions. 
7:41
Eddie MacDonald has slid back to fifth. 
7:41
Shawn Martin is up to fourth. 
7:40
Don Wentworth has slid off the turn four banking. He kept going and no caution has come out. 
7:40
Shawn Martin has passed Randy Potter for fifth. 
7:40
Jeff Taylor is pulling away to a comfortable lead. 
7:39
LAP 139 – Top three – Taylor, Busch, Donahue – have broken away from the lapped machines that block up the rest.
7:39
Nothing is mandatory, but you need fuel for such a long race and tires do matter so use what you have. 
7:39
Comment From Pennsylvania 

Race Pit Requirements? Fuel, 2 tires, 4 tires? What is mandatory and/or necessary? 

7:39
Eddie MacDonald did not get a good restart. 
7:38
John Donahue is up to third. 
7:38
Kyle Busch is now up to second after a restart pass. 
7:38
Just outside the top five are Brian Hoar, Eric Williams, Shawn Martin, Larry Gelinas, Quinney Welch, Jean Paul Cyr and Dave Pembroke. 
7:38
Eddie Mac remained on the track. They are going to wait a little while in hopes of having the freshest tires of any one on this track if they pit from 150 onwards. 
7:37
Jeff Taylor has not talked to his pit crew in at least 60 laps. That’s a good thing according to his pit crew.

To Jeff Taylor, this is what the Daytona 500 was to Dale Earnhardt. So close, so many times to taking home the biggest prize of his career but bad luck has seemed to come up with just a few laps to go each time. 

7:37
Jeff Taylor currently leads Eddie MacDonald, Kyle Busch, Randy Potter and John Donahue. 
7:35
Four tires for Nick Sweet. Theriault takes his other two tires. 
7:35
Austin Theriault, Joey Pole, Chip Grenier, Shane Green and Dennis Spencer are among those who are pitting. 
7:35
Comment From act boy 

looks to me that kyle and hoar are riding 

7:35
Nick Sweet is pitting. 
7:34
LAP 135 – Pit stops. 
7:34
TJ Watson has pulled behind the pit wall. 
7:34
Al Hammond is pitting. 
7:34
Jeff White is out of the car and is okay. It looks like a tire might be down on his #50 Late Model. 
7:33
Graft? 
7:33
Comment From MWS 

What does it take to get a comment on here? 

7:33
The hood is up on TJ Watson’s car. 
7:32
TJ Watson has ducked down pit road. 
7:32
Jeff White has hit the backstretch wall to bring out the caution at lap 135. 
7:32
Currently, Jeff Taylor leads Nick Sweet, Eddie MacDonald, Kyle Busch and Randy Potter. 
7:32
Right now, the top three have clear race track ahead of them. 
7:31
Comment From rob 

if i owned a team, eddie mac would be my driver. 

7:31
Comment From diane 

GO POTTER!!!! 

7:31
Nick Sweet is hanging out about two car lengths behind leader Jeff Taylor. 
7:31
Comment From Marci 

Go Taylor!! 

7:31
LAP 131 – By pitting for four tires on the last caution, Kyle Busch is done pitting for the evening. 
7:31
Kyle Busch is now under Randy Potter for fourth. 
7:30
Randy Potter is now back to fourth. 
7:30
LAP 125 – HALFWAY – Jeff Taylor opening it up. 
7:30
Brian Hoar has just passed Randy Potter for fourth. 
7:30
We can not say who is down a lap for a number of these drivers. Restarts here are confusing because cars line up as they are on the track, not lead lap cars to the front. 
7:29
Randy Potter is now up to fourth. 
7:29
Comment From NJ 

how many cars on the lead lap? 

7:29
Lap 123 – Jeff Taylor now leads. 
7:29
Jeff Taylor is in second and chasing the leader. 
7:28
Jeff Taylor is under Eddie MacDonald for second. 
7:28
Jeff Taylor has closed up to the rear bumper of Eddie MacDonald’s second place car. 
7:28
LAP 120 
7:28
Nick Sweet has a two car length advantage on Eddie MacDonald. 
7:27
Jeff Taylor is now back up to third. 
7:26
Restart – lap 114. Nick Sweet pulls out to the lead again. 
7:26
LAP 113 – Running Order:

1 Nick Sweet
2 Eddie Mac
3 Jeff TAylor
4 Austin Theriault
5 Kyle Busch
6? Brian Hoar

7:26
The cars that pitted will restart from fifth on back. Jeff Taylor, Austin Theriault, Kyle Busch, randy Potter, Brian Hoar and John Donahue came out in that order. 
7:25
Ryan Vanasse did not enter this year’s Oxford 250. 
7:25
Comment From Tj 

Were is ryan v 

7:25
Brian Hoar took just one tire – a right rear. 
7:25
We have received reports that the tire issues that we’ve seen are with the sidewalls of the Goodyear tires. 
7:24
Brad Babb wrecked in the qualifying races and did not make the starting field for the 250. 
7:24
Comment From Pete 

How is Bead Baab doing? 

7:24
Cars pitting now should be able to go on this tank of fuel, yes.
7:24
Comment From Marci 

Can the cars go the rest of the way on fuel from this point? 

7:24
Comment From kmd04106 

Too bad for Tommy. Poor guy can never catch a break in the 250. 

7:24
Jeff Taylor was the first car out of the pits. 
7:23
Nick Sweet will now lead Eddie MacDonald, Dennis Spencer and Dave Pembroke. 
7:23
Austin Theriault, Quinney Welch, John Donahue, Shawn Martin, Randy Potter, Chip Grenier, Brian Hoar and others are also pitting. 
7:23
Taylor took two tires. 
7:22
Kyle Busch took four tires. 
7:22
Eddie MacDonald is staying out and now moves up to second place. 
7:22
Eddie Mac decided to stay out. 
7:22
Nick Sweet is staying out. 
7:21
Kyle Busch will also pit. 
7:21
Jeff Taylor is pulling down to pit. 
7:21
LAP 113 (GREEN FLAG count) – This will be a case where I think we will see a good mix of pit strategy when pits open. 
7:21
Tommy Ricker has limped back to pit road. 
7:20
There is a flat tire on Tommy Ricker’s car. 
7:20
Tommy Ricker has slid off turn three. The caution is out at lap 113. 
7:19
Several. You can read all about the heat races below on this page. 
7:19
Comment From Matt 

Were there any wrecks in the qualifying races today? 

7:18
Brock Davis, Wayne Helliwell and Patrick Laperle are all about to go another lap down. 
7:18
LAP 110 – Nearing halfway very quickly here in Oxford Plains, Maine. 
7:18
Comment From Marci 

So cool if Taylor could win! 

7:18
Scott Luce has now been lapped. 
7:18
Shawn Knight is slow on the track. 
7:17
Scott Luce is about to be lapped and he is giving the two leaders fits while they attempt to do so. 
7:17
Lap 105 – Brian Hoar and Eddie MacDonald are battling hard for seventh. 
7:17
Jeff Taylor just gave leader Nick Sweet a shot to the rear bumper. Sweet still leads. 
7:16
Polesitter Ben Ashline has at least lost three laps due to a flat tire. 
7:16
Comment From Teeberry 

Where is Ben Ashline? 

7:16
Comment From Rich 

Love to see Taylor win. 

7:16
Shane Green and Tim Brackett have been lapped. 
7:16
Nick Sweet just split lapped traffic to keep his lead. 
7:15
Travis Sterns has been lapped. 
7:15
Jeff Taylor is right on Nick Sweet’s bumper. 
7:15
LAP 100 – Running Order:

1 Nick Sweet
2 Jeff Taylor
3 Kyle Busch
4 Austin Theriault
5 Quinney Welch
6 John Donahue
7 Eddie MacDonald
8 Brian Hoar
9 Shawn Martin
10 Tommy Ricker
11 Dave Pembroke
12 Chip Grenier

7:14
Don Wentworth and Dave Farrington, Jr. have both gone another lap down. 
7:14
lap 94 – Joey Pole has been lapped. 
7:14
Jeff Taylor is catching leader Nick Sweet in heavy lapped traffic. 
7:13
Craig Bushey has gone another lap down. 
7:12
Joey Pole is very close to being lapped. 
7:12
Miles Chipman has been lapped. 
7:11
TJ Watson has just been lapped. 
7:11
LAP 84 – Brian Hoar has cracked the top-ten as he follows MacDonald forward. 
7:11
Eddie MacDonald is in the same truck arm car that he has won the past two Oxford 250s with. 
7:11
Comment From Jon 

Is Eddie Mac in his old truck arm car or the new car? 

7:11
Just outside the top 15 currently are Randy Potter, Eric Williams, Jeff Marshall, Travis Sterns and Scott Luce. 
7:09
Just outside the top ten currently are Dave Pembroke, Chip Grenier, Larry Gelinas, Dennis Spencer and Jean Paul Cyr. 
7:09
The top five are single file and spread out. 
7:08
Eddie MacDonald is now up to eighth. 
7:08
LAP 79 – Taylor is in his thirteenth Oxford 250. He has eight top-fives but the Maine legend has never won the 250. 
7:08
Brian Hoar has just worked his way into the top ten. 
7:07
Jeff Taylor now has clear track and is running down Nick Sweet. 
7:07
Brad Leighton is back on pit road. 
7:07
Shawn Martin, Tommy Ricker, Dave Pembroke, John Donahue and Eddie MacDonald are just outside the top five. 
7:06
Jamie Aube is slow on the track. 
7:06
Quinney Welch is now fifth. 
7:06
LAP 69 – Kyle Busch is very loose coming out of turn four as he tries to hang on to second. Jamie Aube hits pit road again. 
7:06
Austin Theirault is now up to fourth. 
7:06
Kyle Busch runs third. 
7:06
Jeff Taylor has settled into second. 
7:06
Nick Sweet has pulled away to a large lead. 
7:05
LAP 65 – Jeff White also had a right front down. 
7:05
Kyle Busch is now second – but only inches ahead of Jeff Taylor. 
7:05
Ben Ashline and Jeff White both hit pit road. Ashline definitely has a right front down. 
7:05
Ben Ashline is slow on the track as well. 
7:05
Restart – Nick Sweet leads as Jeff White fall fall back. 
7:04
Correction – That is Mark Lamberton in that particular #16 right now. Joey Becker and Mark Lamberton both run #16s for the same team. 
7:03
LAP 61 – Working caution still as cars beginning to double up. Leighton hits pit road again at the last possible moment.
7:03
The lapped car of Joey Becker will restart on the outside of the front row. 
7:02
Wayne Helliwell, Jr. lost a lap early so the team came in and made some adjustments to fix a super loose racecar. 
7:02
Brad Leighton is pulling out of his pit and is getting back on track. 
7:02
#16 of Mark Lamberton is the first car one lap down.
7:02
Al Hammond has also pitted. 
7:01
Going under the hood on Patrick Laperle’s car looking at shocks. Going under the hood of Joey Pole as well. 
7:00
Wayne Helliwell, Dave Farrington, Brock Davis, Craig Bushey, Patrick Laperle, Scott Luce, Randy Potter, Joey Pole, Shane Green, Tim Brackett and TJ Watson are all pitting under yellow. 
7:00
Pits are open. You can not lose a lap now from our understanding. 
7:00
LAP 61 – UNDER CAUTION – Race run to 250 GREEN LAPS but you can lose a lap under caution until the pits are open.

1 Nick Sweet
2 Jeff White
3 Ben Ashline
4 Kyle Busch
5 Jeff Taylor
6 Austin Theriault
7 Quinney Welch
8 Dave Pembroke
9 Shawn Martin
10  Tommy Ricker
11 Chip Grenier
12 John Donahue
13 Eddie Mac
14  Jeff Marshall
15 Brian Hoar 

6:59
TJ Watson did not pit, he just pulled around to the tail end of the lead lap cars after getting out of line. 
6:59
TJ Watson is pitting. He just barely stayed on the lead lap. 
6:58
Scott Luce has also indicated that he will be pitting. 
6:58
Jamie Aube is getting ready to go back down pit road. 
6:57
The right front tire is flat on Brad Leighton’s car. 
6:57
Brad Leighton has limped to pit road. 
6:57
Brad Leighton has now started back up again and is driving to pit road. 
6:56
The caution is now out at lap 61. 
6:56
Brad Leighton has stopped on the track. 
6:56
Brad Leighton is back on the track, but is going very slow. 
6:56
Bard Leighton has sailed off the track in turn two. 
6:56
Dave Farrington, Jr. has been lapped. 
6:56
Some of the big guns are coming, most notably Eddie Mac coming up to 14th by my count. 
6:55
Nick Sweet has led a lap. 
6:55
Jamie Aube decided to pit after falling two laps down and try to make it more competitive. 
6:55
Nick Sweet is looking under Jeff White for the lead. 
6:55
LAP 55 – Running Order

1  Jeff White
2 Nick Sweet
3 Ben Ashline
4 Kyle Busch
5 Jeff Taylor
6 Quinney Welch
7 Austin Theriault
8 Dave Pembroke
9 Shawn Martin
10  Tommy Ricker
11  Chip Grenier
12 Larry Gelinas 

6:55
Jeff White maintains the lead. 
6:55
Leader Jeff White and Craig Bushey have made contact. 
6:54
The top five are all together on the track right now – in heavy lapped traffic. 
6:54
Craig Bushey has been lapped. 
6:54
Jamie Aube is pitting under green. 
6:54
Wayne Helliwell, Jr. has just been lapped. he had gotten sideways after contact between his car and that of Craig Bushey. 
6:53
Comment From Troy Germain 

GO SWEET GO!!! 

6:53
Nick Sweet is closing in on the leader. 
6:52
Brock Davis has been lapped. 
6:52
LAP 45 
6:52
Don Wentworth has been lapped. 
6:52
Nick Sweet is now up to second. 
6:51
Jeff Taylor is under Kyle Busch in a battle for fifth. 
6:51
Nick Sweet has rocketed into third. 
6:50
Ben Ashline is making a bid under Quinney Welch for second. 
6:50
We just said Shawn Knight’s team went under the hood., Well, the car is now on fire. 
6:50
Jeff Taylor is closing up to fifth-placed Kyle Busch. 
6:50
Nick Sweet has closed up to third place Ben Ashline. 
6:50
Patrick Laperle is not letting the leader get too far ahead of him as he fights to get back on the lead lap. 
6:49
Knight’s team is now under the hood so eliminate him from any contenton today. 
6:49
Brock Davis and Don Wentworth are the next cars in line to be lapped. 
6:49
Patrick Laperle has been lapped. 
6:49
Knight’s team seems to be changing right side tires. 
6:49
Al Hammond has been lapped. 
6:48
Shawn Knight is off the pace and pitting under green. 
6:48
Jamie Aube has been lapped. 
6:48
Running in 15th on back currently are TJ Watson and Shane Green. 
6:48
Nick Sweet has passed Kyle Busch on the outside for the fourth position. 
6:47
LAP 30 
6:47
Just outside the top 10 are Dave Pembroke, Tommy Ricker, Travis Sterns and Larry Gelinas. 
6:47
Just outside the top five are Jeff Taylor, Austin Theriault, Shawn Martin, Shawn Knight and Chip Grenier. 
6:46
Jeff White currently leads Quinney Welch, Ben Ashline, Kyle Busch and Nick Sweet. 
6:46
There is about a half of a straightaway between the leader and the tail end of the field. 
6:45
Jeff White has an eight car length lead. 
6:45
Jeff Taylor and Austin Theriault are battling for sixth with Shawn Knight. 
6:44
LAP 20 
6:44
Nick Sweet has moved up to fifth. 
6:44
Lap 18 – Quinney Welch is now second. 
6:44
Quinney Welch is making a move on second place Ben Ashline. 
6:44
The top three have a half of a straightaway on fourth place Kyle Busch. 
6:43
Kyle Busch has settled into fourth. 
6:43
Quinney Welch has closed in on the first two runners. 
6:43
Yes. So Ben Ashline just made himself a cool $1200 
6:43
Comment From watsonglassvt 

doea this still pay 100 per lead lap led 

6:43
Jeff White has passed Ben Ashline for the lead at lap 13. 
6:43
Green flag for the 38th Annual TD Bank 250 (Speed51.com Photo)
6:42
Lap 12 – Ben Ashline has about one car length on Jeff White. Those two have broken away from the field. 
6:41
ACT teams in attendance honor their tradition of waving pit flags on pace laps (Speed51.com Photo)
6:41
Lap eight – Ben Ashline still leads. 
6:41
Kyle Busch is pulling out to attempt and pass Shawn Knight for fourth. 
6:41
The top four are single file. 
6:41
Al Hammond is dropping back through the field. 
6:41
Lap five – Ben Ashline is putting a little bit of distance between himself and Jeff White. 
6:40
Shawn Knight is running fourth just inches ahead of Kyle Busch. 
6:40
Quinney Welch has settled into third. 
6:40
Lap two – Jeff White has closed right up to Ben Ashline. 
6:39
Jeff White has moved to second. 
6:39
The field completed the first lap clean and green. 
6:39
Ben Ashline will lead lap one. 
6:39
Ben Ashline leads into turn one. 
6:39
The pace car is off the track. 
6:39
We will go green this time by. 
6:38
The lights are off on the pace car. 
6:38
No. 
6:38
Comment From Bill 

is there radio coverage of the race? 

6:38
The field is closing up nose-to-tail and side-by-side. 
6:38
There will be another pace lap. The fans are getting even more excited. 
6:37
It looks be one lap to go until green the next time by. 
6:36
The field has doubled up. 
6:36
The speed of the pace laps has picked up. 
6:36
The teams have lowered their battle flags and gone back behind the pit wall…Guns N’ Roses plays on over the PA. 
6:36
Most of the fans are now on their feet. 
6:35
Reminder that all teams were given 8 tires for the weekend. So other than the four they have on now, they have four tires to change. Kyle Busch’s team has said any time after Lap 120 is the optimal time to take tires. 
6:35
The track is now playing the Guns N’ Roses “Welcome to the Jungle” classic over the PA system. The crowd is excited, the teams are waving their battle flags and we’re close to going racing. 
6:33
Every car in the field was able to fire up and no push trucks were needed to get anyone rolling. 
6:33
Starting Lineup – 38th Annual TD Bank 250

1st 1st – Heat 1 15 Ben Ashline
2nd 1st – Heat 2 78 Quinney Welch
3rd 1st – Heat 3 50ME Jeff White
4th 1st – Heat 4 25 Shawn Knight
5th 1st – Heat 5 51 Kyle Busch
6th 1st – Heat 6 94ME Shawn Martin
7th 2nd – Heat 1 04ME T.J. Watson
8th 2nd – Heat 2 0ME Shane Green
9th 2nd – Heat 3 88VT Nick Sweet
10th 2nd – Heat 4 88ME Jeff Taylor
11th 2nd – Heat 5 57 Austin Theriault
12th 2nd – Heat 6 37 Larry Gelinas
13th 3rd – Heat 1 9VT Chip Grenier
14th 3rd – Heat 2 32NH Jeff Marshall
15th 3rd – Heat 3 44 Dave Pembroke
16th 3rd – Heat 4 07 Scott Luce
17th 3rd – Heat 5 85 Travis Stearns
18th 3rd – Heat 6 52NH Miles Chipman
19th 4th – Heat 1 6ME Tommy Ricker
20th 4th – Heat 2 1 Al Hammond
21st 4th – Heat 3 23ME Dave Farrington, Jr.
22nd 4th – Heat 4 7VT Eric Williams
23rd 4th – Heat 5 05 Craig Bushey
24th 4th – Heat 6 26VT John Donahue
25th 1st – Consi 1 37VT Brian Hoar
26th 1st – Consi 2 17MA Eddie MacDonald
27th 1st – Consi 3 02NH Randy Potter
28th 2nd – Consi 1 3ME Dennis Spencer, Jr.
29th 2nd – Consi 2 55NH Brad Leighton
30th 2nd – Consi 3 60 Tim Brackett
31st 3rd – Consi 1 47 Brockton Davis
32nd 3rd – Consi 2 97NH Joey Pole
33rd 3rd – Consi 3 16NY Mark Lamberton
34th 1st – LCQ 1 91 Patrick Laperle
35th 1st – LCQ 2 27 Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
36th 1st – LCQ 3 32 Jean-Paul Cyr
37th Prov. 63NH Donnie Wentworth
38th Prov. 41 Jamie Aube 

6:33
There are expected to be four pace laps before the race goes green. 
6:32
The competitors are now rolling along the track. 
6:32
Comment From J5 

vvvrroommm, vvvrroommm its 250 time! 

6:32
Comment From Joey 

remembering the roots of of real racing… about to enjoy the 250 in Carolina via the internet and Speed51, Thanks! 

6:31
Comment From Eric Penza 

kyle busch biggest wheelman in racing…lets go!!!! 

6:31
Comment From Guest 

Drivers from Coos County in Northern NH mke up more than 10% of todays field. Way to represent! 78NH, 02NH, 32 and 47 

6:31
Comment From Richjr 

Go Ben Ashline from the Thibeault Family good luck!! 

6:31
Command to fire engines. 
6:31
Comment From Norm D 

Just got out of work after a short night – looking forward to following you!……….great work as always boys! 

6:31
Comment From PD Inc. 

good luck to Dave Pembroke and PBR team 

6:28
For those of you who have never been to a New England race, they also play the Canadian National Anthem before the American. 
6:27
Invocation. National Anthem. 
6:26
Comment From bucko branham 

good luck patrick , pole, bushey and lamberton 

6:26
Comment From Ted_VT 

Good Luck Brian Hoar #37, from your fans in Vermont 

6:25
Pretty full. Maybe not 100% but definitely above 95% percent. Perfect weather too. 
6:25
Comment From nsfan 

how’s the crowd today? 

6:25
Comment From Troy Germain 

Congrats to all of the 250 Rookies!! Great job! 

6:24
Ben Ashline – Says its a “true honor” to lead the field tonight. He “can’t believe it” 
6:23
Comment From Chris in Groveton 

Way to go Jeff Marshall!!! Im pullin for Marshall,Potter,Welch,and Davis. 

6:23
Comment From Guest 

good luck Eddie Macdonald from the your fans in Pa 

6:23
Comment From Kart96 

Thats quite an accomplishment for Ben Ashline, it would be nice to see him have a good run 

6:23
The winning 50/50 ticket has just been drawn. The winner will take home over $3,000. 
6:22
Ben Ashline taking his pole award (Speed51.com Photo)
6:22
The drivers have been told to work their way to their cars. Driver introductions are over. 
6:22
Timing is everything in business – we have noticed that one of the concession stands here at Oxford is celebrating the raceday of the 250 by raising all of their prices by one dollar over the rest of the weekend. There is still a long line to grab slices of pizza despite the price increase. 
6:21
Austin Theirault is behind the wheel of his family’s #57 Late Model tonight. Theirault drives the #57 for RPM Motorsports on the ACT Late Model Tour, but rolls out the family car for open Late Model shows. 
6:20
Jeff Taylor – We asked him if this is the year he finally wins the Oxford 250. “I’ll tell you in two hours” 
6:20
Kyle Busch – “Looking forward to taking the sour cream and cheese dip [Helluva Good Dips are is sponsor today] to Victory Lane today” 
6:20
Comment From The Kings 

Good Luck Austin Theriault from all of your fans in Aroostook County 

6:20
Comment From Derek 

fun fact-polesitter ben ashline actually works for jeff taylor at his chassis shop, distance race chassis. 

6:20
Kyle Busch was just introduced to an interesting mix of cheers and boos. 
6:19
The cars are all lined up angled towards the grandstands for tonight’s race. There are well over one hundred well-wishers milling around the fronstretch as each driver is announced to the crowd ona small stage at the start-finish line. Many fans who will be watching the race from the grandstands have worked their way down to the fence to cheer and yell messages to their favorite drivers. They are stacked three and four deep in some places. 
6:17
Comment From Charlotte 

Good Luck Kyle your fans are Rooting for ya!! and there are a lot of us : ) 

6:17
Speaking of Maine sporting events, Oxford track owner Bill Ryan, Jr. is also an owner of the Maine Red Claw basketball team that plays its home games in Portland. 
6:16
Traditionally, the Oxford 250 sports the biggest crowd of any Maine sporting event during the year. 
6:16
Comment From Mike Ray 

Wil this be the largest sports crowd in Maine this year? 

6:16
Patrick Laperle – It’s a long way to the front, but we’re going to get there. 
6:16
Eddie MacDonald during driver intros as he goes for three straight (Speed51.com Photo)
6:15
Not sure we would describe Dover as Southern New Hampshire – especially compared to Coos County. 
6:15
Comment From J5 

Wayne Helliwell Jr is from Dover thats middle to northern NH too. 

6:13
We just caught up with Laura LaChance, who is spotting for Eddie MacDonald in tonight’s race. She admits to having a few butterflies before the race and to being a little bit superstitious as well. LaChance made sure that she is sitting in the same exact spot of the spotters’ section as she did last year when MacDonald won. 
6:12
Comment From wish i was there NH 

Good Luck to the 4 northern NH dirvers 78,02.32,47 

6:11
The frontstretch prior to the Oxford 250 (Speed51.com)
6:11
We asked Brad Leighton how he liked his chances tonight and he was a man of few words, but his smile gave away the fact that he is optimistic about the race. “We’ll be okay,” was his response. 
6:08
Eddie MacDonald just told us that they have a “good” car but not a “great” car. However, he still seems confident he can find his way to the front. 
6:07
This is the 38th annual running of the TD Bank 250. So perhaps its fitting we have 38 cars here tonight. And each and every one has parked on the frontstretch with the drivers saluting the crowd. 
6:02
Cars have just begun rolling onto the track for driver intros (Speed51.com Photo)
6:01
Teams preparing pit boxes for the Oxford 250 (Speed51.com)
5:58
Just got the official lineup from OPS. No changes from our unofficial list except OPS provisional is 37th, past champion provisional is 38th . Here it is one more time if you missed it.

1st 1st – Heat 1 15 Ben Ashline
2nd 1st – Heat 2 78 Quinney Welch
3rd 1st – Heat 3 50ME Jeff White
4th 1st – Heat 4 25 Shawn Knight
5th 1st – Heat 5 51 Kyle Busch
6th 1st – Heat 6 94ME Shawn Martin
7th 2nd – Heat 1 04ME T.J. Watson
8th 2nd – Heat 2 0ME Shane Green
9th 2nd – Heat 3 88VT Nick Sweet
10th 2nd – Heat 4 88ME Jeff Taylor
11th 2nd – Heat 5 57 Austin Theriault
12th 2nd – Heat 6 37 Larry Gelinas
13th 3rd – Heat 1 9VT Chip Grenier
14th 3rd – Heat 2 32NH Jeff Marshall
15th 3rd – Heat 3 44 Dave Pembroke
16th 3rd – Heat 4 07 Scott Luce
17th 3rd – Heat 5 85 Travis Stearns
18th 3rd – Heat 6 52NH Miles Chipman
19th 4th – Heat 1 6ME Tommy Ricker
20th 4th – Heat 2 1 Al Hammond
21st 4th – Heat 3 23ME Dave Farrington, Jr.
22nd 4th – Heat 4 7VT Eric Williams
23rd 4th – Heat 5 05 Craig Bushey
24th 4th – Heat 6 26VT John Donahue
25th 1st – Consi 1 37VT Brian Hoar
26th 1st – Consi 2 17MA Eddie MacDonald
27th 1st – Consi 3 02NH Randy Potter
28th 2nd – Consi 1 3ME Dennis Spencer, Jr.
29th 2nd – Consi 2 55NH Brad Leighton
30th 2nd – Consi 3 60 Tim Brackett
31st 3rd – Consi 1 47 Brockton Davis
32nd 3rd – Consi 2 97NH Joey Pole
33rd 3rd – Consi 3 16NY Mark Lamberton
34th 1st – LCQ 1 91 Patrick Laperle
35th 1st – LCQ 2 27 Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
36th 1st – LCQ 3 32 Jean-Paul Cyr
37th Prov. 63NH Donnie Wentworth
38th Prov. 41 Jamie Aube

5:54
Keith Rocco was one of the biggest names sent packing early. (Speed51.com Photo)
5:54
Yes. 38 starters tonight. 
5:54
Comment From Guest 

Are Aube and Wentworth the only provisionals? 

5:53
Yes, sorry, forgot to trim the provisionals off the list. Correcting.
5:53
Comment From watsonglassvt 

I thought you said jaime aube was in by prov. 

5:49
Here are the drivers who failed to qualify for the TD Bank 250:

55vt Brent Dragon
52 Bruce Haley
15VT Joey Laquerre
29 Ricky Morse
33 Josh St. Clair
10 Jim Childs
9 Derek Kneeland
8 Calvin Rose, Jr.
7nc Ben Lynch
02vt Russell Clark
50x Joey Doyon
28 Steve Minott
27me Doug Coombs
71nh Scott Dragon
15x Jay Laquerre
21 Jean-Francois Dery
51me Ricky Rolfe
8 Donnie Lashua
26me Corey Morgan
36 Alex Labbe
12 Nick Reno
6x Cris Michaud
59 Aaron Ricker
14 Chris Smith
12ri Bobby Pelland
31 Spencer MacPherson
3 Willy Pelotte
70 Jeff Morgan
28x Mark Cooper
1ct Keith Rocco
40 Eric Chase
84 Matt Sanborn
71 Gary Chaisson
28me Rowland Robinson, Jr.
7me Glen Luce
16vt Joey Becker
61 T.J. Brackett
17 Jason Palmer
70nh Darren Ripley
72 Chris Coolidge
77ma James Linardy
1vt Brett Wheeler
9k Kyle Gallant 

5:47
This was the difference between starting 1st and starting 7th in today’s TD Bank 250 (Speed51.com Photo)
5:46
Ben Ashline, the polesitter, has finished 25th and 26th in his only two Oxford 250 starts. 
5:43
First time starters of the Oxford 250 this year:

Jeff Marshall
Austin Theriault
Chip Grenier
Miles Chipman
Dave Farrington, Jr.
Craig Bushey
Brockton Davis
Mark Lamberton 

5:30
Teams pulling out pit boxes. If your driver is not on the lineup we just posted below, I’m sorry to say they did not make the race. 
5:23
Here Is the UNOFFICIAL starting lineup for today’s TD Bank 250:

1st 1st – Heat 1 15 Ben Ashline
2nd 1st – Heat 2 78 Quinney Welch
3rd 1st – Heat 3 50ME Jeff White
4th 1st – Heat 4 25 Shawn Knight
5th 1st – Heat 5 51 Kyle Busch
6th 1st – Heat 6 94ME Shawn Martin
7th 2nd – Heat 1 04ME T.J. Watson
8th 2nd – Heat 2 0ME Shane Green
9th 2nd – Heat 3 88VT Nick Sweet
10th 2nd – Heat 4 88ME Jeff Taylor
11th 2nd – Heat 5 57 Austin Theriault
12th 2nd – Heat 6 37 Larry Gelinas
13th 3rd – Heat 1 9VT Chip Grenier
14th 3rd – Heat 2 32NH Jeff Marshall
15th 3rd – Heat 3 44 Dave Pembroke
16th 3rd – Heat 4 07 Scott Luce
17th 3rd – Heat 5 85 Travis Stearns
18th 3rd – Heat 6 52NH Miles Chipman
19th 4th – Heat 1 6ME Tommy Ricker
20th 4th – Heat 2 1 Al Hammond
21st 4th – Heat 3 23ME Dave Farrington, Jr.
22nd 4th – Heat 4 7VT Eric Williams
23rd 4th – Heat 5 05 Craig Bushey
24th 4th – Heat 6 26VT John Donahue
25th 1st – Consi 1 37VT Brian Hoar
26th 1st – Consi 2 17MA Eddie MacDonald
27th 1st – Consi 3 02NH Randy Potter
28th 2nd – Consi 1 3ME Dennis Spencer, Jr.
29th 2nd – Consi 2 55NH Brad Leighton
30th 2nd – Consi 3 60 Tim Brackett
31st 3rd – Consi 1 47 Brockton Davis
32nd 3rd – Consi 2 97NH Joey Pole
33rd 3rd – Consi 3 16NY Mark Lamberton
34th 1st – LCQ 1 91 Patrick Laperle
35th 1st – LCQ 2 27 Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
36th 1st – LCQ 3 32 Jean-Paul Cyr
37th Prov. 41 Jamie Aube
38th Prov. 63NH Donnie Wentworth

5:22
There are no ACT provisional for this race. While the cars are ACT-spec Late Models, this is not an actual ACT race. 
5:22
Comment From J5 

Will there be ACT provisionals or does Oxford choose them all? 

5:22
Jean-Paul Cyr only has two TD Bank 250 starts with finishes of 43rd and 33rd. But he will get a chance to improve on that today as he is the final car to qualify. 
5:21
Jean Paul Cyr has won the final Last Chance race for the TD Bank Oxford 250. 
5:20
No, Don Wentworth will get the provisional as he is currently second in points to Jeff White – who has already qualified. 
5:20
Comment From advjrchamp 

corey morgan going to get a provisnal he is the highest local point runner not in yet? 

5:18
James Linardy has pulled off the track. 
5:18
At lap eight, Jean Paul Cyr still enjoys a strong lead. 
5:17
Various cars that were in the lineups have since withdrawn or not made the starting grid. 
5:17
Comment From Guest 

How is there 17 cars in the first 2 and only 13 in the last one? 

5:17
Glen Luce has now moved up to fourth. 
5:16
We are only two laps into this Last Chance race, but Jean Paul Cyr already has a large lead. 
5:16
Eric Chase is settling into second while Matt Sanborn and Gary Chaisson battle for third. 
5:15
Start – Jean Paul Cyr leads. 
5:14
It appears that the two available provisionals will go to Jamie Aube (previous winner) and Don Wentworth (Oxford regular). 
5:13
The last chance to earn your way into the TD Bank 250 without having to hope for a provisional.

LAST CHANCE RACE #3 – LINEUP:

1 40 Eric Chase
2 32vt Jean-Paul Cyr
3 84 Matt Sanborn
4 71 Gary Chaisson
5 28me Rowland Robinson, Jr.
6 7me Glen Luce
7 16vt Joey Becker
8 61 T.J. Brackett
9 17 Jason Palmer
10 70nh Darren Ripley
11 72 Chris Coolidge
12 77ma James Linardy
13 1vt Brett Wheeler

5:13
The final Last Chance race is now taking its pace laps. 
5:13
Comment From J5 

Great job Wayne.. 

5:13
Comment From Rich 

Wayne is a class act. Builds his own chassis. His dad iWayne Sr. s a great racer as well 

5:12
JF Dery finished second with Ricky Rolfe, Corey Morgan and Donnie Lashua rounding out the top five finishers. 
5:12
Wayne Helliwell, Jr. has won the second Last Chance race. 
5:11
Ricky Rolfe just got completely sideways chasing second place. 
5:11
JF Dery is now settling into second.
5:11
The battle for second is allowing Wayne Helliwell, Jr. to pull away slightly. 
5:11
There are three laps to go. 
5:11
Ricky Rolfe is taking another attempt at passing JF Dery for second. 
5:10
JF Dery has closed up to leader Wayne Helliwell, Jr. 
5:10
We are now working lap 14. 
5:09
The top three are breaking away from the battle for fourth. 
5:09
Corey Morgan and Donnie Lashua just made contact battling for fourth. 
5:08
We are now at lap nine. 
5:08
Ricky Rolfe is looking under JF Dery for second. 
5:08
Wayne Helliwell, Jr. is pulling away to a slight lead. 
5:08
Yes, only the winner. 
5:08
Comment From Guest 

How many transfer, just winner? 

5:08
Corey Morgan has slipped back to fifth. 
5:08
Corey Morgan has just ran into the back of Ricky Rolfe. Both drivers gathered it back up. This isn’t the first time today that Morgan and Rolfe have made contact. 
5:07
Donnie Lashua and Corey Morgan currently round out the top five. Those five have pulled away from the rest of the field. 
5:06
Ricky Rolfe runs third. 
5:06
Wayne Helliwell, Jr. has slid under Dery for the lead. 
5:06
Start – JF Dery leads down the backstretch. 
5:05
Keith Rocco never rolled out on the grid. 
5:04
LAST CHANCE RACE #2 – LINEUP:

1 27nh Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
2 21 Jean-Francois Dery
3 51me Ricky Rolfe
4 8 Donnie Lashua
5 26me Corey Morgan
6 36 Alex Labbe
7 41vt Jamie Aube
8 12 Nick Reno
9 6x Cris Michaud
10 59 Aaron Ricker
11 14 Chris Smith
12 12ri Bobby Pelland
13 31 Spencer MacPherson
14 3 Willy Pelotte
15 70 Jeff Morgan
16 28x Mark Cooper
17 1ct Keith Rocco

5:03
The last chance races are often called the hooligan race. I believe that the winner’s purse is $1,500, but I’m not completely sure. 
5:03
Comment From Richjr 

Is ther gonna be a hooligan race where the winner can either take a $1,000 bucks or transfer into the 250? 

5:03
The rundown will be set after these last chance races and provisionals.
5:03
Comment From wish i was there NH 

do u have a rundown for the 250 yet? 

5:03
The second last chance race is set to roll out. 
5:02
Patrick Laperle has won the first last chance race. 
5:01
Jay Laquerre, Jimmy Childs and Doug Coombs currently round out the top five. 
5:01
There are four laps to go in this last chance race. 
5:00
Patrick Laperle is hugging the bottom of the track and Brent Dragon is looking to his outside. They are racing hard, but avoiding contact so far. 
5:00
Right now, this is a two car race between Patrick Laperle and Brent Dragon. Both are pulling away from the rest of the field and there is almost no room between the two proven winners. 
4:59
Read on and you will see. 
4:59
Comment From wish i was there NH 

Wuts happening over there now? 

4:58
Brent Dragon is looking to the outside of Patrick Laperle for the lead at lap six. 
4:57
Lap two – Brent Dragon is now up to second place. 
4:57
Start – Patrick Laperle and Bruce Haley made contact coming to the green flag as Laperle kept the lead. 
4:53
We caught up with Ricky Rolfe and learned more about his disqualification after crossing the finish line first in his heat race earlier today.

Rolfe was disqualified for having too high of a tread width on his front end. The team traced the issue to a defective wheel. The team has met with Basset officials at the track to try and get to the bottom of the issue.

The infraction would not have been caught in pre-race technical inspection because tires were changed a few times before the heat race took place.

Rolfe is still trying to make it into the starting field of the Oxford 250 through the last chance race that he will run in just a few minutes. 

4:53
This battle in the fifth heat gave Craig Bushey (#05) a spot while Glen Luce (#7) and Randy Potter (#02NH) had to wait til the consi to lock in (Speed51.com)
4:53
Last Chance Qualifier #1 – Lineup:

1 91 Patrick Laperle
2 55vt Brent Dragon
3 52 Bruce Haley
4 15VT Joey Laquerre
5 29 Ricky Morse
6 33 Josh St. Clair
7 10 Jim Childs
8 9 Derek Kneeland
9 8 Calvin Rose, Jr.
10 7nc Ben Lynch
11 02vt Russell Clark
12 50x Joey Doyon
13 28 Steve Minott
14 27me Doug Coombs
15 71nh Scott Dragon
16 63 Don Wentworth
17 15x Jay Laquerre

4:50
Last Chance #1 of 3 coming up next. 
4:45
Brett Wheeler’s day ended in the frontstretch wall during the final heat (Speed51.com Photo)
4:42
Joey Pole slid off the track in his heat, but transferred in via the Consi (Speed51.com Photo)
4:40
Jeff Taylor finished third in his qualifying heat to make the race, but will have to repair some nose damage from contact (Speed51.com Photo)
4:40
Ricky Rolfe flashes under the checkers for his heat, though it proved to be all for naught (Speed51.com Photo)
4:39
Kyle Busch won Heat #5 going away (Speed51.com Photo)
4:39
James Linardy (#77MA) spins in Heat #4 (Speed51.com)
4:39
Here’s some more action shots from Qualifying Heats.
4:38
We are trying to get through the Strickly Stock feature, but have had three cautions in just one green flag lap completed. 
4:26
Comment From vcarr 

All 4 Northern NH drivers are in the 250 – Welch, Marshall, Potter and Davis. These drivers are/were regulars at Riverside Speedway and White Mountains Motorsports Park…WAY TO GO!!!!! 

4:25
Comment From mod47dirt 

The Speed 51 gang does an absolute outstanding job at live coverage of every event they do. Only wish that they could cover all the K&N East races Keep up the good work, maybe some of your secrets will wander over to NASCAR Home Track coverage ! 

4:25
Unofficial Lineup Right Now:

38th Annual TD Bank 250 Lineup
1st 1st – Heat 1 15 Ben Ashline
2nd 1st – Heat 2 78 Quinney Welch
3rd 1st – Heat 3 50ME Jeff White
4th 1st – Heat 4 25 Shawn Knight
5th 1st – Heat 5 51 Kyle Busch
6th 1st – Heat 6 94ME Shawn Martin
7th 2nd – Heat 1 04ME T.J. Watson
8th 2nd – Heat 2 0ME Shane Green
9th 2nd – Heat 3 88VT Nick Sweet
10th 2nd – Heat 4 88ME Jeff Taylor
11th 2nd – Heat 5 57 Austin Theriault
12th 2nd – Heat 6 37 Larry Gelinas
13th 3rd – Heat 1 9VT Chip Grenier
14th 3rd – Heat 2 32NH Jeff Marshall
15th 3rd – Heat 3 44 Dave Pembroke
16th 3rd – Heat 4 7 Scott Luce
17th 3rd – Heat 5 85 Travis Stearns
18th 3rd – Heat 6 52NH Miles Chipman
19th 4th – Heat 1 6ME Tommy Ricker
20th 4th – Heat 2 1 Al Hammond
21st 4th – Heat 3 23ME Dave Farrington, Jr.
22nd 4th – Heat 4 7VT Eric Williams
23rd 4th – Heat 5 5 Craig Bushey
24th 4th – Heat 6 26VT John Donahue
25th 1st – Consi 1 37VT Brian Hoar
26th 1st – Consi 2 17MA Eddie MacDonald
27th 1st – Consi 3 02NH Randy Potter
28th 2nd – Consi 1 3ME Dennis Spencer, Jr.
29th 2nd – Consi 2 55NH Brad Leighton
30th 2nd – Consi 3 60 Tim Brackett
31st 3rd – Consi 1 47 Brocton Davis
32nd 3rd – Consi 2 97NH Joey Pole
33rd 3rd – Consi 3 16NY Mark Lamberton
34th 1st – LCQ 1
35th 1st – LCQ 2
36th 1st – LCQ 3
37th Prov.
38th Prov.
39th Prov.

4:23
The Strictly Stock feature is next. 
4:23
Among those not making the show ere Eric Chase, Jean Paul Cyr and Matt Sanborn. 
4:22
Randy Potter has won the third consi over Tim Brackett and Joey Becker. 
4:21
We are now at lap 15. 
4:21
Eric Chase and Matt Sanborn are fighting hard for fourth. 
4:20
Tim Brackett is back up to second place. 
4:20
Restart – Randy Potter still leads. 
4:19
Chris Coolidge will also restart at the rear of the field. 
4:19
Tim Brackett has been moved to third. 
4:18
There is some dispute as to where Tim Brackett will restart. 
4:18
Matt Sanborn is being scored in fourth – just outside a transfer spot. 
4:18
Currently, Randy Potter leads Joey Becker and Eric Chase in the transfer spots. 
4:18
Glen Luce has been sent to the rear for his role in starting that incident. 
4:17
No. The plus/minus system is used in ACT Late Model competition, but has never been used in the Oxford 250. 
4:17
Comment From act boy 

i thought the plus minus was being used 

4:16
The caution is out at lap 11. 
4:16
Mark Lamberton, TJ Brackett and Glen Luce just made contact in turn four – which sent Brackett spinning around. Tim Brackett also spun. 
4:16
Glen Luce just made hard contact into the side of TJ Brackett. Both drivers kept it straight though. 
4:15
Restart – Randy Potter still leads. 
4:15
Timing and scoring has moved Tim Brackett to fourth. 
4:15
Just outside the transfer spots are Joey Becker, Tim Brackett, Chris Coolidge, Eric Chase, Gary Chiasson, Matt Sanborn, Rowland Robinson, Mark Lamberton, Darren Ripley, Jason Palmer, James Linardy and Jean Paul Cyr. 
4:13
Currently, Randy Potter, TJ Brackett and Glen Luce hold down the transfer spots. 
4:13
The caution has come out on lap 10. 
4:13
Jean Paul Cyr has spun in turn four. 
4:13
Glen Luce is settling into third place. 
4:12
Mark Lamberton has gotten very loose. 
4:11
We are now at lap four. 
4:11
TJ Brackett is now up to second place as Randy Potter runs away from the field. 
4:11
Eric Chase has sailed sideways up the track. 
4:11
The Bracketts – father Tim and son TJ are right at the heels of the battle for second and third. 
4:10
Eric Chase is battling back to retake second. 
4:10
Glen Luce has worked his way to second. 
4:10
Start – Randy Potter leads into turn one. 
4:10
The pace car is off. 
4:10
Kyle Gallant has pulled out of this heat race for mechanical reasons. 
4:09
Brett Wheeler is also not going to start this consi after his hard wreck. 
4:09
Brad Babb will not make the starting call for this consi event. 
4:08
Here’s the lineup for your third and final consi race:

1 02nh Randy Potter
2 40 Erich Chase
3 7me Glen Luce
4 60 Tim Brackett
5 61 T.J. Brackett
6 72 Chris Coollidge
7 16ny Mark Lamberton
8 84 Matt Sanborn
9 32vt Jean-Paul Cyr
10 71 Gary Chiasson
11 16vt Joey Becker
12 70nh Darren Ripley
13 17 Jason Palmer
14 4 Bradley Babb
15 77ma James Linardy
16 1vt Brett Wheeler
17 9k Kyle Gallant
18 28me Rowland Robinson, Jr.

4:08
Heat #5 Action (Speed51.com Photo)
4:08
The Oxford Plains Speedway track announcer has just commented that the move that Corey Morgan made on Ricky Rolfe was contact “as blatant as they come” and that race officials will be talking to Morgan. 
4:07
Pace laps for the third consi race are underway. 
4:07
Comment From Knowlton 88X 

eddie mac gettin her done!! 

4:07
With this victory by Eddie MacDonald, it will transfer the past champions’ provisional to two-time winner Jamie Aube. 
4:06
Spencer MacPherson spun on the final lap. 
4:06
Eddie MacDonald has won the second consi over Brad Leighton and Joey Pole. 
4:06
Ricky Rolfe has made a great save after heavy contact from Corey Morgan. 
4:06
Corey Morgan and Ricky Rolfe are making heavy contact. 
4:06
Ricky Rolfe is up to sixth. 
4:05
Eddie MacDonald is pulling away. 
4:05
Ricky Rolfe is back up to seventh. 
4:05
We are now under caution at lap 16. 
4:03
Willy Pilotte has spun after contact from Bobby Pelland. 
4:02
JF Dery is now up to fifth. 
4:02
The third, and final transfer spot, is changing on just about every lap. Right now, Joey Pole holds a very slight advantage. 
4:01
Joey Pole is now back to third. 
4:01
Wayne Helliwell, Jr. is now back to third. 
4:01
Corey Morgan is now up to fifth. 
4:01
Eddie MacDonald is stretching his lead. 
4:00
We are working lap eight. 
4:00
Joey Pole is back to third. 
4:00
Keith Rocco has gone to the pit area. 
4:00
Wayne Helliwell, Jr. has just snuck into the third and final transfer spot. 
3:59
Brad Leighton has settled into second with Joey Pole moving up to third. 
3:59
Eddie MacDonald now leads. 
3:59
Brad Leighton, Eddie MacDonald and Keith Rocco will hold the transfer spots on this restart. 
3:56
The caution is out at lap two. 
3:56
Nick Reno was also caught in that incident. 
3:56
Jeff Morgan has spun after contact from Corey Morgan. 
3:56
Keith Rocco and Eddie MacDonald are fighting hard for second. 
3:56
Green Flag – Brad Leighton is leading. 
3:55
The lights are out on the pace car for consi number two. 
3:54
Just outside the transfer spots are Doub Coombs, Patrick Laperle, Ricky Morse, Jay Laquerre, Bruce Haley, Derek Kneeland, Brent Dragon, Jimmy Childs, Joey Laquerre and others. 
3:54
Consilation Race #2 Lineup:

1 55nh Brad Leighton
2 1ct Keith Rocco
3 17ma Eddie MacDonald
4 97 Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.
5 31 Spencer MacPherson
6 6x Cris Michaud
7 41vt Jamie Aube
8 14 Chris Smith
9 27nh Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
10 12ri Bobby Pelland
11 21 Jean-Francois Dery
12 36 Alex Labbe
13 12 Nick Reno
14 70 jeff Morgan
15 26me Corey Morgan
16 28x Mark Cooper
17 3 Willy Pelotte
18 08 Donnie Lashua
19 59 Aaron Ricker
20 51me Ricky Rolfe

3:53
Ricky Rolfe flashes under the checkers for his heat, though it proved to be all for naught (Speed51.com Photo)
3:52
The pace laps for the second consi are now underway. 
3:52
The non-qualifiers from this consi include Patrick Laperle, the Laquerre brothers, Brent Dragon and several other drivers. 
3:52
Brian Hoar has won the first consi race over Dennis Spencer, Jr. and Brock Davis. 
3:51
There are now two laps to go. 
3:50
We are now at lap 15. 
3:50
Patrick Laperle is right at the rear bumper of third-place runner Brock Davis. 
3:50
There was contact between Brock Davis and Doug Coombs. Coombs ended up int he pit area, but the green flag stayed out. 
3:50
Doug Coombs has been crowded off the track into the turn two dirt. 
3:49
We are back to green. Dennis Spencer, Jr. has yielded the lead to Brian Hoar. 
3:48
We are now working the caution on lap 10. Dennis Spencer, Jr. currently leads Brian Hoar and Brock Davis in the transfer spots. 
3:47
The caution flag is now out. 
3:47
The green flag is staying out. 
3:47
Joey Doyon has spun. 
3:46
Brian Hoar is now finally able to distance himself from third-place Brock Davis. 
3:46
Brock Davis and Brian Hoar have made contact several times while battling for second. 
3:46
Brian Hoar has now moved up to second place. 
3:46
At lap six, Dennis Spencer, Jr. has pulled out to a healthy lead. 
3:45
Don Wentworth has pulled off the track. 
3:45
Don Wentworth has slowed on the track and fallen to the rear. 
3:44
Doug Coombs and Brock Davis are battling hard for second. 
3:44
Green Flag – Dennis Spencer, Jr. leads into turn one. 
3:42
There will be three drivers to advance through each of these consis today. 
3:42
Jimmy Childs, Jr. has just won the Mini Stock race, but he drove right past victory lane. Childs is also trying to qualify for the Oxford 250 with his Late Model and needs to get strapped into that for his consi race. 
3:41
The pace laps for the first consi race are now underway. 
3:40
Comment From NS Race fan. 

Yea really! Thanks a million for the live updates. Only ever been to one Oxford 250(2004) but it was the best race weekend I ever attended. Congrats to Darren mackinnon for winning the IWK 250 last night in Riverside. 

3:40
Consi One Lineup

1. Dennis Spencer, Jr.
2. Brockton Davis
3. Doug Coombs
4. Patrick Laperle
5. Brian Hoar
6. Derek Kneeland
7. Ricky Morse
8. Jay Laquerre
9. Joey Laquerre
10. Bruce Haley
11. Josh St. Clair
12. Scott Dragon
13. Don Wentworth
14. Jimmy Childs
15. Brent Dragon
16. Ben Lynch
17. Russ Clark
18. Calvin Rose, Jr.
19. Joey Doyon
20. Steve Minott

3:38
Ben Ashline will start the 2011 TD Bank 250 from the pole (Speed51.com)
3:37
Thank you for following along. 
3:37
Comment From Loren 

As usual, you’re doing an awesome job again. We appreciate it. 

3:37
Brad Babb’s team is working to put their #4 put back together and has not given up on making it into the Oxford 250 after a hard heat race wreck. 
3:36
There is no scheduled start time. It also depends on when the heat races and the support races finish up. 
3:35
Comment From morrison 

Apporximate start time of the 250??? 

3:35
Comment From Mike Ray 

So many talented women in motorsports be great to see them in the 250.So much history and more to be made. 

3:34
Comment From Bob Dillner 

If anyone has a GOOD car for Becca Kasten to run, we would love to attempt the 250 again with BDI racing or any other race in New England. Send me an email if you have an idea or hit me up on twitter @bobdillner 

3:34
No, Ricky Rolfe was disqualified after winning his heat race. 
3:34
Comment From jon 

was he dq’ed before he went through tech? 

3:34
He should be able to take part in the consi race as long as the still-unknown issue is corrected. 
3:33
Comment From pass couple 

what did rolfe get dq for and is he dqed for the day or allowed to re attempt to make the race 

3:33
Everyone has been tight-lipped about the reason for the disqualification. We can observe though that the team does not agree with it and has spent a lot of time in the tech area to set things straight. 
3:33
Comment From hotvtsaturns 

so please tell us, why did ricky rolfe fail tech, do you know yet? 

3:28
Ricky Rolfe’s team is a little bit confused about their disqualification. We still don’t have an official reason for the DQ. 
3:26
ACT-spec Late Models have been the featured type of racecar at the Oxford 250 since 2007. 
3:26
Comment From turd fergusson 

Just tuned in…is the big race ACT cars or PASS cars? 

3:25
We would also like to see Johanna Long, Kenzie Ruston, Becca Kasten, Erica Santos or several other good female drivers in this race. 
3:25
Comment From ben wilder 

rather see jo-jo,or kenzie ruston 

3:24
Comment From Guest 

Danica wouldnt last long at oxford! 

3:24
Comment From Mike Ray 

Busch is the only true barnstormer right now but Danica would be a great draw that’s for sure. 

3:24
Comment From Hughes Motorsports 

Just some perspective, 82 late models are in Oxford to qualify for the awesome 250, only 83 late models have raced at Concord Speedway all year (10 races). 

3:23
That isn’t very likely. Adjustments can be made, but it wouldn’t be an overnight project. Brian Hoar drove an ACT Late Model with changes made to it in last night’s PASS North feature. 
3:23
Comment From Guest 

If you had a PASS car, could you make overnight adjustment’s to make it an ATC car? 

3:22
The Late Models run an eight-inch tire. 
3:22
Comment From rowdy_da_man 

what size tire do the ACT cars run? 

3:22
Yes. 
3:22
Comment From pass couple 

so with aube gelinas and macdonald the only former winners there 

3:22
The crowd is very healthy and getting bigger. By the time we get to racetime, it should be larger than last night…..which had a good sized crowd here as well. 
3:22
Comment From Steve 

Is the crowd as big as last night? 

3:21
Yes, there is a Strictly Stock feature coming up. Both Brackett and Hewins were talked to by track officials after several incidents of contact during their feature last night. 
3:21
Comment From Matt 

Is there a strictly stock feature today? If so, I wonder if there will be any carry over from that little fiasco between her and the 55 last night in which I thought both drivers shoulda been blacked flagged for their actions. 

3:20
Comment From Mrs Scruffy 

Danica should get an invited for the Oxford 250 in 2012. Would that me nice. hint hint hint 

3:20
Not this year. Jeffrey Earnhardt attempted to qualify for this race last year for NASCAR Nationwide Series team owner Archie St. Hilaire, but Earnhardt did not make the starting grid. 
3:20
Comment From guest 

are any of the Earnhardts racing? 

3:19
Unofficial Line Up at This Point

1st 1st – Heat 1 Ben Ashline
2nd 1st – Heat 2 Quinney Welch
3rd 1st – Heat 3 Jeff White
4th 1st – Heat 4 Shawn Knight
5th 1st – Heat 5 Kyle Busch
6th 1st – Heat 6 Shawn Martin
7th 2nd – Heat 1 T.J. Watson
8th 2nd – Heat 2 Shane Green
9th 2nd – Heat 3 Nick Sweet
10th 2nd – Heat 4 Jeff Taylor
11th 2nd – Heat 5 Austin Theriault
12th 2nd – Heat 6 Larry Gelinas
13th 3rd – Heat 1 Chip Grenier
14th 3rd – Heat 2 Jeff Marshall
15th 3rd – Heat 3 Dave Pembroke
16th 3rd – Heat 4 Scott Luce
17th 3rd – Heat 5 Travis Stearns
18th 3rd – Heat 6 Miles Chipman
19th 4th – Heat 1 Tommy Ricker
20th 4th – Heat 2 Al Hammond
21st 4th – Heat 3 Dave Farrington, Jr.
22nd 4th – Heat 4 Eric Williams
23rd 4th – Heat 5 Craig Bushey
24th 4th – Heat 6 John Donahue
25th 1st – Consi 1
26th 1st – Consi 2
27th 1st – Consi 3
28th 2nd – Consi 1
29th 2nd – Consi 2
30th 2nd – Consi 3
31st 3rd – Consi 1
32nd 3rd – Consi 2
33rd 3rd – Consi 3
34th 1st – LCQ 1
35th 1st – LCQ 2
36th 1st – LCQ 3
37th Prov.
38th Prov.
39th Prov.

3:19
Kyle Busch is driving his own Late Model this weekend. He commissioned Dale Shaw Race Cars to build the chassis. 
3:18
Comment From mod47dirt 

Is Kb driving his own cars this weekend or for someone else ? 

3:18
Comment From CMP 

Whose car is Busch driving? 

3:18
That depends on the number of provisionals needed. It is likely to be in the 43-44 car range for the starting field. 
3:18
Comment From kmkmotorsports 

How many will start the 250? 

3:17
Female racers can cheer on Vanna Brackett here at Oxford though. She is a Strictly Stock rookie with dozens of Ladies division victories to her name and multiple podium finishes in the Strictly Stock division this season. 
3:16
As far as we know, Danica Patrick has not even heard of the Oxford 250. She is not racing here this weekend. 
3:16
Comment From Racer Chik 

Which car Is Danica trying to qualify in? 

3:16
We’re not sure. His car was very heavily damaged. 
3:16
Comment From advjrchamp 

will babb be able make it out for the consi? 

3:15
No. We generally don’t cover kart racing. There is a karting series here at Oxford that runs mainly on Friday nights during the summer. The nearby Richmond Karting Raceway is also a karting hotbed. A few graduates from both facilities are racing here today. 
3:15
Comment From chris 

do you cover the kartin series 

3:14
The Mini Stock feature is now out on the track. 
3:14
Not making the cut this time around are Eric Chase, Tim Brackett, Chris Coolidge, Matt Sanborn, Gary Chaisson, Darren Ripley, Rowand Robinson, Brett Wheeler and Brad Babb. 
3:13
Larry Gelinas, Miles Chipman and John Donahue have also locked down transfer spots. 
3:13
Shawn Martin has won the final heat race. 
3:11
Larry Gelinas is battling back on the outside. 
3:11
Lap 17 – Shawn Martin now leads. 
3:11
Shawn Martin is battling for the lead now. 
3:11
Eric Chase is now up to fifth. 
3:10
John Donahue and Miles Chipman are fighting hard for third. 
3:10
Retsrat – Lap 15 – Larry Gelinas still leads. 
3:08
Brad Babb is from the famed Babb racing family of Windham, Maine. His father is former Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (ME) track champion Bobby Babb. His uncle is NASCAR K&N Pro Series East crew chief, and former Oxford 250 driver, Jerry Babb. His sister Kelsey has also raced at Beech Ridge and currently races karts in New England. 
3:08
Comment From chris 

is he ralated to shannon babb 

3:06
We are working lap 15 under caution currently. 
3:06
We will get to many of your questions after the conclusion of this heat race. Stay tuned and please be patient. 
3:05
Larry Gelinas currently leads Shawn Martin, Miles Chipman and Jonh Donahue. 
3:05
The drivers appear to both be okay. Their cars are heavily damaged. 
3:04
Brad Babb and Brett Wheeler nosed into the fronstretch wall together. 
3:04
Big wreck – Caution lap 15 
3:04
We are now at lap 14. 
3:04
Shawn Martin is battling for the lead. 
3:02
John Donahue is up to the fourth and final transfer spot. 
3:02
Miles Chipman has settled into third. 
3:02
We are now at lap six. 
3:01
Shawn Martin is up to second place. 
3:01
Larry Gelinas now leads. 
3:01
Chris Coolidge has slid high on the race track and has lost several positions. 
3:00
Larry Gelinas is currently running second. 
3:00
Comment From Useless Trivia 

Today is former 250 winner Larry Gelinas’ birthday… 

3:00
Green Flag – Miles Chipman leads. 
3:00
Ricky Rolfe is now returning to the tech area. We will report more on that breaking story as details become available. 
2:59
We have not found out the official reason for Ricky Rolfe’s disqualification, but will share that when we do. 
2:58
HEAT SIX LINEUP
1 52NH Miles Chipman
2 1VT Brett Wheeler
3 37 Larry Gelinas
4 26VT John Donahue
5 94 Shawn Martin
6 71 Gary Chaisson
7 4 Bradley Babb
8 72 Chris Coollidge
9 60 Tim Brackett
10 40 Eric Chase
11 84 Matt Sanborn
12 28ME Rowland Robinson, Jr.
13 70NH Darren Ripley
2:58
Not making the cut that time around are Randy Potter, Glen Luce, TJ Brackett, Joey Becker, Jean Paul Cyr, Mark Lamberton, Jason Palmer and Jimmy Linardy. 
2:57
That DQ puts Eric Williams into the show. 
2:57
We have just received word that Ricky Rolfe has been disqualified from his heat race. 
2:57
Randy Potter made contact with Craig Bushey in that battle for fourth on the final lap, but he could not make it into the position. 
2:56
Austin Theirault, Travis Sterns and Craig Bushey will also transfer. 
2:56
Kyle Busch has won that heat race. 
2:56
Randy Potter is now fifth. 
2:55
Austin Theirault has passed Travis Sterns for second. 
2:55
Glen Luce has passed TJ Brackett for fifth. 
2:55
Austin Theirault is making a bid for second place. 
2:55
Kyle Busch is running away with the lead in this heat race. 
2:55
Joey Becker has also caught that battle for fourth. 
2:54
Glen Luce has caught the battle for fourth. 
2:54
Randy Potter has joined the battled for fourth. 
2:54
We are now at lap 13. 
2:54
TJ Brackett has chased down and caught fourth running Craig Bushey. 
2:53
We are now at lap ten. 
2:53
Travis Sterns might have gained just a little bit of ground on Kyle Busch that lap. 
2:53
Glen Luce is right behind Potter and Brackett. 
2:53
Randy Potter and TJ Brackett are battling hard for fifth. 
2:52
Kyle Busch is pulling away even more. 
2:52
Travis Sterns, Austin Theirault and Craig Bushey also hold transfer spots right now. 
2:52
Jason Palmer has slid up the track, but there will be no caution. 
2:51
Kyle Busch is pulling away from the field. 
2:51
We are at lap four. 
2:51
Kyle Busch is leading. 
2:51
Jimmy Linardy has kept going, but is deep in the field. 
2:51
Kyle Gallant is back on the track, but is very slow. 
2:51
Linardy was able to pull into the infield and avoid the caution coming out. 
2:50
Jimmy Linardy has spun in turn one. 
2:50
Green Flag – Travis Sterns leads. 
2:50
Kyle Gallant has pulled into the pit during the pace laps for this heat race. 
2:49
HEAT FIVE LINEUP
1 85 Travis Stearns
2 51 Kyle Busch
3 17 Jason Palmer
4 05 Craig Bushey
5 7ME Glen Luce
6 57 Austin Theriault
7 77MA Jimmy Linardy
8 16VT Joey Becker
9 61 T.J. Brackett
10 02NH Randy Potter
11 9K Kyle Gallant
12 16NY Mark Lamberton
13 32VT Jean-Paul Cyr
2:49
FINISH: Ricky Rolfe, Shawn Knight, Jeff Taylor, Scott Luce, Eric Williams, Keith Rocco
Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., Chris Smith, Cris Michaud, Bobby PellandAlex Labbe
Jeff Morgan Max Cooper Donnie Lashua
2:48
Actually, our own “Stat Boy” Elgin Traylor jotted down the finish quick enough, so we’ll have that in a moment. 
2:47
We did not get a finishing order through the field after that heat race. Our eyes were fixed on the battle for fourth. 
2:47
Comment From Mrs Scruffy 

Wow what a heat race thanks speed 51 

2:46
Scott Luce was awarded the fourth transfer spot after a fierce between between him, Eric Williams and Keith Rocco. 
2:46
Shawn Knight and Jeff Taylor have also taken transfer spots. We are waiting for the results from timing and scoring for fourth. 
2:45
Ricky Rolfe has won. 
2:45
Three cars are making heavy contact battling for fourth. 
2:45
Eric Williams has joined the very physical battle for fourth. 
2:45
Keith Rocco just bodyslammed Scott Luce in a battle for fourth. 
2:45
Keith Rocco tried a crossover move on Scott Luce. Both cars then made contact. Both are rolling on. 
2:44
Scott Luce is under Keith Rocco for fourth. 
2:44
Jeff Taylor has gotten by Keith Rocco for third. 
2:44
There has been contact between Taylor and Rocco. 
2:44
Jeff Taylor is all over Keith Rocco for third. 
2:43
Jeff Taylor has damage to his #88 from an early incident, but he is still very quick. 
2:43
Jeff Taylor has passed Scott Luce for the fourth and final transfer spot. 
2:43
Currently, Ricky Rolfe leads Shawn Knight, Keith Rocco, Scott Luce and Jeff Taylor. 
2:42
Jeff Taylor is up to fifth. 
2:42
Shawn Knight is now in seocnd place. 
2:42
Jeff Taylor is already up to sixth. 
2:41
Alex Labbe has major hood damage to his car. 
2:41
Morgan pointed his car int he right direction and there will be no caution. 
2:41
Jeff Morgan has now spun. 
2:41
Keith Rocco just muscled into second place. 
2:41
Restart – Ricky Rolfe powers into the lead. 
2:40
Outside of transfer spots right now are Chis Smith, Scot Luce, Eric Williams, Cris Michaud, Jeff Taylor, Donnie Lashua, Alex Labbe, Bobby Pelland, Joey Pole and Max Cooper. 
2:39
Comment From Rich 

Lot of cars sliding off or up the track. Anyone laying down oil? 

2:39
I don’t think so. Each incident was in different spots and contact was involved. I think we are just seeing a lack of patience from several drivers. 
2:39
Comment From Mrs Scruffy 

there must be fluid on the track 

2:38
Keith Rocco is being allowed to reclaim his position on the next restart. The caution appears to have come out prior to his spin. 
2:37
Currently, Jeff Morgan leads Ricky Rolfe, Keith Rocco and Shawn Knight. 
2:37
There was contact between Scott Luce and Chris Smith in phase one of that incident. 
2:37
The caution is out for various reasons at lap two. 
2:36
Keith Rocco has spun. 
2:36
Joey Pole has slid off the track in turn one. 
2:36
Chris Smith has slid up the track. 
2:36
Jeff Morgan retakes the lead on the backstretch. 
2:36
Chris Smith leads in turn two. 
2:36
Green flag – Jeff Morgan edges ahead. 
2:35
Pace laps for heat three are underway. 
2:34
HEAT RACE FOUR

1 70 Jeff Morgan
2 14 Chris Smith
3 51ME Ricky Rolfe
4 07 Scott Luce
5 1CT Keith Rocco
6 28x Max Cooper
7 6x Cris Michaud
8 97 Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.
9 25 Shawn Knight
10 36 Alex Labbe
11 7VT Eric Williams
12 08 Donnie Lashua
13 88 Jeff Taylor
14 12RI Bobby Pelland

2:33
Not making the cut this time around are Brad Leighton, Eddie MacDonald, Spencer MacPherson, Jamie Aube, Wayne Helliwell, JF Dery, Nick Reno, Corey Morgan and Willy Pelotte. 
2:33
Nick Sweet, Dave Pembroke and Dave Farrington, Jr. also locked down transfer spots. 
2:32
Jeff White has won. 
2:32
Nick Sweet has gone around Dave Pembroke for second. 
2:31
Nick Sweet has now caught Dave Pembroke. The two Thunder Road regulars appear ready to battle for second place. 
2:31
Jeff White has a large lead. 
2:31
We are now at lap 16. 
2:31
The top four are spread out. Brad Leighton has a bit of ground to make up to get into a transfer spot. 
2:30
Aaron Ricker has gone to the pits. 
2:30
Aaron Ricker is now slow on the track. 
2:30
The top four remain unchanged. 
2:30
We are now at lap 12. 
2:30
Aaron Ricker has some type of problem on the car he is driving today. He has slid back to the tail of the field. 
2:29
Spencer MacPherson has slid back to sixth. 
2:29
Brad Leighton is now up to fifth. 
2:29
Dave Farrington, Jr. holds down the final transfer spot. 
2:28
Nick Sweet is now up to third. 
2:28
We are working lap six currently. 
2:28
Jeff White now leads. 
2:27
Jeff White is now challenging for the lead. 
2:27
Spencer MacPherson is settling into third. 
2:27
Jeff White is now up to second place. 
2:27
Brad Leighton has been sliding around a lot deep int he field. 
2:27
Dave Pembroke is pulling away to an early lead. 
2:26
Green Flag – Dave Pembroke leads. 
2:26
HEAT RACE THREE

1 44 Dave Pembroke
2 12 Nick Reno
3 31 Spencer MacPherson
4 41VT Jamie Aube
5 50 Jeff White
6 88VT Nick Sweet
7 59 Aaron Ricker
8 23 Dave Farrington, Jr.
9 3 Willy Pelotte
10 55NH Brad Leighton
11 17MA Eddie MacDonald
12 27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
13 21 Jean-Francois Dery
14 26ME Corey Morgan

2:25
Pace laps for heat race number three are now underway. 
2:25
They were changed to 20 laps this weekend. 
2:25
Comment From Rich 

Thought the heats were 15 laps? 

2:24
Comment From Hughes Motorsports 

Great coverage guys! I may live in NC now, but my heart is in Maine & the Oxford 250! btw, How are the black flies? 

2:24
Comment From vcarr 

WOOOHOOOOO…..Welch and Marshall are in the 250! 

2:24
Not advancing this time around are Brock Davis, Patrick Laperle, Derek Kneeland, Jay Laquerre, Bruce Haley, Scott Dragon, Jimmy Childs and Ben Lynch. 
2:23
Shane Green, Jeff Marshall and Al Hammond also took down transfer spots. 
2:23
Quinney Welch has won the second heat race. 
2:22
Al Hammond holds the final transfer spot. 
2:22
We are now at lap 18. 
2:22
Patrick Laperle and Derek Kneeland are fighting hard for sixth. 
2:22
Jeff Marshall is now up to third. 
2:22
Jeff Marshall is now back to fourth. 
2:21
Quinney Welch is pulling away with the lead at lap 15. 
2:21
Brock Davis is now up to fourth. 
2:21
Jeff Marshall holds the final transfer spot, but Derek Kneeland and Brock Davis are right at his rear bumper. 
2:20
Quinney Welch and Shane Green has broken away from the field. 
2:20
We are at lap 10. 
2:20
Quinney Welch now leads. 
2:20
Derek Kneeland is now fighting to reclaim the fourth position. 
2:20
Jeff Marshall has moved into fourth. 
2:19
Quinney Welch is making a bid for the lead. 
2:19
We are working lap seven. 
2:19
Patrick Laperle is up to seventh. 
2:19
Al Hammond is settling into third. 
2:19
Quinney Welch is up to second. 
2:19
Shane Green is now leading. 
2:18
We are now working lap five. 
2:18
Shane Green is outside of Al Hammond for the lead. 
2:18
Derek Kneeland has settled into the fourth and final transfer spot. 
2:18
Quinney Welch is now third. 
2:18
Shane Green is now second. 
2:18
Derek Kneeland slid high on the backstretch and lost the lead to Al Hammond. 
2:18
Restart – Lap one – Derek Kneeland edges ahead this time. 
2:17
We will have a complete restart with Ben Lynch going to the rear for his spin. 
2:16
Ben Lynch has driven away, so this should be a short caution period. 
2:16
Ben Lynch did not hit anything. He might have spun as a result of contact from a fellow competitor, but we aren’t sure which one it was. 
2:15
Ben Lynch has spun in turn two. 
2:15
The caution is out on lap one. 
2:15
Derek Kneeland is stuck on the outside and losing ground. 
2:15
Green flag – Al Hammond leads into turn one. 
2:15
The lights are out on the pace car. This heat is about to begin. 
2:14
Jimmy Childs, who starts eighth in this heat race, is also racing in the Mini Stock features here at Oxford this weekend. 
2:13
Pace laps are underway for heat race number two. 
2:13
HEAT TWO LINEUP

1 1 Al Hammond
2 09 Derek Kneeland
3 78 Quinney Welch
4 0 Shane Green
5 71NH Scott Dragon
6 32NH Jeff Marshall
7 7NC Ben Lynch
8 10 Jimmy Childs
9 47 Brockton Davis
10 28 Steve Minott
11 15X Jay Laquerre
12 91 Patrick Laperle
13 52ME Bruce Haley

2:13
Joe Doyon also won’t be advancing. He dropped out early. 
2:13
Not making it into the 250 after that heat race are (in order) Dennis Spencer, Doug Coombs, Brian Hoar, Ricky Morse, Joey Laquerre, Josh St. Clair, Don Wentworth and Brent Dragon. 
2:12
TJ Watson, Chip Grenier and Tommy Ricker will also advance to the 250. 
2:11
Ben Ashine has won the first heat race. 
2:11
Ben Ashline leads TJ Watson, Chip Grenier and Tommy Ricker. 
2:10
There are two laps to go. 
2:10
Brian Hoar has now joined the five-way battle for third on back. 
2:10
We are now at lap 15. 
2:10
Tommy Ricker is able to maintain the fourth position. 
2:09
TJ Watson is now taking another shot at the lead, but Ben Ashline closed the door on him and kept the top spot. 
2:09
We are now at lap 13. 
2:09
Dennis Spencer is looking under Tommy Ricker for fourth. 
2:09
Dennis Spencer, Jr. and Doug Coombs are just outside of a transfer spot. 
2:08
TJ Watson is now looking under Ben Ashline to retake the lead. 
2:08
Ben Ashline, TJ Watson, Chip Grenier and Tommy Ricker currently hold transfer spots at lap 10. 
2:08
Brian Hoar has only been able to work himself up to the ninth position so far. 
2:08
Lap Eight – Ben Ashline is now leading. 
2:07
Ben Ashline is now looking under TJ Watson for the lead. 
2:07
At lap five, TJ Watson leads Ben Ashline and Chip Grenier. 
2:07
Joe Doyon has spun in turn two. The track stayed green and Doyon drove back to the pit area. 
2:06
TJ Watson is settling into the lead. 
2:06
Contact has been made between TJ Watson and Doug Coombs. 
2:06
The green flag is back out. TJ Watson edges ahead again. 
2:06
There was no damage to the car of Don Wentworth and he will restart the race in the shotgun position. 
2:05
Currently, TJ Watson leads Doug Coombs, Ben Ashline, Tommy Ricker and Chip Grenier. 
2:04
We are at lap two. 
2:04
The yellow flag is now out. Don Wentworth slid off the track in turn three. 
2:04
Joey Laquerre was abttling for second and got crossed up on the backstretch, but saved it. 
2:04
We are now three-wide for second place. 
2:03
The green flag is out for the first heat race. TJ Watson noses ahead into turn one. 
2:03
Bob Dillner has come to the Oxford 250 before as a car owner. He fielded a car for Michael Pope to attempt to qualify for this race two years ago. While they were among the dozens of teams that didn’t make the show, Dillner had a great time visiting this historic event. 
2:02
Comment From Bob Dillner 

I wanna say “Hi” to all my New England friends today at the famed Oxford Plains Speedway. I am waiting out the rain at a CRA Super Series race today in Plymouth, IN, but keeping an eye on all the Trackside Now coverage on 51! Keep up the good work guys and good luck to all the racers. 

2:01
This should be an interesting heat races. Don Wentworth and Brian Hoar have each had very quick cars here in the past at Oxford and they are starting on the back row of the heat race. They both have 20 laps to make their way into a transfer spot. 
2:00
Almost to the second of 2pm, the pace car and the cars in the first heat race are rolling out of the backstretch pits here at Oxford. 
2:00
HEAT ONE LINEUP

1 04 T.J. Watson
2 50x Joey Doyon
3 15vt Joey Laquerre
4 3ME Dennis Spencer, Jr.
5 27ME Doug Coombs
6 9VT Chip Grenier
7 6ME Tommy Ricker
8 55VT Brent Dragon
9 15ME Ben Ashline
10 29 Ricky Morse
11 02VT Russell Clark
12 33 Josh St. clair
13 63 Don Wentworth
14 37VT Brian Hoar

2:00
It’s racetime here at Oxford! 
1:58
Mike Rowe has run a few Late Model shows, but the teams that he has been affiliated with are mostly Super Late Model teams. The ACT-spec Late Models used in the 250 feature eight-inch tires and have several restrictive rules in place to save money. Teams must run spec Koni shocks and run lower cost GM or Ford crate engines that are sealed. Penalties for tampering with shocks or engines are stiff. ACT President Tom Curley has told competitors time after time if they get caught, they will be banned from all ACT events and ACT affilated tracks will be encouraged to ban them as well. This helps keeps the costs down. The cars aren’t as quick as the Super Late Models though. 
1:58
Comment From Randall 

Southerner here, Alabama to be exact. Saw where you said Mike Rowe wont run these “type” cars. Fill us southerners in on what exactly this type of car is compared to a super we see down here or in the pass series. I also noticed the tires look fairly narrow in the pictures i have saw on here. I take it there not the customary 10 inch wide late model tire? 

1:58
Comment From Autodrome Chaudiere 

Kyle Busch crew on LMS car are those from Mulkern racing including Seth Holbrook of Lonnie Sommerville team 

1:55
There is a good amount of media coverage for this race. The racing press is here – including Jim Carson from Late Model Digest and there is good representation from the mainstream media as well. This is the biggest sporting event of the year in Maine and there are newspapers and television stations here to report on the show. 
1:55
Comment From chris lesher 

there should be bigger coverage for events like these.. 

1:52
Lonnie Sommerville’s Mulkern Racing hauler is still here in the pits, so we aren’t sure if Lonnie might be here to watch the 250 – but he is not racing in it. Sommerville generally sticks to Super Late Model racing and finished in the top five of last night’s PASS North race here. 
1:52
Comment From NB Fan 

Is Lonnie S (#48) not racing today? 

1:50
10 Minutes to the Heat Races here at OPS. 
1:46
Perhaps the most intense moments in Short Track Racing are about to takes place as we close in on the 38th Annual TD Bank 250. We want to thank you for joining us here on TD Bank 250 weekend here at Oxford Plains Speedway. Out of the six 20 laps heats the top four move on to the big show. 
1:41
1:37
HEAT LINEUPS:

Heat #1 Lineup:

1 04 T.J. Watson
2 50x Joey Doyon
3 15vt Joey Laquerre
4 3ME Dennis Spencer, Jr.
5 27ME Doug Coombs
6 9VT Chip Grenier
7 6ME Tommy Ricker
8 55VT Brent Dragon
9 15ME Ben Ashline
10 29 Ricky Morse
11 02VT Russell Clark
12 33 Josh St. clair
13 63 Don Wentworth
14 37VT Brian Hoar

Heat #2:

1 1 Al Hammond
2 09 Derek Kneeland
3 78 Quinney Welch
4 0 Shane Green
5 71NH Scott Dragon
6 32NH Jeff Marshall
7 7NC Ben Lynch
8 10 Jimmy Childs
9 47 Brockton Davis
10 28 Steve Minott
11 15X Jay Laquerre
12 91 Patrick Laperle
13 52ME Bruce Haley
14 8 Calvin Rose, Jr.

Heat #3

1 44 Dave Pembroke
2 12 Nick Reno
3 31 Spencer MacPherson
4 41VT Jamie Aube
5 50 Jeff White
6 88VT Nick Sweet
7 59 Aaron Ricker
8 23 Dave Farrington, Jr.
9 3 Willy Pelotte
10 55NH Brad Leighton
11 17MA Eddie MacDonald
12 27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
13 21 Jean-Francois Dery
14 26ME Corey Morgan

Heat #4

1 70 Jeff Morgan
2 14 Chris Smith
3 51ME Ricky Rolfe
4 07 Scott Luce
5 1CT Keith Rocco
6 28x Max Cooper
7 6x Cris Michaud
8 97 Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.
9 25 Shawn Knight
10 36 Alex Labbe
11 7VT Eric Williams
12 08 Donnie Lashua
13 88 Jeff Taylor
14 12RI Bobby Pelland

Heat #5

1 85 Travis Stearns
2 51 Kyle Busch
3 17 Jason Palmer
4 05 Craig Bushey
5 7ME Glen Luce
6 57 Austin Theriault
7 77MA Jimmy Linardy
8 16VT Joey Becker
9 61 T.J. Brackett
10 02NH Randy Potter
11 9K Kyle Gallant
12 16NY Mark Lamberton
13 32VT Jean-Paul Cyr

Heat #6:

1 52NH Miles Chipman
2 1VT Brett Wheeler
3 37 Larry Gelinas
4 26VT John Donahue
5 94 Shawn Martin
6 71 Gary Chaisson
7 4 Bradley Babb
8 72 Chris Coollidge
9 60 Tim Brackett
10 40 Eric Chase
11 84 Matt Sanborn
12 28ME Rowland Robinson, Jr.
13 70NH Darren Ripley

1:37
The winner’s purse is $25,000 plus there is $100 in bonus cash for each lap led. The highest possible payday would be $50,000. 
1:37
Comment From sportsman12 

what does 1st take home for the 250? 

1:35
Comment From mod47dirt 

Waymart, Pa. Three for three !!!!!!!!! Eddie Mac 

1:34
Comment From Ray 

Quebec GO Laperle GO 

1:34
Comment From The Coffins of Dover, Nh 

Good Luck to both T.J and Timmy Brackett. 

1:34
T.J. Watson drew the number one pill in the all-important draw for heat race positions and this won’t be the first time that the Maine lobsterman has started a 250 heat race on its front row. In 2007, Watson started on the pole for the third heat race and used that to make his way into the Oxford 250 starting lineup. His luck didn’t hold out in the race though as he finished in the 44th position. 
1:32
Comment From Guest 

Watching from Orange, Ca Go Derick Kneeland! 

1:31
Comment From scott 

Following along from huntersville, NC. Today is the day for Pembroke #44 !! 

1:28
30 minutes to racing here at OPS! 
1:27
Comment From jalm3 

watching from madison,me. could not make it,but think eddie mac will go 3 in a row 

1:25
Comment From bammy 

good luck scott from mississippi 

1:25
Comment From Quarter Master 

Good to all the teams from the official clutch of the ACT. 

1:25
Comment From vcarr 

Lancaster, NH – Rooting for the local boys – Randy Potter, Quinny Welch and Jeff Marshall. After scoring the PASS race last night – I am following from home today…..Good Luck to all the competitors! 

1:25
Comment From Miss Rich 

Good Luck Today Glen Luce. You Did A heck of A Job With My Dads Modified. You Have This!! 

1:24
We just got the lineups and are adding them now. 
1:19
Comment From Zee Rocco 

Wallingford CT Go Keith Rocco 

1:19
Comment From kevin 

gooooooooooo patrick 

1:19
Comment From ralph luce 

good luck luce brothers 

1:18
Comment From slim 

Darlington SC, three great days of coverage, thanks Speed 51. 

1:17
Comment From keagan 

go austin theriault 

1:17
Comment From chill 

good luck brad babb 

1:16
Comment From Guest 

reading from north germany goo kyle!!! 

1:16
Comment From Randy 

Watching from Mooers Forks NY rooting for the 16 NY of Mark Lamberton 

1:16
Comment From Donna in FL 

Watching again today!! 

1:15
Comment From Jesse 

Watching From RUSAGONIS, NB. Go Ricky Rolfe #51ME! 

1:15
Comment From J5 

Fort Dodge IA. Let’s go Wayne Helliwell Jr. 

1:14
Comment From Tyshon 

Keith ROCCO baby 

1:14
Comment From Nationwide Insurance 

Kennebunk 

1:13
Comment From MD 

Following along from NC – went to the 82′, 83′, 85′, 87′ and 88′ 250’s. The best 250’s took place in the 80’s in my opinion. 

1:13
Comment From pass couple 

rooting for some of the guys like leighton,taylor, that have tried but always had lady luck walk out 

1:13
Comment From Lynn 

Liberty, S. Carolina go Ricky Rolfe 

1:13
Comment From Floyd 

Kissimmee Fl, KB 

1:12
Comment From sportsman12 

Snowball Derbyville, Florida…still here..love your coverage guys..thx…Kyle who? hahah.. 

1:12
Comment From Kevin 

Keith Rocco is going to win swept thompson stafford waterford going to win it again 

1:12
Comment From FiftyOne51 

Thanks Speed51 for always great coverage! Watching from Windsor On. Canada Good Luck Kyle Busch 

1:11
Comment From jon 

reading from north hampton,nh…shoulda gone 

1:11
Comment From Mike Ray 

Watching from Raleighwood,N.C.;Good Luck to all!Working on a Kyle Busch/Bobby Allison barnstorming story! 

1:11
Comment From IDKYLEFAN 

Watching from Boise, Idaho and Rowdy will take it all! 

1:11
Comment From Fan 

Charlotte, NC… Thanks for the great coverage.. Good Luck to Derek Kneeland 

1:10
Comment From #37 fan 

watching from Keeseville, ny 

1:10
Comment From jr 

eastern NC, went to the ’87 250, all my favorites have retired 

1:10
Comment From Susan, LV, NV 

Cheering for Kyle Busch! Can’t make the race… too far away! 

1:10
Comment From Chris 

Hunlock Creek,Pa 

1:09
Comment From Guest 

checking in from fitchburg,ma. “KB” is going to take them to school 

1:09
Comment From Guest 

Concord NC. 

1:06
Comment From advjrchamp 

watching from fryeburg maine(working) kyle will win 

1:06
Comment From Cale 

Ottawa Ontario Canada, Cheering on Patrick Laperle #91!! 

1:06
Comment From the fan 

Joey Pole Hudson N.H. 

1:06
Comment From Ted_VT 

Following along in Vermont, cheering on # 37VT, Brian Hoar!!!! 

1:06
Comment From Bruce 

Keith Rocco for the Win – Waterford, CT 

1:05
1:04
Tell us where you are watching from and who you want to win tonight. We are less then an hour to race time. 
1:00
We are one hour away from the TD Bank 250! 
12:59
TJ Watson hugs his sister after pulling the one pill. (Speed51.com Photo)
12:55
It’s not a bingo card, but the Oxford 250 draw sheet requires just as much luck (Speed51.com Photo)
12:54
Two-time defending champion Eddie Mac just drew #42. He is the final drawer. He will probably roll off near the rear of Heat #3 then. 
12:54
The driver’s meeting is a crowded place with 82 teams (Speed51.com Photo)
12:52
Kyle Busch drew #61. That will put him near the front of heat #5. 
12:52
T.J. Watson has just drew Pill #1. If he finishes there in the heat, he will start the Oxford 250 on the pole. 
12:50
To answer some other questions, no we can not post each drivers draw since we’re doing a lot of prep work right now and since it’s hard to hear a number of these calls. We will try to get a “board shot” though in a few minutes.

There will be no TV or Radio broadcast of this race we know of. Trackside Now will continue but we always, always, always encourage you to go to the track next time because there’s nothing quite like seeing this sort of thing in person.

Darren Ripley just drew the lowest chip in the bag, #85. 

12:48
Comment From J5 

The 250 has always been about luck of the draw. 

12:46
50x – Don’t know who the driver is honestly. The one driver we were unable to track down. But he just drew a #2, so he will start on the outside pole of the first heat. 
12:45
The 52 of Bruce Haley appears to be a late entry. #29 pill for him. 
12:44
84 chip just drawn by Rowland Robinson, Jr. OUCH!!! 
12:42
Yes, more or less. Except its either 13 or 14 cars I believe, but that is a good explanation. Thanks, great wording there. 
12:42
Comment From vcarr 

I assume that the draw today is based as follows: Drivers who draw numbers 1-15 are basically guaranteed to start in heat #1, number 16-30 will most likely start in heat #2 depending how many numbers were not drawn from 1-15 which may move those who drew say 16 or 17 into the rear of heat #1, etc. I know some tracks that draw pills line the cars up so that if you draw #1 you are first in first heat and #2 would be first in second heat, etc.. 

12:39
Halfway through draw and the #1 and #2 pills have not been drawn. 
12:35
Exactly. You don’t know until every driver is done and they move up the drivers past the blank spot. 
12:34
Comment From bob 

if there are more chips then cars then how do you know were they are going to start till after they are done? 

12:33
Chris Smith is also a last-minute entry. He drew #47, which will put him near the back of Heat #3. 
12:32
Calvin rose, Jr. is drawing. So that must be another entry. He draws #30, which will either put him at the front of heat #3 or the back of Heat #2. 
12:30
12:30
While we wait for the #1 chip to be drawn, we encourage you to check out Competition Auto Supply. They are our sponsors for this entire weekend and we thank them for their support. 
12:29
Elgin Traylor on the frontstretch caught up with Kourafas, who says he’s a big fan of Speed51.com and was willing to talk with us for a few minutes. We’ll have some of that interview on our Oxford 250 Leftover Package on Speed51.com this week. 
12:28
#3 chip to Joey Laquerre 
12:27
Weather is goregeous today. A few clouds, about 75. Perfect Maine July weather after a scorcher to start the weekend off. 
12:26
Comment From Steve 

How is the weather today at Oxford? Just got back from a sauna at the race of Champions in Oswego, NY yesterday. 

12:22
To add drama to the draw, there are more pills than drivers. So theoretically the P1 pill may not be drawn. Nick Reno, jr drew pill 32 to start. 
12:20
Joey Kourafas is being honored before the draw for his inaugural victory in the 1974 Oxford 200. 
12:18
Drivers have flocked to the frontstretch. The draw will be done on the order they went through tech. 
12:12
Pitting when the pits are closed will be a one-lap penalty today. 
12:11
Also announced that while drivers are not racing back to the caution, if the caution comes out after taking the white, they will race back to the checkered. 
12:09
Other notes from the driver’s meeting:

* The race is run to 250 GREEN FLAG laps, but caution laps do count until the pits open. Once the pits open, then scoring stops until the green flies again

* 8 tire race, INCLUDING the four you start on (unless of course you want to start on three tires, but I don’t think that will work out well) 

12:08
OPS officials have just announced there are indeed 82 official entries and confirmed 6 heats. That means 13 or 14 cars in each heat. Only the first three cars from each heat advance, only leaving 12 spots afterwards to be earned from all the other heats combined in the later Consilation and Last Chance races 
12:04
Here’s a twist to the tradition. To let the fans in on the mystique of the draw, they are moving the heat draw to the frontstretch here in a few minutes after the overall driver’s meeting. 
12:01
The qualifying heat draw is conducted at the backstretch scoring tower. Right now, from across the track, I can see at least 200 people at the bottom of the tower staring skywards. It almost looks like they are waiting for a politician to walk out to his podium at any second to deliver an important speech. 
11:58
Part of the mystique of the draw is how seriously drivers believe this is controlled by luck. As we will hammer for the next two hours, if you get a bad draw for your qualifying heat, your chances of placing well in the heat and even the Oxford 250 go way down.

As a result, many drivers refuse to pull the numbered pill themselves and have designated “pill pullers” ready to draw.

11:51
Eddie MacDonald did get a few laps of practice in as he looks for three straight Oxford 250s (Speed51.com Photo)
11:49
If provided with the heat lineups, we will post them here, yes. Two start nerds in the booth today so we’re just as eager to crunch the numbers too. 
11:48
Comment From advjrchamp 

i know it will be tough to do but can u please give us the heat lineups. after the draw there should be enough time to compile the heat lineup thanks 

11:43
Okay, so we will post this again in a few minutes and sporadically as heats finish and the grid is set. There also may be extra provisionals given out at the promoter’s discretion.

However, here is how the grid will likely be set:

1st 1st – Heat 1
2nd 1st – Heat 2
3rd 1st – Heat 3
4th 1st – Heat 4
5th 1st – Heat 5
6th 1st – Heat 6
7th 2nd – Heat 1
8th 2nd – Heat 2
9th 2nd – Heat 3
10th 2nd – Heat 4
11th 2nd – Heat 5
12th 2nd – Heat 6
13th 3rd – Heat 1
14th 3rd – Heat 2
15th 3rd – Heat 3
16th 3rd – Heat 4
17th 3rd – Heat 5
18th 3rd – Heat 6
19th 4th – Heat 1
20th 4th – Heat 2
21st 4th – Heat 3
22nd 4th – Heat 4
23rd 4th – Heat 5
24th 4th – Heat 6
25th 1st – Consi 1
26th 1st – Consi 2
27th 1st – Consi 3
28th 2nd – Consi 1
29th 2nd – Consi 2
30th 2nd – Consi 3
31st 3rd – Consi 1
32nd 3rd – Consi 2
33rd 3rd – Consi 3
34th 1st – LCQ 1
35th 1st – LCQ 2
36th 1st – LCQ 3
37th Prov.
38th Prov.
39th Prov.

11:40
Practice is over. We are just twenty minutes away from the draw. 
11:34
Trust us Matt. Every fan that walks through these gates today would love to see Mike Rowe in the 250. Love him or hate him, and plenty come down on both sides of the fence, Rowe definitely adds a personality. 
11:32
Comment From Matt 

Given a good car, I bet Mike Rowe can still win this thing in an ACT type car. I’d love to see him try it even though he is not a fan of this type of car. 

11:29
Mike Rowe has not run this race since they went to ACT-type late models in 2006 and this year is no different. Ran well last night in the PASS race. Be sure to go to Speed51.com and click on Saturday’s Trackside Now to catch up with some of the stories here today and results to the PASS and VMRS races last night. 
11:28
Comment From vcarr 

in regard to past winners……is Mike Rowe not running? 

11:27
Yes, they did try to make the PASS race. Dunno who was driving though I believe we were told Stilphen on the entry list. 
11:27
Comment From Jason 

they didnt have pass car there to race yesturday did they? 

11:24
Yes, Darren Ripley is piloting the #70. That was the name we saw on both the late models in the garage (including the PASS one), just got informed about twenty minutes ago it was Ripley. 
11:24
Comment From Jason 

Tommy Stilphen in the 70 it says on your entry list? How is that he isnt old enough to get in the pits, its Darren Ripley driving the 70 

11:24
In just half an hour the draw will commence for the qualifying heat lineups for the Oxford 250. We’ll give more explanation about it as the time comes, but good cars have gone home before from getting a bad heat draw and some underdogs have found their way into contention by drawing P1 for their heat. As we say in racing, sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. 
11:22
Yep, back in 1979, this race was part of the NASCAR Late Model Sportsman National Championship division, which more or less is now the Nationwide Series. So in addition to your normal Oxford and New England legends in the race, you had a number of southern stars like Pressley make the trip. 
11:21
Comment From Matt 

In an effort to make damn sure I knew what I was talking about in reference to Tom Rosati, I did look it up and he was the 1979 250 winner at age 19 driving the #07 Chevy Nova and he beat Harvey Sprague and Bob Pressley in a 36 car field containing MANY legends! 

11:15
ACT cars back out on track. 
11:12
Here’s a darkhorse candidate for you. Dave Pembroke tends to win in the biggest ACT races and finished 9th in his first 250 start last year (Speed51.com Photo)
11:12
Wow, Matt. For some odd reason always through Tommy was older than that during his old NASCAR North Tour days. Thanks for looking that up. 
11:11
Comment From Matt 

Tom Rosati was 19 when he won in 1979 

11:09
Oxford 250 cars will get their final 30 minutes of practice before the race in here in just a second. 
11:06
Agreed on the transponders. We just heard teams ordered to pick them up before the driver’s meeting, so they are not required in practice.

As for Jeremie Whorff, I looked him up and he was 22 when he won the 250, just one year older than Joey Kourafas’ age in 1974. Still, Whorff might go down as the biggest upset win in 250 history, though Roger Brown or Gary Drew might have that claim to fame as well. 

11:04
Comment From Guest 

Transponders won,t be used till the race I think JeremyWhorff my be the youngest winner. 

10:56
A lot of drivers we talked to are pointing to this green #88 of Jeff Taylor as one of the cars to beat today (Speed51.com Photo)
10:49
Second practice has concluded. Local divisions getting a few minutes of practice. 
10:44
As a friendly reminder, we are unable to post practice times for these Oxford 250 cars. Most don’t run with transponders in practice.

Since they are not qualifying, practice times are really unimportant anyway. The way to get into the field is through qualifying heats, so these teams are much more focused on handling than speed. 

10:35
Let’s answer one more trivia question as this second practice concludes.

Most Oxford 250 starts? Mike Rowe, who has won 3 times and earned 10 top-fives in 30 Oxford 250 starts

10:34
Eddie Mac did just arrive and is rolling out now. 
10:33
Yep, you’re putting a Canadian to shame, Kevin. Tom Rosati is the fifth Canadian to win this race, coming back in 1979.

And another correction. Earlier in the day, we said that only two former winners are in the field. That was looking at our prelim entry list, to which Jamie Aube has since shown up. Aube won two Oxford 250s, so E. MacDonald, Gelinas, and Aube are the only three entered who have won. 

10:31
Comment From kevim 

tom rosati 

10:29
Hmm, now that’s a great question Bobbi. I don’t know if anyone has verified that answer somewhere, but on a quick spot check, I believe it would be Joey Kourafas. He won the inaugural Oxford 200 (yes, 200 in 1974, the only year that happened) at the age of 21. 
10:28
Comment From Bobbi 

Who was the youngest driver ever to win the Oxford 25 

10:27
Yes, thanks Kevin. I forgot about Derek Lynch’s nationality, the fourth Canadian winner of the Oxford 250. 
10:27
Comment From kevim 

how about lynch? 

10:26
Still no sign of Eddie MacDonald, who has the longest commute of the night into morning trying to get back from the KNPSE race at Columbus, OH. 
10:25
Teams are practicing pit stops in the garage area. Today’s race will feature live pit stops. With 250 GREEN FLAG laps making up the TD Bank Oxford 250, fuel is needed. But teams also can change tires:

“Each car will be allowed to buy up to 8 tires to compete in all qualifying races and the TD Bank 250. Tires will be on sale on Saturday, July 23, but tires purchased on Saturday will remain impounded until Sunday morning, July 24. Tires will also be on sale on Sunday, July 24. All 8 tires DO NOT have to be bought at one time. Teams can purchase less than 8 tires and if they make it into the TD Bank 250, buy additional tires up to a maximum of 8 total race tires. ” 

10:21
Yes – Three Don Biederman won the fourth annual Oxford 250 in 1977, Junior Hanley was the winner in 1993, and Dave Whitlock in 1995. 
10:19
Comment From Jesse 

Have Any Canadians Ever Won The 250? 

10:18
Greetings as the next phase of our coverage begins today. TimmyQ here in the Press Box to oversee final practice and the beginning of heats as Elgin remains in the pits to get some final notes before we go racing here today.

About 18 Late Models currently practicing. 

10:16
Brian Hoar looks at the tire temps in his car. (Speed51.com Photo)
9:55
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9:55
Eddie MacDonald is not yet on the grounds. He is flying into Portland and will then truck up to OPS. He is going for history as on Ralph Nason has won three in a row at the 250. Geoff Bodine and Ben Rowe both tried and were not able to finish it off. Rowe was 28th while Bodine was fifth. 
9:53
The count of 82 Late Models according to OPS is the highest total since 2008 when Kevin Harvick won the 250. Their were 95 cars in 2007 and that was the highest since 2000. 
9:50
9:50
250 Late Models are now going back on track for practice. 
9:46
Keith Rocco just told us that these ACT cars are very tough to get a feel of (Speed51.com Photo)
9:40
There are no times available today. Some of these teams don’t have transponders at this point anyway, I believe. 
9:39
Comment From advjrchamp 

any time from the first pratice session? 

9:33
OPS is reporting that there are 82 Late Models here for the 250. 
9:29
Nick Sweet is in the pits here late in practice. (Speed51.com Photo)
9:28
250 Late Model practice is done. We will now have the Mini Stocks on the track for 10 minutes. The 250 Late Models will be back on track in 20 minutes. 
9:23
Donnie Lashua waits as his team works on his machine (51 Photo)
9:20
Thanks Mike. We’re sincerely glad to be here for all you readers out there and our three-person team on the grounds have been giving it 100% 
9:19
Comment From Mike Ray 

Thanks Elgin,the coverage has been great as always on Speed51.com

9:19
About ten minutes remaining in this session. There will be about twenty minutes of local practice and then the 250 drivers will be back at it. 
9:07
We are starting to see the tension in the pits pick up as drivers are searching for the speed here in the final hours leading up to 2pm. 
9:03
Checking in on the Busch flat tire we see the team is looking the car over good to make sure they did not break or bent anything. 
9:00
We just saw Kyle Busch come into the pits with a flat tire. That’s the first sign of bad luck we have seen all weekend. 
8:59
We have 30 minutes left in the first 250 Late Model Practice. 
8:57
Kyle Busch will be looking for his first Oxford 250 win. (Speed51.com Photo)
8:56
We think late 70’s early 80’s. 
8:56
Comment From Jesse 

What Year Is The 2nd Picture From The Bottom In The Viewer Window? 

8:55
Tommy Ricker and Shawn Martin will be to of the local favorites. (Speed51.com Photo)
8:46
Donnie Wentworth won last week, this week it’s the biggest show of the year. (Speed51.com Photo)
8:45
Eddie MacDonald goes for history today. (Speed51.com Photo)
8:40
The winner will take home $25,000 to start with $100 going to each lap leader. A driver could walk out of here with $50,000. 
8:39
Comment From Terry 

What is the winners share of the race today? 

8:38
Halfway through the day’s first practice for the TD Bank 250 
8:36
A few drivers competed in the PASS race last night but a handful of others came in this morning after competing elsewhere.

Quinney Welch drove his late model to a fourth place finish at White Mountain

Keith Rocco won the SK Modified division feature race at Thompson

Eddie MacDonald, looking for three 250s in a row, was 10th at Columbus in the KNPSE 

8:33
Here is our updated, completely unofficial list of entries for today’s race:

1 Al Hammond
3 Richard Johnson
05 Craig Bushey
07 Scott Luce
8 Rick Thompson, Jr.
08 Donnie Lashua
10 Jimmy Childs
12 Nick Reno
15 Jay Laquerre
25 Shawn Knight
26 Corey Morgan
28 Rowland Robinson, Jr.
28 Mark Cooper
33 Josh St. Clair
44 Dave Pembroke
50ME Jeff White
51 Kyle Busch
55 Brad Leighton
59 Aaron Ricker
60 Tim Brackett
61 T.J. Brackett
70 Jeff Morgan
71 Scott Dragon
72 Chris Coolidge
84 Matt Sanborn
88 Jeff Taylor
97 Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.
02NH Randy Potter
04ME T.J. Watson
0ME Shane Green
14ME Daniel Khilall
15ME Ben Ashline
15VT Joey Laquerre
16NY Mark Lamberton
16VT Joey Becker
1CT Keith Rocco
1VT Brett Wheeler
21QC Jean-Francois Dery
23ME Dave Farrington, Jr.
26VT John Donahue
27ME Doug Coombs
27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
31ON Spencer MacPherson
32NH Jeff Marshall
32VT Jean-Paul Cyr
36QC Alex Labbe
37VT Brian Hoar
3ME Dennis Spencer, Jr.
40VT Eric Chase
41VT Jamie Aube
47NH Brock Davis
4ME Bradley Babb
51ME Ricky Rolfe
52ME Bruce Haley
52NH Miles Chipman
55VT Brent Dragon
57ME Austin Theriault
63NH Donnie Wentworth
6ME Tommy Ricker
6VT Cris Michaud
70R Darren Ripley
71ME Garry Chiasson
77MA James Linardy
7ME Glen Luce
7NC Ben Lynch
7VT Eric Williams
85ME Travis Stearns
88VT Nick Sweet
91QC Patrick Laperle
94ME Shawn Martin
9K Kyle Gallant
9VT Chip Grenier
17ME Eddie MacDonald
78 Quinny Welch
02 Russell Clark
17 Jason Palmer
70 Tommy Stilphen

8:32
Adding to our list of drivers on the ground.

#02 Russell Clark
#17 Jason Palmer
#70 Tommy Stilphen

8:16
Qualifying Procedure

Heats

There will be six 15 lap qualifying heats. The top four finishing cars in each heat will qualify for the TD Bank 250.

Consolation Races

There will be three 20 lap consolation races. The top three finishing cars in each consolation race will qualify for the TD Bank 250.

Last Chance Races

There will be three 20 lap last chance races. The winner of each last chance race will qualify for the TD Bank 250.

Provisional Starters

There will be two guaranteed provisional starting positions. The first will go to the non-qualified competitor that is currently highest in the OPS Late Model Point Standings and has competed in all the OPS Late Model Points races in 2011. In order to receive this provisional, the competitor must make every attempt to qualify through the heat, consolation race, and last chance race.

The second provisional starting position with go to the most recent non-qualified TD Bank 250 Champion.

Additional starters may be added at the discretion of OPS. 

8:14
More info on the Tires from the OPS site: Each car will be allowed to buy up to 8 tires to compete in all qualifying races and the TD Bank 250. Tires will be on sale on Saturday, July 23, but tires purchased on Saturday will remain impounded until Sunday morning, July 24. Tires will also be on sale on Sunday, July 24. All 8 tires DO NOT have to be bought at one time. Teams can purchase less than 8 tires and if they make it into the TD Bank 250, buy additional tires up to a maximum of 8 total race tires.

Practice tires will also be available on July 23 and July 24.

The purpose of this tire policy is to make the event as affordable as possible for race teams. 

8:13
We have seen Joey Pole run well here in the past. Maybe today will be his day. (Speed51.com Photo)
8:12
Teams have already gotten their tires for the day. (Speed51.com Photo)
8:09
OXFORD 250 PAST WINNERS

Year Winner
2010 Eddie MacDonald
2009 Eddie MacDonald
2008 Kevin Harvick
2007 Roger Brown
2006 Jeremie Whorff
2005 Mike Rowe
2004 Ben Rowe
2003 Ben Rowe
2002 Scott Robbins
2001 Gary Drew
2000 Ralph Nason
1999 Ralph Nason
1998 Ralph Nason
1997 Mike Rowe
1996 Larry Gelinas
1995 Dave Whitlock
1994 Derek Lynch
1993 Junior Hanley
1992 Dave Dion
1991 Ricky Craven
1990 Chuck Bown
1989 Jamie Aube
1988 Dick McCabe
1987 Jamie Aube
1986 Chuck Bown
1985 Dave Dion
1984 Mike Rowe
1983 Tommy Ellis
1982 Mike Berry
1981 Geoff Bodine
1980 Geoff Bodine
1979 Tom Rosati
1978 Bob Pressley
1977 Don Beiderman
1976 Butch Lindley
1975 Dave Dion
1974 Joey Kourafas

8:09
Unless Eddie MacDonald or Larry Gelinas go to victory lane we will have a new winner today. 
8:08
Jeff Taylor might have his dream come true today. The multi time OPS Track Champion has had lots of heart break in this race. Maybe today is the day. 
8:08
We could be pushing 80 Late Models today. We will get a full count soon. (Speed51.com Photo)
8:04
For our new fans this race is all about the draw. We will have a driver’s meeting near the mid-day point and the spots the driver’s pull will give them their spots in the heat races they must transfer out of. 
8:02
Keith Rocco is one of the many Oxford 250 hopefuls. He comes into today having won three SK races in a row this week at Thompson, Stafford and Waterford. We will be watching his progress this morning. 
8:01
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8:01
One of the best parts of the Oxford 250 is about to happen as several people in the camp ground are about to be woken up by the roar of 250 morning practice. This is a true sign that’s it’srace day in Oxford. 
7:58
The track is now hot for 250 Late Model practice. 
7:57
Kyle Busch will be looking to do the double here this weekend. Today’s ACT type Late Models are much different then the SLM he ran yesterday. 
7:57
Kyle Busch won the Super Late Model race here last night. (Speed51.com Photo)
7:55
7:53
We have new cars on the grounds and will have the info in a few minutes. 
7:46
TODAY’S SCHEDULE
Front gate opens at 10:00a.m.

6:30a.m. Pit gate opens
7:00a.m. Inspection opens

TD Bank 250 Tire Sales
7:30a.m. – ½ hour before TD Bank 250 Feature

Practice Times

8:00a.m. TD Bank 250
9:30 Mini Stock
9:40 Strictly Stock
9:50 TD Bank 250
10:50 Mini Stock
11:00 Strictly Stock
11:10 TD Bank 250
11:40 Track closed
12:00 Drivers meeting and draw
1:55 Pastor Don’s thought/anthem
2:00 Green flag

Tickets

Rows 21-25 Reserved $50
Rows 11-20 Reserved $40
Rows 1-10 General Admission $30
Juniors General Admission $15
Pit – licensed $45
Pit – non licensed $50
Pit – Two day licensed $70
Pit – Two day non licensed $80
Pit – Three day licensed $80
Pit – Three day non licensed $90

Event Format

TD Bank 250 Heats (15 laps)
Mini Stock Feature (30 laps)
TD Bank 250 Consolations (20 laps)
Strictly Stock Feature (30 laps)
TD Bank Last Chance Race(s) (20 laps)
5:30p.m. TD Bank 250 Pre-race ceremonies

6:30p.m. TD Bank 250 Green flag 

7:45
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7:45
Today is the 38th running of the TD Bank 250 here at Oxford Plains Speedway (ME). Practice is about to fire off here at 8am. 
7:44
Good morning and welcome to Race Day at the TD Bank 250! 

Trackside Now: 38th Annual TD Bank 250 – Oxford Plains Speedway (ME) – 7/24/11