OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY NEWS BULLETIN
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Release 02-02
CONTACT: BOBBY WALKER 207-539-8865 email@example.com
April 4, 2002
"OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY READY FOR PASS NEW ENGLAND DODGE DEALERS
OXFORD, ME---Oxford Plains Speedway will open for it's
52nd season with the season opener for the popular PASS tour and the
New England Dodge Dealers 100. While an all day practice session is set for
Saturday, April 13, the real excitement explodes on Sunday April 14. Joining the
PASS event is the first of the points races for Oxford's Weekly Racing Series.
Racing starts at 1 PM sharp.
The Saturday practice day is from 8 to 5 with track time being
rotated among the five Weekly Racing Series division from 9 to 5.
The New England Dodge Dealers 100 is not only the season opener
for Maine's SuperSpeedway, but for the popular PASS Tour as well. Defending PASS
Champion Sam Sessions and former Champion Ben Rowe sit atop a list of potential
winners that should peak at more than 50 by race time. Mike Rowe, the undisputed
King of Oxford, and former NASCAR Busch North Champion Dale Shaw both have new
Pro Stock cars for the 2002 campaign and will certainly be factors in the New
England Dodge Dealers 100. With more than 145 career wins at the famed 3/8-mile
asphalt oval, Rowe is always a threat to win. Shaw is no stranger to winning at
Oxford either and his 16 wins prove that point, with more than a dozen of them
coming in long distance races. The younger Rowe as well as Sessions have plenty
of Oxford experience and wins in their resumes and a win in the season opener
would make the process of winning another championship at bit easier.
But those four aren't the only drivers to contend with. Scott
Robbins, should be a factor as he won the last Pro Stock open at Oxford to close
out the 2001 season. When you add names like Kevin Kimball, Kenny Wright, Mike
Maietta Sr., Mike Maietta Jr., Bub Bilodeau, Louie Mechalides, Larry Gelinas,
Chuck LaChance, Andy Shaw and Tim Brackett, the promise of tight competition is
a sure thing.
More information about Oxford's opening day program is
available on the Speedway's acclaimed web site, www.oxfordplains.com or by calling
207-539-8865. Oxford Plains Speedway is located on Route 26 in Oxford, Maine;
just 26 miles from exit 11 of the Maine Turnpike. The famed 3/8-mile asphalt
oval feature Maine's largest sports complex grandstand and is home to the
nationally recognized True Value 250 which is set for July 14 of this year.