OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY NEWS BULLETIN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Release 02-02

CONTACT: BOBBY WALKER 207-539-8865 ops1@megalink.net

April 4, 2002
"OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY READY FOR PASS NEW ENGLAND DODGE DEALERS 
100"

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.