2012 TD Bank 250
Official guide to the 2012 TD Bank 250 weekend of racing at Oxford Plains Speedway, Maine.
Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal Thursday, July 19, 2012 12 , 20 Sunday, July 22 Your guide to the biggest northern New England short-track race! 2011 TD Bank 250 top 10 race results Finish/Start positions: 1/5 -- Kyle Busch 2/9 -- Nick Sweet 3/11 -- Austin Theriault 4/26 -- Eddie MacDonald 5/25 -- Brian Hoar 6/10 -- Jeff Taylor 7/24 -- John Donahue 8/6 -- Shawn Martin 9/22 -- Eric Williams 10/2 -- Quinny Welch Camping policy at OPS Oxford Plains Speedway reminds campers of the following policies regarding campers and recreational vehicles on Speedway property: 1. All campers must be properly state registered. 2. No campers may be left on Speedway property from September 20 to April 15 of each year. 3. All campers must be neat in appearance and in full working order. 4. All camping areas must be clean, neat and free of garbage and debris. 5. All campers will be parked in neat and orderly rows as directed by the Speedway. If your camper will remain here on a non-event night, it must be parked so that it cannot be seen from Route 26. 6. No camping areas may be reserved, roped off or barricaded in any way. 7. All campers must have contact information for the owners posted in a window or in another location so that it can be seen by speedway personnel. This information must include the owner's name, phone number and address. ANY VIOLATION OF THIS POLICY WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE TERMINATION OF YOUR CAMPING PRIVILEGES. CAMPERS THAT VIOLATE THIS POLICY WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TOWED. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL (207) 539-8865. Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne enters TD Bank 250 OXFORD, Maine -- The 2011 Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne has entered the TD Bank 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway. The race will be held on July 22, 2012. Since 2004, Oxford has attracted the elite of NASCAR to the TD Bank 250. The trend was started w ith Matt Kenseth and Kurt Busch competing in the event that year. In 2005, Kenseth was joined by Kyle Busch. The 2006 event drew Kyle Busch, Ricky Craven, Denny Ha m lin a nd JJ Yeley. The race in 2007 saw Terry Labonte and Kevin Lepage challenge the Late Model pilots. In 2008, Kevin Harvick raised the bar for the NASCAR crowd, winning the event. The 2009 event saw a Wallace family invasion, with Rusty as the Grand Marshall and Kenny and Steven competing on the track. Breakout Cup star Brad Keselowski competed in 2010. The race in 2011 saw the return of great driver and I am sure he will Kyle Busch, competing in his third be in the mix all race." TD Bank 250. Kyle did not disapBayne, who hails from Knoxpoint, winning the race in style. ville, Tenn., competed for eight "I am excited to run the TD Bank yea rs on t he go-ka rt circuit 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway. earning three World ChampiIt is one of those events that onships, with over 300 feature ever y short track racer from w ins and 18 State and track a rou nd t he cou nt r y k now s Championships combined. about and hopes to get a chance to run one day. The race is su- Bayne moved to NASCAR in 2009 per competitive, but I feel like I and has regularly competed in have a good shot," Bayne stated. both the Sprint Cup and Nation"Kevin and Kyle have set a high wide Series since. He became the standard the past few years and youngest Daytona 500 winner in I will definitely check in with history with his effort in 2011. He also won at Texas Motor Speedway them to get some advice." in the Nationwide Series in 2011. Oxford Plains Speedway owner For more information on Trevor, Bill Ryan said, "We are excited to go to www.trevorbayne.com. have Trevor come to Oxford to race. It is a thrill for our fans to see the best NASCAR ha s to of fer r ig ht here on a short track in Maine. Trevor is a 2012 TD Bank 250 weekend of racing starts Friday, July 20 ROOPERS comes in FIRST in PRICING and SELECTION when it comes to beverages, beer, liquor and wine # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # Previous TD Bank 250 champions Year Start Driver Hometown Earnings 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 19 1 9 11 4 6 7 1 14 26 10 17 13 10 Kourafas, Joey Sharon, MA Dion, Dave Hudson, NH Lindley, Butch Greenville, SC Biederman, Don Oakville, ONT Pressley, Bob Asheville, NC Rosati, Tom Agawam, MA Bodine, Geoff Chemung, NY Bodine, Geoff Chemung, NY Barry, Mike Bolton, VT Ellis, Tommy Richmond, VA Rowe, Mike Turner, ME Dion, Dave Hudson, NH Bown, Chuck Portland, OR Aube, Jamie N. Ferrisburg, VT $4,500 $4,500 $6,375 $6,000 $7,050 $10,000 $11,200 $21,400 $16,000 $21,150 $26,475 $26,600 $28,950 $31,100 Year Start Driver Hometown Earnings 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 7 10 7 6 20 4 2 11 1 26 2 2 24 1 8 1 25 37 2 30 11 3 9 5 McCabe, Dick Kennebunkport, ME Aube, Jamie N. Ferrisburg, VT Bown, Chuck Portland, OR Craven, Ricky Newburgh, ME Dion, Dave Hudson, NH Hanley, Junior Campbellville, ONT Lynch, Derek Norwood, ONT Whitlock, Dave Petrolia, ONT Gelinas, Larry Scarborough, ME Rowe, Mike Turner, ME Nason, Ralph Unity, ME Nason, Ralph Unity, ME Nason, Ralph Unity, ME Drew, Gary Windham, ME Robbins, Scott Dixfield, ME Rowe, Ben Turner, ME Rowe, Ben Turner, ME Rowe, Mike Turner, ME Whorff, Jeremie Bath, ME Brown, Roger Lancaster, NH Harvick, Kevin Bakersfield, CA MacDonald, Eddie Rowley, MA MacDonald, Eddie Rowley, MA Busch, Kyle Las Vegas, NV $34,100 $35,075 $51,872 $50,025 $37,150 $40,475 $33,975 $52,150 $50,000 $39,800 $46,400 $42,700 $31,900 $35,400 $36,900 $34,700 $29,700 $26,000 $36,600 $35,800 $37,300 $35,300 $29,800 $31,800 Stop in to fill up on your way to the TD Bank 250!! Remember, we have ice, propane, cigarettes and snacks as well! 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The qualifying format for the TD Bank 250 consists of Heat Races, Consolation Races and multiple Last Chance Races. It is possible for a driver to qualify by virtue of placing in the top four of his 15 lap heat race, or, for the less fortunate, run 55 laps without ever making the show. Below is the qualifying procedure for the TD Bank 250. THE DRAW Determines starting position in Heat race Each driver's name is added to a list when they roll their cars through pre-race inspection. That list is used to determine t he order of "T he Draw." A member from each team must plunge their digits into a bucket containing up to 150 numbered chips. A simple task that could mean the difference between sitting in the drivers seat ... or the grandstands. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal photo Patrick Laperle, back, passes Kyle Busch in the early stages of the Saturday night race last year during the TD Bank 250 weekend of racing. test of skill and determination. Expect to see plenty of paintswapping and torn sheet metal as these races are not intended for the faint of heart. 6 HEAT RACES Top 4 Qualify (positions 1-24) Heat races are an intense and ner ve-w rack i ng ex per ience. One 15-lap race will set the tone for your day. Finish in the top four and you have a few hours to prepare for one of the biggest races of your life. Fail to do so and chances are you'll be scrambling right up until the main event. 3 LAST CHANCE QUALIFIERS Only the winner qualifies (positions 34-36) Talk about pressure. It's a race where second-place will earn you a seat in the grandstands. The winner is presented with a buyout option at the end: Take a $1,500 check and a seat in the stands or start at the rear of the field. And don't count out the winner of this race. WELCOME RACE FANS! Big Apple Junction of 26 &121 Welchville, ME 207-539-2944 Your one stop shop! www.cnbrown.com Welchville The 2005 last chance winner, Mike Rowe, became the first 3 CONSOLATION driver to take full advantage RACES and win the main event, earning Top 3 Qualify (positions 25-33) $26,000. The 2002 victor, Alan Wilson, placed 4th in the big No driver wants to stare the Last show taking home $6,000. Ricky Chance Qualifier in the face Craven and Tracy Gordon also knowing they must win to get have led the main event after in. TD Bank 250 Consolations w inning t he non-qua lif iers' will put every bit of your driving transfer spot. abilit y through the ultimate Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Thursday, July 19, 2012 TD BANK 250 3 2012 TD Bank 250 weekend schedule Friday, July 20 Sun Journal Night Oxford Championship Series (No Late Models) Oxford Acceleration Series (Wednesday points) PASS Modifieds NOTES:Nopracticeortech forTDBank250carsuntil Saturdaymorning.This isanAccelerationSeries pointsraceforalldivisions withaSaturdaynightpurse. � Pit gate opens at 3 p.m. � Front gate opens at 5:30 p.m. � Green flag at 6:30 p.m. Practice Times 4 p.m. Mini Stock 4:10 p.m. Strictly Stock 4:20 p.m. Renegade 4:25 p.m. Ladies 4:35 p.m. Sport Truck 4:45 p.m. PASS Modified 5 p.m. Runnin' Rebel 5:10 p.m. Outlaw 5:20 p.m. Mini Stock 5:30 p.m. Strictly Stock 5:40 p.m. PASS Modified 5:55 p.m. Track closed 6 p.m. Drivers meeting 6: 25 p.m. Pastor Don's thoughts/ anthem 6:30 p.m. Green flag RussDillingham/SunJournalphoto Tickets � Ages 5 and under FREE � Junior (age 6-12) $5 � Adult $12 � Adult Advanced $10 � Senior (age 65+) $10 Corey Williams of Sumner goes end over end as he slides off the track at Oxford Plains Speedway during the sport truck race held on Friday night in last year's TD Bank 250 weekend of racing. John Lizotte of Mechanic Falls foreground, motors past as the yellow flag comes out. Williams crawled out of his truck and waved to the crowd to signal he was okay. Saturday, July 21 Dunkin Donuts Night Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model 150 Oxford Championship Series (No Late Models) � Pit gate opens at 8 a.m. for TD Bank 250 cars only � Pit gate opens at 11 a.m. for all divisions � Front gate opens at 5:30 p.m. � Green flag at 6:30 p.m. 4:20 p.m. TD Bank 250 4:50 p.m. Mini Stock 5 p.m. Strictly Stock 5:10 p.m. PASS Super Late Models 5:30 p.m. TD Bank 250 6 p.m. Track closed 6:05 p.m. Drivers meeting 6: 25 p.m. Pastor Don's thoughts/anthem 6:30 p.m. Green flag New or Pre-Owned ... Great Deals! � Military (with ID) $10 � Pit $25 � Friendly Sales � � Quality Service � � Full Service � Body Shop � Auto Value Parts � 80 MAIN STREET, SOUTH PARIS 743-8938 www.ripleyandfletcher.com Event format � Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy Mini Stock Heats (10 Laps) � Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy Strictly Stock Heats (10 Laps) � Renegade Feature (20 Laps) � Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy Ladies Feature (20 Laps) � Call of the Wild RV Sport Truck Feature (20 Laps) � Runnin' Rebel Feature(s) (20 Laps) � Outlaw Feature(s) (20 Laps) � Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy Mini Stock Feature (30 Laps) � Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy Strictly Stock Feature (30 Laps) � PASS Modified Feature (40 Laps) Tickets � Ages 5 and under FREE � Junior (age 6-12) $5 � Adult $25 � Adult Advanced $20 � Senior (age 65+) $20 � Military (with ID) $20 � Pit $35 Practice Times 12:30 p.m. TD Bank 250 2 p.m. Mini Stock 2:10 p.m. Strictly Stock 2:20 p.m. PASS Super Late Models 2:40 p.m. TD Bank 250 3:40 p.m. Mini Stock 3:50 p.m. Strictly Stock 4 p.m. PASS Super Late Models Event format � Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy Mini Stock Heats (10 Laps) � PASS Super Late Model Heats 4 TD BANK 250 Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Thursday, July 19, 2012 (TBD Laps) � Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy Strictly Stock Heats (10 Laps) � Mini Stock Feature (30 Laps) � PASS Super Late Model Consolations (TBD Laps) � Strictly Stock Feature (30 Laps) � PASS Super Late Model Feature (150 Laps) 11 a.m. Mini Stock 11:10 a.m. Strictly Stock 11:20 a.m. TD Bank 250 11:50 a.m. Outlaw 12 p.m. Track closed 12 :05 p.m. Drivers meeting and draw 1: 55 p.m. Pastor Don's thoughts/anthem 2 p.m. Green flag Sunday, July 22 2012: The 39th annual TD Bank 250 Oxford Championship Series OAS Outlaws (Saturday points) � Pit gate opens at 6:30 a.m. � Inspection opens at 7 a.m. � Front gate opens at 10 a.m. � Green flag at 2 p.m. Tickets � Rows 21-25 Reserved $50 � Rows 11-20 Reserved $40 � Rows 1-10 General Admission $30 � Rows 1-10 Juniors General Admission $15 � Pit 1-day $50 � Pit 2-day $75 � Pit 3-day $85 Event format TD Bank 250 Heats (15 Laps) Outaw Feature(s) (20 Laps) TD Bank 250 Consolations (20 Laps) � Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy Mini Stock Feature (30 Laps) � TD Bank 250 Last Chance Races (20 Laps) Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal photo TD Bank 250 Tire Sales 7:30 a.m. � � hour before TD Bank 250 Feature Martin McLaughlin of Norway watches one of the Friday night races from the roof of the press box during the 2011 TD Bank 250 weekend of racing at Oxford Plains Speedway. � Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy Strictly Stock Feature (30 Laps) Practice Times 8 a.m. TD Bank 250 9:30 a.m. Mini Stock 9:40 a.m. Strictly Stock 9:50 a.m. TD Bank 250 10:50 a.m. Outlaw 5:30 p.m. (approx.) TD Bank 250 Pre-race ceremonies 6:30 p.m. (approx.) TD Bank 250 Green flag SUBJECT TO CHANGE Proud Sponsor of Shawn Martin #94 Russ Dillingham/ Sun Journal photo VMRS modified racers bunch up in turn 4 of the first lap of the first qualifying heat for Saturday night's feature race at Oxford Plains Speedway during last year's TD Bank 250 weekend of racing. Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Thursday, July 19, 2012 Data Center Services �Voice Services � High Speed Internet 1-800-520-9911 Sign up to Ride the Oxford Plains Pacecar! www.oxfordnetworks.com/ops TD BANK 250 5 TD Bank 250 Fast Facts Multiple winners 3, Dave Dion (75, 85, 92) 3, Ralph Nason (98, 99, 00) 3, Mike Rowe (84, 97, 05) 2, Geoff Bodine (80, 81) 2, Chuck Bown (86, 90) 2, Jamie Aube (87, 89) 2, Ben Rowe (03, 04) 2, Eddie MacDonald (09, 10) Multiple runner-up finishes 3, Butch Lindley (77, 80, 82) 3, Robbie Crouch (81, 84, 86) 2, Tommy Houston (90, 91) 2, Tracy Gordon (97, 98) 2, Ben Rowe (99, 00) Only driver to win after finishing last the previous year Larry Gelinas (1996) Only driver to win after finishing second Multiple top-3 finishes the previous year 6, Butch Lindley (1st-76, 2nd-77, 3rd-78, 2nd-80, 2nd-82, 3rd84) 5, Joey Kourafas (1st-74, 3rd-76, 2nd-85, 3rd-87, 3rd-90) 5, Dave Dion (1st-75, 1st-85, 3rd86, 2nd-87, 1st-92) 5, Mike Rowe (1st-84, 1st-97, 3rd98, 2nd-02, 1st-05) 5, Ralph Nason (2nd-76, 1st-98, 1st-99, 1st-00, 3rd-01) 5, Dick McCabe (3rd-82, 2nd-83, 3rd-85, 1st-88, 2nd-89) 4, Ben Rowe (2nd-99, 2nd-00, 1st-03, 1st-04) 3, Bob Pressley (3rd-77, 1st-78, 3rd-79 3, Robbie Crouch (2nd-81, 2nd84, 2nd-86) 3, Tracy Gordon (3rd-95, 2nd-97, 2nd-98) 3, Gary Drew (3rd-97, 1st-01, 3rd-03) 2, George Summers (3rd-74, 2nd-75) 2, Geoff Bodine (1st-80, 1st-81) 2, Chuck Bown (1st-86, 1st-90) 2, Jamie Aube (1st-87, 1st-89) 2, Tommy Houston (2nd-90, 2nd-91) 2, Scott Robbins (2nd-01, 1st-02) 2, Eddie MacDonald (1st-09, 1st-10) Scott Robbins (2002) Largest winners purse $52,150, Dave Whitlock (1995) Smallest winners purse $4,500 Joey Kourafas (1974) $4,500 Dave Dion (1975) Only driver to win last chance race and 250 in same year Mike Rowe (2005) Most Times Qualified 30, Mike Rowe (missed 1975, 1977, 1987, 2007, 2008) Russ Dillingham / Sun Journal photo Most career earnings $187,715, Ralph Nason Kyle Busch hands back a pen after autographing a tire for a race fan in the pit area at Oxford Plains Speedway during last year's TD Bank 250 weekend of racing. Most career earnings for non-winner $66,420, Tracy Gordon Youngest winner Tom Rosati, 19 (1979) Oldest winner Ralph Nason, 60 (2000) Winners from the pole Most positions gained position from start to finish Dave Dion (1975) Geoff Bodine (1981) Larry Gelinas (1996) Gary Drew (2001) Ben Rowe (2003) 41st � 3rd, Matt Kenseth (2004) First Maine winner Mike Rowe (1984) Only woman to start Karen Schulz, started and finished 42nd (1989) Rain 1979 � postponed one week 1986 � held the next day 1991 � delayed, ran same day 2008 � held the next day Last Maine winner Jeremie Whorff (2006) First Canadian winner Don Biederman (1977) Largest field 47 (1988) Most last place finishes 2, Keith Cavanaugh (78, 84) 2, Jeff Stevens (88, 98) Most Cautions 21 in 1997 Last Canadian winner Dave Whitlock (1995) Smallest field 36 (1978-1981) Most pole positions 3, Junior Hanley (79, 82, 94) 2, Dave Dion (75, 76) 2, Morgan Shepherd (77, 78) 2, Dale Shaw (00, 06) Worst starting Father/Son champions position for champion 37th, Mike Rowe (2005) Rowe, Mike (84, 97, 05) & Ben (03, 04) Brackett, Tim and T.J. Clark, Billy and Cassius Cusack, Ralph & Glenn Darveau, Dave Sr.& Dave Jr. Demers, Dennis & Trampas Dragon, Beaver & Brent Drew, Homer & Gary Fraser, Frank & Scott Gerry, Bob and Brockie Lynch, David & Derek Maietta, Mike Sr. & Mike Jr. Pressley, Bob & Robert Ripley, Doug & Daren Rowe, Mike, Ben & Tom Shaw, Henry Jr. & Andy Tripp, John & Bob Whorff, Bill & Jeremie Brother qualifiers Bodine, Brett, Geoff & Todd Bouchard, Ken & Ron Burton, Jeff & Ward Busch, Kurt and Kyle Dragon, Beaver & Bobby The Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce 4 Western Ave. � South Paris, Maine 04281 � 207-743-2281 Second worst starting Father/Son qualifiers position for champion Allison, Bobby & Davey 30th, Roger Brown (2007) Babb, Bob & Bobby Babb, George & Jerry OXFORD HILLS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Information Center Open for Your Convenience 9-4 Monday-Friday TOOLS & TOYS Chainsaws � Generators � Mowers � Trimmers � Tillers � Splitters � Logging Supplies � Rifles � Shotguns � Handguns � Hunting & Fishing Equipment We Service All Brands Visit the Chamber for more information on where to shop, dine and visit. 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The race featured 17 lead changes between Geoff Bodine, Robbie Crouch, Morgan Shepherd, Dick McCabe, and race winner Mike Rowe. 1989 Generation Gap St ub Fadden and Mike Olsen become the only grandfather and grandson to qualify for the race. Stub finished 25th, Mike 17th. and compete in the 250. Dion shows up and holds off Dale Shaw to become the first three-time winner. 1998 through 2000 � King Ralph Ra lph Nason is the first driver to win three consecutive 250s. Most successful qualifying attempts by brothers The Dragon Brothers, Beaver & Bobby, competed in the same TD Bank 250 ten times. (74, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 83, 84, 85) 1982 Don't you forget about me Mi ke Barry comes back after being a lap down to win. 1993 through 1995 � Oh, Canada Ju nior Hanley, Derek Lynch and Dave Whitlock take the big prize north of the border, when the race was sanctioned by ACT. 1985 The one that counts Dave Dion wins by leading only the final lap. 1990 Bown and determined Chuck Bown outlasts Tommy Houston to win his second 250 en route to a NASCAR NationwideSeries championship. 2001 and 2002 � Home field advantage Ga ry Drew and Scott Robbins give victory lane a local flavor with their wins. 1983 Junkyard dog Tommy Ellis drives from 26th starting position to win. In his victory lane interview, "Terrible Tommy" decries the local "junkers" he was forced to pass. 2003 Front Rowe Ben Rowe starts on the pole, alongside his father and twotime champion, Mike Rowe. Ben won the event with Mike placing fourth. Grandfather/ grandson qualifiers Fadden, Stub & Olsen, Mike St. Clair, Dave & Josh 1987 Marathon, not a sprint Ja mie Aube makes his move over the final 50 laps, taking the lead when OPS weekly racer Billy Clark stops for fuel, and picks up the first of his two 250 titles. 1996 Larry who? Relative unknown Larry Gelinas wins the pole, then wins the race when rookie Ben Rowe runs out of gas with two laps remaining. 1991 On his way Ricky Craven, future NASCAR Cup and Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year, wins his home state's biggest race. 1984 Lucky 6 Mi ke Rowe becomes the only driver to win with a V-6 engine under the hood. Chuck Bown was the first to qualify with the engine in 1983, he finished 22nd. 1974 History in the making Al Grinnan leads the very first lap in Oxford 250 history. Joey Kourafas wins the 200-lap event when George Summers runs out of gas three circuits from the finish. 1997 Lucky 13 Th irteen years after his first victory, Mike Rowe sets a new record for most years between 250 triumphs. 2004 NASCAR Cup Invasion Defending NASCAR Cup champion Matt Kenseth and Cup superstar Kurt Busch compete in the TD Bank 250. Kenseth placed 3rd, Busch placed 13th. 1989 Movin' on up Ricky Craven finishes sixth after starting 43rd. 1992 Glad he came Dave Dion gets a phone call from track owner Michael Liberty, encouraging him to end his boycott of NASCAR 1975 What's your price? Dwayne "Tiny" Lund starts the race by buying a starting position from a previously qualified driver. Lund starts at the rear, 37th position, and finishes 22nd. Monday-Friday 8-5; Saturday 8-4 or by Appointments 744-9053 Building Systems 290 Park St., So. Paris, ME www.kbsmodelcenter.com 877-778-2880 Don Tikander ? Middle Man Steve Merrill * Land Available * Residential * Commercial * Multi-Family from KBS 1976 Bicentennial bash Butch Lindley beats Maine's Ralph Nason in a result that's still disputed by some race fans to this day. 1978 Makin' it look easy Bob Pressley leads 213 laps en route to victory. Take Your $ Pick 72,684 RANCH � Imagine Real Estate Inc. is on the premises for your Real Estate listings � We Set & Finish Our Homes � Home-town Faces for Home-town Service � Immediate Response Factory � Top Quality Sales & Service Tours � Total Packages from the ground up Available � Build a Standard Home and delivered in 4 weeks � Factory Tours Available True Factory Direct Home Center CAPE 42x27.5 32x27.5 1979 Where's Junior? Ju nior Hanley qualifies on the pole, but does not compete. Hanley was unable to make the show after the race was rained out and rescheduled for the following week. Tom Rosati became the youngest race winner. 1980 When gas cost $20,000 a gallon Geoff Bodine and Butch Lindley duel for the win. Lindley runs out of fuel on the final lap. Bodine's tank goes dry on his victory lap. Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Thursday, July 19, 2012 TD BANK 250 7 Saturday, July 28, 6:30pm Aaron's presents Events will be Spectator Drags, Smokey Donut Show, Flag Pole Race, Full Size Obstacle Enduro Race, and the Compact Obstacle Enduro Race. The night will be topped off with a FIREWORKS SHOW! WEDNESDAY AUGUST 1, 6:30PM WELCOME TO OUR FRIENDS FROM ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY! SPECIAL BUY ONE TICKET, GET ONE FREE FOR OUR ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY FANS. FREE TICKET MUST BE OF EQUAL OR LESSER VALUE. SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 6:30PM FAMILY AND FRIENDS NIGHT BRING YOUR KIDS AND ALL THEIR FRIENDS AS KIDS 12 AND UNDER GET IN FREE! ON THE TRACK ARE THE LATE MODELS, STRICTLYS, MINIS, AND REBELS. 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