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Green flag ready to drop at TD Bank 250 By Jackie Rybeck Feature Writer According to Bill Ryan, owner of Oxford Plains Speedway, over 70 of the region’s best, late-model drivers will attempt to qualif y for New England’s most prestigious title in short-track racing. “A nd t here cou ld be up to 90 drivers sign up for the July 24th event,” Ryan said. “That’s part of the excitement; guys can register even the morning of the race. And with only 40 spots on the asphalt, it’s possible that over half of the guys, instead of strapped into their cars, might find themselves sitting in the stands. “ T h a t ’s w h y m a n y s a y t h a t qua l i f y i ng is wor t h t he pr ice alone,” he added. The qualifying format for the TD Bank 250 consists of heat races, consolation races and multiple lastchance races.

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“It is possible for a driver to qualify by virtue of placing in the top four of his 15-lap heat race,” said the owner. “Or for the less fortunate, run 55 laps without ever making t he show. But t here a re t h ree chances to make the race.”

The roar of the engines, the smell of rubber, and the excitement of racing is in the air ... it’s the TD Bank 250.

In recent yea rs, a long l ist of prom i nent NA SC A R d r ivers have traveled to Maine to swap pa int a nd batt le t hree-w ide at Ma ine’s coveted 250. A nd t his yea r is no exception w it h Kyle Busch returning to race against the region’s best drivers for the $25,000 purse. “It’s no secret that I love to race, so I’ll be spending my weekend off from the Sprint Cup Series running t he late model races at Ox ford Plains Speedway,” said Busch. “The track is a lot of fun to drive. It’s very flat, the corners are very round and the straightaways aren’t very long.” Busch made quite a mark on his first two attempts leading several laps in both races. A late pit stop in 2005 gave Busch a sixth place finish and after blow ing an engine in 2006, he finished 22nd.

Bruce Haley, aka “Hurricane of Minot Maine,” recently dusted off his helmet for another go at the TD Bank 250.

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Local drivers have always had the TD Bank fever and the 2002 winner, Scott Robbins, is no exception. “It’s the rich history of the 250,” excla imed t he Di x f ield nat ive. “Watching as a kid, then racing it ... there’s nothing more exciting – and the money doesn’t hurt either. “For me personally, it’s even more than that,” he added. “You look back at the trophy through the years – Dave Dion, Geoff Bodine – they won and then went off to do better things. I wanted my name on that list – the list of past champions. And it is there; it’s pretty surreal.” According to Robbins, the “big boys” don’t just show up, they are here to win. “You bet,” he said. “Kyle is here to win this race, but you would be surprised at the respect those guys have for us. They want to beat the home boys. They know we are there to beat them and they aren’t going to get out of our way.”

What’s it like to race next to the big boys? “At first it was pretty intimidating,” Robbins laughed. “Racing side-byside with top-tier racers can make

Kyle Busch returns to the TD Bank 250. you pretty starry eyed, and then it turns into fun. I remember racing one year, side-by-side with Kyle Busch for 30 to 40 laps. You can’t explain it. It’s like a kid growing up with baseball and getting to go head-to-head with David Ortiz. “And now that I have a win, it’s like I’m at peace now,” he added. “I did it; my name’s on the list.” One racer who is not at peace is, the “Hurricane from Minot Maine,” Bruce Haley, who after numerous 250s and a best finish of third, is coming back after 16 years for a chance to make the dance. “I know I’m pretty foolish,” laughed Haley. “And my buddies tell me I should stay in the grave, but I’ve just got to try. I know my chances a re prett y slim, so for me just qua lif y ing wou ld be reason to celebrate.” But, Haley has the skill

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green f lag f lies for qualifying at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

“It’s not always the fastest car that wins,” said the popular driver. “It’s the guy who won’t give up because you never k now what is going to happen in front of you till the checkered flag flies.”

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“It’s just going to be an electrifying weekend,” smiled Ryan. “For a lot of folks, this is the pinnacle to their racing success ... it’s their Daytona 500. With a purse of $25,000 and $100 per every lap they lead, it’s bound to be a slugfest.”

And Haley knows all about losing with the fastest car. “I was just a few laps from having the 250 in my pocket, and then I broke a rocker arm and ended up seventh. You gotta hang in there and be at the right place at the right time. That’s the guy who will win this great race,” he added, “the guy who won’t give up.” As exciting as the 250 is, the owner of the track said it’s only the finale to a n out st a nd i ng t h re e - d ay weekend of side-by-side racing at

“Making things even more exciting t h is yea r is t he fact t hat Kyle Busch is racing in the PASS race on Saturday night as well as the 250,” he added. “Kyle is a threat, no matter what kind of car he is in and he’ll be a threat in both races.” Saturday will also be the first day the TD Bank 250 Late Models hit the track for practice before the

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TD Bank 250 fast facts from around the track Multiple winners

2, Ben Rowe (03, 04)

Smallest winners purse

Only woman to start

3, Dave Dion (75, 85, 92)

2, Eddie MacDonald (09, 10)

$4,500 Joey Kourafas (1974)

Karen Schulz, started and finished 42nd (1989)

3, Ralph Nason (98, 99, 00)

$4,500 Dave Dion (1975)

3, Mike Rowe (84, 97, 05)

Largest winners purse

2, Geoff Bodine (80, 81)

$52,150, Dave Whitlock (1995)

2, Chuck Bown (86, 90)

Largest field Most career earnings $187,715, Ralph Nason

2, Jamie Aube (87, 89)

3, B ob Pressley (3rd-77, 1st-78, 3rd-79

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First Maine winner Mike Rowe (1984)

3, Robbie Crouch (2nd-81, 2nd-84, 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)

Last Maine winner

2, Jamie Aube (1st-87, 1st-89)

Jeremie Whorff (2006)

2, Tommy Houston (2nd-90, 2nd-91) 2, Scott Robbins (2nd-01, 1st-02)

First Canadian winner

2, Eddie MacDonald (1st-09, 1st-10)

Last Canadian winner

Only driver to win after finishing last the previous year

Dave Whitlock (1995)

Larry Gelinas (1996)

3, Butch Lindley (77, 80, 82)

Only driver to win after finishing second the previous year

3, Robbie Crouch (81, 84, 86)

Scott Robbins (2002)

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3, Junior Hanley (79, 82, 94) 2, Dave Dion (75, 76) 2, Morgan Shepherd (77, 78) 2, Dale Shaw (00, 06)

Winners from the pole position Dave Dion (1975)

Larry Gelinas (1996) Gary Drew (2001) Ben Rowe (2003)

Only driver to win last chance race and 250 in same year

2, Keith Cavanaugh (78, 84) 2, Jeff Stevens (88, 98)

Worst starting position for champion 37th, Mike Rowe (2005)

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Most positions gained from start to finish

6, B utch Lindley (1st-76, 2nd-77, 3rd-78, 2nd-80, 2nd-82, 3rd-84)

Most times qualified

41st-3rd, Matt Kenseth (2004)

5, J oey Kourafas (1st-74, 3rd-76, 2nd-85, 3rd-87, 3rd-90)

30, M ike Rowe (missed 1975, 1977, 1987, 2007, 2008)

Multiple top-3 finishes

5, Dave Dion (1st-75, 1st-85, 3rd-86, 2nd-87, 1st-92)

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Most last place finishes

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5, Mike Rowe (1st-84, 1st-97, 3rd-98, 2nd-02, 1st-05) 5, Ralph Nason (2nd-76, 1st-98, 1st99, 1st-00, 3rd-01) 5, D ick McCabe (3rd-82, 2nd-83, 3rd-85, 1st-88, 2nd-89)

Youngest winner

Rain 1979 – postponed one week 1986 – held the next day

Tom Rosati, 19 (1979)

Oldest winner Ralph Nason, 60 (2000)

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Fast facts from page 4

1991 – delayed, ran same day 2008 – held the next day

Most Cautions 21 in 1997

Father-son champions Rowe, Mi ke (84, 97, 05) & Ben (03, 04)

Dragon, Beaver & Brent

Pinkham, David & Richard

1975 – What’s your price?

Drew, Homer & Gary

Rosati, John & Tom

Fraser, Frank & Scott

Rowe, Ben & Tom

Gerry, Bob and Brockie

Wallace, Kenny & Rusty

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.

Lynch, David & Derek

Most successful qualifying attempts by brothers

Maietta, Mike Sr. & Mike Jr. Pressley, Bob & Robert Ripley, Doug & Daren

The Dragon Brothers, Beaver & Bobby, competed in the same TD Bank 250 ten times. (74, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 83, 84, 85)

Rowe, Mike, Ben & Tom Shaw, Henry Jr. & Andy Tripp, John & Bob Whorff, Bill & Jeremie

Grandfather-grandson qualifiers

Father-son qualifiers Allison, Bobby & Davey

Brother qualifiers

Fadden, Stub & Olsen, Mike

Babb, Bob & Bobby

Bodine, Brett, Geoff & Todd

St. Clair, Dave & Josh

Babb, George & Jerry

Bouchard, Ken & Ron

1974 – History in the making

Brackett, Tim and T.J.

Burton, Jeff & Ward

Clark, Billy and Cassius

Busch, Kurt and Kyle

Cusack, Ralph & Glenn

Dragon, Beaver & Bobby

Darveau, Dave Sr.& Dave Jr.

Labonte, Bobby & Terry

Demers, Dennis & Trampas

Luce, Glen and Scott

Al Grinnan leads the very first lap in Oxford 250 history. Joey Kourafas w i n s t he 20 0 -lap event w hen George Summers runs out of gas three circuits from the finish.

1976 – Bicentennial bash Butc h L i nd le y be at s Ma i ne’s Ralph Nason in a result that’s still disputed by some to this day.

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.

1981 – Show me the money Lap money is offered for the first time in the race’s history.

1978 – Makin’ it look easy

1982 – Don’t you forget about me

Bob Pressley leads 213 laps en route to victory.

Mike Barry comes back after being a lap down to win.

1979 – Where’s Junior?

1983 – Junkyard dog

Junior Ha nley qua lif ies on t he pole, but does not compete. Hanley was u nable to ma ke t he show after the race was rained out and rescheduled for the following week. Tom Rosati became the youngest race winner.

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2011 TD Bank 250 weekend format schedule I I I FRIDAY, JULY 22 I I I Oxford Acceleration Series PASS Modifieds PASS Super Late Model Happy Hour. The PASS SLM will have an hour of practice at the conclusion of the scheduled races. NOTES: No practice or tech for TD Bank 250 cars until Saturday morning. This is an Acceleration Series points race for all divisions with a Saturday night purse.

FRONT GATE OPENS AT 5:30 p.m. Green flag at 6:30 p.m.

I I I SATURDAY, JULY 23 I I I

PRACTICE TIMES 3 p.m. Pit gate opens

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4:25 p.m. Runnin’ Rebel

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4:35 p.m. Outlaw

Front gate opens at 5:30 p.m. Green flag at 6:30 p.m.

4:45 p.m. PASS Modifieds 5 p.m. Renegade 5:05 p.m. Ladies

Pit gate 8 a.m. TD Bank 250 Late Model cars only

5:25 p.m. Runnin’ Rebel

11 a.m. Pit gate opens for all divisions.

5:35 p.m. Outlaw

EVENT FORMAT

6 p.m. Track closed

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6:05 p.m. Drivers meeting

8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-5 p.m.

6:25 p.m. Pastor Don’s thoughts/anthem

6:30 p.m. Green flag

Practice Times 12:30 p.m. TD Bank 250

Rows 21-25 Reserved $50 Rows11-20 Reserved $40 Rows 1-10 General Admission $30

PASS Super Late Model Heats

Juniors $15 General Admission

Mini Stock Feature (30 laps)

Pit – Licensed $45 Pit – Non Licensed $50

Modified Consolation Races

Pit – Two day Licensed $70

PASS Super Late Model Consolation Races

Pit – Two day Non-Licensed $80

Modified Feature (100 laps) PASS Super Late Model Feature (150 laps)

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2:20 p.m. Modified Racing Series

Junior (age 6-12) $5

2:50 p.m. TD Bank 250

Senior (age 55-up) $8

3:50 p.m. PASS Super Late Models

Military (with ID) $8

4:10 p.m. Mini Stock

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4:20 p.m. Strictly Stock

7:30 a.m. until 1/2 hour before the TD Bank 250 feature.

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5 p.m. Mini Stock 5:10 p.m. Strictly Stock

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38TH ANNUAL TD BANK 250 Front gate opens at 10 a.m.

RACE FORMAT TD Bank 250 heats (20 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) 5:30 p.m. TD Bank 250 Pre-race ceremonies 6:30 p.m. TD Bank 250 green flag Subject to change

7 a.m. Inspection

5:20 p.m. PASS Super Late Models

EVENT FORMAT

5:40 p.m. TD Bank 250

Practice Times

Renegade feature (20 laps)

6:10 p.m. Track closed

8 a.m. TD Bank 250

Ladies feature (20 laps)

6:10 p.m. Drivers meeting

9:30 a.m. Mini Stock

6:30 p.m. Green flag

9:40 a.m. Strictly Stock

Truck feature (20 laps)

9:50 a.m. TD Bank 250

Rebel features (20 laps)

Tickets

Outlaw features (20 laps) Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Noon Drivers meeting and draw

Ages 5 and under free

Brackett Mechanical/RB Performance Night

4 p.m. Renegade

5:15 p.m. Sport Truck

Corey Morgan of Lewiston poses with his trophy for finishing third in the 2010 TD Bank 250 after coming all the way from starting in the 27th position.

Military (with ID) $20

Adult $25

PASS Modified Feature (40 laps)

Junior (ages 6-12) $5

PASS Super Late Model Happy Hour

Senior (age 55-up) $20

10:50 a.m. Mini Stock 11 a.m. Strictly Stock 11:10 a.m. TD Bank 250 11:40 a.m. Track closes

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Eddie MacDonald gets showered with water as he hoists the checkered flag on top of his car after coming from 9th at the start of the race to win the 2010 TD Bank 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway.

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Highlight of racing: TD Bank 250 qualifying procedure The TD Bank 250 is without a doubt the highlight of New England Late Model racing. It is not often that the number of cars failing to make the race is higher than the number that do. This is why many say that qualifying alone is worth the price of admission. 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.

Bill Childs, Jr. gets into the sand during his first qualifying heat last year.

THE DRAW

6 HEAT RACES

Determines starting position in Heat race

Top 4 Qualify (positions 1-24)

Each driver’s name is added to a list when they roll their cars through pre-race inspection. That list is used to determine the order of “The Draw.� A member from each tea m must plunge t heir dig its 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.

Heat races a re a n intense a nd nerve-wracking experience. 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 up until the main event.

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3CONSOLATION RACES

these races are not intended for the faint of heart.

3 LAST CHANCE QUALIFIERS

Top 3 Qualify (positions 25-33) No driver wants to stare the Last C ha nce Qua l i f ier i n t he face knowing they must win to get in. TD Bank 250 Consolations w ill put every bit of your driving ability through the ultimate test of skill and determination.

Only the winner qualifies (positions 34-36) Ta lk about pressure. It’s a race where second-place will earn you a seat in t he grandstands. The

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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. The 2005 last chance winner, Mike Rowe, became the first driver to take full advantage and win the main event, earning $26,000. 2002 victor Alan Wilson placed 4th in the big show taking home $6,000. Ricky Craven and Tracy Gordon a lso have led t he ma i n event after winning the non-qualifiers’ transfer spot.

Frequently asked questions How do I purchase tickets? TD Ba nk 250 tickets a re priced at $ 50, $40 a nd $ 30. A seat ing chart is available online at w w w. ox fordpl a i n s.c om . T ic ket s for t h e B r a c k e t t Me c h a n i c a l / R B Per forma nce PASS 150 a re $25. Special discount ticket packages are available for the weekend. FMI about specific seat availability or to purchase tickets, stop by the Speedway office on Route 26 or call 207-539-8865 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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TD Bank 250 camping policy Ox ford Plains Speedway reminds campers of the follow ing policies regarding campers and recreational vehicles on Speedway property: 1. A ll 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. A ll campers must be neat in appearance and in full working order. 4. A ll camping areas must be clean, neat and free of garbage and debris. 5. A ll 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. A ll 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 owners name, phone number and address. Any violation of this policy will result in immediate termination of your camping privileges. Campers who violate this policy will be immediately towed. If you have any questions, please call us at 207-539-8865

Jeff Taylor sits in his car on pit row in a line with other drivers as they wait for the track to open for the Saturday practice session last year at Oxford Plains Speedway. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

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Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Thursday, July 21, 2011


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2010 Tim Brackett, Buckfield

2010 Ashley Marshall, Jay

2010 Kurt Hewins, Leeds

2009 Travis Adams, Canton

2009 Justin Karkos, Jay

2009 Skip Tripp, Poland

2008 Travis Adams, Canton

2008 Ashley Marshall, Jay

2008 Skip Tripp, Poland

2007 Travis Adams, Canton

2007 Jim Childs, Leeds

2007 Tommy Tompkins, Dixfield

2006 Travis Adams, Canton

2006 Jim Childs, Leeds

2006 Ben Tinker, Gray

2005 Chuck Colby, Newcastle

2005 Dan Morris, Lisbon

2005 Larry Emerson, Durham

2004 Shawn Martin, Turner

2004 Don Mooney, New Gloucester

2004 Larry Emerson, Durham

2003 Travis Adams, Canton

2003 Bill Childs Sr., Leeds

2003 Peter Hafford, Lewiston

2002 Ricky Rolfe, Albany Township

2002 Butch Keene, Turner

2002 Jim Duguay, Greene

2001 Ryan Moore, Scarborough

2001 Chris Morris, Auburn

2001 Larry Emerson, Durham

2000 Dennis Spencer Jr., Turner

2000 Don Mooney, New Gloucester

2000 Jon Brill, Bridgton

1999 Dennis Spencer Jr., Turner

1999 Bob Mooney, New Gloucester

1999 Shane Green, South Paris

1998 Nick Nichols, Farmington

1998 Mark Lucas, Harpswell

1998 David Haseltine, Pownal

1997 Scott Robbins, Dixfield

1997 Mike Pond, Avon

1997 Mike Short, Auburn

1996 Scott Luce, Strong

1996 Troy Morse, Bridgton

1996 Jim Duguay, Greene

1995 Ben Rowe, Turner

1995 W  ayne Titus, Lisbon (Mini); Bob Mooney, New Gloucester

1995 Guy Stevens, Farmington

Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal Above: Eddie MacDonald leads the field as he heads out of turn 4 on his way to victory during last year’s race. Below: Brad Babb, top, goes high on the track to get past Eric Williams as he spins out in turn 1 during the 2010 TD Bank 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway.

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