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Nearly 70 Drivers Entered for 50th Oxford 250
Aug 22, 2023
The New Hampshire driver will compete with both the Modified Racing Series and American-Canadian Tour Saturday before taking on Sunday's 50th Annual Oxford 250.
Gabe Brown is preparing for a very busy weekend in Oxford Plains Speedway.
The Center Conway, New Hampshire driver will be competing in three different events this weekend at the 50th Annual Spencer Group Paving Oxford 250. Brown will race in the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model feature as well as the Modified Racing Series (MRS) event on Saturday, August 26 before taking part in the PASS Oxford 250 on Sunday, August 27.
It’s going to require a lot of effort over the course of 48 hours to practice and prepare each car, but Brown explained on Racing America’s “The Bullring” that he expects the track time will be invaluable when it comes to Sunday’s main attraction.
“I think getting all the laps, whether It’s with the horsepower and wide tires or the little power and narrow tires of the ACT car, it will all relate somewhere along the lines with the big race on Sunday,” said Brown. “Whether it’s the way the track changes or managing a car, all of the above. I think it’s going to help us, and I’m excited to see if it does or not.”
Brown had a chance to race a Modified earlier this year at the Racers Honoring Racers 100 at Star Speedway. However, an engine issue following his heat race brought an early end to the evening.
“We ran the Modified one time back at Star a couple of months ago and blew the motor after the heat race. We didn’t really get to do it, so I’m pretty pumped to get back behind the wheel and do that again.”
With all three divisions also practicing on Saturday, that will prove a very busy day for Brown as he hustles from car to car to maximize the available track time.
“It’s going to be a handful. The practices are lined up with MRS and ACT back-to-back. It’s going to be a lot, but I’ve got a lot of good guys to help me. We’ll get as many laps as we can and hope for the best.”
Once Sunday rolls around, all focus will be on the Oxford 250, which can be its own daunting challenge. With close to 70 cars that will be fighting their way through heats, consolations and a last chance race to make up the starting field for the 250-lap main event, it is an action-packed but grueling day of racing.
“It’s a lot, and I’ve been doing the Oxford 250 since 2017. It’s very stressful, a lot on the guys and a lot on the driver. It’s basically luck of the draw come heat race time. You’ve got to fight your way if you don’t draw good, and it makes for a very long day.
“You can race three-wide there, four-wide really if you’re careful enough. It’s pretty racey. It always seems to slicken up come heat race time and put a damper on how wide you can run and stuff. Obviously, if you’ve got a good car, you can do it. We’ve got to focus on having that good car where we can run all three lanes and put ourselves in the show.”
Tickets are still available for the 50th Annual Spencer Group Paving Oxford 250. Call the track office today at 207-539-8865 to secure your tickets for this weekend’s festivities.
If you’re unable to attend in person, fans can watch the 50th Annual Spencer Group Paving Oxford 250 live on Racing America all weekend long.
"The Bullring" is a weekly talk show hosted by Alan Dietz and Jess Ballard, bringing the biggest names in racing together to break down what happened the previous weekend, or look ahead to the biggest events next weekend. The Bullring is free to watch for all viewers every Wednesday at 7 PM on RacingAmerica.TV and Racing America's social media platforms, and the replay is available at any time afterward.