Oxford ME - Officials at Oxford Plains Speedway (OPS) and The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) announced today that all 250 laps for the Oxford 250 have been sold out three weeks in advance. Lap leader money for one of the most famous short track races in America was first introduced in 1981 by Bob Bahre who was looking for a way to add a unique twist to pit strategy of the 250 lap race. What was born from that brainstorm was the leader program of $50 per lap led and In 1984, grew to the current $100 per lap that has been a staple of the 250 ever since.
“We would like to thank all the business’s, groups, and people that purchased laps for the 49th Annual Oxford 250,” said track owner Tom Mayberry. “It’s nice to be able to fill all the laps with the generosity of so many people. The Lap leader money always seems to provide an extra twist to just about every 250.”
Over the years, many drivers have cashed in to make extra-large paydays from smaller local teams like Alan Wilson and Tommy Tompkins who both gathered a few thousand extra dollars in the 90’s to more well-known drivers like Ricky Craven, Chuck Bown, and Ralph Nason who all were able to cash checks nearing $50000 for their efforts.
“We were overwhelmed at the amount of support we received for the lap leader program this year,” said Mayberry. “We hope we can replicate this again in 2023 for the historic 50th edition of the Oxford 250.” Renewals will be offered early for those participating this year to be a part of the 50th edition.
With the 250 less than a few weeks away, 2022 promises to be the best one yet!!
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