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Top 50 Drivers in Oxford 250 History - No. 15 - 11

We continue our countdown of the Top 50 drivers in the history of the Oxford 250 and close in on the top 10.


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Every year since 1974, Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine has hosted the Oxford 250. The event has seen many different forms, cars, drivers and sanctioning bodies over the years, but it has also seen plenty of star power during that time.

In celebration of the 50th Annual Oxford 250 taking place on August 25-27, 2023, Racing America has assembled a ranking of the top 50 drivers in the history of the event. We will unveil them in installments leading up to the big weekend in August, where you can watch the Oxford 250 here on Racing America if you are unable to attend the golden anniversary event in person.

This week, we close in on the top 10 and introduce 11th through 15th on the top 50 countdown.

Top 50 Drivers in Oxford 250 History: 50-46 | 45-41 | 40-36 | 35-31 | 30-26 | 25-21 | 20-16

15 – Junior Hanley

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1st (1993)

One of the all-time greats in Canadian stock car racing, JuniorHanley won three consecutive ACT Pro Stock Tour championships between 1991 and 1993. Over those three seasons, Hanley won 29 ACT Pro Stock Tour races, including the 1993 Oxford 250.

That year, Hanley led 150 of the race’s 324 recorded laps, as this was during the time when all laps counted but 250 green-flag laps composed the race. In his next three Oxford 250s, Hanley wouldn’t finish worse than sixth.

14 – Tom Rosati

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Top 10s
Best Finish


1st (1979)

Tom Rosati is a multiple-time champion at both Stafford Speedway and what was his home track, Riverside Park Speedway, making him a recognizable name for racing fans in the state of Massachusetts. He also holds a record that stands to this day in the Oxford 250 record books.

Just two weeks after his 19th birthday, Rosati took the win in the 1979 Oxford 250. Rosati remains the youngest winner in the race’s history, 40-plus years after the accomplishment.

13 – Joey Kourafas

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15681st (1974)

On July 13, 1974, it was another Massachusetts driver, Joey Kourafas, winning the first-ever Oxford 250. Kourafas started 19th that day, taking the lead with three laps remaining when George Summers ran out of fuel.

While that would be Kourafas’ only 250 win, he still had plenty of strong showings in the event. Kourafas tallied five podium finishes in his Oxford 250 career, including a runner-up finish in 1985 to Dave Dion.

12 – Dick McCabe

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1st (1988)

If you went to an Oxford 250 during the 1980s, there was a very good chance you saw Dick McCabe running near the front of the field during the event. During that span, McCabe led more than 350 laps, and only had one finish outside the top-10. That came in 1986, when an engine issue just 29 laps into the race relegated him to 43rd in the running order.

The crowning achievement for McCabe came in 1988, when he led 101 out of 282 laps to take the win. McCabe finished ahead of Kelly Moore and Randy LaJoie, taking the lead from Moore on lap 242.

11 – Bob Pressley

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1st (1978)

A legend of the short track racing world in the Southeast, Bob Pressley was a seven-time champion at what was known as the New Asheville Speedway. Pressley made the trip to Oxford four times as part of the coveted NASCAR Late Model Sportsman National Championship, bagging three podium finishes and the win in 1978.

Pressley dominated the 1977 running of the race, leading more than 200 laps before surrendering the top spot to Don Biederman with 38 laps to go. Pressley sealed the deal one year later, leading 213 laps en route to victory.