OXFORD — A major announcement from Oxford Plains Speedway, Route 26, states that Oxford Plains Speedway will switch their Friday night Budweiser Oxford Championship Series racing over to Saturdays on Aug. 2, 2014.

Oxford Plains Speedway President Tom Mayberry confirmed the announcement stating the following: “After much deliberation, we have made the decision to switch our Friday night program to Saturday nights beginning on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. We have done everything possible to make our Friday night show work, but unfortunately the numbers in the grandstands just haven’t increased enough to make it sustainable. One of the biggest complaints that we have received about Friday night racing is that people from more than an hour away can’t seem to get here in time for the races. By the time they get out of work, get home and relax over dinner, they are totally rushed and many just stay home. We feel that everyone can make it out to the track on a Saturday night, and not be as hurried. We are hoping this will increase the number of fans at OPS weekly. We have an unbelievable show on Friday nights, and we think it will only get better. Several drivers are unable to get to the track on Fridays as their work schedule does not allow for them to get here, and this should also add to our solid car counts, making us even stronger and more appealing to the race fan.”

Whited RV from Auburn, Maine will be the first sponsor when OPS switches to Saturday nights on Aug. 2. The first Saturday night race card will feature the PASS Sportsman, Budweiser Pro Late Models, Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stocks, Ripley & Fletcher Ford Outlaw Sportsman, Bandito’s and the Kids Pit Tour. Post time will be 7 p.m. For more information on this change, and Oxford Plains Speedway in general, visit the OPS website at www.oxfordplains.com, or call the hotline at 207-539-8865. Oxford Plains Speedway is at 877 Main Street, Route 26.

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