NAPLES — Oxford Plains Speedway owner and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) President Tom Mayberry announced on Tuesday two new sponsors will team up to sponsor the 44th annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway.  

Maine-based Scott’s Recreation will join with Utah-based Fastway Trailer Products to sponsor the prestigious race, which will air nationwide (tape-delayed) on MAV TV.  

The Scott’s Recreation Oxford 250, presented by Fastway Trailer Products will take place on August 25-27 and will pit the best short track racers in North America against one another, with over $25,000 going to the winner.   

“This is a great day for the Oxford 250 to have two great new partners join us for North America’s greatest short track race,” Oxford Plains Speedway owner Tom Mayberry said in a news release.  “Scott’s Recreation is a company all of us in Maine are proud of and they have stepped up in a big way with their support of this year’s 250.  

“Having Fastway Trailer Products join them, along with the national television audience watching on MAV TV, shows the nationwide scope that the 250 really has for race fans all across the country.  It’s a partnership that will see the 44th Annual Scott’s Recreation Oxford 250, presented by Fastway Trailer Products continue to grow as one of the premier events in all of short track racing.”

Scott’s Recreation was founded in 1994 by Scott Lanpher in Manchester as a used power sports dealership.  In 2006 Scott’s Recreation expanded into a new 5,000 square-foot showroom, and has since gone on to become Maine largest dealer for RVs, motor coaches, and trailers.  

Scott’s also has locations in Turner and Houlton.

“We are proud to be the title sponsor for the 44th Annual Oxford 250,” Scott Lanpher, president of Scott’s Recreation, said.  “It’s a great way to continue to give back to the racing community.  I am amazed every day at the number of racers and race fans that buy products from our stores.  

“Often, they will tell us that they are doing so because of our support for the auto racing industry in the Northeast.  That is very rewarding to us.”

Fastway Trailer is a division of Progress Mfg. and got its start in 1945 when Ed Hedgepeth started Mobile Manufacturing in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The company produced hitches, tow dollies, and the “Family Sleeper” before going through a few name changes and eventually moving to Provo, Utah.

“We are extremely proud to be a part of the 44th Annual Oxford 250,” Progress Manufacturing’s Rob Stratton said in a news release. “We realize it is one of the most prestigious short track events in North America.  Motorsports marketing is a good match for our products.  Many campers utilize our Equalizer Hitches to help distribute the weight of the camper and assist in limiting sway control.  Our Fastway Flash Aluminum Adjustable Ball Mounts have become a favorite of race teams and fans.”

More than 50 drivers from across North America have already entered this year’s event, and with national coverage on MAV TV, it looks to be one of the biggest in recent memory.

The Oxford 250 will take place on Sunday, Aug. 27, with $25,000 going to the winner, plus $25,000 in additional lap-leader money.  

The current entry list is led by former 250 winners Travis Benjamin, Mike and Ben Rowe, Joey Polewarczyk, Glen Luce, and Wayne Helliwell, Jr., along with six-time PASS North champion, Johnny Clark, 2016 PASS South champion, Matt Craig, and former PASS National Champions, Joey Doiron and Jay Fogleman. 

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