Adam O’Neil of Turner reaches out of his car Saturday to get high-fives from his twin son and daughter, Benton and Lakelyn, at Oxford Plains Speedway. O’Neil’s wife, Victoria, not shown, says racing is a way of life for their family. “Parents, kids, aunts, uncles, grandfathers have all raced,” Victoria says. “It makes the kids happy, and they want to race.’ Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

Amara Parker, 14, pushes her one-year-old brother, Talon Sanborn, in a race car stroller Saturday decorated to match his father’s car during the lineup at Oxford Plains Speedway. Parker raced earlier in the day. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

Zach White of Buckfield watches the races Saturday evening from the grandstands in the pit area at Oxford Plains Speedway. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

John Calabrese chats Saturday with this uncle, Jim Gerry, of Waterboro, next to Gerry’s son’s race car in the pits at Oxford Plains Speedway. Calabrese, who now lives in Hawaii, made a point of coming to the races to support his cousin. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

Melody Millett lines up the cars before their races Saturday at Oxford Plains Speedway. Millett is doing an internship at the speedway and says she enjoys banter with the drivers. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

Katie Wood shows a photograph to her daughter, Madison Wood, 6, right, and Karmann Libby, 4, as they lounge on Libby’s father’s car. Jeff Libby, not shown, has been driving for four years. He says Karmann also wants to drive “I will have to sell my car to buy hers,” Libby says. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

Brody Badeau, 14, of Lewiston leans against his friend’s car Saturday during the lineup at Oxford Plains Speedway. Badeau drove in an earlier race. Drivers switch roles from driver to crew in these community-oriented races. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

Michael Phillips does some last-minute strategizing and socializing Saturday with driver Matt Hiscock of Turner before his race at Oxford Plains Speedway. Hiscock says he has been racing for six or seven years. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

Dominick Knowlton, 16, gets last-minute advice Saturday from his stepfather, Matt Thibeault, at Oxford Plains Speedway, as his mother, Ashley Larrabee, looks on. “It makes me nervous that my kid is out there,” Larabee says, “but he’s really good and he’s really quick.” Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

Spectators sit in the stands Saturday evening on the pits side of the track to watch the races at Oxford Plains Speedway. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

Travis Verrill of Oxford gives some racing pointers Saturday night to his friend, first-time racer Ryan Lizotte of Brunswick, at Oxford Plains Speedway. Lizotte had visited Verrill earlier in the day and Verrill had offered to let Lizotte drive his car in the evening’s races. The two took turns in the driver’s seat, in alternating races, saving spots in the lineup for each other. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

Scott Libby leans on his son’s car during the lineup Saturday at Oxford Plains Speedway. Libby used to crew for his brother in the 1970s. “We are together all the time,” Libby says. “We work on the car all week.” Andree Kehn/Sun Journal


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