8:46 p.m. — Farmington’s Cassius Clark wins the 48th running of the Oxford 250.

8:29 p.m. — 30 laps left. Derek Giffith is trying, but Cassius Clark isn’t giving up the lead.

8:13 p.m. — at the 200th lap, Cassius Clark still in the lead. Sprint to the finish.

8:08 p.m. — Yellow at the 194th lap. Cassius Clark still in first. He built a big lead after that restart, but traffic and a wreck right in front of him made his gap disappear. He lost the lead for a quarter lap but quickly took it back.

8:00 p.m. — Farmington’s Cassius Clark in the lead at the 178th lap.

7:51 p.m. — 175th lap. Derek Griffith holding onto the lead.

7:48 p.m. — Last year’s champion, Johnny Clark has moved up to third place at the 167th lap.

7:46 p.m. — Derek Griffith holding on that number one spot. 160th lap.

7:35 p.m. — Derek Griffith overcomes Joey Doiron to grab the lead on the 117th lap.

7:31 p.m. —  Joey Doiron now in the lead at the 113th lap.

7:24 p.m. — Fourth yellow on 108th lap. Curtis Gerry is still in the lead. Bubba Pollard is making moves.

7:16 p.m. — Top 5 at 88th lap:
1) Curtis Gerry
2) Joey Doiron
3) Eddie MacDonald
4) Calvin Rose Jr.
5) D.J. Shaw

7:14 p.m. — Yellow at the 88th lap. Curtis Gerry, still in the lead, is picking off lapped cars.

7:09 p.m. — Curtis Gerry still the leader at the 70th lap.

7:08 p.m. — Read Adam Robinson’s notebook from today’s fun:

7:02 p.m. — We’ve reached the 50th lap. Curtis Gerry maintaining his hold on the lead.

6:50 p.m. — First yellow of the race comes during the 37th lap.

6:48 p.m. — 30 laps in, Curtis Gerry has grabbed the lead.

6:40 p.m. — The 48th annual Oxford 250 has started.

6:06 p.m. — The PASS Mod 50-lap feature is over. The only thing left is the Oxford 250, the real thing. While we wait, catch up on our coverage from this week:

5:27 p.m. — Trevor Sanborn has grabbed the final qualifier spot. Now we wait to see who is added to the race via provisionals.

5:09 p.m. — Jeff Taylor exited last-chance qualifier early in the race, prior to the crash.

3:39 p.m. — Top three advance.

3:38 p.m. — Consis …… LESSSSSSSGOOOOO

3:35 p.m. — Zach Audet took first in the Northeast Mini Stocks feature.

3:33 p.m. — The consolation races are up next.

2:57 p.m. — It’s hard not to notice that there are a lot of big names missing from the list of qualifiers.

2:52 p.m. — The top five finishers from each of the five heats have earned spots in the Oxford 250. Here is a recap of qualifiers, by heat:

Heat 1
TJ Brackett
Jeremie Whorff
Scott Robbins
Shawn Martin
Josh Childs

Heat 2
DJ Shaw
Ryan Robbins
Dave Farrington
Austin Teras
Brandon Barker

Heat 3
Joey Polewarczyk
Eddie MacDonald
Joe Pastore
Mike Rowe
Dennis Spencer

Heat 4
Curtis Gerrry
Ben Ashline
Dan Winter
Derek Kneeland
Scott McDaniel

Heat 5
Joey Doiron
Kyle DeSouza
Calvin Rose Jr.
Jeff White
Cassius Clark

2:37 p.m. — That wraps up the qualifying heats. So far, Curtis Gerry seems to have the track figured out the best.

2:29 p.m. — Curtis Gerry passes a lot of the field to win Heat 4 comfortably.

 

2:19 — Joey Polewarczyk finishes first in Heat 3.

1:58 — TJ Bracket finishes first in the first qualifying heat. Veterans Ben Rowe and Jeff Taylor and 2001 winner Gary Drew finish out of the qualifying.

1:52 — The first qualifying race is about to begin. IT’S STARTING.

1:40 — The Northeast Mini Stock Tour cars are on the track. About to get fast here at Oxford Plains Speedway.

1:25 p.m. — The qualifying heats are about five minutes away from starting.

1:01 p.m. — The draws are complete. Let’s get this thing started.

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