Terry Mason of Tamworth, New Hampshire, sorts race car tires Thursday at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford. The Northern Race Tire employee said most drivers who compete in Sunday’s Oxford 250 will go through about 24 tires by the time the checkered flag drops late Sunday. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Yogi Hiscock of Livermore communicates Thursday with race car driver Dillon Moltz of New Sharon at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford. Moltz was on the track testing the car he will drive to try to qualify for Sunday’s OPS 250. Hiscock is a member of Moltz’s pit crew. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Ron Ritchie of Mechanic Falls opens the gate Thursday for the first day of practice for Sunday’s Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford. Johnny Clark’s racing team was the first in line. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

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