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THE JUICE: Staying In Maine

- Justin St. Louis on 22 Jul 2010

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-by Justin St. Louis
VMM Editor

The TD Bank Oxford 250 has come and gone. Eddie MacDonald won after leader Brad Leighton had a flat tire, blah, blah, blah. You’ve read the stories, you know all that.

Here’s the other side of it. I’ll preface this article by telling you that I look forward to every trip I make to Oxford Plains Speedway, just as I have done since my first ‘250’ when I was nine years old. I’ve made the long trip from Chittenden County to the Maine track probably twenty times, and I plan on making many more in the coming years.

Overall, the Oxford 250 was, is, and always will be a great event, no matter the cars, the drivers, or the winner. But this year we were left wanting more in the production of the race. Read Full Story

THE JUICE: Can A Vermonter Win The 250?

- Justin St. Louis on 15 Jul 2010

PHOTO: Brent Dragon won the pole for the Oxford 250 last year. Can he win the race this year?

The TD Bank 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway is the region’s biggest short track event, attracting the largest field of Late Models any track in the northeast will see.

Thirty-four of the drivers on the “probable” entry list are from Vermont. Only two Green Mountain Boys have taken and Oxford 250 win in 36 years (Bolton’s Mike Barry in 1982, and North Ferrisburg native Jamie Aube in 1987 and ’89), but there’s a legitimate shot -- actually, in our opinion, there are ten legitimate shots -- that the trophy will return to the land of Freedom and Unity this year. Read Full Story

IN THEIR OWN WORDS:

"I don’t care what kind of car it is. If it’s got four tires and steering wheel, I’ll drive it." --Nick Sweet

"I want a championship next year, that’s what I want. I’m gonna get it next year. If I run the full season, I’m gonna get it." --Modified Racing Series driver Steve Masse

"I’ve never had a season where we’ve had this number of podium finishes. Never. And I dare say nobody else has, either." --ACT champion Brian Hoar

"It’s crazy to think that however many years ago I was sitting in the stands up here watching my dad trying to make the race and now we’re in victory lane." --Milk Bowl winner Joey Polewarczyk

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