Speed 51 Radio Gives The 2009 TD Banknorth Oxford
250 The RaceTalkRadio.com Treatment
51 and RTR Crew Will Showcase Maine's Biggest Sporting
Event of the Year With Special Pre and Post Race Broadcasts
Speed51.com / 51 Sports PR Report
The eyes of the short track world in New England, and many Eastern Canadian provinces, will be on Oxford Plains Speedway (ME) this coming weekend as the New England Dodge Dealers present a lineup of racing that wraps up with the running of the 2009 TD Banknorth Oxford 250 on Sunday evening. Fans from throughout the area will fill the grandstands, pit area and camping lots of the track to take part in what has become the state's largest sporting event of any kind all year long.
Now, fans from outside the area without the budget to travel to Maine will be able to tune their ears towards Oxford as well. Speed 51 Radio and Racetalkradio.com are set to bring fans a series of special broadcasts from Oxford to showcase the 250 weekend.
Speed 51 Radio will start off their broadcast schedule with a special 90-minute show starting at 5:00pm ET on Saturday. The show will be hosted by NASCAR on SPEED television personality Bob Dillner, Speed51.com Editor Mike Twist and Speed51.com writer “Stat Boy” Elgin Traylor.
On Saturday, a line-up of guests including Oxford Plains Speedway owner and promoter Bill Ryan, various drivers and even a few regional media members will come on air to share their insights into the New England Dodge Dealers weekend and preview the TD Banknorth Oxford 250.
On Sunday night, approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the TD Banknorth Oxford 250, a special 60-minute post-race wrap-up show will be broadcast as well. The Speed 51 Radio crew will get down and dirty in the pit area as they broadcast that event straight from Dillner's BDI Racing hauler in the pit area of Oxford Plains Speedway. Drivers who played a key role in the race will be stopping by to tell their tales of the 250 green flags run earlier in the evening.
"Once again RaceTalkRadio and Speed51 are making history! The Oxford 250 is one of those events that all short track fans have heard about," said RaceTalkRadio's Dennis Michelsen. "Fans will get better coverage of this historic event than ever before. RTR and Speed51 are re-writing the standards for short track coverage. Join us this weekend for pre and post race coverage of the Oxford 250 as we continue to team up to bring fans the biggest races in the business including the Winchester 400, the All American 300 and the Snowball Derby."
“I go to a lot of races all season long, but the Oxford 250 has always been “my” race,” said Twist, who makes his home in Southern Maine and formerly competed as a regular in Oxford's weekly Sport Truck division. “As a child, my father and I would camp out and take in the 250 weekend. I've watched everyone from Dave Dion to Ben Rowe to Kevin Harvick win this race and have many fond memories of it. To be able to share that with fans from coast to coast, even internationally, is a dream come true.
“If you are within a day's drive of Oxford on Sunday, you should try to scare up a ticket and get to the track because you won't regret it. I'm packing up my camper and my dogs this week to do exactly that and I can't recommend the experience enough. But if you can't make it, we'll preview and wrap everything up for you if you just point your web browser to raceTalkRadio.com”
During the running of the TD Banknorth 250, Speed51.com will feature their live Trackside Now coverage of the event. Visit www.Speed51.com to follow along with every lap online at home.
RaceTalkRadio.com ownership combines NASCAR writers Dennis Michelsen and Mike Harper with the creative talents of digital media artist Lori Munro. This unique blend has produced some of the most cutting-edge programming in the racing industry. Producers of the official radio shows for the ARCA RE/MAX and ASA Late Model Series, RaceTalkRadio has grown from a single show years ago to four nights a week of race talk entertainment.
51 Sports is the parent company of two of the largest short track racing news websites, Speed51.com and LegendsNation.com. Since 2001, Speed51.com has been the home for short track news and behind-the-scenes stories from series all around the country, from ARCA and NASCAR's Touring Divisions, to the Super Late Model and Modified series from all across the country and much more. Speed51.com also received a graphical overhaul in February 2009, as the site enters its ninth season of covering the short tracks from coast-to-coast and Canada. Launched in 2006, LegendsNation.com is the only authority on Legends Car and Bandolero racing news, rumors and more.