The TD Bank 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine is one of the premier short track races in the country. Many local racers competed, looking to qualify for the 40-car field. Racers from Vermont and New Hampshire made up a good portion of the field for Sunday's race, but two of the drivers that didn't make the cut were a pair of Vermont favorites, Nick Sweet and Dave Pembroke. They both drew qualifying spots towards the rear of the field and couldn't quite get into the mix.
But no one was stopping Joey Polewarczyk Jr. He led the race from the start until his pit stop on lap 135. Pole restarted in 9th but took over the lead from Wayne Helliwell on lap 181 and never looked back. A hard charge from Austin Theriault in the last few laps launches him to third. Oxford, not kind to Vermonters this weekend. Brent Dragon the highest Vermont finisher in 10th, Brian Hoar was 16th. Oxford home-track favorite Jeff Taylor was second. And the 23-year old Hudson New Hampshire native Joey Pole wins the 25-thousand dollar purse. Including lap money that's $45,500. An incredible racing milestone for the young Joey Pole.
---Photos Courtesy of Vermont Motorsports Magazine, Travis Ingerson
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