Waterboro man wins 44th annual Oxford 250
OXFORD (WGME) -- Fans lined up at the Oxford Plains Motor Speedway to see the 44th annual Oxford 250 Sunday night.
People arrived early to claim their spots in the stands getting ready for the big race.
For some fans, the Oxford 250 is must-see racing
“I mean it's a once-a-year event that you know draws the best short-track racers of the east and all over the country. You can't beat it. Short-track racing is where it's at. And Oxford puts on one of the best shows here,” Kyle Farrington, Farmington, said.
Cassius Clark, of Farmington, led for the first 123 laps, but Curtis Gerry, of Waterboro, eventually took the lead and secured the win.
This was his first ever Oxford 250 championship.
Gerry says he can't believe he came out on top.
“This is like a dream come true. It honestly is. I mean, I’ve been watching my dad race here since I was 10-years-old and all the 250's and never even came close to winning one like this in a dominating fashion. It has really is a dream come true,” Gerry said.
Gerry's prize for winning the Oxford 250 is a first place check worth $25,000.