FANS OF OXFORD PLAINS DRAGWAY SAY THEY CAN’T WAIT FOR THE SEASON TO START. I SAID, FANS OF OXFORD PLAINS DRAGWAY SAY THEY CAN’T WAIT FOR THE SEASON TO START

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oxford dragwayOXFORD — If attendance at Sunday’s meeting was any indication, Oxford Plains Dragway is revving up for a spectacular 2015 season. It was standing room only at Oxford’s Anderson Staples American Legion Post 112 on King Street with the roughly 150 people in attendance spilling over into the vestibule. Oxford Plains Dragway owner Jeff Shock and Operations Manager Crystal Lancaster called the meeting to allow drivers and fans alike to air their concerns and have questions answered about the new season. The dragway was closed for the 2014 season by the Mayberry family, which owned it then, because of staffing issues. Some old-time racers offered insight on how things were run at the dragway in the 1970s and ’80s, while others wondered if teens would be able to try their hand at drag racing — with a parent in the car. Lancaster said she’s already approached Oxford Hills Technical School to try to draw in young racing enthusiasts to the eighth mile track and will explore the concept of teen trail runs. (read more at the Advertiser Democrat)