For the first time, the AIM Recycling Oxford 250 at Maine's Oxford
Plains Speedway on Sunday, August 30, will be broadcast live on
Speed51.com powered by JEGS. All three days of racing (Friday,
Saturday and Sunday) will be able to be seen live on 51 TV's
pay-per-view broadcast that will include a professional broadcast
team both in the booth and on pit road.
Veteran motorsports broadcaster and Speed51.com owner and
founder Bob Dillner will anchor the broadcast. He will be joined
by 51's Editor, Brandon Paul, for the Oxford 250 main event on Sunday. For Saturday night's Valenti Modified Racing Series feature, Dillner will be joined by 51's Executive Director, Matt Kentfield. The fourth member of the team will be Spencer Lewis who will be on pit road all weekend long.
"The Oxford 250 is an excellent racing event, and we feel that we've assembled a broadcast team that will equal that," said Dillner. "I know that our 51 TV crew will churn out a great broadcast all weekend long and I'm excited to be in the booth on the call for it."
Paul is a native of Maine and has been to the Oxford 250 many times as a fan. He made his debut in the broadcast booth during the American-Canadian Tour portion of the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at Florida's New Smyrna Speedway in February on FansChoice.TV. This will be the first time Paul has ever been in the broadcast booth for a race at his home track.
“As someone who grew up at Oxford Plains Speedway, being in the broadcast booth for the first national broadcast of the Oxford 250 is an opportunity that I’m very grateful for,” said Paul. “The Oxford 250 means so much to everyone in this area and I’m very excited to help bring the prestigious event to fans all over the world.”
Kentfield, originally from Connecticut and a big Modified fan, has been a regular on many Speed51 broadcasts dating back to the company's radio broadcasting days. He's been heard on many broadcasts of the Snowball Derby, the World Series and more. He'll display his Modified expertise alongside Dillner on Saturday night.
"I've only been to the Oxford 250 once as a race team member, so I can't wait to get back again," said Kentfield. "To be able to be in the broadcast booth during the weekend, especially for a Modified race, is something that I'm very excited for."
Lewis calls Ontario, Canada home, but he'll be making a trip south of the border to join the 51 TV broadcast. Lewis is a regular on the microphone at Sunset Speedway and has made a couple of appearances on 51 TV in the past. He joined the team at New Smyrna Speedway back in February, and was also in the booth for the 7UP Twin 100's at Ohio's Toledo Speedway in April.
"I love being able to be a part of any 51 TV broadcast," said Lewis. "I greatly enjoyed my time around the group in Florida and Toledo and I can't wait to be a part of the first 51 TV broadcast of such a big race like the Oxford 250."
Fans can purchase a three-day 51 TV pay-per-view ticket for $51.99. Each individual day is available for purchase as well, starting at $14.99 for Friday, with Sunday's Oxford 250 available for purchase at $29.99.
-51 Sports Press Release.