PARIS – The New England racing scene lost one of its pillars Friday, Bob Bahre. A man that helped build Oxford Plains Speedway to what it is today.
Racing icon Bob Bahre passed away Friday, at age 93. Bahre owned Oxford Plains Speedway from 1964 to 1987. The first Oxford 250 took place in 1974, was the grand marshal at last years’ Oxford 250.
After selling the track, Bahre went on to build New England’s only super speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. Bahre helped bring nascar to New England.
Newburgh native and NASCAR veteran Ricky craven remembered his close friend on Friday.
“Bob Bahre was a very good friend ,and he was also a mentor and at times, he was council for me. I’m sincere in saying that I don’t think that my career could have had the trajectory it had without his influence.”