Sunday was supposed to mark the re-opening of Unity Raceway and the crowning of a new points champion in Pro All Stars Series North.

Mother Nature had other plans.

Rain postponed a pair of races Sunday, the annual Long John at Unity and the PASS 150 at Oxford Plains Speedway.

Unity had been closed for about a month because of financial difficulties, but owner Ralph Nason planned to run the Long John — with a $1,500 purse to the Late Model winner — on Sunday.

Instead, Nason — who is looking for someone to lease the track next season — moved the race to Oct. 27 at noon.

“It’s nasty and overcast,” Nason said. “I was watching the weather and it’s just too wet to run. All we can do is hope for good weather on (Oct. 27).”

The rain date is Oct. 28.

PASS North is a two-driver race between Travis Benjamin and Farmington native Cassius Clark.

Clark, despite a series-leading three victories this season, trails Benjamin by eight points. The regular season finale will now be held Saturday at OPS.

“We’ll try it again next week and see how it goes,” said Clark. “We went and tested on (Saturday) and tried a setup I’ve used quite a bit. We were happy with it and were looking forward to the race. Hopefully, the weather will hold off on Saturday.”

PASS North last raced Sept. 22 at White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, N.H. Four-time defending series points champ Johnny Clark is third in the standings, but 54 points behind Benjamin.

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Oxford Plains Speedway president Bill Ryan announced Sunday that he has reached an agreement to sell the track to promoter Tom Mayberry.

“I am extremely happy to announce that I have entered into an agreement to sell Oxford Plains Speedway to Tom Mayberry,” Ryan said in a prepared release. “Tom is a superb promoter and has great ideas and passion and will undoubtedly continue the success that we have had over the years. I am confident that under Tom’s leadership the Speedway will thrive.”

Mayberry is president of the Pro All Stars Series.

Ryan, who became the sole owner of OPS in 2000, added the sale will be finalized later this week.

Bill Stewart — 621-5640

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