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Wolseley Canada and Whitechurch Towing Join ADAMS Motorsports

Wolseley Canada and Whitechurch Towing Join ADAMS Motorsports

ADAMS Motorsports is proud to announce the addition of Wolseley Canada and Whitechurch Towing to the team as both companies will be sponsoring the No. 99 Modified in 2015.

Wolseley Canada is the country’s leading national distributor of plumbing, hydronic, HVAC/R and PVF products and solutions to professional contractors, retailers, and industrial users. Details can be read on their website at https://www.wolseleyinc.ca/.

Whitechurch Towing is known for their fast, reliable and professional towing and roadside assistance. They have specialists available in Orillia, Barrie, Bracebridge, Coldwater, Rama, Severn Township, Horseshoe Valley, Hardwood Hills and Oro Medonte area. Details can be read on their website at http://www.whitechurchtowing.com/.

Last season, the Adams Motorsports would experience success in their rookie year, with driver Drew Stieler finishing 11th in points with a heat victory at Sauble Speedway.

This year, Adams Motorsports has brought a new driver on board for the team as A.J. Emms will tackle the OSCAAR Modified schedule for the first time behind the wheel of the No. 99 Modified. Emms ran the full Outlaw Modified Canada schedule in 2014, scoring the series championship that was highlighted by winning all three features at Full Throttle Motor Speedway one night.

“We’re doing a lot of work and doing our homework, and hopefully we can run with him,” Emms commented in comparing their program to series champion Gary McLean. “Gary McLean is a great modified driver and does his homework like he said. I kind of approach it with the same mentality he does and Allen and I are working in the same direction. Our goal is to run up there and run really well this year. We’re going to do whatever it takes.”

Along with Wolsely Canada and Whitechurch Towing, ADAMS Motorsports will also receive marketing support from Adams Home Comfort, Dwinnels Family Movers, TSS Top Shops, Duckworths Fish and Chips Orillia, Klotz Canada, Wix Filters, Kitchen Tire 2013, Hastings Home Hardware and Morton Metals this season.

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Tim Tolton To Run Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series in 2015

Tim Tolton To Run Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series in 2015

Looking improve on last season, Black Magic Racing are set to return to the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series in 2015 for the full schedule. BMG driver Tim Tolton will be back behind the wheel of the No. 3 New Generation Wood Products LOSC ride all year long.

New Generation Wood Products has supported BMR over the past couple of years, and recently confirmed their return for this year. Located in Guelph, Ontario, they are known for their custom cabinets for kitchens, bathrooms and anywhere else you may need a cabin.

Last year didn’t go as Tolton hoped as DNFs would take him out of contention over the year, resulting in a 10th place finish in points.

“We have to get o the finish. That’s the big problem that we had,” Tolton commented. “We had horrible luck – we’ve run at least three seasons straight with at least one thing broken on the car each race, and we need that to end. We’ve run well enough – we just need to close it.”

With that said, Tolton says that the goal for this season is to finish each of the seven scheduled races.

“We haven’t been doing well that way the last few years,” he said. “That’s our main goal. We’re not going to set our goals too high – we just want solid improvement.”

The seven-race schedule will see Black Magic Racing visit five different tracks across the summer. Four of them are tracks that Tolton has called his home track in the past. However, it’s Full Throttle Motor Speedway that has him most excited.

“Full Throttle is where I’ve spent most of my racing days, so that’s the biggest one,” he commented. “We’re looking forward to having the season opener, as well as the championship night at what is now my hometrack.”

In addition to running the LOSC schedule, Tim will split driving duties behind the wheel a mini stock with his son Bobby Tolton. The pair will chase after a championship at Full Throttle Motor Speedway, whole running select invitationals across the province. The team’s full schedule for 2015 is available for viewing on the Black Magic Racing website.

Keep up with Black Magic Racing all season long by following along at their website – http://blackmagic-racing.com/.

Press Release and Photo by: Ashley McCubbin

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Chad Strawn’s Modified Unveiling at Motorama Catches Lots of Attention

Chad Strawn’s Modified Unveiling at Motorama Catches Lots of Attention

Earlier this month at the Motorama Custom Car and Motorsports Show, Chad Strawn unveiled his brand new OSCAAR Modified for the 2015 season.

The unveil was a success as sitting in the Ebitech booth, the car caught everybody’s attention with plenty of attendees taking a closer look. The Mild 2 Wild wrap of the air cleaner, hood, scrub rails, bumpers and rims were topics of discussion. Many attendees were questioning more details about how it’s done, and the fact that the car looks slightly different from day to night due to the material used.

Needless to say, it looks as though the No. 77 Ebitech and Mild 2 Wild Modified will be catching everybody’s attention all season long. Strawn is hoping to catch everybody’s attention while picking up victories across the province.

“We plan to run full OSCAAR schedule and have made some changes to commit us to it,” Strawn stated. “We should be very competitive this upcoming season.”

Strawn ran a partial OSCAAR schedule last year, having a lot of success with a pair of victories – Sunset Speedway and Kawartha Speedway.

“I felt we had a strong car for the races we attended,” he commented. “But like anything, we had our bad luck as well.”

While Strawn picked up the two victories and five top-six finishes, he also had a couple of poor showings as a result of getting caught in a couple of wrecks. Hopefully, those wrecks will be avoided in 2015 with more trips to the podium throughout the season.

Press Release and Photos By: Ashley McCubbin – ashleymccubbin17@gmail.com.

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Mike Beyore and the #54 Crew Prepare for the 2015 OSCAAR Schedule

Mike Beyore and the #54 Crew Prepare for the 2015 OSCAAR Schedule

Every calendar in Mike Beyore’s world has just one month. After another long, cold Canadian winter, the second generation racer known as “The Whitby Warrior” only cares about the month of May. It’s when he has to have his #54 machine ready to tackle the grueling OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Model schedule for another season.

After logging a 6th place finish in last year’s final standings, Beyore and his crew went to work just days after the final checkered flag to work toward a strong run in 2015. No strangers to a hard effort and long hours in the shop, the team is looking forward to kicking-off the new campaign, but they know it’s time to just do the jobs as they come along to make sure their driver can find his way to the front of a highly competitive pack.

“I’ve never really understood why they call this the off season,” confessed a smiling Mike Beyore. “We usually have more going on at this time of year than we do once we start racing. I look forward to having everyone around the shop, working on the car and getting our hands dirty. It’s an excellent bonding experience.”

Beyore says that the biggest item he and the crew have on their pre-season checklist is putting the car back together. Just after the last campaign ended, everything was stripped-down to basic frame and cage. Suspension components were examined and the welds were checked for structural integrity. Around the end of January, new body work was added and now, with the year’s first on-track activity just over a month down the road, it’s time for some last minute lipstick and mascara.

“I won’t be exactly sure what the final product will look like until we roll off the trailer, but based on some of the early sketches I’ve seen, I think we’ll have a winner,” said Beyore. “Norm Mayhew at Mayhew Graphics has done some great work for us over the years and I know he won’t let us down.”

With an immediate focus on one 31 day period, Mike Beyore is looking forward to strapping into the racecar. The first on-track action of the year takes place with a practice session Sunday, May 3rd at Sunset Speedway. The same venue will host Super Late Model qualifying Saturday, May 16th and a 50 lap ‘A’ main the following day. Saturday, May 30th – with a rain date of Sunday, May 31st – the focus will shift to Flamboro Speedway for another headline dance for the Outlaw teams.

Mike’s brother Max – who finished 2nd in the 2014 OSCAAR Modified standings and earned the division’s Rookie of the Year Award – will run 30 lap feature events on the 16th at Sunset and the 30th at Flamboro.

Follow Mike Beyore throughout the season on Twitter via @54buck and at www.beyoreracing.ca .

Mike Beyore’s 2015 OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Model tour is supported by Stemac Machinery & Industrial Tools, Millennium Crane, Metals Plus, CNC Custom Machining, Praxair, MGS Performance, Mayhew Graphics, Vista Engineering Corporation, Lesco Industrial Restoration and new sponsor, Hoy’s Garage, with promotional and media services by Clarke Motorsports Communications.

Photo attachment: Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

Mike Beyore turns a quick lap during the Summer Rush event Kawartha Speedway. The driver known as ‘The Whitby Warrior’ is looking forward to kicking off the new OSCAAR Super Late Model schedule.

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Bobby Tolton and Black Magic Racing Come Away Victorious at Sprint into Spring 200

Bobby Tolton and Black Magic Racing Come Away Victorious at Sprint into Spring 200

DURHAM, Ontario — After getting stuck in the snow bank during the first 90 laps, Bobby Tolton would come back to score the victory in the Sprint to Spring 200. The victory for Tolton sent him home with a turnkey 360 Winged Sprint car valued at $35,000.00.

“It was great,” he commented. “Like I said, I’m very glad those guys were out there with a clean head. They ran a clean race. I didn’t want it to be a wrecking race – that’s not what this is for; that’s not what we do around here. Thank you to all those guys out there that ran a real race. It’s left me speechless.”

Tolton would also add, “I can’t say enough about everybody who helped me paint it, and everybody who helps me with the other cars. Knightworks Design, Highland Pines Campground, AMSOIL, Engines from Hal. For this and every other event, they’re always behind me.”

The premises for the event was simple – run what you brung, but leave your car there. The idea is meant to see what people would enter without spending an arm and a leg, bringing back a grassroots feel to racing. In preparing for the event, Tolton said that he didn’t do much to the car, other than change a brake rotor and paint it about 10 times.

“I figured it’s got 470,000 kilometers on it, it’s made it this long – that’s going to finish the race,” he added. So I painted it and brought it here.”

The first 90 laps didn’t go as Tolton would’ve hoped as halfway through, he would get stuck in the snow on the inside of turn one. However, in the second 90 laps, Tolton would play it smart, staying out of trouble and completing all the laps first to score the victory.

“I went into the first one with the complete wrong attitude,” Tolton shared. “I drove the wheels off of it and didn’t get anyway. Came back in the second one and let it roll, let people pass me – it was all I could do to not race him. We were there at the end.”

In the 20 lap shootout at the end, Tolton would carve his way through the field after starting 14th, making his way into the second spot. He would then track Derek Musker down, taking the lead with three laps to go after Musker drifted up the track in turns one and two. Tolton would then lead the rest of the way en route to scoring the victory ahead of Musker, Andre Pepin and Kent Nuhn.

“The start there was kind of frustrating,” Tolton said. “Brandon Crumbie was having a hard time with his transmission – didn’t get going on the start. Everybody else was gone so we didn’t get a good start. I cleared the field, picking them off one by one. Eventually, I saw the 51 coming off corner two and he just wasn’t getting the traction. I just wheeled him little by little, eventually got by him – slid into him a little bit as I went by. There’s a lot of snow down at the bottom there. He congratulated me – he’s good with it so…I can’t believe it.”

With a victory under his belt already to start off the year, Tolton now turns his focus to the rest of the season.

“I’m backing down my driving duties,” he shared. “We’re going to be traveling with my dad with the No. 3 Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series car – New Generations carrying us along. We’re going to work as a team, go for some wins. I’m going to hopefully bring the modified out once, and we’re going to split duties behind the wheel of the mini stock full-time at Full Throttle Motor Speedway. Other than that, you may have to catch me at the neighbour’s horse track with the sprint car.”

He added though that there’s “not a chance” you’ll see him running with the World of Outlaw drivers in a Sprint at Ohsweken Speedway as “those guys have more balls than brains, I think. I don’t have any balls.”

Meanwhile, Tim Tolton would unfortunately fail to qualify for the 20 lap shootout at the end after having to make a couple of trips off the track to the pits during the first two segments for the crew to address the car.

Todd Tolton also wouldn’t have that much luck, as he stalled on the backstretch during the first 90 laps, and would fail to make the rest of the event.

Photos from the race are available on the Black Magic Racing website at http://www.blackmagic-racing.com.

Press Release and Photos by Ashley McCubbin

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Mechanical Breakage Takes Donny Beatty and Robert James Racing Out of Sprint into Spring 200

Mechanical Breakage Takes Donny Beatty and Robert James Racing Out of Sprint into Spring 200

DURHAM, Ontario — After showing speed during the early portions of the Sprint into Spring 200 at Full Throttle Motor Speedway, Donny Beatty and Robert James Racing would suffer a DNF as a result of a broken spindle.

Starting at the rear of the field, Beatty started off the event strong, carving his way through the field in the first 90 lap segment of the event. The Thunder Car veteran was able to keep his nose clean, avoiding trouble all ends. As a result, he would come across the finish line in the second spot behind the No. 33 of Tom Houghton.

He would return to the track for the second 90 lap segment, looking to have another strong showing. However, the segment wouldn’t start off as hoped. Beatty would try to get a little too much through turn one and two, resulting in a spin off into the snow on the inside of turn two.

Stuck in the snow bank, Beatty would try his hardest to get free. He had almost got himself out, when another vehicle would spin, making contact and getting him stuck back in. He then went back to work, trying hard to get free once again, and was able to, returning to the racing surface. He would then begin to make up time, laying down steady laps as he went around the quarter mile.

About halfway through the segment, a silver car would get spun on the outside of turn one and two. Beatty would go beneath to avoid, however would get hit in the driver’s door by another competitor. The contact forced Beatty up into the spun car, causing heavy damage to the right front of his car. Beatty would limp his way to the pits, with the right tire falling off. The Robert James Racing quickly went to work in changing the tire and getting Beatty returned to the track. However, his return was short lived as it was determined a spindle was broken in the right front.

Beatty would bring the car back in, parking it and sadly, done for the afternoon. If the spindle had not broken, it should be noted that Beatty still would’ve qualified for the 20 lap shootout based on the laps that he had completed.

With their first event of the season under their belts, Donny Beatty and Robert James Racing are set to switch their focus towards preparing for the Ontario Modified Racing Series season. Beatty will be running the full schedule as a rookie in an entry prepared in a joint effort between Beatty and Robert James Racing. The full OMRS schedule can be viewed at http://ontariomodifiedsracing.com/schedule-2/.

Press Release and Photo By: Ashley McCubbin

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Duane Cinnamon Looking for a Fun Season in 2015 with the OSCAAR Mods

Duane Cinnamon Looking for a Fun Season in 2015 with the OSCAAR Mods

Like most race drivers and fans it is a lifelong passion for the sport. Duane is no different but before getting behind the wheel for the first time, Duane saw the sport from a different side. Duane first caught the racing bug while working at Westgate Speedway (Peterborough Speedway) selling programs on Saturday night and cleaning up the garbage on Sunday mornings. Duane took some time off for university but returned to work at the speedway for Kim Wallace in the officiating side of things. The first time behind the wheel happened in 2006 at an “arrive and drive” program at Goodwood Kart ways. The next five years would see Duane behind the wheel of a kart and while he never won a championship he was runner up on several occasions. As with all racers Duane was looking for his next challenge and he became part of the Ontario Legends Series and has best finish of 5th overall at the years end. In 2014 Duane made the trip to Auberndale Speedway in Florida , where he was able to run in the top 10. By the end of the 2014 season Duane had purchased his OSCAAR Modified and is excited about the 2015 season.

When sitting back and looking at the racing scene, Duane noticed that the series continued to grow and have success and wanted to be a part of it. He is also quick to note that he loves the looks and the sound of the cars and really couldn’t resist the temptation to own a mod. Another deciding factor was that Duane enjoys the challenges of racing at different tracks each week and being a part of the big shows like Velocity and Autumn Colours weekends, this was something that the Legend Series could not offer.

With the race season getting every closer, Duane knows getting the car ready will be his first challenge. He also knows that he faces an uphill battle early as his knowledge of these cars is very limited. Duane is confident that he can learn as he goes, and is looking forward to the experience. Duane states” this is how I started in Legends so I am prepared to do the same in the mod”. Besides I have the best crew chief out there Christine Cinnamon at the track with me each week.

Duane and his team have a good attitude when asked about success “if I can load my car in one piece at the end of the night and still be smiling then we have had success”. The future racing plans are not laid in stone, but Duane is hoping to be racing for many years to come and will always be on the lookout for the next challenge!

OSCAAR would like to welcome Duane and his team to the series and with them the best of success in 2015!

OSCAAR Racing is presented to race fans throughout Ontario with the help of several dedicated sponsors, including: Gallinger Ford, Knightworks Design, Klotz Synthetics Canada, Hoosier Tire Canada, Finishline Fabricating, JBM Leasing Ltd., Jenco Equipment, North Toronto Auction, Race2way.ca, Reinhart Trailers, South Shore Services

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Rob McCall Ready for the 2015 OSCAAR Midget Season

Rob McCall Ready for the 2015 OSCAAR Midget Season

The start of the 2015 racing season will mark the 16th year of competition for Rob and his team. At the conclusion of 2014 the familiar #62 finished fifth in the points and Rob is hoping that momentum will carry him towards his first OSCAAR Midget Championship.

Rob first got behind the wheel of a go kart at the Simcoe Kart Club at an entry level, and many weekends it would just be Rob, his kart and his pickup truck at the track. Soon his daughter got behind the wheel and before you knew it, Rob owned many karts in multiple divisions. After the success with the kart it was time to look for something else so Rob and Taylor Holdaway teamed up in the Cup Lite Racing Series. This allowed Rob to travel to tracks in New York, Pennsylvania and Ontario. It was after this that the Hurricane Midget Series caught his eye.

Rob had become accustomed to travelling to different tracks weekly so the Hurricanes offered affordable option for Rob and his daughter. The fact that the Hurricanes raced closer to home again played into his decision to make the jump. The main factor though was the speed, and how fun they are to drive. With laps times only being off a couple of tenths to other more expensive divisions Rob thinks they have found a home with the series.

Since his first race with the series the biggest change Rob has witnessed is the growth in the club. When Rob first started racing there would be 10-12 cars at the show, now it is not uncommon to see over 30 cars in attendance weekly. The level of competition continues to grow as more and more accomplished drivers are coming with top notch equipment each and every year. The one thing Rob is glad to see is the safety of the cars has come a long way. Over the years there have been some hard crashes but the drivers have always been well protected and thankfully no serious injuries have occurred.

Rob is looking forward to a great season under the OSCAAR sanction,” being their 25th Anniversary season it is hard to argue that they know what they are doing and are able to keep a series going strong for a long time”. Rob feeling the knowledge and experience that the officials have learned over the years will only benefit the midget series in the long run, and ensure that this class of car be around for a long time to come.

Rob can for see a long future with the series and plans on running the midget for many years to come. Well that is until something else faster and more affordable comes along.

OSCAAR would like to with Rob and his team the best of luck in 2015!

OSCAAR Racing is presented to race fans throughout Ontario with the help of several dedicated sponsors, including: Gallinger Ford, Knightworks Design, Klotz Synthetics Canada, Hoosier Tire Canada, Finishline Fabricating, JBM Leasing Ltd., Jenco Equipment, North Toronto Auction, Race2way.ca, Reinhart Trailers, South Shore Services

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The Family that Plays Together…at Peterborough Speedway

The Family that Plays Together…at Peterborough Speedway

In most sports, they say you can’t tell the players without a program. Mention the name ‘Junkin’ during role call at a Peterborough Speedway driver’s meeting and you’ll immediately see 3 hands in the air.

Campaigning a 3 car team at a venue known as Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval would be considered by some to be an arduous task, but for Tyler Junkin, his family and friends doing just that has become a way of life. The 29 year old from Ennismore, Ontario not only looks after his own equipment – the #41 Mini Stock that finished 3rd in the 2014 point standings – he also takes care of the machines run by his sister Ember and his mother Marilyn in the Mini Stock and 4Fun divisions at Peterborough Speedway. Junkin says he enjoys the challenge that comes with building the cars and making them fast.

“Racing has always been a results driven sport,” said Junkin. “Having any of our teams – whether my car, Mom’s or Ember’s – run well is very rewarding. It makes the effort we put into getting everything to the track every Saturday night very satisfying.”

Based on his career statistics – including the 2010 Autumn Colours championship and second place finishes in 2011, 2013 and 2014 – Tyler Junkin’s car is the lead piece in the TMC Motorsports stable, but that doesn’t mean he gets preferential treatment leading into weekly action on the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City. Ember Junkin finished 14th in Mini Stock points while running a limited schedule and Marilyn Junkin – affectionately known as ‘Mama’ – was 4th in last year’s 4Fun standings and 13th in the 2013 Mini Stock chase.

“If we race it, we’ve built it,” said Tyler Junkin. “The 3 cars that we bring to the track every weekend were all built in our shop from the ground up. Chassis, engines and every other component. If it breaks, we fix it. Nothing can replace the value of hard work. Sometimes, a strong run is more satisfying than a main event win, because of the effort it took to get the car to the track. It’s the same with my endurance car and with the Renegade Truck we ran a couple of years back.”

Almost in unison, Tyler, Ember and Marilyn Junkin say that they look forward to their time at the racetrack and being around the friends they’ve made over the years; but the trio is also concerned that sometimes egos get in the way of what should be a fun time for everyone. Ember Junkin says it’s unfortunate that when beating another becomes more important than enjoying yourself.

“When I raced 4Fun, we were like a big family,” said the 24 year old who works as a residential painter. “We said ‘sorry’ when we hit someone on the track or helped them pull out a dent. A victory celebration was something that everyone shared and made us all happy. Now, it’s almost like there’s a million bucks on the line. That’s not racing. It’s being petty.”

Like Tyler, Ember and Marilyn Junkin’s family race team on Facebook, www.facebook.com/tmcracin or follow the team on Twitter, @tmcmotorsports.

Fans can get details on this year’s full calendar when Peterborough Speedway participates in the first ever Canadian International Motorama Custom Car and Motorsports Expo – Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 13th to 15th – at the International Centre in Toronto. There will also be pre-season displays April 10th, 11thand 12th at the 37th annual Kawartha Home, Cottage and Country Show at the Evinrude Centre in Peterborough and April 12th through 18th at the Lindsay Square Shopping Mall.

Find the latest news leading up to the new campaign by visiting www.peterboroughspeedway.com or by liking the track on Facebook or following it on Twitter.  You can also download the free Peterborough Speedway app on your Smartphone.

Photo attachment: Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

Tyler Junkin celebrates a Mini Stock feature win during Peterborough Speedway’s 2014 season. The 29 year old from Ennismore, Ontario built and maintains his own car and those driven my his sister Ember and mother Marilyn in weekly action on Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval

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J.R Fitzpatrick to Unveil New Super Late at Motorama

J.R Fitzpatrick to Unveil New Super Late at Motorama

CAMBRIDGE – J.R Fitzpatrick will face a laundry list of challenges and a new set of adventures in 2015. The former NASCAR Canada driver will race the entire 12-event OSCAAR Super Late Model tour in 2015 for the first time.

“There’s nothing that drives like these. The outlaw stuff, it’s totally different,” said Fitzpatrick of his decision to race Super Late Models full-time. “They’re the best racecar I’ve ever driven, and I’ve driven a lot of stuff.”

Fitzpatrick will compete as a teammate to veteran driver Roy Passer. The new venture for Fitzpatrick will allow him to spend more time with his family, fiancée Alaura-Lee Passer and daughter Emma-Lee.

“I’m looking forward to more of a friendly, family-oriented environment. Yet, we’re still going to race the fastest cars in Ontario,” said Fitzpatrick.

“Super Late Models are way faster than the NCATS cars and they’re way less expensive. I’m looking forward to hanging around with my friends and family and going faster.”

Fitzpatrick’s brand new McColl Racing Enterprises ride will feature his familiar No.84. He will unveil the car at the Motorama Custom Car and Motorsports Expo in Toronto. The show takes place at the International Centre, March 13-15, 2015.

Stay tuned to OSCAAR.ca for a full profile on J.R Fitzpatrick’s move to OSCAAR and photos of the new car, to be released Friday, March 13.

By Clayton Johns

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Elliot Motorsports – Aurora Community Church Event

Elliot Motorsports – Aurora Community Church Event

Show #2 – Feb 28th
I was invited to attend a kids racing event on Saturday. Our long time sponsor, Mark Smith, from JDS Insurance asked me to attend and it was a very good day with many young boys in girls acting out a real race day. The children and their parents made beautiful cars out of blocks of wood.

The creations were wild with lots of thought put in the design and paint.

All cars were placed on a wooden track. Once the release was pulled they flew down the long straightaway where the winners were determined.

I brought much of my safety equipment and gear to show the kids. Helmet, gloves, Hans’s device and fire suit to explain the importance of being safe when racing cars. The youngsters were very attentive as they sit around me during the demonstration and my time of explanation about racing.

At my display table I had autograph cards and our Quaker State 40th Anniversary souvenir programs to give to the kids and their parents.

Both our cars are currently undergoing rebuild for the 2015 season. We are looking forward to our 47th consecutive season of stock car racing. I am very thankful for to all our sponsors who will support in 2015, including of course Quaker State who will be part of our team for an incredible 42nd season.

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Elliot Motorsports – Quaker State Team Goes To School

Elliot Motorsports – Quaker State Team Goes To School

Show #1
This was our first show of 2015. We were invited to attend the auto shop class at Sir John A MacDonald high school in Hamilton to be part of a student project to learn about the making and competing of a NASCAR style race car.

My crew member Marty Hagen and I went to the school for 3 days, giving a detailed seminar each day on various aspects of our Quaker State Impala. The students were very interested, participating in some maintenance operations, learning how the suspension worked, and asking many great questions.

Day one was brutally cold outside but soon warmed up once we unloaded our car and got it into the school auto shop. We were proud to represent Quaker State and all our associate sponsors on this special workshop.

Day one we showed the students some basics, things they already knew on a passenger car, but to them being near a race car was no comparison. Marty and I enjoyed working with the students; I think we were just as excited.

Adding antifreeze to the engine, changing tires and hearing the engine run were more than these kids expected and they loved every minute of it.

The students all received our 40th Anniversary Quaker State souvenir program and an autograph card. Special thanks to Peter De New.

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Chad Strawn To Showcase OSCAAR Modified at Motorama

Chad Strawn To Showcase OSCAAR Modified at Motorama

Following a successful season last year, Chad Strawn is set to run the full OSCAAR Modified schedule for the 2015.

“We plan to run full OSCAAR schedule and have made some changes to commit us to it,” Strawn stated. “We should be very competitive this upcoming season.”

Strawn’s season will kick off by showcasing his No. 77 Mild 2 Wild/EiBach Modified at the Motorama Custom Car and Truck Show at the International Center. The show takes place from March 13th to 15th and will feature some of the top individuals in both the car enthusiast and motorsports industry.

Strawn ran a partial OSCAAR schedule last year, having a lot of success with a pair of victories – Sunset Speedway and Kawartha Speedway.

“I felt we had a strong car for the races we attended,” he commented. “But like anything, we had our bad luck as well.”

While Strawn picked up the two victories and five top-six finishes, he also had a couple of poor showings as a result of getting caught in a couple of wrecks.

Press Release by: Ashley McCubbin – Photo Credit: Strawn Racing

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Cory Horner Ready to Tackle the 2015 OSCAAR Modified Season

Cory Horner Ready to Tackle the 2015 OSCAAR Modified Season

Race fans of eastern Ontario will recognise the last name of Horner, as the family has been competing on the short tracks of Ontario since the early 80’s. However in 2015 is will be young Cory Horner who will be looking to make his mark in OSCAAR racing.
Late in the 2014 race season Cory purchased a modified and took part in both the Velocity and Autumn Colours classic recording a 15th and 7th place finish in the feature events. Cory is hoping those two events will give him a slight advantage in the Rookie battle, but also knows he is going to have to bring his “A” game each and every week.
Like many young racers in Ontario Cory began his racing career in the 4 cylinder division and enjoyed success there picking up 3 feature wins over an 8 year period. The 2013 season saw the team make the big jump into the late model division at Peterborough Speedway where he had instant success by winning the Mid Summer Championship and Rookie of The Year. When the 2014 season rolled around Cory was on the side lines until purchasing his modified.
Cory always had the dream of joining OSCAAR, but knew the super late model class was just not feasible for him. So he turned his attention to the modifieds. Like any racer Cory likes to go fast so after timing some cars he realised that the mods are in fact pretty fast cars. The appeal of the economical 602 crate motor being successful in the class was also a selling point when deciding to make the move.
Coming into the 2015 season Cory doesn’t really think he holds any advantage over any of his fellow competitors. Cory does have experience at many of the different tracks but he knows it is going to take time to adjust to no fenders on the car. His main goal is simple “ I just want to make every event this season and finish the best that I can”
When the final checker flag waves at the end of the 2015 and Cory and his team looks back on the season, they have a couple of things on their wish list 1) Would love to add another Rookie of The Year award to his resume 2) and finish every lap and every race. With the knowledge and experience that Cory and his team has, fans should be including him their list of preseason favorites for Rookie of The Year.
When it comes to Cory’s racing in the future he is quick to admit that while he loves racing the modified and it has all of his attention for 2015, the desire to get behind the wheel of an Outlaw Super Late Model is still there.
OSCAAR welcomes Cory and his team to the Modified Series and wish them the best of luck for the 2015 season.
OSCAAR Racing is presented to race fans throughout Ontario with the help of several dedicated sponsors, including: Gallinger Ford, Knightworks Design, Klotz Synthetics Canada, Hoosier Tire Canada, Finishline Fabricating, JBM Leasing Ltd., Jenco Equipment, North Toronto Auction, Race2way.ca, Reinhart Trailers, South Shore Services

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Adams Motorsports Unveils New Website for 2015 Season

Adams Motorsports Unveils New Website for 2015 Season

Adams Motorsports is pleased to announce a brand new website for the upcoming 2015 OSCAAR Modified season. Fans are welcome to stay tuned to http://www.adamsmotorsports99.com to keep up with the happenings of A.J. Emms and Adams Motorsports all season long.

Last season, the Adams Motorsports would experience success in their rookie year, with driver Drew Stieler finishing 11th in points with a heat victory at Sauble Speedway.

This year, Adams Motorsports has brought a new driver on board for the team as A.J. Emms will tackle the OSCAAR Modified schedule for the first time behind the wheel of the No. 99 Modified.

Emms ran the full Outlaw Modified Canada schedule in 2014, scoring the series championship that was highlighted by winning all three features at Full Throttle Motor Speedway one night.

Adams Motorsports will recieve sponsorship support for the 2015 season from Adams Home Comfort, Dwinnels Family Movers, TSS Top Shops, Duckworths Fish and Chips Orillia, Klotz Canada, Wix Filters, Kitchen Tire 2013 and Morton Metals.

Press Release by: Ashley McCubbin

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