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Jesse Kennedy Celebrates His 30th Year In Racing With OSCAAR

Jesse Kennedy Celebrates His 30th Year In Racing With OSCAAR

By Dave Gainforth - The start of the 2014 OSCAAR Super late model season will mark a huge milestone in Jesse Kennedy’s racing career. Jesse and his entire team will be celebrating their 30th year in racing in Southern Ontario and on top of the list is the OSCAAR Championship. Throughout Jesse’s career he has accumulated numerous feature wins, in some of the biggest events in Ontario. I recently sat down with Jesse to reflect back on his career and the sport that he loves so much.

Question #1: Where was your first ever race and describe your first ever race car?

Jesse: My first race was at Delaware Speedway in 1985 with the street Stock class racing against the likes of Ron Ling, Ron Lindsay, Steve Robblee, and Ike Henry. I was 15 1/2 years old and there was concern from a lot of the veterans about my age. Compared to today’s standard I think maybe I started too late because the ages of some starting now. The car was a 1975 Pontiac Ventura, purchased from Barry Baker, driven by Ron Ling (one race old car) and built by Bert McColl. It was properly set up and built but dad didn’t go top shelf on engine until I put in more seat time.

Question #2: Can you give the fans a brief history of your racing career?

Jesse: I’ve raced in several classes over the years: Street Stock, Delaware trucks, Enduro, Limited late model, Pro Late model, CASCAR, CASCAR New Smyrna Series, ALSTAR (one race) OSCAAR SLM and tried the Dirt on three occasions.  I’ve never kept track of my wins, but I can say there’s been only two years that I didn’t win a feature event. We’ve won the 2007 Delaware Speedway Late Model Championship and two of the APC 200 paying $10,000 each. Beat the Heat 150 at Sauble Speedway is another victory I Cherish, and of course the 2012 OSCAAR Super LM Rookie of the year with a feature win.

Question #3: How has racing changed in your eyes over the past 30 years?

Jesse:  First off I started racing in street stocks because there was nowhere else to start other than Karts. Now kids have Jr. programs and mini stocks without a lot of restriction of age. The next is what the other long time racers say. Racing has always been expensive but now everything is purpose built. We no longer go to junk yards to get parts. You either build it yourself or have it built. That being said time is important too, because if you don’t have time to fix it you have to have a builder do it. So you buy all the tools and make jigs to do it yourself or pay a builder to do it. Lastly the MEDI, we can now find out what happens anytime anywhere almost before it happens at track. Before that we would rely on that race fan that would travel from track to track or at the local car builders to see any carnage.  I’ve met more people through Social media in the last few years than the rest of my racing career. It’s the new way and it’s good for our lifestyle, Sponsors, Series’, Race Tracks, and fans. Because I enjoy meeting new fans this is a great tool. 

Question #4: How do you see the sport now?

Jesse: I wouldn’t say that the sport is declining because some tracks are doing well. But the upper tier classes at most track need to be more alike rules wise. It’s a tough sell because it still cost money to upgrade or downgrade and to try to keep your regulars. In General the sport is expensive the people required to get the job done is tremendous. Trying to get new people involved is tough. The mini car classes seem to be striving because they can go out to those junk yards we mentioned earlier and get what they need.

Question #5: My feeling on OSCAAR?

Jesse:  I believe in this organization and its path and where it’s trying to get to. They have done several good things since I’ve been involved. Bringing in the OSCAAR Modified and soon to be Mini Stocks was a very smart move. In the earlier years I understand the rules were quite relaxed and with new blood and talent coming through things they may need to more on top of it. Rules have good and bad but majority speaks if everyone is content so be it. I like the club idea and you have a say.

Question #6: Your Goals for your 30th anniversary?

Jesse: I’d like to get another feature victory with OSCAAR and be in contention for the championship. I still go play with the Pro LM guys so I’d like a victory there too.

Question #7:  Plans for your future? How long will you race? Will you become a car owner at some time?

Jesse: I have been contemplating retiring after this season and seriously planning on doing it. I still love this game but crew is harder to find along with sponsorship. My kids are into other sports so time is limited and I dont want to miss out on their stuff. My crew also have kids with the same issues. My kids are not really interested in the whole racing thing and I have tried! But I have been mentoring a few young Guns.  As for car owner, Kennedy Motorsports would have to sit down and discuss this idea because I know I would be helping someone at some level. You just never know if you end up having one of those dream seasons as a team you’ll find yourself working on a car and preparing for 2015!!! I would like to take this time to thank Jesse and his entire team for being a part of OSCAAR and for allowing the series to help celebrate his 30 years in racing. I for one hope to see the #10 on the track for many years to come!!

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OSCAAR Heading To MegaSpeed Custom Car & Truck Show

OSCAAR Heading To MegaSpeed Custom Car & Truck Show

With just a little over two months till the first green flag waves to start the 2014 race season, OSCAAR will be giving fans a little preview this weekend. The International Centre will once again host the largest show in Ontario and OSCAAR is proud to be a part of it.

OSCAAR and Sunset Speedway will once again be sharing the floor space with a total of 10 race cars on display. There is nothing like the new race car smell, to get everyone excited for the upcoming season.
There will be a total of 6 OSCAAR Super late models and Modifieds on display

511. Dave Taylor took the 2013 race season off after returning to action in 2012. The team has rebuilt and is ready to show the fans his new #51 OSCAAR Super late model. As a past champion of the series Dave is ready to make another charge for the championship in 2014.

 

 

72. Brent McLean is very well known in the OSCAAR Modified ranks, but last year Brent also competed in several super late events. Well 2014 is here and Brent is ready to tackle the super late models on a weekly basis. With a new number #47, a beautiful new wrap on the car look for Brent to possibly become the first driver in OSCAAR history to capture both the mod and super late feature in one night.

 

 

143. One of the most popular drivers in the modified series is Dave Terry and his familiar #14 modified. Dave have spent long hours in the shop this year fine tuning his car, has an exciting new graphics package on his Wasteco sponsored ride and is ready to challenge for his first feature win in the modified. A great testament to how Dave and his team prepare their car, on the just released School of Racing Graphic’s book, it features the #14 on the cover.

 

674. After a very successful first year in the Modifieds, the third generation driver of Branden Bullen is ready to take the #67 modified to his first feature victory in 2014. With a great looking new wrap on the car courtesy of Knightworks Design, Branden is definitely a driver the fans will want to be watching in 2014.

 

 

615. One of the many rookies in the Modifieds in 2014 will be making the long haul this weekend to introduce himself to the OSCAAR race fans. The #61 of 15 year old Dustin Jackson from Sault St. Marie is ready to tackle the series full time and start to make his mark on the racing scene. Dustin has two races under his belt at the end of 2013 and showed that he has the knowledge and ability to race with the best of OSCAAR.
366. Another rookie entering with 5 decades of racing experience will also have his new Modified on display. Fans are very familiar with the #36 of Gary Elliott and his Lincoln Welders, Quaker State sponsored race cars, but 2014 will be Gary’s first full season with OSCAAR and in a modified. The team is ready to show these young guys that the veteran drivers still have a few tricks up their sleeves.

 

I encourage all race fans to come out this weekend, support their favorite track, driver and series at the Mega Speed Car Show. I know we are all tired of this snow…IT IS TIME TO GO RACING.

 

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Bruce Gowland Memorial Set for August 23, 2014

Bruce Gowland Memorial Set for August 23, 2014

For Immediate release:  OSCAAR and the management of Sunset Speedway are proud to announce The Inaugural Bruce Gowland Memorial for the super late model series.

Since the early 1970’s race fans have been able to witness Bruce doing what he loved to do… RACE. Whether it was tearing it up on the local short tracks here in Ontario, or at the fairs doing modified truck and tractor pulls, Bruce could always be counted on to put a show on.

Unfortunately Bruce lost his battle with cancer last year leaving a void in the racing world.  Through out his racing career Bruce left a legacy stretching from here to Florida.  Bruce was a fixture at the World Series of Racing at New Symrna Speedway, and they to honoured Bruce this February.  New Symrna will also host a memorial race each year to honour Bruce’s memory. This year with Bruce’s family in attendance Kyle Benjamin picked up the win with defending OSCAAR Champion Brandon Watson coming home in third place.

On August the 23rd at Sunset Speedway the super late model drivers will have their chance to pay their respect to their fellow competitor and friend in a 50 lap feature event.

OSCAAR looks forward to working with the Gowland family and the management of Sunset Speedway to turn this into a marquee event for the fans and the racers.

Please stay tune to the OSCAAR website for further updates on this event.

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OSCAAR Super Late Model Rookie of the Year Contenders 2014: Dave Doucette

OSCAAR Super Late Model Rookie of the Year Contenders 2014: Dave Doucette

The final Rookie of the Year contender for the 2014 OSCAAR Super Late Models is Dave Doucette.  For the past several years Dave has been picking up wins where ever he races in his familiar #44 Chrysler 300 thunder car. His racing experience he has at the various tracks just might be the edge that he needs to claim that rookie title. Early in the off season Dave purchased the Howe racing chassis that Ed Bowlby campaigned in 2013. Since then the team has been busy preparing for their first full year of super late model racing.  Dave and his team know that they are now competing at the highest level of racing in Ontario, but they are confident that their #44 Outlaw will be a force to deal with for the entire season.

Question #1: Could you give the race fans a brief history of your racing career?

Dave: I have enjoyed great success in the pure stock and thunder car divisions over the years. I was fortunate enough to win Rookie of the Year in both the thunders and pure stocks. So adding a super late model Rookie title would be awesome.  I have also been very fortunate when racing against the best in thunders to win a points championship. I have also been able to pick up wins in  the crown jewel events, with a Fall Colurs Championship, The Gary Reynolds Memorial Thunder Car Championship and the Triple 50s winner in thunder car at Barrie Speedway.

Question #2: Why OSCAAR in 2014?

Dave: Well myself and my team are always looking for new challenges in racing so together we just thought it was time for a change.  Another huge factor is with the OSCAAR schedule it gives us family time we all wanted. Racing every week is great but by the time the season ends you are just burned out.

Question #3 What is anything are you the most nervous about making the switch the super late model?

Dave: The first thing that comes to mind is money. We all know the cost to go racing and as a racer you accept that. But we are in a different position now. I have a garage full of thunder car parts to fall back on. Right now we don’t have that luxury with the super late model….I guess the easiest solution is to simply don’t wreck. Besides that though it is still just racing once the green flag drops I will be just fine. 

Question #4 At the end of the 2014 racing season when you look back what would make it a successful season in your eyes?

Dave: Well a successful season would mean that my family, my crew and my sponsors are happy with the season and our results. I not going to lie a win or two would be great, keeping the car in one piece will be real good. But just getting the seat time, being competitive earning the others drivers respect and getting the car figured out will make for a great year.

Question #5 In 5 years from now where do you see yourself as part of the racing scene here in Southern Ontario?

Dave: Wow five years is a long time but I am pretty confident to say that we will still be racing, hopefully competing for OSCAAR Championships

I would like to thank Dave for taking the time to sit down with me to do this interview. I would also like to welcome him and his entire team to OSCAAR and wish them all the best in 2014.

I hope everyone enjoyed the Rookie profiles, and be sure to stop by their pits during the season and welcome them to OSCAAR.

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OSCAAR Super Late Model Rookie of the Year Contenders 2014: Scott Field

OSCAAR Super Late Model Rookie of the Year Contenders 2014: Scott Field

The latest driver to throw his hat in the ring for the 2014 OSCAAR Rookie of the Year title is Scott Field. In the past month a lot has transpired to make this happen. Scott recently bought the former #63 Jim Bowman super late model team. The car has a complete new outlaw body on it, the #24 painted on the side and the team is ready to hit the track for the season opener in May at Sunset Speedway. The addition of Scott will bring the total number of rookies to five in 2014, which will be the biggest field of rookies in series history. Fans will be definitely be watching the race with in a race to see who will be the 2014 Rookie of the Year.

Question #1: Could you give the race fans a brief history of your racing career?

Scott:  Well like most people I am carrying on the tradition of racing that started with my father back in 1963.  My driving career began in 1989 in the street stock division. It was in 1994 that I got my first championship in that class. I continued racing in the challenger division for the next 8 years then I took a little break.  Well like most racers you never really quit and in 2012 my father in law and myself bought a thunder car together and we were racing again.

Question #2: Why OSCAAR in 2014?

Scott:  Well to be honest it has all happened so fast I really haven’t had time to process it all. I saw the #63 for sale on the internet, I went with my son to check it out and first thing you know here it is in my shop. I guess my logic was if I am going to race why not drive a car that will get you around the track the quickest.

Question #3 What is anything are you the most nervous about making the switch the super late model?

Scott: Well like any new driver to any new series, you don’t want to do anything out on the track that will cause problems. I know I will be competing with some of the best drivers in Ontario, and I want to make sure I earn their respect. I am also very comfortable in the car that is my sanctuary so my worst fear is falling asleep in the lineup shoot. If that does happen we can blame it on my kids, having 5 girls and 1 boy that keeps me pretty busy.

Question #4 At the end of the 2014 racing season when you look back what would make it a successful season in your eyes?

Scott: Well like any racer, when I go to the track I want to win. But to me it will be about the family time I get to spend with them at the track. We will be doing a lot of traveling this summer and at the end of it all, if we all had a good time then it was all worth it

Question #5 In 5 years from now where do you see yourself as part of the racing scene here in Southern Ontario?

Scott: It is very hard for me to say if I will be racing in 5 years. If I am I am sure it will be in OSCAAR and the super late model. If I have chosen to hang the helmet up by then, well then I will be there to support anyone of my 6 children that would like to carry on the family tradition of racing.

I would like to thank Scott for taking the time to sit down with me to do this interview. I would also like to welcome him and his entire team to OSCAAR and wish them all the best in 2014.

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OSCAAR  Super Late Model Rookie of the Year Contenders 2014: Ethan Couneyea

OSCAAR Super Late Model Rookie of the Year Contenders 2014: Ethan Couneyea

The next 2014 Rookie of the Year contender, may be the one with the biggest learning curve in front of him. At the end of the 2012 Ethan Couneyea purchased the complete racing team of the #51 of Dave Taylor. The 2013 season was designed to get familiar with the car, the speed and the competition of the OSCAAR Series. As any new driver finds out it is not always an easy task and Ethan learned that first hand. A hard wreck on opening night saw significant damage done to the 71c. A lot of time and hard work allowed the team to compete in 2 other events in 2013. But as every driver says that was last year and Ethan and his entire team are looking forward to their first full campaign with the OSCAAR Super Late.  When you look at his resume, you will not see the wins and championships that others have, but what Ethan does have is many years of experience in turning the wrenches as part of the Passer Racing pit crew. That experience will play an important part of his learning curve in being able to feel what the car is doing and how to correct it.  I recently sat down with Ethan and discussed the upcoming 2014 racing season

Question #1: Could you give the race fans a brief history of your racing career?

Ethan: Well my racing career has been pretty short. I first started racing in 2008 in the 4 cylinder class at Sunset Speedway. I then moved up to the super stock, and then the opportunity came to make the move to the super late so I took the jump. I have been around racing a long time but my behind the wheel experience is very limited. If I had to choose I prefer to drive than to wrench on them…

Question #2: Why OSCAAR in 2014?

Ethan: Well when I purchased the car at the end of the 2012 season, I planned on doing a few races in 2013 to get my feet wet in the super late model. It was always my intention to commit full time in 2014, and I have the car and team ready to tackle the series full time. I have been around the series and super late models and seen all the tracks so I think I am ready to make the jump.

Question #3 What is anything are you the most nervous about making the switch the super late model?

Ethan:  I won’t sit here and say I wasn’t nervous last year making my first start, and like every other racer I still get butterflies before each race. But once the green flag waves you are just concentrating on doing your best out on the track. I also know OSCAAR is the biggest thing in racing here in Ontario, and if you mess up here it is a big deal. You are racing the best short track drivers around, everyone has a lot of money invested and you would hate to cause issues for anyone.

Question #4 At the end of the 2014 racing season when you look back what would make it a successful season in your eyes?

Ethan: At the end of the season if I can look back and say to myself I did the best that I could each week, get the respect from my fellow drivers, maybe a heat race win or two or even the Rookie of The Year title I would say I had a pretty good 2014 season. Perhaps finishing ahead of the #13 or #551 would feel pretty good as well.

Question #5 In 5 years from now where do you see yourself as part of the racing scene here in Southern Ontario?

Ethan: Well I am very lucky I think I have already reached the top of the racing world with OSCAAR. I am hoping that in 5 years I am still able to be a part of the series, have a few feature wins under my belt, and be a contender each and every week.  I think it is very safe to say I will still be racing and having fun at it.

I would like to thank Ethan for taking the time to sit down and talk and like to wish him and his entire team the best of luck in the 2014 season.

 

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Summer Rush Coming In 2014

Summer Rush Coming In 2014

For Immediate Release:  While the racing world maybe focused on Daytona Speedway and the short tracks in Florida, The Summer Rush Group is busy planning two of the biggest racing events in Ontario for 2014.

The Summer Rush group is very excited to announce they have recently signed with Kawartha Speedway to promote two specials at the speedway on Sunday June 1st and Sunday July 13th.  Plans continue to come together to ensure that these will be must see shows for all race fans.

The June 1st , “Summer Rush I” brought to you by Knightworks  will see the OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late models headline the day of racing with a 50 lap feature. You can expect all the top names of the series to be on hand, as Kawartha Speedway is a favorite of all the Outlaw drivers. The fastest growing division in Ontario, The Hanover Holiday OSCAAR Modifieds will be competing in a 30 lap feature. With the recent growth of this division it is not out of the question to see close to 30 modifieds sign in to compete. Perhaps one of the biggest stories in the off season is the first ever Mini Stock Nationals. With still just over 4 months to the green flag, close to 50 of Ontario’s best mini stock drivers have preregistered in hopes of claiming their share of the largest purse offered in the 2014 season. You would think that this enough for any race fan, but there is more. The Hurricane Midgets will be making a return to Kawartha after a many year absence. With an average car count of around 30 per event, fans will be in for a treat as they tackle the fastest track they will race on all year.

The July 13th, “Summer Rush II” will again see the Outlaw Super Late Models, compete in a 50 lap feature event. This will be the mid point of the season, and the rush will begin to solidify the drivers chase for the 2014 Championship. The Hanover Holiday OSCAAR Modifieds will be back and ready to tackle Kawartha Speedway in a 30 lap feature event. Round two of the Mini Stock Nationals will take place with a 30 lap feature event. The crowning of the first overall Mini Stock Nationals Champion will take place at the conclusion of the feature. If race fans missed it last year, well they will have a second chance in 2014. The Pro Dirt Late Models that normally compete at Brighton Speedway will once again leave the clay behind and hit the pavement. Last year all the drivers where learning, this year they are coming to race and chase the $500.00 first place prize money. This is the one time anywhere in Ontario that you will be able to witness this kind of racing. Fans could see drivers from New York and Pennsylvania in attendance in 2014.

The Summer Rush Group is very excited to be given the opportunity to promote not only the two top racing divisions in OSCAAR, but the Mini Stock Nationals, the Hurricane Midgets and the Dirt Late Models. As a group we are working hard to make this a great racing experience for all the drivers and all fans in attendance.

A large portion of the property will be available for vendors, promoters and product distributors.  Opportunities still remain available all inquiries can be sent to summerrushgroup@gmail.com.

For further updates please continue to monitor the OSCAAR website at www.oscaar.ca  or Kawartha Speedway at www.kawarthaspeedway.com.

The Summer Rush Group

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OSCAAR Super Late Model Rookie of the Year Contenders 2014: Corey Jones

OSCAAR Super Late Model Rookie of the Year Contenders 2014: Corey Jones

By Dave Gainforth - Coming into the 2014 racing season the one rookie that might have a slight advantage over his competition is Corey Jones.  It was during the 2013 race season that Corey got his first taste of the OSCAAR Super Late Model series.  Corey hopes to use that advantage over his fellow rookie competitors starting with the opening event at Sunset Speedway.  I sat down with Corey this past week to learn about his racing past and his goals heading into the 2014 season and beyond.

Question #1 Could you give the race fans a brief history of your racing career

Corey:  I started my racing career a bit later than most, but thanks to my now crew chief Matt Pleil who got me into the racing scene at the age of 14 in go karts at the Waterloo Kart Club; I found success winning 2 Oktoberfest championships, several heats and feature wins. I was also runner up in a highly talented pool of drivers in the Brian Stewart Championship Series. I have since ran the past 4 years in the number 82 Canadian Vintage Modified machine, 2012 being my best year winning the most feature wins in the season and entering the final feature race leading the tightest points battle in Canadian Vintage Modified history by 1 point. In 2013 I was amongst the favourites to win the title, the season started off very good with 2 feature wins in 3 races but I struggled with consistency near the end and it ended up costing me in points.

Question #2  Why OSCAAR in 2014?

Corey:  Making the move to OSCAAR in 2014 was an easy choice for me. In 2013 I was given a major opportunity by Gowan Enterprises to get my feet wet in a Gowan prepared Howe chassis running with the best of the best in the province. I see OSCAAR as the peak for Canadian drivers and I hope to see the series continue to strive.

Question #3 What if anything are you the most nervous about making the switch to the super late model?

Corey: After getting a few races in last year and getting comfortable with the series and competition the nerves are still there but for me they never really leave. I always want to do my best and always strive to better my results week after week.

Question #4 At the end of the 2014 season, when you look back what would make it a successful season in your eyes? 

Corey: The goal for this season is to focus on finishing races with consistency, being in a rookie battle with Doucette and Balson I know our team will have to bring our “A” game to the track and to the shop every week. Of course winning Rookie of the Year would definitely be icing on the cake however it will be one long season and we are going to take it one race at a time. 

Question #5 In 5 years from now, where do you see yourself as part of the racing scene in Southern Ontario? 

Corey: I’d like to see our team well established in the super late model ranks. I’ve enjoyed the partnership with Gowan Enterprises and I’d like to see that partnership strengthen into feature wins and who knows someday OSCAAR Super Late Model Champion. Without dedicated sponsors every year, being at the race track and preparing these cars every week wouldn’t be possible.

Thanks to RBC Royal Bank of Canada, Lafleche Roofing, Accountable Automotive,Remax Realty brokers Lidia Miu and Troy Schmidt, Anmar Cleaning Services, Oktane Production, Inno-Tech, Dan Simpson (RBC mortgage specialist) and Bennett Softeners for their loyal support!   Schmidt, Anmar Cleaning Services, Oktane Production, Inno-Tech, Dan Simpson (RBC mortgage specialist) and Bennett Softeners for their loyal support!

Fans are invited to sneak a peek into 2014 at www.jstarmotorsports.ca for updates and schedules check in with the website.

The car is going through a major overhaul and updating this off season. It’s going to be a new look for the #82 OSCAAR Super Later model this year!

I would like to thank Corey for taking the time out of his busy schedule to speak to us, and wish him and his entire team the best of luck in 2014.

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OSCAAR Super Late Model Rookie of the Year Contenders 2014: Kelly Balson

OSCAAR Super Late Model Rookie of the Year Contenders 2014: Kelly Balson

By Dave Gainforth – As veteran teams are busy preparing for the upcoming 2014 race season, there are also a few new teams busy in their shops.

Over the past several seasons OSCAAR has been very lucky to attract some of the best short track racers that Ontario has to offer.  Glenn Watson and Derrick Tiemersma both former rookies have 4 championships between them, a Biederman Memorial win, and numerous heat and feature wins. Last year rookie contenders Andrew Gressel and Kevin Cornelius showed the race fans that they will make their own history in the series.

Coming into the 2014 season there are currently three drivers ready to tackle the series full time for the first time. Kelly Balson, Corey Jones and Dave Doucette will be looking at this season to place their names amongst the greats of super late model racing.

For fans that may not be familiar with these new drivers, I decided to sit down and do a get to know you article on each of them.

Kelly Balson #B10 

Well if the Rookie of The Year was decided strictly on experience on the tracks of Southern Ontario, then Kelly would have to be considered an early favorite.  The 2014 racing season will be Kelly’s 21’st season in racing and when the green flies at Sunset Speedway on May 18th it will be his first official race in a OSCAAR Super Late Model. Below are his racing history and his thoughts on the upcoming season.

Question #1: Could you give the OSCAAR fans a brief history of your racing experience 

Kelly: Well like a lot of racers my first race car was a thunder car and I competed at Peterborough Speedway. The 94 season I made the move to the Challenger class and won my first championship in 1995. I am also very proud to say that I was also a four time champion from 1998- 2001 in the challenger division at Peterborough Speedway. In 2003 I made the jump to the pro late model ranks and was Rookie of the year that same year. In 2004 I claimed the Mosport pro late model championship. One the trophies I am most proud of is the 1998 Autumn Colours Classic in the challenger class. In 2010 I joined the Lucas Oil Sportsman Series and was their Rookie of the Year in 2010. I also hold another record that will be hard to top, I am the all time checkerflag leader in heats and features with 56 feature wins. It sure would be nice to add to that total in the super late this season.

Question #2 Why make the move to OSCAAR in 2014? 

Kelly: Well like anyone that races in Ontario, we all would love a chance to race a super late model. Our entire team consider OSCAAR to be the highest level of racing here in Ontario at this time.  The timing just seemed to be right to make the jump. We always thought the cost was to much and out of our reach but we feel we have the proper package to go out and be competitive each and every week.

Question #3 What, if anything, are you the most nervous about making the switch to the super late? 

Kelly:  That is an easy question to answer, I am not nervous at all, the one thing that I am feeling is excited… I can’t wait for the season to start.

Question #4 At the end of the 2014 season, what would make it a successful season in your eyes? 

Kelly: Well to be honest I don’t have an answer for you right now. We want to go have fun, be competitive hope to win some races…tell you what come to me after Autumn Colours and I will let you know my answer

Question #5 In 5 years from now where do you see yourself as part of the racing community? 

Kelly: I am not 100% where I will be or what I will be doing. I do know that I want to try it all. I love to drive, I want to try to be a crew chief as well. I am also very interested in the business side of racing, I would love to announce, and have the opportunity to run a race track or even a series…. Perhaps your job in a few years…

I would like to thank Kelly for taking the time out to do this interview, and welcome him and his entire team to OSCAAR. All the best in 2014.

 

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OSCAAR SLM Season Preview: 2014 Schedule Released

OSCAAR SLM Season Preview: 2014 Schedule Released

Since the last checker flag waved at Autumn Colours work has been on going in preparation for the 2014 race season.

The 2014 season will mark the 24th anniversary of the series. It has evolved from a weekly racing at Mosport Speedway to the top traveling series in Ontario. The cars have gone from the template bodies to the wild looking outlaw style. But the one thing that has remained the same is the excitement that the OSCAAR Super Late Models bring to the track each week.

In what has become a tradition in the past few years, the Outlaws will open their 2014 campaign at Sunset Speedway on May 18th with a 50 lap feature event.  Mark and Steve welcomes back the series for the Biederman Memorial  for two days of super late model racing on June 28th-29th. After the success of last years’ event which saw record car counts, a new track record in time trials and Dwayne Bakers name added to the memorial trophy, fans will want to circle that weekend on their racing calendar. A tune up for the season ending Velocity weekend will see the supers tackle Sunset on Saturday, August 23rd. In what it is turning into one of the must see year end specials the super late drivers will be chasing every point at the Velocity weekend on September 28th with a fifty lap feature event.

After a very successful event in 2013, Kawartha Speedway will host the OSCAAR Outlaws on two separate occasions in 2014. The first event will take place on Sunday June 1st. This track is a favorite with drivers and fans alike and the racing action never disappoints. The Outlaws will get a second chance to show off the horsepower under the hoods on Sunday July 13th. Joining the supers at both events will be the Mini Stock Nationals, sanctioned by OSCAAR. One of the most talked about races in 2013 was the dirt late models as they cleaned the clay off their cars and hit the asphalt for the first time in history.  With the success of the first event the dirt guys are eager to try again in 2014 and will join OSCAAR on July 13th. There has been some early interest from dirt drivers from Ontario and New York state.

Peterborough Speedway will host the super late models for three shows in 2014. The first of which is the Annual Chase for the Colours event on Saturday, August 2nd. This year will see a slight twist in the format as the winner and second place finisher in the chase will be guaranteed of a starting sport no worse than 5th and 6th at the Autumn Colours Classic. The super lates close off summer with their annual Labour Day weekend event on the 30th of August. The 2014 champion will be crowned as always at the conclusion of the feature event of Autumn Colours, on Thanksgiving Weekend.

Barrie Speedway was the sight of one of the most exciting OSCAAR feature events in 2014. The tight confines of Barrie can be intimidating to the best of the drivers but also provides the door to door racing that fans love.  If you are not sure what to get your dad on Father’s Day bring him to Barrie Speedway June 14th for some great OSCAAR racing.

If you are a race fan, what better way to spend a July weekend than heading to Sauble Beach for the day, and then to Sauble Speedway for a great night of OSCAAR racing.  Always a very popular event at Sauble Speedway, fans will want to book their holidays for the weekend of July 26th.

News and notes :  OSCAAR Super Lates have three Rookies ready to tackle the series in 2014. Late model stand out Kelly Balson (#b10) CVM Champion Corey Jones (#82) and Thunder car legend Dave Doucette (#44). Jesse Kennedy  (#10) hopes to celebrate his 30th year in racing with his first OSCAAR Championship. After a year off Dave Taylor (#51) will once again tackle the series. TJ Woosley will return in 2014 to compete with the outlaws… and rumour has it but it has not been confirmed that Jeff Hanley (#70) may compete for his first OSCAAR Championship in 2014.

The complete OSCAAR Super Late 2014 schedule can be found at www.ocscaar.ca

2014 OSCAAR Outlaw Schedule

 

May 2014

May 11                   Sunset Speedway – Practice

May 18                   Sunset Speedway (50 laps) – Opening Day

June 2014

June 1                     Kawartha Speedway (50 laps)

June 14                   Barrie Speedway  (50 laps)

June 28                   Sunset Speedway (50 laps) Biederman weekend

June 29                   Sunset Speedway (50 laps) Biederman weekend

July 2014

July 13                    Kawartha Speedway (50 laps)

July 26                    Sauble Speedway (50 laps)

August 2014

August 2                 Peterborough Speedway (50 laps) chase for the colours

August 23               Sunset Speedway (50 laps)

August 30               Peterborough Speedway (50 laps)

September 2013

September 28         Sunset Speedway (50 laps)

October 2013

October 11-12         Peterborough Speedway – Autumn Colours (50 laps)

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Mini Stock Nationals Added To OSCAAR Kawartha Events

Mini Stock Nationals Added To OSCAAR Kawartha Events

For Immediate release: In the upcoming 2014 race season there will be two dates that every mini stock driver in Ontario will want to circle on their calendar, June 1st and July13th.

For the first time in series history OSCAAR will sanction the Mini Stock Nationals at Kawartha Speedway.  OSCAAR series president Dave Gainforth states “ the drivers that race mini stocks are the future of our sport, so what better way to highlight this great form of racing than giving those drivers a chance to showcase their talent alongside the OSCAAR Modifieds and the OSCAAR Super Late Models”.

The drivers will not only be competing for the $500.00 first place prize money in the 30 lap feature event, there has been an added incentive to the drivers. Each driver will be representing their home track and the highest driver in each of the feature events from their home track will receive an additional $50.00. If a mini stock driver does not have a home track they can register as an outlaw for these two events.

Drivers will also be competing to have the best overall finish between the two feature events. The top three drivers that have the best overall finish will receive an additional $50.00 bonus.

The rules for these two races will follow very closely to those used at the two year end specials at Sunset and Peterborough Speedway, and will be posted in the new year on the OSCAAR website at www.oscaar.ca.  The race events will follow the same qualifying procedures used in the both the modifieds and super late models.

The purse break down will be as follows

1st $500, 2nd $450, 3rd $400, 4th 350, 5th 225, 6th-9th $175.00, 10th-15th 150, 16th- 18th 125, 19th-24th 100

Depending on car count up to 32 cars could start the feature event. All cars not making the feature will receive $50.00 in tow money.

In order to reserve your number drivers are encouraged to preregister with OSCAAR via email at oscaargainforth@gmail.com

OSCAAR looks forward to working with all mini stock drivers in 2014, and helping showcase one of the most exciting classes of racing in Ontario.

Marketing opportunities are still available for these events, if interested please email Dave at

oscaargainforth@gmail.com

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OSCAAR PR: Rain Forces Autumn Colours Postponement; Lineups Set

OSCAAR PR: Rain Forces Autumn Colours Postponement; Lineups Set

Peterborough, ON – ‘Super Sunday’ at Peterborough Speedway’s 21st annual Autumn Colours Classic has been pushed back a day due to heavy rain at the race track Sunday afternoon.

The full day of feature races, including 50-lap main events for both the OSCAAR Super Late Models and Modifieds, has been postponed until Monday.

Racing will get underway at 11:00am. Spectator and competitor gates are scheduled to open at 9:00am. All previously held wristbands and tickets from Sunday’s event will be honoured on Monday.

Just 27 laps of competition were run in the thunder car race before the skies opened up. Track officials tried repeatedly to dry the track before making the call to postpone the day’s events at 4:00pm.

The feature line-ups are set for both of the OSCAAR features set to run Monday afternoon.

Brandon Watson (No.9) and Andrew Gresel (No.81) are locked in to the front row for the Super Late Model main event after finishing first and second, respectively, at the Chase for the Colours event on August 3.

J.R. Fitzpatrick (No.27), a heat winner on Saturday, will start third after drawing the top spot in the invert on Sunday morning. Derrick Tiemersma (No.7) will start outside row two as he looks for his first win in three calendar years.

Brad Corcoran (No.05) will anchor the fifth spot on the starting grid in search of his first tour win in the fourth start for his Junior Hanley-prepared Outlaw body.

Shawn McGlynn (No.81x) will make his first start of the 2013 season.

Brandon Watson has clinched the 2013 championship with one race remaining and will officially be crowned the champion at the conclusion of the race.

On the modified side of the coin, Gary McLean (No.8) and Shane Stickel (No.39) will start first and second, respectively, after finishing the same way at the same Chase event on August 3.

After being guaranteed his starting spot, Stickel elected to arrive Saturday instead of Friday, using the heat races as a test session and ran at the tail of the field for the majority of the race.

After winning a heat race Saturday, Matt Barton (No.2) will start third after pulling the top spot in the redraw. Mike Westwood (No.91) will start to his outside in the fourth spot as he attempts to earn his first podium finish with the tour in his rookie season.

Sault Ste. Marie, ON native Justin Jones (No.92) will start fifth in his third start with the tour this season.

Fellow ‘Soo’ natives Nick Kozak (No.00) and 13 year-old Dustin Jackson (No.61) will also compete in the main event. Jackson is making his second start with OSCAAR and second in his open-wheel modified career.

Tonawanda, NY native Andy Jankowiak (No.57x) is expected to file entry to his second OSCAAR event to bring the total car count to 23 on the weekend, although he has not officially completed the registration process.

Tommy Robb (No.12) will make his modified debut on Sunday. Robb is a Limited Late Model regular at Varney Speedway Motorplex.

Mike Ford (No.4) makes his third appearance of the season. He last competed at Varney on September 14.

Modified sophomore Tim Burke (No.99x) makes his return to the tour after a year-long absence and will start 11th.

Gary McLean has clinched his second-consecutive OSCAAR championship and will be officially crowned the champion following Monday’s 50-lap feature, which will conclude the day’s racing action.

OSCAAR Super Late Model 50-Lap Feature – Starting Line-Up (22 Entries as of 10:00pm 13/10/13)

1. 9 Brandon Watson; 2. 81 Andrew Gresel; 3. 27 J.R. Fitzpatrick; 4. 7 Derrick Tiemersma; 5. 05 Brad Corcoran; 6. 7m Brent McLean; 7. 77 George Wilson; 8. 10 Jesse Kennedy; 9. 39 Shane Gowan; 10. 7T Jeff Dunford; 11. 13 Gary Passer; 12. 48 Dwayne Baker; 13. 22 Glenn Watson; 14. 81x Shawn McGlynn; 15. 42 Tyler Hawn; 16. 07 Todd Campbell; 17. 19 Ed Bowlby; 18. 63 Jim Bowman; 19. 82 Corey Jones; 20. 2 John Owen; 21. 551 Quinn Misener; 22. 57 Craig Stevenson.

OSCAAR Modfieds 50-Lap Feature – Starting Line-Up (22 Entries as of 10:00pm 13/10/13)

1. 8 Gary McLean; 2. 39 Shane Stickel; 3. 2 Matt Barton; 4. 91 Mike Westwood; 5. 92 Justin Jones; 6. 46 Darren Kearnan; 7. 7 Brent McLean; 8. 38 Brad Pearsall; 9. 11 Dave Osborne; 10. 00 Nick Kozak; 11. 99x Tim Burke; 12. 47 Brian McLean; 13. 14 Davey Terry; 14. 79 John Harper; 15. 19 Dean Scott; 16. 12 Tommy Robb; 17. 82 Justin Demelo; 18. 4 Mike Ford; 19. 13 Bobby Tolton; 20. 61 Dustin Jackson; 21. 88 Ryan Dick; 22. 77 Brad Stevenson (NS).

OSCAAR Racing is presented by a number of dedicated sponsors throughout Ontario, including: Knightworks Design, Hoosier Racing Tire, Klotz Synthetics Canada, Race2way.ca, Dave Franks Photos, Dickson Printing, Finishline Fabrication, McColl Racing Enterprises, McGunegill Engine Performance, Stefko Racing Engines, VP Racing Fuels, OntarioOval.com, RaceTime Radio, Inside Track Motorsport News, Jenco Equipment, Midas of Orangeville, Reinhart Trailer Sales, North Toronto Auctions, and South Shore Services.

By Clayton Johns (@cjohnsmedia) – OSCAAR Media and Public Relations

Contact: oscaar.media@gmail.com

Photo Credit: Dan Little Jr.

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OSCAAR Super Late Model Feature Cut Short at Sunset

OSCAAR Super Late Model Feature Cut Short at Sunset

Stroud, ON – A field of 22 OSCAAR Super Late Models invaded Sunset Speedway for the series’ fifth and final stop at the Innisfil, Ont. oval on Sunday night.

The 50-lap feature got underway just after 7:00pm, but at lap 20 it was cut short as the skies opened up and rain washed out the remaining 30 laps.

Under OSCAAR rules, a race must reach the halfway point in order to be considered official for drivers to earn points in the championship standings. The heat races were completed and drivers will receive the appropriate points for their heat race efforts. All drivers will receive 50 ‘show-up’ points towards their championship standings.

Derrick Tiemersma (No.7 Wayfreight) started on the pole for the main event of the Velocity Weekend with Jeff Hanley (No.70 Raylene Racing) to the outside of the front row.

Hanley jumped out to the early lead on the outside, while Brad Corcoran (No.05 Lancaster Tire Discounter Group) jumped up in to the second spot.

The first of three cautions came at lap six when Jeff Dunford (No.7T Lifestyle Home Improvements) spun in turn two.

Corcoran gained an advantage on the restart over Hanley to lead lap six. Hanley battled back on the outside to retake the lead.

Ed Bowlby (No.19) spun on the front stretch at lap 12 to bring out a second yellow flag. Hanley elected to restart on the outside groove for the second time with Tiemersma to his inside this time.

Tiemersma was able to take the lead on the bottom, but three laps later Brandon Watson (No.9 Shear Metal Products) took over the point at lap 16.

At lap 19, Andrew Gresel (No.81 Sauble Falls) got mixed up in turn four while running in the top-ten and it appeared there may have been contact with Glenn Watson (No.22 Line-X/Rival Office Solutions), but officials deemed it inconclusive.

One lap following the restart, the yellow flag was displayed for rain and the heavy shower forced track promoter Mark Dilley to end the race. Given the time of day, there was no opportunity to attempt to dry the track. After a short break, the rain continued for over an hour after the race was called.

Given the race did not reach the halfway point, it cannot be considered complete and full points will not be awarded.

The OSCAAR Super Late Model tour is next in action at the 21st annual Autumn Colours Classic on October 12 and 13. Qualifying heats will take place on Saturday prior to the 50-lap feature on Sunday afternoon.

Running Order at Time of Rain (7:16pm – Lap 20)

1. 9 Brandon Watson; 2. 7 Derrick Tiemersma; 3. 22 Glenn Watson; 4. 70 Jeff Hanley; 5. 13 Gary Passer; 6. 05 Brad Corcoran; 7. 54 Mike Beyore; 8. 42 Tyler Hawn; 9. 82 Corey Jones; 10. 83 Ian Bourque; 11. 27 J.R. Fitzpatrick; 12. 7T Jeff Dunford; 13. 39 Shane Gowan; 14. 81 Andrew Gresel; 15. 48 Dwayne Baker; 16. 10 Jesse Kennedy; 17. 7m Brent McLean; 18. 63 Jim Bowman; 19. 19 Ed Bowlby (out); 20. 551 Quinn Misener (out); 21. 57 Craig Stevenson (out); 22. Kyle Passer (DNS).

Klotz Synthetics Canada qualifying heat races were won by Dwayne Baker, Brad Corcoran, and Jesse Kennedy.

The OSCAAR Super Late Model tour is presented by a number of dedicated sponsors throughout Ontario, including: Knightworks Design, Hoosier Racing Tire, Klotz Synthetics Canada, Race2way.ca, Dave Franks Photos, Dickson Printing, Finishline Fabrication, McColl Racing Enterprises, McGunegill Engine Performance, Stefko Racing Engines, VP Racing Fuels, OntarioOval.com, RaceTime Radio, Inside Track Motorsport News, Jenco Equipment, Midas of Orangeville, Reinhart Trailer Sales, North Toronto Auctions, and South Shore Services.

By Clayton Johns (@cjohnsmedia) – OSCAAR Media and Public Relations

Contact: oscaar.media@gmail.com

Photo Credit: Dan Little Jr.

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OSCAAR Preview: Huge Super Late Model Field Expected for Sunset Finale

OSCAAR Preview: Huge Super Late Model Field Expected for Sunset Finale

The OSCAAR Super Late Model tour makes its fifth and final stop of the 2013 tour at Sunset Speedway as part of the Velocity weekend this Sunday. So far this season, Sunset has been the site of the most competitive races this season and largest fields, including a record-tying 28 cars on June 29. More of the same is expected this weekend. With only two races left in the 2013 campaign, drivers who have yet to take the checkered flag this summer are in tough to earn a victory.

Four-time series champion Glenn Watson (No.22) has struggled throughout this season, but has seen bright spots, including two podium finishes. Watson was the runner-up in the season opener at Sunset this year and historically is very strong at the Innisfil, Ont. oval. Starting deep in the field has been the biggest issue for the veteran driver, but if he is able to start inside the top-five, look for him to be in contention on Sunday evening.

The series’ 2007 champion, Derrick Tiemersma (No.7) has also had several strong runs this season, falling one spot short of victory lane on a couple of occasions. Tiemersma is also consistent as any driver in the field at Sunset and his historically good starting position will be as asset to consider. Tiemersma is beyond due for a well-deserved win.

Veteran driver Tyler Hawn (No.42) enters this weekend fifth in the championship standings and is one of only five drivers to start all 10 events so far this season. Hawn has fought some issues over his last two starts, but believes he has figured out the deceptively tricky configuration at Sunset and will look for a third consecutive top-ten this weekend.

Current point leader Brandon Watson (No.9) is fresh off a top-15 finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. The defending champ holds a commanding lead atop the standings with two races to go as he looks to repeat his efforts from 2012. Brandon has four wins already this season and is looking to make it an even five at his home track on Sunday.

Part-time driver Dwayne Baker (No.48) has rattled off two wins at Sunset this year, including the overall winner of the 2013 edition of the Don Biederman Memorial. Baker was strong in his appearance at Kawartha Speedway in August as well, and another strong effort at Sunset will make him a favourite to complete the hat-trick.

J.R. Fitzpatrick (No.27) is set to make his first OSCAAR start since the Don Biederman Memorial at the end of June. Fitzpatrick will once again pilot the Roy Passer-owned entry, but will be powered with a Chevrolet Crate engine for the first time. The Ayr, Ont. native has spent several hours piecing the car together so look for the fiery driver to be at the front.

Rookie Andrew Gresel (No.81) is coming off his third win of the year three weeks ago at Flamboro Speedway. Gresel will be in tough to eliminate Brandon Watson’s 40 point lead, but a pair of wins to complete the year would make him the greatest rookie in series history if he hasn’t already earned the honour. Keep an eye on the ‘BMAC Bullet’ all weekend long.

The OSCAAR Super Late Models will be one of five divisions competing on Sunday as part of Sunset’s Velocity weekend. They will be joined by the OSCAAR Modified tour, Limited Late Model, Super Stock,  and Mini Stock invitational races. Racing gets underway at 1:30pm on Sunday. The OSCAAR Super Late Models will be the final feature of the evening.

For a full schedule of events, including practice times, for this weekend’s two-day event at Sunset Speedway, please visit www.sunsetspeedway.ca.

For directions to Sunset Speedway, follow the following link: http://sunsetspeedway.ca/contact_SunsetSpeedway.php#!

Sunday Tickets (Spectator Gates open at 12:00pm): Adults – $35, Students/Seniors – $30.

The OSCAAR Super Late Model tour is presented by a number of dedicated sponsors throughout Ontario, including: Knightworks Design, Hoosier Racing Tire, Klotz Synthetics Canada, Race2way.ca, Dave Franks Photos, Dickson Printing, Finishline Fabrication, McColl Racing Enterprises, McGunegill Engine Performance, Stefko Racing Engines, VP Racing Fuels, OntarioOval.com, RaceTime Radio, Inside Track Motorsport News, Jenco Equipment, Midas of Orangeville, Reinhart Trailer Sales, North Toronto Auctions, and South Shore Services.

By Clayton Johns (@cjohnsmedia) – OSCAAR Media and Public Relations

Contact: oscaar.media@gmail.com

Photo Credit: Dan Little Jr.

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OSCAAR Super Late Models Make Return To Flamboro

OSCAAR Super Late Models Make Return To Flamboro

The OSCAAR Super Late Models are set to make their first trip to Flamboro Speedway (Millgrove, Ont.) in three seasons on Saturday September 7. The series has not raced at Flamboro since Oktoberfest in 2009 where Jeff Hanley (No.70) was the winner. The series was originally scheduled to make its Flamboro return on July 20, but a power outage in the Hamilton-area forced the event’s cancellation.

Series points leader Brandon Watson (No.9) is the most recent winner as he found Knightworks Design victory lane on August 24 at Peterborough Speedway. The win was Watson’s fifth this season and second at Peterborough. Flamboro, however, poses a different task for the 20-year-old who has raced only once at the tight 1/3-mile oval in a Super Late Model, but is ready for the challenge come Saturday evening.

Four-time series champion Glenn Watson (No.22) is coming off his best finish of the season, a second-place result, at Peterborough two weeks ago. Glenn had one previous runner-up finish to start the season, but had battled difficulties all season long before the breakout on August 24. Look for the Barrie, Ont. driver to continue his luck as he felt he made significant gains on his Port City Chassis last time out of the box.

After debuting a brand new Junior Hanley-prepared outlaw body car at Peterborough two weeks ago, Brad Corcoran (No.05) is set to return to his home track this weekend. The Milton, Ont. pilot has spent several  seasons in the track’s pro late model division before making the jump to OSCAAR this season. Corcoran confirmed at Peterborough he will run the remainder of the 2013 Super Late Model schedule, and will also bring his Pro Late Model to the 21st edition of the Autumn Colours Classic.

Shane Gowan (No.39) will also return to his former home track this week in his Lucas Oil sponsored entry. Gowan suffered through mechanical problems at Peterborough which inhibited a fast racecar from achieving a top-ten finish. Look for Gowan’s experience to shine through as the night wears on.

Guelph, Ont. native Todd Campbell (No.07) is also among the list of former Flamboro regulars making a return home this week. The 2011 OSCAAR Rookie-of-the-year has not yet scored a top-five this season, but will certainly have experience on his side this weekend. Saturday night will mark the first time Campbell has competed at Flamboro in a Super Late Model.

Add Jim Bowman (No.63) to the list of wheelmen returning to old stomping grounds. Bowman has publicly stated his excitement to return to the 1/3-mile bullring. The Fergus, Ont.-based driver will have had plenty of time to prepare after sitting out the tour’s previous Peterborough event for work-related reasons.

Andrew Gresel (No.81) came from the back of the field twice at Peterborough to finish fourth. The current rookie points leader already has two victories on the season and sits __ points back of Brandon Watson for the championship points lead. Gresel is among the drivers with little experience at Flamboro is his career and none in a Super Late Model. The Hepworth, Ont. driver is often quick to learn a new trade.

Series regulars Derrick Tiemersma (No.7) and Tyler Hawn (No.42) are both looking to rebound from subpar performances at Peterborough. Tiemersma, who has finished outside the top-five only 3 times, lost his position inside the top-three late in the race. Tiemersma, however, remains a factor near the top of the standings and will need to finish ahead of Brandon Watson to reduce the lead.

Hawn, meanwhile, has not raced at Flamboro in either his Late Model or Super Late Model career, but will attempt to improve on his ninth-place result at Peterborough two weeks ago. Look for the Oro Station, Ont. driver to tinker with his tire strategy in order to achieve a top-five finish.

The OSCAAR Super Late Models will be joined by the OSCAAR Modifieds as well as three Flamboro Speedway weekly divisions and the Canadian Vintage Modified tour. To accommodate the extended schedule, racing is set to get underway at 4:00pm. Spectator gates open at 3:00pm.

Directions: For directions to Flamboro Speedway, located in Millgrove, Ont. visit the following link: http://flamborospeedway.net/?page_id=60

Tickets: For ticket pricing and information, please visit: http://flamborospeedway.net/?p=919.

The OSCAAR Super Late Model tour is presented by a number of dedicated sponsors throughout Ontario, including: Knightworks Design, Hoosier Racing Tire, Klotz Synthetics Canada, Race2way.ca, Dave Franks Photos, Dickson Printing, Finishline Fabrication, McColl Racing Enterprises, McGunegill Engine Performance, Stefko Racing Engines, VP Racing Fuels, OntarioOval.com, RaceTime Radio, Inside Track Motorsport News, Jenco Equipment, Midas of Orangeville, Reinhart Trailer Sales, North Toronto Auctions, and South Shore Services.

By Clayton Johns (@cjohnsmedia) – OSCAAR Media and Public Relations

Contact: oscaar.media@gmail.com

Photo Credit: Dan Little Jr.

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