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8th In OSCAAR Super Late Model Points: Dave Doucette

8th In OSCAAR Super Late Model Points: Dave Doucette

After experiencing success in the Super Stock/Thunder Car ranks across Ontario, Dave Doucette made the move up to OSCAAR Super Late Model competition for 2014.

“Well, myself and my team are always looking for new challenges in racing so together we thought it was time for a change,” Doucette commented pre-season.

The season certainly brought forth some challenging moments for the past Autumn Colors Classic Champion as he would suffer some bad luck throughout the year, but also was able to find some success.

Doucette started off his year with a solid run in his No. 44 Xtreme Auto Service, TSS Top Shops, Redline Graphics and Spencer Lewis Promotions Super Late Model, finishing 10th in the Lucie Alywin Memorial at Sunset Speedway. Return trips to Sunset throughout the year brought forth more success, including a solid seventh in the Bruce Gowland Memorial.

The eastern swing of the schedule wouldn’t go as planned, though. Doucette would post an 11th place finish at Peterborough Speedway, before suffering a wreck at Kawartha Speedway in the early laps.

A trip to Sauble Speedway during the summer allowed Doucette to experience the success he was looking for, as he would post a solid ninth place finish.

As Doucette looks back through the season, though, there is one moment outside of these that will stand out even more. Doucette returned to his home track, Barrie Speedway and had a great night, running inside the top-five throughout the night en route to posting a fourth place finish.

Doucette capped off his season with a solid 10th place finish in the Autumn Colors Classic at Peterborough, and will hope to take that momentum into 2015 in search of his first podium finish.

By: Ashley McCubbin

Photo Credit: Dan Little Photography

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9th In Super Late Model Points: Tyler Hawn

9th In Super Late Model Points: Tyler Hawn

After missing the first two events of the year due to family reasons, Tyler Hawn made his 2014 debut at Barrie Speedway and improved throughout the season.

Hawn wouldn’t start off the season as he hoped, though, as shifter issues would take him out of the race on lap 38 at Barrie. He would then head to Sunset Speedway looking to improve upon his luck, and did so in completing all the laps in both Don Biederman Memorial features en route to finishing 15th and 10th.

The high mark of season for the driver of the No. 42 Fox’s Bakery and Deli, TSS Top Shops, Belt Conveyor Guarding, Backwoods Maple Syrup, Daly Custom Fab, WriteitOutLoud.com and Stewart Carriers Limited SLM would come at Peterborough Speedway, a couple weeks later. Statistically, Peterborough is Hawn’s best track and that proved to be true once again 2014. Hawn had his best run of the season, en route to posting a sixth place finish. He would then back that up with a solid, clean ninth place finish at Kawartha Speedway.

Looking as though the turnaround had happened, lady luck would flip its head for Hawn in the next two events. A pair of mechanical issues took Hawn out of the running at both Sunset and Peterborough, resulting in poor finishes.

He would then finish off the year on a solid note, though, finishing seventh at the Velocity 250 for his best Sunset Speedway finish of the season, followed by an 11th at Peterborough’s Autumn Colors.

Early in the season, Hawn commented that his Hawn Motorsports team needed to find more speed and handling in their car to improve. He also noted that they had done some work in the off-season, but it didn’t take them in the right direction as he would’ve hoped.

As the year went on, though, it showed that they were beginning to find their stride and the right direction to head in, noted by the positive finishes. With another year of super late racing under his belt, no doubt Hawn has continued to build on his experience behind the wheel.

Now going into 2015, if Hawn can start off the year on a solid note and continue improving, he could be a solid top-five contender on a weekly basis.

By: Ashley McCubbin

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10th In OSCAAR Super Late Model Points: Corey Jones

10th In OSCAAR Super Late Model Points: Corey Jones

Sometimes, drivers can get real lucky and have absolutely everything go their way. Then there are cases when the opposite happens and a driver finds themselves sitting throughout a tirade of bad luck.

In short, this could describe the season that Corey Jones experienced in 2014.

Entering his rookie year of competition in the OSCAAR Super Late Models, Jones showed a lot of potential behind the wheel to be a top-10 contender throughout the year. However, there were multiple times that he would get snake bitten by bad luck, resulting in poor finishes.

The bad luck began early in the year as he would finish 15th in the season’s opening event at Sunset Speedway. The bad luck only carried over to Kawartha Speedway, where he would suffer a 21st place finish following engine issues.

Entering the third event of the year, Jones was looking to get his season turned on a good note. Barrie Speedway would offer that as he was able to post a heat victory, before posting his best career finish of the season with an eighth.

From there on, though, it was a roller coaster ride.

Return trips to Sunset Speedway throughout the season would offer a mix bag of success for the young man. The driver of the No. 82 RBC Remax-Troy Schmidt, Lyndia Miu, Accountable Automotive, Lafleche Roofing, Anmar Cleaning Inc., Octane Productions and Innotech Machine Shop SLM would experience a pair of top-10s at Sunset Speedway, though also had a 14th and 20th place finish to his credit. The 20th place finish in August quite possibly marked the lowest point of the whole season in suffering heavy front-end damage to his ride after being involved in a multi-car incident.

A pair of trips to Peterborough Speedway brought forth a positive, and a negative. He would find ninth in the August event after solidly staying out of trouble, though didn’t have the same luck in October en route to finishing 13th.

As a whole, looking back at the season despite the tough moments, there are positives that ‘Twinkle Toes’ can take with him moving forward. Certainly the top-10 runs throughout the season, but also the lessons learned that will carry him forward in years to come.

“There’s certainly room for improvement, but I think we’ve found a lot of speed in this car as the season has wore on”, says Jones. “We came into this endeavor with limited experience with this style of car, so every week has helped us learn a little more”

By Ashley McCubbin

Photo Credit: Dan Little Photography

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Andrew Gresel Picks Up Second Straight Autumn Colours Victory And 2014 Championship

Andrew Gresel Picks Up Second Straight Autumn Colours Victory And 2014 Championship

Location: Peterborough Speedway October 11-12, 2014
What won the race: Andrew Gresel came into the final event of 2014 with two things on his mind. The feature win on Sunday, and his first ever OSCAAR Super Late Model Championship. At the end of the fifty lap event he was able to cross both off is bucket list. Taking advantage of the pole position earned at the Chase for the Colours, the #81 would lead all 50 laps of the event. Kevin Cornelius came into the event second in points with a slim mathematical chance to take the championship away from Gresel. Unfortunately electrical problems forced the team pit side during the parade laps, and barely made it out for the start of the feature. The problems persisted and forced the team out of competition but the team was able to hold on to second place in the points. The battles in the top five in the feature event kept the fans on the edge of their seats. A lap 49 pass by the 89c of Shawn Chenoweth moved him up to the second place at the line. John Owens gave it all he had on a lap 48 restart as he lined up in second place beside the #81 of Gressel but at the end had to settle for third place finish. Mike Beyore rallied back after a lap one incident sent him to the back with a fourth place finish. Rounding out the top five was the #39 of Shane Gowan with a very impressive run recording his best finish of the 2014 season.
Bad Luck of the event: Several drivers race came to an early end on lap 19 of the feature event. Coming out of turn 4 the #27 of J.R Fitzpatrick while running in second place had the car jump out of gear. With 23 Super Late Models at full speed mayhem ensued. When the smoke cleared there were 7 cars in turn one with various amounts of damage. The 40p of Charlie Gallant took one of the hardest hits in the accident, thankfully the safety equipment did its job and he was able to walk away. The #13 of Gary Passer also suffered race ending front end damage which ended his race early. The #94 of Denny Varco from Sault St Marie making his first ever OSCAAR start suffered extensive front and rear damage ending his race.
Rookie Battle: The three top rookies of 2014 were all in attendance for the final event of the year. Kelly Balson in his #b10 was once again the top rookie of the race and locked up the 2014 Rookie of the Year title. Dave Doucette closed out his 2014 season with a 10th place finish and runner up in the rookie battle. Corey Jones scored a thirteenth place finish and finished the year off with third place in the rookie standings
Car Count: 26
Top qualifier: #27 J.R Fitzpatrick
Pole Sitter: #81 Andrew Gresel
Heat Race winners: # 27J.R Fitzpatrick x2, #10 Jesse Kennedy, #81 Andrew Gresel, #7t Jeff Dunford, #90 Mark Dilley
Top Five in Points: 1st #81 Andrew Gresel 806 pts, 2nd #17 Kevin Cornelius 750 pts, 3rd #10 Jesse Kennedy 740 pts, 4th #22 Glenn Watson 714 pts, 5th #b10 Kelly Balson 691 pts
Feature Finish: 1) # 81 Andrew Gresel, 2) #89c Shawn Chenoweth, 3) #2 John Owen, 4) #54 Mike Beyore, 5) #39 Shane Gowan, 6) #22 Glenn Watson, 7) #90 Mark Dilley, 8) #b10 Kelly Balson, 9) #10 Jesse Kennedy, 10) #44 Dave Doucette, 11) #42 Tyler Hawn, 12) #16 Robert Bickle, 13) #82 Corey Jones, 14) 7t Jeff Dunford, 15) #91 Keith King, 16) #27 JR Fitzpatrick, 17) #48 Dwayne Baker, 18) #47m Brent McLean, 19) #40p Charlie Gallant, 20) #13 Gary Passer, 21) #94 Denny Varcoe, 22) Kevin Cornelius, 23) #92 Justin Jones, 24) #57 Craig Stevenson, 25) #5 Ron Hollis, 26) #51 Dave Taylor (dns)
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Autumn Colours Championship Weekend October 10-12, 2014

Autumn Colours Championship Weekend October 10-12, 2014

Location: Peterborough Speedway, 1710 Mount Pleasant Rd, Cavan ON L0A 1C0 phone: 705- 743-5880
About the Speedway: Fastest 1/3 mile oval in Canada
2013 winners: Hanover Holiday Modifieds #8 Gary McLean, Outlaw Super Late Models #81 Andrew Gressel
Racing on September 27th and 28th: On the 10th pit gates open at 10:00am with racing starting at 6:00pm. Friday will be first round qualifying for all divisions except of Super Lates and Hurricane Midgets. Saturday the 11th pit gates once again open at 10:00 am and will feature second round qualifying for all divisions. The Super Lates and Hurricanes will both have their full qualifying with the Hurricanes running their 25 lap feature event to crown their 2014 champion. Sunday the 12th will have the feature events for all classes with racing to start at 12:30. The feature order is as follows, Pro Late Models 114 laps, Four Fun 40 laps, Hanover Holiday Modifieds 50 laps, Mini Stock 50 laps, Super Late Models 50 laps, Late Models 75 laps and Thunder Car 50 laps.
Current Points Leader: Hanover Holiday Modifieds top 5: 1st #8 Gary McLean 847 pts 2nd 91N Max Beyore 782 pts 3rd #36 Gary Elliott 772 pts, 4th #14 Davey Terry 747 points 5th #88r Tommy Robb 702 pts
Super late models top 5: 1st #81 Andrew Gressel 734 pts, 2nd #17 Kevin Cornelius 703 pts 3rd #10 Jesse Kennedy 680 pts, 4th #22 Glenn Watson 657 pts, 5th #b10 Kelly Balson 630 pts
Who to watch for: Modifieds: The third season of the Hanover Holiday Modified series will conclude with this weekend’s running of the 50 lap feature event. Two time and defending champion #8 Gary McLean has got a firm hold on the points race as a result of the #91n of Max Beyore missing the feature event at the last event. If you look at the math there is still a slim chance to dethrone the champion, the real points battle will be for second place. Gary Elliott has been enjoying a resurgence of his career in 2014 in the modified and finds himself only 10 points back of second place coming into this weekend. Coming into this event Max does hold one ace up his sleeve as he secured pole position for the feature event at The Chase for Colours and will start alongside the #14 of Davey Terry for the fifty lap feature event. No one is more hungry for that first feature win than the #14 and will be putting everything on the line this weekend. The points battle rounding out the top five is shaping up to be a great battle as well. Currently the #88 of Ryan Dick holds down the fifth place but has a slim seven point lead over the #88r of Tommy Robb and eight points over the #61 of Dustin Jackson. There will also be several drivers looking to spoil everyone’s weekend by stealing the win. The #2 of Matt Barton is again showing he loves the play off season with a strong second place finish at Sunset. Brent McLean looked ready to challenge for the lead at the last event before ignition problems forced them pit side. Nick Lees and Rob Warnes have both picked up feature wins in a modified this year at Peterborough in the Ontario Modified Series, and will both be making their first OSCAAR start this coming weekend. The #79h of Cory Horner made his series debut at Sunset and is looking forward to returning to his home turf of Peterborough Speedway this weekend. Mike Hearty has the finishing touches done on his #20 Modified and will also be making his first series start this weekend. This weekend the #93 modified will be driven by Daniel Bois as he looks to make his first Autumn Colours and OSCAAR start. In three short years the modified series has become one of the most exciting and competitive and fastest growing of any class in Ontario. Fans have enjoyed some great open wheel racing, and with 4 Rookies already signed up for the 2015 season, fans can be assured of another great race season in 2015.
Super Late Models: The Outlaw Super Lates are ready to close off their 2014 race season with a fifty lap feature event this weekend at Peterborough Speedway. Coming into the 2014 season the fans knew a new champion would be crowned and early preseason favorites #81 of Andrew Gressel, and the #17 of Kevin Cornelius where the names everyone was mentioning. Well they weren’t wrong coming into the final event Gressel holds a 31 point lead over Cornelius, which sounds like a lot, but it is not locked up yet. Andrew does have one thing working in his favour and that is the pole position for the feature event. Starting along side will be the #10 of Jesse Kennedy who has finished second in both Peterborough feature events this year. Jesse is closing out his 30th year of racing and is talking retirement, but a win this weekend I think will see him back in 2015. Glenn Watson has two third place finishes this year at Peterborough and would love nothing better than to return to victory lane this weekend at Peterborough. The 2014 Rookie of the Year for the supers #b10 of Kelly Balson has proved this season that he belongs in the series. He has shown patience when needed and is always ready to race hard for the win. Kelly has had success at Peterborough and the Autumn Colours and a win this weekend in front of his home crowd will give the team the confidence to contend for the championship in 2015. The most popular winner of 2014 was the #2 of John Owen who returned to victory lane for the first time in 14 years at the last event at Peterborough Speedway. Always a threat to win fans will want to look for the familiar #2 to once again be challenging for the win. #51 of Dave Taylor is another home track hero and would love nothing better than to celebrate a win this weekend as well. This weekend will see Mark Dilley make his second start of the season driving the #90 owned by Butch Wilson from Sault St Marie. Rumour has it there will be a bit of a convey from the Sault to Peterborough as there could be three other super late model teams making the trip this weekend. JR Fitzpatick will once again be behind the wheel of the #27 Outlaw and will be looking to rebound from a disappointing weekend at Sunset. Gary Passer, Rob Poole, Mike Beyore, Corey Jones, Shane Gowan and the list goes on and on will all be looking for the win this weekend to close off the season on a high note.

Current weather forecast: Sunny and 14c all three days. Make sure you stop by the OSCAAR Racewear trailer to pick up another sweater to keep you warm and perhaps start your Christmas shopping early.
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Velocity Weekend September 27th – 28th At Sunset Speedway

Velocity Weekend September 27th – 28th At Sunset Speedway

Location: Sunset Speedway, 6918 Young Street Innisfil Ont. Phone 705-436-2445, website www.sunsetspeedway.ca
About the Speedway: Reconfigured in 2010 to high bank 1/3 mile oval
2013 winners: Hanover Holiday Modifieds #8 Gary McLean, Outlaw Super Late Models #9 Brandon Watson
Racing on September 27th and 28th: On the 27th pit gates will open at 10:00am with racing getting underway at 4:00pm. Featuring qualifying for Hanover Holiday Modifieds, Late Models, Super Stocks. Full Show for Pro Challenge, Canadian Vintage Modifieds and Hurricane Midgets. Racing on the 28th will see the pits opening at 9:00am with qualifying for OSCAAR Super Lates and 50 lap feature, 40 lap feature event for Hanover Holiday Modifieds, 75 lap late model feature, 50 lap super stock and 35 lap mini stock feature.
Current Points Leader: Hanover Holiday Modifieds top 5: 1st #8 Gary McLean 773 pts 2nd 91N Max Beyore 755 pts 3rd #36 Gary Elliott 702 pts, 4th #14 Davey Terry 684 points 5th #88r Tommy Robb 645 pts
Super late models top 5: 1st #81 Andrew Gressel 666 pts, 2nd #17 Kevin Cornelius 629 pts 3rd #10 Jesse Kennedy 619 pts, 4th #22 Glenn Watson 597 pts, 5th #b10 Kelly Balson 581 pts
Who to watch for: Modifieds, It has been just over a month since the Hanover Holiday Modifieds last took the track, which means the teams are well rested and prepared for playoff season. The points battle for the championship looks like it will come right down to the wire between current point leader Gary McLean and rookie contender Max Beyore. Going into this weekend’s event there is a mere 18 points separating the two. If you look back in the history books to the 2013 Velocity finish you will see it was the #8 of McLean taking the win over second finishing #91n of Beyore. Gary Elliott continues to enjoy success on his return to open wheel competition and currently finds himself third in the points, while still chasing that first OSCAAR feature victory. Several teams have spent the off time perfecting their set ups in hopes of capturing their first feature of 2014. #14 Davey Terry #88r Tommy Robb, #88 Ryan Dick, #99 Drew Stieler and young sensation #61 Dustin Jackson look to close the season out on a high note. A few new teams may be making their 2014 season debut. The #93 Shane Gowan owned modified will be driven my Steve Lyons a many time Canadian Vintage Modified Champion. Mike Hearty has been a super stock stand out at Sunset for the past few years, with a new modified in the garage the team is burning the midnight oil in an all out effort to be a part of Velocity Weekend. 2015 Rookie of the Year Contender Cory Horner is also a possible entrant in his newly acquired modified.
Super Late Models: It has been a month since the super late models raced at Peterborough Speedway, an event that saw John Owen end his 14 year feature winless streak. With the championship coming down to a two man race with #81 Andrew Gressel holding a 47 point lead over the #17 of Kevin Cornelius. The last event saw the two competitors have a couple of incidents so you just never know what could happen this weekend. 2014 Sunset Speedway Late Model Champion of #48 Dwayne Baker has protected his home turf against the outlaws. Fresh off the Gowland Memorial win, Dwayne will be looking to add the Velocity win to his resume. With a full field of supers expected fans will be in for a edge of your seat 50 lap feature event. It has been confirmed that several new teams will be making their first start of the 2014 season. For the past couple of years Shawn Chenoweth has won everything there is to win in Super Stocks and Late Models. This weekend will mark the return of Shawn and the #89c London Recreational Outlaw to the series. #27 of Roy Passer will see JR Fitzpatrick behind the wheel for the final two events of the 2014 season. Fitzpatrick just finished second in NCATS points last weekend at Kawartha with a series win. The team is hoping the momentum will carry over the super late this weekend. Making the long trip from Sautl St Marie will be the #90 of Jay Palumbo. Jay is a veteran at Laird Speedway in the modified and super lates and is excited to make his first series start this weekend at Sunset Speedway. Also making the long trip from Michigan will be Terry Bogusz. Terry is a regular outlaw competitor in Michigan and Ohio and is excited to make his first trip across the border to Sunset Speedway.
Fans will also want to make sure to stop by and say hi to Don and Kim from OSCAAR Racewear and pick up some of the new products they will have this weekend…. It never to early to start that Christmas Shopping
Current weather forecast: Sunny and 24c both days (pack the sunscreen)
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John Owen Returns To OSCAAR Victory Lane For First Time Since 1999

John Owen Returns To OSCAAR Victory Lane For First Time Since 1999

Location: Peterborough Speedway August 30, 2014
What won the race: John Owen lined up for the fifty lap feature event on the pole position and would not give it up. Despite several restarts in which Glenn Watson and Jesse Kennedy tried their best to overtake the #2 of Owen’s, John would not be denied this win. The win was a popular one in front of the home town fans, and emotional John thanked his crew, sponsors and his family for their continued support. Current championship contenders #17 of Kevin Cornelius and #81 of Andrew Gressel both did not have the feature they were hoping for. Both drivers would be involved in incidents which would see them restart at the rear of the field. At the end of the fifty lap event it would be the #17 in fourth and rounding out the top five was the #81 of Gressel. With just two events left Andrew Gressel holds a 37 point lead over second place #17 Kevin Cornelius who has a slight 10 point lead over third place Jesse Kennedy. This event would also mark the end of Rudy Oppersma career. Rudy did not score the finish that he had hoped for, but was still all smiles in the pits as he looks back on over 30 years of racing, and the friends and fun he has had.
Bad Luck of the Event: #16 of Robert Bickle is a home town favorite every time the series rolls into Peterborough Speedway. Unfortunately mechanical problems in practice would keep the #16 sidelined for the night. There was a tie for top qualifier between the #42 of Tyler Hawn and #54 Mike Beyore. Hawn looked poised to challenge for the feature win, when a brake line broke causing a brief fire that ended their night early. Mike Beyore also did not have the feature he had hoped for and ended up in tenth place. Mike Westwood continues to work out the bugs on his new super late model. Craig Stevenson in his #57 was forced to retire early as well from the feature event.
Rookie Battle: The b10 of Kelly Balson was once again the top rookie of the event. Corey Jones made the extensive repairs after Sunset Speedway and the hard work paid off with a heat race win and the second highest rookie in the feature event.
Car Count: 15
Pole Sitter: #54 Mike Beyore
Heat Race Winners: #39 Shane Gowan, #54 Mike Beyore, #17 Kevin Cornelius, #82 Corey Jones
Top Five in points: 1st#81 Andrew Gressel 666 pts, 2nd #17 Kevin Cornelius 629 pts, 3rd #10 Jesse Kennedy 619 pts, 4th #22 Glenn Watson 597 pts, 5th #b10 Kelly Balson
Next Event: Sunset Speedway Velocity Weekend September 27-28/14
Feature Finish: 1) #2 John Owen, 2) #22 Glenn Watson, 3) #10 Jesse Kennedy, 4) #17 Kevin Cornelius, 5) #81 Andrew Gressel, 6) #39 Shane Gowan 7) #b10 Kelly Balson, 8) #40p Charlie Gallant, 9) #82 Corey Jones, 10) Mike Beyore, 11) #04 Rudy Oppersma, 12) 91 Mike Westwood, 13) #57 Craig Stevenson, 14) #42 Tyler Hawn, 15) #16 Robert Bickle dns
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Dwayne Baker Wins Inaugural Bruce Gowland Memorial

Dwayne Baker Wins Inaugural Bruce Gowland Memorial

Location: Sunset Speedway, Lefroy Ontario August 23, 2014
What won the race: A caution on lap forty of the fifty lap event would see race long leader #81 Andrew Gressel line up beside #48 Dwayne Baker. After a couple of false starts as each driver was looking for the slightest advantage, the two raced side by side for the next five laps. Baker was able to pull the pass off and went on to lead the final five laps to win the first annual Bruce Gowland Memorial event. Gressel held on to second adding to his points lead over #17 Kevin Cornelius who rounded out the podium. Jeff Hanley and Jesse Kennedy rounded out the top five in the feature event.
Bad Luck of the event: #39 Shane Gowan never got the chance to compete for the win in the feature event as mechanical issues sidelined the team early. #82 Corey Jones made slight contact with the #70 of Hanley coming out of turn four and stacked up the field. The #82 suffered heavy front end damage and was done for the night. Coming into this event Rob Poole and Glenn Watson were tied for fourth in the points, both teams suffered through a feature event that would see both involved in a couple of incidents.
Rookie Battle: Three Rookie of the Year candidates were in attendance this weekend at Sunset Speedway. Dave Doucette took advantage of his outside pole starting spot in the feature to record a seventh place finish in the feature and the honours of the top rookie of the race. Kelly Balson scored a ninth place finish and Corey Jones was twentieth after retiring with damage.
Car Count: 22
Top qualifier: #10 Jesse Kennedy
Pole Sitter: #07 Todd Campbell
Heat Race winners: #48 Dwayne Baker x2, #10 Jesse Kennedy x2 , #81 Andrew Gressel 1, #17 Kevin Cornelius
Top Five in points: 1st #81 Andrew Gressel 606 pts, 2nd #17 Kevin Cornelius 565 pts, 3rd #10 Jesse Kennedy, 4th #22 Glenn Watson, 5th #45 Rob Poole
Next Series Event: Peterborough Speedway August 30, 2014
Feature Finish: 1) #48 Dwayne Baker, 2) #81 Andrew Gressel, 3) #17 Kevin Cornelius, 4) #70 Jeff Hanley, 5) #10 Jesse Kennedy, 6) #54 Mike Beyore, 7) #44 Dave Doucette, 8) #07 Todd Campbell, 9) #b10 Kelly Balson, 10) #51 Dave Taylor, 11) #64 Chris Burrows, 12) #40p Charlie Gallant, 13) #22 Glenn Watson, 14) #57 Craig Stevenson, 15) #45 Rob Poole, 16) #13 Gary Passer, 17), #91 Mike Westwood, 18) #42 Tyler Hawn, #19) Ron Hollis, 20) #82 Corey Jones, 21) #67 Rob Riemer, 22) #39 Shane Gowan
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OSCAAR Proud To Present The Bruce Gowland Memorial This Weekend At Sunset Speedway

OSCAAR Proud To Present The Bruce Gowland Memorial This Weekend At Sunset Speedway

Location: Sunset Speedway 6918 Yonge Street Lefroy ON 705-436-2445
About the Speedway: High banked 1/3 mile paved track. Track first opened in 1968 reconfigured to current to start the 2010 race season.
Racing on August 23: Pit Gates open at 2:00pm practice will start at 3:00pm, Main grandstands open at 5:15pm racing starts at 6:45pm
Featuring: Bruce Gowland Memorial 50 lap Super Late Model Feature, Hanover Holiday Modified 25 lap feature and Ontario Pro Challenge
Current Points Leader: Hanover Holiday Modifieds top 5: 1st #8 Gary McLean 701 pts, 2nd #91n Max Beyore 688pts, 3rd Gary Elliott 636 pts, 4th #14 Davey Terry 626 pts, 5th #88r Tommy Robb 594 pts
Super late models top 5: 1st #81 Andrew Gressel 534 pts, 2nd #17 Kevin Cornelius 497 pts, 3rd #10 Jesse Kennedy 484 pts, 4th tie #45 Rob Poole , #22 Glenn Watson 475 pts
Who to watch for: Modifieds: The Hanover Holiday Modified teams will be entering their 5th week in a row of competition this weekend at Sunset Speedway. The busy summer season has tested the teams and equipment every week as they tour across Ontario. Gary McLean and Max Beyore have both tasted feature victory lane and continue to have a close points battle for the championship with only 13 points separating the two with three events remaining in 2014. Gary Elliott has shown there is a lot of racing left in him as he continues to have strong podium runs that find him sitting 3rd in the points. The #14 of Davey Terry continues to rebound from the bad luck at Capital City and has fought his way back into 4th in the points. Rookie contender Tommy Robb has not given up as he has faced some tough racing luck as of late. There are several teams still looking for their first series and first feature win of 2014 and with the action always exciting at Sunset Speedway fans will not want to miss one lap of racing action this weekend.
Super Late Models: When the series last visited Sunset Speedway it was the #17 of Kevin Cornelius enjoying victory lane and taking possession of the Don Biederman Memorial Trophy for a year. In the past couple of races the team has faced a little adversity and will be looking to shake that bad luck this weekend and become the Bruce Gowland Memorial Winner. Andrew Gressel continues his strong and steady season and currently holds a 37 point lead in the championship with 4 events remaining. The team is coming off back to back wins at Peterborough and Kawartha and will be hoping to keep that streak alive this weekend. Jesse Kennedy is having a strong season to celebrate his 30 years in racing and currently find himself 3rd in the season championship. Glenn Watson looked poised to return to victory lane at Kawartha but a late race caution took that win away. Look for the 22 team to be strong this weekend. #45 Rob Poole considers Sunset Speedway home and would love nothing better than to pick up his first feature win this weekend. The impressive field of rookies will be looking to show the veterans that they are ready to race for the checkers. With Mike Beyore, Jeff Hanley, Charlie Gallant, Todd Campbell, Dave Taylor all expected to be in attendance. The outlaws are ready to race hard in the memory of their fellow racer Bruce Gowland
About Bruce Gowland: Bruce can be described in one simple word “Racer”. Bruce was a dedicated member of OSCAAR since the inception of the series. The famous #18 would usually be the last car to arrive at the track but the first thing you would see is the big smile on his face as he drove his tow rig into the pits. Bruce was known at all the short tracks throughout Ontario all the way to Florida as he would spend his winters racing down south. Bruce also became known as the man to beat on the Truck and Tractor pull circuit in the summer. When he rolled in people knew he was the man they were going to have to beat to win. Last year Bruce lost his fight with cancer and has been sadly missed by everyone in the racing world. Speaking on behalf of all OSCAAR competitors, car owners, and crew, OSCAAR is very proud to be able to race tonight in his memory, share some laughs and smiles after, just the way Bruce would have wanted it to be.
Current weather forecast: Sunny and 25 c
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Andrew Gresel Keeps Winning Streak Alive At Summer Rush 2

Andrew Gresel Keeps Winning Streak Alive At Summer Rush 2

Location: Kawartha Speedway August 10, 2014
Presenting Sponsor: Knightworks Design LTD
What won the race: Glenn Watson lead for the 40 laps of the event, when the caution waved on lap fourty. The restart allowed defending race winner #81 Andrew Gressel to restart in second place. A great race for the final ten laps kept the fans wondering who would take the feature victory. When the checker waved it was the #81 of Gressel picking up the win, followed by the #22 of Glenn Watson and #10 Jesse Kennedy rounded out the top three.
Bad Luck of the event: #17 of Kevin Cornelius appeared to be ready to rebound from a disappointing run on June 1st but a flat tire on lap fourty sidelined the team to a seventh place finish at the end of the feature
Rookie Battle: Kelly Balson in the #b10 was the only rookie in attendance for this event.
Car Count: 12
Top qualifier: #81 Andrew Gresel
Pole Sitter: #22 Glenn Watson
Heat Race winners: #10 Jesse Kennedy, #17 Kevin Cornelius
Top Five in Points: 1st #81 Andrew Gresel 534 pts , 2nd #17 Kevin Cornelius 497 pts, 3rd #10 Jesse Kennedy 484 pts, tied for 4th #45 Rob Poole and #22 Glenn Watson 475 pts
Next Series Event: Sunset Speedway August 23rd 2014
Feature Finish: 1) #81 Andrew Gresel, 2) #22 Glenn Watson, 3) #10 Jesse Kennedy, 4) #2 John Owen, 5) #54 Mike Beyore, 6) #45 Rob Poole,7) #17 Kevin Cornelius, 8) b10 Kelly Balson, 9) #42 Tyler Hawn, 10) #40p Charlie Gallant, 11) #51 Dave Taylor, 12) #5 Ron Hollis
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SUMMER RUSH II Set To Roll On August 10th At Kawartha Speedway

SUMMER RUSH II Set To Roll On August 10th At Kawartha Speedway

Location: Kawartha Speedway, located 1382 County Rd Hwy 28 Peterborough ON, K0L 1V0 phone 705-939-6316
About the Speedway: Reconfigured in 2010 to high bank 1/3 mile oval
Summer Rush I Winners: Hanover Holiday Modifieds #8 Gary McLean, Super Late Models #81 Andrew Gresel, Mini Stock Nationals (round 1) #35 Andy Kamrath. Dirt Late Model winner from 2013 #25 Greg Belyea, Hurricane Midgets #83 Jamie Bond
Racing on July 13th: Pit gates open at 8:30am. Main Grandstand opens at 11:30am. Practice will start at 11:15am with the first green flag at 2:00pm. Pit gate prices are $35.00 for adult. Main Grandstand is $25.00 per adult (there will be a $5.00 off voucher handed out at Brighton Speedway Aug 9th, good for main grandstand only)
Featuring: Hanover Holiday Modifieds Heats and 25 lap Feature. Super late Models Heats and 50 lap Feature. Mini Stock Nationals round 2, with Heat races, B Main and 30 lap Feature. The Dirt Pro Late Models with Heats and 20 lap Feature event, Hurricane Midgets Heats and Features, 4 Funs 20 lap Feature event.
Current Points Leader: Hanover Holiday Modifieds top 5: 1st #8 Gary McLean 578 pts 2nd 91N Max Beyore 564 pts, 3rd #36 Gary Elliott, 4th #88r Tommy Robb, 5th 14 Davey Terry
Super late models top 5: 1st #81 Andrew Gressel 467 pts, 2nd #17 Kevin Cornelius 438 pts, 3rd #10 Jesse Kennedy, 4th #45 Rob Poole 416, 5th #22 Glenn Watson
Mini Stock Nationals top 5 round 1: 1st #35k Andy Kamrath (Sunset Speedway), 2nd #9 Neil Hannah (outlaw), 3rd #10 Doug Butler (Barrie Speedway), 4th #89 Ryan Babin (Peterborough Speedway), 5th #82 Kyle Baker (Capital City Speedway)
Current top 5 Dirt Pro Late Model points: 1st #57 Charlie Sandercock, 2nd #5 Steve Baldwin, 3rd #29 Phil Potts, 4th #9 Mat Vanderlinden 5th #92 Adam Turner
Who to watch for: Modifieds, #91n Max Beyore has been on a tear lately after picking up his second feature win last week at Peterborough. Gary McLean will be looking to rebound after last weekend and make it a clean sweep at Kawartha in 2014. Davey Terry continues to inch ever closer to that first feature win in the series. Gary Elliott continues to have strong runs week after week
Super Late Models: #81 of Andrew Gresel remains undefeated at Kawartha Speedway, as he will be looking for his third consecutive win. Newly crowned Biederman Champion #17 of Kevin Cornelius will be looking to continue his winning streak in the series. #22 Glenn Watson will be looking for his first feature win in 2014 after impressive runs at Sunset Speedway. Rob Poole continues his consistent season and currently sits 3rd in the points. #2 John Owens will be looking to improve on his 4th place finish at the June 1st Kawartha event. #54 Mike Beyore considers Kawartha Speedway home and will be searching for his first series win this weekend.
Mini Stock Nationals: This event has been billed the premier Mini Stock event in Ontario. For the first event on June 1st, 33 of the top Mini Stock drivers signed in to do battle with 32 cars starting the 30 lap Feature event. With a total of nine different speedways represented for this event, the fans got their monies worth. #35K of Andy Kamrath set the bar high, but in the month since round 1, drivers have been working and planning on how to dethrone the #35k from Victory Lane. With the top five finishers from round 1 representing five different speedways it is anyone’s guess who will be crowned Summer Rush II mini stock nationals Champion this weekend. Fans will not want to miss this outstanding event!
DIRT Pro Late Models: In 2013 history was made at Kawartha Speedway as the first time ever the dirt cars from Brighton Speedway took the pavement. It was one of the most anticipated shows of the season and the drivers from Brighton did not disappoint. In practice the drivers where lifting that front left wheel off the ground coming out of turn four as the fans watched in amazement. By the time the feature came around the drivers where a bit more use to the track and were ready to get down to business. #25 Greg Belyea became the first ever winner of this event. In 2014 the stakes have been raised as the winner will now receive $500.00 to win the 20 lap feature event. The drivers all know what to expect and are excited to return to Kawartha Speedway this weekend. Seeing the Dirt Pro Lates Model race is one show fans will not want to miss.
Hurricane Midgets: With a field of over 30 cars in attendance for the first event, the series is excited to return to the high banks of Kawartha Speedway for round two of Summer Rush. The teams will have a busy weekend of racing as they also compete at Peterborough Speedway on Saturday. Defending feature winner and current point leader #83 Jamie Bond will be looking to make it two in a row at Kawartha and solidify his place atop the point standings. Rounding out the top five are Richard Woodlan Rob McCall Robin McLean and Adam Carrothers.

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Photo Credit: Dan Little

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Andrew Gressel Continues Streak With Back To Back Feature Wins

Andrew Gressel Continues Streak With Back To Back Feature Wins

Location: Peterborough Speedway August 2, 2014
What won the race: #10 Jesse Kennedy and #51 Dave Taylor would lead the field to green. Kennedy pulled out to an early lead until lap lap twenty when #17 Kevin Cornelius would power by. The #17 looked set to pick up another feature win until mechanical issues slowed Cornelius coming out of turn 2 on lap thirty six. For the second time this season a power steering line issue would end the chance of victory. Andrew Gressel had worked his way up to second place and assumed the lead on lap thirty seven. Andrew Gressell would go unchallenged for the next thirteen laps and pick up his second feature win in as many weeks. Jesse Kennedy was able to hold off the hard charging Glenn Watson for second. John Owen in the familiar red #2 came home fourth with Rob Poole and his #45 holding off a late charge from #42 Tyler Hawn for fifth
Bad Luck of the event: #54 Mike Beyore suffered mechanical issues in practice forcing the team to return to the shop for parts to make the repair. #16 Robert Bickle again suffered mechanical problems ending the Bickle Farms sponsored ride early in the feature event. #27 Roy Passer also had his night end early as he pulled the car pit side. Making their first ever OSCAAR start #5 Ron Hollis did not have the debut they were hoping for as the car never came up to speed
Rookie Battle: Home town favorite #B10 Kelly Balson was the top finishing rookie with a seventh place finish in the feature. Dave Doucette making his first start in a super late model at Peterborough finished his night in eleventh.
Car Count: 16
Top qualifier: #17 Kevin Cornelius
Pole Sitter: #10 Jesse Kennedy
Heat Race winners: #22 Glenn Watson, #17 Kevin Cornelius, #45 Rob Poole,#81 Andrew Gressel
Top Five in Points: 1st #81 Andrew Gressel 467 pts, 2nd #17 Kevin Cornelius 438 pts, 3rd #10 Jesse Kennedy 421 pts, 4th #45 Rob Poole 416 pts, 5th #22 Glenn Watson 412 pts
Next Series Event: Kawartha Speedway Summer Rush II August 10th, Racing starts at 2:00pm
Feature Finish: 1) #81 Andrew Gressel, 2) #10 Jesse Kennedy, 3) #22 Glenn Watson,4) #2 John Owen, 5) #45 Rob Poole, 6) #42 Tyler Hawn, 7) b10 Kelly Balson(r), 8) #39 Shane Gowan, 9) #54 Mike Beyore, 10) #51 Dave Taylor, 11) #44 Dave Doucette (r), 12) #17 Kevin Cornelius 13) Craig Stephenson 14) #27 Roy Passer, 15) #16 Robert Bickle, 16) #5 Ron Hollis dns
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OSCAAR Teams Prepare For Chase For The Colours At Peterborough Speedway August 2, 2014

OSCAAR Teams Prepare For Chase For The Colours At Peterborough Speedway August 2, 2014

Location: Peterborough Speedway located at 1710 Mount Pleasant Road, Cavan ON L0A 1C0 phone: 705-743-5880 website: www.peterboroughspeedway.com
About the Speedway: high banked 1/3 mile paved track. First opened in 1967
2013 winners: #8 Gary McLean (Modifieds) #9 Brandon Watson (Super Late Models)
Racing on August 2: Pit gates open at 2:00pm, practice starts at 3:00 pm main gates open at 4:00 pm racing starts at 6:00pm. Pre-race corn roast for all fans and drivers starting at 5:00pm.
Featuring: Hanover Holiday Modifieds 25 lap feature, Super Late Models 50 lap feature, 4 Funs and Mini Stocks(double features), Trucks
Current Points Leader: Hanover Holiday Modifieds top 5: 1st #8 Gary McLean 521 pts, 2nd #91n Max Beyore 492 pts, 3rd #88r Tommy Robb 462 pts, 4th #36 Gary Elliott 456 pts, 5th #47 Brian McLean 452 pts
Super late models top 5: 1st #81 Andrew Gressel 393 pts, 2nd #17 Kevin Cornelius, 3rd #10 Jesse Kennedy 354 pts, 4th #45 Rob Poole 351 pts, 5th #22 Glenn Watson
Who to watch for: Modifieds, #8 Gary McLean has been a roll lately and will be looking to add another feature to the win column. #88r Tommy Robb started his OSCAAR Modified career with a top finish last year at Peterborough. Currently 3rd in points Tommy will be looking for his first feature win. Max Beyore was out practicing Thursday night trying to get a little advantage to pick up his second win of the year. Gary Elliott has been running strong and has lots of laps at Peterborough; perhaps this could be the weekend for his first feature win. Davey Terry #14 finally got that first heat win last weekend perhaps this weekend will bring feature win number one.
Super Late Models: This season has proved you never know what will happen with the super late models. The #81 of Gressel and #17 of Cornelius have been sharing the feature wins but there are several drivers looking to break that streak. Coming off a strong second place run last weekend #22 Glenn Watson will be looking to return to victory lane. Rookie contender Kelly Balson has had this date circled on his calendar as the series returns to his home track. Jesse Kennedy has had several top runs at Peterborough and could very easily be celebrating in victory lane. Mike Beyore recorded a top five last week at Sauble and will be looking to improve on that this weekend.
Current weather forecast: Sunny and 25c
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Andrew Gressel Keeps Winning Streak Alive At Midas Of Orangeville 50

Andrew Gressel Keeps Winning Streak Alive At Midas Of Orangeville 50

Location: Sauble Speedway July 27, 2014
Presenting Sponsor: Midas of Orangeville
What won the race: #07 Todd Campbell lead the field to green and lead for the first seven laps of the feature. Defending event winner #81 of Andrew Gressel took command of the fifty lap event on lap eight and went on to pick up the feature win. #22 of Glenn Watson post a couple of late race challenges but could not complete the pass and settled for second place when the checker flag waved. #17 of Kevin Cornelius was looking for his third feature win in a row but after contact with the back straight wall the handling of the car was a little off. Kevin held on for a third place finish beating the #10 of Jesse Kennedy and #54 of Mike Beyore rounding out the top five.
Bad Luck of the event: #16 of Robert Bickle made the long haul to Sauble Speedway only to suffer brake issues ending their race early in thirteenth place finish. #45 Rob Poole suffered a cut rear tire causing the car to spin in turn two. The ensuing damage ended their day early with a eleventh place finish,
Rookie Battle: Three rookie of the year candidates were in attendance this weekend at Sauble. At the end of the Midas 50, #b10 Kelly Balson was the top placing rookie, followed by Dave Doucette and Scott Field. Corey Jones was not in attendance has he married his loving bride Melissa Mota on Saturday.
Car Count: 13
Top qualifier: #17 Kevin Cornelius
Pole Sitter: #07 Todd Campbell
Heat Race winners: #17 Kevin Cornelius x2, #71 Doug Brown, #81 Andrew Gressel
Top Five in Points: 1st #81 Andrew Gressel 393 pts, 2nd #17 Kevin Cornelius 377 pts, 3rd #10 Jesse Kennedy 354 pts, 4th #45 Rob Poole 351 pts, 5th #22 Glenn Watson
Next Series Event: Peterborough Speedway August 2, 2014 racing starts at 6:00pm
Feature Finish: 1) #81 Andrew Gressel, 2) #22 Glenn Watson, 3) #17 Kevin Cornelius, 4) #10 Jesse Kennedy, 5) #54 Mike Beyore, 6) #b10 Kelly Balson(r),7) #07 Todd Campbell, 8) #71 Doug Wilson, 9) #44 Dave Doucette (r), 10) #24 Scott Field(r), 11) #45 Rob Poole, 12) #67 Rob Riemer, 13) Robert Bickle
OSCAAR 2014 Partners: Hanover Holidays Hoosier Tire, Jenco Equipment, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Knightworks Designs Ltd, McGunegill Engine Performance, Midas of Orangeville, North Toronto Auction, Ontario Oval, Race Time Radio, Race2way, Reinhardt Trailers, South Shore Services, Stefko Race Engines
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Rick Woolner Memorial Weekend on tap at Sauble Speedway July 26, 2014

Rick Woolner Memorial Weekend on tap at Sauble Speedway July 26, 2014

Location: Bruce County #14 R R 1 Hepworth ON, phone: 519-422-1422 website www.thebeach@bmts.com
About the Speedway: Tight ¼ mile flat track
2013 winners: Hanover Holiday Modifieds #39m Dave McCullough, Super Late Models #81 Andrew Gresel
Racing on June 28 -29th: Pit gates open at 2:30pm. Practice set to start at 3:15pm, with Hanover Holiday Modified time trials at 6:00pm and first green flag at 7:00pm
Featuring: Saturday July 26th: Rick Woolner Memorial for Hanover Holiday Modifieds, time trials, heats, 50 lap feature event. Judging for best appearing Modified award prior to start of the feature event. Super Late Models heats and 50 lap feature event. Jr Late Models heat and feature event.
Current Points Leader: Hanover Holiday Modifieds top 5: 1st #8 Gary McLean 447 pts, 2nd #91n Max Beyore 435 pts, 3rd #61 Dustin Jackson 406 pts, 4th 88r Tommy Robb 404 pts,5th #7 Brent McLean
Super Late Models top 5: 1st #81 Andrew Gressel 318 pts, 2nd #17 Kevin Cornelius 307 pts, 3rd #45 Rob Poole 295 pts, 4th #10 Jesse Kennedy, 5th 10b Kelly Balson
Who to watch for: Modifieds,Every modified driver has one thing on their list of racing goals, The Rick Woolner Memorial win. The 2014 version of this event will be the most competitive in the races history. #8 Gary McLean has only one goal each year and it is this win. The current point leader has been on a tear lately picking up podium finish each event. The rookies have all played notice this year and they could easily step in and steal the win away. The #7 and #47 of Brent and Brian McLean would love to take this win home. Series favorites #14 Davey Terry, #2 Matt Barton and #39 Shane Stickle all look to make their first series win, The Woolner Memorial. Fans will also be able to choose the best appearing modified award prior to the start of the feature.
Super Late Models: It has been almost a month since the last super late model event. The hottest driver in the series prior to the break was #17 Kevin Cornelius, with feature win at Barrie and the Biederman Memorial win at Sunset Speedway. Home track favorite #81 Andrew Gresel got his first series win a year ago at Sauble Speedway and will be looking to regain that glory this weekend. #10 Jesse Kennedy made his first ever OSCAAR start at Sauble Speedway, and the team is coming off a big late model win last week at Delaware Speedway. That momentum might help carry the #10 to his second OSCAAR feature win. The rookies continue to impress each week and it won’t be long till one of them is celebrating in victory lane. #07 Todd Campbell recorded his best feature finish as Sauble Speedway, he will be looking to keep the record alive.
Current weather forecast: Sunny and 24c both days(slight chance of r**n both days nothing to worry about)
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Sauble Speedway Schedule of Events for July 26th/2014

Pit Gates will open at 2:30pm

Tech will open at 2:40 for both classes

Practice Schedule

Super Late Models 3:10- 3:30

Modifieds 3:30- 3:50

Jr Lates 3:50- 4:00

Super Late Models 4:00- 4:15

Modifieds 4:15- 4:30

Jr Lates 4:30- 4:40

Super Late Models 4:40 -4:50

Modifieds 4:50- 5:00

Jr Lates 5:00- 5:10

Modified Time Trials 6:00pm

Racing Starts at 7:00pm

Modified Heats Round 1 (2-3) 10 laps

Super Late Heats Round 1 (2) 10 laps

Jr Lates (2)

Modified Heats round 2 (2-3) 10 laps

Super Late Model Heats round (2) 10 laps

Features

Modified Rick Woolner Memorial – Out of Car Introductions – Best Appearing Car Award 50 laps

Jr Late Models 20 laps

Super Late Models 50 laps

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