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OSCAAR Announces New Sponsor

OSCAAR Announces New Sponsor

Industry fuel giant ready to bring their innovative fuels to OSCAAR – Ontario’s Touring Series
Sunoco Racing Fuels Partners with OSCAAR
Dave Gainforth President of OSCAAR is proud to announce on behalf of the board of directors an exciting new relationship with Sunoco Racing Fuels as part of our 25th Anniversary season celebration.
Since the early 1960’s when Sunoco first teamed up with Roger Penske the organization has grown into an industry powerhouse, today they are the largest manufacture of racing gasoline in the world. This industry giant is now ready to bring their innovative fuels to Ontario’s Touring Series.
Mc Coll Racing Products headquartered in London Ontario have been supporting Club and Touring Race organizations for the better part of past 4 decades and is now the official distributor for Sunoco Fuels. With this collaboration we at OSCAAR are excited about the future of racing and further fostering the Canadian Professional Short Track Driver.
We encourage fans to learn more about Sunoco Racing fuels and racing products at www.racegas.com and www.mccollracing.ca

OSCAAR season opening event May 16th at Sunset Speedway, Lets Go Racing!

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Geoffrey Taking Talents To The Blacktop; Renowned Racing Announcer Excited For New Opportunities

Geoffrey Taking Talents To The Blacktop; Renowned Racing Announcer Excited For New Opportunities

April 23, 2015, ST. CATHARINES – Clinton Geoffrey is taking his show on the road in 2015. The renowned dirt racing announcer is anxious to bring his unique style to new venues.

Midway through this off-season Geoffrey announced his departure from Merrittville Speedway. The move was a shock to many in the racing industry. If you’ve attended a dirt race in Southern Ontario in the last decade you’ve heard his voice.

Geoffrey is the longtime voice of Ohsweken Speedway, Humberstone Speedway, and formerly Merrittville Speedway. His landscape will change this summer.

“I was hesitant to leave Merrittville,” said the Hamilton native. “I’ve been comfortable doing the dirt tracks for a long time, so I hadn’t really considered a change.”

Within days of his departure from Merrittville Geoffrey received offers from multiple places including opportunities he’d been waiting a long time for. He signed a marketing deal with Epic Racewear, and this summer he will travel Ontario.

“I just found out I’ll be doing some work with Joel Robinson and Fuel Media Labs this year,” said an elated Geoffrey. “I’ve wanted to work with him for a long time now, and I’ll finally get the chance this summer.”

Geoffrey also accepted an offer from the OSCAAR Super Late Model Series to become their official voice. He formerly worked at Cayuga Speedway, and he has done some work with Flamboro Speedway, but OSCAAR will take him to numerous venues he has never seen.

“More than anything else I’m a huge racing fan,” said Geoffrey. “The OSCAAR series is a reputable series, and I think the fans and teams will be surprised at what I can bring to the table.”

Geoffrey is more than an announcer. With a technical background Geoffrey also produces his shows remotely which allows him to roam each venue while announcing and provide behind-the-scenes and on-the-spot coverage that most fans have never seen. The concept is something Geoffrey developed before the new millennium. He worked with race track owner and promoter Glenn Styres who not only gave him his start announcing, but who also supported Geoffrey’s vision of live race coverage.

“Glenn has more enthusiasm for racing than anyone I’ve ever met,” said Geoffrey. “So when I started working at Ohsweken in 1996 I was young and full of ideas. Every time we came up with a new idea he helped make it happen.”

Geoffrey was instrumental in the hiring of Adam Ross at Ohsweken in the late 90s. He unselfishly made Ross a big part of the show, and together the duo became known as the Dual Airbags. The Airbags called races from separate locations, and they went wherever they needed to cover the action.

“No speedway in our area was interviewing drivers after accidents right on the race track” said Geoffrey. “We got raw emotion for the race fans, and everyone seemed to love it. Even the racers loved it.

“They had often just wrecked their race cars, but they were excited to be a bigger part of the show. We were everywhere.”

Geoffrey incorporates his unique announcing style with his passion for music creating an environment at the speedway unmatched anywhere else.

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J.R Fitzpatrick to Unveil New Super Late at Motorama

J.R Fitzpatrick to Unveil New Super Late at Motorama

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

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

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

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

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

Fitzpatrick’s brand new McColl Racing Enterprises ride will feature his familiar No.84. It was engineered specifically for a GM Crate engine; an option Fitzpatrick will use to his advantage. The Ayr, Ont. native has experience at all six OSCAAR tracks, and believes a championship run is about consistency.

“I think the only place I’m going to have a disadvantage is actually going to be Delaware and Flamboro, only because of the crate motor program,” said Fitzpatrick.
“If we can go there and run top-five and still make-up points, that’s good.”

Make no mistake. Fitzpatrick doesn’t expect his first full season aboard a “Super” to be a walk in the park. That hasn’t stopped him from setting his goals high.

“It’s going to be tough to come in to a new series and be up front every week,” said Fitzpatrick. “My first goal is to win a race. I think we’re more than capable of winning race.”

The 26 year-old’s last championship came in 2006 when he won the CASCAR Super Series at just 18. An OSCAAR win, or a championship, would be at the top of the list of accomplishments for Fitzpatrick, he said.

“It’s different when you’re running for someone else,” said Fitzpatrick. “Building your own stuff, having your own team and then you go out and win – that’s going to be a whole new meaning to me.”

Fitzpatrick is prepared to spend considerable time testing his new outlaw before the OSCAAR season opens on May 17 at Sunset Speedway.

“I have to familiarize myself with my car,” he said. “You have to know the comfort zone, you have to know the surrounding, and you have to know what the car itself wants and needs.”

A familiarity with the car will go a long ways for Fitzpatrick, who will face a new challenge with race length. OSCAAR’s 50-lap feature distance is considerably shorter than 300-lap NASCAR Canada events. Fitzpatrick also admits he isn’t a fan of heat races and will have to adapt to them as well.

“The biggest think I have to learn is to pace myself,” said Fitzpatrick. “Knowing when to push and when not to push in heat races is the biggest thing I’ve got to learn.”

There will be a learning curve for Fitzpatrick, but one he will certainly embrace. If anybody can tame Canada’s fastest full-bodied stock cars in their first full season, Fitzpatrick is the driver capable of it.

Fitzpatrick’s 2015 is supported by Meineke Car Care, Transaxle Parts, Jenco Equipment, Cambridge Rigging, Equipment Express, Bert Transmissions, Creative Edge Signs and Graphics, Driven Steering Wheels and McColl Racing Enterprises.

By Clayton Johns

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OSCAAR 25TH Anniversary Season Kicks off this Weekend at Motorama

OSCAAR 25TH Anniversary Season Kicks off this Weekend at Motorama

Every race enthusiast has been suffering through this long cold winter wishing for opening day to arrive for the 2015 season. As what has become the tradition car show season marks the time when fans can get out and see what is new for 2015. Fans are able to get up close and personal to the driver’s new rides, can pick up their race schedules to start planning their summer vacations.
This year OSCAAR is proud to be part of the Motorama Custom Car and Motorsports Expo taking place at the International Centre from March 13-15th. The drivers in all three divisions have been busy in the shop to have their cars ready for the fans, and they will not be disappointed in what they see.
2014 OSCAAR Super Late Model Champion, Andrew Gresel will have his familiar #81 on display as he prepares for a busy summer in 2015. Former NCATS driver now full time OSCAAR competitor #84 JR Fitzpatrick will debuting his new McCall Racing #84 super late model. Fans will see three OSCAAR Modifieds as they tour around the show. Chad Strawn will have his #77 on display at The Eibach booth one of the proud sponsors of their team. Two Rookie of the Year Contenders will be making their OSCAAR debut this weekend. #09 Dan Price and #63 John Baker JR will be competing against each other weekly and now have all weekend to bench race and talk strategy with each other. The newly sanctioned OSCAAR Midgets will also have a big presence at the show. 2014 Champion Jamie Bound will have his #83 on display. Jamie will be joined by #97 Robin McLean and #62 Rob McCall. Fans will want to make sure to stop by and check out these amazing little cars.
The new 2015 50th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang will also be on display courtesy of Gallinger Ford. If race fans are in the market of a new car for spring you will want to make sure you stop by and see this beautiful car.
There are many interesting things happening throughout the weekend which is highlighted by The Short Track Night of Champions on Saturday March 14th at 6:00pm-7:30pm. All three of OSCAAR champions will be on hand to have their accomplishments acknowledged and greet fans. OSCAAR does not have an official autograph session booked, but you can be assured that many drivers will be found walking the isles of the show and would all be more than happy to stop and speak to you.
A special thanks needs to go out to series supporters Don and Kim Edwards of Knightworks designs. They have been burning the midnight oil to ensure everything is ready for the show. Fans will want to stop by and pick up their official limited edition 25th Anniversary T shirt at the OSCAAR booth.
Look forward to seeing all the great race fans this weekend!
OSCAAR Racing is presented to race fans throughout Ontario with the help of several dedicated sponsors, including: Gallinger Ford, Knightworks Design, Klotz Synthetics Canada, Hoosier Tire Canada, Finishline Fabricating, JBM Leasing Ltd., Jenco Equipment, North Toronto Auction, Race2way.ca, Reinhart Trailers, South Shore Services

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J.R Fitzpatrick to Unveil New Super Late at Motorama

J.R Fitzpatrick to Unveil New Super Late at Motorama

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Clayton Johns

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OSCAAR Racing – Biederman Memorial on the move for 2015

OSCAAR Racing – Biederman Memorial on the move for 2015

The most prestigious event on the 2015 Outlaw schedule, The Biederman Memorial will have a new home at Flamboro Speedway on September 5, 2015.

OSCAAR and the management of Flamboro Speedway are very excited to bring the memorial race back to the track that started it all. Don spent many a Saturday night thrilling the fans at Flamboro, so to see the event back at Flamboro is very fitting.
Since the first Memorial in 2000, it has become the must win event of every super late model driver, and the champions trophy reads as a who’s who in racing. This years’ 50 lap feature event will be one the fans will not want to miss as every driver will be looking to add his name to the trophy.
As OSCAAR prepares to celebrate their 25th Anniversary, this is just the latest news that will provide racing fans with the excitement that they come to expect each and every week.
Don Biederman passed away in 1999 after a long battle with cancer. With many wins here in Ontario on the short tracks. Don is also one of four Canadians to ever win the Oxford 250. Don was also inducted into the Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2001, alongside the greats of racing.
For more information on the 2015 OSCAAR Racing season, visit www.oscaar.ca.
OSCAAR Racing is presented to race fans throughout Ontario with the help of several dedicated sponsors, including: Knightworks Design, Klotz Synthetics Canada, Hoosier Tire Canada, Finishline Fabricating, JBM Leasing Ltd., Jenco Equipment, North Toronto Auction, Race2way.ca, Reinhart Trailers, South Shore Services, and VP Racing Fuels.

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2014 OSCAAR Super Late Model Champion – Andrew Gresel

2014 OSCAAR Super Late Model Champion – Andrew Gresel

After a stellar rookie year, Andrew Gresel was one of the pre-season championship favourites. He backed up that claim, scoring five victories en route to winning the 2014 OSCAAR Super Late Model Championship.

He showed that last year’s rookie lessons were paying off in a big ways all year, as well. The 2013 season saw Sunset Speedway be the thorn in Gresel’s side, with his performance not matching that of his rivals. However, he put himself right near the front in the season opener, posting a track-high fourth place finish.

Though beyond putting those rookie lessons to use, it seemed no matter the track that he attended, he had the speed capable of taking home the victory. Kawartha Speedway is known as the fastest track on the circuit, and that speed combined with excellent handling delivered Gresel his first victory of the season at the beginning of June. However, the Sauble Beach native didn’t have it easy. Contact early in the event resulted in Gresel having to head to pit area under caution to get the fender pulled out, resulting in having to restart at the back of the field. Gresel would then carve his way through the field, carefully and in a fast matter, retaking the lead just past lap 18. From then on, it was pure domination en route to his third straight Kawartha win.

The driver of the No. 81 Sauble Falls Tent and Trailer Park, Canadian Union of Skilled Workers, London Recreational, HY-Grade Roofing, Haveone and RadenGivari of eHomes SLM almost made it two in a row, coming up short in a late race duel at Barrie Speedway to finish second to Kevin Cornelius. He would then complete the month of June with a pair of top-fives on his return to Sunset Speedway.

The month of July and beginning of August certainly stand out in the minds of many when reflecting back on Gresel’s season as it can be described in one word – domination. Gresel would pick up three straight wins on the tour, starting off with his second straight hometown win at Sauble Speedway, followed by the Chase for the Colors at Peterborough Speedway, and another win at Kawartha Speedway.

With momentum on his side, Gresel would return to Sunset Speedway to post his best Sunset finish to date, leading the first half of the feature before finishing second to Dwayne Baker. He would then finish off the month of August with a fifth place finish at Peterborough, after having to fight back following a mid-race incident.

Gresel would then finish off the year in style, finishing second at Sunset Speedway in the Velocity 250 before claiming his second straight Autumn Colors Classic feature victory in dominating style.

With a dominating year behind him, the banquet on Saturday night will mark the time for Andrew Gresel and his entire Sauble Falls Racing team to celebrate their accomplishments. However, with the new season just around the corner, you can expect to find him back in a victory lane near you this year.

By: Ashley McCubbin

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2nd In Super Late Model Points: Kevin Cornelius

2nd In Super Late Model Points: Kevin Cornelius

After having his rookie season shortened due to outside circumstances, Kevin Cornelius came back this year stronger, having a solid season en route to finishing second in points.

The season didn’t start off as hoped, though, as a pre-season motor issue would force Cornelius to run a pro late model for the season opener at Sunset Speedway. Despite the setback, he was still able to post a top 10 finish, finishing eighth. Heading to Kawartha Speedway, Cornelius brought out the super late model for the first time on the season, poised to have success. However, bad luck would follow as a power steering issue with seven laps to go forced him pit side, handing him a 14th place finish.

Going into the third event of the year at Barrie Speedway, the KDR Motorsports team was looking to turn their luck around. They would get their wish in the biggest way possible – a win. Cornelius would out-duel Andrew Gresel in the final laps of the 50 lap feature to score his first career OSCAAR Super Late Model victory.

The driver of the No. 17 Halton Crushed Stone, Lee Sand and Gravel, TripleCrete, Hanson Pipe, Alliston Transmission, Sandbox Tech Child Care, Ed’s Automotive and MacMaster Pontiac Buick GMC Super Late Model would carry the momentum into the Don Biederman Memorial a couple weeks later, hoping to better a second place effort from last season.

He would start off the weekend solidly, posting a second place finish to Dwayne Baker in the first of the two features. He would then come back on the Sunday night, leading the majority of the feature en route to scoring the victory. As a result of his average finish over the two nights, Cornelius would be crowned the 2014 Don Biederman Memorial Champion.

“This is the Superbowl of Super Late Model racing in Ontario, and this is an incredible feeling,” Cornelius said post-race. “I’m so honoured to have our team on this trophy. My guys work nonstop on this car, trying to make it better; this is for all of their hard work. They earned this.”

The second half of the 2014 season would bring a mix of success, and a couple poor finishes.

The eastern swing of the province – Kawartha and Peterborough Speedway – presented the biggest issues for Cornelius. He had the speed at both tracks and was able to put himself in contention to win, but would find bad luck in each of the events.

The first event at Peterborough saw Cornelius have to pull pit side out of the lead after power steering issues, while a mid-race spin in the second event in August saw him fighting back to finish fourth. The season finale at Peterborough wasn’t much kinder, with electrical issues forcing a DNF, resulting in a 22nd place finish. Meanwhile, the August trip to Kawartha saw Cornelius running in the top-three till a flat tire brought him to pit road, resulting in a seventh place finish.

Outside of these two tracks, though, it seemed that the pieces fell together as Cornelius and team would’ve hoped. The summer featured a pair of thirds with one at Sauble Speedway, and the other at Sunset Speedway in the Bruce Gowland Memorial.

The final trip to Sunset Speedway of the season would bring forth one of the strongest performances of the season. Despite the power steering letting go early in the race, the sophomore driver pushed forward, taking the lead just before halfway to dominate the rest of the feature and score his third victory on the season.

With three victories on the season and speed shown across the province, everybody is already looking towards Cornelius being a championship contender for the 2015 season. If he can have everything fall in place each weekend, it could very well easily happen.

By: Ashley McCubbin

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3rd In Super Late Model Points: Jesse Kennedy

3rd In Super Late Model Points: Jesse Kennedy

Despite not reaching victory lane in 2014, Jesse Kennedy would have a solid, consistent season en route to finishing third in points.

Kennedy would kick off the season in high gear, posting a solid fifth place finish in the Lucie Alywin Memorial 50 at Sunset Speedway. He would carry the momentum with him to Kawartha Speedway, posting his first runner-up finish at the end of the 50 lap feature.

The trip to Barrie Speedway wouldn’t go as well as the Oneidea Nation of the Thames, Ontario native hoped as his streak of top-fives would end with a sixth place finish. It seemed that Kennedy found himself in a bit of a slump, posting a ninth and 10th in the pair of features that make up the Don Biederman Memorial.

As the Super Lates headed into the month of July, Kennedy was looking to get back into feature win contention and he would do just do that. He’d kick off the month with a fourth place finish at Sauble Speedway. The momentum would carry forward and out east with Kennedy, as he finished second in the Chase for the Colors event to qualify front row for the Autumn Colors Classic.

The month of August was quite honestly Kennedy’s strongest month of the season as he followed the runner-up at Peterborough with a third place finish at Kawartha, a fifth at Sunset and a third at Peterborough. Needless to say, the driver of the No. 10 Cameron Crane and Riggers Ltd., Bev’s Auto & Smoke Shop, Quality Collision and Auto Body, and GRE Super Late Model had things going exactly as he would hope.

Though the strong wave of momentum wouldn’t last Kennedy the full year as he would finish off the season with a eighth at the Velocity 250, followed by a ninth in the Autumn Colors Classic.

Kennedy’s consistent season is one to write down in the history books as Kennedy was only one of two drivers that posted a top-10 finish in each of the 12 races this season. The other driver – your series champion, Andrew Gresel.

There were rumors floating mid-season that the 2014 season will mark Kennedy’s last year behind the wheel. However, if those rumors prove to not be true and he makes his return, expect to see Kennedy in victory lane and contending for the championship once again.

By: Ashley McCubbin

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OSCAAR Releases Complete 2015 Schedule

OSCAAR Releases Complete 2015 Schedule

PETERBOROUGH (December 16, 2014) – Over the last quarter-century, OSCAAR Racing has thrilled thousands of stock car fans across Ontario with entertaining stock car action. The 2015 season marks OSCAAR’s 25th anniversary and one of its most aggressive schedules to date.

The addition of the OSCAAR Midgets to a brand that already includes Super Late Models and Open-Wheel Modifieds, OSCAAR Racing is the largest sanctioning body for stock car racing in Canada. The 2015 schedule will take this new triple threat of OSCAAR Racing to every track in Southern Ontario.

The OSCAAR Super Late Models will once again be the headline tour in Ontario, stopping at six different tracks for 13 races. The OSCAAR Modifieds will run 14 events at seven facilities. A 15-race schedule is set for the inaugural OSCAAR Midgets season, which will see drivers pay visit to seven facilities of their own.

The season will kick off with a double-header weekend at Sunset Speedway on May 16-17, 2015. On Saturday May 16, the OSCAAR Midgets and Modifieds will put on full shows with 25- and 30-lap features, respectively. The OSCAAR Super Late Models will qualify on Saturday for the third annual 50-lap Lucie Aylwin Memorial set for Sunday, May 17.

The Super Late Models schedule is once again headlined by the Velocity 250 event at Sunset on September 26-27 and the 23rd annual Autumn Colours Classic at Peterborough Speedway October 9-11. Planning for the series’ flagship Don Biederman Memorial event remains in the works and details will be announced at a later date. In all, Super Late Models will visit Sunset a total of five times, Peterborough three times, Flamboro Speedway twice, and each of Barrie Speedway, Sauble Speedway, and Delaware Speedway once.

All the stars of the OSCAAR Super Late Model tour will be back in action in 2015, including defending champion Andrew Gresel, five-time champion Glenn Watson, Kevin Cornelius, Mike Beyore, Kelly Balson, Rob Poole, and Tyler Hawn to name a few. To date, former Limited Late Model competitor Sean Grosman is the only driver registered to compete for Rookie-of-the-Year honours.

The OSCAAR Modifieds will continue to build on three seasons of success next summer. The Mods will be on center stage for their 50-lap Rick Woolner Memorial when it returns to its birthplace, Full Throttle Speedway (formerly Varney Motor Speedway), on September 12, 2014. The series will also compete at Sunset’s Velocity 250 and Peterborough’s Autumn Colours Classic. The series will run a 14-race schedule spanning seven tracks.

At the time of publication, an impressive 12 drivers have registered to chase Rookie-of-the-Year honours. The list includes former Supermodified competitor Mark Van Luven, former Delaware Super Stock driver Jeff Showler, former Delaware Late Model driver Jay Christie, former Peterborough thunder car competitors Dan Price and John Baker Jr., and former Peterborough Late Model pilot Corey Horner. Also registered is former Can-Am TQ Midgets pilot and president David Balych, Mark Saul, Joey Sagan, Mike Hearty, and Chris Bowman.

In addition to a wealth of new talent, the series expects three-time defending champion Gary McLean to return alongside young talents Davey Terry, Matt Barton, Brent McLean, Dustin Jackson and Shane Stickel. Veteran drivers Gary Elliott, and Max Beyore are all in the mix to contend for a 2015 championship, to name just a few.

The OSCAAR Midgets will compete in their inaugural season under OSCAAR sanctioning. Formerly the Hurricane Midgets, the series will visit a total of seven tracks for 15 different events across Ontario. A visit to the Grand Bend Speedway highlights the schedule for the Midgets, alongside a pair of trips to Sauble, Flamboro, and Full Throttle. The Midgets will run alongside the OSCAAR Modifieds in September.

Jamie Bound is expected to return to defend his championship against series mainstays Richard Woodland, James Rodgers, Robin McLean, and Rob McCall. As many as 10 drivers are currently registered with rookie status for the inaugural OSCAAR Midgets season.

Stay tuned to www.oscaar.ca throughout the offseason for updates and extended information on the 2015 OSCAAR Racing season.

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

By Clayton Johns (@cjohnsmedia)

2015 OSCAAR Racing Schedule

May 2015

May 10 Sunset Speedway – Practice
May 16 Sunset Speedway
Midget -25 Mod -30 Outlaw Qualifying
May 17 Sunset Speedway
Outlaw – 50
May 23 Peterborough Speedway
Midget 25
May 30 Flamboro Speedway (rain date May 31)
Midget -25 Mod -30 Outlaw – 50

June 2015

June 6 Sunset Speedway
Midget -25 Mod -30 Outlaw – 50
June 13 Full Throttle Speedway
Midget -25 Mod – 50
June 20 Barrie Speedway
Midget -25 Mod -30 Outlaw 50
June 27 Sunset Speedway
Mod -30 Outlaw – 50
June 27 Sauble Speedway
Midget – 25

July 2015

July 10 Delaware Speedway
Mod – 25 Outlaws – 50
July 11 Sunset Speedway
Midget – 25
July 18 Peterborough Speedway
Midget – 25
July 25 Sauble Speedway
Midget -25 Mod -30 Outlaw – 50

August 2015

August 1 Peterborough Speedway Chase for the Colours
Midget -25 Mod -30 Outlaw – 50
August 15 Grand Bend Speedway
Midget – 30
August 22 Sunset Speedway
Mod – 30 Outlaws – 50
August 29 Peterborough Speedway
Outlaw – 50

September 2015

September 5 Flamboro Speedway
Outlaw – 50
September 12 Full Throttle Speedway Woolner Memorial (rain date Sept 13)
Midget – 25 Mods – 50
September 18 Delaware Speedway Great Canadian Weekend
Mods – 25
September 26 Sunset Speedway Velocity Weekend
Midget – 25 Mod – Qualifying
September 27 Sunset Speedway Velocity Weekend
Mod – 30 Outlaw – 50

October 2015

October 9 Peterborough Speedway Autumn Colours
Mod – qualifying
October 10 Peterborough Speedway Autumn Colours
Midget – 25 (championship) Mod – qualifying Outlaw – qualifying
October 11 Peterborough Speedway Autumn Colours
Mod – 50 (championship) Outlaw – 50 (championship)

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4th In Super Late Model Points: Glenn Watson

4th In Super Late Model Points: Glenn Watson

With a wave of success in the middle part of the season, the veteran driver would have a successful season in 2015.

Glenn Watson would start off the season with a solid top-10 finish at Sunset Speedway, finishing seventh.

The next two weeks, though, would ultimately set him behind the eight ball before the year was truly on a roll. An incident on track at Kawartha Speedway would result in heavy damage to the red rocket and a 23rd place finish. The 22 Racing Team would work hard to have the car ready for Barrie Speedway a couple weeks later, though suffered a 12th place finish after mechanical issues.

Determined to get their season back on track, Watson headed back to Sunset Speedway for the Don Biederman Memorial looking for a good run. The former success that he had been able to find at Sunset was there, with Watson finishing eighth on night one before posting a third place finish on the second night.

The third-place finish would be exactly what the doctor ordered as in the weeks that followed, the finishes just kept coming. The driver of the No. 22 Line-X Protection Coatings, Race2way.ca., Rival Office Solutions, Williamson Uxbridge GM, TSS Top Shops Auto Body Supply, Klotz Canada, ERA Tours and Port City Race Cars Super late Model would post three straight podium finishes following the DBM as the tour crossed the province back and forth.

The high wave of success wouldn’t last, though, as a return trip to Sunset Speedway would result in a 13th place finish as a result of a mid-race incident. The previous series champion didn’t let it get him down, though, as he bounced back a week later to finish second at Peterborough Speedway.

Watson would then close out his season with a pair of sixth place finishes.

It marks a surprise to many who follow the OSCAAR tour to not see the red rocket in victory lane. However, given the amount of success that Watson did experience, expect a return trip to victory lane in 2015. There’s also no doubt that Watson will be part of the championship discussion, as well.

By: Ashley McCubbin

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OSCAAR And Gallinger Ford Partner For New Mustang Pace Car

OSCAAR And Gallinger Ford Partner For New Mustang Pace Car

MILTON, Ont. (December 6, 2014) – OSCAAR Racing is proud to announce a new partnership with Gallinger Ford Lincoln who will provide a new pace car for the 2015 season.

The 2015 Ford EcoBoost Mustang will pace the OSCAAR Super Late Models, OSCAAR Modifieds, and newly merged OSCAAR Midgets across Ontario in 2015.

“We are very happy to add Gallinger Ford Lincoln to our long list of dedicated sponsors,” said OSCAAR President Dave Gainforth. “Adding such a high-class sponsor further improves the profile of OSCAAR as the number one short track touring racing series on asphalt in Canada.”

The new 2015 Ford Mustang OSCAAR pace car will feature the new EcoBoost option. Gallinger Ford Lincoln President, David Gallinger, is excited to showcase the new Mustang on the racetrack next season.

“It’s the 50th anniversary year of the Mustang,” said Gallinger. “The Mustang is a performance car and racing is all about performance, so it fits well.”

Gallinger will return in 2015 for his second season behind the wheel of the No.74 OSCAAR Midget (formerly the Hurricane Midgets).

Gallinger Ford Lincoln previously provided a pace car to the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds in the 1970s and 1980s and is happy to resume its presence in stock car racing with Canada’s premier racing organization, OSCAAR.

Longtime OSCAAR sponsor Knightworks Design will provide the graphics for the new vehicle. Additionally, JBM Leasing has partnered with OSCAAR to provide the insurance for the 2015 Ford EcoBoost Mustang.

Fans can see the new OSCAAR pace car when the 2015 racing season opens at Sunset Speedway on May 15-16, 2015.


About OSCAAR Racing: OSCAAR is the premier sanctioning body for Outlaw Super Late Models, Open-Wheel Modifieds, and Midget Racing in Ontario. Formed in 1990, OSCAAR began as a touring series for Super Late Models. Since 2012, OSCAAR has evolved to include Open-Wheel Modifieds and, starting in 2015, the OSCAAR Midgets. OSCAAR teams will compete at eight different motorsport facilities in 2015.

About Gallinger Ford Lincoln: Located in Milton, Ont., Gallinger Ford Lincoln is committed to providing high quality new and used Ford vehicles with the best service in the industry. Gallinger Ford Lincoln is also committed to serving the community it has called home for 47 years by fundraising and providing various products to a multitude of community-based organizations. The all-new Ford F150 will be arriving soon! For more information on Gallinger Ford Lincoln’s products and service, visit them online at gallingerford.com or call (905) 875-3673.

About Knightworks Design: Located in Newmarket, Ont., Knightworks Deisgn is a family-run business that specializes in vehicle graphics and lettering, clothing embroidery and printing, signs and decals, and graphic design. Knightworks Design is the official supplier of OSCAAR racewear and apparel. For more information, visit Knightworks online at www.knightworks.ca.

About JBM Leasing: Located in London, Ont., JBM Leasing specializes in insuring and leasing vehicles for personal and commercial needs. Call (519) 472-3554 for more information.

By Clayton Johns

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7th In OSCAAR Super Late Model Points: Rob Poole

7th In OSCAAR Super Late Model Points: Rob Poole

Rob Poole would start off his 2014 campaign on a strong note with consistent, top-10 finishes. However, as the second half of the year began, mechanical gremlins would strike and derail the season.

Starting off the year at Sunset Speedway, Poole would post a solid sixth place finish to get the year started on a good note. A trip to Kawartha Speedway would prove to even be better, with a season-high fifth place finish as he ran upfront all race long.

A trip to Barrie Speedway produced a solid seventh place finish, leading into a sixth and an eighth at the Don Biederman Memorial at Sunset.

“We’re still probably a little under budget compared to some of them, but we’re doing the best with what we’ve got and having some fun,” Poole commented post Don Biederman Memorial. “We worked hard this weekend. I got to thank all the guys for sure; they worked their tails off. It turned out good.”

The driver of the No. 45 Visser Farms, Alliston Auto Sales & Leasing, R.A. Electrical, BFI Canada, Reliable Waste Management, AgNav, Central Industrial Supply, Multi-Tech Machining & Welding Inc., Triple Crown Auto Collision, R&W Equipment Ltd., Essa Road Chiropractic, ERA Tours and Progressive Waste Solutions Super Late Model looked to carry the good momentum into the month of July when the tour headed to Sauble Speedway. He would have a good run going, though a cut rear tire would result in an 11th place finish.

The Rob Poole Racing team immediately looked to get their season back on track, though, returning to the front of the field at the next event at Peterborough Speedway with a fifth place finish. He would then back it up with a solid sixth place finish at Kawartha Speedway a week later.

Just as it looked they had things turned around, the final four events wouldn’t go as planned with problems in the pair of Sunset Speedway events to close out the year, resulting in Poole missing both Peterborough races.

Poole has proven that he and his team have the pieces to be front runners in OSCAAR – if they can get the pieces to stay together. If they’re able to do that next year, expect Poole to be a consistent front all year and possibly pick up his first win.

By: Ashley McCubbin

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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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