Peterborough, ON – ‘Super Sunday’ at Peterborough Speedway’s 21st annual Autumn Colours Classic has been pushed back a day due to heavy rain at the race track Sunday afternoon.
The full day of feature races, including 50-lap main events for both the OSCAAR Super Late Models and Modifieds, has been postponed until Monday.
Racing will get underway at 11:00am. Spectator and competitor gates are scheduled to open at 9:00am. All previously held wristbands and tickets from Sunday’s event will be honoured on Monday.
Just 27 laps of competition were run in the thunder car race before the skies opened up. Track officials tried repeatedly to dry the track before making the call to postpone the day’s events at 4:00pm.
The feature line-ups are set for both of the OSCAAR features set to run Monday afternoon.
Brandon Watson (No.9) and Andrew Gresel (No.81) are locked in to the front row for the Super Late Model main event after finishing first and second, respectively, at the Chase for the Colours event on August 3.
J.R. Fitzpatrick (No.27), a heat winner on Saturday, will start third after drawing the top spot in the invert on Sunday morning. Derrick Tiemersma (No.7) will start outside row two as he looks for his first win in three calendar years.
Brad Corcoran (No.05) will anchor the fifth spot on the starting grid in search of his first tour win in the fourth start for his Junior Hanley-prepared Outlaw body.
Shawn McGlynn (No.81x) will make his first start of the 2013 season.
Brandon Watson has clinched the 2013 championship with one race remaining and will officially be crowned the champion at the conclusion of the race.
On the modified side of the coin, Gary McLean (No.8) and Shane Stickel (No.39) will start first and second, respectively, after finishing the same way at the same Chase event on August 3.
After being guaranteed his starting spot, Stickel elected to arrive Saturday instead of Friday, using the heat races as a test session and ran at the tail of the field for the majority of the race.
After winning a heat race Saturday, Matt Barton (No.2) will start third after pulling the top spot in the redraw. Mike Westwood (No.91) will start to his outside in the fourth spot as he attempts to earn his first podium finish with the tour in his rookie season.
Sault Ste. Marie, ON native Justin Jones (No.92) will start fifth in his third start with the tour this season.
Fellow ‘Soo’ natives Nick Kozak (No.00) and 13 year-old Dustin Jackson (No.61) will also compete in the main event. Jackson is making his second start with OSCAAR and second in his open-wheel modified career.
Tonawanda, NY native Andy Jankowiak (No.57x) is expected to file entry to his second OSCAAR event to bring the total car count to 23 on the weekend, although he has not officially completed the registration process.
Tommy Robb (No.12) will make his modified debut on Sunday. Robb is a Limited Late Model regular at Varney Speedway Motorplex.
Mike Ford (No.4) makes his third appearance of the season. He last competed at Varney on September 14.
Modified sophomore Tim Burke (No.99x) makes his return to the tour after a year-long absence and will start 11th.
Gary McLean has clinched his second-consecutive OSCAAR championship and will be officially crowned the champion following Monday’s 50-lap feature, which will conclude the day’s racing action.
OSCAAR Super Late Model 50-Lap Feature – Starting Line-Up (22 Entries as of 10:00pm 13/10/13)
1. 9 Brandon Watson; 2. 81 Andrew Gresel; 3. 27 J.R. Fitzpatrick; 4. 7 Derrick Tiemersma; 5. 05 Brad Corcoran; 6. 7m Brent McLean; 7. 77 George Wilson; 8. 10 Jesse Kennedy; 9. 39 Shane Gowan; 10. 7T Jeff Dunford; 11. 13 Gary Passer; 12. 48 Dwayne Baker; 13. 22 Glenn Watson; 14. 81x Shawn McGlynn; 15. 42 Tyler Hawn; 16. 07 Todd Campbell; 17. 19 Ed Bowlby; 18. 63 Jim Bowman; 19. 82 Corey Jones; 20. 2 John Owen; 21. 551 Quinn Misener; 22. 57 Craig Stevenson.
OSCAAR Modfieds 50-Lap Feature – Starting Line-Up (22 Entries as of 10:00pm 13/10/13)
1. 8 Gary McLean; 2. 39 Shane Stickel; 3. 2 Matt Barton; 4. 91 Mike Westwood; 5. 92 Justin Jones; 6. 46 Darren Kearnan; 7. 7 Brent McLean; 8. 38 Brad Pearsall; 9. 11 Dave Osborne; 10. 00 Nick Kozak; 11. 99x Tim Burke; 12. 47 Brian McLean; 13. 14 Davey Terry; 14. 79 John Harper; 15. 19 Dean Scott; 16. 12 Tommy Robb; 17. 82 Justin Demelo; 18. 4 Mike Ford; 19. 13 Bobby Tolton; 20. 61 Dustin Jackson; 21. 88 Ryan Dick; 22. 77 Brad Stevenson (NS).
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By Clayton Johns (@cjohnsmedia) – OSCAAR Media and Public Relations
Photo Credit: Dan Little Jr.