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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
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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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
OSCAAR 2014 Partners: Crane Cams 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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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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OSCAAR 2014 Partners: Crane Cams 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

Photo Credit: Dan Little

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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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OSCAAR 2014 Partners: Crane Cams 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

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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Shawn Chenoweth To Return To OSCAAR Super Late Model Competition

Shawn Chenoweth To Return To OSCAAR Super Late Model Competition

CAMBRIDGE, ON- After a near two-year absence, Pro Late Model standout Shawn Chenoweth will return to the OSCAAR Super Late Model Tour for a limited schedule in 2014.

“They just can’t keep us out. We’re coming back”, smiles Chenoweth, “our Pro Late Model program is as good as it’s ever been, and we feel right now is the perfect time to take on a new challenge”

Chenoweth will continue to field a Pro Late Model and Thunder Car through the remaining rounds of the well-received APC Six Pack Series at Delaware Speedway and Flamboro Speedway.

“Our whole team loves the APC Six Pack Series concept, and we wanted to make sure we supported it completely”, explains Chenoweth. “We’ve had a couple of awesome runs in the first two rounds, and we’re fortunate enough to be leading the points with four races left. It would be silly to turn our back on it”

“We still have a full schedule planned for the Thunder Car to close out 2014”, continues Chenoweth. “That car works awesome at Flamboro”

The second-generation competitor has acquired a Jeff Hanley-built chassis, from former OSCAAR part-timer Paul Law, which he intends to debut later this season.

“When we were mulling over the decision to get back into OSCAAR, we knew we wanted a Jeff Hanley chassis”, says Chenoweth. “As far as craftsmanship goes, you can’t beat one. They’re works of art. Beautiful cars. Paul [Law] had one available, and we jumped at the opportunity”

The reigning Flamboro Pro Late Model titlist will return to the tour with full support from his sponsor and confidante Mike Schmidt.

“Shawn can’t stop talking about this Super Late Model endeavor. I haven’t seen him this excited in a long time”, says Schmidt, the leader of London Recreational Racing. “When Shawn sets his mind to something, he has a certain energy to him. It’s infectious”

“The OSCAAR tour is one of the most competitive divisions in the province right now”, continues Schmidt, “and I’m as excited as Shawn is to see where he stacks up against the current crop of talent”

Chenoweth’s newly acquired ride is in the process of receiving a number of minor upgrades, and is slated for an August debut, before embarking on a full tour schedule in 2015.

Shawn Chenoweth’s re-entry into the OSCAAR Super Late Model Tour will be made possible thanks to support from London Recreational, Bennett GM, KR Communications, Midas of Orangeville, Castrol Edge, Transaxle Truck Parts, Hitman Hotrods, Wilson Ponds, Graybar, McColl Racing Enterprises, Innerkip Plumbing and Heating, ProWraps and Automotive Truck & Tire.

By Spencer Lewis

Photo Credit: Dan Little

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Mother Nature Wins Out Over Summer Rush II At Kawartha Speedway

Mother Nature Wins Out Over Summer Rush II At Kawartha Speedway

The management of Summer Rush would like to announce the postponement of tomorrows event at Kawartha Speedway. The inclement weather that is being predicted is just to much to overcome,and we don’t wish to see fans or racers face any additional costs.
The Summer Rush Group is pleased to announce that they have secured a makeup date of Sunday August 10th to host this event.
Fans will be able to see the OSCAAR Super Late Models, Hanover Holiday Modifieds, round 2 of the Mini Stock Nationals, The Dirt Pro Late Models from Brighton Speedway, the 4Funs…. and maybe more!
Everyone from OSCAAR / Summer Rush Group would like to thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing everyone on August 10th for a great day of racing at Kawartha Speedway.

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Summer Rush 2 Set To Invade Kawartha Speedway This Weekend

Summer Rush 2 Set To Invade Kawartha Speedway This Weekend

FRASERVILLE, ON- Final preparations are ongoing for the return of Summer Rush to Kawartha Speedway on July 13th. A full card of racing – including the OSCAAR Super Late Model & Modified Tours, Dirt Late Models and Round 2 of the heralded Mini Stock Nationals – will kick off at 2:30pm.

“I think we’ve all been counting down the days to this event since we left Kawartha on June 1st”, explained OSCAAR President Dave Gainforth.

“This Kawartha event really comes at a pivotal moment in our season – for both of our tours – there’s a lot on the line this weekend”

In Super Late Model action, point leader Andrew Gresel will hope to earn his second straight Kawartha victory, and tighten his grip on the points standings entering the second half of the season.

“We’ve found something that works at Kawartha, I absolutely love racing there”, said Gresel when reached for comment. “We didn’t have the finish we were hoping for at Sunset a couple weeks ago, so Kawartha gives us the perfect opportunity to get our momentum back on track”

The OSCAAR Modifieds will join the Super Late Models on the card, as point leader Gary McLean will hope to hold off hard charging freshman Max Beyore. McLean has had success at Kawartha in the past, though Beyore has the edge in experience at the Fraserville, ON oval, having raced in the speedway’s Pro Late Model division prior to migrating to Modified competition.

Summer Rush 2 will also play host to the final round of the $500-to-win ‘Mini Stock Nationals’, in an event that is likely to draw Four Cylinder competitors from across Ontario. Sunset Speedway regular Andy Kamrath has confirmed he will be in attendance, with plans of defending the ‘Nationals’ title he earned on June 1st.

“I think this team surprised ourselves even more than we did everyone else”, remarked Kamrath when asked about his June 1st victory. “We came into the first round of the ‘Nationals’ completely blind. We didn’t really know if we were going to have enough power to keep up with some of the Kawartha regulars, but it all worked out in our favour. Now that we know what we need to run at the front, hopefully we can take down back-to-back ‘Nationals’ wins”

Gates open at 11:30 am for this Sunday’s event, with the green flag flying at 2:30pm. Additional details can be found at www.OSCAAR.ca.

By Dave Gainforth

Photo Credit: Dan Little

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Brighton Speedway Pro Late Models Hit The Pavement

Brighton Speedway Pro Late Models Hit The Pavement

BRIGHTON (July 10, 2014) – This weekend marks a double header for the Brighton Speedway Vanderlaan Building Products Pro Late Models. The division will compete in its regularly scheduled 30-lap feature at Brighton on Saturday night before taking to the pavement Sunday afternoon at Kawartha Speedway. The 20-lap, $500-to-win feature is part of the OSCAAR Racing Summer Rush event. The event also features 50-lap OSCAAR Super Late Model, and 25-lap OSCAAR Modified races.
Last year, nine cars made the drive up Highway 28 to try their cars on the black top with full dirt setups including tires. Greg Belyea (No.25 Excel Tower Service) will return to defend his 2013 title at Kawartha. Belyea was quick on the dirt last weekend at Brighton, setting the fastest time in time trials with a lap of 15.317 seconds around the 1/3-mile clay oval. Last year’s runner-up, Matt Vanderlinden (No.09 Integra Racing Shocks) has had a roller coaster year so far at Brighton and will look to capture his first checkered flag of the year.
Former Kawartha Speedway Late Model regular Norm Mayhew (No.60 Mayhew Graphics) will be in attendance with hopes of improving on his third-place finish. Phil Potts (No.29 Vanderlaan Building Products) was fourth last year and will look to use the momentum from an already excellent year on the dirt. Potts is third in the championship standings at Brighton with one weekly win to his credit. He also earned a win with the Go Nuclear! Late Model Challenge series at Cornwall Motor Speedway. David McDonald (No.97 McDonald Homes) also intends to compete at Kawartha.
Many of the Saturday night Pro Late Model regulars at Brighton are expected to compete in the double header weekend. The second round of the Mini Stock Nationals could also draw a handful of Brighton Speedway Comp 4 regulars. A minimum $100 is up for grabs to the top finishing Brighton driver.
Racing is scheduled to start at 2:30pm. Adult general admission is $25. Pit pass admission is $35. The rain date is scheduled for Sunday, August 10.

About the Vanderlaan Building Products Pro Late Models: The Vanderlaan Building Products Pro Late Models compete every Saturday night at Brighton Speedway. They race under sanctioning from DIRTcar, the premier organizing body for dirt racing in the North Eastern United States and Canada. The Pro Late Models are powered by either 602 or 604 General Motors “Crate” engines.
About Brighton Speedway: Brighton Speedway is a 1/3-mile clay stock car racing oval located on the shores of Lake Ontario in Brighton, Ont. The speedway hosts five weekly stock car divisions on Saturday nights from May to September. The weekly Pro Late Model division competes under UMP DIRTcar sanctioning. The track’s flagship Applefest Shootout Weekend attracts drivers, fans, and sponsors from across the NorthEast every September.

By Clayton Johns

Photo Credit: Dan Little Jr.

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Summer Rush #2 Set For Sunday At Kawartha Speedway

Summer Rush #2 Set For Sunday 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

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 2:30pm

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.

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 397 pts

Super late models top 5: 1st #81 Andrew Gressel 318pts, 2nd #17 Kevin Cornelius 307 pts, 3rd #45 Rob Poole 295 pts, 4th #10 Jesse Kennedy 292 pts, 5th b10 Kelly Balson 279 pts

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 Pro Late Model points: 1st #57 Charlie Sandercock, 2nd #5 Steve Baldwin, 3rd #29 Phil Potts, 4th #92 Adam Turner, 5th #9 Mat Vanderlinden
Who to watch for: Modifieds, #14 Davey Terry will be looking to put the bad luck of Capital City behind them and look for that elusive first feature win in the series. With win number one under his belt now #91n of Max Beyore could be a threat to win his second feature in a row. #61 of Dustin Jackson has shown signs that he is ready to compete for that first win. With a fast time reward and a second place finish at Capital City,the 14 year old could be celebrating in victory lane Sunday. #8 Gary McLean will be looking to make it a clean sweep at Kawartha in 2014. Tommy Robb has been a fixture at the front of the field in 2014, this Sunday could be his break out win. One wild card could be the possible entry of #57x of Andy Jankowick from New York, who at press time plans on being in attendance.

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 race, is one show fans will not want to miss.

Current weather forecast: Chance of showers early. Will keep fans posted if weather looks like an issue. There is a rain date of August 10th , 2014 if needed.

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Dwayne Baker & Kevin Cornelius Feature winners with Cornelius crowned Biedermen Memorial Champion

Dwayne Baker & Kevin Cornelius Feature winners with Cornelius crowned Biedermen Memorial Champion

Location: Sunset Speedway June 28 -29, 2014
What won the race: Night 1 defending Biederman Champion Dwayne Baker looked like he was ready to add his name to the trophy for a second time. After starting 3rd in the 50 lap feature event it took the #48 till lap 30 to wrestle the lead away from the #17 of Cornelius. The next 20 laps was all #48 up front to record his first feature win of 2014 and putting the pressure on the rest of the field to wrestle the overall championship away from him. Kevin Cornelious placed a strong 2nd. The best battle of the feature was between the #22 of Glenn Watson and the #70 of Jeff Hanley, lap after lap the fought side by side with a great display of racing action. At the checkers the #22 won the battle and placed 3rd with the #70 of Hanley settling for 4th. The #81 of Andrew Gresel after winning time trials earlier in the evening brought the car home in 5th place.
Night 2 of the Biederman Memorial arrived with intense heat and the threat of rain. Every driver picked right up where they left off on Saturday. The first heat race saw the closet finish of the weekend, with the #48 of Baker taking the win over the #22 of Watson by a mere .003 of a second. That win gave the #48 what he needed a front row starting spot for the feature event. After suffering through a tough heat race that found the #17 of Cornelius buried deep in the field in 8th place for the start of the feature. The #70 of Jeff Hanley took advantage of his 2nd starting spot and took the early lead in the feature, leading the first 26 laps. During this time the #17 quickly moved his way through the field and was able to wrestle the lead from Hanley on a lap 27 restart. With the lead now his all Kevin could do was hope that the #48 of Baker would finish 3rd or worse to become the overall champion. Dwayne knew what he had to do to take the trophy home with him and tried everything he could to pass Hanley. When the checkerflag waved it was the #17 crossing the line 1st with Hanley being able to hold off Baker for 2nd and Baker rounding out the podium. With Kevin recording a second and first place finishes that gave him an average finish of 1.5 over both nights, awarding him and his team the Biederman Championship.
Bad Luck of the event: Making their 2014 season debut was the #27 of Roy Passer. Unfortunately their weekend was short lived as they suffered transmission issues which side lined them for the weekend. #47m of Brent McLean is still suffering motor issues which unfortunately made their weekend very short.
Rookie Battle: Four Rookie of the Year candidates were in attendance. At the end of each feature event it was the #b10 of Kelly Balson finishing 7th and 5th each day for top rookie of the race honours. #44 Dave Doucette recorded a 13th and 12th place finish. Corey Jones had a very respectable 9th and 14th place finishes. Ethan Courneyea returned to action and recorded a 18th and 15th place finish. Scott Field was not in attendance as he waits on his motor repairs, but expects to return to the series at Kawartha on the 13th of July
Car Count: 20 (Saturday) 16 (Sunday)
Time Trial results: #81 Andrew Gresel 13.514, #17 Kevin Cornelius 13.602, #48 Dwayne Baker 13.731, #22 Glenn Watson 13.748, #70 Jeff Hanley 13.748, #b10 Kelly Balson 13.850, #82 Corey Jones 13.851, #49 Rob Clarke 13.853, #45 Rob Poole 13.866, #54 Mike Beyore 13.905, #7t Jeff Dunford 13.989, #42 Tyler Hawn 13.994, #10 Jesse Kennedy 14.002, #07 Todd Campbell 14.010, #71c Ethan Courneyea 14.014, #64b Chris Burrows 14.228, #44 Dave Doucette 14.233, #39 Shane Gowan 14.556, #27 Roy Passer nt, #47m Brent Mclean nt
Biederman Championship average finish: #17 Kevin Cornelius 1.5 #48 Dwayne Baker 2 #70 Jeff Hanley 3 #81 Andrew Gresel 4.5 #22 Glenn Watson 5.5 #B10 Kelly Balson 6 #45 Rob Poole 7 #54 Mike Beyore 9 #10 Jesse Kennedy 9.5 #82 Corey Jones 11.5 #44 Dave Doucette 12.5 #42 Tyler Hawn 12.5 #64b Chris Burrows 13.5 #07 Todd Campbell 15 #39 Shane Gowan 15 #71c Ethan Courneyea 16.5 #49 Rob Clarke 20, #7t Jeff Dunford 20
Top Five in Points: 1st #81 Andrew Gressel 318 pts, 2nd #17 Kevin Cornelius 307, 3rd #45 Rob Poole 295 pts, 4th #10 Jesse Kennedy 292 pts, 5th B10 Kelly Balson 279 pts
Next Series Event: Summer Rush 2 Kawartha Speedway July 13th racing starts at 2:30pm
Feature Finish: Night #1 1st #48 Dwayne Baker, 2nd #17 Kevin Cornelius, 3rd #22 Glenn Watson, 4th #70 Jeff Hanley, 5th #81 Andrew Gresel, 6th #49 Rob Clarke, 7th #B10 Kelly Balson(r), 8th #45 Rob Poole, 9th #82 Corey Jones(r), 10th #10 Jesse Kennedy,11th #54 Mike Beyore, 12th #7t Jeff Dunford, 13th #44 Dave Doucette(r), 14th #07 Todd Campbell, 15th #42 Tyler Hawn, 16th #64b Chris Burrows, 17th #39 Shane Gowan, 18th #71c Ethan Courneyea(r) 19th #27 Roy Passer dns 19th #47m Brent McLean dns
Feature Finish: Night #2 1st #17 Kevin Cornelius, 2nd #70 Jeff Hanley, 3rd #48 Dwayne Baker,4th #81 Andrew Gresel, 5th #B10 Kelly Balson(r),6th #45 Rob Poole,7th #54 Mike Beyore,8th #22 Glenn Watson,9th #10 Jesse Kennedy,10th #42 Tyler Hawn, 11th #64b Chris Burrows,12th #44 Dave Doucette(r),13th #39 Shane Gowan, 14th #82 Corey Jones(r),15th #71c Ethan Courneyea(r),16th #07 Todd Campbell
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16th Annual Don Biederman Memorial June 28 -29th at Sunset Speedway

16th Annual Don Biederman Memorial June 28 -29th 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 #7 Brent McLean and #82 Justin DeMelo, Biederman Memorial Champion  #48 Dwayne Baker

Racing on June 28 -29th: Pit gates open at 1:00pm, practice starts at 2:00 pm main gates open at 5:00 pm racing starts at 6:30pm.  Prerace autograph session for all fans Saturday June 18th at 5:30pm. Sunday June 29th Gary Elliott 700th consecutive race start event celebration at 5:30pm on front straightaway. Frisbee and bike giveaways for the kids.

Featuring:  Saturday June 28th: Super Late Model Time trials, heats and Round 1 of Biederman Memorial 50 laps,Hanover Holiday Modifieds 30 lap feature event, Pro Challenge Series. Sunday June 29th Super Late Models Round 2 Biederman Memorial 50 laps. Hanover Holiday Modifieds 30 lap feature, Canadian Vintage Modifieds

Current Points Leader: Hanover Holiday Modifieds top 5: 1st  #8 Gary McLean 127 pts 2nd 91N Max Beyore 194pts 3rd #36 Gary Elliott 182 pts, 4th #88r Tommy Robb 176 points 5th #61 Dustin Jackson 175 pts

Super late models top 5: 1st #81 Andrew Gressel 137 pts, 2nd #10 Jesse Kennedy 193 pts 3rd #45 Rob Poole 191 pts, 4th #17 Kevin Cornelius 187 pts 5th #10b Kelly Balson 173 pts

Who to watch for: Modifieds, #7 Brent McLean will look to defend his race win of 2013 and record his first feature win in 2014. Davey Terry #14 looking to build on solid opening night at Sunset Speedway and shake Barrie bad luck away. Four Rookie of Year drivers in top five in points, could a rookie upset the veterans. Terry Baker continues to impress in the #26. Terry will drive Saturday then Sunday hand the wheel over to Cayden Lapcevich for his first ever modified start. Gary McLean will be going for feature win #3 of the season. #51 Adam Adams will be making his first series start in over a year. After recording his best ever OSCAAR finish at Barrie Speedway, #36 Gary Elliott will celebrate his 700th consecutive start on Sunday.

Super Late Models: With nine different winners in 16 years, will a new name be on the Biederman Trophy at the end of the weekend? Last year’s winner #48 Dwayne Baker set new track record in qualifying with a 13.503 second lap. Current point leader #81 Andrew Gressel will be looking to add his name. After his first feature win at Barrie Speedway look for the #17 of Kevin Cornelius to build on that momentum this weekend. Rob Poole #45 has been having a solid season and third in points, he could use his home track experience to take the win this weekend. #22 Glenn Watson is looking for redemption after two disappointing events. #36 Shane Gowan has repairs made after Kawartha wreck and ready to return to action.  #64B Chris Burrows #27 Roy Passer #57 Craig Stevenson, #51 Dave Taylor are all looking to make their first start of the 2014 season

Current weather forecast: Sunny and 28c both days (humid) (pack the sunscreen)

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Kevin Cornelius Picks Up First Career OSCAAR Feature Win At Barrie Speedway

Kevin Cornelius Picks Up First Career OSCAAR Feature Win At Barrie Speedway

Location: Barrie Speedway June 14, 2014
What won the race: #10 Jesse Kennedy lead the field to green and held onto the point until lap eleven of the fifty lap event. Current point leader Andrew Gresel would pace the field till a lap thirty three caution allowed the second running #17 Kevin Cornelius to close the gap. From that point on the #81 and #17 put on a great race, racing side by side for the final seventeen laps. The #17 of Cornelius was able to complete the pass on lap forty five and went on to record his first OSCAAR feature win and a hat trick on the night.
Bad Luck of the event: Rookie contender #24 Scott Field suffered motor issues during practice ending his night early. #22 Glenn Watson had the repairs done after the Kawartha event but was sidelined early in the feature with mechanical issues. Making his 2014 season debut, home track hero #42 Tyler Hawn fought handling issues all night. Brent McLean also debuted his #47m but fought motor issues most of the night
Rookie Battle: Four Rookie of the Year candidates were in attendance. At the end of the feature event it was the #b10 of Kelly Balson finishing third for top rookie of the race honours and career best OSCAAR finish. #44 Dave Doucette came home fourth also a career best and second best Rookie of the night. Corey Jones placed third in the rookie battle. Scott Field was in attendance but did not race.
Car Count: 13
Top qualifier: #17 Kevin Cornelius
Pole Sitter: #10 Jesse Kennedy
Heat Race winners: # 17 Kevin Cornelius x2, #82 Corey Jones, #45 Rob Poole
Top Five in Points: 1st #81 Andrew Gressel 208 pts, 2nd #10 Jesse Kennedy 193pts, 3rd #45 Rob Poole 191 pts, 4th #17 Kevin Cornelius 187 pts, 5th #b10 Kelly Balson
Next Series Event: Sunset Speedway, Biederman Memorial June 28 -29,2014 Two complete shows each day
Feature Finish: 1) # 17 Kevin Cornelius, 2) #81 Andrew Gresel, 3) B10 Kelly Balson (r), 4) #44 Dave Doucette (r), 5) #54 Mike Beyore, 6) #10 Jesse Kennedy, 7) #45 Rob Poole, 8) #82 Corey Jones (r) 9) #04 Rudy Oppersma, 10) #42 Tyler Hawn, 11) #47m Brent McLean, 12) #22 Glenn Watson, 13) Scott Field (r) DNS
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OSCAAR Teams Ready To Tackle Barrie Speedway June 14th 2014

OSCAAR Teams Ready To Tackle Barrie Speedway June 14th 2014

Location: Barrie Speedway, 8th Line South Oro, (10 min north of Barrie off Hwy 11) 705-487-0279, www.barriespeedway.com

About the Speedway:  tight 1/3 mile paved tri oval track. First opened in 1965

2013 winners: #7 Brent McLean (Modifieds) #9 Brandon Watson (super late models)

Racing on June 14th: Pit gates open at 12:30pm, practice starts at 3:00 pm main gates open at 5:00 pm racing starts at 6:30pm.

Featuring: Hanover Holiday Modifieds 25 lap feature, Super Late Models 50 lap feature, King of the hill competition during intermission (and no you cannot use the pace truck)

Current Points Leader: Hanover Holiday Modifieds top 5: 1st  #8 Gary McLean 127 pts 2nd (tie) #77 Chad Strawn, #88 Ryan Dick 126 pts, 4th #91N Max Beyore 124 pts 5th #88r Tommy Robb 118pts

Super late models top 5: 1st  #81 Andrew Gressel 137 pts, 2nd #70 Jeff Hanley 135 pts, 3rd #10 Jesse Kennedy 130 pts 4th (tie) #48 Dwayne Baker, #45 Rob Poole 127 pts

Who to watch for: Modifieds, #7 Brent McLean will look to defend his race win of 2013, Davey Terry #14 showed the speed at Kawartha, could pick up first ever feature win, #88 Ryan Dick continues his string of top 5 finishes and only 1 point out of the championship lead.  #47 Brian McLean a veteran of the short tracks looks to shake the bad luck with a victory at Barrie. With 3 rookies in top five perhaps a first time winner at Barrie

Super Late Models: Last year’s feature saw 49 green flag laps proving anything can happen, Tyler Hawn #42 will make his first start of the 2014 season at his home track. #07 Todd Campbell looks to return to competition at Barrie. #82 Corey Jones looks to rebound after being sidelined with motor issues the past two events. With only 10 points separating the top five teams in points the championship battle is up for grabs this weekend.

Current weather forecast: Sunny and 25c (pack the sunscreen)

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By Dave Gainforth

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