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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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3rd In Hanover Holiday Modified Points: Gary Elliott

3rd In Hanover Holiday Modified Points: Gary Elliott

In his rookie season with the OSCAAR Hanover Holiday Modified tour, Gary Elliott quickly proved that he was a true threat to win.

Typically, a rookie season brings forth learning lessons throughout the season that are carried forward to become even better behind the wheel and sometimes, make the team better as a whole. Despite being a veteran behind the wheel and being involved in racing for over 40 years, Elliott experienced some of those lesson moments throughout the modified season.

It seemed that the tracks that OSCAAR returned to for a second time later in the year, Elliott only continued to get stronger.

When it was announced that Elliott would move to the OSCAAR ranks, immediately Sunset Speedway was pegged on the radar as being a possible strong spot due to Elliott’s multiple laps around the 3/8 mile in a late model. Elliott started off the year with a solid ninth place finish, despite some contact late in the event.

Elliott’s return trip to Sunset in June wouldn’t result in a stronger finish, unfortunately, as he failed to make the top 10 in both nights of the Don Biederman Memorial weekend as a result of mechanical issues. Though for Elliott, the story for the weekend wasn’t just the racing on track, but rather his commitment to racing. The second night of the Don Biederman Memorial marked the 700th consecutive race that Elliott had raced. For many fans, the night will be remembered for the historical significance as the number is one that has yet to be matched by any other driver.

Beyond having a commitment for simply being there, Elliott also had a commitment to get better and perform stronger in his return trips to Sunset Speedway. He would accomplish that feat, finishing fourth in August and second in the Velocity 250 feature.

The Waterdown, Ontario native also found the wave of improvement in his pair of trips to Kawartha Speedway. Elliott was quick in his first trip, but finished ninth after the fuel cap was left loose at the start of the feature. He then rebounded in the his second trip, scoring a second place finish. The western swing of the schedule treated Elliott well, with a pair of top-fives at Peterborough Speedway to go with his Kawartha success.

His first trip to Capital City Speedway saw the continued trend of improvement with experience, in the form of a third place and sixth place finish in the pair of features.

There were also three tracks that OSCAAR hit once this past season – Delaware Speedway, Sauble Speedway and Barrie Speedway. With having multiple laps under his belt at each track in previous vehicles, though, Elliott was able to do well in his No. 36 Quaker State, Lincoln Welders, JDS Insurance, Open Doors, Timber Green Landscaping, Grindstone Property Management, Speedway Photos, Permatex, Arctica Home Heating & Service, Drew Mac Securities, Scripture Union, SU Sports, PPG, Oakville Trailers, Embroidme, FMS and Creative Edge Modified. Elliott would post a solid ninth place finish at Delaware, to go with a pair of runner-up finishes at the other two tracks.

Each of those runner-up finishes was special for separate reasons. Barrie Speedway held the second race on the tour slot for the 2014 season, and for Elliott to have success early immediately put the prominent black and red modified on the minds of all the fans. Though to finish second at Sauble Speedway, no doubt that comes with a lot of bragging rights as Sauble played host to the biggest event of the season in 2014 – the Rick Woolner Memorial.

Without a doubt, Elliott made his rookie year in OSCAAR quite special and displayed that he can get it done behind the wheel. It can also be said without a doubt that you’ll probably find Elliott in victory lane at a track near you in 2015, as he contends for the championship.

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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4th In Hanover Holiday Modified Points: Davey Terry

4th In Hanover Holiday Modified Points: Davey Terry

In his third straight year of OSCAAR competition, Davey Terry would have another successful top-five season en route to finishing fourth in points.

The season didn’t start off as Terry would’ve hoped with a 16th place finish in the season opener at Sunset Speedway due to contact early in the race. He would bounce back with a solid seventh at Kawartha Speedway, only to finish 12th at Barrie Speedway.

The way Terry’s season started was the way he ended it as in the last three events of the year, the Erin, Ontario native would only have a single top-10 finish. An 11th place finish at Sunset Speedway started the string as Terry dominated the first half of the event, though fell back through the field in the second half with mechanical problems. He would finish eighth in the Velocity 250, before capping the year off with a 16th place finish at Peterborough Speedway due to an incident.

The eight races between the first three and last three, though, would bring a series of top finishes that would have the team happy with their performance.

The strength of Terry’s No. 14 Wasteco, Castrol, Brennan Haulage, Keeler Electric, Mann Hydraulics, Terry Farms and Dominion Mini Storage Modified truly shined through during the Don Biederman Memorial weekend at Sunset Speedway. Starting near the front in the first feature, Terry would work his way to the front to move into second just past halfway. He would try every which way to pass Terry Baker for the win, but wasn’t able to, resulting in a runner-up finish.

He then came back on the Sunday night, strong once again, grabbing the lead early in the event. Terry would once again lead the majority of the laps, though finished third after Cayden Lapcevich and Gary McLean were able to get by.

“The driver used up the car. I literally drove the wheels off and was just holding on,” Terry remarked after the podium finish. “The last caution – Cayden drove around me so congrats to him. Congrats to Gary – he drove me around me, too. At least we held on for another podium. It was a good weekend all around.”

The pair of podiums at Sunset Speedway combined with a second place finish at Peterborough Speedway and third at Delaware Speedway had discussion being spread among fellow drivers and fans that Terry’s first OSCAAR victory is definitely just around the corner.

Without a doubt, Terry continues to prove each year that he is a threat to win, no matter the track, and will get the monkey off his back and make it happen sooner rather than later as we head in 2015. Though while looking for victory lane, he could possibly find himself with a championship if the pieces come together next year.

By: Ashley McCubbin

Photo Credit: Dan Little Photography

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6th In Hanover Holiday Modified Points: Dustin Jackson

6th In Hanover Holiday Modified Points: Dustin Jackson

As the youngest full-time competitor on the tour, Dustin Jackson would have a very solid rookie season.

The 14-year-old Sault St. Marie native was able to quickly adapt to the open-wheel modifieds and kicked off the year on a successful note, with a solid fifth place finish in the season opener at Sunset Speedway. The return trips to Sunset allowed for the success to continue as Jackson was able to four top-six finishes in the five Sunset events. The biggest event, though, was at the end of June when Jackson picked up his first career heat victory to become the youngest OSCAAR race winner at the age of 13.

Unfortunately, the eastern Ontario portion of the schedule with trips to Peterborough Speedway and Kawartha Speedway wouldn’t go as planned, though. In the four events between the pair of tracks, Jackson found himself in a couple incidents, resulting in a pair of finishes outside of the top 10.

If you eliminate two of those events, though, Jackson was in the top 10 on a weekly basis. His team, comprised of his parents and crew, fought through the adversity that they faced at each turn. There were a pair of races mid-summer that could’ve resulted in much worse results. He would finish eighth at Barrie Speedway after getting in the final lap wreck, and managed to get out of Delaware Speedway with a 10th place finish after problems.

When they would have things go their way, the driver of the No. 61 Wardlaw Heating & Cooling, Winchester Arms, Let The Fur Fly Pet Salon, Frankie’s Towing, Milne Transportation, Union Cab & Limousine and J&J Promotions Modified proved that he can race upfront with the elite racers in the series. A trip to Ottawa at the beginning of July produced stellar results with Jackson finishing second and fifth in the pair of features. He would then head to Sauble Speedway at the end of the summer, finishing third in the Rick Woolner Memorial.

“We had a great year we had some ups and downs but met a lot of great and nice people,” he commented. “The series was ran very well and we had lots of fun and lots of memories from our oscaar season.”

While most of the OSCAAR competitors are done racing for the year, Dustin Jackson isn’t quite done yet. He will be heading to 5 Flags Speedway next month to run the Friday night Modified feature as part of the historic Snowball Derby weekend in Florida.

“I’m looking forward to the whole event and also I am very excited for the experience,” he commented. “I hope everything goes well for myself and our team.”

Stay tuned to the Dustin Jackson Racing facebook page throughout the next couple of weeks as they plan to keep fans posted on their venture.

By: Ashley McCubbin

Photo Credit: Dan Little Photography

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7th In Hanover Holiday Modified Points: Tommy Robb

7th In Hanover Holiday Modified Points: Tommy Robb

With success on his side and looking to try something new, Tommy Robb moved up to the OSCAAR Hanover Holiday Modified tour for the 2014 season. While the season was a struggle at times due to bad luck and mechanical issues, Robb would have a solid season overall.

Robb started off the season well, posting a solid 10th place finish in the season opener at Sunset Speedway. He would then keep improving, posting a fifth place finish at Kawartha Speedway.

With momentum on his side, Robb looked to on his way to another solid run at Barrie Speedway. However, that was when the season took a turn. A wreck on the last lap of the feature would find Robb caught right in the middle, with his modified taking heavy damage. Though worse, he banged up his wrist in the process.

Not willing to let his injury slow him down, the ‘Relentless’ driver fixed the car and back out for the next event – the double header at Sunset Speedway. Robb would have a pair of good back-to-back nights, finishing seventh and sixth.

“This team is all about forward movement,” Robb said post-race on June 29th. “We want to be better this weekend than we were the last time out. I definitely feel as though we accomplished that these last two nights.”

The driver of the No. 88r First General Services of Hanover and Kitchener, Sturrock Construction, Roymar Construction, Revolution Race Products Modified carried the positive momentum to Ottawa, finishing seventh in the pair of races at Capital City Speedway.

He would finish 10th at the Rick Woolner Memorial, but misfortune would bite him a couple weeks later at Peterborough en route to a 12th place finish. Robb never gave up, though, coming back a week later to finish eighth at Kawartha.

The misfortune bug wouldn’t disappear, though, as a wreck in his heat at Delaware Speedway would cause him to miss the feature. The pair of Sunset Speedway would roll Robb a mixed bag, with finishes of 10th and 12th. Robb would end his season on a high note, though, finishing sixth in the Autumn Colors Classic.

Despite being a rookie, Robb showed a ton of speed all year long and was able to put himself into a contention a couple weekends. If the pieces come together in 2015, expect Robb to be in the top-five in points with a possible win under his belt.

By: Ashley McCubbin

Photo Credit: Dan Little Photography

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8th In OSCAAR Hanover Holiday Modified Points: Brian McLean

8th In OSCAAR Hanover Holiday Modified Points: Brian McLean

Continuing to improve with each passing year, Brian McLean would have a couple standout runs throughout the course of 2014.

The modified pilot started off his season on a decent note, posting an 11th place finish at Sunset Speedway, followed by a 12th place finish at Kawartha Speedway. A trip to Barrie Speedway would bring the first top 10 of the season with a ninth place finish.

As the month of June finished off, the OSCAAR Modifieds would head back to Sunset Speedway for a double header event. Without a doubt, the Don Biederman Memorial weekend would be the highlight of the season. McLean would pilot his No. 47 Hone Building Centre – Bowmanville and McLean Farms Modified to an impressive third place finish in the first of two features that weekend, marking his only podium run of the year.

The next four races of the tour would bring split results, as McLean scored three top-10 finishes, highlighted by a seventh place finish at Sauble Speedway. With a string of success, McLean headed into August hoping it’d continue. Though as they say, some things don’t go according to plan.

That’d be the case for McLean as the Chase for the Colors event brought forth a big incident that resulted in the No. 47 Modified up into the backstretch wall with heavy damage. Thankfully, McLean would be uninjured, but the damage would result in a pair of missed events.

McLean would return for the final three races of the season, though couldn’t find much luck. Mechanical issues resulted in a pair of finishes outside of the top 10, with a seventh place finish at the Velocity 250 sandwiched in between.

Throughout the year, there were sparks of greatness shown by McLean, and as noted, highlighted by a podium finish at the end of June. If the mechanical gremlins disappear in 2015 and McLean can continue improving the performance, the veteran could easily return to victory lane.

By: Ashley McCubbin

Photo Credit: Dan Little Photography

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9th In OSCAAR Hanover Holiday Modified Points: Brent McLean

9th In OSCAAR Hanover Holiday Modified Points: Brent McLean

After finishing second in points last year, it was evident that Brent McLean had the speed to perform near the front and be a worthy contender for the championship in 2014. However, the season wouldn’t go as he hoped with mechanical issues plaguing him along the way.

The Conn, Ontario native started his season with a 12th-place finish in the season opener at Sunset Speedway following contact mid-race while running near the front. He would bounce back the next week, though, posting a solid sixth place finish at Kawartha Speedway. He would then follow it up with another top-10 at Barrie Speedway.

The solid start to the season wouldn’t last, though, as the mechanical gremlins began on Don Biederman Memorial weekend at Sunset. Experiencing issues on both days would result in finishes of 11th and 17th in the pair of features.

The driver of the No. 7 Home Building Centre (Bowmanville), Pro FX Signs, RN Manufacturing and McLean Farms would quickly put the poor finishes behind, though. He would head to Capital City Speedway, posting a pair of top-fives in the two features.

With momentum on his side, McLean was looking to make the best out of the second half of the season. However, the mechanical gremlins would strike again, resulting in a 16th place finish at Sauble Speedway.

After missing the next couple of races, McLean returned with three races left on the schedule, hoping to leave his mark. While he would post a 19th place finish at the Velocity 250 due to more mechanical issues, he performed in the other two events. He would finish third at Sunset at the end of August, before winning the Autumn Colors Classic in October after a late race duel with Max Beyore.

“I was sick to my stomach in what could happen,” McLean commented following the Autumn Colors Classic. “I just wanted it over with our luck for this year. I didn’t know what way it’d go. I may have run him a little high, but it’s the Classic and I wanted it badly.”

If the mechanical gremlins manage to stay away from Brent McLean and team in 2015, look for the second generation driver to return to championship contention.

By Ashley McCubbin

Photo Credit: Dan Little Photography

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10th In OSCAAR Hanover Holiday Modified Points: Chad Strawn

10th In OSCAAR Hanover Holiday Modified Points: Chad Strawn

After having a couple solid runs last season and showing that he had speed, Thunder Car Graduate Chad Strawn entered the 2014 season, looking to put together what it took to be at the front of the pack. Throughout the course of the season, he was able to do that on a couple of different occasions.

Strawn would start off the year on the best note possible, scoring the victory in the season-opening event at Sunset Speedway. Strawn would lead the majority of the 30-lap feature en route to scoring his first career OSCAAR Hanover Holiday Modified victory.

“It was quick from the get go,” Strawn commented in Sunset Speedway victory lane. “Compared to last year, all the changes that we’ve done, it’s an entirely different car.”

From that point on, the season featured highs and lows for the driver of the No. 77 Drytech Tech, Caliber Environmental, Asbestos Environmental, Mold Tech, Safe Tech, Concrobium, Benefect, DryIt, Accu-Star Environmental, EiBach, Terco Construction, I&I Construction, McGowan Insulation, Abatement Technologies, Environmental Service Group, Whitby Carpet Cleaners, GTA’s Finest, VaporTek, Northern Performance, P.J. Larkin Salvage, Tires 2U, LimZak, Dome Insulation and Wickens Dry Ice Blasting Modified.

While Strawn won the season opener at Sunset Speedway, his best finish in his next two Sunset starts was a ninth in the first feature on Don Biederman Memorial weekend.

Kawartha was also filled with the same split deal of success on one end, struggles on the other. Strawn would finish eighth in the first event at Kawartha of the season following a late race spin, though bounced back to score his second career OSCAAR victory in the August event.

The trip to Capital City Speedway brought forth a pair of positive finishes as he would finish sixth and third in the pair of features. He also posted a good finish at Sauble Speedway, finishing sixth in the Rick Woolner Memorial. However, despite the success throughout the season, Strawn wouldn’t end the year on a positive note as he finished 18th at the Autumn Colors Classic at Peterborough Speedway.

Looking forward to next season, if Strawn can find some luck to go with his strength behind the wheel and the speed of his car, look for Strawn to be part of the fight for the 2015 OSCAAR Hanover Holiday Modified Series Championship.

By Ashley McCubbin

Photo Credit: Dan Little Photography

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Hanover Holiday Modified Has Brent McLean Taking The Feature Win And Gary McLean His 3’rd Championship

Hanover Holiday Modified Has Brent McLean Taking The Feature Win And Gary McLean His 3’rd Championship

Location: Peterborough Speedway October 10-12 2014
What Won the race: Twenty three Hanover Holiday Modifieds signed in for completion for the 2014 Velocity weekend at Peterborough Speedway for the 22’nd Annual Autumn Colours Classic. Qualifying was split between the first two days of racing to determine the feature line up. Based on his win for the Chase for the Colours Max Beyore and Davey Terry would lead the field to green. Max would take the early lead until the #2 of Matt Barton would take over on lap 4 and hold off all challenges until the halfway mark when the #7 of Brent McLean would assume the lead. Brent has had his fair share of bad luck this year, and firmly had the lead until a lap 48 caution brought the field back together. The #7 of McLean never slipped and came home the winner adding the Autumn Colours Classic to an already impressive resume. Max Beyore rebounded for a second place finish, with Nick Lees making his first OSCAAR start rounding out the top 3. Coming into the event Gary McLean had his 3rd championship in his pocket so the team came ready to race. The tight racing action saw the #8 climb the back wall early, then a few laps later contact sent the #8 sliding to the infield wall ending their day.
Bad Luck of the Event: The #79 of John Harper has had a black cloud over his head for the 2014 season and I am sure he is looking forward to putting this season behind him. John suffered major damage in heat race action, by being in the wrong place wrong time. The damage proved to be to much to repair and ended their weekend early. Making his first start of the 2014 in preparation for a full time campaign in 2015, #20 Mike Hearty was the victim in second round qualifying and contact with the front stretch wall left the car with heavy damage.
Rookie Battle: Six Hanover Holiday Modified Rookies where in attendance this weekend at Peterborough Speedway. With his second place finish Max Beyore was the top finishing rookie and locked up the 2014 Rookie of the Year title. Gary Elliott again impressed and was awarded the second place in the rookie battle of 2014. Tommy Robb, Terry Baker, Dustin Jackson and Chad Strawn rounded out the rookies on the weekend
Car Count: 23
Top Qualifier: #77 Chad Strawn
Pole Sitter: #91n Max Beyore
Heat Race Winners: #7 Brent McLean x2, #8 Gary McLean, #36 Gary Elliott, #2 Matt Barton,#61 Dustin Jackson
Top Five in points: 1st #8 Gary McLean 900pts, 2nd #91N Max Beyore 850 pts, 3rd #36 Gary Elliott 838 pts, 4th #14 Davey Terry 789 pts, 5th #88 Ryan Dick 763 pts
Feature Finish: 1) #7 Brent McLean, 2) #91n Max Beyore, 3) #09 Nick Lees, 4) #2 Matt Barton, 5) #36 Gary Elliott, 6) #88r Tommy Robb, 7) 79h Cory Horner, 8) #88 Ryan Dick, 9) #Drew Stieler, 10) #7m Arron McLean, 11) #26 Terry Baker, 12) #61 Dustin Jackson, 13) #93 Daniel Bois, 14) #67 Dwayne Cinnamon, 15) #65 Bill Burrows, 16) #19 Dean Scott, 17) Davey Terry, 18) #77 Chad Strawn, 19) #8 Gary McLean, 20) #47 Brian McLean, 21) Rob Warnes, 22) Mike Hearty (dns), 23) #79 John Harper (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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Autumn Colours Championship Weekend October 10-12, 2014

Autumn Colours Championship Weekend October 10-12, 2014

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

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

Velocity Weekend September 27th – 28th At Sunset Speedway

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

Gary McLean Picks Up The Hanover Holidays Modified Series Feature Win

Location: Sunset Speedway, Lefroy Ontario May 18, 2014
What Won the race: #14 Davey Terry took advantage of his pole position in the thirty lap feature event to pace the field for the first ten laps. The team looked poised to finally claim their first feature win but defending champion and current point leader #8 Gary McLean had other place. A restart on lap eleven would be what McLean was searching for and was able to take the lead and pace the field for the final twenty laps of the feature event. Rookie driver and current second place sitter in the championship points #91n Max Beyore continued to put the pressure on McLean but had to settle for a second place finish. #7 Brent McLean returned to action this weekend after missing the past couple of races. The teams hard work was rewarded with a solid third place finish at the end of the feature. Gary Elliott scored another strong finish with a fourth place. In the closing laps the best race on the track was between #67w Tommy Walters and #61 of Dustin Jackson, with Jackson pulling off the pass on the hall of fame driver for a fifth place finish.
Bad Luck of the Event: #79 of John Harper suffered mechanical issues forcing the team to miss the feature event. After making repairs from the hard crash at Peterborough Speedway, the #47 of Brian McLean returned to action but was sidelined early in the feature event.
Rookie Battle: Five Hanover Holiday Modified Rookies where in attendance at Sunset Speedway. Pacing the rookie field was the #91n of Max Beyore, followed by #36 Gary Elliott, #61 Dustin Jackson #88r Tommy Robb and #99 Drew Stieler
Car Count: 16
Top Qualifier: #88 Ryan Dick
Pole Sitter: #14 Davey Terry
Heat Race Winners: #91n Max Beyore, #67w Tommy Walters, #14 Davey Terry, #88 Ryan Dick
Points Championship: 1st #8 Gary McLean 773 pts, 2nd #91n Max Beyore 755 pts, 3rd #36 Gary Elliott 705 pts, 4th #14 Davey Terry 684 pts, 5th #88r Tommy Robb 645 pts
Next Event: Velocity Weekend Sunset Speedway September 27 – 28, 2014
Feature Finish: 1) #8 Gary McLean, 2) #91n Max Beyore, 3) #7 Brent McLean, 4) #36 Gary Elliott, 5) #61 Dustin Jackson, 6) #67w Tommy Walters, 7) #39 Shane Stickle, 8) #34 Lane Zardo, 9) #88 Ryan Dick, 10) #88r Tommy Robb, 11) #14 Davey Terry, 12) #47 Brian McLean, 13) #65 Bill Burrows, 14) #47 Brian McLean, 15) #13 Bobby Tolton, 16) #79 John Harper 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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Photo Credit: Dan Little

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

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

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

Jamie Cox Picked Up Second Feature Win In Series, But Fails Post Race Tech

Location: Delaware Speedway August 15, 2014
What won the race: Sixteen OSCAAR Hanover Holiday Modifieds signed in to race at Delaware Speedway. With the time trials and heat races setting the starting field #8 Gary McLean and #82 Justin DeMelo would lead the field to green for 25 laps of feature action. McLean and Demelo put on a fierce battle at the front until contact coming out of four almost ended the night for both drivers. McLean was able to continue but the #82 of DeMelo was done for the night. This handed the lead to #3 Jamie Cox who won last year’s event. A great battle for second took place between #91n of Beyore and #14 of Terry as they battled each other for the next seventeen laps, with Beyore taking second over Terry when the checker flag waved. Jamie Cox’s victory lane celebration came to an end in tech lane, as a motor infraction was found and the team was disqualified.
Drivers on the Move: #1 Barry Newman made his first start of the 2014 season on Friday night. After starting the feature event in 15th place Barry raced his way to the 4th place finish at the end of the race. #2 Matt Barton suffered front end suspension damage in the heat race and used every minute of the twenty minute intermission to be ready for the feature event. Hard worked paid off as the team moved up six positions in the feature event.
Bad Luck of the Event: #39m Dave McCullough made his first appearance of the season at his home track on Friday night. Unfortunately the teams night would come to an end after contact with the pit wall entrance coming out of turn four. Tommy Robb #88r also involved in the incident and where unable to make repairs in time to take the green flag in the feature.
Rookie Battle: Four Hanover Holiday Modified Rookies where in attendance. The highest placing rookie was #91n Max Beyore followed by #36 Gary Elliott, #61 Dustin Jackson and #88r Tommy Robb
Car Count: 16
Time Trial Results: 1) #8 Gary McLean 18.996, 2) #82 Justin DeMelo 19.041, 3) #1 Barry Newman 19.063, 4) #14 Davey Terry 19.162, 5) #3 Jamie Cox 19.299, 6) #2 Matt Barton 19.390, 7) #88 Ryan Dick 19.416, 8) 39m David McCullough 19.554, 9) 91n Max Beyore 19.631, 10) #39 Shane Stickle 19.717, 11) #61 Dustin Jackson 19.866, 12) #88r Tommy Robb 19.889, 13) #19 Dean Scott 19.948 14) #36 Gary Elliott 20.149, 15) #89 Jessica Spicer 22.961, 16) #79 John Harper NT NOTE: Fast qualifier Gary McLean drew a #6 for the heat race invert
Pole Sitter: #8 Gary McLean
Heat Race Winners: #8 Gary McLean, #82 Justin DeMelo
Top Five in points: 1st #8 Gary McLean 701pts, 2nd #91N Max Beyore 688 pts, 3rd #36 Gary Elliott 636 pts, 4th #14 Davey Terry 626 pts, 5th #88r Tommy Robb 594 pts
Next Event: Sunset Speedway August 23. 2014
Feature Finish: 1) #3 Jamie Cox, 2) #91n Max Beyore, 3) #14 Davey Terry, 4) #1 Barry Newman, 5) #8 Gary McLean, 6) #88 Ryan Dick, 7) #39 Shane Stickle 8) #2 Matt Barton, 9) #36 Gary Elliott, 10) #61 Dustin Jackson, 11) #19 Dean Scott, 12) #82 Justin DeMelo, 13) #89 Jessica Spicer, 14) #88r Tommy Robb dns 15) David McCullough dns, 16) John Harper dns
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