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Hoosier Modifieds Treat the Fans to a Great Day of Racing

Hoosier Modifieds Treat the Fans to a Great Day of Racing

As the Hoosier Modifieds enter their fourth season, if Saturday nights feature is any indication about the competition in 2015, fans are in for a great season. A strong field of 17 modifieds signed in to do battle. Unfortunately one team night would end early as the #19 of Dean Scott season would start with engine problems sidelining the team for the night. In the off season Dean and his team made plans to chase the championship. Although this set back has the team fighting an uphill battle now, look for Dean to be ready for the next event at Flamboro Speedway. The four qualifying heats saw the wins split evenly amongst the Rookies and the Veterans. #21 Chris Milwain and #79h of Cory Horner, both picked up their first career OSCAAR checker flag in heat race action. Veterans #77 Chad Strawn and #36 of Gary Elliott also picked up wins in the 10 lap heat race action. The start of the feature would see #20 of Rookie Mike Hearty starting on pole with Strawn starting second. When the green flag waved it was the #20 of Hearty getting sideways and stacking the field but all continued going. The #39 of Shane Stickle was strong in his heat races and quickly took over the lead on lap 2 of the feature event. From that point on it was a classic side by side , wheel to wheel battle between the #39 of Stickle and 3 time defending champion of #8 Gary McLean. Although the #8 of McLean is credited with leading from lap 12 to the finish, it was a fierce battle to the end. The highest placing rookie of the race was the #79h of Cory Horner, who recorded his best OSCAAR finish with a third place finish. Rounding out the top 5 in the feature where the #77 of Strawn and the #36 of Elliott. The Hoosier Modifieds next event will be Saturday May 30th at Flamboro Speedway for another 30 lap feature event.

Hoosier Modified Feature Finish: 1st #8 Gary McLean, 2nd #39 Shane Stickle, 3rd #79h Cory Horner, 4th #77 Chad Strawn, 5th #36 Gary Elliott, 6th #47 Brian McLean, 7th #12 David Balych, 8th #20 Mike Hearty, 9th#88 Ryan Dick, 10th #99 AJ Emms, 11th #88r Tommy Robb, 12th #63 John Baker Jr, 13th #09 Dan Price, 14th #65 Bill Burrows, 15th #13eh Mark Saul, 16th #21 Chris Milwain, #19 Dean Scott dns

Inside Track Motorsports News Hard Charger points: 1st #47 Brian McLean 10pts, 2nd #12 David Balych 9pts, 3rd #88r Tommy Robb 8pts, 4th #79h Cory Horner 7 pts, 5th # 39 Shane Stickle 6pts

Hoosier Tire Award: Randon Position 12th in feature (picked by Donna) $50.00 gift certificate #63 John Baker jr

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Spring Velocity at Sunset – Day 1 Recap

Spring Velocity at Sunset – Day 1 Recap

By Ashley McCubbin – On Saturday, May 16, Sunset Speedway kicked off their doubleshot Spring Velocity weekend with four different divisions in attendance. For the fans in the stands, they were treated to a mix of familiar and new faces in victory lane over the night.

In the Can-Am Midget feature, Defending Series Champion Mack DeMan would try every trick in his book, but he wasn’t able to get by as Ryan Fraser was able to hold him off to score the victory. Tyler Turnball finished third, followed by Rob Neely and Darren McLennan. The heat victories would go to Lucas Smith and Faser.

Looking to defend his championship, Jamie Bound started off his season on the right note, scoring the victory in the Hoosier Spring Velocity Midas of Orangeville OSCAAR Midget feature. Jody Bound would finish second in his Midget debut, followed by Robin McLean, Brian Woodland and Adam Carrothers. Paul Drananoc (x2), Jamie Bound (x2), Jody Bound and Brian McDonald would win the heats, while Bob Ross won the non-qualifiers race.

When the night started, it looked as though three-time and defending series champion Gary McLean would not be in attendance. However, as the drivers got set for racing, he would show-up, ready for a night of racing. The driver of the No. 8 McLean Farms Modified was flat out fast from his first laps on the track, scoring the victory in the Hoosier OSCAAR Modified in the Hoosier Spring Velocity at Sunset Speedway. Shane Stickel finished second, followed by Cory Horner, Chad Strawn and Gary Elliott. The heat victories would go to Chris Milwain, Strawn, Horner and Elliott.

As part of the Hoosier Spring Velocity Day 1 racing schedule, the Dickies OSCAAR Outlaws presented by London Recreational Racing would qualify ahead of Sunday night’s Lucie Alywin Memorial 53. The day’s heat winners would include rookie Sean Grosman, Velocity 250 winner Kevin Cornelius, Past Series Champion Glenn Watson and Todd Campbell. Unfortunately, Tyler Hawn would see his weekend come to an early end as he would grenade the motor on the eighth lap in the third heat. Also, Shane Gowan, Derrick Tiemersma and Shawn Chenoweth were in attendance, but suffered motor issues before the start of the night. Gowan is set to return on Sunday with his back-up car, but the other two drivers’ futures are unknown at this point. Racing kicks off at Sunset Speedway at 2 pm EST.

The Lucie Alywin Memorial 53 is the big event on the card, but will be joined by a 75-lap invitational for the Sauble Falls Tent and Trailer Park Limited Late Models, 50-lap invitational for the St. Onge Recreation Super Stocks, and a 35-lap invitational for the Graham Landscape Mini Stocks. There will be a pre-race on-track autograph session so be sure to come early and meet your favourite drivers.

Visit www.sunsetspeedway.ca for schedules, tickets and more.

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OSCAAR’S 25th Anniversary Season Gets Underway This Weekend

OSCAAR’S 25th Anniversary Season Gets Underway This Weekend

Ontario’s premier racing teams are ready to kick the season into high gear this weekend at Sunset Speedway. The two day event will showcase all three of OSCAAR’s premier divisions with complete show on Saturday for the OSCAAR Midgets and Modifieds. The Super late models will hold their qualifying event on Saturday as they prepare for their 53 lap Lucie Alwyn Memorial Feature on Sunday.

The schedule of events can be found on the OSCAAR website at www.oscaar.ca or at www.sunsetspeedway.ca .

The Dickies OSCAAR Outlaws presented by London Recreational Racing:

The highly anticipated start to the season is just days away from the green flag. The 2015 Outlaw season will see a new champion crowned as defending champion Andrew Gresel will be focusing his season on other racing endevers. Fans will see the familiar #81 at certain Outlaw shows this summer. The list of drivers waiting to add their names to the trophy is a long one. Last years’ runner up #17 Kevin Cornelius would have to be a preseason favorite to add his name to the trophy. But fans will not want to forget to keep an eye on the #22 of Glenn Watson, with three championships under his belt he knows what it takes to get the job done. Perhaps Kelly Balson in his b10 machine with a year under his belt is ready for a championship. You also cannot over look veterans Tyler Hawn #42, Mike Beyore in the #54 and #39 Shane Gowan as they have spent the winter getting their cars ready to race. #82 of Corey Jones is still searching for his first feature win, and has to be considered a championship contender. Then you have to stop and look at returning teams #7 Derrick Tiemersma the 2007 champion, the 40p of Charlie Gallant, the #13 of Gary Passer both have tasted the thrills for victory lane. The #89c of Shawn Chenoweth has had success in every class he has raced, and would love nothing better than to pick up a feature win and cross it off his bucket list. The team of #27 Roy Passer and the #84 of JR Fitzpatrick have prepared to supreme rides and are ready to tackle the best in the series. Could it possibly be a rookie? #29 of Sean Grosman is set to make his series debut this weekend. Fellow rookies #3 Rob Gibson and #71c Ethan Cournyea are ready to turn some heads this weekend at Sunset Speedway.

Fans will not want to miss one lap of exciting Outlaw racing in 2015

The HOOSIER OSCAAR Modified Series:

During the off season, the one thing on every modified drivers mind, what do we have to do to dethrone the #8 of Gary McLean as champion. Since the inception of the series the familiar #8 of Gary McLean has picked up three consecutive championships and the team has been hard at work in the shop to ensure they are in contention for number four. The veterans of the series are hoping to have something to say about it. #36 Gary Elliott has a strong 2014 season and is ready to challenge for the wins and championship. The #88 of Ryan Dick is entering his third year of competition and after recording solid finishes throughout the past season he too is ready for feature wins. Tommy Robb #88r had a strong season and over the winter has worked on his program to elevate him to the next level. #77 Chad Strawn has celebrated in victory lane and is prepared for a championship hunt as they are ready to tackle the entire 2015 season. Brian McLean #47 would love nothing better than to be the next McLean to add his name to the championship trophy. The off season has seen a great number of rookies ready to do battle, the #09 of Dan Price, #12 David Baylch, #10 Rob Di Venanzo,#13eh Mark Saul #20 Mike Hearty, #21 Chris Milwain, #41 Duane Cinnamon, #63 John Baker JR, #79H Cory Horner and #99 AJ Emms round out the toughest, most experienced rookie list anywhere in Ontario. Returning team of #15 Brad Pearsall, #39 Shane Stickle, #19 Dean Scott, #79 of John Harper will be looking to teach these rookies a few things about modified racing. There are a few teams racing on a part time basis in 2015 and will be a threat each time they enter #2 of Matt Barton, #14 Davey Terry, #26 Terry Baker and last years’ runner up Max Beyore in the #91n.

Fans are going to be treated to the best in open wheeled action every time the Hoosier Modifieds hit the track in 2015.

The Midas of Orangeville Midget Series:

The midget series has been racing the short tracks of Ontario for over 10 years, but this coming weekend will start a new legacy with the series as part of the OSCAAR tour. The excitement for the first green flag of 2015 has been building since the announcement at the end of 2014. The past years have seen tremendous growth in the series and 2015 is no different. At this time there are 46 teams registered to do battle each and every week at the track. To ensure that all drivers have an opportunity to race for their fans, there will be two main events each night. Fans will see some very exciting heat race action as the drivers battle to ensure they are part of the A main each week. With the two feature format, one little slip could have big implications in the points race and a drivers championship hopes. With all top ten drivers from the 2014 Championship returning in 2015, everyone knows that to win they are going to have to bet the #83 of Jamie Bound. Weighing in on this championship will be a great field of 9 rookie teams ready to do battle including the #5 of Jody Bound. This championship could come down to a battle of family members. The OSCAAR Midgets have the most diverse driver roster, from young adults age 12 to adults age 68. From drivers with years of experience to rookies who will be turning their first laps in a race car this weekend. The super fast speeds, the ability to race 3 wide and the nonstop action until the checker flag will keep fans on the edge of their seats.

OSCAAR would like to thank their dedicated fans, teams and sponsors for all their support the past 25 years and look forward to bringing race fans the best in racing this season!

It is time to go racing !!!!

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London Recreational Racing Associate Sponsor for OSCAAR Super Late Models

London Recreational Racing Associate Sponsor for OSCAAR Super Late Models

Dave Gainforth President of OSCAAR is proud to announce on behalf of the board of directors an exciting new relationship with owner Mike Schmidt of London Recreational Racing as part of our 25th Anniversary celebration season.

Since 1988 the family run business has been providing families the best in custom concrete pool, spa and landscape creations. Building their business on three strong qualities, quality, creativity and customer service has seen London Recreational race to the number one spot in their market.

The past few years has seen Mike Schmidt support many race teams and host events for the short track drivers in Ontario. When the opportunity came to add their name to OSCAAR it was an easy choice. “OSCAAR is the premier touring series in Ontario and after supporting various teams in the series, we now look forward to working with the sanctioning body in 2015” says Mike.

OSCAAR teams and fans love nothing more than to sit back and relax after a long day at the track. London Recreational can provide that perfect setting unique to each home and property. OSCAAR would like to encourage everyone to consider London Recreational for all their custom concrete pool and spa needs. Details of services offered can be found at www.londonrecreational.com.

OSCAAR’s 25th Anniversary season will see London Recreational Racing be the associate sponsor of the OSCAAR Super Late Model series. The addition of London Recreational Racing is a great addition to OSCAAR and we are proud to have Mike and London Recreational Racing as part of this milestone season for us says Gainforth.

OSCAAR is excited about the future of racing and further fostering the Canadian Professional Short Track Driver thanks to corporate support from Midas of Orangeville, Dickies, Sunoco Racing fuels, Hoosier Tire, Inside Track Motorsports News and Ford of Canada, through Gallinger Ford in Milton

OSCAAR season opening event May 16th at Sunset Speedway, race fans will want to ensure not to miss a single lap of excitement at this event.

Lets Go Racing!

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Midas of Orangeville Title Sponsor for OSCAAR Midgets for 2015

Midas of Orangeville Title Sponsor for OSCAAR Midgets for 2015

Dave Gainforth President of OSCAAR is proud to announce on behalf of the board of directors an exciting new relationship with franchisee Paul Law and Midas of Orangeville as part of our 25th Anniversary celebration season.

With over 1400 Midas locations in North America, race fans can take their cars and trucks to be serviced with confidence. Paul Law has been a proud Midas franchise owner for the past 7 years. During that time Paul has continued to be a part of the Ontario race scene as a driver, car owner and sponsor. “The people that bring their cars for service each day are the race fans that are at the track each week supporting OSCAAR” says Paul. OSCAAR provides the best in racing, just as Midas provides the best in car care.

OSCAAR encourages our fans to learn more about the services and industry leading guarantees at www.midas.com. Fans will be able to locate their local store but OSCAAR encourages everyone to make the drive to Orangeville to see Paul and his dedicated staff.

OSCAAR’s 25th Anniversary season will see Midas of Orangeville be the primary sponsor of the OSCAAR Midget series. What a way to celebrate the Midgets first season with OSCAAR and to be a part of this milestone season for us says Gainforth.

OSCAAR is excited about the future of racing and further fostering the Canadian Professional Short Track Driver thanks to corporate support from Midas of Orangeville, Dickies, Sunoco Racing fuels, Hoosier Tire and Ford of Canada, through Gallinger Ford in Milton

OSCAAR season opening event May 16th at Sunset Speedway, race fans will want to ensure not to miss a single lap of excitement at this event.

Lets Go Racing!

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North America’s Leading Racing Tire Manufacturer Continues with OSCAAR – Ontario’s Touring Series

North America’s Leading Racing Tire Manufacturer Continues with OSCAAR – Ontario’s Touring Series

Hoosier Racing Tire the official tire partner of OSCAAR

Dave Gainforth President of OSCAAR is proud to announce on behalf of the board of directors a continuation of a 13 year relationship with Hoosier Racing Tire our official tire of OSCAAR as part of our 25th Anniversary celebration season.

Hoosier Racing Tire started with Bob and Joyce Newton in the early 19050’s developing the first special purpose built racing tire. Hoosier as remained dedicated to the short track racers in North America ever since. OSCAAR was the first touring series to use Hoosier racing tires “OSCAAR is the perfect place to showcase our tires with the two fastest classes in Ontario” says Ron McKay of Hoosier Canada / Bicknell Racing Products. OSCAAR’s touring series is built on the dedicated hard working, play harder racers, that’s what we at Hoosier are all about.

Today Hoosier offers a full line of performance tires for all your professional short track racing needs. To learn more about Hoosier racing tire please visit them at www.hoosiertire.com.

OSCARR’s 25th Anniversary season will see all super late model and modified team race teams competing on Hoosier racing Tires. Hoosier will also be the primary sponsor of the Modified series in 2015.

OSCAAR is excited about the future of racing and further fostering the Canadian Professional Short Track Driver thanks to corporate support from Dickies, Sunoco Racing fuels and Ford through Gallinger Ford Milton.

OSCAAR 25th season opening event is May 16th at Sunset Speedway for the spring Velocity event.

Lets Go Racing!

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North America’s leading work wear organization outfits OSCAAR – Ontario’s Touring Series

North America’s leading work wear organization outfits OSCAAR – Ontario’s Touring Series

Dickies the official work wear partner of OSCAAR.

Dave Gainforth President of OSCAAR is proud to announce on behalf of the board of directors an exciting new relationship with Dickies Canada our official work wear partner as part of our 25th Anniversary celebration season.

Built on the history of the bib overall Dickies work wear for the past 90 years has stood for quality, toughness and pride these attributes also embody the spirit of the OSCAAR race fan. “ This is a good fit for our brand ” says Bill McFarlane of Dickies Canada, OSCAAR’s touring series reaches out to those dedicated hard working, play harder individuals, that’s who we are all about.
Today Dickies offers a full line of women’s work wear, chore coats, and denim jeans, we encourage fans to learn more about Dickies at www.dickies.ca.

OSCARR’s 25th Anniversary season will see their race officials outfitted with Dickies work wear, shirts, pants and jackets. Dickies will also be the primary sponsor of the Outlaw Super Late Models. What a way to celebrate a milestone season for us and looking great at the same time say Gainforth.

OSCAAR is excited about the future of racing and further fostering the Canadian Professional Short Track Driver thanks to corporate support from Dickies, Sunoco Racing fuels and Hoosier Tire.

OSCAAR season opening event May 16th at Sunset Speedway, make sure to receive your Dickies 25th Anniversary offer at each of our events this season.

Lets Go Racing!

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Inside Track Sponsors OSCAAR Hard Charger Award

Inside Track Sponsors OSCAAR Hard Charger Award

TORONTO, ON (MAY 6, 2015) – In support of OSCAAR’s racers and in recognition of the organization’s 25th anniversary season, Inside Track Motorsport News will sponsor the Inside TrackOSCAAR 25th Hard Charger awards for all three of the sanctioning body’s racing divisions in 2015.
The drivers who advance the most positions during the course of each feature race will earn points towards year-end awards. The result will be that fans will be treated to a ‘race within a race’ all season long.
The year-end winners of the Outlaw, Modified and Midget Inside Track Hard Charger awards will receive cash prizes of $500, $400 and $300, respectively. As well, each will receive a half-page ‘thank your sponsor(s)’ ad in the year-end issue of the magazine featuring the OSCAAR season review content, valued at $1,250. The combined value of the Inside Track Hard Chargers cash and free ad awards program is just under $5,000.
“On behalf of OSCAAR’s board of directors, we’re happy to announce this new awards program with Inside Track Motorsport News,” said OSCAAR President Dave Gainforth. “As part of this new sponsorship program, Inside Track becomes the ‘official racing publication partner of OSCAAR.’”
Published since 1997, Inside Track Motorsport News is the only magazine in the world that puts Canadian racing first. And since its first year of publishing, the publication has prominently featured the OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Model Series. In recent years, it has added coverage of the sanctioning body’s Modified and Midget tours.
“OSCAAR’s three series are exciting, professional and we congratulate the racers, crews, officials and sponsors on their 25th anniversary,” said Inside Track editor Greg MacPherson. “We’re excited to have our name on the Hard Charger awards program for all three divisions and we’re looking forward to featuring the drivers and their stories in the magazine all season long.”
In addition to being available via subscriptions and on better newsstands, like Chapters and Indigo stores, fans and racers will be able to pick up the latest issue of Inside Track Motorsport News at the OSCAAR trailer at race events in 2015.
“OSCAAR is excited about the future of racing,” continued Gainforth. “We’re committed to supporting professional Canadian short track racers and partnerships with companies like Inside Track Motorsport News, Sunoco Racing Fuels and Hoosier Tires is a key part of that initiative.”
All three OSCAAR racing divisions will open their seasons during the May 16-17 weekend at Sunset Speedway, located just south of Barrie, Ontario. Peterborough Speedway, Flamboro Speedway, Sauble Speedway, Full Throttle Motor Speedway, Delaware Speedway and Grand Bend Motor Speedway will also host one or more of OSCAAR’s racing divisions in 2015. For full schedule details and other information, visit www.oscaar.ca.

ABOUT INSIDE TRACK MOTORSPORT NEWS: Founded in 1997, Inside Track Motorsport News is Canada’s only national motorsports magazine. Published 12 times a year, Inside Track covers the entire spectrum of Canadian motorsports, featuring stock cars, road racing, drag racing, rallying, karting and more. Every issue of the magazine includes racer and industry profiles, expert commentary and analysis, technical info, historical features, as well as news and updates on series and tracks across Canada. Additionally, InsideTrackNews.com and its associated social media feeds present race reports and results, videos, photo galleries and news on a daily basis. For information about subscriptions, advertising or anything else, visit InsideTrackNews.com, call (416) 962-7223, or email admin@insidetracknews.com.

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Klotz Canada is the Official Oil of OSCAAR

Klotz Canada is the Official Oil of OSCAAR

PETERBOROUGH – Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Canada is proud to announce it is the Official Oil of OSCAAR Racing for the 2015 season. Klotz’s sponsorship will encompass each of OSCAAR’s three divisions – Super Late Models, Modifieds, and Midgets.

“I’ve been involved in OSCAAR for five years already,” said Klotz Canada’s Sam Donnelly. “There’s major discounts on engine and gear oils. I want to support Canadian racing.”

OSCAAR drivers will receive a $25 discount on a case or pail of Klotz oils. OSCAAR drivers must have the Klotz Synthetics decal on their car in order to receive discounts and contingency money. The 2015 OSCAAR schedule will see its three series combine for 21 events at six speedways.

“In today’s market, the discounts that Klotz Canada provides go a long way in helping local racers,” said Mr. Donnelly.

Drivers can pickup their Klotz Canada product purchased at discounted rates at two convenient locations in Peterborough or Pickering. At track delivery may also be available.

Mr. Donnelly and Klotz Canada have been involved in Canadian motorsports and performance racing products for the past 18 years.

“I like to spend money locally. I want to help keep the small tracks and series going,” said Mr. Donnelly.

The investment in Canadian motorsports comes from Donnelly’s passion for all things motorsports. From late models to sprint cars and snowmobiles to dirt bikes, Klotz Canada is proud to be involved in a variety of racing series and at different tracks.

“The whole family is motorsports fans to begin with. I’m in to everything. I like the motorsports world and the way it runs.”

In addition to his series sponsorships, Klotz Canada will also sponsor a number of OSCAAR drivers. Glenn Watson, Tyler Hawn, and AJ Emms will once again be part of the Klotz Canada team.

For more information on Klotz Canada products and Klotz Canada Motorsports, visit www.klotzcanada.ca or call (705) 295-4269.

Media Contact: ImageFactor Motorsports Designs (www.imagefactor.ca)
Clayton Johns (claytonjohns@hotmail.com)

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OSCAAR Announces New Sponsor

OSCAAR Announces New Sponsor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Rob Divenanzo Preparing to Chase 2015 OSCAAR Modified Rookie Title in 2015

Rob Divenanzo Preparing to Chase 2015 OSCAAR Modified Rookie Title in 2015

There is probably no other driver in the off season that has shifted racing plans as quickly as Rob and his team. The original plan for Rob was to campaign a pro late model, but as shortly as a month ago those plans shifted to the OSCAAR Modified series.
Rob was aware that his current car owner David Balych had made the decision to race the OSCAAR Modified tour in 2015 in a car purchased from Brent McLean. About a month ago Rob received an unexpected phone call from David and Dan saying they have purchased a second modified and offered him the ride. This was an opportunity that he could not pass up and looks forward to building on the relationship that started back in 2013.
Rob began his racing career in 1991 at Flamboro Speedway in the Challenger division. Like many of us Rob grew up at race tracks with his family as Rob is carrying on the family tradition following his dad and Uncle who both raced Canadian Vintage Modifieds. Robs’ Grandfather also raced at the old CNE grounds to start this long legacy of racing. Rob enjoyed success in the Challenger before moving on to the CASCAR Super Series, where they were faced as being an underfunded team but had a great experience with the series.
In 2010 the racing bug once again got to Rob, and he purchased a TQ Midget for his friend JR Fitzpatrick where he picked up Rookie of the Year honours with the club. It was 2013 that the current relationship with Dan and David started and drove their #20 TQ Midget for two seasons. Rob is quick to point out “I have the most amazing car owners and I owe a big thank you to them”.
The focus right now in the shop is the preparation of the modified to be ready for opening weekend at Sunset Speedway. While working in the shop Rob is already thinking of how he is going to have to go through an adjustment period getting use to the new car. “The mods weight a lot more than my TQ midget so I will be relearning all my different braking points each week”. Rob will be one of the few rookies that has experience at most tracks and is hoping that slight advantage will play into his favour in 2015.
Rob is also setting himself some reasonable goals for the season. The main thing is to hopefully bring the car home in the top 15 each week. Rob knows this series is loaded with very talented open wheel racers and is looking forward to getting out on the track with them.unnamed
As for his future plans, well Rob is not sure how many more years he has left behind the wheel as his son Tyler is currently racing Karts and will be wanting to move into racing. So don’t be surprised when a 4th generation driver from this family will be competing in OSCAAR very soon.
Rob would also like to thank his many sponsors that are on board with him for the 2015 season. Mosaic Investments, BuffaloAirWear.com, the exclusive online clothing company for Buffalo Airways and proofcanada.com, a paranormal investigation company based in Ontario We are expecting another sponsor announcement in the near future.
OSCAAR would like to welcome Rob and his team to the series and with them all the best in 2015.
OSCAAR Racing is presented to race fans throughout Ontario with the help of several dedicated sponsors, including: Gallinger Ford, Knightworks Design, Klotz Synthetics Canada, Hoosier Tire Canada, Finishline Fabricating, JBM Leasing Ltd., Jenco Equipment, North Toronto Auction, Race2way.ca, Reinhart Trailers, South Shore Services

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Duane Cinnamon Looking for a Fun Season in 2015 with the OSCAAR Mods

Duane Cinnamon Looking for a Fun Season in 2015 with the OSCAAR Mods

Like most race drivers and fans it is a lifelong passion for the sport. Duane is no different but before getting behind the wheel for the first time, Duane saw the sport from a different side. Duane first caught the racing bug while working at Westgate Speedway (Peterborough Speedway) selling programs on Saturday night and cleaning up the garbage on Sunday mornings. Duane took some time off for university but returned to work at the speedway for Kim Wallace in the officiating side of things. The first time behind the wheel happened in 2006 at an “arrive and drive” program at Goodwood Kart ways. The next five years would see Duane behind the wheel of a kart and while he never won a championship he was runner up on several occasions. As with all racers Duane was looking for his next challenge and he became part of the Ontario Legends Series and has best finish of 5th overall at the years end. In 2014 Duane made the trip to Auberndale Speedway in Florida , where he was able to run in the top 10. By the end of the 2014 season Duane had purchased his OSCAAR Modified and is excited about the 2015 season.

When sitting back and looking at the racing scene, Duane noticed that the series continued to grow and have success and wanted to be a part of it. He is also quick to note that he loves the looks and the sound of the cars and really couldn’t resist the temptation to own a mod. Another deciding factor was that Duane enjoys the challenges of racing at different tracks each week and being a part of the big shows like Velocity and Autumn Colours weekends, this was something that the Legend Series could not offer.

With the race season getting every closer, Duane knows getting the car ready will be his first challenge. He also knows that he faces an uphill battle early as his knowledge of these cars is very limited. Duane is confident that he can learn as he goes, and is looking forward to the experience. Duane states” this is how I started in Legends so I am prepared to do the same in the mod”. Besides I have the best crew chief out there Christine Cinnamon at the track with me each week.

Duane and his team have a good attitude when asked about success “if I can load my car in one piece at the end of the night and still be smiling then we have had success”. The future racing plans are not laid in stone, but Duane is hoping to be racing for many years to come and will always be on the lookout for the next challenge!

OSCAAR would like to welcome Duane and his team to the series and with them the best of success in 2015!

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

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OSCAAR 25TH Anniversary Season Kicks off this Weekend at Motorama

OSCAAR 25TH Anniversary Season Kicks off this Weekend at Motorama

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

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Cory Horner Ready to Tackle the 2015 OSCAAR Modified Season

Cory Horner Ready to Tackle the 2015 OSCAAR Modified Season

Race fans of eastern Ontario will recognise the last name of Horner, as the family has been competing on the short tracks of Ontario since the early 80’s. However in 2015 is will be young Cory Horner who will be looking to make his mark in OSCAAR racing.
Late in the 2014 race season Cory purchased a modified and took part in both the Velocity and Autumn Colours classic recording a 15th and 7th place finish in the feature events. Cory is hoping those two events will give him a slight advantage in the Rookie battle, but also knows he is going to have to bring his “A” game each and every week.
Like many young racers in Ontario Cory began his racing career in the 4 cylinder division and enjoyed success there picking up 3 feature wins over an 8 year period. The 2013 season saw the team make the big jump into the late model division at Peterborough Speedway where he had instant success by winning the Mid Summer Championship and Rookie of The Year. When the 2014 season rolled around Cory was on the side lines until purchasing his modified.
Cory always had the dream of joining OSCAAR, but knew the super late model class was just not feasible for him. So he turned his attention to the modifieds. Like any racer Cory likes to go fast so after timing some cars he realised that the mods are in fact pretty fast cars. The appeal of the economical 602 crate motor being successful in the class was also a selling point when deciding to make the move.
Coming into the 2015 season Cory doesn’t really think he holds any advantage over any of his fellow competitors. Cory does have experience at many of the different tracks but he knows it is going to take time to adjust to no fenders on the car. His main goal is simple “ I just want to make every event this season and finish the best that I can”
When the final checker flag waves at the end of the 2015 and Cory and his team looks back on the season, they have a couple of things on their wish list 1) Would love to add another Rookie of The Year award to his resume 2) and finish every lap and every race. With the knowledge and experience that Cory and his team has, fans should be including him their list of preseason favorites for Rookie of The Year.
When it comes to Cory’s racing in the future he is quick to admit that while he loves racing the modified and it has all of his attention for 2015, the desire to get behind the wheel of an Outlaw Super Late Model is still there.
OSCAAR welcomes Cory and his team to the Modified Series and wish them the best of luck for the 2015 season.
OSCAAR Racing is presented to race fans throughout Ontario with the help of several dedicated sponsors, including: Gallinger Ford, Knightworks Design, Klotz Synthetics Canada, Hoosier Tire Canada, Finishline Fabricating, JBM Leasing Ltd., Jenco Equipment, North Toronto Auction, Race2way.ca, Reinhart Trailers, South Shore Services

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