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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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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
OSCAAR 2014 Partners: Hanover Holidays, Hoosier Tire, Jenco Equipment, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Knightworks Designs Ltd, McGunegill Engine Performance, Midas of Orangeville, North Toronto Auction, Ontario Oval, Race Time Radio, Race2way, Reinhardt Trailers, South Shore Services, Stefko Race Engines
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26 Modified Takes The Checkered Flag In Feature But Loses It In Tech Lane

26 Modified Takes The Checkered Flag In Feature But Loses It In Tech Lane

Location: Kawartha Speedway, Fraserville ON. June 1 2014
Presenting Sponsor: Knightworks Design
What won the race: The #77 Chad Strawn took advantage of his outside row starting spot to lead the field for fifteen of the twenty five lap feature. #26 Kevin Jobb took the lead of event and crossed the line first. Unfortunately knowing that they would not pass post race inspection, the #26 avoided tech inspection and went directly to the trailer. These actions disqualified the team from competition for the day.
Rookie Battle: Six Hanover Holiday Modified Rookies were in attendance. Top finishing rookie was the #77 Chad Strawn followed by #36 Gary Elliott, #91n Max Beyore, #88r Tommy Robb, #61 Dustin Jackson, #99 Drew Stieler
Car Count: 13
Top Qualifier: #8 Gary McLean
Pole Sitter: #61 Dustin Jackson
Heat Race Winners: #91n Max Beyore, #26 Kevin Jobb
Top Five in points: 1st #8 Gary Mclean 639 pts, 2nd #91n Max Beyore 625 pts, 3rd #36 Gary Elliott 582 pts, 4th #88r Tommy Robb 571 pts, 5th #14 Davey Terry 565 pts
Next Event: Delaware Speedway August 15th 2014
Feature Finish: 1) #26 Kevin Jobb (dq post race tech) 2) #77 Chad Strawn, 3) #36 Gary Elliott, 4) #8 Gary McLean, 5) #91n Max Beyore 6) #88 Ryan Dick, 7) #79 John Harper, 8) #88r Tommy Robb 9) #14 Davey Terry, 10) #61 Justin Jackson, 11) #99 Drew Stieler, 12) #65 Bill Burrows, 13) #89 Jessica Spicer
OSCAAR 2014 Partners: Hanover Holidays, Hoosier Tire, Jenco Equipment, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Knightworks Designs Ltd, McGunegill Engine Performance, Midas of Orangeville, North Toronto Auction, Ontario Oval, Race Time Radio, Race2way, Reinhardt Trailers, South Shore Services, Stefko Race Engines
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SUMMER RUSH II Set To Roll On August 10th At Kawartha Speedway

SUMMER RUSH II Set To Roll On August 10th At Kawartha Speedway

Location: Kawartha Speedway, located 1382 County Rd Hwy 28 Peterborough ON, K0L 1V0 phone 705-939-6316
About the Speedway: Reconfigured in 2010 to high bank 1/3 mile oval
Summer Rush I Winners: Hanover Holiday Modifieds #8 Gary McLean, Super Late Models #81 Andrew Gresel, Mini Stock Nationals (round 1) #35 Andy Kamrath. Dirt Late Model winner from 2013 #25 Greg Belyea, Hurricane Midgets #83 Jamie Bond
Racing on July 13th: Pit gates open at 8:30am. Main Grandstand opens at 11:30am. Practice will start at 11:15am with the first green flag at 2:00pm. Pit gate prices are $35.00 for adult. Main Grandstand is $25.00 per adult (there will be a $5.00 off voucher handed out at Brighton Speedway Aug 9th, good for main grandstand only)
Featuring: Hanover Holiday Modifieds Heats and 25 lap Feature. Super late Models Heats and 50 lap Feature. Mini Stock Nationals round 2, with Heat races, B Main and 30 lap Feature. The Dirt Pro Late Models with Heats and 20 lap Feature event, Hurricane Midgets Heats and Features, 4 Funs 20 lap Feature event.
Current Points Leader: Hanover Holiday Modifieds top 5: 1st #8 Gary McLean 578 pts 2nd 91N Max Beyore 564 pts, 3rd #36 Gary Elliott, 4th #88r Tommy Robb, 5th 14 Davey Terry
Super late models top 5: 1st #81 Andrew Gressel 467 pts, 2nd #17 Kevin Cornelius 438 pts, 3rd #10 Jesse Kennedy, 4th #45 Rob Poole 416, 5th #22 Glenn Watson
Mini Stock Nationals top 5 round 1: 1st #35k Andy Kamrath (Sunset Speedway), 2nd #9 Neil Hannah (outlaw), 3rd #10 Doug Butler (Barrie Speedway), 4th #89 Ryan Babin (Peterborough Speedway), 5th #82 Kyle Baker (Capital City Speedway)
Current top 5 Dirt Pro Late Model points: 1st #57 Charlie Sandercock, 2nd #5 Steve Baldwin, 3rd #29 Phil Potts, 4th #9 Mat Vanderlinden 5th #92 Adam Turner
Who to watch for: Modifieds, #91n Max Beyore has been on a tear lately after picking up his second feature win last week at Peterborough. Gary McLean will be looking to rebound after last weekend and make it a clean sweep at Kawartha in 2014. Davey Terry continues to inch ever closer to that first feature win in the series. Gary Elliott continues to have strong runs week after week
Super Late Models: #81 of Andrew Gresel remains undefeated at Kawartha Speedway, as he will be looking for his third consecutive win. Newly crowned Biederman Champion #17 of Kevin Cornelius will be looking to continue his winning streak in the series. #22 Glenn Watson will be looking for his first feature win in 2014 after impressive runs at Sunset Speedway. Rob Poole continues his consistent season and currently sits 3rd in the points. #2 John Owens will be looking to improve on his 4th place finish at the June 1st Kawartha event. #54 Mike Beyore considers Kawartha Speedway home and will be searching for his first series win this weekend.
Mini Stock Nationals: This event has been billed the premier Mini Stock event in Ontario. For the first event on June 1st, 33 of the top Mini Stock drivers signed in to do battle with 32 cars starting the 30 lap Feature event. With a total of nine different speedways represented for this event, the fans got their monies worth. #35K of Andy Kamrath set the bar high, but in the month since round 1, drivers have been working and planning on how to dethrone the #35k from Victory Lane. With the top five finishers from round 1 representing five different speedways it is anyone’s guess who will be crowned Summer Rush II mini stock nationals Champion this weekend. Fans will not want to miss this outstanding event!
DIRT Pro Late Models: In 2013 history was made at Kawartha Speedway as the first time ever the dirt cars from Brighton Speedway took the pavement. It was one of the most anticipated shows of the season and the drivers from Brighton did not disappoint. In practice the drivers where lifting that front left wheel off the ground coming out of turn four as the fans watched in amazement. By the time the feature came around the drivers where a bit more use to the track and were ready to get down to business. #25 Greg Belyea became the first ever winner of this event. In 2014 the stakes have been raised as the winner will now receive $500.00 to win the 20 lap feature event. The drivers all know what to expect and are excited to return to Kawartha Speedway this weekend. Seeing the Dirt Pro Lates Model race is one show fans will not want to miss.
Hurricane Midgets: With a field of over 30 cars in attendance for the first event, the series is excited to return to the high banks of Kawartha Speedway for round two of Summer Rush. The teams will have a busy weekend of racing as they also compete at Peterborough Speedway on Saturday. Defending feature winner and current point leader #83 Jamie Bond will be looking to make it two in a row at Kawartha and solidify his place atop the point standings. Rounding out the top five are Richard Woodlan Rob McCall Robin McLean and Adam Carrothers.

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Max Beyore Picks Up Feature Win Number 2 With Hanover Holiday Modified Event

Max Beyore Picks Up Feature Win Number 2 With Hanover Holiday Modified Event

Location: Peterborough Speedway
What Won the race: Hanover Holiday Rookie of the Year contenders #91n Max Beyore and #88r Tommy Robb would lead the field of 16 to the green flag. Beyore power to the front on lap one and would never relinquish the positon. An accident on lap 28 of the feature event almost ended Max’s night as they entered turn three with the track blocked the #91n locked the brakes down to avoid the cars. A great two lap battle at the end with the #14 of Davey Terry ended a great feature event and locked both the #91n and #14 on the front row for Autumn Colours event. Chad Strawn rounded out the podium with a strong third place finish. Gary Elliott continues to impress in the modified with a solid fourth place finish just ahead of #82 Justin Demelo for fifth.
Bad Luck of the Event: In what perhaps was one of the hardest hits ever in modified action happened on lap twenty eight of the of the 30 lap battle. After contact between the #8 of Gary McLean and the #88r of Tommy Robb, sent the #88r into the grass on the back straightaway, Robb tried his best to get the car slowed down but unfortunately when the car came back on track in turn three, the #47 of Brian McLean was in the wrong place and was t boned into the wall. The #47 went air born in a shower of sparks and fire before coming to rest against the wall. Thank fully all drivers were able to walk away, in what Brian described as the hardest hit he has ever taken.
Rookie Battle: Six rookies where in attendance for the memorial race. #91n Max Beyore was the top rookie followed by #77 Chad Strawn, #36 Gary Elliott, #99 Drew Stieler,#61 Dustin Jackson and #88r of Tommy Robb
Car Count: 16
Top Qualifier: # Gary McLean
Pole Sitter: #91n Max Beyore
Heat Race Winners: #79 John Harper, #36 Gary Elliott, #77 Chad Strawn, #91n Max Beyore
Top Five in points: 1st #8 Gary McLean 578 pts, 2) #91n Max Beyore 564 pts, 3) #36 Gary Elliott 521 pts, 4) #88r Tommy Robb 518 pts, 5) #14 Davey Terry 510 pts
Next Event: Kawartha Speedway Summer Rush II August 10, 2014 racing starts at 2:00pm
Feature Finish: 1) #91n Max Beyore (r),2) #14 Davey Terry, 3) #77 Chad Strawn (r), 4) #36 Gary Elliott (r), 5) #82 Justin DeMelo, 6) #39 Shane Stickel, 7) #99 Drew Stieler (r), 8) #61Dustin Jackson (r) 9) #88 Ryan Dick, 10) #19 Dean Scott, 11) #51 Adam Adams 12) #88r Tommy Robb (r), 13) #8 Gary McLean 14) #47 Brian McLean, 15) #79 John Harper, 16) Mike Westwood
OSCAAR 2014 Partners: Crane Cams Hanover Holidays, Hoosier Tire, Jenco Equipment, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Knightworks Designs Ltd, McGunegill Engine Performance, Midas of Orangeville, North Toronto Auction, Ontario Oval, Race Time Radio, Race2way, Reinhardt Trailers, South Shore Services, Stefko Race Engines
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OSCAAR Teams Prepare For Chase For The Colours At Peterborough Speedway August 2, 2014

OSCAAR Teams Prepare For Chase For The Colours At Peterborough Speedway August 2, 2014

Location: Peterborough Speedway located at 1710 Mount Pleasant Road, Cavan ON L0A 1C0 phone: 705-743-5880 website: www.peterboroughspeedway.com
About the Speedway: high banked 1/3 mile paved track. First opened in 1967
2013 winners: #8 Gary McLean (Modifieds) #9 Brandon Watson (Super Late Models)
Racing on August 2: Pit gates open at 2:00pm, practice starts at 3:00 pm main gates open at 4:00 pm racing starts at 6:00pm. Pre-race corn roast for all fans and drivers starting at 5:00pm.
Featuring: Hanover Holiday Modifieds 25 lap feature, Super Late Models 50 lap feature, 4 Funs and Mini Stocks(double features), Trucks
Current Points Leader: Hanover Holiday Modifieds top 5: 1st #8 Gary McLean 521 pts, 2nd #91n Max Beyore 492 pts, 3rd #88r Tommy Robb 462 pts, 4th #36 Gary Elliott 456 pts, 5th #47 Brian McLean 452 pts
Super late models top 5: 1st #81 Andrew Gressel 393 pts, 2nd #17 Kevin Cornelius, 3rd #10 Jesse Kennedy 354 pts, 4th #45 Rob Poole 351 pts, 5th #22 Glenn Watson
Who to watch for: Modifieds, #8 Gary McLean has been a roll lately and will be looking to add another feature to the win column. #88r Tommy Robb started his OSCAAR Modified career with a top finish last year at Peterborough. Currently 3rd in points Tommy will be looking for his first feature win. Max Beyore was out practicing Thursday night trying to get a little advantage to pick up his second win of the year. Gary Elliott has been running strong and has lots of laps at Peterborough; perhaps this could be the weekend for his first feature win. Davey Terry #14 finally got that first heat win last weekend perhaps this weekend will bring feature win number one.
Super Late Models: This season has proved you never know what will happen with the super late models. The #81 of Gressel and #17 of Cornelius have been sharing the feature wins but there are several drivers looking to break that streak. Coming off a strong second place run last weekend #22 Glenn Watson will be looking to return to victory lane. Rookie contender Kelly Balson has had this date circled on his calendar as the series returns to his home track. Jesse Kennedy has had several top runs at Peterborough and could very easily be celebrating in victory lane. Mike Beyore recorded a top five last week at Sauble and will be looking to improve on that this weekend.
Current weather forecast: Sunny and 25c
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Rick Woolner Memorial goes to Gary McLean at Sauble Speedway

Rick Woolner Memorial goes to Gary McLean at Sauble Speedway

Location: Sauble Speedway July 27, 2014
What Won the race: Hanover Holiday Rookie of the Year contender #99 Drew Stieler and #88 Ryan Dick lead the seventeen car field to the green for the 50 lap feature event. Fourth starting #8 of Gary Mclean quickly moved to the front of the field on lap three and went on to pick up another Rick Woolner Memorial win for his team. This is the one race that Gary and his team want to win the most each and every year. #36 of Gary Elliott tied his best ever OSCAAR finish with a second place. #61 of Dustin Jackson rounded out the top three, unfortunately the car failed post race inspection. #2 Matt Barton and #14 of Davey Terry rounded out the top five
Bad Luck of the Event: #7 Brent McLean continues to have a season he would rather forget. The team brought their modified that he competes with in the States on occasion. Mechanical troubles sidelined the team early in the 50 lap event. #91n of Max Beyore ran strong in the heat races but mechanical issues forced the team pit side with his worse finish of the year in fourteenth.
Rookie Battle: Six rookies where in attendance for the memorial race. #36 Gary Elliott was the top placing rookie, followed by #77 Chad Strawn,#99 Drew Stieler,#88r Tommy Robb, #91n Max Beyore and #61 Dustin Jackson
Car Count: 17
Top Qualifier: #36 Gary Elliott
Pole Sitter: #88 Ryan Dick
Heat Race Winners: #14 Davey Terry, #36 Gary Elliott, #77 Chad Strawn, #99 Drew Stieler,#91n Max Beyore,#61 Dustin Jackson
Top Five in points: 1st #8 Gary McLean 521 pts, 2) #91n Max Beyore 492 pts, 3) #88r Tommy Robb 462 pts, 4) #36 Gary Elliott 456 pts, 5) #47 Brian McLean
Next Event: Peterborough Speedway August 2, 2104 racing starts at 6:00pm
Feature Finish: 1) #8 Gary McLean, 2) #36 Gary Elliott (r), 3)#61 Dustin Jackson(r)**4) #2 Matt Barton, 5) #14 Davey Terry, 6) #77 Chad Strawn(r), 7) #47 Brian McLean, 8) #88 Ryan Dick, 9) #99 Drew Stieler(r), 10) #88r Tommy Robb (r), 11) #23 Paul Milligan, 12) #51 Adam Adams, 13) #79 John Harper, 14) #91n Max Beyore (r), 15) #13 Bobby Tolton, 16) #7 Brent McLean, 17) #67jr Branden Bullen
Rick Woolner Specialty Awards Winners:
Stop 23 Tire Discounter Fast Modified in time trials: #8 Gary McLean
Cherry Bus Lines Best Appearing Car and Team : #14 Davey Terry
Air Boss Rubber Compound Top Qualifier : #36 Gary Elliott
Listowel City Ford Slowest in time trials : #51 Adam Adams
Engines From Hal Halfway Bonus : #8 Gary McLean
Sheila Eccles for Reddon Insurance Highest placing Rookie :#36 Gary Elliott
JJ Millwright Most Laps lead : #8 Gary McLean
Bentinck Auto Sales Hard Luck Driver : #7 Brent McLean
Revolution Race Products Hard Charger award: #47 Brian McLean
Ed Stewart Farm Equipment set of 4 tires (8th place driver on the 8th lap): #79 John Harper
Full Throttle Speedway Long Haul award: #61 Dustin Jackson
For full list of sponsors please visit the OSCAAR website…. A Huge thank you to all that supported the event.
OSCAAR 2014 Partners: Hanover Holidays, Hoosier Tire, Jenco Equipment, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Knightworks Designs Ltd, McGunegill Engine Performance, Midas of Orangeville, North Toronto Auction, Ontario Oval, Race Time Radio, Race2way, Reinhardt Trailers, South Shore Services, Stefko Race Engines
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Rick Woolner Memorial Weekend on tap at Sauble Speedway July 26, 2014

Rick Woolner Memorial Weekend on tap at Sauble Speedway July 26, 2014

Location: Bruce County #14 R R 1 Hepworth ON, phone: 519-422-1422 website www.thebeach@bmts.com
About the Speedway: Tight ¼ mile flat track
2013 winners: Hanover Holiday Modifieds #39m Dave McCullough, Super Late Models #81 Andrew Gresel
Racing on June 28 -29th: Pit gates open at 2:30pm. Practice set to start at 3:15pm, with Hanover Holiday Modified time trials at 6:00pm and first green flag at 7:00pm
Featuring: Saturday July 26th: Rick Woolner Memorial for Hanover Holiday Modifieds, time trials, heats, 50 lap feature event. Judging for best appearing Modified award prior to start of the feature event. Super Late Models heats and 50 lap feature event. Jr Late Models heat and feature event.
Current Points Leader: Hanover Holiday Modifieds top 5: 1st #8 Gary McLean 447 pts, 2nd #91n Max Beyore 435 pts, 3rd #61 Dustin Jackson 406 pts, 4th 88r Tommy Robb 404 pts,5th #7 Brent McLean
Super Late Models top 5: 1st #81 Andrew Gressel 318 pts, 2nd #17 Kevin Cornelius 307 pts, 3rd #45 Rob Poole 295 pts, 4th #10 Jesse Kennedy, 5th 10b Kelly Balson
Who to watch for: Modifieds,Every modified driver has one thing on their list of racing goals, The Rick Woolner Memorial win. The 2014 version of this event will be the most competitive in the races history. #8 Gary McLean has only one goal each year and it is this win. The current point leader has been on a tear lately picking up podium finish each event. The rookies have all played notice this year and they could easily step in and steal the win away. The #7 and #47 of Brent and Brian McLean would love to take this win home. Series favorites #14 Davey Terry, #2 Matt Barton and #39 Shane Stickle all look to make their first series win, The Woolner Memorial. Fans will also be able to choose the best appearing modified award prior to the start of the feature.
Super Late Models: It has been almost a month since the last super late model event. The hottest driver in the series prior to the break was #17 Kevin Cornelius, with feature win at Barrie and the Biederman Memorial win at Sunset Speedway. Home track favorite #81 Andrew Gresel got his first series win a year ago at Sauble Speedway and will be looking to regain that glory this weekend. #10 Jesse Kennedy made his first ever OSCAAR start at Sauble Speedway, and the team is coming off a big late model win last week at Delaware Speedway. That momentum might help carry the #10 to his second OSCAAR feature win. The rookies continue to impress each week and it won’t be long till one of them is celebrating in victory lane. #07 Todd Campbell recorded his best feature finish as Sauble Speedway, he will be looking to keep the record alive.
Current weather forecast: Sunny and 24c both days(slight chance of r**n both days nothing to worry about)
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Sauble Speedway Schedule of Events for July 26th/2014

Pit Gates will open at 2:30pm

Tech will open at 2:40 for both classes

Practice Schedule

Super Late Models 3:10- 3:30

Modifieds 3:30- 3:50

Jr Lates 3:50- 4:00

Super Late Models 4:00- 4:15

Modifieds 4:15- 4:30

Jr Lates 4:30- 4:40

Super Late Models 4:40 -4:50

Modifieds 4:50- 5:00

Jr Lates 5:00- 5:10

Modified Time Trials 6:00pm

Racing Starts at 7:00pm

Modified Heats Round 1 (2-3) 10 laps

Super Late Heats Round 1 (2) 10 laps

Jr Lates (2)

Modified Heats round 2 (2-3) 10 laps

Super Late Model Heats round (2) 10 laps

Features

Modified Rick Woolner Memorial – Out of Car Introductions – Best Appearing Car Award 50 laps

Jr Late Models 20 laps

Super Late Models 50 laps

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Mother Nature Wins Out Over Summer Rush II At Kawartha Speedway

Mother Nature Wins Out Over Summer Rush II At Kawartha Speedway

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

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Summer Rush 2 Set To Invade Kawartha Speedway This Weekend

Summer Rush 2 Set To Invade Kawartha Speedway This Weekend

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Dave Gainforth

Photo Credit: Dan Little

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Summer Rush #2 Set For Sunday At Kawartha Speedway

Summer Rush #2 Set For Sunday At Kawartha Speedway

Location: Kawartha Speedway, located 1382 County Rd Hwy 28 Peterborough ON, K0L 1V0 phone 705-939-6316

About the Speedway: Reconfigured in 2010 to high bank 1/3 mile oval.

Summer Rush I Winners: Hanover Holiday Modifieds #8 Gary McLean, Super Late Models #81 Andrew Gresel, Mini Stock Nationals (round 1) #35 Andy Kamrath. Dirt Late Model winner from 2013 #25 Greg Belyea

Racing on July 13th: Pit gates open at 8:30am. Main Grandstand opens at 11:30am. Practice will start at 11:15am with the first green flag at 2:30pm

Featuring: Hanover Holiday Modifieds heats and 25 lap feature. Super late models heats and 50 lap feature. Mini Stock Nationals round 2, with heat races, B main and 30 lap feature. The Dirt Pro Late Models with heats and 20 lap feature event.

Current Points Leader: Hanover Holiday Modifieds top 5: 1st #8 Gary McLean 447 pts 2nd 91N Max Beyore 435 pts, 3rd #61 Dustin Jackson 406 pts, 4th 88r Tommy Robb 404 pts, 5th #7 Brent McLean 397 pts

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

Mini Stock Nationals top 5 round 1: 1st #35k Andy Kamrath (Sunset Speedway), 2nd #9 Neil Hannah (outlaw), 3rd #10 Doug Butler (Barrie Speedway), 4th #89 Ryan Babin (Peterborough Speedway), 5th #82 Kyle Baker (Capital City Speedway)

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

Super Late Models: #81 of Andrew Gresel remains undefeated at Kawartha Speedway, as he will be looking for his third consecutive win. Newly crowned Biederman Champion #17 of Kevin Cornelius will be looking to continue his winning streak in the series. #22 Glenn Watson will be looking for his first feature win in 2014 after impressive runs at Sunset Speedway. Rob Poole continues his consistent season and currently sits 3rd in the points. #2 John Owens will be looking to improve on his 4th place finish at the June 1st Kawartha event. #54 Mike Beyore considers Kawartha Speedway home and will be searching for his first series win this weekend.

Mini Stock Nationals: This event has been billed the premier mini stock event in Ontario. For the first event on June 1st, 33 of the top mini stock drivers signed in to do battle with 32 cars starting the 30 lap feature event. With a total of nine different speedways represented for this event, the fans got their monies worth. #35K of Andy Kamrath set the bar high, but in the month since round 1, drivers have been working and planning on how to dethrone the #35k from victory lane. With the top five finishers from round 1 representing five different speedways it is anyone’s guess who will be crowned Summer Rush II mini stock nationals champion this weekend. Fans will not want to miss this outstanding event!

DIRT Pro Late Models: In 2013 history was made at Kawartha Speedway as the first time ever the dirt cars from Brighton Speedway took the pavement. It was one of the most anticipated shows of the season and the drivers from Brighton did not disappoint. In practice the drivers where lifting that front left wheel off the ground coming out of turn four as the fans watched in amazement. By the time the feature came around the drivers where a bit more use to the track and were ready to get down to business. #25 Greg Belyea became the first ever winner of this event. In 2014 the stakes have been raised as the winner will now receive $500.00 to win the 20 lap feature event. The drivers all know what to expect and are excited to return to Kawartha Speedway this weekend. Seeing the Dirt pro Lates race, is one show fans will not want to miss.

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

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Gary McLean & Max Beyore Feature Winners At Capital City Speedway

Gary McLean & Max Beyore Feature Winners At Capital City Speedway

Location: Capital City Speedway, Ottawa ON, July 5th 2014
What won the race: For the first time is OSCAAR history, The Hanover Holiday Modifieds made the trip to our nations capital, Capital City Speedway. With all drivers having to make at least a 4 hour haul and up to a 9-10 hour trip to put a show on for the fans. Eleven teams committed to make the trip to show the fans in Ottawa, the excitement of OSCAAR racing. A late race format change to ensure the fans witnessed the best racing saw the modified teams run time trials then two twenty five lap feature events. During practice the drivers all took to the track to learn the fast away around the flat 3/8th mile oval. Gear changes where the order of the day as teams prepared for time trials. The drivers combined times for two laps would set the starting order for the first 25 lap feature event. Dustin Jackson and his #61 team made the long haul from Sault St Marie worth it by having the best two lap average and lead the field to green for the first 25 feature. Gary McLean and his #8 team lined up second and was able to get the jump coming out of turn two on lap one to power by Dustin down the back stretch. The #8 would lead all 25 laps to record the victory. A race long spirited battle for third between the #36 of Elliott #88 of Ryan Dick and #7 of Brent Mclean had the fans on the edge of their seats. The second 25 lap feature event would see a complete inversion of the finishing order of the previous feature.
Rookie contender #91n Max Beyore had the most experience of anyone in the field prior to this event. Max had run a total of 12 laps in a late model about 5 years ago. Max used his pole position to his advantage and took the lead on the initial green and was able to hold off all challengers to record his first ever OSCAAR Hanonver Holiday Modified feature event. Gary McLean worked his way through the field and took advantage of late restart to record a second place finish. #77 Chad Strawn and #7 Brent McLean raced hard for the entire 25 lap feature event, with Strawn getting the final podium finish at the end. Dustin Jackson ended his weekend with another top 5 finish at features end.
The dedication of the race teams did not go unnoticed as Ottawa Speedway management and fans had nothing but praise for this young series.
Bad Luck of the event: Racing is a very cruel sport and plays with people’s emotions at the best of times. After a very successful Biederman Weekend the #14 of Dave Terry was riding that positive momentum heading into Ottawa. As the field was rolling to green for the start of the first feature event the #14 rolled to a stop in the pits. The crew worked feverishly looking for the problem but unfortunately Davey would miss the first 25 lap feature event. In the spirit of competition Allen Adams had the #99 normally driven by Drew Stieler in the pits with Daryl Stephenson behind the wheel this weekend. Allen graciously offered the car to Davey to help keep the #14 in the championship hunt. It is sportsmanship like that, that ensures that OSCAAR will continue to have a bright future.
Rookie Battle: Five Rookie of the Year candidates were in attendance. In the first 25 laps feature event #61 Dustin Jackson was the top finishing rookie followed by Gary Elliott, Chad Stawn, Tommy Robb and Max Beyore. The second feature saw #91n Max Beyore with the win and top rookie honours. Chad Strawn, Dustin Jackson , Gary Elliott and Tommy Robb rounded out the rookies
Car Count: 11
Hanover Holiday Modified average finish: #8 Gary McLean 1.5, #61 Dustin Jackson 3.5, #36 Gary Elliott 4.5,#7 Brent McLean 4.5, #77 Chad Strawn, #91n Max Beyore 5, #88 Ryan Dick 6, #88r Tommy Robb 7, #47 Brian McLean 9, #14 Davey Terry 14.5, #99s Daryl Stephenson 15 (note ties are broken based on who had the best finishing position in feature #1)
Top Five in Points: 1st #8 Gary McLean 447pts, 2nd 91N Max Beyore 435pts, 3rd #61 Dustin Jackson 406pts, 4th 88r Tommy Robb 404pts, 5th #7 Brent McLean 397 pts
Next Series Event: Summer Rush 2 Kawartha Speedway July 13th racing starts at 2:30pm
Feature Finish #1: 1st #8 Gary McLean, 2nd #61 Dustin Jackson,3rd #36 Gary Elliott, 4th #88 Ryan Dick, 5th #7 Brent McLean, 6th #77 Chad Strawn, 7th #88r Tommy Robb, 8th #47 Brian McLean, 9th #91n Max Beyore,10th #99s Daryl Stephenson, 11th #14 Davey Terry dns
Feature Finish #2: 1st #91n Max Beyore, 2nd #8 Gary McLean, 3rd #77 Chad Strawn, 4th #7 Brent McLean, 5th #61 Dustin Jackson, 6th #36 Gary Elliott, 7th #88r Tommy Robb, 8th #88 Ryan Dick, 9th #14 Davey Terry, 10th #47 Brian McLean, 11th #99s Daryl Stephenson dns
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Hanover Holiday OSCAAR Modifieds ready for Capital City Speedway

Hanover Holiday OSCAAR Modifieds ready for Capital City Speedway

Location: 2001 Speedway Rd, Ashton ON K0A 1L0 phone 613-723- 7223
About the Speedway: 3/8 mile oval, with drag strip (drag races will be going on Friday night)
2013 winners: None Inaugural event
Racing on June 14th: Pit gates open at 10:30am, practice starts at 11:00 am main gates racing starts at 2:00pm.
Featuring: Hanover Holiday Modifieds 30 lap feature, Lucas Oil Sportsman Series 100 lap, RevStar Sprint Car series, 100 lap enduro.
Current Points Leader: Hanover Holiday Modifieds top 5: 1st #8 Gary McLean 328 pts, 2nd #91n Max Beyore 325 pts, 3rd #14 Davey Terry 308 pts, 4th #88r Tommy Robb 300 pts, 5th #61 Dustin Jackson 295 pts.
Who to watch for: Modifieds: With this being the first ever visit to the Capital City Speedway, the modified drivers will be starting with an empty note book. This will be the perfect test to see what team can adapt the quickest to the new track. #14 Davey Terry will be looking to better his runner up spots from last weekend. Gary McLean will be looking to add yet another track to his resume that he has won at. Max Beyore does have some experience there, but will it be enough to capture his first ever feature win? Brian and Brent McLean both should good speed at Sunset Speedway last weekend that could carry over to feature win #1 for either team. #88 Ryan Dick will be making the 6 hour haul to the speedway, and will be looking to return to the podium for the third time this season. Rookie contenders Tommy Robb and Dustin Jackson find themselves top 5 in the points and could very easily pull off a victory this weekend. Gary Elliott will make start #701 this weekend in his #36 modified and will be looking to rebound from a disappointing finish last Sunday
Current weather forecast: Sunny and 25c (pack the sunscreen)
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Biederman Weekend See’s Two First Time Hanover Holiday Feature Winners

Biederman Weekend See’s Two First Time Hanover Holiday Feature Winners

Location: Sunset Speedway June 28 -29, 2014
What won the race: Night 1 The start of the first 30 lap feature event saw the #47 of Brian McLean and #7 of Brent McLean lead the field to green. Both teams have suffered some bad luck in the past few weeks and both were looking to score their first victory of the 2014 season. Brian got the jump on Brent and lead for the first 3 laps of the event. Fourth starting #26 of Terry Baker quickly moved up from his fourth starting sport to take the lead on lap four. The rookie driver had his mirror filled with veterans for the entire race. Gary McLean was the first to challenge Baker for the lead but a tire with a slow leak sidelined the two time champion late in the going. Next to mount a challenge was the #14 of Davey Terry. From lap 18 on, Davey tried everything he could to make the pass to record his first feature win in the series. The #26 played defence over the final couple of laps as the two battled for the lead. With one last ditch effort Davey tried to stick the #14 on the outside but the door was slammed shut by the #26 of Baker. When the checker flag waved it was #26 Terry Baker picking up his first feature win, followed closely by the #14 of Davey Terry and #47 Brian McLean recorded his best feature finish of the season with a well deserved 3rd place run.
Night 2 of the Biederman Memorial the Hanover Holiday Modifieds where again ready to show the fans some great open wheel competition. The #82 of Justin DeMelo and #14 Davey Terry brought the field to green. On lap two of the event Davey placed the #14 in front of the field and looked to have the field covered. At times the #14 had close to a half track lead on the field. However as in racing it is not over till it is over. A late race caution bunched the field up and now the #26L of Cayden Lapcevich making his first ever modified start and the #8 of Gary McLean to his back bumper for a restart with 3 laps to go. Davey choose the inside line to start giving the #26L the outside for the restart. The two raced side by side for the first lap with the #14 slipping just slightly giving Lapsevich the opening he needed to make the pass. Cayden would go on to lead the final two laps holding off the #8 of Gary McLean to record his first ever Hanover Modified feature event, with second to McLean and with a disappointed but still smiling Davey Terry in third.
All weekend each and every modified driver showed the race fans why they are the fastest growing series in Ontario. With some great side by side completion and some great display of racing in both feature events, it is safe to say open wheel racing is alive and well right now and for many years to come.
Also just wanted to put a shout out to Bill Burrows a racing legend who made his first OSCAAR start in over a year. The 70 something driver showed that he can still get out there and play with young guns of OSCAAR
Rookie Battle: Terry Baker was the top finishing rookie on Saturday. Max Beyore in the #91N continues to impress with 8TH place finish Saturday and 4th on Sunday. Tommy Robb scored a 6th place and a 7th place finish to be the most consistent rookie of the weekend. Young Dustin Jackson recorded a10th place finish on Saturday and backed that up with a 5th place on Sunday. Chad Strawn was back from in the car after eye surgery and recorded a 9th and 15th place finishes on the weekend. Gary Elliott celebrated his 700th consecutive start on Sunday and recorded a 18th place finish and a 11th on the Saturday. Drew Stieler finally got that monkey off their back with a 13th place and a 12th place finish each day.
Car Count: 18 (Saturday) 18 (Sunday)
Top Five in Points: 1st #8 Gary McLean 328 pts, 2nd #91N Max Beyore 323 pts, 3rd #14 Davey Terry 308 pts, 4th #88r Tommy Robb 300 pts, 5th #61 Dustin Jackson 295 pts
Heat Race Winners Night #1: #91N Max Beyore x2, #82 Justin DeMelo, #8 Gary McLean x2, #14 Davey Terry
Top Qualifier: #91N Max Beyore

Feature Finish: Night #1 1st #26 Terry Baker(r), 2nd #14 Davey Terry,3rd #47 Brian McLean,4th #82 Justin DeMelo,5th #2 Matt Barton,6th #88r Tommy Robb(r),7th #67jr Branden Bullen,8th #91N Max Beyore(r),9th Chad Strawn(r),10th #61 Dustin Jackson(r),11th #36 Gary Elliott(r),12th #88 Ryan Dick,13th #99 Drew Stieler(r), 14th #65 Bill Burrows,15th #19 Dean Scott,16th #8 Gary McLean,17th #7 Brent McLean,18th Mike Westwood
Heat race winners: Night #2 #7 Brent McLean, #82 Justin Demelo,#88r Tommy Robb,#8 Gary McLean,#14 Davey Terry,#26L Cayden Lapcevich
Top Qualifier: #7 Brent McLean
Feature Finish: Night #2 1st #26L Cayden Lapcevich,2nd #8 Gary McLean,3rd #14 Davey Terry,4th #91N Max Beyore(r),5th 61 Dustin Jackson(r),6th #2 Matt Barton,7th #88r Tommy Robb(r),8th 88 Ryan Dick,9th #39 Shane Stickle,10th #79 John Harper,11th #7 Brent McLean, 12th #99 Drew Stieler(r), 13th #67jr Branden Bullen,14th 77 Chad Strawn(r),15th #47 Brian McLean,16th #65 Bill Burrows, 17th #36 Gary Elliott(r), 18th Justin DeMelo
Next Series Event: Capital City Speedway July 5th racing starts at 2:00pm
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