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

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

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

Autumn Colours Championship Weekend October 10-12, 2014

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

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

Velocity Weekend September 27th – 28th At Sunset Speedway

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

Gary McLean Picks Up The Hanover Holidays Modified Series Feature Win

Location: Sunset Speedway, Lefroy Ontario May 18, 2014
What Won the race: #14 Davey Terry took advantage of his pole position in the thirty lap feature event to pace the field for the first ten laps. The team looked poised to finally claim their first feature win but defending champion and current point leader #8 Gary McLean had other place. A restart on lap eleven would be what McLean was searching for and was able to take the lead and pace the field for the final twenty laps of the feature event. Rookie driver and current second place sitter in the championship points #91n Max Beyore continued to put the pressure on McLean but had to settle for a second place finish. #7 Brent McLean returned to action this weekend after missing the past couple of races. The teams hard work was rewarded with a solid third place finish at the end of the feature. Gary Elliott scored another strong finish with a fourth place. In the closing laps the best race on the track was between #67w Tommy Walters and #61 of Dustin Jackson, with Jackson pulling off the pass on the hall of fame driver for a fifth place finish.
Bad Luck of the Event: #79 of John Harper suffered mechanical issues forcing the team to miss the feature event. After making repairs from the hard crash at Peterborough Speedway, the #47 of Brian McLean returned to action but was sidelined early in the feature event.
Rookie Battle: Five Hanover Holiday Modified Rookies where in attendance at Sunset Speedway. Pacing the rookie field was the #91n of Max Beyore, followed by #36 Gary Elliott, #61 Dustin Jackson #88r Tommy Robb and #99 Drew Stieler
Car Count: 16
Top Qualifier: #88 Ryan Dick
Pole Sitter: #14 Davey Terry
Heat Race Winners: #91n Max Beyore, #67w Tommy Walters, #14 Davey Terry, #88 Ryan Dick
Points Championship: 1st #8 Gary McLean 773 pts, 2nd #91n Max Beyore 755 pts, 3rd #36 Gary Elliott 705 pts, 4th #14 Davey Terry 684 pts, 5th #88r Tommy Robb 645 pts
Next Event: Velocity Weekend Sunset Speedway September 27 – 28, 2014
Feature Finish: 1) #8 Gary McLean, 2) #91n Max Beyore, 3) #7 Brent McLean, 4) #36 Gary Elliott, 5) #61 Dustin Jackson, 6) #67w Tommy Walters, 7) #39 Shane Stickle, 8) #34 Lane Zardo, 9) #88 Ryan Dick, 10) #88r Tommy Robb, 11) #14 Davey Terry, 12) #47 Brian McLean, 13) #65 Bill Burrows, 14) #47 Brian McLean, 15) #13 Bobby Tolton, 16) #79 John Harper dns
OSCAAR 2014 Partners: Crane Cams Hanover Holidays, Hoosier Tire, Jenco Equipment, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Knightworks Designs Ltd, McGunegill Engine Performance, Midas of Orangeville, North Toronto Auction, Ontario Oval, Race Time Radio, Race2way, Reinhardt Trailers, South Shore Services, Stefko Race Engines
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Photo Credit: Dan Little

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

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

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

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

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

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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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