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OSCAAR Drivers Ready For Chase For the Colours

OSCAAR Drivers Ready For Chase For the Colours

In what has become a yearly tradition the August long weekend means it is time for the drivers of OSCAAR to tackle Peterborough Speedway. For the past three years this event has taken on a new meaning when it became the Chase for the Colours.

The Autumn Colours Classic is the biggest event in racing in Ontario and the event where all three of the 2015 OSCAAR Champions will be crowned. The Chase of the Colours this weekend will make two drivers very happy heading into the yearend event. The drivers that finish first and second in each of the features this weekend will lock themselves into those positions for the year end event.

Everyone knows the pressure that is on the drivers that weekend and to have that security to be locked in is something that every driver would love to have.

The Dickies Outlaws brought to you by London Recreational Racing will be closing out the night with a 50 lap main event. The action is always hot and fast at the 1/3 mile oval and the Outlaws will keep you on the edge of your seat all night. Home track advantage is what just what the b10 of Kelly Balson and the #54 of Mike Beyore will both be looking for. The two have been fast all year and still on the search for their first series feature win.

The HOOSIER Mods are set to show the fans the high speed action of open wheel racing at its best. With four different feature winners so far in 2015 it is anyone’s guess what might happen this weekend. There are three rookie HOOSIER Mod drivers that call Peterborough Speedway home. The #63 of John Baker Jr, the #79h of Cory Horner and the #09 of Dan Price would all love nothing better than to get that win in front of the home town crowd this weekend.

The Midas of Orangville Midget will be making their 3rd appearance of 2015 this weekend. The two previous races have produced some wild action and fans can be assured of the same this weekend. The #83 of Jamie Bound has won the past couple of feature events, but last time #2 Jessica James had her second feature locked up till mechanical issues sidelined her late in the race. The #84 of Richard Woodland picked up a feature win earlier in the season at Peterborough and fans can expect to see him back up front this weekend. With a full field of midgets expected fans can expect to see some great racing action from the drop of the green flag to the checker.

Prior to racing Peterborough Speedway and OSCAAR will be hosting a pre race corn roast as a thank you to all the great fans that come out each week and support the races. The corn will be ready by 5:00pm with the first green flag of the night at 6:00pm. Fans will also want to ensure they get their copy of the 25th Anniversary OSCAAR Program as well.

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One Wild Weekend of Racing at The Beach

One Wild Weekend of Racing at The Beach

While many people were suffering through a wet rainy Saturday, the race fans where enjoying the hot summer weather that had made Sauble Beach famous. A near capacity crowd filled the stands and where ready for some exciting racing action, that Sauble Speedway is famous for.

Dickies / London Recreational Racing Outlaw Action: A very competitive and fast field signed in to battle for the fifty lap main event. The first order of business would be qualifying whereOSCAAR @ Sauble Speedway 2015 Heat 2 (2 of 4) we would see some new names in victory lane. The #07 of Todd Campbell would pick up heat race one, and the b10 of Kelly Balson would take the victory in heat race #2 rounding out first round qualifying. Picking up his first checker flag in 2015 was the #84 of JR Fitzpatrick in heat 3, with Sean Grosman in the #29 taking the win in the final heat race. The stage was set for the 50 lap main event as the #29 of Grosman and the #17 of Cornelius would lead the field to the green flag. An incident in turn one on the start involving the #07 of Campbell and the #7 of Derrick Tiemersma would see a complete restart in order. It was on lap three that the worst accident in OSCAAR history occurred. The #89c of Shawn Chenoweth was on the outside of the #29 of Grosman and 47m of McLean when the 89c climbed the wall. The car became air born and tore out a huge section of the safety fence, along with damaging the starter stand. The emergency crew, along with the OSCAAR officials were right on the scene to ensure that everyone was ok. Thankfully all drivers were able to walk away from the accident. Also the safety fence did its job but unfortunately it could not be replaced and the event had to be called at lap 3. The safety that these drivers build into these cars is second to none, and it was for that reason that all drivers walked away with no injuries. Work is underway to repair some cars, but unfortunately this will be the end of the #89c season in the series. On a personal note I never like seeing cars wrecked, but most importantly I was very happy to see all my friends were able to walk away from that accident to race again another day.

As a result of the feature being incomplete, all drivers in attendance were awarded 40 show up points along with their heat race points earned.

Dickies / London Recreational Racing top 5: 1st #17 Kevin Cornelius 269 pts, 2nd b10 241 pts, 3rd 22 Glenn Watson 233 pts, 4th #82 Corey Jones 231 pts, 5th #29 Sean Grosman 230 pts

Inside Track Hard Charger: 1st #17 Kevin Cornelius 25pts, 2nd #39 Shane Gowan 18 pts, 3rd #13 Gary Passer 14 pts, 4th #27 Roy Passer 11 pts, 5th #29 Sean Grosman 10 pts

The HOOSIER Mods: A very impressive field of 19 of the best open wheel modifieds in the province where ready to do battle at the beach. First up for the mods would be the qualifying rounds OSCAAR @ Sauble Speedway 2015 Modified Top 3 (8 of 8)which again would see some new faces in victory lane. Starting the night off would be a familiar sight with the #8 of Gary McLean picking up heat race #1. Keeping the McLean name in victory lane would be Brian as he parked the #47 in victory circle for heat race #2 and #5 making Brian the top qualifier on the night. After Peterborough Speedway was rained out the #77 of Chad Strawn made the long trip to Sauble and would pick up heat race #3. A first time heat race winner in the series would be #19 Dean Scott who picked up heat race #4 and Brad Pearsall would pick up his first on the night with a win in heat race #6 in his #15b modified. The field was set for the 30 lap feature event but the green flag as short lived as a spin in turn two would force a complete restart. It was there that things went bad, as a spin at the front of the field stacked up and sent the field scattering trying to avoid the accident. The #88 of Ryan Dick received possibly the worst of the deal has his car laid on its roof just past the starters stand. Thankfully Ryan was able to emerge from his car with minor scratches. In speaking to Ryan yesterday the team is already on the search for a new chassis and hopes to be back in action my late August of this year. This accident also sidelined the #8 of Gary McLean, the #2 of Matt Barton who was making his tour debut, along with the #19 of Dean Scott. When the green flag waved it was the #36 of Gary Elliott taking command until Chad Strawn put the #77 at the front of the field. It was on a lap 15 restart that saw the 77 of Strawn line up beside the #15b of Pearsall. The two dragged race down the back stretch with Pearsall getting the advantage coming out of turn 4. From there on out it was all Brad Pearsall at the front as he opened up his lead and claimed his first HOOSIER Modified feature win of his career. Chad Strawn would hold on for second place followed by the #39 of Shane Stickle. On the opening lap the #88r of Tommy Robb would find himself in the wall in turn 3 suffering heavy damage. In speaking to Tommy, he has decided to step back from the tour to rebuild and regroup with plans to return to the tour in 2016. This is one team that has had their share of bad luck, all the fans of OSCAAR look forward to the #88r return to the series.

HOOSIER MOD FEATURE FINISH: 1ST #15B Brad Pearsall, 2nd #77 Chad Strawn, 3rd #39 Shane Stickel, 4th#63 John Baker Jr, 5th #36 Gary Elliott, 6th #20 Mike Hearty, 7th #79h Cory Horner, 8th #99 AJ Emms, 9th #96k Monty Kelly, 10th #47 Brain McLean, 11th #13eh Mark Saul, 12th #10 Rob Di Venanzo, 13th #19 Dean Scott, 14th #8 Gary McLean, 15th #88 Ryan Dick, 16th #2 Matt Barton, 17th #79 John Harper,18th #88r Tommy Robb, 19th #12 David Balych DNS

HOOSIER MOD TOP 5: 1ST #8 Gary McLean 339 pts, 2nd #77 Chad Strawn 314 pts, 3rd #36 Gary Elliott 309 pts, 4th #79h Cory Horner 302 pts, 5th #63 John Baker JR 299 pts

Inside Track Hard Charger: 1st #79 Cory Horner 25 pts, 2nd #20 Mike Hearty 24 pts, 3rd #88r Tommy Robb 22 pts, 4th #8 Gary McLean 20 pts, 5th #12 David Balych

The Midas of Orangeville Midgets : Coming off a busy weekend at Peterborough Speedway, 25 Midas Midgets would sign in to do battle this weekend at Sauble Speedway for a 25 lap mainOSCAAR @ Sauble Speedway 2015 Top 3 (6 of 6) event. Prior to the feature the fans were treated to some great heat race action. The first heat would see the #62 of Rob McCall take the victory. Current points leader would add a little padding to that lead with a victory in heat race #2 . Rob McCall would serve notice in heat race #3 that he might be the man to beat at Sauble Speedway by picking up his second win of the night. The final heat race would see a familiar face smiling for the camera as the #83 of Jamie Bound picked up the win. The 25 lap feature event would see the #2 of Jessica James and #48 Brian Woodland lead them to the green. The past weeks has seen the #2 of James battling for wins, but motor gremlins would sideline Jessica to the pits on lap 2 of the feature. By then the #83 of Jamie Bound had made his way to the front of the field and set sail leading the next 23 laps to pick up another feature win. The action is always fast and furious with the midgets, as drivers jockey for track position as the laps wind down. Keeping it a family affair the #5 of Jody Bound took home a second place finish. #57 Shawn Stanley recorded his best ever OSCAAR Midget finish with a third place in the feature event. With no time to rest the teams are hard at work preparing for this coming Saturdays racing action at Peterborough Speedway.

Midas of Orangeville Midgets Feature Finish: 1st #63 Jamie Bound, 2nd #5 Jody Bound, 3rd #57 Shawn Stanley, 4th #62 Rob McCall, 5th #42 Brian McDonald, 6th #84 Brian Woodland, 7th #7 Brent Vincent, 8th #37 Steve Lassman, 9th #8 Larry Lawson, 10th #85 Rob Summers, 11th #86 Raynor Vickers, 12th #98 Kevin Spiez, 13th #71 Wayne McGibbon, 14th #69 Wally Wilson, 15th #18 Paul Drananoc,16th #48 Brian Woodland,17th #75 James Stanley, 18th #74 David Gallinger, 19th #26 Katherine Summers, 20th #13 Craig Deacon, 21st #2 Jessica James, 22nd #77 James Rodgers, 23rd #24 Ryan Brown, 24th #28 Bob Ross, 25th #11 Paul Dermo DNS

Midas of Orangeville Top 5: 1st #5 Jody Bound 455 pts, 2nd #18 Paul Drananoc 437 pts, 3rd #48 Brain Woodland 415 pts, 4th #84 Richard Woodland 404 pts, 5th #42 Brian McDonald 403 pts

Inside Track Hard Charger: 1st #86 Raynor Vickers 26 pts, 2nd #83 Jamie Bound 25 pts, 3rd #48 Brian Woodland – #98 Kevin Spiez 24 pts, #57 James Stanley 21 pts

Photo Credit: Todd D Walden

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OSCAAR Preparing To “Hit the Beach” This Weekend

OSCAAR Preparing To “Hit the Beach” This Weekend

The cars and stars of all three of OSCAAR’s premier divisions are heading to Sauble Beach for their annual visit to Sauble Speedway.

Kevin Cornelius will be looking to extend his perfect feature victory record in Dickies / London Recreational Racing Outlaw Action. A competitive field will be looking to remove the #17 from the top podium spot. Leading that charge will be two drivers looking for their first feature win in OSCAAR. The b10 of Kelly Balson and #82 of Cory Jones would love nothing better than to be celebrating victory as The Beach. Glenn Watson has tasted victory before at Sauble Speedway and has been getting ever closer to returning to victory lane. Perhaps the rookie Sean Grosman in his #29 machine will show the veterans how to get it done. Fans will want to be watching for the #84 of JR Fitzpatrick who is looking to shake that monkey off his back. Todd Campbell in his #07 will be returning to the place where he recorded his best ever finish in OSCAAR, the quite guy might just catch them all sleeping this weekend. Sauble Speedway regular Doug Wilson is expected to be in attendance along with 2014 OSCAAR Champion #81 of Andrew Gressel.

The HOOSIER Mods are set to bring the fans of Sauble Speedway some great open wheel racing this weekend. Gary McLean and his #8 was out showing the fans last week what they can expect to see this weekend. Gary has a pretty good grasp on the points lead at this time but there is still plenty of racing left to do. Gary Elliott in his #36 will be looking to erase some of those points this weekend with another strong run. The rookies of Cory Horner and John Baker Jr have served notice that they are ready to race with the leaders and could record their first feature win in the series. Veteran Brian McLean has been slowly working his way into the points race and with experience on his side he could just be the one to get the job done Saturday. Scheduled to make their 2015 race season debut is the #2 of Matt Barton who has had strong runs at Sauble. Rob Di Venanzo in his #10 modified will be making his first ever start in the series. The former TQ Midget stand out will be looking to draw on that experience this weekend.

The Midas of Orangeville Midgets have had a busy race season, but the teams are excited to return to Sauble Speedway for their only visit in 2015. After an exciting event at Peterborough Speedway last week which left some teams licking their wounds and others celebrating in victory lane, fans will see a great field of cars this weekend again. The championship points race is the tightest in all of racing in Ontario with a mere two points separating the top two. Jody Bound in his #5 is currently sitting in first with the #18 of Paul Drananoc in second, who is still searching for his first feature win of 2015. Brian Woodland has been having a great consistent season and currently sits in third place in points, and within easy striking distance of the leaders. Richard Woodland lead the points early this year but some bad luck has him sitting in fourth place, but look for him to rebound to reclaim that top spot. Brian McDonald rounds out the top five. Jessica James in her #2 and Jamie Bound in the #83 have been the cars to beat the past couple of weeks. A full field of Midgets are expected this week that will see both the #13 of Craig Deacon and the #69 of home town driver Wally Wilson returning to action after both being upside down last weekend at Peterborough Speedway.

Racing action is set to get underway at 7:00pm on Saturday July 25th at Sauble Speedway. Please ensure to visit www.oscaar.ca for all the latest updates.

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Kevin Cornelius Still Having Perfect Season, Justin Demelo Defends Home Turf

Kevin Cornelius Still Having Perfect Season, Justin Demelo Defends Home Turf

Delaware Speedway played host to the Dickies Outlaws and the Hoosier Modifieds on July 10th. During the off season the management of Delaware asked their fans what series they would most like to see back at the ½ mile oval in 2015. The over whelming answer was OSCAAR and the fans came out in huge numbers to support the return of the series. They enjoyed the high speed of the Outlaws along with the great open wheeled action of the mods.

The racing results at the end of the night will show home town and fan favorite Justin DeMelo celebrating his first OSCAAR win of 2015, and Kevin Cornelius who is still having that perfect season winning streak.

Dickies Outlaws By London Recreational Racing:

It had been three years since the familiar sound and speed of the Outlaws had raced at Delaware Speedway. The previous visit would see 5 time OSCAAR Champion Rob Clarke take the win and the familiar #49 was back in action Friday in front of his home town fans. Unfortunately an incident on lap one would end “The Champs” hopes of defending the race win. In preliminary race action would see the #17 of Kevin Cornelius, the #7 of Derrick Tiemersma , the #49 of Clarke and the#54 of Mike Beyore all pick up wins, to set the field for the 50 lap main event. The field would be lead to green by the #54 of Beyore and the #82 of Corey Jones, with Beyore getting the lead for the first few laps. On lap three the familiar #89c of Shawn Chenoweth making his second start of the season would firmly plant himself in the lead spot. It was during one of the cautions that Mike Beyore would be overcome with fumes and be forced to park his car for the night. Chenoweth would continue to hold off all challengers until lap 28 when the #17 of Cornelius would make his move for the lead. Following the #17 was the very familiar #10 of Jesse Kennedy who was making his first start of the 2015 season with the tour, and was coming off a big pro late model series win a couple of weeks earlier. The #10 would try everything to get around the 17 but would have to settle for a second place finish at the end. Sitting back watching the great battle up front was the #7 of Derrick Tiemersma who would record his first podium finish of 2015 with a third place run. The #22 of Glenn Watson would record his best finish of the young season with a fourth place followed by sophomore driver #b10 Kelly Balson.

Dickies Outlaws By London Recreational Racing Feature Finish Delaware: 1st #17 Kevin Cornelious, 2nd #10 Jesse Kennedy, 3rd #7 Derrick Tiemersma, 4th #22 Glenn Watson, 5th #b10 Kelly Balson, 6th #82 Cory Jones, 7th #29 Sean Grosman, 8th #27 Roy Passer, 9th #39 Shane Gowan, 10th #89c Shawn Chenoweth, 11th #91 Mike Westwood, 12th #84 JR Fitzpatrick, 13th #54 Mike Beyore, 14th #42 Tyler Hawn, 15th #52 Gary Passer, 16th #49 Rob Clarke, 17th #40p Charlie Gallant

Current top 5 in points: 1st #17 Kevin Cornelius 219pts, 2nd #b10 Kelly Balson 191 pts, 3rd #82 Cory Jones 185 pts, 4th #22 Glenn Watson 182 pts, 5th #29 Sean Grosman 180 pts

Inside Track Hard Charger: 1st #17 Kevin Cornelius 25 pts, 2nd #39 Shane Gowan 18 pts, 3rd #13 Gary Passer 14 pts, 4th #27 Roy Passer 11 pts, 5th #29 Sean Grosman – #22 Glenn Watson 10 pts

HOOSIER Modifieds:

The Hoosier Mod and modified racing has a long tradition at the ½ mile oval just outside of Komoka Ontario. This Friday would see 19 of the best in Ontario sign in for competition. This event would see four teams make their 2015 debut. The #5 of DJ Christie has a lot of laps in a late model at Delware, but this was the debut of the #5 mod as they prepare for a full season in 2015. Monty Kelly in the 96k returned to the tour for the first time, some bad luck in the feature event would not give the team the results they hoped for but they will be ready to tackle Sauble in a few weeks. The #26 of Terry Baker returned to OSCAAR competition taking an advantage of an off weekend from his pro late model. Rookie contender #41 Duane Cinnamon made his first series start along with veteran #79 John Harper who made his first start since his hard crash at Autumn Colours in 2014. The four heat races would see the #12 of David Balych, #8 Gary McLean each getting a win, with Justin DeMelo picking up two qualifying wins. The 25 lap main event would be lead to the green by the #8 of McLean and the #99 of AJ Emms, but it would not take long for the top qualifier of DeMelo to assert that power at the front of the field. Justin would lead 21 of the 25 lap feature event. Behind him there was some serious racing going on as everyone was jockeying for position hoping to take a run at the #82. When the checkerflag waved the #82 had built up a near 4 second lead over second place #63 John Baker JR, 3rd place #8 Gary McLean, 4th place #26 of Terry Baker and 5th place #47 Brian McLean. The Mod drivers will now enjoy a well earned weekend off before resuming the racing action at Sauble Speedway on July 25th.

Hoosier Mod feature finish Delaware Speedway: 1st #82 Justin DeMelo, 2nd #63 John Baker JR, 3RD #8 Gary McLean, 4th #26 Terry Baker, 5th #47 Brian McLean, 6th #19 Dean Scott, 7th #77 Chad Strawn, 8th #20 Mike Hearty, 9th #12 David Balych, 10th #5 DJ Christie, 11th #88 Ryan Dick, 12th #79h Cory Horner, 13th #88r Tommy Robb, 14th #36 Gary Elliott, 15th #41 Duane Cinnamon, 16th #99 AJ Emms, 17th #09 Dan Price, 18th #96k Monty Kelly, 19th #79 John Harper

Hoosier Tire Lucky Position: #88r Tommy Robb for finishing 13th in the feature event

Hoosier Mods Top 5 in points: 1st #8 Gary McLean 281 pts, 2nd #77 Chad Strawn 245pts, 3rd #36 Gary Elliott 244 pts, 4th 79h Cory Horner 243 pts, 5th #63 John Baker Jr 235 pts

Inside Track Hard Charger: 1st #88r Tommy Robb 22 pts, 2nd #8 Gary McLean 20 pts, 3rd #12 David Balych – #79 Cory Horner 17 pts, 5th #47 Brian McLean 16 pts

Photo Credit: Todd  Walden

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Outlaws and Mods Heading to Delaware Speedway

Outlaws and Mods Heading to Delaware Speedway

With Mother Nature coming out on top at Sunset Speedway, the OSCAAR teams are excited to be heading to Delaware Speedway this Friday. With the rain giving the teams that extra time off they are all anxious to get back to the track. The big half mile track is the biggest on the circuit and gives the teams the chance to really stretch the gas pedal and provide the fans with some great high speed racing action.

OSCAAR is also pleased to present their 25th Anniversary Series Program this weekend. With over fifty pages of history including articles, photos, a full current driver profile pages for all three divisions. This magazine will definitely be something that every race fan will need in their collection.

Dickies Outlaw Super Late Models presented by London Recreational Racing:

It has been three years since the Outlaws last competed at Delaware Speedway. This event will be the third of season and could prove to be critical in the points chase. Current championship leader and winner of the first two events of 2015 #17 Kevin Cornelius will be seeing Delaware Speedway for the first time this Friday. Kelly Balson has started off the season with two podium finishes and has some experience which just maybe enough to give the team their first feature win. Todd Campbell also has laps under his belt in late models at Delaware and is quietly sitting in third place in points, Todd might just sneak in take one when his competitors least expect it. Several teams have been at Delaware Speedway practicing leading up to this event. The #84 of JR Fitzpatrick probably has the most laps in various types of race cars and will be looking to shake the bad luck monkey off his back this Friday. Corey Jones finds himself in fourth place in points after two events, and the #82 has also been turning laps prior to this event, as the team edges closer to their first feature win in the series. This Friday will also be the return of two OSCAAR veterans who have both tasted victory at Delaware before. The familiar #10 of Jesse Kennedy pulled off an impressive pro late model win the other week and will be looking for his second career feature win with OSCAAR this Friday. The 5 time OSCAAR Champion #49 of Rob Clarke is ready to return to action to defend his home turf. Delaware Speedway was the site of Rob’s last feature win with the series. Both drivers will also be at select other races in 2015. The great fans of OSCAAR asked for the Outlaws back and they will not be disappointed with the great racing action.

Dickies, Presented by London Recreational Racing Points: #17 Kevin Cornelius 147 pts, 2nd #b10 Kelly Balson 130 pts, 3rd #07 Todd Campbell 126 pts, 4th #82 Cory Jones 123 pts, 5th #29 Sean Grosman – #54 Mike Beyore 122 pts

Inside Track Motorsports News Hard Charger Points: 1st #17 Kevin Cornelius 17pts, 2nd #13 Gary Passer 14 pts, 3rd #51 Mike Bentley 10 pts, 4th #39 Shane Gowan 9 pts, 5th #42 Tyler Hawn 9 pts

HOOSIER Modifieds

The HOOSIER Mods also enjoyed an unexpected week off and are set to return to action this Friday at Delaware Speedway. The previous event saw the Mods at the tight confines of Full Throttle Speedway a drastic change from the big half mile at Delaware Speedway. The track has a long history of modified racing and the fans continue to come out and support their favorite drivers when the tour rolls into town. The regulars of the Mod Tour know that the home town boys will be out to defend their home turf, which always provides great racing action. Three time champion Gary McLean continues to lead the points and has had success at Delaware before and will be looking for feature win #3 of the season. #39 of Shane Stickle picked up the win at Full Throttle and will be a serious contender this weekend. Gary Elliott continues to impress in the mod and is currently second in points coming off a strong second place run at The Woolner Memorial. The Rookies are all anticipating their first try at Delaware and fans could very easily witness a first time winner of the series. There are several teams looking to make this event their first start of the 2015 season. Most notably TJ Woolsey recently acquired a modified and is working hard to debut this Friday. John Harper, Terry Baker and Monty Kelly are all scheduled to be in attendance this weekend.

The Delaware fans love the open wheel Mods, and the tour is ready to provide them with some great racing action this weekend!

HOOSIER MOD Points: 1st #8 Gary McLean 217 pts, 2nd #36 Gary Elliott 190, 3rd #79h Cory Horner 187 pts, 4th #77 Chad Strawn 186 pts, 5th #63 John Baker JR 173 pts

Inside Track Magazine Hard Charger: 1st #8 Gary McLean- #88r Tommy Robb 20 pts, 2nd #12 David Balych – #79h Cory Horner 17 pts, 3rd #36 Gary Elliott 14 pts

Rookie Points: 1st #79h Cory Horner 11 pts, 2nd #99 AJ Emms 9 pts, 3rd #12 David Baylch 8 pts, 4th #63 John Baker Jr – #20 Mike Hearty 7 pts

Photo’s by Dan Little Jr Photography

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Three Drivers Make it a Clean Sweep at Sunset Speedway

Three Drivers Make it a Clean Sweep at Sunset Speedway

For the second time in 2015, Sunset Speedway hosted OSCAAR with all three of their touring divisions. Fans were treated to an on track autograph session before settling into their seats for a great night of racing action. With the pre-race ceremonies in the book it was time to get down for some on track racing excitement.

Dickies Outlaw Super Late Models presented by London Recreational Racing:

With the previous weeks event at Flamboro Speedway cancelled the Outlaws were ready to get back on track. The heat races showed that these teams came to race. Heat #1 would see the #7 of Derrick Tiemersma pick up his first checker flag of 2015. Current point leader #17 Kevin Cornelius would pick up the wins in heat #2 and #3. Also getting his first checker of the year was the #22 of Glenn Watson in heat #4. The fifty lap feature event would be the final event of the evening and it was well worth the wait. The #b10 of Kelly Balson and the #54 of Mike Beyore would lead the field to green with Beyore getting the jump on the field. Mike was back in his familiar ride and would lead the field for the first twelve laps of the event. The fastest car all night had been the #7 of Derrick Tiemersma and on lap thirteen used all that power to move to lead. Derrick had opened up a half lap lead on the rest of the field until a late race caution would bunch the field up for a restart. With the #7 taking the high lane that left the bottom for #17 of Kevin Cornelius who had worked his way up to second place. The restart would see some contact with the #7 getting into the outside retaining wall. The resulting damage would sideline the #7 on lap 42 and see their hopes of feature win fade away. It was now the #17 and #54 lining up for the restart with the #17 getting the advantage and going on to take their second feature win of 2015. Mike Beyore recorded his best feature finish in OSCAAR with a second place run, with Kelly Balson in the B10 rounding out the podium. Rookie contender #29 of Sean Grossman battled back from being a lap down to record his best OSCAAR finish in fourth place. Glenn Watson recovered from their opening weekend motor issues to round out the top five at the conclusion of the feature event.

The outlaws are now off to regroup until the series returns to Sunset Speedway on June 27th, an event no one will want to miss.

Feature Finish: 1st #17 Kevin Cornelius, 2nd #54 Mike Beyore, 3rd #b10 Kelly Balson, 4th #29 Sean Grossman, 5th #22 Glenn Watson, 6th #07 Todd Campbell, 7th #42 Tyler Hawn, 8th #40p Charlie Gallant, 9th #82 Cory Jones, 10th #39 Shane Gowan, 11th #13 Gary Passer, 12th #84 JR Fitzpatrick, 13th #7 Derrick Tiemersma, 14th #3 Rob Gibson, 15th #71c Ethan Cournyea, 16th #27 Roy Passer

Inside Track Motorsports News Hard Charger Points: 1st #17 Kevin Cornelius 17pts, 2nd #13 Gary Passer 14 pts, 3rd #51 Mike Bentley 10 pts, 4th #39 Shane Gowan 9 pts, 5th #42 Tyler Hawn 9 pts

HOOSIER Modifieds

The Hoosier Modifieds put on some great open wheel action for the fans Saturday night. With 19 drivers signed in for action, everyone was wondering was tonight the night that someone can stop the #8 of Gary McLean. With the qualifying heats up first, the #83 of Justin DeMelo making his first start of 2015 would pick up his first checker flag of the season. Heat race number two would see the closest finish in Hoosier Modified history with the #8 of McLean taking the win by less than 1000th of a second over the #77 of Chad Strawn. Heat #4 would see that same two battling it out again with the #8 of McLean besting the #77. The #14 of Davey Terry also made his first start of 2015 and recorded a victory in heat race #3. The 30 lap feature would see the #15 of Brad Pearsall line up beside outside pole starter #14 of Davey Terry. The #14 of Terry would jump out to an early lead for the first six laps of the event. Lucky lap seven would see the #15 of Pearsall make his move to the lead until lap ten when the #8 of Gary McLean would take over the top spot which he would hold onto to capture his second feature event of 2015. The hard charger of the event was the#79h of Cory Horner who started the event in thirteenth place. At the end of the event everyone was asking where the #79h came from and left people wondering if he had something for the #8 of McLean. Rounding out the top three was the #15 of Brad Pearsall who was making his first start of 2015 after taking a year off. Davey Terry and Ryan Dick rounded out the top five.

This coming weekend will see the Hoosier Modifieds heading to Full Throttle Motorsports Park for round 1 of the Rick Woolner Memorial. If you have never made the trip to Full Throttle this is the perfect opportunity to visit the home of the modifieds.

Hoosier Modified Feature Finish: (unofficial) 1st #8 Gary McLean, 2nd #79 Cory Horner, 3rd #15 Brad Pearsall, 4th #14 Davey Terry, 5th #36 Gary Elliott, 6th #63 John Baker JR, 7th ##88R Tommy Robb. 8TH #12 David Baylch, 9th #47 Brian McLean, 10th #99 AJ Emms, 11th #34 Joey Sagan, 12th #77 Chad Strawn, 13th #20 Mike Hearty, 14th #82 Justin DeMelo, 15th #09 Dan Price, 16th #21 Chris Milwain, 17th #13eh Mark Saul, 18th #19 Dean Scott dns, 19th #88 Ryan Dick dq post race tech.

Inside Track Motorsports News Hard Charger points: 1st #79h Cory Horner 17pts, 2nd #12 David Baylch 17pts, 3rd #8 Gary McLean 14 pts, 4th #88r Tommy Robb 14pts, 5th #47 Brian McLean 10 pts

Hoosier Tire Award: Randon Position 10th in feature (picked by Donna) $50.00 gift certificate #99 AJ Emms

Midas of Orangeville Midgets:

The Midas of Orangeville Midgets have been the busiest touring group in Ontario so far in 2015, as they entered into their third event of the season this weekend. Thirty one teams signed in to do battle at Sunset Speedway. With the field divided into three heat race groups, everyone was hoping to make the top twenty in heat race points to avoid running the B main. Robin McLean in the #97 gave notice early that he would be one to watch in the feature event by picking up the checkers in heat #1 and heat #6. After missing the previous event at Peterborough Speedway the #83 was back and just as fast as ever as Jamie picked up wins in heat #2 and #5. Other heat race winners would be #5 Jody Bound and current points leader #84 Richard Woodland. The final 4 drivers to qualify out of the B Main would be the #77 of James Rodgers, #98 Kevin Spiez, #71 Wayne McKibbon and #13 Craig Deacon. With the 24 car field set for 25 laps of racing action it would not take long for the #83 of Jamie Bound to establish himself as the leader and the one to beat in the feature. However on a lap twelve restart the left front wheel would fall off entering turn two, thus ending his dominate performance. By this time lurking in the back ground was the #97 of Robing McLean who took over the top stop and would go on to record his first feature win of 2015 and completing a clean sweep on the night. After a rough outing at Peterborough Speedway the #5 of Jody Bound recorded at second place finish, with the #68 of Adam Carrothers rounding out the top three. Rookie Jim Rodgers in the #88 would be fourth and last week’s feature winner #84 Richard Woodland rounding out the top five.

The Midget teams will be joining the Modifieds at Full Throttle Speedway this coming Saturday for their fourth event of the season. With three different feature winners so far it is anyone’s guess who might be celebrating in victory lane this coming weekend.

Midas of Orangville Feature Finish: 1st #97 Robin McLean, 2nd #5 Jody Bound, 3rd #68 Adam Carrothers, 4th #88 Jim Rodgers, 5th #84 Richard Woodland, 6th #42 Brian MacDonald, 7th #57 James Stanley, 8th #17 Mike McLaughlin, 9th #48 Brain Woodland, 10th #62 Rob McCall, 11th #53 David Bradley, 12th #2 Jessica James, 13th #98 Kevin Spiez, 14th #24 Ryan Brown, 15th #71 Wayne McKibbon, 16th #18 Paul Draganoc, 17th #83 Jamie Bound, 18th #75 Shawn Stanley, 19th 11 Paul Dermo, 20th #77 James Rodgers, 21st #3 Lorne Van Dusen, 22nd #13 Craig Deacon, 23rd #8 Larry Lawson dns, 24th #74 David Gallinger

B feature: 1st #77 James Rodgers, 2nd #98 Kevin Spiez, 3rd #71 Wayne McKibbon 4th #13 Craig Deacon, 5th #69 Wally Wilson, 6th #86 Raynor Vickers, 7th #28 Bob Ross, #00 Brad Holmes dns, #26 Katherine Summers dns, #85 Rob Summers dns, #51 Shawn Stones dns

Inside Track Motorsports News Hard Charger points: 1st #26 Katherine Summers – #17 Mike McLaughlin 14 pts, 2nd #57 James Stanley 13 pts, 3rd #71 Wayne McKibbon 11 pts, 4th #69 Wally Wilson – #42 Brian McDonald 10pts

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OSCAAR’S 25th Anniversary Season Continues at Sunset Speedway

OSCAAR’S 25th Anniversary Season Continues at Sunset Speedway

Mother Nature may have taken the win last weekend. But it is a new week and Ontario’s premier racing teams are ready to kick the season back into high gear this weekend at Sunset Speedway. For the first time OSCAAR will showcase all three of their premier divisions with complete show on Saturday for the OSCAAR The Midas of Orangeville Midgets, The Hoosier Modifieds and The Dickies Outlaw Super Late Models. Fans will want to arrive early to take part in the prerace autograph session, where you can meet the cars and stars of the series.

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

The Dickies OSCAAR Outlaws presented by London Recreational Racing:

With the second event of the season losing out to weather last weekend, the Outlaws are set to return to Sunset Speedway for the second time in 2015. The opening round of the series would see preseason championship hopeful Kevin Cornelius picking up the feature win. Capturing his best series finish b10 Kelly Balson recorded a second place finish with #07 Todd Campbell rounding out the top three. The return to Sunset Speedway will see a couple of teams looking for redemption as the #29 of Sean Grosman and #84 JR Fitzpatrick showed the speed to win, but were both sidelined early. Several teams where very happy to have the extra week to prepare for this event. With the USA Memorial Day holiday it put several teams in jeporady of missing last weeks’ event. The rain dance worked and will allow the #22 of Glenn Watson, #7 Derrick Tiemersma and #42 Tyler Hawn to be ready for competition this coming weekend. The Outlaws are ready to show the fans some exciting racing this weekend with a complete show of heats and 50 lap feature event.

Top Five in Points: 1st #17 Kevin Cornelius 72pts, 2nd #b10 Kelly Balson 66pts, 3rd #07 Todd Campbell 64pts, 4th (tie) #82 Cory Jones – #40p Charlie Gallant 62 pts

Inside Track Hard Charger : 1st #51 Mike Bentley 10 pts, 2nd #39 Shane Gowan 9pts, 3rd #82 Cory Jones 8 pts, 4th #17 Kevin Cornelius 7pts, 5th #13 Gary Passer 6 pts

The HOOSIER OSCAAR Modified Series:

If fans were not at the opening Hoosier Modified event, they missed one of the best feature events of the Spring Velocity Weekend. The open wheel stars put on a great race through out the entire field. Gary McLean picked up his first feature win of the season, but I think he be the first one to say, the 2015 field is going to provide some great competition. The 30 lap feature event would see Gary have a race long battle with the #39 of Shane Stickle who did everything that he could hoping to record his first series win. Rounding out the top three was the #79h of Cory Horner, who gave notice although the rookies might have that yellow stripe on their cars, they are ready to compete with the veterans of the series. Several teams where looking to make their debut at Flamboro Speedway this past weekend, but the weather changed their plans. Fans can expect to see a full field of the top open wheeled Hoosier Modifieds this weekend at Sunset Speedway

Top Five in Points: 1st #8 Gary McLean 72pts, 2nd #39 Shane Stickle 70pts, 3rd #79h Cory Horner 69 pts, 4th #36 Gary Elliott 66 pts, 5th #77 Chad Strawn 65pts

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

The Midas of Orangeville Midget Series:

The Midas of Orangeville Midgets are the only OSCAAR series to have two events under their belts after a stand alone show at Peterborough Speedway. The season has seen some great racing, some accidents, two different feature winners heading into this weekends’ event at Sunset Speedway. After his feature win at Peterborough Speedway 2 weeks ago #84 Richard Woodland now sits atop of the 2015 season standings. With plenty of racing left in 2015, fans can expect to see every driver jockey for every position to gather those valuable championship points. To pick a favorite coming into this event is next to impossible. For the past two events the #18 of Paul Draganoc has been the top qualifier but has been shut of feature victory lane so far in 2015. Defending Champion #83 Jamie Bound missed the last event after picking up the first feature of the season. If the team hopes to defend this weekend will be the time to start to dig themselves out of that points hole they now find themselves in. With an average car count of 27 over the first two races, fans can once again look forward to another full field of Midas Midgets this weekend at Sunset Speedway.

Top Five in Points: 1st #84 Richard Woodland 133pts, 2nd #48 Brian Woodland 127 pts, 3rd #18 Paul Draganoc 127 pts, 4th #42 Brian MacDonald 126 pts, 5th #5 Jody Bound 122 pts

Inside Track Hard Charger: 1st #26 Katherine Summers – #17 Mike McLaughlin 14pts, 3rd #69 Wally Wilson 10pts, 4th #48 Brian Woodland 9 pts, 5th #83 Jamie Bound 8 pts

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

It is time to go racing !!!!

OSCAAR Racing is presented to race fans throughout Ontario with the help of several dedicated sponsors, including: Dickies, Gallinger Ford, Inside Track Motorsports News, Knightworks Design, Klotz Synthetics Canada, Hoosier Tire Canada, Finishline Fabricating, JBM Leasing Ltd., Jenco Equipment ,McGunegill Race Engines, Midas of Orangeville, Race2way.ca, South Shore Services, Sunoco Race Fuels

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Hoosier Modifieds Treat the Fans to a Great Day of Racing

Hoosier Modifieds Treat the Fans to a Great Day of Racing

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

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

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

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

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Spring Velocity at Sunset – Day 1 Recap

Spring Velocity at Sunset – Day 1 Recap

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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OSCAAR’S 25th Anniversary Season Gets Underway This Weekend

OSCAAR’S 25th Anniversary Season Gets Underway This Weekend

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

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

The Dickies OSCAAR Outlaws presented by London Recreational Racing:

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

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

The HOOSIER OSCAAR Modified Series:

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

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

The Midas of Orangeville Midget Series:

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

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

It is time to go racing !!!!

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London Recreational Racing Associate Sponsor for OSCAAR Super Late Models

London Recreational Racing Associate Sponsor for OSCAAR Super Late Models

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lets Go Racing!

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Midas of Orangeville Title Sponsor for OSCAAR Midgets for 2015

Midas of Orangeville Title Sponsor for OSCAAR Midgets for 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lets Go Racing!

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

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

Hoosier Racing Tire the official tire partner of OSCAAR

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lets Go Racing!

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

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

Dickies the official work wear partner of OSCAAR.

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

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

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

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

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

Lets Go Racing!

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Inside Track Sponsors OSCAAR Hard Charger Award

Inside Track Sponsors OSCAAR Hard Charger Award

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

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