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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.

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

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Klotz Canada is the Official Oil of OSCAAR

Klotz Canada is the Official Oil of OSCAAR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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OSCAAR Announces New Sponsor

OSCAAR Announces New Sponsor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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