Wayne McKibbon Looks to Carry Strong Momentum Forward


After just cracking the top-10 in points last year, Wayne McKibbon is having a great season thus far with five top-fives and six top-10s.

“It has been filled with ups and downs, but has been good so far,” he said. “Good racing with fellow racers.”

Each week, McKibbon has continued to worked his way closer to the front of the field, including his most fun moment of the year so far in finishing third at Flamboro a couple weeks ago.

Going into the second half, McKibbon is remaining focused and hopes to “win races and come home with the championship”. He currently sits second in points, 17 points behind point leader Brian MacDonald.

As we head into the second half of the year, the midgets will hit a couple different tracks across the province, some of which they’ve visited already this year and some fresh venues.

“l am looking forward to racing at Peterborough, and Grand Bend is my strongest track on the tour,” he said.

OSCAAR Pro Midgets at Grand Bend Speedway Preview


The last time the OSCAAR Pro Midgets were on track, the fans were cheering in amazement and shock by the action which occurred.
Inaugural Pro Midget feature winner Ted Greenwood enters this weekend confident following two wins and three top-two finishes starting the season.
Coming off a fourth earlier this month, Shawn Paul hopes to make it two wins on the season to go along with a win at Flamboro earlier this year.
Willy Northcott has been fast all three races, posting three podium finishes. Continuing to get faster, he will look to score the win this weekend.
Wally Wilson will make his third career start, hoping the have the issues which have plagued him so far worked out.
Glen Blaker will hope to have a strong run this weekend after finishing eighth in his series debut at Flamboro.
Jack Ackworth had one of the strongest debuts a couple weeks ago, finishing third at Flamboro Speedway. He’ll look to improve a couple spots at Grand Bend on Saturday.
Canadian Vintage Modified regular Cassidy March struggled in his debut with the series, but hopes to also have those issues worked out.
Jordan Hanna had one of the strongest debuts at Flamboro Speedway, running in the top-five till a brake fire after winning one of the qualifying heats. It’ll be interesting to see how he makes out at Grand Bend.
The full itinerary and prices can be found on the Grad Bend Speedway website at http://www.grandbendspeedway.com

Written by Ashley McCubbin

OSCAAR Super Late Models at Delaware Speedway Preview


After three solid races at Flamboro to start the year, the OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Models are set to head to Delaware Speedway for their fourth race of the year. With lots of experience throughout the field, there should be lots of great racing for the fans to see.
Shane Maginnis will be looking to get back to victory lane as he made his OSCAAR return in a big way in June with the win at Flamboro Speedway. He has one previous Delaware Speedway start, finishing 12th in 2012.
J.R. Fitzpatrick enters this weekend looking for his second straight win after posting a win at Flamboro two weeks ago. The Cambridge, Ontario native knows Delaware Speedway quite well with laps there in the past, and was running strongly last year before contact took him out of contention.
Four-time series champion Glenn Watson would love to get a win, and knows what it takes to get around the London, Ontario oval. In three previous OSCAAR starts at Delaware, he has a pair of top-fives. Watson could use a good run this weekend after mechanical issues a couple weeks ago.
Gary Passer has lots of experience in the OSCAAR ranks and hopes to continue his solid start this year after posting two consecutive top-five finishes. He has a best finish of ninth at Delaware Speedway.
After spending some time away, Jim Bowman made his return behind the wheel of a super late model this year. He got off to a solid start, posting a seventh place finish last month. However, a couple weeks ago saw a mechanical issue take him out of contention. He could use a good run this weekend.
Tyler Hawn started off this year well with three straight top-nine finishes. He has a best finish of 12th at Delaware.
Charlie Gallant knows what it takes to run well at Delaware as he finished eighth a couple years ago. He’s also done well so far this year, with a top-10 finish in each of the three races.
Roy Passer hopes to be at the front of the field after starting off the year with three consecutive podium finishes. He has done well at Delaware in the past, posting a runner-up finish in 2011.
Todd Campbell surprised a lot of people last year, posting five straight top-10 finishes. So far this year, he’s off to a solid start with a top-10 in each race, and continuing to get closer to the front. Delaware has treated him well in the past, with a sixth place finish in 2011.
With this weekend being such a big event for the tour, there are a slew of drivers who are set to make their 2016 OSCAAR debuts.
2014 OSCAAR Champion Andrew Gresel will be back behind the wheel this weekend, hoping to build on his success earlier this year at Delaware where he won a pair of pro late model events.
Five-time Series Champion Rob Clarke will be making his return following a heavy crash last year at Delaware Speedway. Before the crash, he was running in the top-five in contention for the win. Delaware has treated him well previously, though, as he won in 2011 and 2012.
Delaware Speedway favourite Jesse Kennedy was out testing earlier this week as he looks to improve on his runner-up finish last year. To go along with last year’s solid run, he finished fourth in 2012.
Delaware Super Stock regular Darrell Lake will be making his outlaw debut this weekend, driving a third entry for Fitzpatrick’s team.
Along with the OSCAAR Super Late Models at Delaware Speedway this Friday will be the OSCAAR Modifieds.
The full itinerary and prices can be found on the Delaware Speedway website at http://www.delawarespeedway.com.
By: Ashley McCubbin

OSCAAR Modifieds at Delaware Speedway Preview


Following an action packed couple of weeks at Flamboro Speedway, the OSCAAR Modifieds are set for their fifth race of the season as they head to Delaware Speedway on Friday night. It’s a night that is certain to thrill fans as they will join the OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Models in attendance.
Gary Elliott enters this weekend with momentum on his side following a pair of top-six finishes. Elliott has done well at Delaware Speedway in the past, finishing ninth in 2014 to go with a fifth place finish last fall. However, the spring saw him run into mechanical issues en route to a DNF.
The other Gary hopes to carry the recent momentum into this weekend following a pair of wins. Like most tracks on the tour, he has done well at Delaware in the past, posting a top-five finish in each of his seven previous starts, including a pair of victories.
John Harper is hoping for a solid run this weekend after having a start to the season. He has also performed well at Delaware, scoring an eighth in 2013 to go with a fourth place finish last year.
Dan Price will not be in attendance this weekend to drive his modified. Instead, it’ll be super late model driver Kelly Balson behind the wheel of the No. 09 Modified looking for glory.
Cory Horner enters this weekend with momentum after a fourth place finish a couple weeks ago. He has been solid at Delaware in the past, posting finishes of 12th and seventh last year to go with an eighth this year
A.J. Emms has always been quick as Delaware. Running in the top-five in July of last year, he got spun while running third. He then came back in September to post a third place finish, followed by a fourth in June. He enters this weekend with momentum following a third at Flamboro.
Luke Gignac hopes to keep his early season momentum going after posting a runner-up finish in the most recent race. He has one previous start at Delaware, finishing seventh.
Rob Divenanzo hopes to have a strong run in his second Delaware Speedway start after failing to finish in June. He is coming off of a seventh place finish at Flamboro.
After posting a DNF to start the year, Brian McLean came back with a runner-up finish in June, though posted a 12th place finish earlier this month. He will look to get back on track this weekend at Delaware Speedway where he has only one top-five in seven starts.
Ryan Dick also hopes to be in attendance as well, hoping to snatch his first Delaware Speedway top-five finish following a pair of top-nine finishes in the last two races.
Chris Milwain enters this weekend with momentum as he has finished third and eighth in his last two starts. Dale Reinhart is in the same boat, entering with a pair of ninth place finishes.
With Delaware Speedway, you always get a couple faces whom don’t follow the tour on a regular basis. Jeff Showler was the man in June at Delaware Speedway, scoring the win in his first career modified start. Meanwhile, Delaware Speedway veteran Justin Demelo finished second with Jay Christie fifth. These three will be looking to shake up the top-five once again on Friday.
The full itinerary and prices can be found on the Delaware Speedway website at http://www.delawarespeedway.com/.

By: Ashley McCubbin

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