Ted Greenwood Scores Second Straight Victory

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Ted Greenwood seems to have the magic ticket early in the OSCAAR Pro Midgets as he scored his second straight victory on Saturday night at Grand Bend Speedway. Notably, it marks his third win of the season.

Greenwood didn’t have it easy, though, as he had to fight off a strong charge from Cassidy March in the feature. The pair battled back and forth, with March getting to lead some of his first laps. March finished second for his first career OSCAAR podium finish.

Willy Northcott finished third for his fourth straight podium finish, while Wally Wilson fell out of the event on Lap 3 with a mechanical issue.

Northcott won the first heat of the evening ahead of Greenwood, Marsh, Wilson and Glen Balker. Greenwood then won the second heat ahead of Marsh, Northcott and Wilson.

The OSCAAR Pro Midgets will join the other three OSCAAR divisions – OSCAAR Super Late Models, OSCAAR Modifieds and OSCAAR Midgets – at Peterborough Speedway this weekend for the Chase for the Colours.

Race Report by Ashley McCubbin
Photo by Crystal Northcott

Andrew Gresel Scores OSCAAR Super Late Model Feature Victory at Delaware Speedway

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In dominating fashion, Andrew Gresel made his first OSCAAR start of the season as he scored the victory on Friday night at Delaware Speedway.

Shane Maginnis led the first half of the race, but just past halfway business picked up as Gresel tracked him down for the lead. The pair then battled back and forth, including contact at one point, with Gresel taking the top spot. The 2014 OSCAAR Super Late Model Champion then led the rest of the way en route to scoring the victory.

Gresel told Clayton Johns that it was tons of fun to make his return to the series.

“It’s like nothing else really. There’s lots of power and it handled. When they’re handling it’s awesome,” Gresel explained. “You drive them so much differently. You can really power it around the corner if you need to get it to turn.”

Maginnis crossed the finish line in the runner-up spot for his second podium of the season.

The battle for the third spot was just as close with three drivers going back and forth with about 10 laps to go. Series veteran Rob Clarke came out on top, finishing third ahead of Glenn Watson and current points leader J.R. Fitzpatrick.

Jesse Kennedy finished sixth, followed by Charlie Gallant, Tyler Hawn, Gary Passer, Roy Passer and Darrell Lake.

Going into the Chase for the Colors at Peterborough Speedway this Saturday night, the drivers eligible for the OSCAAR Chase are: Fitzpatrick, Roy Passer, Gallant, Watson, Gary Passer and Hawn.
Delaware Qualifier Results
Heat 1: Shane Maginnis, Glenn Watson, Rob Clarke, Tyler Hawn, J.R. Fitzpatrick, Gary Passer
Heat 2: Andrew Gresel, Jesse Kennedy, Roy Passer, Charlie Gallant, Darrell Lake
Heat 3: Rob Clarke, Charlie Gallant, Darrell Lake, Gary Passer and Tyler Hawn
Heat 4: J.R. Fitzpatrick, Glenn Watson, Shane Maginnis, Jesse Kennedy, Roy Passer, Andrew Gresel

By: Ashley McCubbin

Gary McLean Makes it Three in a Row at Delaware

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For the third straight OSCAAR Modified event, Gary McLean was in victory lane. McLean scored the victory on Friday night at Delaware Speedway.

Taking the lead in the final 10 laps, Gary McLean picked up the win in the 30-lap feature sponsored by Toromont. It marks his fourth straight podium finish, dating back to a third place finish at Delaware in June.

While a familiar face reigned the night, Barry Newman caught attention in his first start of the season as he led some laps en route to finishing in the second spot. Chris Milwain completed the podium with his third straight top-eight finish.

Rookie Luke Gignac turned in his fourth top-five of the season with a fourth, while Justin Demelo rounded out the top-five.

2014 OSCAAR Super Late Model Rookie of the Year Kelly Balson filled in for Dan Price behind the wheel of the No. 09 Modified, and had a solid performance en route to finishing sixth. Jay Christie finished seventh, followed by Rob Di Venanzo, David Balych, Ryan Dick and Gary Elliott.

Jeff Showler and A.J. Emms finished 12th and 13th, respectively, following a late race incident. Showler got loose, getting into Emms, with both drivers hitting the wall.

Dale Reinhart finished 14th, while Brian McLean rounded out the field after being involved in a wreck at the start with Christie.

Going into the Chase for the Colours at Peterborough Speedway this Saturday night, the drivers eligible for the OSCAAR Chase are: Gary McLean, Gignac, Price, Elliott, Emms, Horner, Harper, Di Venanzo and Brian McLean. Out of those drivers, only eight will make the cut when the Chase begins. If a driver wins the Chase for the Colours, they will be locked into the Chase, as long as they maintain eligibility by competing in the required amount of races.
Delaware Qualifier Results
Heat 1: Gary McLean, Chris Milwain, Kelly Balson, Rob Di Venanzo, Gary Elliott, Dale Reinhart, Jay Christie, Brian McLean
Heat 2: A.J. Emms, Jeff Showler, Justin Demelo, Barry Newman, David Balych, Ryan Dick and Luke Gignac
Heat 3: Chris Milwain, Gary McLean, Justin Demelo, Jeff Showler, Kelly Balson, Ryan Dick and Gary Elliott
Heat 4: Luke Gignac, Barry Newman, Rob Di Venanzo, A.J. Emms, David Baylch, Jay Christie, Dale Reinhart, Brian McLean
Race Report by Ashley McCubbin – Photos by Paul Buck

Wayne McKibbon Looks to Carry Strong Momentum Forward

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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.

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