3rd in OSCAAR Hot Rod Points – Adam Misener

Adam Misener

When news spread about the OSCAAR Hot Rod Series, Adam Misener was one of the first drivers to commit to running the full campaign.

“I am excited about starting this season,” he said. “It is the first opportunity in three years to be able to commit to a full season in any series. I am looking forward to points racing again, and racing regularly with old friends from the Barrie Speedway days.”

Kicking off the inaugural season at Kawartha Speedway, he placed third in both qualifying heats, before putting together an impressive runner-up in the feature. He carried the momentum with him to Flamboro Speedway, out-battling Tyler Hawn to score his first career series victory.

Returning back to Kawartha in July, he was once again solid with a fourth and third in his heats, backed up by a third-place finish in the main event. Unfortunately, his season hit a snag when the series made their second appearance at Flamboro Speedway. During the first practice, he suffered a mechanical failure, resulting in him failing to make the event later on that night.

He was able to complete the year on a high, though, leading laps in the first of the two Velocity 250 weekend features at Sunset Speedway en route to a third-place finish. He backed it up with a fourth in the second event.

With consistency all season long, Adam Misener proved he is going to be a threat for the victory no matter what track the series heads to in 2018, and could become the second champion.

On behalf of OSCAAR, congratulations to Adam Misener on your success, and thank you for supporting the class from day one. We look forward to seeing you in 2018.

By: Ashley McCubbin

3rd in OSCAAR Midget – Parker Bowman

Parker Bowman

Despite a rough start, Parker Bowman was able to get some valuable track time during the course of the 2017 OSCAAR Midget season.

After a solid debut at Flamboro Speedway right at the end of the 2016, hopes were high entering this season. However, an incident during the feature at Peterborough Speedway saw his season opener end early.

Making the second race of the season at Flamboro Speedway in June, things went smoothly and he was able to put together a solid run en route to a third-place finish.

His final two races of the year at Sauble Speedway went cleanly, resulting in a fifth and fourth-place finish.

While it was a shortened schedule, Bowman showed continued progress in the learning curve, and could become a contender for wins down the road.

On behalf of OSCAAR, congratulations to Parker Bowman on a successful campaign. We wish you the best of luck in 2018.

By: Ashley McCubbin

OSCAAR Mod Teams Prepare for an Intense 2018 Season

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The OSCAAR Mods teams, put on the best in racing in 2017 as they toured the tracks of Southern Ontario. The 2018 schedule will see the teams ready to thrill the fans “Open Wheel Style” with jammed pack schedule.

The series will kick off the season as part of the Spring Velocity event at Sunset Speedway. With the competition at an all time high, teams will have to start thinking 2018 Championship from the very first heat race. After the 40 lap feature who will be able to hold bragging rights as the first feature winner of the season?

Kawartha Speedway will then play host to the series for the first time on June 1st. Last years event saw a field of 26 mods take the green field, and that count could easily be broken this year. The returning veterans will have to keep their eyes on the rookies as they all have experience at Kawartha Speedway.

June 16th will be the date that all OSCAAR Mods will have circled on their calendar as the series has been invited to Jukasa Speedway. With the opportunity to compete at the premier facility along side the NASCAR Pintys series is a great compliment to the drivers and teams of the OSCAAR Mods. All eyes will be on Jukasa Speedway that weekend for a great night of racing.

The fire works will continue on July 1st as the series will return to Sunset Speedway for the second time of the 2018 season. The 2018 points chase will start to take shape, and who will be on top? Who will be looking to rebound? Will there be any surprises as someone sneaks in to steal the spot light?

Friday the 13th is going to prove lucky for 3 OSCAAR Mod drivers as the series returns to Kawartha Speedway for the second time in 2018. The event is being billed as “The Triple Down Event” as each of the top three feature finishers will each receive $1000.00 in prize money. To end the month the series will make their 2018 debut at Flamboro Speedway for a 40 lap feature event.

The Chase for the Colours is next at Peterborough for the OSCAAR Mod teams. This event will see the top two feature finishers lock themselves onto the front row for the season ending Autumn Colours Event at the 1/3 mile paved oval. Two OSCAAR Mod drivers will be resting much better after Peterborough event as they series heads to Sauble Beach on August 11th to enjoy some nice summer weather and a perfect opportunity to work on that tan! The series will next compete on August 25th at Flamboro Speedway as the nights start to get cooler, but the action on track stays hot.

Labour day signals the end of summer, school is starting, but there is time for one more exciting weekend at the Beach as Sauble Speedway is set to host two events to close off the summer. To help with those back to school costs, Sauble Speedway has offered up an extra $1000.00 points fund for this event.

With the three play off events left to decided the 2018 Championship, the teams will have to put everything they have left in the tank to perform well at each event. Sunset Speedway starts playoff season on September 22nd and 23rd . Frost Fest is next on the line at Flamboro Speedway on Septemeber 29th. Teams will then pack up the camper and head to Peterborough Speedway to close off the season at Autumn Colours weekend.

Modified racing has risen back to the for front of racing in Ontario and fans cannot get enough of the open wheel excitement. 2017 proved to be an exciting season, but trust me you have not seen nothing yet as 2018 is going to be intense!

2018 Schedule: May 19th -20th Spring Velocity Sunset Speedway, June 1st Kawartha Speedway, June 16th Jukasa Speedway, July 1st Sunset Speedway, July 13th Kawartha Speedway, July 28th Flamboro Speedway, August 4th Peterborough Speedway, August 11th Sauble Speedway, August 25th Flamboro Speedway, September 1st-2nd Sauble Speedway, September 22nd -23rd Fall Velocity Sunset Speedway, September 29th Frost Fest Flamboro Speedway, October 5th-7th Autumn Colours Peterborough Speedway

4th in OSCAAR Super Late Model Points – Jamie Richardson

Jamie Richardson

Joining the ranks of super late model competition, Jamie Richardson continued to improve as the year went on and ultimately was rewarded with a fourth-place finish in the standings.

Richardson becoming a new face on the driver’s scene was no surprise, given his family’s history in being former competitor Dave Taylor’s son-in-law.

“Our family has always been around OSCAAR Super Late, whether it’s running our own car or helping other teams out – other teams which we have became really close friends with,” he said. “This year we decided to build another car and got the exciting news that I will be taking the wheel. It’s an honor to me to have a father in law like Dave Taylor to learn from and hope one day be as good as a driver as he is.”

His debut at Flamboro Speedway in June did not go as smoothly as hoped, as he failed to complete all the laps in the first of the pair of features. However, he was able to complete them all in the second one, placing seventh.

He would finish sixth at Sauble Speedway, followed by a ninth at Kawartha Speedway a couple weeks later. His return to Flamboro Speedway in July did not start out smoothly as he was involved in an incident on Lap 2 of the first 25-lap feature, but managed to walk away with a pair of sevenths.

Kicking off August at Peterborough Speedway, he put together a pair of solid features with a sixth and a seventh. He then returned to the patch in October, rounding out the year with a 10th despite going for a quick spin in one of the qualifiers.

By: Ashley McCubbin

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