Velocity Weekend September 27th – 28th at Sunset Speedway

Location: Sunset Speedway, 6918 Young Street Innisfil Ont. Phone 705-436-2445, website www.sunsetspeedway.ca
About the Speedway: Reconfigured in 2010 to high bank 1/3 mile oval
2013 winners: Hanover Holiday Modifieds #8 Gary McLean, Outlaw Super Late Models #9 Brandon Watson
Racing on September 27th and 28th: On the 27th pit gates will open at 10:00am with racing getting underway at 4:00pm. Featuring qualifying for Hanover Holiday Modifieds, Late Models, Super Stocks. Full Show for Pro Challenge, Canadian Vintage Modifieds and Hurricane Midgets. Racing on the 28th will see the pits opening at 9:00am with qualifying for OSCAAR Super Lates and 50 lap feature, 40 lap feature event for Hanover Holiday Modifieds, 75 lap late model feature, 50 lap super stock and 35 lap mini stock feature.
Current Points Leader: Hanover Holiday Modifieds top 5: 1st #8 Gary McLean 773 pts 2nd 91N Max Beyore 755 pts 3rd #36 Gary Elliott 702 pts, 4th #14 Davey Terry 684 points 5th #88r Tommy Robb 645 pts
Super late models top 5: 1st #81 Andrew Gressel 666 pts, 2nd #17 Kevin Cornelius 629 pts 3rd #10 Jesse Kennedy 619 pts, 4th #22 Glenn Watson 597 pts, 5th #b10 Kelly Balson 581 pts
Who to watch for: Modifieds, It has been just over a month since the Hanover Holiday Modifieds last took the track, which means the teams are well rested and prepared for playoff season. The points battle for the championship looks like it will come right down to the wire between current point leader Gary McLean and rookie contender Max Beyore. Going into this weekend’s event there is a mere 18 points separating the two. If you look back in the history books to the 2013 Velocity finish you will see it was the #8 of McLean taking the win over second finishing #91n of Beyore. Gary Elliott continues to enjoy success on his return to open wheel competition and currently finds himself third in the points, while still chasing that first OSCAAR feature victory. Several teams have spent the off time perfecting their set ups in hopes of capturing their first feature of 2014. #14 Davey Terry #88r Tommy Robb, #88 Ryan Dick, #99 Drew Stieler and young sensation #61 Dustin Jackson look to close the season out on a high note. A few new teams may be making their 2014 season debut. The #93 Shane Gowan owned modified will be driven my Steve Lyons a many time Canadian Vintage Modified Champion. Mike Hearty has been a super stock stand out at Sunset for the past few years, with a new modified in the garage the team is burning the midnight oil in an all out effort to be a part of Velocity Weekend. 2015 Rookie of the Year Contender Cory Horner is also a possible entrant in his newly acquired modified.
Super Late Models: It has been a month since the super late models raced at Peterborough Speedway, an event that saw John Owen end his 14 year feature winless streak. With the championship coming down to a two man race with #81 Andrew Gressel holding a 47 point lead over the #17 of Kevin Cornelius. The last event saw the two competitors have a couple of incidents so you just never know what could happen this weekend. 2014 Sunset Speedway Late Model Champion of #48 Dwayne Baker has protected his home turf against the outlaws. Fresh off the Gowland Memorial win, Dwayne will be looking to add the Velocity win to his resume. With a full field of supers expected fans will be in for a edge of your seat 50 lap feature event. It has been confirmed that several new teams will be making their first start of the 2014 season. For the past couple of years Shawn Chenoweth has won everything there is to win in Super Stocks and Late Models. This weekend will mark the return of Shawn and the #89c London Recreational Outlaw to the series. #27 of Roy Passer will see JR Fitzpatrick behind the wheel for the final two events of the 2014 season. Fitzpatrick just finished second in NCATS points last weekend at Kawartha with a series win. The team is hoping the momentum will carry over the super late this weekend. Making the long trip from Sautl St Marie will be the #90 of Jay Palumbo. Jay is a veteran at Laird Speedway in the modified and super lates and is excited to make his first series start this weekend at Sunset Speedway. Also making the long trip from Michigan will be Terry Bogusz. Terry is a regular outlaw competitor in Michigan and Ohio and is excited to make his first trip across the border to Sunset Speedway.
Fans will also want to make sure to stop by and say hi to Don and Kim from OSCAAR Racewear and pick up some of the new products they will have this weekend…. It never to early to start that Christmas Shopping
Current weather forecast: Sunny and 24c both days (pack the sunscreen)
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OSCAAR 2014 Partners: Crane Cams Hoosier Tire, Jenco Equipment, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Knightworks Designs Ltd, McGunegill Engine Performance, Midas of Orangeville, North Toronto Auction, Ontario Oval, Race Time Radio, Race2way, Reinhardt Trailers, South Shore Services, Stefko Race Engines

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John Owen Returns To OSCAAR Victory Lane For First Time Since 1999


Location: Peterborough Speedway August 30, 2014
What won the race: John Owen lined up for the fifty lap feature event on the pole position and would not give it up. Despite several restarts in which Glenn Watson and Jesse Kennedy tried their best to overtake the #2 of Owen’s, John would not be denied this win. The win was a popular one in front of the home town fans, and emotional John thanked his crew, sponsors and his family for their continued support. Current championship contenders #17 of Kevin Cornelius and #81 of Andrew Gressel both did not have the feature they were hoping for. Both drivers would be involved in incidents which would see them restart at the rear of the field. At the end of the fifty lap event it would be the #17 in fourth and rounding out the top five was the #81 of Gressel. With just two events left Andrew Gressel holds a 37 point lead over second place #17 Kevin Cornelius who has a slight 10 point lead over third place Jesse Kennedy. This event would also mark the end of Rudy Oppersma career. Rudy did not score the finish that he had hoped for, but was still all smiles in the pits as he looks back on over 30 years of racing, and the friends and fun he has had.
Bad Luck of the Event: #16 of Robert Bickle is a home town favorite every time the series rolls into Peterborough Speedway. Unfortunately mechanical problems in practice would keep the #16 sidelined for the night. There was a tie for top qualifier between the #42 of Tyler Hawn and #54 Mike Beyore. Hawn looked poised to challenge for the feature win, when a brake line broke causing a brief fire that ended their night early. Mike Beyore also did not have the feature he had hoped for and ended up in tenth place. Mike Westwood continues to work out the bugs on his new super late model. Craig Stevenson in his #57 was forced to retire early as well from the feature event.
Rookie Battle: The b10 of Kelly Balson was once again the top rookie of the event. Corey Jones made the extensive repairs after Sunset Speedway and the hard work paid off with a heat race win and the second highest rookie in the feature event.
Car Count: 15
Pole Sitter: #54 Mike Beyore
Heat Race Winners: #39 Shane Gowan, #54 Mike Beyore, #17 Kevin Cornelius, #82 Corey Jones
Top Five in points: 1st#81 Andrew Gressel 666 pts, 2nd #17 Kevin Cornelius 629 pts, 3rd #10 Jesse Kennedy 619 pts, 4th #22 Glenn Watson 597 pts, 5th #b10 Kelly Balson
Next Event: Sunset Speedway Velocity Weekend September 27-28/14
Feature Finish: 1) #2 John Owen, 2) #22 Glenn Watson, 3) #10 Jesse Kennedy, 4) #17 Kevin Cornelius, 5) #81 Andrew Gressel, 6) #39 Shane Gowan 7) #b10 Kelly Balson, 8) #40p Charlie Gallant, 9) #82 Corey Jones, 10) Mike Beyore, 11) #04 Rudy Oppersma, 12) 91 Mike Westwood, 13) #57 Craig Stevenson, 14) #42 Tyler Hawn, 15) #16 Robert Bickle dns
OSCAAR 2014 Partners: Crane Cams Hanover Holidays, Hoosier Tire, Jenco Equipment, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Knightworks Designs Ltd, McGunegill Engine Performance, Midas of Orangeville, North Toronto Auction, Ontario Oval, Race Time Radio, Race2way, Reinhardt Trailers, South Shore Services, Stefko Race Engines
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OSCAAR Super Late Model Teams Ready To For Peterborough Speedway Championship Night

Location: Peterborough Speedway 1710 Mount Pleasant Road Cavan ON, 705-743-5880. www.peterboroughspeedway.com
About the Speedway: high banked 1/3 mile paved oval track. First opened in 1967
2014 winner: #81 Andrew Gressel
Racing on June 14th: Pit gates open at 2:00pm, practice starts at 3:00 pm main gates open at 4:00 pm racing starts at 6:00pm.
Featuring: Super Late Models 50 lap feature, Championship night for 4fun, Mini stocks, Trucks, Thunders, Late models
Current Points Leader: 1st #81 Andrew Gressel 606 pts, 2nd #17 Kevin Cornelius 565 pts, 3rd #10 Jesse Kennedy 552 pts, 4th #22 Glenn Watson 530 pts, 5th #45 Rob Poole 528 pts
Super Late Models: The OSCAAR Super Late Model teams are ready to tackle the 1/3 mile oval at Peterborough Speedway this Saturday. This will be the last opportunity to find that perfect set up before the racing world descends on Peterborough Speedway for the Autumn Colours Classic in October. The tight high banks is a favorite of every driver and the action is nonstop from the drop of the green to the final checker flag of the night. On the previous visit back in August, it was Andrew Gressel picking up the feature win, followed by Jesse Kennedy and Glenn Watson. The #17 of Kevin Cornelius looked to have the race well in hand until mechanical issues forced the team pit side late in the race. Tyler Hawn and his #42 crew look forward to returning to Peterborough Speedway. The #42 recorded his best finish of the year of 6th in the feature event. Several local teams always have Peterborough circled on their calendar. #2 John Owen, #51 of Dave Taylor and #16 Robert Bickle all have a long history at the speedway and will be looking to impress the home town crowd this weekend. Former Peterborough feature winners Gary Passer and Charlie Gallant should also be in attendance. With the season winding down, drivers are looking for every point and that elusive win on the series. Fans are sure to be in for a great night of racing at Peterborough Speedway
Current weather forecast: Sunny and 25c (humid, pack the sunscreen)
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OSCAAR 2014 Partners: Hoosier Tire, Jenco Equipment, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Knightworks Designs Ltd, McGunegill Engine Performance, Midas of Orangeville, North Toronto Auction, Ontario Oval, Race Time Radio, Race2way, Reinhardt Trailers, South Shore Services, Stefko Race Engines

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Gary McLean Picks Up The Hanover Holidays Modified Series Feature Win

Location: Sunset Speedway, Lefroy Ontario May 18, 2014
What Won the race: #14 Davey Terry took advantage of his pole position in the thirty lap feature event to pace the field for the first ten laps. The team looked poised to finally claim their first feature win but defending champion and current point leader #8 Gary McLean had other place. A restart on lap eleven would be what McLean was searching for and was able to take the lead and pace the field for the final twenty laps of the feature event. Rookie driver and current second place sitter in the championship points #91n Max Beyore continued to put the pressure on McLean but had to settle for a second place finish. #7 Brent McLean returned to action this weekend after missing the past couple of races. The teams hard work was rewarded with a solid third place finish at the end of the feature. Gary Elliott scored another strong finish with a fourth place. In the closing laps the best race on the track was between #67w Tommy Walters and #61 of Dustin Jackson, with Jackson pulling off the pass on the hall of fame driver for a fifth place finish.
Bad Luck of the Event: #79 of John Harper suffered mechanical issues forcing the team to miss the feature event. After making repairs from the hard crash at Peterborough Speedway, the #47 of Brian McLean returned to action but was sidelined early in the feature event.
Rookie Battle: Five Hanover Holiday Modified Rookies where in attendance at Sunset Speedway. Pacing the rookie field was the #91n of Max Beyore, followed by #36 Gary Elliott, #61 Dustin Jackson #88r Tommy Robb and #99 Drew Stieler
Car Count: 16
Top Qualifier: #88 Ryan Dick
Pole Sitter: #14 Davey Terry
Heat Race Winners: #91n Max Beyore, #67w Tommy Walters, #14 Davey Terry, #88 Ryan Dick
Points Championship: 1st #8 Gary McLean 773 pts, 2nd #91n Max Beyore 755 pts, 3rd #36 Gary Elliott 705 pts, 4th #14 Davey Terry 684 pts, 5th #88r Tommy Robb 645 pts
Next Event: Velocity Weekend Sunset Speedway September 27 – 28, 2014
Feature Finish: 1) #8 Gary McLean, 2) #91n Max Beyore, 3) #7 Brent McLean, 4) #36 Gary Elliott, 5) #61 Dustin Jackson, 6) #67w Tommy Walters, 7) #39 Shane Stickle, 8) #34 Lane Zardo, 9) #88 Ryan Dick, 10) #88r Tommy Robb, 11) #14 Davey Terry, 12) #47 Brian McLean, 13) #65 Bill Burrows, 14) #47 Brian McLean, 15) #13 Bobby Tolton, 16) #79 John Harper dns
OSCAAR 2014 Partners: Crane Cams Hanover Holidays, Hoosier Tire, Jenco Equipment, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Knightworks Designs Ltd, McGunegill Engine Performance, Midas of Orangeville, North Toronto Auction, Ontario Oval, Race Time Radio, Race2way, Reinhardt Trailers, South Shore Services, Stefko Race Engines
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