Flamboro Speedway Set to Host The Biederman Memorial

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After a great night of racing at Sunset Speedway, the OSCAAR teams are now preparing to tackle Flamboro Speedway this Saturday. The Outlaws will all be after the one trophy they all want The Biederman Memorial, while the Mods and Midgets will also be part of the exciting day of racing.

For fans of big shows this is one they will not want to miss. Along with the three OSCAAR divisions the home track divisions of the pure stocks, mini stocks, thunder cars and pro 4 will also be in attendance. The show will provide racing fans with a full day and night of racing starting at 3:00pm.

The Outlaws will high light the event with the 50 lap Memorial event, which should prove to be one of the best races of the season. Coming into this event the #17 of Kevin Cornelius remains undefeated in feature competition. Each week though his fellow competitors inch ever closer to ending that streak. After last weeks’ event the #84 of JR Fitzpatrick, the #22 of Glenn Watson or the #7 of Derrick Tiemersma have to be early prerace favorites. Fans will also want to take into consideration the home track advantage that the #82 of Cory Jones and #39 Shane Gowan. Kelly Balson and Sean Grosman are still searching for their first feature in on the tour and what would be better than having their name on The Biederman Trophy. However there are two teams that have just confirmed their attendance this weekend that could catch the entire field off guard. The 2015 OSCAAR Champion #81 Andrew Gresel will have his outlaw in attendance, and his team is coming off a big pro late win the week before, so that momentum may just carry over to the super. It has also been confirmed that the #89c of Shawn Chenoweth will be returning to action this weekend. The team has worked endlessly the past few weeks recovering from the Sauble Speedway accident. Fans of Flamboro Speedway know that the #89c of Chenoweth knows his way to victory lane there in thunder and pro late and Shawn would love nothing better than for his first OSCAAR feature win to be at his home track.

No matter who is celebrating in victory lane race fans will be in store for a great 50 lap feature event. With the points race closing down the #17 of Cornelius has a firm hand on the lead and Kelly Balson is in second. But third through fifth place is only separated by 2 points with the #22 of Watson currently third, the #29 of Grosman fourth and the #84 of Fitzpatrick is fifth.

The HOOSIER Mods will be making their only appearance at Flamboro Speedway this coming Saturday and promise to show the fans the best in open wheel competition. The previous OSCAAR Mod event saw a McLean in victory lane, but it wasn’t Gary. Brian McLean and his #47 Mod has won the only OSCAAR sanctioned event at Flamboro. Brian has shown the speed to get the job done again if he could only get some of the racing luck back on his side. While running in the top 5 at Sunset last week an accident would sideline him yet again. Gary McLean has seemed to own victory lane this year and will be looking to get his first OSCAAR sanctioned victory at Flamboro this weekend. Several teams recorded their best series finish last weekend and will be looking to build on that this Saturday. The points lead again is firmly under command of the #8 of McLean, but with a tie for second place between #36 Gary Elliott and #63 John Baker JR, and the #79h of Cory Horner only 3 points behind, every position will be key this weekend.

The Midas of Orangeville Midgets had a well deserved weekend off, but are set to return to action at Flamboro this weekend. At the previous event at Grand Bend Speedway the #48 of Brian Woodland picked up his first OSCAAR feature win, and took over the championship points standing with 4 events left in the season. Brian holds the lead by 1 single point over the #5 of Jody Bound who will be looking to rebound after suffering mechanical issues at the last event. Currently the #84 of Richard Woodland and the #18 of Paul Drananoc are tied for third in the points and only 15 out of the top spot. Brian McDonald round out the top 5 in points only 27 behind the leaders. This season has been one where predicting the winner each week has become near impossible as each and every team have improved each and every week. With fields over 24 at most events, the first goal of every driver is simply make the A main. If fans are not familiar with the midget style of racing you are in for a treat, with the side by side, two wide racing, they will keep you on the edge of your seat. The cars maybe small but the action is always big with the midgets

Fans will be able to get further details on the Flamboro website, and OSCAAR looks forward to seeing all the great race fans this weekend.

Cornelius and McLean Victorious at Sunset Speedway

Beautiful late summers’ weather welcomed the race fans to Sunset Speedway for an exciting night of OSCAAR racing. The Outlaw drivers where racing in memory of long time OSCAAR competitor Bruce Gowland, and they put on a show that Bruce would have been very proud of. The HOOSIER Mod drivers continue to show the race fans why they are the premier open wheel modified show in Ontario.

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For the second consecutive year the Outlaw drivers raced in the memory of Bruce Gowland for their fifty lap feature event. Last years’ memorial winner Dwayne Baker was not in attendance so a new name was going to be engraved on the trophy…. The question was who?

Four 10 lap heat races would start the evening off for the Outlaw drivers. JR Fitzpatrick would be the first to flex his muscles by picking up heat race #1 and #4 giving him the distinction of being the top qualifier on the evening. Glenn Watson and his #22 machine recovered from mechanical problems in practice to take the win in heat #2 over a close battle with the #29 of Sean Grosman. Kevin Cornelius entered the night with a perfect win streak in feature competition and would take the win in heat race #3 on the night. The 50 lap feature would see the #22 of Watson on poll along side the #9 of Brandon Watson who was making his first series start in 2 years. Brandon had his template CRA car in competition and would score a 12th place finish in feature competition. From the drop of the green flag it was a four car race at the front. Glenn Watson lead the first 22 laps of the feature with a fierce battle going on behind him. The #84 of Fitzpatrick, the #17 of Cornelius and the #7 of Derrick Tiemersma where all battling door to door lap after lap all looking to mount a challenge on the #22 of Watson. On lap 23, Kevin made his move for the lead and was able to pull away for the second place battle. Every race fan kept their eyes on the battle for second. Watson was on the outside and Fitzpatrick on the inside raced side by side for lap after lap in front of the excited crowd. The two drivers put on a great display of racing giving each other the room and the respect to race it out. With about 10 laps to go Fitzpatrick was finally able to complete the pass for second, but by then the #17 was far enough in the lead that a challenge for the win would not happen. When the checker flag waved it was the #17 of Kevin Cornelius keeping his feature win streak alive, followed by the #84 of JR Fitzpatrick and the #22 of Glenn Watson rounding out the top three. Derrick Tiemersma would finish the night in 4th place followed by the #82 of Corey Jones. Throughout the practice and heat races Corey battled mechanical issues, so the charge from his 14th starting spot to 5th gave the team the momentum heading into his home track Flamboro Speedway next weekend.

The #17 of Cornelius will be looking to continue that winning streak next week at Flamboro Speedway for the Biederman Memorial. Several drivers have next Saturday circled as they look to return to their home track. The #82 of Cory Jones, #39 Shane Gowan, the #89 of Shawn Chenoweth are all looking to use their home track advantage to add their name to the Biederman Trophy. OSCAAR has also received notification that 2015 OSCAAR Champion #81 Andrew Gresel will have his outlaw out for competition.

Racing will start at 3:00pm on Saturday August 29th as the Outlaws honour Don Biederman at a track where he forged his racing history.

Dickies Outlaws By London Recreational Racing feature: 1st #17 Kevin Cornelius, 2nd #84 JR Fitzpatrick, 3rd #22 Glenn Watson, 4th #7 Derrick Tiemersma, 5th #82 Cory Jones, 6th #b10 Kelly Balson, 7th #39 Shane Gowan, 8th #8 Paul Howse, 9th #29 Sean Grosman, 10th #07 Todd Campbell, 11th #27 Roy Passer, 12th #9 Brandon Watson, 13th #16 Robert Bickle, 14th #13 Gary Passer, 15th #3 Rob Gibdon dns, 16th #71c Ethan Cournyea

Top Five Championship: 1st #17 Kevin Cornelius 417 pts, 2nd #b10 Kelly Balson 373 pts, 3rd #22 Glenn Watson 360 pts, 4th #29 Sean Grosman 359 pts, 5th #84 JR Fitzpartick 358 pts

HOOSIER Mods:OSCAAR 2015 @ Sunset Speedway Feature Winner. (5 of 5)

With the racing season inching ever closer to the final event of the 2015, the drivers in the HOOSIER Mods know that every point counts in the close battle for the 2015 championship. With 20 of the top modified teams in the province signed in to battle, fans knew they were in for a great night of racing.

Heat race action would start the night off and see the #20 of Mike Hearty pick up his first checker flag in OSCAAR competition. Mike makes the long drive from Sault St Marie for each event and the hard work and dedication paid off in heat #1. Brian McLean picked up heat #2 win and has shown he has the speed each and every week as he searches for his feature win in 2015. Current point leader Gary McLean picked up the win in heat race #3 making him the top qualifier of the night. The final heat race would go to rookie contender #79h Corey Horner who looked poised to take a run for the feature event.

The field for the feature event would be lead to the green by #79h Cory Horner and #79 John Harper with the #79h of Horner getting the jump on the field. Cory would lead the first 8 laps of the feature event before giving up the top spot to the #8 of Gary McLean. It was on lap 21 of the 30 lap feature event that things would take a drastic change. While the leaders were putting a lap on some slower cars, contact was made on the front straight which would see about 12 cars come to a sudden stop. When the smoke cleared several cars would see their night end early. Three of the top 5 would see their feature end, #79 of Horner, #47 McLean and the #14 of Davey Terry would not get the finish they had hoped for. The #15b of Brad Pearsall would also see his night end along with rookie #18 of Dave Lewis. The green would come out with nine laps remaining and the racing was not over yet. Gary McLean set sail and would come home with the feature win. Behind him though it was a night of firsts for many drivers, the #79h of John Harper would record his series best finish with a second place finish. Matt Barton would race his #2 up to third place round out the podium. The #09 of Dan Price would also record his best finish in OSCAAR with a fourth place. Chris Milwain also scored his best finish in OSCAAR with a 5th place in the final run down. Making his return to the series was the #61 of Dustin Jackson who would score a 6th place finish, showing that he still has what it takes to compete with the best in OSCAAR.

The HOOSIER Mods will also be in attendance at Flamboro Speedway this coming weekend, and the question is can anyone stop the #8 of McLean, I guess only time will tell, and as a race fan you will want to ensure you are there to see!

HOOSIER Mod feature: 1st #8 Gary McLean, 2nd #79 John Harper, 3rd #2 Matt Barton, 4th 09 Dan Price, 5th #21 Chris Milwain, 6th #61 Dustin Jackson, 7th #26 Terry Baker, 8th #63 John Baker JR, 9TH #99 AJ Emms, 10th #20 Mike Hearty, 11th #36 Gary Elliott, 12th #96k Monty Kelly, 13th #12 David Balych, 14th #41 Duane Cinnamon, 15th #79h Cory Horner, 16th #47 Brian McLean, 17th #14 Davey Terry, 18th #15b Brad Pearsall, 19th #18 Dave Lewis, 20th #19 Dean Scott dns

HOOSIER Mod top five: 1st #8 Gary McLean 489 pts, 2nd #36 Gary Elliott – #63 John Baker JR 422pts, 3rd #79h Cory Horner 419 pts, 5th #47 Brian McLean

Photo Credits: Dan Little Jr and Todd D Walden

Bruce Gowland Memorial at Sunset Speedway

The Outlaw drivers are in preparation for this weekends’ memorial event. This Saturday will mark the Second Annual Bruce Gowland Memorial. Race fans in Ontario know that Bruce lived for racing and the drivers of OSCAAR are proud to race in his memory, in the 50 lap feature event.

Kevin Cornelius will be looking to extend his perfect feature victory record in Dickies / London Recreational Racing Outlaw Action and add his name to the memorial IMG_8667trophy. A competitive field will be looking to remove the #17 from the top podium spot. The #84 of JR Fitzpatrick nearly ended the streak at the last event at Peterborough Speedway and the 84 team would love nothing more than to get their first feature win in OSCAAR this coming weekend. Sean Grosman will be returning to his home track in the #29 after having his crew chief sub as the driver at Peterborough Speedway. Kelly Balson continued his streak of podium finishes and looks to carry that momentum into Sunset Speedway and the Memorial win. The last event at Sunset Speedway the #7 of Derrick Tiemersma looked to have the field covered until late race mechanical issue sidelined the team. Look for Derrick to be gunning for the win, not only in the memory of Bruce, but in the memory of his lifelong friend and crew chief Simon. After a hard crash at Delaware Speedway, the #27 of Roy Passer looks to return to action this weekend. Making his second appearance of 2015 will be the #8 of Paul Howse in his Outlaw. Ethan Cournyea has confirmed that he will be in attendance with his #71 machine and the veteran Gary Passer is set to return in his familiar #13 Jenco Equipment Outlaw. Fans will not want to forget the #82 of Cory Jones, the #39 of Shane Gowan, the #07 of Todd Campbell, 47m of Brent McLean will all be there looking for their first feature win in OSCAAR and no better time to do it than at the Bruce Gowland Memorial.

The HOOSIER Mod. The Mod teams are anxious to get back to the race track after a week off after the Peterborough Speedway event. With the competition getting hotter IMG_7823each week and the season starting to wind down, the drivers know they need every point they can get for the championship. Gary McLean has had a hold on the point lead and not looking to let it go any time soon. Gary has had success at Sunset already this year and will be looking to carry that on. Gary Elliott, John Baker JR, Cory Horner are the closest competitors in the points and all are eager for their first series victory. Brad Pearsall and Shane Stickle have been a couple of the drivers that have been able to reach feature victory lane in 2015, and would love nothing more than to add to the win column this weekend. Modified veterans Davey Terry and Matt Barton have been running a limited schedule in 2015 and both teams are here to win and nothing else. Look for these two teams to be battling with the leader all night long. The long list of rookies continue to impress as Mike Hearty returns to the track where he has the most experience. The 99 of AJ Emms suffered mechanical issues at the last event but is ready to get back at it this weekend. David Balych and his #12 mod continues to improve each week and will be looking for his first feature win. Fans will not want to miss a minute of this great open wheel action that only The HOOSIER Mods can bring.

Racing action is set to get underway at 6:00 pm on Saturday August 22 at Sunset Speedway. Please ensure to visit www.oscaar.ca for all the latest updates.

Brian Woodland Celebrates the Victory at Grand Bend Speedway

OSCAAR Midget Podium @ Grand Bend Speedway 2015. (7 of 7)It had been three years since the drivers of the Midas of Orangeville Midgets had competed at Grand Bend Speedway. With the hot sun beating down and the sound of the Nitro Drag Racers next door at the drag strip, 21 Midget teams signed in to compete.

With the field divided into the heat racing action it didn’t take long for the excitement to begin. Cory Whittam and his #55 machine was back in action after missing the past couple of events. Cory was able to celebrate his return with a win in heat race #1 on the night. On the Friday night Cory was there practicing when he made contact with the wall severely damaging his car and cracking a couple of ribs. The hard work to get the car back together and fighting through the pain was all worth it with that checker flag. Heat race #2 would go to the #7 of Brent Vincent, who was among the prerace favorites as he was relying on his past experience at the track. One of the fastest cars week in week out is the #2 of Jessica James and again she showed she was there to win by picking up the 3rd and 6th heat race win, making her the top qualifier of the night. Brian Woodland showed his fellow competitors early on if they wanted that feature win, they would have to deal with the #48 by picking up the win in heat race #4 of the night. James Rodgers and his #77 returned after missing a couple of events also showed great speed on the night with the win in heat race #5 of the night.

With Jessica James being the top qualifier and drew a 9 for the invert, which would see the 30 lap feature event being lead to the green by the #7 of Brent Vincent and the #48 of Brian Woodland. The first big accident of the night would see the #7 of Vincent spin in front of the field and the #2 of James with no were to go made heavy contact, ending both their nights. The #8 of Larry Lawson and the #55 of Whittman found themselves also involved and their night ended early. A long green flag run would see the top runners catch the some lapped traffic and that is where things went wrong. As the #18 of Drananoc and the #77 of Rodgers attempted to pass a lap car, contact was made which sent the #77 of Rodgers head on into the turn 1 wall. James Rodgers is having one of those years where if it weren’t for bad luck he have no luck at all. Thankfully both drivers were ok but were done for the night. Upfront it was a battle amongst brothers and Brian and Richard were racing for the lead and putting on a great display of racing. Close behind waiting to see if he could make his move was the #57 of James Stanley who would go on to record his best feature finish of third. Brian was determined to keep the #84 of his brother Richard behind him. Richard has one feature win early this season and would have loved to add the second to his 2015 racing resume. But the night belonged to Brian Woodland and his #48 machine as he added his name to the list of OSCAAR Midget winners in 2015. With the current point leader #5 of Jody Bound suffering mechanical issues and a 15th place finish, the win has moved Brian into the points lead by 1 point over the #5 of Bound, with 4 events left in 2015.

The Midas of Orangeville Midget teams will now take a well deserved weekend off before returning to action on August 29th at Flamboro Speedway as part of the Biederman Memorial event.

Midas of Orangville Feature Finish: 1st #48 Brain Woodland, 2nd #84 Richard Woodlan, 3rd #57 James Stanley, 4th #42 Brain McDonald, 5th #75 Shawn Stanley, 6th #85 Rob Summers, 7th #86 Raynor Vickers, 8th #71 Wayne McKibbon, 9th #37 Steve Lassman, 10th #26 Katherine Summers, 11th #69 Wally Wilson, 12th #74 David Gallinger, 13th #18 Paul Drananoc, 14th #77 James Rodgers, 15th #5 Jody Bound, 16th #24 Ryan Brown, 17th #55 Cory Whittam, 18th #2 Jessica James, 19th #8 Larry Lawson, 20th #7 Brent Vincent, 21st #31k Brent Kemps dns

Midas of Orangeville top five: 1st #48 Brian Woodland 554 pts, 2nd #5 Jody Bound 553 pts, 3rd #84 Richard Woodland – #18 Paul Drananoc 539 pts, 5th #42 Brian McDonald 527 pts

Inside Track Magazine Hard Charger: 1st #86 Raynor Vickers 42 pts, 2nd #83 Jamie Bound, 3rd #57 James Stanley 31 pts, 4th #48 Brian Woodland 29 pts, 5th #85 Rob Summers 26 pts

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