Sunset Speedway set to host OSCAAR for the third time in the 2015 racing season this Saturday. As always the super late models and modfieds will provide the fans with some great high speed racing action. Joining OSCAAR will be the INEX Ontario Legend Series as they make their first appearance of 2015 at Sunset Speedway.
OSCAAR is also pleased to present their 25th Anniversary Series Program this weekend. With over fifty pages of history including articles, photos, a full current driver profile pages for all three divisions. This magazine will definitely be something that every race fan will need in their collection.
The last event at Sunset Speedway saw the return of the #7 of Derrick Tiemersma to racing action. Early in the feature he let the rest of the field know that he was the one to beat. The #7 had built up over a half track lead at times over second place and looked poised to return to victory lane. However as in racing you just never know as an electrical issue sidelined the team with about 10 laps remaining in the feature. The battle then went to the #17 of Kevin Cornelius and the #54 of Mike Beyore. Kevin was looking for his second feature win in 2015, while Beyore was looking for his first series feature win. The two raced hard on the restart and in the end the #17 took the win making it two for two for 2015, with the #54 of Mike Beyore picking up second for his best career finish. Kelly Balson in his #b10 continues his podium run with a solid third place finish. Coming into this event as always the super late models will provide the best side by side high speed racing you will see anywhere in Ontario. Will the #7 finally get that elusive feature win? will the #17 make it three in a row? will the #54 or #b10 pick up their first career OSCAAR feature win? Will Fitzpatrick finally shake that monkey off his back, will four time champion #22 of Glenn Watson return to victory lane? Will it be one of the rookies? These are all questions that will be answered after the hardest 50 lap feature event this Saturday.
Dickies, Presented by London Recreational Racing Points: #17 Kevin Cornelius 147 pts, 2nd #b10 Kelly Balson 130 pts, 3rd #07 Todd Campbell 126 pts, 4th #82 Cory Jones 123 pts, 5th #29 Sean Grosman – #54 Mike Beyore 122 pts
Inside Track Motorsports News Hard Charger Points: 1st #17 Kevin Cornelius 17pts, 2nd #13 Gary Passer 14 pts, 3rd #51 Mike Bentley 10 pts, 4th #39 Shane Gowan 9 pts, 5th #42 Tyler Hawn 9 pts
The HOOSIER Mods are fresh off Round 1 of the Rick Woolner Memorial at Full Throttle Speedway, which saw #39 Shane Stickle pick up his first career OSCAAR Mod feature win. The 2015 season prior had seen the #8 of Gary McLean pick up the first two wins of the season at Sunset Speedway. Heading into this weekends’ event the #8 has to be considered an early prerace favorite. There are several other teams that would love nothing more than the keep the #8 of of victory lane. Leading that charge would be “The Iron Man” himself #36 Gary Elliott. Gary put on a great display of racing at the last event after starting near the rear of the field only to find himself celebrating his second place finish at the checker flag. #77 Chad Strawn in the past couple of visits to Sunset Speedway has had one of the fastest cars there, but racing luck has not been on his side. Still sitting fourth in the points the #77 has to be considered a race favorite as well. Rookie sensation #79h Cory Horner has shown he can get the job done with podium finish at Sunset already in 2015, this could be the time where we see a Rookie celebrating in victory lane. Another Rookie has quietly moved into 5th in the points as John Baker JR continues to get more and more comfortable behind the wheel of his mod, this could just be the weekend where he scores his first OSCAAR win. Several teams left Full Throttle, thinking they are glad that race was over. Looking for redemption this week the #88r of Tommy Robb, #47 Brian McLean and #14 Davey Terry will all be looking to return to their winning ways this weekend.
A strong competitive field of OSCAAR Mods are expected this weekend to give the fans some great open wheel racing action!
HOOSIER MOD Points: 1st #8 Gary McLean 217 pts, 2nd #36 Gary Elliott 190, 3rd #79h Cory Horner 187 pts, 4th #77 Chad Strawn 186 pts, 5th #63 John Baker JR 173 pts
Inside Track Magazine Hard Charger: 1st #8 Gary McLean- #88r Tommy Robb 20 pts, 2nd #12 David Balych – #79h Cory Horner 17 pts, 3rd #36 Gary Elliott 14 pts
Rookie Points: 1st #79h Cory Horner 11 pts, 2nd #99 AJ Emms 9 pts, 3rd #12 David Baylch 8 pts, 4th #63 John Baker Jr – #20 Mike Hearty 7 pts
After a much well deserved weekend off from competition the drivers are ready to get back to the racing action. With four events in the record books with four different feature winners ( round 1 #83 Jamie Bound, round #2 #84 Richard Woodland, round 3 #97 Robin McLean, round 4 #2 Jessica James) it is anyone’s guess who could be celebrating in victory lane this coming weekend. The Midas Midgets also have the tightest championship points’ battle in racing in Southern Ontario. With Richard Woodland and Paul Draganoc tied for the lead and a mere 5 points separate the top five heading into this weekends’ racing action.
The Midget have been averaging just over 30 cars per event so the fans at Sauble Speedway will be in for some great two and three wide racing action.
Race fans will also be able to enjoy some great thunder car and four cylinder racing action. Also joining the show will be Western Ontario Lawnmowers. Pit gates will open at 3:00pm for those fans that like to stop by and meet the drivers and check out the cars prior to racing. Qualifying for the lawnmowers will take place at 6:00pm with the first green flag set to wave at 7:00pm.
Complete schedule can be found at www. saublespeedway.ca .
Midas of Orangeville Points: 1st #84 Richard Woodland – #18 Paul Draganon 250 pts, 2nd #5 Jody Bound 247 pts, 3rd #48 Brian Woodland – #42 Brian McDonald 245 pts
Inside Track Magazine Hard Charger: 1st #17 Mike McLaughlin, 2nd #48 Brian Woodland, 3rd #98 Kevin Spiez 16 pts, 4th #2 Jessica James 14 pts, 5th #26 Katherine Summers – #85 Rob Summers 14 pts
Rookie of the Year: 1st #5 Jody Bound 16 pts, 2nd #71 Wayne McKibbon 10 pts, 3rd #86 Raynor Vickers 8 pts, 4th #13 Craig Deacon 7 pts, 5th #69 Wally Wilson 5 pts
Full Throttle Speedway played host to the HOOSIER Mods and Midas of Orangeville Midgets this past Saturday. The high bank bull ring is a favorite of all drivers as they put on a great night of racing. The HOOSIER Mods where competing in round 1 of The Rick Woolner Memorial and new for 2015 this finish will be combined with the September 12th event to determine the overall winner. The Midas Midgets where competing in their fourth event of 2015 and the fourth different feature winner was celebrating at the end of the evening.
The Hoosier Mod drivers have had this date circled on their calendars as each of them want to take home that coveted trophy. The evening started off with time trials, to see which Hoosier Mod driver could have bragging rights of being the fastest. Home town favorite, many time Full Throttle Champion and Woolner Memorial Champion #8 Gary McLean would lay down the fastest lap of the night with a 12.494 second lap. Rookie David Baylch would be second with a 12.738 second lap and #39 Shane Stickel with a 12.772 second lap. The four heat races would set the starting field for the 50 lap main event. Gary McLean, David Baylch, Dan Price and Brian McLean would all pick up checker flag in the qualifying. During introductions fans would vote #14 Davey Terry as the best appearing modified, and then the command to start engines was given. Rookie AJ Emms and Brian McLean would lead the field to green. A couple of quick cautions would keep the field bunched up until a green flag run would see the Mod drivers get down to some great racing. The #99 of AJ Emms would pace the field for the first 20 laps before giving it up to the #39 of Shane Stickel who would hold the top spot for the final 30 laps. Shane would have to hold off the challenges of the #36 of Gary Elliott, #8 Gary McLean who went to the back of the field twice to record the win. This would be Shane’s first feature win in the series and there no better time to do it. In victory lane Shane was quick to point out “We will be back for sure in September”. Rounding out the top 5 would be the #77 of Chad Strawn who was making his first ever start at Full Throttle and the #99 of AJ Emms. This event is also has several lap sponsors, and specialty awards available to the drivers. Everyone with OSCAAR would like to thank all those that supported this event. ** OSCAAR would like to apologize to APC of Mount Forest for the over site on Saturday night, your support of the event was greatly appreciated**
Specialty Award Winners:
1 HOOSIER TIRE compliments of Artic Clear Feature 6th place finish – #09 Dan Price
1 HOOSIER TIRE compliments of Artic Clear Feature 7th place finish – #88 Ryan Dick
Fastest in Time Trials – JJ McLelland Plumbing #8 Gary McLean $100.00
Best Appearing Car- Stop 23 #14 Davey Terry $150.00
Top Qualifier – Listowel Ford #8 Gary McLean $150.00
Top Rookie – Sheila Eccles for Reddon Insurance #99 AJ Emms $150.00
Farthest Tow – Ken Belferz – #20 Mike Hearty $75.00 fuel card
Hard Luck Driver – Bentick Motors – #47 Brian McLean $200.00
Halfway Bonus – JJ Millwright – #39 Shane Stickel $100.00
Feature winner – Lisa Gareau custom office chair #39 Shane Stickel (retail $800.00)
Lap 13 – 13th place car – Black Magic Photo- photo session – #63 John Baker JR (value $150)
Lap 35-13th place car – Black Magin Photo – Lettering Package – #13eh Mark Saul (value $300)
Time Trial Results 1st #8 McLean 12.494 2nd #12 Balych 12.738, 3rd #39 Stickel 12.772 4th #14 Terry 12.875 5th (tie) #88 Dick – #77 Strawn 12.7-875 7th #79h Horner 12.877, 8th #88r Tommy Robb 12.921, 9th #99 Emms 12.981, 10th #47 McLean 12.985, 11th #20 Hearty 13.027, 12th #63 Baker JR 13.223, 13TH #09 Price 13.242, 14th #19 13.285, 15th #13eh Saul 14.330, 16th Elliott nt
Hoosier Modified Feature Finish: 1st #39 Shane Stickel , 2nd #36 Gary Elliott, 3rd #8 Gary McLean, 4th #77 Chad Strawn, 5th #99 AJ Emms, 6th #09 Dan Price, 7th #88 Ryan Dick, 8th #88r Tommy Robb, 9th #20 Mike Hearty, 10th #63 John Baker JR, 11TH #13eh Mark Saul, 12th #14 Davey Terry, 13th #12 David Balych, 14th #79h Cory Horner, 15th #47 Brian McLean, 16th #19 Dean Scott
Inside Track Motorsports News Hard Charger points: 1st #88r Tommy Robb – #8 Gary McLean 20- pts, 2nd #12 David Balych – #79h Cory Horner 17 pts, 3rd #36 Gary Elliott 14 pts
Hoosier Tire Award: Randon Position 12th in feature (picked by Donna) $50.00 gift certificate #14 Davey Terry
The Midas of Orangeville Midgets continue to impress the race fans each and every week. Coming into this event we had three different feature winners in 2015, and at the end of the night Jessica James was able to add her name to the list. Jessica also has the distinct title of the first female competitor to win an OSCAAR feature in 25 years of competition. The #2 of James showed her fellow competitors that she was the car to beat by picking up her two heat race wins. Also picking up heat wins were the #5 Jody Bound, #62 of Rob McCall, #97 Robin McLean and the #18 of Paul Draganoc. With the 24 car staring field set for the 30 lap main event it didn’t take long for the drivers to be going at it three wide throughout the field. The car on the move was the #2 of James who quickly moved from her ninth starting spot to the lead on 10 and would hold on for the final 20 laps to take her first feature win of 2015. #55 of Cory Whittam held the lead for the first seven laps of the feature and was all smiles after the event by recording his best ever feature finish of second place. Last weeks’ feature winner #97 Robin McLean would round out the podium with a third place finish. Perhaps the fastest most consistent team not to win a feature in 2015 is Paul Draganoc who finished the night in fourth place and moved into a tie for the points championship. Rounding out the top five was the #48 of Brian Woodland, who again has been knocking on the door for his first feature win of 2015. The Midas Midgets also have the tightest points battle in Ontario racing with the top five separated by a mere 5 points as the series takes a week off before heading to Sauble Beach in two weeks. The Midgets teams continue to impress each and every week and are a quickly becoming a fan favorite at each event.
Midas of Orangville Feature Finish: 1st #2 Jessica James, 2nd #55 Cory Whittam, 3rd #97 Robin McLean, 4th #18 Paul Draganoc, 5th #48 Brian Woodland, 6th #42 Brian McDonald, 7th #75 Shawn Stanley, 8th #17 Mike McLaughlin, 9th #57 James Stanley, 10th #8 Larry Lawson, 11th #98 Kevin Spiez, 12th #85 Rob Summers, 13th #74 David Gallinger, 14th #84 Richard Woodland,15th #86 Raynor Vickers, 16th #62 Rob McCall,17th #5 Jody Bound, 18th #51x James Stones, 19th #77 James Rodgers, 20th #3 Lorne VanDusen, 22nd #71 Wayne McKibbon, 23rd #43 Randy Huisser dns, 24th #9 Shawn Gardner dns
B feature: top 4 qualify 1st #71 Wayne McKibbon, 2nd #51x James Stones, 3rd #86 Raynor Vickers, 4th #26 Katherine Summers, 5th #37 Steve Lassman, 6th #24 Ryan Brown, 7th #69 Wally Wilson, 8th #13 Craig Deacon dns
Inside Track Motorsports News Hard Charger points: 1st #17 Mike McLaughlin 18 pts, 2nd #48 Brian Woodland 17 pts, 3rd #98 Kevin Spiez 16 pts, 4th #2 Jessica James 15 pts, 5th #26 Katherine Summers – #85 Rob Summers 14 pts
Photo’s by Todd D Walden