OSCAAR Modified Sauble Speedway Preview

OSCAAR Modifieds at Sauble Speedway 2017

The busy schedule for the OSCAAR Modifieds continues this weekend as they will head to Sauble Speedway for their eighth race of the season. With a mix of young and old filling up the roster, it’ll be interesting to see who claims bragging rights.

Gary Elliott won’t be behind the wheel of his familiar No. 36 Modified this weekend, but the car will be in the field with Rob Di Venanzo behind the wheel. Di Venanzo ran six OSCAAR events last season, scoring a best finish of seventh at Flamboro Speedway in July.

Luke Gignac will hope to keep the momentum rolling into the beach this weekend as Peterborough Speedway worked out very well with his second career series victory. Notably, he has only placed outside of the top-five once this year, including a fifth-place at Sauble in July.

A.J. Emms looks to build on his success he’s had this season as Peterborough was his first finish outside of the top-five this season. Emms has been solid in his previous events at Sauble, scoring an eighth and third.

John Harper will be looking to keep the momentum going, following a runner-up at Peterborough Speedway. Sauble hasn’t been his best track in the past, though, with just two prior top-10 finishes.

The driver to watch this weekend could be Cory Horner as he has continued to impress with no finishes outside of the top-seven this season. Also, it’s worth noting that he won the July race at Sauble, too.

Chris Milwain will look to keep the momentum rolling following three straight podium finishes. Unfortunately, Sauble in July didn’t pan out as well as warranted with a 10th-place finish.

Dale Reinhart is also looking forward to building on his strong run from Peterborough, where he finished fifth. Notably, he finished seventh at Sauble in July.

Tim Tolton is hopeful for a strong run, following three straight finishes outside of the top-10. He was strong at Sauble in July, posting a fourth-place finish.

After missing the July event at his home track due to fuel pump issues, Wally Wilson will be in the field this weekend with sights set on his first career top-10 finish.

Aaron McLean will hope to turn his luck around, following a 15th-place finish in his last appearance. Notably, he finished eighth at Sauble in July.

Marty Monette has had a roller coaster season so far, and will hope to see Sauble Speedway be the sight of his second career OSCAAR top-10 finish.

Adam Hagen hasn’t had much luck the past couple of events, posting three straight finishes outside of the top-10. He hopes his first trip to the beach goes much smoother with a top-10 performance.

After a rough start to the year, Jase Cornell has been solid as of late with back-to-back top-10 finishes. The beach could be the perfect spot for him to break into the top-five for the first time.

Cliff Hodgkinson has been impressive lately, posting four straight top-10 finishes. He will try to improve upon the ninth-place finish from his first trip to Sauble.

Along with the OSCAAR Modifieds at Sauble Speedway this weekend will be the OSCAAR Pro Midgets and OSCAAR Midgets. The full itinerary and prices can be found on the Sauble Speedway website at http://www.saublespeedway.ca.

Preview By: Ashley McCubbin — Photo Courtesy of T.W. Robarts Photos

Jordan Hanna Doubles Down at Grand Bend Speedway

The dream season continued for Jordan Hanna this past weekend at Grand Bend Speedway, as he won the pair of the features on the tight oval.

Starting inside the top-five for the first feature, Hanna wasted no time getting to the lead en route to his sixth feature victory in seven races for 2017.

Like most of the season, his rearview mirror was filled with Daniel Hawn, as he’d post his fifth runner-up following a win at Flamboro Speedway. Brent Kemps finished third for his first top-five of 2017, followed by Sam Gee with a fourth in his series debut. Ted Greenwood placed fifth for his second top-five of 2017.

Craig Pitchell finished sixth for his third top-10 in four starts, followed by Shawn Paul in seventh with his second top-10. Brody RIckwood placed eighth for his seventh straight top-eight, with Rob Summers in ninth with his third straight top-10. Gary Triska finished 10th for his third top-10.

Steve Belfry finished 11th, followed by Tyler Cullen, James Marche, Cassidy Marsh, James Stanley and Shawn Stanley.

The second feature invert proved to no challenge for Hanna, as he once again made his way through the field to take the lead for his seventh win of 2017.

James Marche turned around his luck the second time around, driving the No. 88 normally piloted by Mackenzie Hamilton to a runner-up finish for his third top-four in four series starts. Daniel Hawn finished third followed by Ted Greenwood and Brent Kemps.

Brody Rickwood finished sixth, followed by Craig Pitchell, Shawn Paul, James Stanley and Sam Gee. Notably, it marks the seventh top-10 of 2017 for Stanley.

Rob Summers finished 11th, followed by Steve Belfry, Gary Triska, Tyler Cullen, Cassidy Marsh and Shawn Stanley.

The next race for the OSCAR Pro Midgets is at Sauble Speedway, alongside the OSCAAR Modifieds and OSCAAR Midgets.

OSCAAR Pro Midgets Grand Bend Speedway Preview

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After a solid show this past weekend at Peterborough Speedway, the OSCAAR Pro Midgets will be back in action on Saturday at Grand Bend Speedway for their seventh feature of 2017.

Everybody will be gunning for Jordan Hanna this weekend certainly, as he looks to score his sixth feature victory of 2017 after sweeping the first six races prior to Daniel Hawn’s victory last Saturday.

Cassidy March hopes his speed shines through this weekend as he enters this weekend on the heels of three straight top-five finishes. He was strong last year at Grand Bend, picking up a runner-up finish.

Inaugural OSCAAR Pro Midget Series Champion Ted Greenwood will run his fifth feature of the year this weekend. He has momentum on his side following a third-place finish at Sauble despite issues at Peterborough, and won last year at Grand Bend.

Another driver looking for a solid run will be James Stanley, who picked up a podium finish at Peterborough in the debut of his new ride. Perhaps this weekend everything comes together for a win.

Rob Summers will be looking for another podium after scoring a third-place finish at Peterborough.

His daughter Katherine will also be one to watch, as she looks to improve upon a pair of eighths to start the season. Though if Kelly is instead in attendance, it could be interesting based on her fifth in her lone start thus far this year.

Brent Kemps will be looking for his first top-five of 2017 following a ninth, seventh and a sixth in his first three starts.

Gary Triska will be looking for another top-10 this weekend after struggling the past two events, despite starting off 2017 with a pair of top-10’s.

Daniel Hawn will make his seventh series start this weekend, hoping to score his second straight victory following a win and four runner-ups this season.

Brody Rickwood could break through for his first win as a rookie as he was solid last weekend at Peterborough, posting a third and a fifth.

Steve Belfry will be looking for his first top-five following a career-best sixth so far.

JT Ackworth scored himself a top-10 at Sauble with a 10th, and will hope to keep improving this weekend.

Mckenzie Hamilton is unable to attend, so James Marche will be driving her ride. Marche is someone to watch as he made picked up the win at Frostoberfest last year.

Shawn Paul was solid in his 2017 debut, posting a seventh-place finish as he could possibly make his second start on a Saturday.

Craig Pitchell has impressed since making his debut at Flamboro, posting a pair of top-fives in three features thus far this year.

Shawn Stanley will hope to build on a pair of top-10’s that he experienced in his 2017 Pro Midget debut at Peterborough. Daryl Anthony is in the same boat, following a 12th and a ninth at the patch.

You can also add Sam Gee and Tyler Cullen to the list of drivers expected to be in attendance, who will make their series debuts.

Details on the upcoming night of action, including the schedule, can be found at http://www.jcarracing.ca/.

Preview Written by Ashley McCubbin – Photo by Crystal Northcott

Tyler Hawn and Kelly Balson Lock into Autumn Colours Classic Front Row

oscaarsuperlate_pete02In a pair of 35-lap features at Peterborough Speedway, a pair of veterans would score the victories, while another used consistency to lock himself into the pole for the Autumn Colours Classic.

Following up his win at Flamboro Speedway, Charlie Gallant was strong out of the gate at Peterborough Speedway and scored the victory in the first feature. Tyler Hawn finished second for a season-best finish, followed by Kelly Balson in third for his second straight podium. Adrian Foster finished fourth for his first career OSCAAR top-five, with Dario Capirchio in fifth with his second straight top-five. Jamie Richardson and Glenn Watson would round out the field. Notably, it marks the first finish outside of the top-six for Watson this season.

The second feature saw fan favourite Kelly Balson make his way to the front, scoring his second career OSCAAR victory in front of the hometown crowd. Hawn finished second once again, with Foster in third for his first career OSCAAR podium. Capirchio finished fourth for a career-best finish, followed by Watson, Gallant and Richardson.

With both features averaged together, the pair of seconds worked out perfectly for Tyler Hawn as he locked himself into the pole position for the Autumn Colours Classic. Kelly Balson’s second OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Models Peterborough Speedway 2017feature win also helped him nicely as he locked himself into the outside of the front row. Charlie Gallant was third overall, followed by Adrian Foster, Dario Capirchio, Glenn Watson and Jamie Richardson.

Despite enduring a rough night, Glenn Watson remains your OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Model points leader, 20 markers ahead of Charlie Gallant. Tyler Hawn is third, followed by Jamie Richardson and John Cadman.

The OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Models will be back in action at Sauble Speedway on August 19.

Press Release by Ashley McCubbin / Photos Courtesy of Debbie Spence and Hawn Racing.

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