OSCAAR Modified Autumn Colours Classic Preview

OSCAAR Modifieds at Peterborough Speedway ACCThis weekend, the OSCAAR modifieds will take to Peterborough Speedway for their final race of the 2018 campaign. The event provides the perfect opportunity for someone to cement themselves in racing history, while a new champion is crowned.

Following a season of racing, Cory Horner will enter this weekend with a nine-point advantage over John Harper, making every lap count through qualifying and the 50-lap feature.

Cory Horner has been consistent this season, actually currently holding a streak of 21 straight top-10 finishes dating back to October 2016. Notably, he has yet to place outside of the top-eight this season. in his eight previous events at Peterborough, he has only placed outside of the top-seven once, highlighted by a victory this past August.

John Harper will be looking for his second straight victory after picking up the win at Flamboro Speedway for his third of the season. He has also been consistent this season, with only one finish outside of the top-four. He knows how to run well at Peterborough, including a track-best fourth on two occasions.

Dale Reinhart has been solid on a weekly basis, and enters this weekend on the heels of six top-five in the last seven races. He scored a fourth-place finish in the August event at Peterborough.

Gary Elliott will be looking for his second straight top-10 following a eighth-place finish at Flamboro. In his nine previous races at Peterborough, he has posted nine top-10’s with a track-best of fourth.

Jason Keen hopes to score his fifth straight top-10 after finishing 11th in the August event at Peterborough.

Jeff Showler enters this weekend hoping to get back into the top-10 following a rough outing at Flamboro. He finished on the podium at Peterborough in August with a third.

Jase Cornell will hope to score his 12th career top-10 as he enters this weekend on the heels of a ninth-place finish at Flamboro. He’s been solid at Peterborough previously, scoring a ninth-place finish the past two years in August.

Luke Gignac enters this weekend on the heels of seven straight top-six finishes after making his return to the series. He has proven to be fast at Peterborough previously, winning the Chase for the Colors in August 2017, to go along with a third and sixth in the following races.

Wally Wilson will look to shake the bad luck that has plagued his team thus far this season. His best previous finish at Peterborough was 12th in last year’s Autumn Colours Classic.

A.J. Emms enters this weekend looking for his sixth top-five of the season following a third-place finish at Flamboro. He’s done well at Peterborough in the past, scoring five top-fives in seven starts, including a victory in the 2016 edition of the Autumn Colours Classic.

Gary McLean will be looking to score his fifth feature win of the season, after winning last year’s Autumn Colours Classic.

Mike Hearty will make the trip from Sault St. Marie, hoping to score his sixth top-10 of 2018 following a 13th-place finish at Sunset Speedway. He finished sixth in last year’s edition of the Autumn Colours Classic.

Duane Cinnamon will hope to have a smooth day at Peterborough after the team scored an 11th-place finish at Sunset Speedway with Miles Tyson behind the wheel. Notably, the summer appearance for OSCAAR at Peterborough did not go as well with a 14th-place finish.

Tyler Di Venanzo will look to keep building experience with his sixth series start of the season, following a career-best 12th thus far this year.

Chris Milwain will hope to turn thing around following an 18th-place finish at Flamboro. Notably, he has scored four top-fives this season.

Kelly Balson knows what it takes to win at Peterborough in both a late model and a super late model. He will try to do the same now in the modified, which would be a nice turnaround after failing to finish in the top-10 in his last three series starts.

Chad Strawn will make his sixth start of the season, hoping to repeat or better his season-best third at Sunset Speedway on Canada Day weekend.

Mark Gordon will hope to score his first top-10 of the season after struggling in his four previous series starts this seaon.

Anthony DiBello will be hope to repeat or better his season-best third-place finish from Kawartha Speedway after scoring a 20th-place finish at Peterborough in August.

Bob Franks scored his first career OSCAAR top-10 with a 10th at Peterborough in August, and will be looking to do the same this weekend.

Melissa Bullen will attempt to make the show this weekend once again, after just failing to qualify for the main event at Sunset Speedway.

Shawn Chenoweth has made two series starts to date, getting better in each attempt with a seventh and sixth in the two races.

Jeff Scott will be driving the No. 69x this weekend, rather than Craig Scott. The team hasn’t had the best of luck to date in OSCAAR with a 17th-place finish in their lone feature start thus far this season, and failing to qualify at Sunset Speedway.

John Baker Jr. will be making his second start of the season following a 12th-place finish at Kawartha Speedway in June. You shouldn’t count him out, though, as he is a previous Autumn Colours Classic Champion.

Tim Tolton will be making his first series start of the season after finishing off the 2017 campaign with back-to-back top-10 finishes, including a seventh at Peterborough Speedway.

Brad Stevenson will be making his first series start of the year, after making a pair of starts in 2017. He showed speed then, winning a pair of heats, despite failing to finish in the top-10 in both events.

The full itinerary and prices can be found on the Peterborough Speedway website at http://www.peterboroughspeedway.com/.

By: Ashley McCubbin

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