Daniel Hawn Scores Third Straight OSCAAR Pro Midget Feature Victory

 

Daniel Hawn OSCAAR Pro Midget Driver #2 2017

While Jordan Hanna was the man through the first half of the year, there seems to be a new king of the midgets right now as Daniel Hawn scored his third straight OSCAAR Pro Midget feature victory this past weekend at Grand Bend Speedway.

Daniel Hawn scored his fifth heat victory ahead of Cassidy Marsh, Sam Gee, Brent Kemps, Brody Rickwood, Mackenzie Hamilton, and Wally Wilson.

Rob Summers got his first qualifier win of the year ahead of Steve Belfry, Jordan Hanna, Craig Pitchell, James Stanley, and Tyler Cullen.

Daniel Hawn went for the daily double ahead of Jordan Hanna, Marsh, Gee, Kemps, Pitchell, and Belfry.

Brody Rickwood scored his first career OSCAAR qualifier win ahead of Stanley, Ted Greenwood, Hamilton, Shawn Stanley, Wilson, and Cullen.

Come feature time, the fans were treated to a show with side-by-side competition throughout, as they watched Hawn make his way to the front of the field. Once he was out front, that was all he needed as Daniel Hawn led the rest of the way en route to his fourth career OSCAAR Pro Midget victory.

Jordan Hanna finished second for his 10th top-five, with James Stanley in third to tie his season-best from Peterborough Speedway in August. Brody Rickwood placed fourth to tie his career-best from Sauble Speedway in July, followed by Ted Greenwood in fifth with his sixth top-five.

Craig Pitchell placed sixth for his eighth top-10, with Brent Kemps in seventh for his ninth top-10. Shawn Stanley finished eighth for a season-best finish with Sam Gee in ninth for his third consecutive top-10. Wally Wilson rounded out the top-10 in his first start of the season.

Mackenzie Hamilton finished 11th, followed by Tyler Cullen, Cassidy Marsh, and Steve Belfry.

The next event for the OSCAAR Pro Midgets is Frostoberfest at Flamboro Speedway on September 30 and 31.

By: Ashley McCubbin

OSCAAR Pro Midgets Grand Bend Speedway Preview

OSCAAR Pro Midgets @Grand Bend

After a week off to catch their breathes, the OSCAAR Pro Midgets will be back in action this Saturday at Grand Bend Speedway for the 12th feature of 2017.

Everybody will be gunning for Jordan Hanna this weekend certainly, as he swept both features at Grand Bend in August. Although he has won eight times this year, he will be looking to turn things around after issues took him out of the running at Flamboro Speedway.

James Stanley will be back behind the wheel of his familiar No. 57, looking to back-up his fourth-place finish at Sauble Speedway. Notably, he posted a ninth earlier this season at Grand Bend.

Cassidy March hopes to turn things around, following three straight finishes outside of the top-10. He ran well at Grand Bend last year, posting a runner-up finish.

Inaugural OSCAAR Pro Midget Champion Ted Greenwood enters this weekend coming off a season-best second-place finish at Flamboro Speedway. He now has momentum on his side following four top-fives in the last five events, including a pair at Grand Bend in August. Oh, and he was the winner at Grand Bend last year, too.

Rob Summers will be looking for another top-10 as he enters this weekend with three straight, including a fifth-place finish at Flamboro. He posted a best-finish of ninth at Grand Bend in August.

Brent Kemps will be looking for his fourth top-five of 2017 after posting no finishes outside of the top-10 thus far in eight starts. Notably, he was in the top-five in both features at Grand Bend in August with a third and a fifth.

Gary Triska will be looking for another top-10 this weekend after posting a pair of ninth-place finishes at Flamboro Speedway. He has a track-best of 10th at Grand Bend.

Daniel Hawn will be looking for his fourth career victory after sweeping both features at Flamboro Speedway. He did well at Grand Bend in August, scoring a pair of runner-ups.

Brody Rickwood could break through for his first win as a rookie as he continues to perform each week with top-10’s on a weekly basis. He posted an eighth and a sixth in his last Grand Bend appearance.

Steve Belfry will be looking for his first top-five following a career-best at Flamboro in July.

Shawn Paul will be looking for his sixth top-10 of the year, following four straight including a fourth at Flamboro last month. He has track-best of seventh at Grand Bend.

Craig Pitchell has impressed since making his debut at Flamboro, posting seven top-10’s in eight features, highlighted by a runner-up last month.

Preview Written by Ashley McCubbin / Photo Courtesy of Grand Bend Speedway

Daniel Hawn Doubles Down at Flamboro Speedway

Daniel Hawn at Flamboro Speedway 2017

On an emotional night of racing, everything fittingly came together for Daniel Hawn as he won both of the OSCAAR Pro Midget features.

Before the first event, Hawn led a pair of parade laps ahead of the double-upped field with the crowd taking a moment of silence to honor his father Don Hawn, who passed away earlier in the week.

“When our own Daniel Hawn took the lead lap on Saturday night at Flamboro Speedway, we all followed him for 2 pace laps in memory of his dad’s car No. 2,” series director Charles Priestley said. “It was an emotional ride, and the crowds at Flamboro all stood to pay their last respects to a man and driver that generations of race fans have great memories of.”

Charles Priestley and Jordan Hanna led the field to the green flag, with Hanna taking the early advantage. Like he has done throughout this year thus far, he began to extend his advantage easily, catching up to the back of the field. Though just as he was set to beginning lapping cars halfway through, a wheel would come off, sending him around and up into the turn two wall. Hanna was uninjured, but unable to continue with the damage.

The incident handed the lead over to Daniel Hawn, who did not look back the rest of the way en route to victory. It marks Hawn’s second victory and ninth top-five in 10 races this season.

Ted Greenwood finished second for a season-best, with Craig Pitchell in third for his fifth top-five in seven starts. Charles Priestley placed fourth in his series debut, and first start behind the wheel in eight years. Brent Kemps was fifth for his third top-five.

Shawn Paul finished sixth to tie his season-best, with Rob Summers in seventh for his eighth top-10. Brody Rickwood placed eighth for his 10th top-10, with Gary Triska in ninth for his fourth top-10. Jordan Hanna got credited with 10th, followed by Owen Elliott in 11th after failing to start due to mechanical issues.

The second feature saw Brody Rickwood and Rob Summers lead the field to green, but it didn’t take long for Daniel Hawn to make his way to the front, leading the rest of the way en route to victory.

Craig Pitchell finished second for a career-best, with Ted Greenwood in third for his fifth top-five. Shawn Paul finished placed fourth for a season-best, with Rob Summers in fifth for his sixth top-five. Brody Rickwood finished sixth, followed by Charles Priestley, Brent Kemps, Gary Triska, Jordan Hanna and Owen Elliott.

Following the event, the OSCAAR Pro Midget drivers unanimously decided to donate the entire driver purse to the Hawn family.Daniel Hawn OSCAAR Pro Midget Driver #2

“We were all honoured to be on the track with the Hawn family on Saturday night, and as a token of our respect to Don and his boys, all the drivers and crew from Saturday have unanimously decided that we will be donating the entire driver purse for the night to Daniel and his family,” Priestley said. “We know money can’t replace anyone, ever. But, it’s the least we can do. So from all of us, to the Hawn Family, you have our deepest condolences and respect.”

The gesture did not go unnoticed by Daniel Hawn, who wrote a response which can be read below in its entirety.

“I don’t even know what to say to you guys right now…….you guys don’t have to do that,” he said. “Thursday and Friday were the worst days of my life. I never for a second thought that I would have to go to the race track without my dad. Racing was his life; he was our rock to our family and never had a bad word to say to anyone. He would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. I wish one day to be half the man he was. He touched so many people’s lives and I see that today.

“Flamboro Speedway was a hard day for me and Tyler. I want to thank everyone for everything they had to say to us. I also want to thank Simon Elliott and Charles Priestley for the memorial stickers and all the drivers for putting them on. You guys made our night a little easier.

“I miss my dad so much and wish I had just one more hour with him. But I know he’s watching over me, my brother and mom.”

The next race for the OSCAAR Pro Midgets is at Grand Bend Speedway on September 9.

Race Report by Ashley McCubbin / Photos by Peter Anderson for Flamboro Speedway

OSCAAR Pro Midgets Flamboro Speedway Preview

OSCAAR PRO MIDGETS AT FLAMBORO SPEEDWAY

OSCAAR Pro Midgets Flamboro Speedway Preview After a solid show this past weekend, the OSCAAR Pro Midgets will be back in action on Saturday at Flamboro Speedway for their ninth feature of 2017. The division will have a special treat this weekend as series director Charles Priestley is set to make his OSCAAR debut, driving the No. 57 normally piloted by James Stanley. No pressure for the boss, but Stanley posted a fourth-place finish at Sauble Speedway. Everybody will be gunning for Jordan Hanna this weekend certainly, as he looks to score his ninth feature victory of 2017 after sweeping the first six races prior to Daniel Hawn’s victory at Peterborough. Cassidy March hopes to turn things around, following three straight finishes outside of the top-10. He was strong at Flamboro earlier this year, posting a pair of fourths. Inaugural OSCAAR Pro Midget Series Champion Ted Greenwood will run his eighth feature of the year this weekend. He has momentum on his side following back-to-back top-fives at Grand Bend before placing 12th last weekend at Sauble Speedway. Rob Summers will be looking for another top-10 after scoring an eighth-place finish at Sauble. He was strong earlier this year at Flamboro, posting a fifth-place finish. Brent Kemps will be looking for his third top-five of 2017 after posting no finishes outside of the top-10 thus far in six starts. Gary Triska will be looking for another top-10 this weekend after struggling the past two events, despite starting off 2017 with a ninth at Flamboro. Daniel Hawn will make his 10th series start this weekend, hoping to score his second career victory following a win and six runner-ups this season. Brody Rickwood could break through for his first win as a rookie as he was solid last weekend at Sauble, posting a sixth-place finish. He posted a sixth and eighth in his previous two Flamboro appearances. Steve Belfry will be looking for his first top-five following a career-best sixth at Flamboro in July. JT Ackworth scored himself a top-10 at Sauble earlier this year, and will hope to improve this weekend. Shawn Paul will be looking for his fourth top-10 of the year, following a pair of sevenths and eighth. Craig Pitchell has impressed since making his debut at Flamboro, posting five top-10’s in six starts, highlighted by a third at Flamboro. Daryl Anthony will be hoping to build upon his ninth-place finish at Peterborough Speedway. Details on the upcoming night of action, including the schedule, can be found at http://www.flamboro.ca. Preview Written by Ashley McCubbin

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