3rd in Super Late Model Points – Charlie Gallant

Charlie Gallant

With a pair of feature victories, Charlie Gallant showed speed en route to placing third in the OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Model standings.

Right from the beginning of the season at Flamboro Speedway, Gallant showed speed. He placed sixth in the opening feature, before leading nine laps en route to a runner-up in the second.

The momentum followed him into June at Kawartha Speedway with a solid fifth. He then returned back to Flamboro, putting together another pair of solid features with two fourth-place finishes.

Entering July on the heels of consecutive top-five finishes, a trip to the beach saw him get one step closer to the feature glory, as he scored a runner-up to Glenn Watson at Sauble Speedway. His return to Kawartha Speedway went equally as well, as he ran inside the top-five for the entire 50 laps en route to a fourth.

The third trip of the year to Flamboro Speedway was when the race fans really caught up to the speed that Gallant was capable of. Running twin 25 lap features, Gallant was solid in the first affair, keeping himself in contention with a fourth. The second event, though, was when all eyes opened widely. Starting on pole, he quickly put a gap on the field, cruising through the second half en route to feature victory.

The month of August saw things continually go well for the driver of the No. 40P South Shore Services Super Late Model with the series’ first trip of 2017 to Peterborough Speedway. Once again, the familiar speed was there and paid off, as Gallant cruised to his second career victory. He then backed it up with a sixth in the second event.

Returning to Peterborough a month later for the Autumn Colours Classic, he capped off the campaign with an eighth-place finish.

On behalf of OSCAAR, congratulations to Charlie Gallant on an impressive 2017 season. We wish you the best of luck in your racing endeavors in 2018.

By: Ashley McCubbin

3rd OSCAAR Modified Points – Chris Milwain

Chris Milwain

Showing speed right from the season opener at Flamboro Speedway in May, Chris Milwain put together a solid campaign en route to placing third in the OSCAAR Modified standings.

Kicking off 2017 at Flamboro, he won the opening heat of the season, before leading flag-to-flag in the 30 lap feature en route to scoring his first career modified victory.

He carried the momentum to Kawartha Speedway to start off June, coming from mid-pack to post a third-place finish on the half-mile oval. Unfortunately, returning to Flamboro did not go as planned as mechanical issues saw him end up 13th, followed by a 10th at Sauble Speedway.

Needing a turnaround, going back to Kawartha Speedway was exactly what the doctor ordered. Milwain led several laps throughout the 30-lap feature after taking the lead on Lap 3, before being passed in the final five laps en route to a runner-up. He then rounded out the month of July with his second career victory at Flamboro after leading the second half of the feature.

The solid performances continued for Milwain, as he finished the Chase for the Colours at Peterborough Speedway in fourth. He was also strong in his return to Sauble, making it back up to sixth despite a spin in the early stages, but he was one of several caught up in a late-race crash.

Needing a strong run to keep him in the championship hunt, Milwain ran inside the top-three throughout the Velocity 250 feature, including tagging the back of leader Gary McLean on a late-race restart with two laps to go, en route to a third-place place.

He was then able to capitalize a week later at Flamboro Speedway, taking the lead on the opening lap and never looking back en route to his third career victory. The win proved pivotal for his title chances, as both his title rivals ran into problems during the late stages.

Although he gave himself a fair shot entering Peterborough’s Autumn Colours Classic, the weekend would not go smoothly. He and Andy Jankowaik got together during the first heat, resulting in significant damage to the No. 21 Modified. He was able to get the damage fixed before Saturday’s action, but it ultimately hurt his starting position for the 50-lap feature, qualifying 15th. He began to make up ground, but a heavy crash on Lap 23 took him out of the event and ended his title chances. Thankfully, he was able to walk away uninjured.

On behalf of OSCAAR, congratulations to Chris Milwain on a great season. We wish you the best of luck in 2018.

By: Ashley McCubbin

3rd in Pro Midget Points – Brody Rickwood

Brody Rickwood

With consistent solid finishes from May to October, Brody Rickwood put together an impressive season en route to a third-place finish in the OSCAAR Pro Midget points.

Making his series debut at Peterborough Speedway, Rickwood was fast from the beginning with a fifth-place finish. He then backed it up at Flamboro Speedway, scoring a sixth.

Kicking off the summer at Sauble beach, Rickwood did not slow down, but rather improved a little more for a fourth. Returning to Flamboro a couple weeks later, he battled back from a mid-race spin to place eighth. It seemed initial trips back to speedways did not pan out as planned, as heading back to Peterborough saw him score an eighth and seventh.

Looking for a turnaround, he would head to the tight confines of Grand Bend Speedway, focused straight ahead. The pair of features went solidly, resulting in an eighth and sixth. He then rounded out August with a sixth at Sauble, eighth at Flamboro, and sixth at Flamboro.

Entering the final stretch of the year, the No. 83 Elgin Chrysler, Sheri Lawrence from Royal LePage, Mac Tools, and Gateway Customs Broker Pro Midget pilot returned back to the top-five with an impressive fourth-place finish at Grand Bend Speedway.

He would then finish 11th at Flamboro following a mid-race spin, followed by a ninth at Peterborough to round out the season.

On top of thanking his sponsors for their support, Rickwood also gives a huge thanks to his parents, and friend Courey Lawrence for their help on and off the track.

On behalf of OSCAAR, congratulations to Rickwood on a great season. We look forward to seeing you back out in 2018 with your new ride.

By: Ashley McCubbin

3rd in OSCAAR Hot Rod Points – Adam Misener

Adam Misener

When news spread about the OSCAAR Hot Rod Series, Adam Misener was one of the first drivers to commit to running the full campaign.

“I am excited about starting this season,” he said. “It is the first opportunity in three years to be able to commit to a full season in any series. I am looking forward to points racing again, and racing regularly with old friends from the Barrie Speedway days.”

Kicking off the inaugural season at Kawartha Speedway, he placed third in both qualifying heats, before putting together an impressive runner-up in the feature. He carried the momentum with him to Flamboro Speedway, out-battling Tyler Hawn to score his first career series victory.

Returning back to Kawartha in July, he was once again solid with a fourth and third in his heats, backed up by a third-place finish in the main event. Unfortunately, his season hit a snag when the series made their second appearance at Flamboro Speedway. During the first practice, he suffered a mechanical failure, resulting in him failing to make the event later on that night.

He was able to complete the year on a high, though, leading laps in the first of the two Velocity 250 weekend features at Sunset Speedway en route to a third-place finish. He backed it up with a fourth in the second event.

With consistency all season long, Adam Misener proved he is going to be a threat for the victory no matter what track the series heads to in 2018, and could become the second champion.

On behalf of OSCAAR, congratulations to Adam Misener on your success, and thank you for supporting the class from day one. We look forward to seeing you in 2018.

By: Ashley McCubbin

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