6th in OSCAAR Super Late Model Points – Gary Passer

Gary Passer

With three top-five finishes, Gary Passer put together a solid campaign en route to finishing sixth in the OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Model standings.

Kicking off the season in May at Flamboro Speedway, the year didn’t start off as he would’ve hoped with a seventh in the first 25-lap feature due to a spin with five laps to go. However, he rebounded impressively in the second event, holding off Glenn Watson and Tyler Hawn in an all-out battle throughout the race to finish third.

Moving forward to Kawartha Speedway, Passer put together a solid, clean race to finish ninth. He carried the momentum back to Flamboro in June, posting a fifth and sixth in the pair of features.

He would score his third top-five of 2017 when the series headed to the beach, placing fifth at Sauble Speedway. Unfortunately, the return to Kawartha did not go as planned, as his race ended early with mechanical problems. Those issues ultimately saw him miss the next two weeks of racing as the team.

Passer returned for the final race of the season – the Autumn Colours Classic at Peterborough Speedway, completing his season with a sixth-place finish.

On behalf of OSCAAR, congratulations to Gary Passer on his success this year. We wish you the best of luck in 2018.

By: Ashley McCubbin

6th in OSCAAR Modified Points – John Harper

John Harper

With some strong runs throughout the course of the season, John Harper put together a solid campaign to finish sixth in the OSCAAR Modified standings.

Kicking off the year at Flamboro Speedway in May, he won a qualifying heat, before battling from an eighth-place starting spot to finish third. While entering the discussion early as a possible contender for the championship, his chances took a considerable hit a couple weeks later at Kawartha Speedway. Harper started off the night well, leading until the halfway point before his engine expired.

His team would not miss a beat, though, as they were back and ready to go for the third event of the year at Flamboro. He once again started off the night strongly, winning a qualifying heat and moving into second in the early stages. However, contact with a lap-car mid-race saw his night end early with a ninth-place finish.

Harper would begin to turn his season back around at Sauble Speedway, scoring a sixth-place finish, before backing it up with another heat win and a fifth at Kawartha. However, the roller coaster wasn’t over yet as contact on Lap 13 with another competitor resulted in a 12th-place finish at Flamboro.

Over the course of the next five races, Harper was able to find some steady momentum in posting five straight top-sevens. Everything began with the mid-summer trip to Peterborough Speedway, as he ran up front throughout the feature, avoiding a last lap incident to finish second and lock himself in the front row for the Autumn Colours Classic. He then finished fourth at Sauble despite fading in the early stages, followed by a seventh at Sunset Speedway after late-race contact and a fourth at Flamboro.

Unfortunately, he was unable to complete his season as well as he hoped. While he started second at the Autumn Colours Classic, an incident on Lap 8 ultimately resulted in a 22nd-place finish.

On behalf of OSCAAR, congratulations to John Harper on his success this year. We look forward to seeing you once again in 2018.

By: Ashley McCubbin

6th in OSCAAR Pro Midget Points: Rob Summers

Rob Summers

After a successful inaugural campaign with the OSCAAR Pro Midgets, Rob Summers put together another solid season en route to finishing sixth in the series standings.

Kicking off the year at Peterborough Speedway, he was quick from the start with a third in his qualifier, and a third in the feature. He then backed it up with another top-five at Flamboro Speedway. Unfortunately, returning to the Hamilton, Ontario-based oval a month later did not go as well as hoped with a 14th-place finish after mechanical issues.

Like a true veteran, he shook off the difficulties quickly, posting a pair of top-fives in the two features at Peterborough Speedway. But the roller coaster evidently continued, with finishes of ninth, 11th, eighth and seventh over the course of the next four main events. He would return to the top-five in the second 25-lap event at Flamboro in August, finishing fifth.

Closing out the year, Summers put together one of his strongest runs of 2017 at Flamboro Speedway’s Frostoberfest, running inside the top-six all feature long en route to a fourth. He then rounded out the year with a 12th at Peterborough Speedway.

On behalf of OSCAAR, congratulations to Rob Summers on his success in 2017. We look forward to seeing you back on track once again next year.

By: Ashley McCubbin

6th Through 8th in OSCAAR Midget Points

Despite being a shortened schedule, the OSCAAR Midgets put on solid shows each time they hit the track.

8th in Points – Wally WilsonWally Wilson 2017

With his primary focus on his OSCAAR Modified program, Wally Wilson was only able to attend a single race weekend in 2017, making the trip to Sauble Speedway. After showing speed in practice, he placed third and fifth in the pair of features.

Notably, the driver of the No. 69 Have1.com and The Fyre Place & Patio Shop accomplished the objectives he wanted in finishing top-10 in the modified points.

7th in Points – Zack MillmanZack Millman

Zack Millman was only able to make it out for a single event in 2017, making the trek to Flamboro Speedway in June. Unfortunately, it did not go as planned as mechanical issues resulted in him failing to complete a lap in qualifying or the feature.

While his lone appearance did not go as planned, it was nice to see him back at the track following a scary crash at Flamboro to finish off the 2016 campaign.

6th in Points – Nigel ButtivantNigel Buttivant

After coming close last year, Nigel Buttivant is now able to call himself an OSCAAR race winner.

At Peterborough Speedway in May, he placed third and second in the pair of qualifying heats. Then once we got into the feature, he took the lead on Lap 4 and never looked back en route to scoring the victory.

On behalf of OSCAAR, congratulations to each driver on their respective success this season and we wish you look the best of luck in your future endeavors.

By: Ashley McCubbin

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