John Harper Runs Away with OSCAAR Modified Victory

OSCAAR Modifieds Top 3 at Flamboro Speedway

Taking the lead just before the halfway mark, John Harper would pace the field the rest of the way en route to winning the OSCAAR Modified feature at Flamboro Speedway.

Harper won the first heat ahead of Jason Keen, Jason Bowden, Gary Elliott, Dale Reinhart, Marshall Schrenk, and Tyler Di Venanzo.

Cory Horner won the second heat ahead of A.J. Emms, Jase Cornell, Luke Gignac, Jeff Showler, David McKnight Jr., and Wally Wilson.

Gary Elliott won the third heat ahead of Shower, Horner, Bowden, Harper, McKnight, and Di Venanzo.

Dale Reinhart won the fourth heat ahead of Gignac, Emms, Schrenk, Keen, Cornell, and Wilson.

With Gary Elliott and A.J. Emms leading the field to green, it’d be Emms taking the top spot ahead of Elliott, Reinhart, Harper, Gignac, Bowden, Horner, Keen, Showler, Cornell, Schrenk, McKnight Jr., Wilson and Di Venanzo in the early stages. Horner would get by Bowden to move up to sixth, with Showler looking to follow him through. Unfortunately, that didn’t work as they’d be contact with both crashing in turn one for the race’s lone caution on Lap 8.

Emms got a good restart to keep the lead with Reinhart moving up into second as Elliott didn’t get a good restart, causing a three-wide battle for position mid-pack immediately. Harper would move up into third ahead of Gignac, Horner, Elliott, Keen, Cornell, Schrenk, Bowden, McKnight, and Wilson.

Harper continued to move forward, passing Reinhart for second with 13 laps on the board. There’d be battles through the pack with Schrenk moving up into eighth ahead of Bowden and Cornell on Lap 14, with Di Venanzo passing Wilson a lap later.

Harper would track down Emms for the lead, getting alongside him for the top spot just before the halfway mark at Lap 18. It’d take four laps, but Harper took the lead on Lap 22 ahead of Emms and Reinhart. Reinhart would then make his way by for second, bringing Horner and Gignac through with him to bump Emms back to fifth. Back in the field, Wilson received the black flag, bringing him down to the pits early.

John Harper picked up the win ahead of Dale Reinhart, Cory Horner, Luke Gignac, A.J. Emms, Gary Elliott, Marshall Schrenk, Jason Bowden, Jason Keen, Jase Cornell, David McKnight Jr., Tyler Di Venanzo, Wally Wilson, and Jeff Showler.

Now going into Peterborough, Harper leads Horner by six points, with Dale Reinhart sitting another 42 points back in third. Gary Elliott is fourth in points, followed by Gary McLean and Jeff Showler tied for fifth.

By Ashley McCubbin

Daniel Hawn Out-Runs OSCAAR Pro Sprint Kids for Victory

 

OSCAAR Pro Sprint Top 3 at Flamboro Speedway

Youth may be on the rise in the OSCAAR Pro Sprint division, but experience also matters as Daniel Hawn beat out a pair of 15-year-olds to score the victory at Flamboro Speedway.

The first heat didn’t go smoothly as both Ryan Battilana and James Stanley broke, while Rob Summers made contact with the frontstretch wall. Jaden Riddel scored the win ahead of Tyler Cullen, Kelly Summers, and Larry Westwood.

The second heat also featured some more bad luck with Brody Rickwood running into problems, while Kevin Taylor went for a quick spin on the backstretch. Daniel Hawn picked up the win ahead of Norman Newman, Gary Triska, Taylor, and Brian MacDonald.

Tyler Cullen won the third heat ahead of Brickwood, Taylor, Battilana, Shawn Stanley, Triska, and Westwood.

Daniel Hawn went for the daily double ahead of Newman, Riddel, Kelly Summers and MacDonald as James Stanley broke.

With Kelly Summers and Norman Newman leading the field to green, it didn’t take long for Daniel Hawn to move into the top spot as he was leading by Lap 3 ahead of Newman and Jaden Riddel. Riddel then made his way by Newman on Lap 4 to take second. Behind them, Tyler Cullen ran fourth ahead of Summers, Ryan Battilana, Gary Triska, Kevin Taylor, Shawn Stanley, and Larry Westwood.

Battilana would get alongside Summers for fifth at Lap 7, with Taylor alongside Triska for seventh a lap later. Battilana moved into fifth just before the halfway mark ahead of Summers, Triska, Taylor, Shawn Stanley, Westwood, Brian MacDonald, and Brody Rickwood. The shifting of positions continued with Taylor moving up into seventh ahead of Stanley and Triska at Lap 12.

With 15 laps on the board, Hawn continued to lead ahead of Riddel, with Cullen passing Newman to move into third. Summers ran fifth ahead of Taylor, Stanley, Triska and Battilana as Battilana slowed with a problem. Taylor would break into the top-five on Lap 15, passing Summers for the spot.

Daniel Hawn picked up the win ahead of Jaden Riddel, Tyler Cullen, Norman Newman, Kevin Taylor, Kelly Summers, Shawn Stanley, Gary Triska, Larry Westwood, Brian McDonald, Ryan Battilana, Brody Rickwood, James Stanley, and Rob Summers.

Now going into Peterborough Speedway, Hawn holds a 30-point advantage over Riddel, with Cullen another eight points back in third. James Stanley currently sits fourth, followed by Ryan Battilana and Norman Newman tied for fifth.

By Ashley McCubbin

OSCAAR Pro Sprint Flamboro Speedway Preview

OSCAAR Pro Sprint series at Flamboro Speedway

After a small break, the OSCAAR Pro Sprint are set to get back to action this weekend at Flamboro Speedway for their third event of the season.

Daniel Hawn enters as the series points leader with momentum on his side after winning the last seven straight features dating back to last season. Notably, his string of success including winning the last three consecutive events at Flamboro, as well.

While he may be the man to beat, there is a full field of competitors ready to challenge him and possibly beat him.

James Stanley will be looking to get his season back on-track after completely rebuilding his car following a wreck at Sunset Speedway. Prior to that wreck at Sunset in July, he posted a third-place finish in the May season opener. He has ran well at Flamboro Speedway previously, picking up a seventh in the spring of 2017.

Keeping it in the family, Shawn Stanley will look to build upon a ninth-place finish at Sunset in July.

Rob Summers will be looking for another top-10 as he enters this weekend following a seventh-place finish at Sunset Speedway. He has ran well at Flamboro previously, picking up a fifth-place finish.

Gary Triska will be looking for another top-10 this weekend after placing 10th at Sunset Speedway in July. He has well at Flamboro previously, scoring a pair of ninths in August 2017.

Ryan Battilana will hope to score his first career OSCAAR podium finish this weekend as he has started off the 2018 campaign with a pair of fourths at Sunset Speedway.

Steadily improving with each lap, Jayden Riddel is another possible candidate for a first OSCAAR Pro Sprint podium after scoring his first top-five with a fifth at Sunset Speedway.

Kevin Taylor, meanwhile, hopes to get things back on the upswing. He finished fifth in the season opener, but backed it up with a eighth just over a month later.

Parker Bowman will be looking to get his season back on-track as he showed speed with a sixth in the season opener, though finished 14th in the most recent event.

Sophie Horton may be a rookie, but she’s proving that she can race door-to-door with the best in OSCAAR Pro Sprint competition after scoring a pair of runner-ups to kick off 2018.

Norman Newman is the only driver other than Daniel Hawn to win more than a single heat race this year, proving that he has the speed to get the job done. He also enters this weekend with momentum following a third in his most recent series start.

Fresh off his first career heat win at Sunset in July, Tyler Cullen hopes to score his first OSCAAR top-five after finishing sixth in the feature.

The Anthony brothers will hope to get the bugs worked out as issues plagued their runs, keeping them both outside of the top-10 at Sunset Speedway.

Preview Written by Ashley McCubbin

OSCAAR Modified Flamboro Speedway Preview

OSCAAR Modifieds at Flamboro Speedway

After a thrilling event at Kawartha Speedway, the OSCAAR Modifieds are set for their sixth event of 2018 – Flamboro Speedway.

After picking up the checkered flag at Kawartha, Gary McLean openly stated that his team will not be in attendance this weekend at the Hamilton, Ontario oval. It’s a shame as everybody knew he’d be fast, having won three features this season thus far, along with three features in 2016 at Flamboro.

That said, without the No. 8 Modified in the field, everybody will be looking to capitalize on the opportunity to snag a checkered flag this weekend.

Luke Gignac enters this weekend with momentum following his first top-five of 2018 two weeks ago at Kawartha Speedway. He knows his way around Flamboro as he won an event last year there in June.

A.J. Emms will hope to put the bad luck in the rearview mirror after a blowing a motor in his qualifying heat race at Kawartha. The Hamilton, Ontario track seems to fit his driving style, with four runner-ups over the past two seasons.

John Harper has been consistent this season with no finishes outside of the top-four, highlighted by a win at Kawartha in June. Flamboro was one of his strongest tracks previously with a win in August 2016, but only scored two top-fives in five races there in 2017.

Gary Elliott will be looking to score his third top-10 of the 2018 campaign after placing 10th in the 40-lap feature at Kawartha. He knows his way around Flamboro from weekly competition, and has visited victory lane in a modified there.

David Balych hasn’t had the year he wanted as he has yet to score a top-10 in three starts thus far this season. He has ran well at Flamboro in the past, scoring a third-place finish there in 2016.

Dale Reinhart will hope to build on the momentum from a fourth-place finish two weeks ago at Kawartha, which marked just his second top-10 of 2018. In his four previous starts at Flamboro, he has four top-eights, including a third.

Cory Horner will be looking to keep the points lead following his first finish outside of the top-six with an eighth at Kawartha. In his last nine starts at Flamboro, he has posted seven top-fives, including a runner-up in 2016.

Jase Cornell hopes to keep the momentum going following his first top-10 of the season with an seventh-place finish at Kawartha. Of note, Flamboro Speedway was the sight of his first career OSCAAR top-10, and he scored a second top-10 last year in October.

OSCAAR Midget graduate Wally Wilson hopes to score his first top-10 of the season following a season-best 12th-place finish earlier this year at Sunset Speedway. Notably, his best finish to date at Flamboro is 12th in May 2017.

Duane Cinnamon will hope to have a smooth day at Flamboro after finishing 19th in the most recent series event at Kawartha. He has done well earlier this year, as he finished fifth at Sunset Speedway at the beginning of July.

Dan Price had some damage to fix following a first lap incident at Kawartha, but he will be someone to watch if he is in the field.

The 2018 rookie of the year candidates – Jason Bowden, Jason Keen, and Jeff Showler – have each impressed this season with lots of speed and ability behind the wheel.

Bowden enters this weekend hoping to rekindle the magic that delivered a fifth-place finish at Kawartha in June following three finishes just outside of the top-10.

Showler enters this weekend hoping to get back on the podium like he did at Jukasa and Sunset, following an 11th-place finish at Kawartha.

Keen hopes to find his steady consistency once again as he posted his first finish outside of the top-10 this year at Kawartha.

Tyler Di Venanzo may also possibly be in the field after making his series debut at Jukasa Motor Speedway.

Marshall Schrenk will be looking to put some momentum together following his first top-10 of the season at Sunset Speedway.

It is unclear whether defending track winner Chris Milwain will be in the field as he suffered a significant crash with Mark Gordon mid-way through the Kawartha Speedway. It is worth noting that he scored three feature victories at Flamboro in 2017.

Beyond those mentioned here, there are other drivers that may show-up this weekend so be sure to be in attendance to see these cars in action.

The full itinerary and prices can be found on the Flamboro Speedway website at http://flamborospeedway.ca/.

By Ashley McCubbin

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