Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modified Sunset Speedway presented by Partco Preview

Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modified Sunset Speedway
Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modified Sunset Speedway

After a solid night at Delaware, the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd. OSCAAR Modified teams are ready to head to Sunset Speedway on Saturday, July 20 for their 50-lap feature presented by Partco.

Gary Elliott should be a driver to watch this weekend. He has ran up front throughout his OSCAAR career, scoring a top-10 finish in eight of his last 11 features. Historically, Sunset Speedway has been a good track for him with three top-six finishes in 10 starts, including a runner-up.

A.J. Emms enters this weekend off a huge win at Delaware Speedway, and consistency on his side with only five finishes outside of the top-eight in his past 22 series starts. The driver of the No. 14 Modified has had success at Sunset Speedway previously, scoring a fifth-place finish in June.

Sault St. Marie native Mike Hearty hopes to break into the top-10 following an 11th-place finish at Jukasa and an incident in his heat at Sunset in June. In his last eight races at Sunset Speedway, he has posted six top-10’s, including a track-best fourth in September 2015.

2018 OSCAAR Modified Champion Cory Horner enters this weekend with confidence following just three finishes outside of the top-six in the past 14 races. He knows his way around Sunset Speedway, posting five podiums in eight starts, including a victory on Canada Day weekend last year.

Luke Gignac enters this weekend with momentum on his side following eight top-six finishes in the last 11 races. He knows his way around Sunset Speedway, finishing on the podium in the 2018 edition of the Velocity 250.

Dale Reinhart has started out his season strong, with a pair of thirds and a sixth. The Innisfil, Ontario track has treated him well, with a runner-up finish at the Velocity 250 last year and a third in June.

Jase Cornell hopes to keep the positive momentum going following a top-10 in nine of the last 12 races. Notably, his best finish at Sunset the past two years has been 11th, on two separate occasions.

After experiencing mechanical issues at Delaware, Wally Wilson hopes to be in the thick of the action this weekend. Notably, his best previous Sunset Speedway finish was 12th at the Canada Day Special in 2018.

Chad Strawn is a driver to keep an eye on following a podium finish at Jukasa. He’s been successful at Sunset Speedway previously with a victory a couple years ago, to go with a third-place finish at the Canada Day Special last year.

Kelly Balson showed that he has good speed, with three top-five’s and four top-10’s in his last eight series starts, including a victory in the season-ending Autumn Colours Classic. He will hope to finish one spot better after a runner-up at Sunset Speedway in June.

Jason Keen knows how to get to Sunset Speedway victory lane, having done so in a Canadian Vintage Modified. He will hope to do the same behind the wheel of his OSCAAR Modified following a sixth-place finish in June, and three top-10’s to start the season.

Jason Bowden hopes to have a little more speed this time around, after scoring a 12th-place finish at Sunset Speedway in June.

The No. 89c was in victory lane in its last appearance at Sunset Speedway, courtesy of Andy Kamrath behind the wheel. Shawn Chenoweth now returns to the seat, hoping to improve upon his seventh-place finish at Delaware Speedway.

Brad Pearsall has made a part-time return to the series following a three-year hiatus. Thus far, he has scored finishes of 12th and 14th in his pair of starts.

Adam Hagen will hope to put together a strong performance as he returns to the OSCAAR fold in the modified division. He finished 13th in the June event at Sunset Speedway.

Craig Scott hopes to be part of the action on Sunday at Sunset Speedway after failing to qualify for last year’s edition of the Velocity 250. He was able to pick up a 16th-place finish at Jukasa.

The MavTV Canada OSCAAR Modified Rookie of the Year battle will certainly have everybody’s attention this season, with a mix of talented drivers hoping to walk away with the prize at year-end. The contenders for 2019 including Norman Newman, Bryan Batty, Jim Bowman, Ian Bourque, and Percy Newman.

Norman Newman is no stranger to the OSCAAR scene, as evident by a successful campaign in the Living Lighting OSCAAR Pro Sprints last year. He is also adapting quickly to his modified with a pair of top-five finishes. Notably, he finished ninth at Sunset Speedway in June.

Anthony DiBello has showed speed, as highlighted by a runner-up at Delaware Speedway. He finished fourth at Sunset Speedway in June.

Bryan Batty enters the OSCAAR fold following success in the Ontario Legends Series. Despite being bit by mechanical gremlins thus far, he has scored a pair of 15th-place finishes thus far.

The racing promises to be action-packed with several strong contenders hoping to pick up the checkered flag.

Be sure to keep up with OSCAAR by staying tuned to the series website at http://www.oscaar.ca. Also, make sure to “like” the official OSCAAR Racing Facebook page, while following both the Twitter and Instagram accounts (@OSCAARRacing) to keep up to date on everything you need to know.

OSCAAR’s 2019 racing season is supported by several dedicated partners including Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC, Knightworks Design, Living Lighting Canada, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd., American Racer, and Grisdale Race Products.

By: Ashley McCubbin

Emms and Hawn Brothers Currently Hold Serve in Standings

With a couple of races in the books for each of the OSCAAR divisions, the championship battles in each class are beginning to take shape. With all three series in action at Sunset Speedway, here is a critical update.

Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd OSCAAR Modified Series

A.J. Emms OSCAAR Modified Series
A.J. Emms OSCAAR Modified Series

After picking up the feature victory at Delaware Speedway, A.J. Emms takes over the points lead by three points over Shawn Chenoweth. Jason Keen sits third, followed by Anthony DiBello and Luke Gignac, with the championship wide open as the top-five are only separated by 25 points.

Rookie Norman Newman sits sixth in points, followed by Gary Elliott, Jase Cornell, Kelly Balson, and Dale Reinhart.

Alternatively, Newman leads DiBello by a single point in the MavTV Canada Rookie of the Year Standings following the first three features of 2019. Bryan Batty and Jim Bowman round out the rookie points.

In the newly added John Harper Hard Charger Award standings, Dale Reinhart leads Newman by five points. Cornell sits third, followed by Balson, Batty, Chenoweth, and Emms. The top-seven are just separated by 14 points.

The Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd OSCAAR Modifieds are back in action on Saturday, July 20 with their 50-lap feature presented by Partco.

Knightworks Design, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd OSCAAR Hot Rod Series

Tyler Hawn OSCAAR Hot Rod Series
Tyler Hawn OSCAAR Hot Rod Series

Two-time and defending series champion Tyler Hawn currently leads Steve Book by 34 points following this past weekend’s third event of 2019 at Peterborough Speedway presented by Apsley Peterborough Transport.

Two-time heat winner Dalen Martin sits third in points, followed by Nick Clarke and Jeremy McLean. The battle is on for spots third through fifth, with those drivers separated by just 31 points. Brandon Robertson sits sixth, followed by Dan Rothwell, Robert Robinson, Jerry Broom, Sean Walker, and Rodney Rutherford.

Alternatively, Robertson leads Rutherford by a single point in the Ohsweken Speedway Rookie of the Year standings, following their third feature of 2019. Dalen Martin sits third, followed by Bob Parsons and Sean Walker. Robert Robinson sits sixth, followed by Leroy Robinson, Greg Belyea, Bradley Holt, and Ryan Cowan.

In the newly added John Harper Hard Charger Award standings, Adrian Foster leads Steve Book by two points. Brandon Robertson sits third, followed by Jerry Broom and Leroy Robinson. The top-five are within nine points.

The Knightworks Design, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd OSCAAR Hot Rod Series is back in action on Saturday, July 20, with their 35-lap feature presented by Fox’s Bakery & Deli, and TSS Top Shops.

Living Lighting Canada, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd OSCAAR Pro Sprints

Dan Hawn OSCAAR Pro Sprint Series
Dan Hawn OSCAAR Pro Sprint Series

After winning both features at Sunset Speedway and Grand Bend Speedway, Daniel Hawn currently leads the standings by 13 points over James Stanley. Ryan Battilana sits third, followed by Rob Summers and Jaden Riddell. The top-five are within 22 points of each other.

Brad Holmes currently sits sixth, followed by Gary Triska, Tyler Cullen, Kevin Taylor, and Dylan Little.

Alternatively, Brad Holmes leads the Hinkley Lighting Rookie of the Year Standings by three points over Little. Russ Couture sits third, followed by Owen Elliott and Rob McCall.

In the newly added John Harper Hard Charger Award standings, Jaden Riddell leads Hawn by two points. Ryan Battilana sits third, followed by Tyler Cullen and James Stanley. The top-five are within 11 points of each other.

The Living Lighting, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd OSCAAR Pro Sprints will be back in action on July 20 at Sunset Speedway with their 25-lap feature presented by Wild Wing of Woodbridge.

OSCAAR’s 2019 racing season is supported by several dedicated partners including Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC, Knightworks Design, Living Lighting Canada, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd., American Racer, and Grisdale Race Products.

By: Ashley McCubbin

Living Lighting OSCAAR Pro Sprints Sunset Speedway presented by Wild Wing of Woodbridge Preview

Living Lighting OSCAAR Pro Sprints

After a small break, the Living Lighting, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd. OSCAAR Pro Sprints are set to get back in action this weekend at Sunset Speedway, with their feature presented by Wild Wing of Woodbridge.

Daniel Hawn enters the event as the favorite as he has won all five features ran at Sunset Speedway for the OSCAAR Pro Sprints. He has also won both features this season to date, visiting victory lane at Sunset in June, followed by a win at Grand Bend Speedway.

On the flip side, James Stanley could be the next driver to break into victory lane after finishing the last 11 Pro Sprint events in the top-five. He has ran well at Sunset Speedway previously, scoring a third-place finish in June with four top-four finishes in five races.

Rob Summers is off to a solid start with a fifth and sixth in the first two races this season. He has a fifth, sixth, and a pair of sevenths in fourth Sunset Speedway appearances.

Gary Triska will be looking for another run this weekend, after scoring a top-10 in the last 12 Pro Sprint events. He has finished in the top-10 in each of his previous appearances at the Innisfil, Ontario oval, including three eighth-place finishes.

Ryan Battilana will hope to score his first career OSCAAR victory this weekend, following five podium finishes in the last eight races. He has finished inside the top-four in each of his five starts at Sunset Speedway, including a runner-up in the first Velocity 250 feature.

Jaden Riddell will be looking for his fourth career OSCAAR Pro Sprint victory after a pair of runner-ups to start the 2019 campaign. Although he has yet to visit the winner’s circle at Sunset Speedway, he has finished second in the most recent two features.

Kevin Taylor hopes to continue finding speed in his new car, a pair of ninths to start 2019. In his 2018 rookie campaign, Sunset Speedway marked the sight of his best-career finish with a fifth in the Spring Velocity.

Tyler Cullen has started off the 2019 campaign solidly, scoring a sixth and fifth in the first two races this season.

Brian MacDonald made his return to OSCAAR Pro Sprint competition after a small break, scoring a solid 10th-place finish in June at Sunset Speedway.

The battle for the Hinkley Lighting Rookie of the Year Award will be one to watch all season long.

Brad Holmes got to hold his first Pro Sprint checkered flag at Sunset Speedway in June, winning one of his qualifying heats. He has posted a seventh in each of his features to start 2019.

Dylan Little will hope to run in the top-10 on Saturday afternoon, after finishing 11th in June. He did score a 10th-place finish at Grand Bend Speedway earlier this month.

Russ Couture will also be looking for some more speed, after finishing 12th at Sunset Speedway in June.

Beyond the drivers mentioned here, there are others who have a potential of appearing and making things interesting. Make sure to come out to Sunset Speedway on Saturday, July 20 to witness all of the action for yourself.

On top of the excitement of the Pro Sprint event, the night should be filled with excitement with both the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds and Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rods also on-hand. There is also a Bone Stock invitational scheduled for the night.

Be sure to keep up with OSCAAR by staying tuned to the series website at http://www.oscaar.ca. Also, make sure to “like” the official OSCAAR Racing Facebook page, while following both the Twitter and Instagram accounts (@OSCAARRacing) to keep up to date on everything you need to know.

OSCAAR’s 2019 racing season is supported by several dedicated partners including Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC, Knightworks Design, Living Lighting Canada, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd., American Racer, and Grisdale Race Products.

Preview written by Ashley McCubbin

A.J. Emms Scores OSCAAR Modified Victory at Delaware Speedway

A.J. Emms
A.J. Emms at Delaware Speedway Photo by Dave Franks

The race may have postponed a month due to weather, but the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd OSCAAR Modifieds put on a show once they took to the half-mile Delaware Speedway for their feature presented by The Fyre Place and Patio Shop.

Anthony DiBello scored his first qualifier victory of the season ahead of Jason Keen, Shawn Chenoweth, Jeff Showler, Gary Elliott, and Jase Cornell.

A.J. Emms scored his third heat win of year ahead of Dale Reinhart, James Horner, Norman Newman, Luke Gignac, and Wally Wilson.

Come feature time, A.J. Emms would find his way to the lead from the seventh starting spot before the halfway mark. He then held off the field on a restart with eight laps to go to score the victory. It marks his first feature victory of the 2019 campaign, following a pair of top-10’s to start the season. He takes over the points lead, three points ahead of Shawn Chenoweth.

Pole sitter Anthony DiBello was second for a career-best finish, with Dale Reinhart finishing third for his second straight top-five. James Horner placed fourth in his second career start, with rookie Norman Newman rounding out the top-five.

Hometrack favorite Jeff Showler finished sixth in his first feature of the season, ahead of Shawn Chenoweth, Luke Gignac, Jason Keen, and Jase Cornell. Notably, Keen brought out the yellow flag with eight laps to go due to a flat tire.

Gary Elliott finished 11th, followed by Wally Wilson and Mark Hamacher.

The Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds are back in-action this coming weekend, July 22, at Sunset Speedway. Their 50-lap feature will be presented by Partco.

OSCAAR’s 2019 racing season is supported by several dedicated partners including Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC, Knightworks Design, Living Lighting Canada, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd., American Racer, and Grisdale Race Products.

Race Report by Ashley McCubbin / Photo Courtesy of Dave Franks Photos

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