Matteo’s Pizza & Café to Sponsor OSCAAR Hot Rod Event at Spring Velocity

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OSCAAR is proud to announce that Matteo’s Pizza & Café will be the presenting sponsor for the Knightsworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rod Series event as part of Sunset Speedway’s Spring Velocity weekend on May 18 and 19.

Located at 101 Main Street North in Mount Forrest, Matteo’s Pizza & Café recently underwent an expansion. While known for their pizza, they will also now be serving sandwiches, ice cream, baked treats, tea and coffee. Whether you’re eating-in, or taking something on the go, their food will certainly satisfy your taste buds. Be sure to check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pg/Matteos-Pizza-Mount-Forest-516391488382903/ for more information.

The Spring Velocity event on May 18 and 19 at Sunset Speedway will serve as the season opener for the Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rods. Last year, the fans were treated to one heck of a battle as series heavyweights Tyler Hawn, Dan Archibald, and Billy Alderson Jr. battled for the win.

OSCAAR Hot Rod Series

The 2019 campaign marks the third season for the Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rods, and promises to be jam-packed with action as the series continues to grow. With over 20 drivers already pre-registered and working in their garages on their rides, you’re going to want to check out one of the most unique classes of racing in Ontario.

OSCAAR is currently in the process of looking for additional marketing partners and sponsors for the 2019 campaign. For as little as $300.00, you could be the title sponsor for an event on the schedule. If interested, please e-mail Dave Gainforth at oscaargainforth@gmail.com or Dan Balych at danb7297@gmail.com for more information.

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.

By: Ashley McCubbin

Bourque Transmission to Sponsor OSCAAR Modified Spring Velocity Feature

Bourque Transmission

OSCAAR is proud to announce that Bourque Transmission will be the presenting sponsor for the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modified event as part of Sunset Speedway’s Spring Velocity weekend on May 18 and 19.

Located at 1151 Gorham Street in Newmarket, Bourque Transmission Service is your complete driveline specialist, offering computer diagnosis and service for automatics and standards, clutches and differentials, front-wheel drive, and 4X4’s. Family-owned and operated since 1974, they have been York Region’s transmission specialists for over 30 years now, whether domestic or import. Be sure to check out their website at https://www.bourquetransmission.ca/ for more information.

The Spring Velocity event on May 18 and 19 at Sunset Speedway will serve as the season opener for the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modified. The event is jam-packed, with all three OSCAAR divisions joining the track’s own classes and selecting touring classes. Last year, Gary McLean held off a field of hungry drivers en route to victory lane.

The 2019 campaign marks the eighth season for the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds, and promises to be jam-packed with action. With over 30 drivers already pre-registered, you can expect the championship battle to come down to the season finale for the second straight year.

OSCAAR is currently in the process of looking for additional marketing partners and sponsors for the 2019 campaign. For as little as $300.00, you could be the title sponsor for an event on the schedule. If interested, please e-mail Dave Gainforth at oscaargainforth@gmail.com or Dan Balych at danb7297@gmail.com for more information.

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.

By: Ashley McCubbin

Living Lighting Named Title Sponsor for OSCAAR Pro Sprints

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For All Your Lighting Needs!

Whether you’re in the shop working on the car, or you’re sitting at the kitchen table putting together your plans, having enough light to see what you’re doing is critical.

To ensure the best lighting possible, look for OSCAAR drivers and teams to get in contact with Living Lighting as the company has been named the title sponsor for the OSCAAR Pro Sprints.

Since 1968, Living Lighting has been offering practical solutions, expert advice, and personalized service. No matter where you go to see them, they have many options for you to choose from, from the hottest new styles to perennial favourites in a variety of price ranges. Some of their items include classic chandeliers, contemporary shades, and LED Bulbs.

OSCAAR Pro Sprint Series
OSCAAR Pro Sprint Series

Notably, their 16 locations across Ontario make them the largest franchised chain of residential lighting in Canada, and easily accessible from wherever you are located in the province. Be sure to check out their website at http://www.livinglighting.com to find a franchise location near you, while following them on your favourite social media channel to keep up with the latest news.

The Living Lighting OSCAAR Pro Sprints will be entering their third season of competition, with an array of talent as youthful teenagers size themselves up against veterans. With several drivers returning as others join the division, the 12-race schedule should be exciting right through the beginning of the season in May, to championship night at the Autumn Colours Classic in October.

This exciting announcement marks a landmark moment for OSCAAR, as all three divisions will have title sponsors for the 2019 campaign. We hope fans are looking forward to seeing the action that the Queenston Modifieds, Knightworks Design Hot Rods, and Living Lighting Pro Sprints have to offer in the season to come.

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.

By: Ashley McCubbin

Tyler Cullen Looking to Breakthrough to Victory Lane in 2019

Tyler Cullen

Throughout the 2018 season, many youngsters caught the attention of fans watching OSCAAR. One of those drivers who stood out was OSCAAR Pro Sprint competitor Tyler Cullen.

“Personally, it will be a pretty good year for OSCAAR as a whole, especially with the Sprint division with all the drivers coming back and some coming to the series that are new,” he commented. “I feel like it’s going to be like a really good season for OSCAAR and a competitive one.”

Going into his sophomore campaign, the goal is to run up front and contend for victories right alongside fellow youngster Jaden Riddell.

“My goal is to beat Jaden this year,” Cullen commented. “He’s been a stone in my side for a little while, and I kind of want to get revenge on him and try to beat him this year. I also want to do the best that we can this year and just kind of be competitive, podiums if we can, and maybe contend with Daniel and all them. That would be really good for our team this upcoming season.”

Cullen had a solid rookie campaign, picking up three top-fives and eight top-10’s throughout the year despite missing a couple of races. The teenager was forced to sit on the sidelines after cracking his knee-cap in a crash at Grand Bend Speedway.

“That was not a good time, but probably the most memorable because I was on crutches for a few weeks,” he said. “But you always get surprises thrown at you, and unfortunately, some don’t go your way and probably the most memorable moment because my season went from good, to bad, to worse.”

There were some good highlights in the rookie campaign, too, including a heat victory and third-place finish at Flamboro Speedway. So it marks no surprise when the Hamilton, Ontario oval is the one he has circled on the 2019 calendar.

“That’s probably the best track that I’ve performed at,” Cullen said. “I’ve got a heat win there, and third-place last year at the first race. It was a surprise to me; we were just lightning quick there. It’s just so awesome to be competitive, run fast laps, and that circuit has always been a big part of history in the years and OSCAAR always put on a good show there. It could be a really fun race.”

in trying to turn the top-fives into his first career feature victory, he feels his team needs to learn the car and set-ups better to be even faster.

“Especially with the new rules coming out this season,” he added. “We’re just going to have to learn those and just battle through them trying to get better as the season goes on, especially with the clutch rule. We’re going to have an interesting time figuring that one out. We’ll get through it and we’ll be better as a whole.”

Although Cullen is one of the drivers pegged as a front runner for 2019, the competition is going to be stiff with a variety of competitors to watch. It’s no surprise defending series champion Daniel Hawn tops the list for Cullen.
“He’s going to be a rocket ship out there, and probably the other guys battling him will be Norman Newman, Jaden Riddell – there’s going to be a lot of guys fighting for that top spot,” he commented. “Even James Stanley can even battle through them. Probably another one to watch will be that 58 car (Gary Triska). Personally, I think that car has improved a ton over the last two seasons since the series has been going on. I think he’s going to get better and better especially with the rules falling into his hands next season. I think that 58 car will be a good contender middle of the field, and maybe challenge for a podium once he gets there.

“Also another contender I’ll throw in there – the 4 car (Ryan Battilana) is definitely been better and better as he’s gone on. I remember the first race we were all battling together as a bunch of rookies, with me, Jaden and the 4 car. We were battling and even through the year, we were battling for Rookie of the Year. Jaden came out on top of course, but that 4 car will be a definite contender.”

For Cullen, his start in racing came through his father asking him if he wanted to try go-karts one day.

“I went out there and got my karting license there and in my first race, it was kind of chaotic, but came out seventh,” he recalled. “Then I just got better and better as the years went by, and won a championship in my third year. I then moved on to Grand Bend (Speedway) where I placed second in the last year that I was there. Then now I’m here racing this big, monster of a machine.

“It’s amazing how seven years can go by so fast and how it can leave me to such bigger and fast racing.”

Now seven years into his career, that championship from his final year in go-karts at Erbsville still ranks as the most memorable moment to date.

“We were just dominant that whole season,” he commented. “I was racing with a bunch of kids my age – some of them really new, some of them a little experience. I have lots of memories looking back. I even had a go-pro on my head looking back through the races in what I could do better, and it just comes to mind. I even have the trophy sitting up right in front of me right now.

“It brings back memories of that season, and you almost want to look through them again. But after you go on to bigger and better things, you just want to stay where you are.”

By: Ashley McCubbin

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