John Harper Makes Late Race Pass to win OSCAAR Modified Feature at Jukasa

OSCAAR Modified Series Top 3 at Jukasa Motor Speedway 2019

Using a late race restart to his advantage, John Harper made the pass en route to winning the 40-lap Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd OSCAAR Modified feature presented by Queenston at Jukasa Motor Speedway.

Jason Keen won the first heat ahead of Norman Newman, Jeff Showler, Josh Stade, Dale Reinhart, Jase Cornell, Mike Hearty, Wally Wilson, and Mike Westwood.

J.R. Fitzpatrick won the second heat ahead of Chad Strawn, John Harper, Shawn Chenoweth, Brad Pearsall, Cory Horner, Gary Elliott, and Jim Bowman.

A.J. Emms won the third heat ahead of Justin Demelo, Anthony DiBello, Luke Gignac, Craig Scott, Mark Hamacher, and Bob Franks.

Come feature time, Chad Strawn took the early lead off of the front row, beginning to put a gap between himself and J.R. Fitzpatrick, as John Harper, Jason Keen, and Justin Demelo rounded out the top-five. The leaders would string out mostly single-file through the first 15 laps, leaving the battles to positions sixth on back.

Despite running mostly single-file, the leaders did not lose touch with each other, as Justin Demelo made the pass on Jason Keen to take over the fourth spot just before halfway. Behind rookie Norman Newman continued to hold serve, despite being challenged by veterans Shawn Chenoweth and Cory Horner.

John Harper with Feature Win at Jukasa Motor Speedway

At the front of the field, Fitzpatrick began to reel in Strawn for the top spot as Strawn began to fade a little bit. The battle would not last for long, with Fitzpatrick taking the top spot on Lap 27.

It appeared as though the past Super Late Model Champion would cruise to his first career modified victory after pacing Saturday’s practice, however the race’s complexion would change when the caution out with three to go for Bryan Batty slowing on track.

John Harper then used the late-race restart to his advantage, making a pair of passes in the final two laps to take over the top spot.

John Harper then led the rest of the way en route to winning the 40-lap feature ahead of J.R. Fitzpatrick and Chad Strawn. Jason Keen and Cory Horner rounded out the top-five, ahead of Norman Newman, Dale Reinhart, Anthony DiBello, Shawn Chenoweth, and Luke Gignac.

A.J. Emms finished 11th, followed by Mike Hearty, Brad Pearsall, Jase Cornell, Bob Franks, Bryan Batty, Craig Scott, Jim Bowman, Gary Elliott, and Mark Hamacher. Josh Stade finished 21st, followed by Wally Wilson, and Justin Demelo; Demelo was disqualified post-race for an improper clutch. Jeff Showler, Mike Westwood, and Chris Milwain failed to take the green flag in the feature.

The Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds are back in action on June 15 with their return to Delaware Speedway, with their feature presented by The Fyre Place and Patio Shop.

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 Recap and Heat Win Photos By: Ashley McCubbin / Feature Win Photos by Dan Little Jr.

Jerry Broom Scores First Career OSCAAR Hot Rod Series Victory at Jukasa

OSCAAR Hot Rod Series Top 3 at Jukasa Motor Speedway June 1st/2019

Making his way to the front from the seventh starting position, Jerry Broom held off Tyler Hawn en route to winning the 25-lap Knightworks Design, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sale Ltd OSCAAR Hot Rod Series feature presented by Hanover Holidays. It marked his first career victory.

Nick Clarke would draw the pole position ahead of Tyler Hawn, Steve Book, Dalen Martin, Jeremy McLean, Rodney Rutherford, Jerry Broom, Brandon Robertson, Douglas Fischer, Greg Belyea, Robert Robinson, and Leroy Robinson.

OSCAAR Hot Rod Series at Jukasa Motor Speedway

Off the drop of the green flag, Tyler Hawn grabbed the initial advantage with Book moving into second ahead of Clarke, and Broom. Rutherford and Martin battled in the early stages for fifth, with Martin taking the spot on Lap 4, bringing Robertson through with him. Rutherford now ran seventh ahead of Fischer, Robert Robinson, Belyea and McLean.

The race appeared to have a green-flag look to it with the field strung out early. However, the caution would come out on Lap 9 as a result of smoking coming out of Belyea’s No. 25 Mercury Cougar off of turn four. The restart would see another yellow flag, with Robert Robinson going around for the quick spin.

The second attempt at a restart would go smoothly, with Hawn holding serve ahead of Book, with Broom moving up into third. Broom continued to make progress, passing Book for second on Lap 12. Behind them, Robertson would go to make the move on Martin for fourth, but dove into too deep resulting in contact. Both drivers would get sideways, but were able to save their cars and keep going. The contact would allow Fischer to move up into fourth, with him being challenged for the spot by Clarke.

At the front of the field, Broom would wheel in Hawn for the top spot, getting alongside him on Lap 14. The pair would battle cleanly side-by-side through the next four laps, with Broom taking the top spot. Hawn now ran second, looking to get back on Broom’s rear bumper, with Book still ahead of Clarke and Fischer.

Jerry Broom

After running deep in the field early, McLean made up the track position to run sixth ahead of Rutherford, Martin, and Robertson. McLean continued to move forward, passing Fischer to break into the top-five with four laps to go. Rutherford and Robertson followed him through a lap later, as Fischer began to fade in the late stages with a tire issue.

Jerry Broom led the rest of the way en route to victory ahead of Tyler Hawn, Steve Book, Nick Clarke, and Jeremy McLean. Rodney Rutherford finished sixth, followed by Brandon Robertson, Dalen Martin, Douglas Fischer, Leroy Robinson, Robert Robinson, and Greg Belyea.

The Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rods are back in action at the end of the month, as they return to Sunset Speedway on June 29 for their feature presented by Streamline Race Products.

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

Metro Air to Sponsor OSCAAR Pro Sprint Flamboro Speedway Event

Metro Air

OSCAAR is proud to announce that Metro will be sponsoring the Living Lighting, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd OSCAAR Pro Sprints event at Flamboro Speedway on August 24.

Located at 15 Edvac Drive in Brampton, Metro Air is known for being one of the most trusted HVAC companies as they take pride in their workmanship and reputation. Whether you’re installing a new heating and cooling system for your home, or looking for a licensed professional to tune up your furnace or air conditioner, one of their experienced technicians will be able to offer you the best possible solutions for your problems.

You can learn more about Metro Air by checking out their website at http://www.metroair.ca/.

Flamboro Speedway hosted the Living Lighting OSCAAR Pro Sprints on two occasions last year, with each event seeing success as drivers battled hard for each position on the track. While Daniel Hawn managed to dominate a pair of the features, Jaden Riddell was able to hold him off en route to his second career victory during Frostoberfest weekend in September.

The Living Lighting OSCAAR Pro Sprints are 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.

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

Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rods at Jukasa Motor Speedway Presented by Hanover Holidays

OSCAAR Hot Rods at Jukasa Motor Speedway

After seeing their event cut short earlier this month, the Knightworks Design, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd OSCAAR Hot Rod are ready to get to Jukasa Motor Speedway for their feature event presented by Hanover Holidays.

It is worth noting that with the event at Sunset Speedway cut short, the bonus money put up by Matteo’s Pizza and Café for Spring Velocity will carry over to this weekend.

This Saturday’s event will mark the second time the Hot Rods have raced at Jukasa Motor Speedway, following their inaugural appearance last season. Tyler Hawn dominated en route to the victory ahead of Billy Alderson Jr. and Steve Mayhew.

Hawn will be looking to go back-to-back after kicking off his season with a heat victory at Sunset Speedway on May 18. He enters this weekend as the all-time series leader in race wins, hoping to get on the podium after ending last season in victory lane at Flamboro Speedway.

Nick Clarke will hope to repeat his past success in the series, hopeful of taking the team’s new car to victory lane. Unfortunately, Jukasa Motor Speedway did not treat him well last year with mechanical issues plaguing the team throughout the day.

Lance Foster hopes to have the same speed that allowed him to challenge for a win in his OSCAAR debut at Sunset Speedway in 2017.

Steve Book heads into this weekend with a smile on his face following a successful campaign in 2018 that allowed him to place fifth in the year-end standings. He also showed speed in his inaugural appearance at Jukasa, posting a fifth-place finish last season.

Jeremy Broom has gotten better with each OSCAAR appearance, and will hope to build upon his fourth-place finish in last year’s season finale at Flamboro Speedway. He finished sixth in his first trip to Jukasa last year.

Steve Mayhew will enter this weekend with momentum on his side, following five consecutive top-10 finishes. He finished a career-best third in his first trip to Jukasa last year.

Brad Martin ended his season on a high last year, scoring a third-place finish at the Velocity 250 at Sunset Speedway. He has yet to run Jukasa Motor Speedway with the OSCAAR Hot Rods.

Rodney Rutherford made his OSCAAR debut at Flamboro Speedway’s Frostoberfest, scoring a fifth-place finish last year. Now with the car looking stunning, he hopes to be part of the conversation to win this year.

While the conversation for the win will be rapid, there will also be a lot of focus on the Ohsweken Speedway Rookie of the Year battle with several new faces joining the ranks.

Dalen Martin debuted his mustang in style at Sunset Speedway, picking up a qualifying race victory for the rain cut the show short. He stated pre-season that he hoped to come out swinging this year against “the most badass looking cars in the province.”

Bradley Holt got his feet wet in Sunset Speedway’s Super Stock division, and looked solid in his first OSCAAR appearance at Sunset Speedway with a fifth-place finish in his second qualifying heat.

Leroy Robinson caught a bunch of headlines through the pre-season discussion with photos of his build across the internet as he brought out a car previously raced by his father. His debut at Sunset Speedway did not go as planned, with contact during the first qualifying heat. He will hope to have a clean day, while running up front at Jukasa this weekend.

Fellow rookie Dan Rothwell also caught a piece of the carnage at Sunset Speedway as well, unfortunately writing off the car his team spent all off-season preparing. Fortunately, he has bought a brand new car and will be ready to go for this weekend at Jukasa Motor Speedway.

Sean Walker hopes to turn his late model success at Peterborough Speedway into a couple victories with the OSCAAR Hot Rod Series. meanwhile, Greg Belyea hopes to turn his dirt success into pavement checkered flags with his brand new Mercury Cougar.

They will be joined by fellow rookies Robert Robinson and Dale Waite, among others.

Beyond the drivers mentioned here, there is the possibility to see other faces make an appearance this weekend at Sunset Speedway. The class is expected to grow through the summer, with several drivers working at finalizing their builds to debut as soon as possible.

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

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