Rick Phillips Scores First Career OSCAAR Victory at Brighton

Rick Phillips

BRIGHTON, Ontario — Rick Phillips put his dirt experience to good use, driving the Greg Belyea-owned No. 25 Cougar to his first ever Knightworks Design, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd feature victory, presented by Excess Storage.

In the McDonald’s Brighton sponsored-heats, Rodney Rutherford won the first race ahead of Rick Phillips, Tyler Hawn, Logan Schwedyk, and Art Rodgers.

Steve Book won the second heat ahead of Brandon Crumbie, Bob Parsons, Nick Clarke, and Stephen Mayhew.

From the drop of the green flag, the action in the feature was tight with the top-four within inches of each other throughout the event. Phillips and Book battled for the lead in the early stages, with Hawn and Crumbie close behind. Just past the halfway mark, Hawn made his way up into second, challenging Phillips for the lead over the next series of laps.

Rick Phillips

With five laps to go, though, it was Rick Phillips as he began to gap the field a little, cruising to his first career OSCAAR victory. Logan Schwedyk made the late-race charge to the front, making the pass for second across the finish line in the final two laps. Brandon Crumbie finished third, followed by Tyler Hawn and Steve Book.

Bob Parsons finished sixth, followed by Rodney Rutherford, Nick Clarke, Art Rodgers, and Stephen Mayhew.

Special thanks to Just Like Home Dog Care Centre for also sponsoring the event. Also, thanks to Dan Balych and Knightworks Design for hosting a pre-race BBQ for the drivers and crew members.
For those who could not in attendance at Brighton Speedway, you can watch the feature on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtlMWF9IOO0.

The next race for the Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rods is at Flamboro Speedway on Saturday, August 24, presented by Ohsweken Speedway.

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.

Race Report By: Ashley McCubbin /// Photos by Rod Henderson

James Stanley Scores First Career OSCAAR Pro Sprint Victory

OSCAAR Pro Sprint Top 3 at Peterborough Speedway

PETERBOROUGH, Ontario — James Stanley can now call himself a feature winner in the Living Lighting, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd OSCAAR Pro Sprints as he won the 25-lap event presented by PCI Imageware Corporation on Saturday night at Peterborough Speedway.

Daniel Hawn won the first heat ahead of James Stanley, Rob Summers, Brad Holmes, Owen Elliott, Kevin Taylor, Ryan Battilana, Russ Couture, Tyler Cullen, and Jaden Riddell. Unfortunately, Cullen and Riddell both experienced mechanical issues while Battilana spun on the last lap.

Hawn went for the daily double ahead of Stanley, Summers, Holmes, Cullen, Taylor, Elliott, and Couture.

Come feature time, Tyler Cullen started pole ahead of Brad Holmes, Kevin Taylor, Rob Summers, Ryan Battilana, James Stanley, Daniel Hawn, Owen Elliott, Russ Couture, and Dylan Little.

James Stanley would waste no time making his way to the front, taking the lead and never looking back en route to victory lane. Daniel Hawn was fast at getting through the traffic, moving into second by the third lap. However, he was unable to catch Stanley through the second half of the feature as they weaved through lap traffic.

Brad Holmes finished third after running in the top-three all race long, followed by Rob Summers and Tyler Cullen. Owen Elliott finished sixth following a mid-race battle with Ryan Battilana, with Russ Couture, Kevin Taylor, and Dylan Little rounding out the field.

The next feature for the Living Lighting OSCAAR Pro Sprints is at Flamboro Speedway on Saturday, August 24, presented by Metro Air.

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

Shawn Chenoweth Breaks Through for First Career OSCAAR Mod Victory

OSCAAR Modified Top 3 at Peterborough Speedway

PETERBOROUGH, Ontario — Shawn Chenoweth can now say that he has won in another division, after scoring the victory in the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd feature presented by The Fyre Place & Patio Shop at Peterborough Speedway.

Kelly Balson won the first heat ahead of Brad Pearsall, Shawn Chenoweth, Gary Elliott, Dale Reinhart, Jason Keen, Craig Scott, and Bob Franks.

A.J. Emms won the second heat ahead of Luke Gignac, Mark Gordon, Anthony DiBello, Jase Cornell, Norman Newman, and Wally Wilson.

Norman Newman won the third heat ahead of DiBello, Balson, Pearsall, Keen, and Wilson.

Mark Gordon won the fourth heat ahead of Chenoweth, Emms, Gignac, Reinhart, Cornell, Elliott, and Scott.

Come feature time, Brad Pearsall started on pole ahead of Norman Newman, Kelly Balson, Luke Gignac, Shawn Chenoweth, Anthony DiBello, Dale Reinhart, A.J. Emms, Mark Gordon, Gary Elliott, Jason Keen, Jase Cornell, Wally Wilson, Craig Scott, and Bob Franks.

Pearsall grabbed the lead off of the initial start ahead of Balson, Chenoweth, DiBello and Gignac, with Emms and Newman side-by-side for sixth on Lap 2. Meanwhile, Franks headed down pit road done for the event. Emms got the spot, passing Gignac for fifth a lap later. Newman would follow suit, with Reinhart moving into eighth ahead of Gordon, Gignac, Keen, Cornell, Elliott, Wilson, and Scott.

Gordon’s strong run unfortunately came to an end on Lap 8 when he made his way into the pits. This allowed Gignac to move up into eighth ahead of Keen, Cornell, Elliott, Wilson, and Scott.

The race appeared to have a green flag look to it as Pearsall held serve, but Balson would begin to reel him in over the long run. As the gap looked to be closing for the leaders, they’d get a chance to restart side-by-side when the caution flew with five laps to go for contact between Emms and Cornell in turns three and four.

Pearsall got a good restart, with Chenoweth alongside Balson for second ahead of DiBello, Newman, Gignac, Emms, and Reinhart. Chenoweth got the second spot, followed by passing Pearsall for the lead with two laps to go.

Shawn Chenoweth picked up the win ahead of Anthony DiBello, Brad Pearsall, Norman Newman, and Kelly Balson. Luke Gignac finished sixth, followed by A.J. Emms, Dale Reinhart, Jason Keen, and Jase Cornell. Craig Scott finished 11th, followed by Wally Wilson, Mark Gordon, and Bob Franks.

The next feature for the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds is at Delaware Speedway on Saturday, August 17 presented by Lloyd’s Paving.

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

Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds at Peterborough Speedway presented by The Fyre Place & Patio Shop

OSCAAR Modifieds at Peterborough Speedway

PETERBOROUGH, Ontario — This weekend, the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd OSCAAR Modifieds will take to Peterborough Speedway as we enter the second half of the 2019 campaign. The event provides the perfect opportunity for someone grab hold of the precious momentum heading into the final stretch of the season.

Dale Reinhart will hope to return to the top-five, after a 15th-place finish at Flamboro Speedway. Prior to that finish, he had scored three straight top-five finishes. He has posted a track-best finish of fourth at Peterborough Speedway.

Gary Elliott will be looking for another victory, following a sixth-place finish at Flamboro Speedway. In his 10 previous races at Peterborough, he has posted 10 top-10’s with a track-best of fourth.

Jason Keen hopes to keep the steady consistency, after posting a fifth-place finish at Flamboro Speedway. He has posted a track-best of 11th at Peterborough Speedway in August 2018.

Jase Cornell hopes to keep the momentum going following his third straight top-10 finish. He’s been solid at Peterborough Speedway previously, scoring a ninth-place finish in three different occasions.

Luke Gignac enters this weekend with momentum following a fourth-place finish at Flamboro Speedway, marking his fifth straight top-10 of 2019. He has proven to be fast at Peterborough Speedway, winning the Chase for the Colours in August 2017, and no finishes outside of the top-six in his last four starts.

Wally Wilson hopes to score his first top-10 of the season, following three straight 12th-place finishes. For the record, his track-best performance at Peterborough Speedway is 12th, occurring in the 2017 edition of the Autumn Colours Classic.

A.J. Emms enters this weekend with a 30-point advantage over the field following his victory at Flamboro Speedway. He’s done well at Peterborough in the past, scoring six top-five’s in eight starts, including a victory in the 2016 edition of the Autumn Colours Classic.

Kelly Balson has been solid in his first two starts this season, finishing second at Sunset Speedway in June, followed by a victory in July. He will hope to visit the famed winner’s circle once again, just like he did in the 2018 Autumn Colours Classic at Peterborough Speedway.

Anthony DiBello has had a solid OSCAAR season to date, with no finishes outside of the top-nine in the first five races. He has posted a track-best finish of 19th at Peterborough Speedway, despite being a previous track super stock champion.

Shawn Chenoweth hopes to keep consistency rolling in his favor this weekend, following a third-place finish at Flamboro Speedway. He finished fourth in last year’s Autumn Colours Classic.

Jason Bowden enters this weekend hoping to have a smooth night, as he has began his 2019 campaign with three finishes outside of the top-10.

MavTV Canada Rookie of the Year Points Leader Norman Newman has yet to finish any race this season outside of the top-nine, including a pair of top-five’s. He has experience at Peterborough Speedway virtue of his Living Lighting OSCAAR Pro Sprint.

Cory Horner will be looking to get his season back on-track this weekend. In his nine previous events at Peterborough Speedway, he has only placed outside of the top-seven once, highlighted by a victory in August 2018.

Mike Hearty has had nothing but bad luck to start the 2019 season, something he hopes to change this weekend at Flamboro Speedway. He finished sixth in the 2017 edition of the Autumn Colours Classic.

Bob Franks scored his first career OSCAAR top-10 with a 10th at Peterborough in August 2017, and will hope to do so once again this weekend.

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 Peterborough Speedway website at http://www.peterboroughspeedway.com/.

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

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