Tyler Hawn Keeps On Winning at Sunset Speedway in OSCAAR Hot Rods

Hawn Motorsports at Sunset Speedway OSCAAR Hot Rod Series

They say there’s no place like home, and that seems to be holding true for Tyler Hawn as he once again went to victory lane at the end of the Knightworks Design, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd OSCAAR Hot Rod feature presented by Streamline Race Products.

Tyler Hawn won the first heat ahead of Dalen Martin, Bradley Holt, Drew Robertson, Bob Parsons, Adrian Foster, Robert Robinson, and Greg Belyea. Notably, Belyea went for a quick spin during the race.

The second heat would not be clean, with a pair of cautions due to debris, followed by Nick Clarke going for a spin for a third. Steve Book picked up the win ahead of Paul Senior, Derek Henderson, Jeremy McLean, Dan Rothwell, Clarke, and Sean Walker; Clarke and Walker failed to finish.

Drew Robertson won the third heat ahead of Senior, Walker, Parsons, Holt, and Belyea.

Tyler Hawn won the fourth heat ahead of Book, Martin, Clarke, Henderson, Foster, Rothwell, and Robinson.

Come feature time, Tyler Hawn started pole ahead of Paul Senior, Bob Parsons, Steve Book, Drew Robertson, Bradley Holt, Derek Henderson, Dalen Martin, Nick Clarke, Jeremy McLean, Dan Rothwell, Greg Belyea, Adrian Foster, Sean Walker, Ryan Cowan, and Robert Robinson.

Trouble struck before the green flag as McLean pulled down pit road before the green flag with a problem. The initial start then saw Parsons running into mechanical issues, forcing him down pit road.

The second attempt went smoothly, with Hawn grabbing the initial advantage as Book moved into second ahead of Senior, Robertson, Martin, and Clarke. However, the caution would come out on Lap 5 for Martin spinning in turn two.

Hawn got a good restart to maintain his advantage over Book, Senior, Robertson, and Clarke, with Henderson moving into sixth. Clarke’s early strong run came to an end, as he’d slow with a problem on Lap 7. Robertson would get alongside Senior on the same lap for third, completing the pass a lap later. Senior now ran fourth ahead of Henderson, Walker and Foster, with Martin alongside Holt for eighth.

The third caution would come out on Lap 11 for Robinson spinning in turn four, collecting Rothwell with him. The fourth yellow flag then came out a lap later, for Holt spinning on the frontstretch.

Hawn got a good restart to keep the lead ahead of Book with Senior moving back into third ahead of Robertson, Henderson and Walker. It would not last for long, with Robertson passing him back on Lap 14.

Behind them, Walker got alongside Henderson for fifth two laps later, but was unable to complete the pass. Instead, it’d be Martin passing them both to get the spot on Lap 18. Henderson now ran sixth, with Foster alongside Walker for seventh. Foster then took the spot with 10 laps to go, bringing Parsons through with him. Foster’s progress continued, as he was able to get by Henderson for sixth on Lap 23.

Tyler Hawn picked up the victory ahead of Steve Book, Drew Robertson, Paul Senior, and Dalen Martin. Adrian Foster finished sixth, followed by Derek Henderson, Bob Parsons, Sean Walker, Greg Belyea, Robert Robinson, Dan Rothwell, Bradley Holt, Nick Clarke, Ryan Cowan, and Jeremy McLean.

The next race for the Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rods is at Peterborough Speedway on Saturday, June 6, presented by Apsley Peterborough Transport.

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

Daniel Hawn Dominates Living Lighting OSCAAR Pro Sprint Sunset Speedway Feature

Hawn Motorsports at Sunset Speedway OSCAAR Pro Sprint Series

Grabbing the lead quickly, Daniel Hawn dominated the Living Lighting, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd OSCAAR Pro Sprint 25-lap feature presented by TXM Motorsports and Wild Wing of Woodbridge at Sunset Speedway.

Daniel Hawn won the first heat ahead of Ryan Battilana, Rob Summers, Kevin Taylor, Brad Holmes, Owen Elliott, and Brian MacDonald.

James Stanley won the second heat ahead of Dylan Little, Tyler Cullen, Gary Triska, Russ Couture, and Rob McCall.

Daniel Hawn went for the daily double ahead of Stanley, Summers, Little, and Taylor.

Brad Holmes won the fourth heat ahead of Triska, Couture, Elliott, and McCall.

Come feature time, Rob Summers started on pole ahead of Brad Holmes, James Stanley, Daniel Hawn, Gary Triska, Dylan Little, Kevin Taylor, Tyler Cullen, and Jaden Riddell.

The race did not start off cleanly with Taylor going around for a spin on the opening lap. Meanwhile, it wouldn’t take long for Hawn to get to the front, taking the lead by the end of the first lap ahead of Battilana and Summers, with Stanley, Riddell and Cullen rounding out the top-six.

The battle for third got interesting with Riddell taking Summers and Stanley three-wide on Lap 5. Riddell got the spot, with Stanley in fourth ahead of Summers and Cullen. Riddell continued to move forward, passing Battilana on Lap 9, bringing Stanley through with him.

Daniel Hawn led the rest of the way ahead of Jaden Riddell, James Stanley, Ryan Battilana, and Rob Summers. Tyler Cullen finished sixth, followed by Brad Holmes, Gary Triska, Kevin Taylor, and Brian MacDonald. Unfortunately, Dylan Little and Russ Couture failed to take the checkered flag as they broke mid-race.

The next race for the Living Lighting OSCAAR Pro Sprints is at Grand Bend Speedway on Saturday, June 6, presented by Advanced Powder Coating.

By Ashley McCubbin

Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modified Sunset Speedway presented by Obsessed Details Preview

Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modified

After a thrilling feature event at Jukasa, the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd. OSCAAR Modified teams are ready to head to Sunset Speedway on Saturday, June 28 for their 50-lap feature presented by Obsessed Details.

The competitors will be racing with heavy hearts, as the series’ most recent feature winner John Harper passed away on Thursday. Known as Spiderman, he was one of the veterans of the tour, placing second in last year’s standings.

A fierce competitor on track, the drivers will be hope to put on a show in his memory.

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 seven of his last nine features. Historically, Sunset Speedway has been a good track for him with three top-six finishes in nine starts, including a runner-up.

A.J. Emms enters this weekend with consistency being the name of the game for him, with only five finishes outside of the top-eight in his past 20 series starts. The driver of the No. 14 Modified has had success at Sunset Speedway previously, scoring a track-best fifth last May.

Sault St. Marie native Mike Hearty hopes to break into the top-10 following an 11th-place finish at Jukasa. In his last seven 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 two finishes outside of the top-six in the past 13 races. He knows his way around Sunset Speedway, posting five podiums in seven 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 seven races. He knows his way around Sunset Speedway, finishing on the podium in the 2018 edition of the Velocity 250.

Dale Reinhart started out his season strong, scoring a sixth-place finish at Jukasa. The Innisfil, Ontario track has treated him well, with a runner-up finish at the Velocity 250 last year.

Jase Cornell hopes to keep the positive momentum going following a top-10 in eight of the last 10 races. Notably, his best finish at Sunset in 2018 was an 11th.

After experiencing mechanical issues at Jukasa, 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 two top-five’s and three top-10’s in seven series starts last season, including a victory in the season-ending Autumn Colours Classic. He will hope to have a better run this time around after finishing 17th at Sunset Speedway’s Velocity 250.

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 fifth-place finish in the 2018 edition of the Velocity 250 and a fourth at Jukasa.

With Shawn Chenoweth caught up in other commitments, Andrew Kamrath will be behind the wheel of the No. 89c Modified for London Recreational Racing this weekend. The Instant Classic will hope to build upon the team’s four straight top-10 finishes, including an eighth to start the 2019 campaign at Jukasa.

Brad Pearsall will be making a part-time return to the series following a three-year hiatus. During his last season of competition in 2015, he visited victory lane at Sauble Speedway. His return saw him score a solid 12th-place finish at Jukasa.

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.

Anthony DiBello showed speed last season, picking up a season-best ninth place finish last year in four starts. That has carried into 2019 thus far, with a seventh-place finish at Jukasa.

Adam Hagen will hope to put together a strong performance as he returns to the OSCAAR fold in the modified division.

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 following a fifth-place finish at Jukasa.

Bryan Batty enters the OSCAAR fold following success in the Ontario Legends Series, highlighted by a heat victory late last season. Despite being bit by mechanical gremlins thus far, he scored a 15th-place finish at Jukasa.
Jim Bowman and Ian Bourque have been part of the OSCAAR family for a long time, as evident by their tenures in the Super Late Model division. Notably, Bowman scored a 17th-place finish at Jukasa.

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

Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rod Series at Sunset Sunset Speedway presented by Streamline Race Products Preview

Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rod Series at Sunset Sunset Speedway

After a month long break filled with plenty of hours in the shop perfecting the racecars, it all comes down to this weekend at Sunset Speedway. The Knightworks Design, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd OSCAAR Hot Rod Series are set for their second feature of the season presented by Streamline Race Products.

It will mark the seventh time the Hot Rods have raced at Sunset Speedway, following their inaugural appearance at the Velocity 250 in September 2017. Thus far, we’ve seen Dan Archibald win four races, with Tyler Hawn picking up a pair of event wins.

Following each of the events, regardless of the winner, the fans have left the speedway talking about the racing, as the stars of the series have battled side-by-side for multiple laps without a single fender touch.

Hawn will be hoping to pick up his third Sunset Speedway victory, building upon the two previous victories and runner-up, with just one finish outside of the top-five in five races. He enters this weekend as the all-time series leader in race winner, hoping to get on the podium after finishing second at Jukasa Motor Speedway.

Douglas Fischer hopes to get back on the podium as the Dog House team following a ninth-place finish at Jukasa. He showed speed at Sunset Speedway last year, including a fifth-place finish in last year’s Spring Velocity feature.

Nick Clarke will hope to repeat his past success in the series, hopeful of taking the team’s new car to victory lane. The new car showed speed at Jukasa with a fourth-place finish. He has finished in the top-10 in each of his last three appearances at Sunset Speedway, highlighted by a sixth in last year’s Spring Velocity feature.

Jeremy McLean hopes the speed shown out of the new car with a fifth-place finish at Jukasa carries over to this weekend. Sunset Speedway hasn’t always been his best track, with a best finish of eighth last year.

Steve Book heads into this weekend with a smile on his face following a third-place finish at Jukasa. In four Sunset Speedway races, he has no finishes outside of the top-seven with a track-best fourth in last year’s Velocity 250.

Jeremy Broom has gotten better with each OSCAAR start, as showcased by picking up his first career victory at Jukasa. He posted a track-best of sixth at Sunset Speedway in 2018.

Rodney Rutherford has shown speed in his first two OSCAAR starts, with a pair of top-six performances. Now with the car looking stunning, he hopes to be part of the conversation this year.

Paul Senior hopes to have a good outing in his first OSCAAR trip to Sunset Speedway after scoring three top-five’s in three starts last season.

Adam Misener will be making his return to the series following a year off, hoping to build upon his sixth-place finish from last year’s Velocity 250.

While the discussion 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’s mustang debut at Sunset Speedway was impressive with a heat victory. He then backed it up with an eighth-place finish at Jukasa.

Sean Walker hopes to turn his late model success at Peterborough Speedway into a couple victories with the OSCAAR Hot Rod Series. Meanwhile, Bradley Holt enters the class following a short stint in Sunset Speedway’s Super Stock division.

Another entry that has caught attention during pre-season discussion is Leroy Robinson, as he gets back behind the wheel for the first time in sitting on the sidelines for 20 years. Notably, the car Robinson will be driving was previously raced by his father and scored a 10th-place finish at Jukasa.

Robert Robinson hopes to have a smoother day at Sunset Speedway, as he was one of the few involved in an incident at Jukasa. Greg Belyea is also hoping for smoother after being bit by mechanical issues at the beginning of the month.

Robertson and Co. Racing made a statement with their No. 74 entry at Jukasa, racing in the top-10 throughout the duration of the event. They hope to carry over the speed into their first trip to Sunset Speedway with OSCAAR.

They will be joined by fellow rookie Dan Rothwell, 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 already stating that they will be ready in the coming weeks.

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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