With an exciting 2016 season in the rearview, the OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Models are set to kick-off this season on Saturday, May 27 at Flamboro Speedway.
After picking up a victory last year at Peterborough Speedway, Glenn Watson would certainly like to start off this year strong and knows what it takes to get around the Hamilton, Ontario oval. In his 11 previous OSCAAR starts at Flamboro, he has two wins and seven top-fives.
Jim Bowman will make his return after spending some time away from the series. He ran three races last year, with a season-best finish of seventh at Flamboro in June.
Tyler Hawn had a successful campaign in 2016, posting a top-10 in each race, except for one with an 11th at the Autumn Colours Classic. He finished in the top-nine in each of the four races at Flamboro last season, with a best finish of fifth in May.
Charlie Gallant knows what it takes to run well at Flamboro as he finished second to Jeff Hanley in 2013. He’s also done well since then, posting a pair of top-fives last year with a third in May.
John Cadman will be making his third career OSCAAR start this weekend after finishing runner-up to Brandon Watson at the Autumn Colours Classic. He has raced a super late model at Flamboro previously, taking part in last year’s Gold Rush.
Derrick Tiemersma hopes to put last year’s mechanical struggles behind him and return to running back up front after posting a best finish of seventh last year.
It’ll be interesting to see whether Gary Passer is in the field after sustaining a heavy crash during an event at Sunset Speedway last weekend. The veteran has lots of experience, and hopes to build on last year’s solid campaign which saw him contend for the championship. He ran well last August at Flamboro, posting a fifth place finish.
After spending the last 11 years away from super late model competition, Trevor Mornaghan is set to make his return this season. He says through the years, he’s raced a variety of different cars but “there’s nothing like racing a super late model” and he’s excited for the season.
Rookie Jamie Richardson is set to make his debut this weekend, following in the footsteps of his father-in-law Dave Taylor. He stated pre-season that he was pretty pumped for the full schedule, noting it’s a “huge step” for him but he has “a lot of support going into this season” with the family backed team.
Along with the OSCAAR Super Late Models at Flamboro Speedway this Saturday will be the OSCAAR Modifieds and OSCAAR Hot Rods. They will join Flamboro’s regular Pure Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Thunder Cars, with racing starting at 6pm sharp.
The full itinerary and prices can be found on the Flamboro Speedway website at http://flamborospeedway.ca/.