Following a two year hiatus, the OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Models are set to make their return to Kawartha Speedway on Friday night for the first of two events this season. With a slew of stars expected to be in attendance, it promises to be an action-packed night.
When you think of Kawartha, one of the names that comes to mind is Glenn Watson. The four-time series champion is also a four-time race winner at the Speedway, and finished in the runner-up spot in the last event there in August 2014. Watson enters the weekend with momentum, following a victory at Flamboro Speedway this past weekend.
Tyler Hawn will be looking to improve upon his last Kawartha Speedway appearance where he finished ninth. He started off this year well at Flamboro with a pair of top-fives.
Charlie Gallant kicked off his season solidly, scoring a sixth and a runner-up in the pair of 25-lap features at Flamboro. He has experience at Kawartha, finishing 10th in his final appearance.
Shane Maginnis has proven to have one of the quickest cars and with horsepower being important at Kawartha, you can expect him to be one of the contenders. He enters this weekend as the points leader following a runner-up and victory at Flamboro.
Derrick Tiemersma will be looking for redemption this weekend after being spun while running third on the last lap at Flamboro Speedway. He knows how to do well at Kawartha, posting previous podium finishes.
John Cadman showed that he was quick at Flamboro with a third and sixth, and could be one to watch if he is in the field this weekend.
Gary Passer unloaded his back-up at Flamboro, and showed he could run with the front runners with a third-place finish in the second feature. He will look to keep the momentum rolling this weekend after being one of the three drivers to compete for a championship last year.
Dwayne Baker knows how to run well at Kawartha Speedway, finishing fifth in his last start on the Fraserville, Ontario oval to go with a pair of top-four finishes and a sixth in his last four starts at Kawartha.
Five-time Champion Rob Clarke has announced his intentions to be part of the field this weekend. ‘Magic Shoes’ has contended for wins in the past at Kawartha, and posted a pair of top-sevens with a third at Delaware Speedway in two starts last season.
Ian Bourque will make his first OSCAAR start in a couple of seasons as he looks to get back into the fray of super late model competition.
Ryan Kimball is known for his multiple laps around Kawartha Speedway, having competed there weekly in a late model with feature victories to his credit and a runner-up points finish. He will make his second career OSCAAR start driving a Sean Grosman owned entry, looking to improve upon the fourth-place finish from his debut at Peterborough Speedway in 2015.
In his previous pair of Kawartha Speedway starts, Kelly Balson posted a seventh and an eighth. He could easily run in the top-five this weekend, though, as he has continued to improve his program since 2014 with a victory last year at Peterborough Speedway.
Teammates Roy Passer and JR Fitzpatrick both have appeared as drivers suspected to be in attendance. Fitzpatrick won the OSCAAR Championship last season with a pair of victories, while Passer finished in the runner-up spot.
There is always a possibility for more than the drivers listed here to be in the field at Kawartha Speedway on Friday, June 2. Be sure to be in attendance to take in this great show in person. Also, reminder that a $5 off general admission coupon can be printed off either the OSCAAR website or facebook page.
Details on the event this weekend can be found at http://www.oscaar.ca.