After an exciting show to kick-off the season at Peterborough Speedway, the OSCAAR Pro Midgets are ready for their second event of 2017 at Grand Bend Speedway. With a full field expected, it’s bound to be another great weekend of competition.
Daniel Hawn will make his third series start this weekend, hoping to finish one spot better after a second in the season opener at Peterborough. Hawn has been impressive in both series starts so far, with a pair of heat victories and two runner-ups.
Jordan Hanna hopes to make it two in a row this weekend after picking up the victory at Peterborough Speedway.
Rob Summers will be looking for another podium after scoring a third-place finish at Peterborough. It backed up his success from last year, when he posted a pair of fourths.
His daughter Katherine will also be one t o watch, as she looks to improve upon her eighth-place finish in the season opener. Last year, she proved she was fast with three top-fives.
Brody Rickwood caught everyone‘s attention in his OSCAAR Pro Midget debut at Peterborough, scoring a fifth-place finish.
Another driver looking for a solid run will be James Stanley, who posted a sixth-place finish in the season opener.
Cassidy March hopes his speed shines through this weekend as he was quick at Peterborough, but an early crash resulted in a seventh-place finish. He didn’t have a whole ton of luck at Grand Bend last year, either, finishing fifth.
Adrian Kemps has only made three starts to date, but they’ve all been stellar with no finishes outside of the top-four, including a victory in last year’s Autumn Colours Classic at Peterborough.
Inaugural OSCAAR Pro Midget Series Champion Ted Greenwood will make his first start of the year this weekend. He was successful at Grand Bend last year, scoring one of his series-leading three feature victories there.
Brian MacDonald will be hoping to post a podium result this weekend after a third and an eighth in his pair of series starts last season. MacDonald knows how to get it done in a midget, as noted by his nine top-10’s in OSCAAR Midget competition last season.
Gary Triska will be looking for a top-10 in 2017 debut, after posting a sixth and 10th in his pair of series starts last season.
Shawn Paul is focused on scoring his second career Pro Midget victory in his 2017 debut, following a win last year at Flamboro in June.
Owen Elliott caught everyone’s attention late in the OSCAAR Midget season with two wins and a runner-up in the last three events. He will hope to carry the momentum over to the Pro Midget division this weekend.
Wally Wilson will be making his 2017 Pro Midget debut this weekend, hoping to build upon last year’s seven top-10’s, including a fourth-place finish at Grand Bend.
Mckenzie Hamilton will begin her chase of Rookie of the Year honors after racing a 440 suspended outlaw midget on dirt at Wonderland Speedway in 2014. She says, “It will be fun and very interesting for me joining a new class and being able to race against (the) many good drivers in it.”
You can also add Steve Belfry, Paul Gee and JT Ackworth to the list of drivers expected to be in attendance, who will make their series debuts.
Details on the upcoming night of action, including the schedule, can be found at http://www.jcarracing.ca/.
Preview Written by Ashley McCubbin – Photo by Crystal Northcott