Following a two year hiatus, the OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Models made their return to Kawartha Speedway last month, putting on a great show for the fans in attendance. Now with this coming Friday, July 21 marking the second event at the Fraserville, Ontario oval, it promises to be perhaps even better with a slew of stars expected to be in attendance.
When you think of Kawartha, one of the names that comes to mind is Glenn Watson. The four-time series champion is also a five-time race winner at the Speedway, and enters the event as the defending race winner following his victory in June. Watson enters the weekend with momentum, following back-to-back wins at Flamboro Speedway and Sauble Speedway.
Tyler Hawn will be looking to improve upon his last Kawartha Speedway appearance where he finished seventh. He enters this weekend on the heels of three straight top-five finishes.
Charlie Gallant has kicked off his season solidly, posting no finishes outside of the top-six with a pair of runner-ups. He has experience at Kawartha, finishing 10th and fifth in his most recent appearances there.
If the necessary repairs have been made, Derrick Tiemersma will be in the field in hopes of getting his season back on track. He knows how to do well at Kawartha, posting previous podium finishes, including a third in June.
John Cadman has been fast since his OSCAAR debut, posting only one finish outside of the top-three, including a runner-up at Kawartha in June.
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.
Ian Bourque will make his second OSAAR start in a couple of seasons as he looks to improve upon his eighth-place finish at Kawartha in June.
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 third career OSCAAR start driving a Sean Grosman owned entry, looking to improve upon his sixth-place finish at Kawartha in June.
In his three previous Kawartha Speedway starts, Kelly Balson has posted three top-eight finishes, including a fourth in June. He could easily finish on the podium this weekend, though, as he has continued to improve his program.
Roy Passer will make his first OSCAAR appearance of the season since finishing second in points last season to teammate J.R. Fitzpatrick.
Adrian Foster will make his OSCAAR debut, following a solid first outing at Sunset Speedway last month.
Former Kawartha Speedway promoter Derek Lynch will in the field, racing his PASS Super Late Model against the stars of OSCAAR. While known for his work promoting, he has shown talent behind the wheel with previous big event wins to his name.
Motor issues have kept Jim Bowman from making an appearance this season, but he looks set to have it all sorted out to be one of the drivers on-track at Kawartha on Friday night. Bowman ran three events last season, posting a best finish of seventh at Flamboro in June.
Jamie Richardson has been solid in his first three OSCAAR starts, posting three top-seven finishes with a career-best sixth at Sauble Speedway earlier this month,
There is always a possibility for more than the drivers listed here to be in the field at Kawartha Speedway on Friday, July 21. 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.
Press Release by: Ashley McCubbin