This weekend, the OSCAAR Modifieds will take to Peterborough Speedway for the Chase for the Colours. The event provides a unique opportunity for all the competitors in the field, as the top-two finishers at the Chase will start the Autumn Colours Classic from the front row in October.
In the midst of his sophomore campaign, Luke Gignas has been consistent all season long, currently sitting third in points with just one finish outside of the top-five. Notably, throughout his OSCAAR career to date, he has only posted two finishes outside of the top-eight in 16 races. He has proven to be fast at Peterborough previously, running up front last July till a late-race spin resulted in an eighth-place finish.
Gary Elliott has been solid this season, scoring a top-10 in each of the six events, including three top-fives. Notably, he has posted 12 top-10’s in his last 15 OSCAAR starts. In his six previous races at Peterborough, he has posted six top-10’s with a best finish of fourth.
Dan Price has ran a limited schedule thus far in 2017, with Peterborough set to be his second start of the year following a ninth-place finish at Kawartha Speedway. In his previous four Peterborough Speedway starts, he has posted a pair of top-10’s, including a seventh last July.
Sitting second in points, the season is going pretty well for AJ Emms with a top-five finish in each of the six races this season. Notably, he has posted 13 top-fives in his last 17 OSCAAR starts. He’s done well at Peterborough in the past, scoring three top-fives in four starts, including a victory in last year’s Autumn Colours Classic.
Cory Horner will enter this weekend as the points leader, just two markers up on Emms following Flamboro Speedway. Horner has been consistent this season, posting no finishes outside of the top-seven including a pair of victories. Notably in his last 16 OSCAAR starts, he has posted 13 top-10 finishes. in his five previous starts at Peterborough, he has only placed outside of the top-seven once, highlighted by a runner-up finish in October 2015.
John Harper has been up and down this season, though has managed to score four top-10’s in the six events. He was strong in last year’s Autumn Colours Classic, posting a fourth-place finish.
Chris Milwain has shown a lot of speed, posting four top-fives this season, highlighted by a pair of victories. He has posted a top-10 in his previous two Peterborough Speedway, highlighted by a sixth last season.
Tim Tolton has continued to get stronger each week, posting three top-10 finishes to date in his rookie campaign, highlighted by a fourth-place finish at Sauble Speedway.
Wally Wilson continues to learn each week behind the wheel of his modified, despite the team fighting constant fuel pump issues. He will look to overcome those for his first career top-10.
Cliff Hodgkinson hopes to score his third top-10 of 2017 following a career-best sixth place finish last weekend at Flamboro Speedway.
Jase Cornell will hope to score his second straight top-10 as he overcame his team’s early season mechanical issues to place 10th at Flamboro Speedway.
Adam Hagen is hopeful for his fourth start of the 2017 campaign, following a 10th=place finish earlier this season at Flamboro in June.
Marty Monette is set to build on last week’s performance at Flamboro, which saw him post a career-best ninth-place finish.
Dale Reinhart has been solid on a weekly basis, posting no finishes outside of the top-10 all season long, including a podium at Flamboro in June.
Aaron McLean will be looking to get his season back on track as he posted a pair of back-to-back top-10’s, though struggled this past weekend at Flamboro en route to a 15th-place finish.
Ken Hayward has an impressive OSCAAR debut at Flamboro, posting a top-five in his first start of the year. If he’s at Peterborough, he could be a good dark horse pick.
Mike Hearty will make his third appearance of 2017, hoping to put the bad luck that resulted in a crash for him at Kawartha Speedway last month. He showed speed at Kawartha in June, though, posting a sixth-place finish.
The full itinerary and prices can be found on the Peterborough Speedway website at http://www.peterboroughspeedway.com/.