In a unique format for the Chase for the Colours, the OSCAAR Pro Midgets ran a pair of features on Saturday night at Peterborough Speedway.
The first feature saw a familiar face out front, with Jordan Hanna picking up his fifth straight feature victory of the season in five races as he continues to show the way this year.
Daniel Hawn rebounded from his struggles last weekend at Flamboro Speedway to post his fourth runner-up of 2017, with Rob Summers in third for his fourth top-five. Craig Pritchett finished fourth for his second top-five in two OSCAAR starts, with Cassidy March rounding out the top-five for his third top-five.
James Stanley finished sixth in the debut of his new car for his fifth straight top-10, followed by Brent Kemps in seventh with his second straight top-nine. Brody Rickwood continued his rookie campaign in eighth for his fifth top-10, followed by Steve Belfry for his third straight top-10. Shawn Stanley rounded out the top-10 in his first start of the season.
Gary Triska finished 11th, followed by Daryl Anthony and Ted Greenwood. Notably, this event was Anthony’s first start of the 2017 campaign.
The second feature saw a great back and forth battle for the lead between Daniel Hawn and Jordan Hanna throughout the event, keeping the fans on the edge of their seats.
In the end, it was Daniel Hawn making the pass on Hanna to take the victory for his first OSCAAR Pro Midget feature win. It’s worth noting that in his career to date, Hawn has only placed outside of the top-two once.
Jordan Hanna finished second for his seven straight top-two finish dating back to last season. James Stanley placed third for his best career OSCAAR Pro Midget finish, followed by Cassidy March and Rob Summers.
Brent Kemps finished sixth for his first best finish of the season to date, followed by Brody Rickwood, Shawn Stanley, Daryl Anthony and Steve Belfry. Craig Pritchett finished 11th, followed by Gary Triska and Ted Greenwood.
Once the features were combined together, Jordan Hanna and Daniel Hawn tied for overall winner on the night. By winning the first feature, Hanna gets the edge and is locked in as the pole sitter for the Autumn Colours Classic feature in October at Peterborough Speedway on Thanksgiving weekend. Hawn’s efforts were not lost in the shuffle, though, as he is locked onto the front row as well, set to start second beside Hanna.
Rob Summers was third overall, followed by Cassidy March, James Stanley, Brent Kemps, Craig Pritchett, Brody Rickwood, Shawn Stanley, Steve Belfry, Daryl Anthony, Gary Triska and Ted Greenwood.
So with six features in the books this season, Jordan Hanna is the current points leader, 32 markers ahead of Daniel Hawn. Cassidy March is third in points, followed by Brody Rickwood and James Stanley.
The OSCAAR Pro Midgets are back in action this coming weekend on Saturday, August 12 at Grand Bend Speedway.
Press Release by Ashley McCubbin / Photos by Debbie Spence