With five different drivers scoring a feature win this year, the competition looks to be tough, which presents well for this weekend as the OSCAAR Super Late Models look to cap off their season with the Autumn Colours Classic.
Of course winning the race is important, but a lot of focus will be on the championship battle and who gets the crown this year.
Glenn Watson enters this weekend with a 20-point advantage over Charlie Gallant, with another five points over Tyler Hawn.
Glenn Watson has been solid this year, scoring five wins and 11 top-10’s in 11 races, including nine top-fives. The four-time series champion is a past winner of the Autumn Colours Classic (2011), and has finished in the top-five in 16 of his 23 starts at Peterborough, including a fifth this year.
Charlie Gallant enters this weekend with two wins and 11 top-10’s, including nine top-fives. Notably, he has finished in the top-seven in each of his last six features at Peterborough, including a podium in last year’s classic and a win this year.
Despite no feature wins this year, Tyler Hawn has been consistent with nine top-five finishes. He knows how to get around Peterborough, having ran in the top-10 in the past, including a pair of runner-ups this year. Oh, and he’s guaranteed the pole as he was the overall winner between the two features at August’s Chase for the Colours.
Beyond the three drivers in championship contention, there is a field of others looking for glory this weekend. Notably, Kelly Balson was set to start on the front row alongside Hawn, but will more than likely not make the call this weekend due to a blown motor at Sunset Speedway.
Gary Passer enters this weekend with six top-10’s, including three top-fives. He’s ran well at Peterborough, posting four top-seven finishes in his last six starts, including a third in August 2016.
John Cadman hopes to score his first career OSCAAR feature victory this weekend, after scoring a runner-up in last year’s Autumn Colours Classic.
Jamie Richardson hope to score his first career OSCAAR top-five after scoring a mix of sixths and sevenths through his eight series starts to date.
Ryan Kimball will be looking for his first career OSCAAR victory this weekend. He was fast earlier this year at Kawartha Speedway with a solid lead, until a mechanical failure took him out of the running.
Along with the OSCAAR Super Late Models at Peterborough Speedway, this weekend includes a whole slew of action-packed racing. The full itinerary and prices can be found on the Peterborough Speedway website at http://www.peterboroughspeedway.com.
By: Ashley McCubbin