With consistency from May to October, Tyler Hawn put together his best OSCAAR season to date en route to a runner-up in the year-end Outlaw Super Late Model standings. The success is admirable, considering the tough battles the team faced off the track as Tyler’s father Don passed away mid-season.
“The 2017 season has a whirl wind of emotions,” he said. “One of the best – if not the best – season we have ever had. With the lost of dad, everything seems like a blur.”
Kicking off the year at Flamboro Speedway, Hawn was solid in both 25-lap features en route to a pair of fifths. The momentum followed him to Kawartha Speedway, as he won a heat before scoring a respectable seventh in the main event.
Returning back to Flamboro, there was more speed shown out the No. 2 Outlaw Super Late Model, as evident by a third and fourth this time around. He didn’t slow down when they got to the beach, either, scoring a third-place finish at Sauble Speedway.
It seemed each race, improvement was shown by Hawn Motorsports as Hawn scored a sixth in his second trip to Kawartha. Another trip to Flamboro didn’t faze him, either, as it was a third and fourth this time around in the twin 25-lap features.
Hawn’s season really hit a turning point when the series made their first outing of the year at Peterborough Speedway for the Chase for the Colours. Although he did not win either of the twin features, his consistency was perfection. A pair of seconds in the 35-lap affairs saw him win the event overall, giving him the pole for the Autumn Colours Classic in October.
When the series returned, he would lead the opening seven laps before scoring a fifth to round out the year.
On behalf of OSCAAR, congratulations to Tyler Hawn on a successful season. We wish you the best of luck in 2018.