There’s a new tag team entering OSCAAR in 2018 as the Anthony brothers are looking to mix things up.
Seeing the brothers both on track comes as no surprise, as the family has been involved in racing since the 1950s, beginning with John Anthony and Raymond Anthony Sr.
Fans are familiar with Darryl Anthony, as he made the “rough” transition last year from the previous OSCAAR Midgets to the OSCAAR Pro Sprints. Now with those few races behind him, and advice from 2017 Rookie of the Year Daniel Hawn, he is hopeful to contend for the award this year while placing top-five in points. Part of that will include redeeming himself at Sauble Speedway after a mechanical issue last year.
His start in racing came via modifeds at Mosport Raceway, followed by running a Mini Stock at Peterborough Speedway. Now for his brother Raymond, the Pro Sprint will be his first time behind the wheel.
“My thoughts entering the race season is to run consistent, make sure my car leaves the track in one piece the same way it came there, and have some fun,” Raymond said. “I want to learn everything I can about the Pro Sprints. I’m a new driver so I just want to get seat time. I’m hoping I am a natural so I can eventually run with the Modifieds, and I’m excited to run all the tracks because they will all be a first. But I would honestly say the best track out there would be a tossup between Kawartha and Jukasa.
“We have purchased all the equipment needed to be top runners and hopefully we will make a name out there in the short track scene.”
Now that both brothers have made their way to OSCAAR, they see a bright future, with Raymond sighting hope for continued growth in the months and years to come.
“Pro Sprint open wheel racing is the best short track racing,” Darryl said. “We gotta get as many cars out to keep the tracks alive.”
By Ashley McCubbin