John Harper Runs Away with OSCAAR Modified Victory

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Taking the lead just before the halfway mark, John Harper would pace the field the rest of the way en route to winning the OSCAAR Modified feature at Flamboro Speedway.

Harper won the first heat ahead of Jason Keen, Jason Bowden, Gary Elliott, Dale Reinhart, Marshall Schrenk, and Tyler Di Venanzo.

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Cory Horner won the second heat ahead of A.J. Emms, Jase Cornell, Luke Gignac, Jeff Showler, David McKnight Jr., and Wally Wilson.

Gary Elliott won the third heat ahead of Shower, Horner, Bowden, Harper, McKnight, and Di Venanzo.

Dale Reinhart won the fourth heat ahead of Gignac, Emms, Schrenk, Keen, Cornell, and Wilson.

With Gary Elliott and A.J. Emms leading the field to green, it’d be Emms taking the top spot ahead of Elliott, Reinhart, Harper, Gignac, Bowden, Horner, Keen, Showler, Cornell, Schrenk, McKnight Jr., Wilson and Di Venanzo in the early stages. Horner would get by Bowden to move up to sixth, with Showler looking to follow him through. Unfortunately, that didn’t work as they’d be contact with both crashing in turn one for the race’s lone caution on Lap 8.

Emms got a good restart to keep the lead with Reinhart moving up into second as Elliott didn’t get a good restart, causing a three-wide battle for position mid-pack immediately. Harper would move up into third ahead of Gignac, Horner, Elliott, Keen, Cornell, Schrenk, Bowden, McKnight, and Wilson.

Harper continued to move forward, passing Reinhart for second with 13 laps on the board. There’d be battles through the pack with Schrenk moving up into eighth ahead of Bowden and Cornell on Lap 14, with Di Venanzo passing Wilson a lap later.

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Harper would track down Emms for the lead, getting alongside him for the top spot just before the halfway mark at Lap 18. It’d take four laps, but Harper took the lead on Lap 22 ahead of Emms and Reinhart. Reinhart would then make his way by for second, bringing Horner and Gignac through with him to bump Emms back to fifth. Back in the field, Wilson received the black flag, bringing him down to the pits early.

John Harper picked up the win ahead of Dale Reinhart, Cory Horner, Luke Gignac, A.J. Emms, Gary Elliott, Marshall Schrenk, Jason Bowden, Jason Keen, Jase Cornell, David McKnight Jr., Tyler Di Venanzo, Wally Wilson, and Jeff Showler.

Now going into Peterborough, Harper leads Horner by six points, with Dale Reinhart sitting another 42 points back in third. Gary Elliott is fourth in points, followed by Gary McLean and Jeff Showler tied for fifth.

By Ashley McCubbin

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