After a thrilling season, the OSCAAR Pro Sprints are primed and ready to cap everything off at Peterborough Speedway this weekend.
With a gap of 103 points over second-place, Daniel Hawn will be crowned the 2018 OSCAAR Pro Sprint Champion once he takes the green flag for the first qualifier. It’s no surprise as he’s been the man to beat all year long, winning nine features this season. For the record, he has won the last three features at Peterborough.
Just because the championship is locked up, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing left to fight for. Jaden Riddell only leads James Stanley by a single-point for second in the standings. Riddell enters this weekend with momentum following his second win of the season at Flamboro Speedway, which is also marked his seventh top-five of 2018. His first appearance at Peterborough didn’t go well with a 10th-place finish. Meanwhile, Stanley will be looking for a good run after scoring his seventh straight top-five at Flamboro. He has run well at Peterborough previously, scoring a podium in each of his last three starts.
Behind them, Ryan Battilana holds only a three-point gap over Rob Summers for fourth in the year-end standings. Battilana will hope to score his fourth straight OSCAAR podium finish after a third at Flamboro. Notably, he finished fourth at Peterborough in August. Meanwhile, Summers will be looking for his eighth straight top-10 this weekend. In his last five races at Peterborough, he has only one finish outside of the top-five.
Gary Triska will be looking for another top-10 after picking up a season-best fifth at Flamboro Speedway. Notably, he finished seventh at Peterborough in August for his first at the patch.
Brody Rickwood could break through for his first career victory after scoring four straight top-five finishes entering the weekend. He has ran well at Peterborough, scoring a track-best fifth in May 2017.
Shawn Stanley will be looking for his eighth straight top-10, following a sixth at Flamboro Speedway. He finished eighth at Peterborough last fall.
You also have to keep your eye on the youngster Tyler Cullen, as he scored a fourth at Flamboro in his first race back after a bad crash at Grand Bend Speedway. He finished third in his first appearance at Peterborough in August.
Kevin Taylor hopes to carry the momentum forward following his sixth career OSCAAR top-10 at Flamboro with an eighth. He finished sixth at Peterborough in August.
Norman Newman made his OSCAAR debut at Peterborough last year with a sixth-place finish, kickstarting his want to be behind the wheel this season. He has done well so far this year, entering this weekend with four top-five finishes.
Brian MacDonald will be looking for his seventh straight top-10 finish this weekend after placing ninth at Flamboro.
Bill Hetherton will hope to repeat the success of his OSCAAR debut at Peterborough with a ninth in hopes of picking up his second career top-10.
By Ashley McCubbin