4th in OSCAAR Pro Sprint Points: Ryan Battilana

The No. 4 matched his car number at year-end, with Ryan Battilana placing fourth in the year-end OSCAAR Pro Sprint standings.

Right from the drop of the initial green flag at Sunset Speedway, Ryan Battilana was fast as he ran in the top-five during the whole Spring Velocity feature to open the season en route to a fourth. He then backed it up with another fourth when the series returned to the Innisfil, Ontario oval on Canada Day weekend. Unfortunately, the opening stretch of success came to a halt in his first trip to Peterborough Speedway, with mechanical gremlins resulting in an 11th.

Battilana made repairs before the series made the trip to Peterborough Speedway, though continued to fight issues throughout the night. Despite missing both of his heats, he bounced back to score a fourth in the feature. He then backed it up with his another fourth at Sauble Speedway a week later.

After missing the mid-season trip to Grand Bend Speedway, Battilana got right back in the thick of the battle when the series returned to Sunset Speedway for the Velocity 250. In the first feature, he battled with Daniel Hawn on a late-race restart for the lead, coming up shy of victory lane with a runner-up. In the second feature, he paced the opening two laps en route to finishing third.

He carried the momentum to Flamboro Speedway’s Frostoberfest, making his way forward after starting deep in the field to finish third in the first feature. The second 25-lap affair resulted in another podium, as he led the opening two laps en route to another third.

A deep starting position slowed his progress at Peterborough Speedway, but he was able to come away with a top-five after crossing the line in fourth for the first feature. A better starting position worked his favor for the second event, as he ran second for much of the event before being passed in the late stages en route to finishing third.

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