With a strong finish to the 2018 campaign, it’s safe to say that things are heading in the right direction for OSCAAR. The proof was shown with three editions of the silly season portal being dedicated to the series.
As the series announced three new big marketing announcements, the plans continued to be revealed towards the 2019 campaign. So here are some more competitors who have openly discussed their plans as of February 9.
The OSCAAR Hot Rod division continues to expand with Robertson & Co. Racing throwing their hat into the ring. Brandon Robertson made a 2400 km round trip to pick up the car (top photo) as warranted for the team, the work has began in making it look like a NASCAR from the early 1970’s.
Jaden Riddell is hoping to finish one spot better in the year-end standings after scoring a runner-up to Daniel Hawn in the 2018 OSCAAR Pro Sprint standings.
“Entering this season, my thoughts are that we had a really good run last year and we are looking to come out on top this year,” he said. “I’m excited to see the new cars coming out this year and I’m looking forward to learning new things.”
After being named the Most Improved Driver at the year-end banquet, Dale Reinhart is hoping to add some more trophies to the case in 2019.
“Really looking forward to it,” he said. “Going to be interesting to see with all the new drivers in how everything plays out. The competition is definitely going to be better than it’s ever been before, I think, and it’s kind of has me and my team working as hard as we can in the shop to make sure everything is ready to go for the start of the season.”
Brian McLean will be returning to the OSCAAR Modified tour on a part-time basis in 2019. There has also been mention of his team beginning to build a OSCAAR Hot Rod to debut later this year.
As mentioned previously, Jason Keen sold his No. 18 Modified to Mike Westwood Fabrication as he begins to build a new one for the upcoming season. Westwood has since upgraded the car and has sold it – to an unannounced recipient at this time.
If you’re a driver and want to have your plans listed in the Silly Season guide, please get a hold of Short Track Musing’s Ashley McCubbin immediately to do so.