Following last week’s rain-out, it’s no secret that the stars of the Living Lighting, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd. OSCAAR Pro Sprints are set to go for this weekend at Peterborough Speedway.
As previously announced, the event will be presented by long-time series supporter TXM Motorsports. Notably, the event bonus will be doubled with the money that was supposed to be given out at Sunset Speedway added to this weekend.
Daniel Hawn enters this event as the favorite as he has won four of the last five features ran at Peterborough Speedway for the OSCAAR Pro Sprints. He won the championship last season following 10 victories and 13 top-five’s in 13 races.
On the flip side, James Stanley could be the next driver to break into victory lane after nine straight top-five’s to close out the 2018 campaign. He has ran well at Peterborouhg Speedway previously, with three podiums in five starts.
Rob Summers hopes to get back running competitively in the top-five following just one of those last season. In his last seven races at Peterborough, he has just three finishes outside of the top-five.
Gary Triska will be looking for another top-10 this weekend after scoring 10 straight to close out the 2018 campaign. He has finished in the top-10 in his last three appearances at Peterborough Speedway, with a track-best seventh on two occasions.
Ryan Battilana will hope to score his first career OSCAAR victory this weekend, following five podium finishes in the last six races last season. He finished in the top-five in each of his three starts at Peterborough in 2018, including a third in the second Autumn Colours Classic feature.
Jaden Riddell will be looking for his fourth career OSCAAR Pro Sprint victory after becoming the series’ youngest winner last year with three wins in his rookie campaign. Notably, one of those victories came during the Autumn Colours Classic weekend at Peterborough Speedway, along with a runner-up to Hawn in the second feature.
Kevin Taylor hopes to start off the season strongly behind the wheel of his brand new car, after just one finish outside of the top-13 last year. In his 2018 rookie campaign, he was able to run well at Peterborough with finishes of sixth and eighth.
Norman Newman put together a strong season in Pro Sprint competition last season, scoring six top-five finishes. Two of those came during the Autumn Colours Classic weekend at Peterborough Speedway with finishes of third and fourth.
The battle for the Hinkley Lighting Rookie of the Year Award will be one to watch all season long, with three drivers in contention – Dylan Little, Brad Holmes, and Rob McCall. Each of these competitors has experience behind the wheel of midgets, through the Outlaw Midget series. Little experienced his rookie Outlaw campaign last year, while Holmes and McCall are past race winners.
Beyond the drivers mentioned here, there are others who have a potential of appearing at Peterborough Speedway and making things interesting. Make sure to come out to the event yourself on Saturday, May 25 and experience the action.
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OSCAAR’s 2019 racing season is supported by several dedicated partners including Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC, Knightworks Design, Living Lighting Canada, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd., American Racer, and Grisdale Race Products.
Preview written by Ashley McCubbin