OSCAAR

Andy Kamrath Hat Tricks to First Career OSCAAR Modified Victory

In his first career Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC, Scott Reinhart Trailers Sales Ltd OSCAAR Modified start at Sunset Speedway, Andy Kamrath picked up the victory in the 50-lap feature presented by Obsessed Details.

Jason Keen won the first heat ahead of Anthony DiBello, Dale Reinhart, Luke Gignac, Brian McLean, Gary Elliott, Ian Bourque, Jase Cornell, Craig Downey, and Bryan Batty. There was a quick caution for an incident involving Batty and DiBello.

Andy Kamrath won the second heat ahead of A.J. Emms, Kelly Balson, Mike Hearty, Brad Pearsall, Cory Horner, Norman Newman, Jim Bowman, and Adam Hagen.

Cory Horner won the third heat ahead of Reinhart, Emms, Pearsall, Keen, Gignac, Bourque, Hagen, and Cornell.

Andy Kamrath went for the daily double ahead of Balson, Elliott, DiBello, Batty, Bowden, Hearty, Newman, and Downey. The race ended with a wreck between Hearty, Newman, and Downey at the start-finish line.

Come feature time, it’d be Andy Kamrath making it three-wide down the backstretch right off the start to move into the top spot. Cory Horner moved into second, with Brian McLean and Anthony DiBello side-by-side for third on Lap 6 ahead of Jason Keen. Behind them, A.J. Emms and Dale Reinhart battled for sixth ahead of Kelly Balson and Luke Gignac.

It did not take long for the first caution to come out, though, as the yellow flag waved on Lap 9 for Keen spinning McLean, followed by Balson going around after the initial caution. With 41 laps to go, Kamrath led Horner, DiBello, Reinhart, Emms, Balson, Gignac, Brad Pearsall, Gary Elliott, Ian Bourque, Jase Cornell, Bryan Batty, and Jason Bowden.

Andy Kamrath got a good restart to keep the lead ahead of Horner, with Reinhart and DiBello side-by-side for third, as Balson battled Emms for fifth. It’d be a three rows double file as Gignac and Pearsall were side-by-side for seventh three laps after the restart. Reinhart would get third on Lap 13, with Balson clearing Emms for fifth.

Balson would then get alongside DiBello for fourth a lap later, as Emms ran sixth ahead of Pearsall, Gignac, and Elliott. Balson would move into fourth, not wasting anytime as he got alongside Reinhart for third on Lap 15, with Elliott getting alongside Gignac a lap later for eighth.

With 18 laps on the board, Kamrath led ahead of Horner, Balson, Reinhart and DiBello, with Emms and Pearsall side-by-side for sixth. Pearsall got the spot on Lap 20 ahead of Emms, with Elliott moving into eighth ahead of Gignac, as Keen and Bourque battled for 10th.

Behind them, Newman ran 12th ahead of Batty, Bowden, Cornell, and Hagen. Keen would get the 10th spot, getting alongside Gignac for ninth on Lap 24, completing the pass a lap later. Gignac now ran 10th ahead of Bourque, Newman, Bowden, Cornell, and Hagen.

The shuffling continued, with Pearsall breaking into the top-five with a pass on DiBello on Lap 31. Emms continued to run seventh ahead of Elliott, Keen and Gignac, with Newman and Bourque side-by-side for 11th ahead of Bowden.

At the front of the field, Balson would then get alongside Horner for second on Lap 33, completing the pass a lap later. Reinhart continued to run fourth ahead of Reinhart, DiBello, and Emms as Pearsall began to slow with a mechanical issue. This would allow Elliott to move up into eighth ahead of Keen, Gignac, Newman, Bourque, and Bowden. Emms would then get by DiBello for sixth, just before the caution came out on Lap 44 for Newman spinning in turn two.

Kamrath got a good restart to keep the lead ahead of Balso, with Reinhart moving into third ahead of Horner, Emms, and DiBello. Horner would get alongside Reinhart for third a lap later, but was unable to complete the pass before the caution came out on Lap 47 for Hagen going for a spin.

Andy Kamrath would get a good restart, cruising to his first career series victory ahead of Kelly Balson. Dale Reinhart was credited with third ahead of Anthony DiBello and A.J. Emms. Jason Keen finished sixth, followed by Luke Gignac, Gary Elliott, Norman Newman, and Ian Bourque.

Jase Cornell placed 11th, followed by Jason Bowden, Adam Hagen, Brad Pearsall, Bryan Batty, and Brian McLean. Mike Hearty and Craig Downey failed to take the green flag following the heat incident, while Cory Horner was disqualified in post-race technical inspection.

The next race for the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds is at Delaware Speedway on Friday, June 12. Their make-up feature will be presented by The Fyre Place and Patio Shop.

Be sure to keep up with OSCAAR by staying tuned to the series website at http://www.oscaar.ca. Also, make sure to “like” the official OSCAAR Racing Facebook page, while following both the Twitter and Instagram accounts (@OSCAARRacing) to keep up to date on everything you need to know.

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.

By: Ashley McCubbin

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