INNISFIL, Ontario — The title defense is still being kept strong and in order by Daniel Hawn, as he swept the Living Lighting Canada, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd OSCAAR Pro Sprint 20-lap features presented by Wild Wing of Woodbridge
For the first feature, Dylan Little started pole ahead of Kevin Taylor, Gary Triska, Tyler Cullen, Brad Holmes, Kelly Summers, Ryan Battilana, Daniel Hawn, and James Stanley.
Kevin Taylor would grab the early advantage on the opening lap ahead of Cullen and Battilana, as Holmes ran into mechanical issues, forcing him pit side. Battilana was able to get alongside Cullen for second on Lap 2. Hawn would then take them both three-wide, taking the runner-up spot with Battilana third ahead of Cullen.
Hawn’s climb to the front would be complete on Lap 4, as he’d take the top spot. Battilana would move into second a lap later, with Taylor now third ahead of Cullen, Riddell, Stanley, Little, Triska, and Summers. Riddel would then make his way up to fourth on Lap 8, with Stanley following him through. Cullen now ran sixth ahead of Little.
The climb continued for Riddel, as both he and Stanley would get around Taylor for third and fourth with three laps to go. The battle for third would get close in the final laps, as the leaders weaved their way through lap traffic. Riddel would try to cut underneath Summers, but would get into the grass, spinning around on the final lap.
Daniel Hawn cruised to the victory ahead of Ryan Battilana and James Stanley. Kevin Taylor finished fourth, followed by Tyler Cullen, Dylan Little, Jaden Riddel, Gary Triska, Kelly Summers, and Brad Holmes.
For the second feature, Dylan Little started pole ahead of Kevin Taylor, Gary Triska, Tyler Cullen, Kelly Summers, Jaden Riddel, Ryan Battilana, James Stanley, Daniel Hawn, and Brad Holmes.
Kevin Taylor would once again grab the early lead, with Riddel moving into second ahead of Cullen. The shuffling continued, though, with Hawn snagging the runner-up spot on Lap 2 ahead of Cullen and Riddel.
Hawn’s climb to the lead would be complete on Lap 3, with Taylor back to second ahead of Cullen, as Battilana got alongside Riddel for fourth. Battilana got the spot, challenging Cullen for third a lap later. Battilana then moved into third on Lap 5, with Riddel and Stanley following suit.
Battilana would not stop there, getting by Taylor for the second spot on Lap 8. Both Riddel and Stanley were able to get by Taylor a lap later, before battling side-by-side themselves for third. Taylor now fifth ahead of Cullen, Summers, Holmes, and Little.
Riddel was able to get the third spot, challenging Battilana for second. Unfortunately, Riddel got a little loose, with both cars going around for the spin in turn two for the caution at Lap 11. With nine laps to go, Holmes led Stanley, Taylor, Cullen, Riddel, Battilana, Summers, Holmes, and Little.
The restart would produce the second caution, with Riddel and Taylor getting tangled up together, followed by Battilana spinning behind them.
The second restart would go cleanly, with Hawn getting the jump ahead of Stanley as Battilana moved up into third ahead of Riddel, Cullen, Taylor, Summers, and Little. Little would then get alongside Summers for seventh with three laps to go, as Battilana and Riddel battled for third.
Daniel Hawn grabbed the victory ahead of James Stanley, Jaden Riddel, Ryan Battilana, and Tyler Cullen. Kevin Taylor finished sixth, followed by Dylan Little, Kelly Summers, Brad Holmes, and Gary Triska.
The next race for the Living Lighting Canada OSCAAR Pro Sprints is on Saturday, July 27, with the feature presented by Pinnacle Home Environment.
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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.
By: Ashley McCubbin