After a pair of exciting twin features last weekend, the Knightworks Design, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd OSCAAR Hot Rods are set to take on the high-speed Jukasa Motor Speedway, with their feature presented by Engines From Hal.
This Saturday’s event will mark the third time the Hot Rods have raced at the half-mile, following their second appearance earlier this year. Each trip has seen a different winner, with Tyler Hawn and Jerry Broom taking turns in victory lane.
Hawn won last year’s inaugural trip to Jukasa, and enters this weekend as the all-time series leader in race wins, hoping to score his fifth victory of the 2019 campaign. He scored a runner-up at Jukasa in June.
Jerry Broom has gotten faster in each appearance, and that showed back in June with his convincing trip to victory lane, after finishing sixth in 2018. It’s worth noting that he has not ran any OSCAAR events since that victory, though.
Nick Clarke will hope to repeat his past success in the series, hopeful of reaching the podium this weekend after a pair of top-five’s at Flamboro Speedway. Although he was plagued with mechanical issues last year at Jukasa, he finished fourth on the half-mile in June.
Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modified veteran Brian McLean will make his Hot Rod debut this weekend, courtesy of Clarke lending his old car. The McLean name has visited victory lane at Jukasa previously, with Gary McLean winning the modified event in June 2018.
Steve Book heads into the weekend with a smile on his face with no finishes outside of the top-five in the seven feature events this season. He has shown speed at Jukasa, finishing fifth and third in the pair of events.
Robertson and Co. Racing was hoping to have a strong campaign, but saw their season take a heavy hit on Sunset Speedway, when Drew Robertson was caught up in an incident on the frontstretch. Although the team’s ride won’t be ready until the Velocity 250 weekend at Sunset in September, they will be racing this weekend, thanks to Book lending them his Camaro.
Steve Mayhew will enter this weekend with momentum on his side, having placed inside the top-10 in the last three consecutive series events. He finished a career-best third in his first trip to Jukasa in 2018.
Jeremy McLean has not had much luck this year, so perhaps a return trip to Jukasa Motor Speedway is exactly what the doctor ordered. He did well on the half-mile in June, scoring a fifth-place finish.
Rodney Rutherford has proven the No. 38 is fast, picking up a checkered flag at Flamboro Speedway. He won’t be behind the wheel this weekend, with Dave Bailey taking over the controls in hopes of replicating the success.
Douglas Fischer and Billy Alderson Jr. have each been running limited schedules due to work commitments, but will be in attendance this weekend. Alderson was fast at Sunset Speedway in July with a third-place finish, while Fischer finished ninth at Jukasa in June.
Jesse Kennedy will be making his Hot Rod debut this weekend, but he’s certainly not new to racing. He had plenty of success previously under the OSCAAR Super Late Model banner, and racing Pro Late Models at Delaware Speedway.
While the conversation for the win is the focus for a lot of people, the battle for the Ohsweken Speedway Rookie of the Year Award has caught a lot of attention with several new faces joining the ranks.
Dalen Martin started off the year in style this season, scoring a pair of top-five’s with just one finish outside of the top-10 in four starts. Notably, he finished eighth at Jukasa in June.
Paul Senior has gotten faster in each event this season, and that showed at Flamboro Speedway with finishes of second and third in the pair of features. He will hope to score his fourth consecutive top-five in his first trip to Jukasa Motor Speedway.
Ryan Cowan joined the OSCAAR Hot Rods for the first time earlier this season at Sunset Speedway, finishing 15th following overheating issues. With those hopefully subsided, he’ll hope to score his first top-10 finish this weekend.
Bob Parsons has been faster in each of his OSCAAR appearances, scoring a fifth-place finish in the first feature at Flamboro Speedway. He’ll hope to improve upon that in his first appearance at Jukasa Motor Speedway.
Leroy Robinson caught a bunch of headlines through the pre-season discussion, and has managed to solider on despite a rough beginning to his OSCAAR career. He’ll hope to improve upon his 10th-place finish from Jukasa in June.
Fellow rookie Dan Rothwell has been getting up to speed with his new car, and has been able to find some success with three top-10 finishes. After finishing 12th at Jukasa in June, perhaps he can break into the top-10 this time around.
They will be joined by Jared Gill, who will be making his Hot Rod debut following a successful season at Full Throttle Motor Speedway. You’ll also have Mike Weitz debuting a brand new Mach 1 Mustang Hot Rod this weekend, too.
Beyond the drivers mentioned here, there is the possibility to see other faces make an appearance this weekend at Jukasa Motor Speedway.
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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