Following a thrilling feature at Sunset Speedway with a late-race pass for the win, the Knightworks Design, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd OSCAAR Hot Rods will head to Flamboro Speedway for their 30-lap feature, presented by Doug’s Gas Service.
It will mark the fifth time the Hot Rods have raced at Flamboro Speedway, following their inaugural appearance in July 2017. Thus far, we have seen four different drivers pick up race wins, with Adam Misener, Nick Clarke, Tyler Hawn, and Rodney Rutherford each visiting victory lane.
Following each of the events, regardless of the winner though, the fans have left the speedway talking about the great side-by-side racing, along with the great variety of cars that have hit the race track. The series hopes to once again put on a solid show this weekend.
Hawn will be hoping to pick up his third career Flamboro Speedway victory after winning last year’s edition of Frostoberfest, followed by a win in August. Across four features ran at Flamboro for the points leader, he has scored no finish worse than fourth with three podiums. He enters this weekend with a healthy lead, following a third-place finish at Sunset Speedway.
Nick Clarke will hope to repeat his past success at Flamboro, as he and Hawn are the only drivers to have won at the Milgrove, Ontario track on two occasions. He finished third and fifth in the pair of features in July, and hopes to turn his luck around after crashing out at Sunset.
Steve Book hopes to have a clean weekend, after posting his first finish outside of the top-five this season with a ninth at Sunset Speedway. In three appearances at Flamboro Speedway, he has posted no finishes worse than fourth, highlighted by a runner-up in July.
Paul Senior will be hoping to put the bad luck from Sunset Speedway behind him after the loss of brakes took him out of contention. He has been solid this year, including a second and third in the pair of Flamboro Speedway July features.
Bob Parsons has shown continued improvement throughout this season, highlighted by a battling side-by-side for the lead through qualifying and a sixth-place finish. With the front end all repaired, he will hope to battle for a podium finish on Saturday.
It seemed as though mechanical issues took Dan Rothwell out of contention at Sunset Speedway, but he will hope to have those rectified in hopes of backing up his eighth and seventh-place finishes from Flamboro in July.
Adrian Foster contended for the win at Sunset Speedway and led some laps in the late stages, but ultimately came up short with a fourth-place finish. Now he hopes to hold the checkered flag on Sunday at Flamboro Speedway, following a sixth-place finish in the 2018 edition of Frostoberfest.
Ryan Cowan has had an up-and-down season, but has continued to work out the bugs in his new ride and hopes to score his second career top-10 finish this weekend.
Donny Beatty may only have made two appearances thus far this season, but he’s been fast both times with finishes of fifth and seventh. He will hope to contend for a podium this weekend.
Billy Alderson Jr. proved that his time off hasn’t slowed him, as he picked up the checkered flag at Sunset Speedway. Can he do the same at Flamboro Speedway? He finished second in last year’s edition of Frostoberfest.
A pair of Ohsweken Speedway Rookies to watch will be Ed Bowlby and Mike Weitzes. Both drivers ran up front at Sunset Speedway, including a fifth-place finish for Bowlby.
Dustin Kellar made his OSCAAR debut at Sunset Speedway, and ultimately went through the spin cycle through the weekend. He will hope to have a smoother second appearance with the series.
Brandon Robertson will hope to keep the good mojo going, following a fifth-place finish at Jukasa Motor Speedway last month.
Jerry Broom enters this weekend with momentum as he scored a runner-up finish at Sunset Speedway’s Velocity 250. He finished fourth in last year’s Frostoberfest feature event.
Robert Robinson hopes to have a smoother day than he did at Sunset Speedway, getting caught up in the mid-race wreck. He will be looking for his first top-10 finish in his first Flamboro Speedway appearance.
Derek Henderson’s limited schedule saw him miss the July event at Flamboro, but he will hope to return this time around, in hopes of scoring his first top-five of 2019.
Dalen Martin has been strong since debuting his mustang, and was fast at Sunset Speedway before getting caught up in some of the racing action. He ultimately was credited with an eighth-place finish as he looks towards his first Flamboro Speedway appearance.
Sean Walker hopes to return to the top-10, after struggling in his previous two appearances. He finished sixth earlier this year at Peterborough Speedway in July.
Jeremy McLean hopes to have things in order, following issues at Sunset Speedway. The previous event, though, he was strong with a fourth-place finish at Jukasa Motor Speedway. McLean finished ninth in his lone previous Flamboro Speedway appearance.
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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