Solidly consistent throughout the season, Gary Triska was able to finish the 2019 Living Lighting, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd OSCAAR Pro Sprint season ranked ninth in the year-end standings.
Triska would start off his season well, scoring three straight eighth-place finishes in the first three features. He then rolled the top-10 streak into the second 20-lap affair at Sunset Speedway on July 22, scoring a 10th-place finish.
The No. 58 would enter Flamboro Speedway with speed and confidence based on his performance last season.
“That is our strongest track,” he commented pre-season. “It seems like we do well there every time we go there.”
The afternoon started off well as Triska looked to be headed towards his first career heat victory. However, he would run into mechanical issues with two laps to go while leading. He would make repairs to get out for the feature, though ultimately finished 12th after the car stalled with four laps to go.
The mechanical issues would certainly hurt Triska’s season, as he missed the month of August before returning to the series for the final three events.
He would finish 10th and 12th at Sunset Speedway, including a late-race spin in the second feature. He then got his revenge on Flamboro, scoring a well-deserved sixth at Frostoberfest. He then overcame mechanical issues in qualifying to finish seventh at Peterborough Speedway’s Autumn Colours Classic to cap off the season.
Although it may not had been the season he originally envisioned, Triska continued to show more growth behind the wheel with some strong runs throughout the year.
On behalf of OSCAAR, congratulations to Gary Triska on another impressive season. We look forward to seeing the No. 58 back on-track in 2020.
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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