Competing in his final season of Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd OSCAAR competition before moving out to Nova Scotia, Gary Elliott capped off the year with a sixth-place finish in points.
The first feature of the year at Jukasa Motor Speedway would not go the way the veteran would have preferred, as he ultimately ended up with a 19th-place finish. However, he rebounded at the end of June at Sunset Speedway, battling inside the top-10 all feature long en route to eighth.
The month of July would see Elliott start off by placing 11th at Delaware Speedway, followed by a 10th-place finish at Sunset a week later. Elliott then capped off the month with a sixth-place finish at Flamboro Speedway.
The momentum carried into August with Elliott scoring a 10th-place finish at Peterborough Speedway. He then backed it up with a 12th at Delaware, followed by a ninth at Flamboro.
The playoffs would begin with Elliott being honored for his commitment to racing in Ontario and OSCAAR, with twin 36-lap features at Sunset Speedway, titled the Iron Man 72. He would place the No. 36 Quaker State Modified in 10th on Saturday night, before battling inside the top-five through the second half of Sunday’s feature to finish fourth.
He would then rebound to finish sixth at Flamboro despite having to pull off briefly under caution due to a mechanical black flag. He then capped off the season with a 12th at Peterborough.
While he was unable to hold a checkered flag in 2019, Elliott put together a solid consistent season. Though beyond that, he has made commitments to the sport that will be remembered for years to come.
On behalf of OSCAAR, congratulations your success this season, Gary. We wish you the best of luck in your new racing endeavors in Nova Scotia.
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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