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2020 Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modified Silly Season Synopsis Part 2

With OSCAAR ready to celebrate their 30th year of racing in Ontario, it seems that the open-wheel stars are looking to capitalize on the added hype with a great season of racing across the province.

In keeping up with the discussion, here are some more competitors who have openly discussed their 2020 plans as of February 19, 2020.

After spending a couple years away from the division, Tommy Robb is set to get back behind the wheel of a Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds presented by Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd, Touchwood Cabinets, and The Fyre Place & Patio Shop in 2020.

“We are excited to get back to racing on tour,” he said. “2015 was our last race with the modified division so it’s been awhile. As of right now, our plan is to be part time, attending the races we really want to be a part of and maybe more – budget pending.”

The full schedule for Robb has yet to be released, but he mentioned being excited for Jukasa Motor Speedway after crewing and watching a couple late model events there over the past two years.

“We had great success at Kawartha (Speedway) so I’m looking to repeat our big track performance and be a part of the events at the crown jewel,” he expressed.

After experiencing success behind the wheel of both a Mini Stock and Super Stock, Jake Watson will be one of the Rookie of the Year Award contenders in the modifieds.

“Entering the 2020 season, I just want to learn as much as I can,” Jake Watson said. “To be in a new car and new class, we are going to be patient and just get our feet wet and try and learn a lot and hopefully have a lot of success along the way. “

The Rookie Class is expected to include anywhere from four to five drivers, as T.J. Marshall will join Watson after getting his hands on a modified previously piloted by Jason Bowden.

“It is important to get up to speed quickly and get a solid understanding of the car and the tire,” he said. “I was able to test the car last year at the end of the season on the outgoing tire compound. The car was well balanced and had good speed for the non-ideal track conditions, so I have confidence in the car’s capability. Learning a new, softer tire will always have its challenges, but it is the same conditions for everyone. We have done lots of work on the car over the off-season, so I hope the hard work will pay off.”

See part 1 of the Silly Season Synopsis by clicking here

If you’re a driver and want to have your plans listed in the Silly Season guide, please get a hold of Short Track Musing’s Ashley McCubbin immediately to do so. 

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