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2020 Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modified Silly Season Synopsis Part 3

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 Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds presented by Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd., Touchwood Cabinets, and The Fyre Place & Patio Shop plans as of March 7, 2020.

With continued progression behind the wheel as a driver each season, Dale Reinhart has proven himself as a contender for the victory in any event that he enters. That’s why it’s no surprise to hear that he is ready to contend for the championship in 2020.

“Really looking forward to kind of getting back on the track, shaking the cob webs off,” he said. “I’m hoping to be at every race this year, trying to put a run together for a championship.”

After spending some time away from the sport, Max Beyore will return to competition in 2020. The decision to return back to racing happened after “putting my two awesome daughters through University,” and returning to work full-time last year.

“I’m excited to get back racing after being out of the car for a couple years,” he commented. “My goals would be to win a feature, and expect to be competitive each night.”

After running up front throughout the 2019 season, Kelly Balson is looking for more of the same this season.

“I think that’s what we did last year, and we’re bringing a better piece this year,” he commented. “We’ve made improvements. Graham (GTA Racing Design) has made improvements on the car – a lot of improvements, stuff that I’ve never thought about it – front-end and back-end. We did well two years ago, we did better last year, and we’re going to do better this year.”

After sticking to a partial campaign over the past couple of seasons, fans are going to get used to seeing the No. 15 regularly in the field for 2020 as Brad Pearsall will be running the full schedule.

“We’re going to take a run at the championship and see what we can do,” he said. “Who knows where it’s going to lead us, but we’re going to run the entire season, and we got a virtually brand new car, almost brand new from top to bottom. It’s still our old car, but re-worked by Junior Hanley. He’s been quite an amazing, knowledgeable help in leading us the right direction.”

Wally Wilson will return for his fourth season in the modifieds, focused on improving upon the previous three years.

“My thoughts entering this season are that it will be another year of progress for my team and I,” he commented. “We’ve made a lot of changes in the off season, and I believe we’ll be a threat this year!”

Stay tuned to the OSCAAR website for full interviews with Brad Pearsall and Wally Wilson in the coming week.

See part 1 of the Silly Season Synopsis by clicking here

See part 2 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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