Interviews

Paul Senior Hopeful for a Feature Victory in 2020 Campaign

Even though everybody is practicing social distancing right now to fight COVID-19, there’s hope of everybody getting to gather at the track this summer for some great Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rod presented by Sauble Falls Tent and Trailer Park competition.

“I’m just hoping when all this stuff is over, we all can get to do what we love doing and help track owners weather this storm so we all can survive and have places where we can race in the future,” Paul Senior commented.

Paul Senior burst onto the tour in a big way last season, scoring four top-five’s and five top-10’s, including a heat victory. It’s a trend that he hopes to continue into 2020.

“My goals this year is to race all the events on the Hot Rod tour and compete every race for the win,” he commented. “I’d love to win a feature and finish top 5 in points. We have the equipment to do so now.”

After last year’s success, he said his team has reflected back and made adjustments to be stronger in 2020.

“We’ve updated our car on all fronts, chassis, safety equipment, shocks, and even Terry our engine builder has put a lot of effort and time into upgrading our engines for 2020,” he commented. “As a driver I need to be a bit less aggressive in some cases and more aggressive in others.”

If everything is hitting on the right cylinders, expect Senior to be a contender for race wins, especially when the series heads to Jukasa Motor Speedway. The No. 8sr Maverick was up front in the feature, battling for the lead when he was caught up in a wreck.

“I look forward to Jukasa for the sheer speed and it’s such a beautiful place,” he said. “Also Sunset (Speedway) because I love it there, even though I’ve yet to run good there.”

For Senior, he has been around racing all of his life, just living around the corner from Brian Malcolm’s old shop.

“They always had the light on building cars so I basically hung out there till he threw me out,” he commented.

Through the years, Senior has made several great memories, with the most memorable coming at Jukasa in being able to have speed “out of the box” and score a heat win.

With his experience behind the wheel, Senior’s advice to others looking to get involved in motorsports is start in a division that you can accord to buy a front running car in.

“Never be too close minded to learn,” he added.” Bone stocks and 4 cylinders are great stepping stone classes.”

Be sure to keep up with OSCAAR by staying tuned to the series website at http://www.oscaar.ca. Also, make sure to “like” the official OSCAAR Racing Facebook page, while following both the Twitter and Instagram accounts (@OSCAARRacing) to keep up to date on everything you need to know.

OSCAAR’s 2020 racing season was supported by several dedicated partners including Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC, Knightworks Design, Living Lighting Canada, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd., Touchwood Cabinets, Sauble Falls Campground, The Fyre Place & Patio Shop, Ohsweken Speedway, American Racer, and Grisdale Race Products.

By: Ashley McCubbin

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