Although everybody wishes they could be at the track, that is currently not the case as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It certainly puts a bummer on the shoulders of lots of people, including those involved with OSCAAR as this year marks their 30th anniversary campaign. Short Track Musings thought it’d be fun during this time to look into the vault, and pull some videos and photos out for fans to enjoy.
If the OSCAAR schedule had been taking place as scheduled, then July 4 would have marked Fan Appreciation / Toonie Night at Peterborough Speedway, featuring both the Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rods presented by Sauble Falls Tent and Trailer Park and Living Lighting OSCAAR Pro Sprints.
The OSCAAR Hot Rods only have gotten to tackle the toughest 1/3 mile in the province on two occasions throughout the past three years, with both of those events taking place last year. While three-time series champion Tyler Hawn scored the victory last summer, it was Steve Book picking up the victory at the Autumn Colours Classic. The race got off to a rough start with a couple incidents in the opening laps, but the second half turned into a memorable battle with two of the best in the series battling for the win.
Steve Book has only been part of the Hot Rods for the past couple of seasons, but has already left his stamp on the series, beginning with one of the most unique body styles with the Studebaker. On top of scoring a runner-up in the standings last year, he has visited victory lane on four occasions in series history, including a memorable victory at Jukasa Motor Speedway last September.