SAUBLE BEACH, Ontario — Making his Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rods presented by Sauble Falls Tent and Trailer Park debut, Rob Bromley held off the late-charge behind him en route to scoring the victory at Sauble Speedway.
Tyler Hawn posted the quickest lap in time trials at 15.646 seconds ahead of Tom Walters (15.865), Ed Bowlby (16.026), Paul Senior (16.038), and Rob Bromley (16.093). Hawn would draw five for the invert, giving the pole to Bromley ahead of Senior, Bowlby, Walters, and Hawn. Steve Book started sixth, followed by Jesse Kennedy, Adrian Foster, Brandon Robertson, and Jeremy McLean.
Paul Boundy qualified 11th, followed by Doug Wilson, Dalen Martin, Bill Clarke, Matt Young, Dan Rothwell, Ryan Cowan, and Matt Hopkins.
The drop of the green flag would see a battle for the top spot between Bromley and Walters, with Bromley getting the early lead as Foster got alongside Walters for second. However, the caution would come out for Bowlby and Senior getting together on the frontstretch. Bowlby got up on the wall, upsetting the car, coming back across the track into Senior.
The restart would see more contact, with Clarke, Martin, and Cowan getting together in turns three and four.
Foster got the jump on the restart to take the lead ahead of Bromley, Walters, Hawn, and McLean. However, we wouldn’t be done with contact, as the caution came out on Lap 10 for Kennedy going around in turns three and four, courtesy of contact with Hawn.
Bromley would get the jump this time around on the restart for the lead ahead of Foster and Walters, with Book side-by-side with McLean for fourth. Book got the spot, with Wilson looking to challenge McLean. He wouldn’t get a chance to complete the pass, as the fourth caution came out for Cowan going around in turns one and two. Under the yellow flag, Book headed pit side to the attention of his team before returning to the track.
Foster got a good restart to take back the lead ahead of Bromley, Walters, McKibbon, McLean, Kennedy, and Martin, as Hawn battled Young for eighth at the halfway mark.
The pit stop for Book played out in his favor, as he was able to make his way back through, running back inside the top-five by Lap 18. On the flip side, Walters looked poised to challenge the top-two for the lead, until he began to slow with a mechanical issue with 10 laps to go, sending him pit side.
As Foster continued to lead ahead of Bowlby, it’d be Book back up to third ahead of Wilson, Kennedy, Hawn, McLean, and Martin, with Boundy and Young side-by-side for ninth. Boundy got to the spot, bringing Robertson through with him as Young gets loose. The caution would then come out a couple laps later, with McLean going around in turns three and four.
Foster got another good restart, leaving Bromley to battle with Book for second. However, that did not last long as Bromley cleared Book with four laps to go, beginning to track down Foster. With Foster a little loose, it opened the bottom groove for Bromley to look underneath for the lead. As he was set to make his move, the yellow flag waved again, this time for Robertson slow down the frontstretch with front-end damage.
The restart would see the battle between Foster and Bromley resume, with contact happening as the pair waged war for the top spot. Ultimately, Bromley was able to make the move, clearing Foster for the lead with two laps to go.
Rob Bromley scored his first career series victory ahead of Adrian Foster, Steve Book, Tyler Hawn, and Paul Senior. Doug Wilson finished sixth, followed by Jesse Kennedy, Paul Boundy, Dalen Martin, and Jeremy McLean. Matt Hopkins placed 11th, followed by Matt Young, Brandon Robertson, Tom Walters, Jim Blackwell, Ryan Cowan, Bill Clarke, Ed Bowlby, and Dan Rothwell.
The Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rods will be back in action at Sunset Speedway on September 19.
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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