Interviews

Sean Walker Hoping to Score Checkered Flags with Wagon

When Sean Walker came into the Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rods, he made a big impression in having some classic Chevrolet wheels underneath him. His team is working on leaving a bigger impact their next time on-track, spending the off-season putting together a station wagon together.

“I like old iron and had the two-door and the people in the OSCAAR family found it for me and I haven’t seen any around,” he explained. “Something different for sure.”

For the record, though, the car will carry the same familiar blue and yellow colours, as well as the No. 04 once again.

“The 04 came by accident,” he recalled. “It was a number that never saw too much on cars and I was renting a shop with two other races and we ended up with 03 04 05, and it stuck to this day.”

His dedication to the series comes naturally, in having grown to enjoy his short time with everybody already.

“You have what I call a racing family,” he explained. “When someone needs help, everyone comes to the rescue and try not to leave anyone on the trailer.”

When the green flag drops, Walker says the goal is set on earning some good finishes, noting a checkered flag would be nice while trying to have fun “racing a giant brick.” Certainly you should expect to see him do well at Peterborough Speedway, being his home track.

However, he also knows it won’t be easy with the competition in the series always evolving.

“The people-to-watch is a big list because everybody has a chance depending on how things play out on track,” he commented.

For Walker, he got interested in stock cars by attending a practice session at Mosport back in 1992. Although he was involved in drag racing at the time, he was just supposed to be there to watch someone. Though when they did not show up, the team owner offered Walker a chance to jump behind the wheel himself for the first time.

“Next thing you know, I went out and turned some lap times and he asked if I wanted to run next Saturday night at Mosport to start the season,” Walker recalled. “He said that I was way better than the guy that he had driving. So I started driving and drove for him for one year at Mosport (Raceway), and then we moved to Peterborough and I ran two years with him there before he got out of racing. I ended up buying the car off of him, and that’s what started the whole ball. I ended up going from just a driver to an owner, bottle washer, cook, you name it.”

Now as he heads into his 29th season invested in the sport, hopefully an OSCAAR race winner can be added to the list.

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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