PETERBOROUGH, Ontario — After playing in the dirt and sand the past two weeks, the Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rods are ready to tackle Canada’s toughest 1/3 mile oval, heading to Peterborough Speedway on Sunday, August 29 for their fifth event of 2021.
The classic cars have visited Peterborough twice previously, with those races being won by Tyler Hawn and Steve Book.
Hawn will be hoping to keep the positive momentum rolling as he enters this weekend as the all-time series leader in race wins, picking up his 10th career victory and fifth straight top-five at Sauble Speedway. in his two appearances at Peterborough, he has finished first and second.
Book heads into the weekend with a smile on his face following no finishes worse than sixth in his last eight series starts, including a runner-up at Sauble. He has ran well at Peterborough previously, with finishes of first and second.
While they may be the odds on favourite due to past success, there are several other drivers you may want to keep an eye on.
Billy Alderson Jr. carries momentum into the weekend, following a third-place finish at Sauble. He also placed third in his single series appearance at Peterborough Speedway.
The No. 6 Javelin came close to winning at Sauble with Rob Bromley behind the wheel, pacing 34 of 35 laps before mechanical issues took him out of the running. The car will have a new driver behind the wheel this weekend, with Adam Tyo set to tackle Peterborough. He enters the division with experience in Outlaw Midget and Ontario Pro Challenge competition.
Jeremy McLean hopes things go a lot smoother this weekend, after getting up on the backstretch wall at Sauble following contact. He finished 16th in his lone Peterborough appearance with the series.
Jesse Kennedy will be looking for his fourth podium in five races, hopeful of putting the mechanical gremlins at Sauble in the rearview mirror.
Sean Walker will hope to break into the top-10 this weekend, following a 15th-place finish at Sauble Speedway. He has placed inside the top-10 in both previous Peterborough events, including a sixth in July 2019.
After a rough couple of weeks, Amanda Balson is hoping to do well, and showcase the speed that led to a runner-up in the season opener at Sunset Speedway. She knows her way around Peterborough quite well, having visited victory lane there in a Late Model.
Jaymee Adams hopes to keep the momentum rolling following her first career OSCAAR top-10 finish with a 10th at Sauble Speedway.
Ryan Cowan enters this weekend on a streak, having finished inside the top-10 the past two events including a fifth at Brighton Speedway. He has placed 11th and 14th in his previous two starts at Peterborough.
Dalen Martin heads into the weekend following a pair of top-10’s in his last two tour appearances, including a seventh at Sauble Speedway. He scored a heat win in his lone visit to Peterborough, finishing 15th in the feature.
Jaeger McMaster is set to get behind the wheel of the No. 74 Ford Torino for Robertson and Co. Racing, hoping to replicate the speed shown by the team at Sunset Speedway earlier this month.
Marty Monette is looking to turn his luck around after running into issues at Sauble Speedway, leaning on previous super stock experience this weekend.
Another driver who ran into issues at the beach was Trevor Thompson, who failed to finish after mechanical issues. He had started off the year well, scoring a pair of top-five’s at Sunset Speedway, and hopes to repeat that in his first trip to Peterborough.
Jeremy Taggert hopes to keep the positive momentum rolling following a career-best sixth-place finish at Sauble Speedway.
Adrian Foster hopes to be in the thick of the battle for the win this weekend following a fifth-place finish at Sauble Speedway. Notably, he has placed fourth in both previous races at Peterborough.
Paul Senior hopes to have a good outing following a rough trip to Brighton Speedway that resulted in some damage.
Kyle Fetterly knows what it takes to score a victory, as evident by doing so at Sunset Speedway earlier this month. He hopes to carry the success forward, having previous track experience at Peterborough in four-cylinder competition.
Steve Mayhew enters this weekend coming off a solid 10th-place finish at Brighton Speedway, hoping the success translates to the black top. He placed 11th in his lone appearance at Peterborough.
Leaning on their past late model experience, Dave Waite and Tom Walters will both hope to improve upon their results with the series thus far in 2021. Waite scored a 20th in his series debut at Sunset in July, while Walters failed to finish in August after a mid-race incident.
Following a 12th in his debut at Sunset Speedway, John Lavalle hoping his past four-cylinder experience at Peterborough leads him to a top-10 finish.
The 2021 OSCAAR Hot Rod season is sponsored by Knightworks Design and The Sauble Falls Tent and Trailer Park Campground.
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.
Preview written by Ashley McCubbin