PETERBOROUGH, Ontario — After not making a trip to Peterborough Speedway last season, the open-wheel superstars of the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds presented by Just Foam It are ready to crown their 2021 series champion this weekend.
T.J. Edwards enters the final event of the year with a 17-point advantage as he looks to lock up both Rookie of the Year honors and the championship. He has scored a runner-up in the last three straight races, as he looks to makes his first tour appearance at the patch.
Jason Keen will hope to use his experience to overtake him and grab the honors for himself. He has scored two top-10’s in his last three appearances at Peterborough, including a fourth in the most recent event. He enters the weekend with a top-10 in eight of his last 10 tour appearances, including a pair of fourths the past two weeks.
The next three in the standings know what it takes to get the job done at Peterborough Speedway, as evident by being past Autumn Colours Classic Champions.
2016 winner A.J. Emms enters this weekend third in the standings, and has been deadly consistent on the tour with only eight finishes outside of the top-eight in his past 41 series starts. He’s done well at Peterborough in the past, scoring seven top-five’s in 10 starts.
2018 winner Kelly Balson has been consistent, as evident by 10 top-five’s and 16 top-10’s in his last 21 series appearances. He finished fifth in his lone appearance at Peterborough since his ACC triumph.
2019 winner Andy Kamrath enters this weekend with momentum on his side, after scoring the victory in the past two series events. Even though Kamrath has only been to Peterborough once in a modified and victorious, the car also visited victory lane in the summer of 2019 with Shawn Chenoweth at the controls.
Beyond the top-five in the standings, the rest of the field will be vying to hopefully finish their 2021 campaigns on a high note, whether with a podium or a solid top-10 performance.
Jase Cornell hopes to turn things around, as he has only one top-10 in the last five series events. He’s been solid at Peterborough Speedway previously, scoring a ninth-place finish in three different occasions.
Coltin Everingham will be making his 10th start behind the wheel of a modified, hopeful of turning things around after clutch issues at Flamboro. This will mark his first appearance at Peterborough behind the wheel of a modified.
Norman Newman will be looking for a rebound after experiencing issues the past three weeks in a row. He has finished fifth and fourth in his previous pair of Peterborough Speedway appearances.
Dale Reinhart enters this weekend hoping to keep the momentum rolling following a third at Flamboro Speedway, marking his 13th top-10 in his last 15 series starts. He has posted a track-best finish of fourth at Peterborough Speedway.
Wally Wilson hopes to be in the thick of the action this weekend, hopeful to break into the top-10 after experiencing issues at Flamboro. For the record, his track-best performance at Peterborough Speedway is 12th, occurring in the 2017 edition of the Autumn Colours Classic.
Luke Gignac hopes to keep the positive momentum rolling after scoring a seventh at Flamboro Speedway for his fourth top-10 in the last five races. He has proven to be fast at Peterborough Speedway, winning the Chase for the Colours in August 2017, and just one finishe outside of the top-six in his last six starts.
Ryan Dick enters this weekend with momentum following a pair of top-10’s in the last two races, including a fifth at Flamboro Speedway.
The 2021 OSCAAR Modified season is sponsored by Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC, Just Foam It, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd., The Fyre Place & Patio Shop, American Racer, and Grisdale Race Products.
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.
By: Ashley McCubbin