Beginning in May at Sunset Speedway, the stars of the Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rod would visit six different tracks and host nine races en route to crowning a champion at Peterborough Speedway in October.
Consistency has been the name of the game for Steve Book since he started in the series, and it led him to success this past season en route to being crowned the 2021 OSCAAR Hot Rod Champion.
As we take a look back at the season, here are some numbers to consider.
2nd is the best average finish of any driver, set by Brandon Crumbie and his lone start at Brighton Speedway
2 feature wins for Tyler Hawn and Steve Book led all drivers
2nd in the opener at Sunset Speedway was Amanda Balson’s season-best finish.
2 feature top-10’s was the name of the game for Gary Hannah
2.56 is the best average finish of any driver to run all nine races, set by Hawn
3rd is the second-best average finish of any driver to run all nine races, set by Book
3 points was all that separated Jeremy McLean and Book for the John Harper Hard Charger Award
3 feature top-10’s was the name of the game for Ryan Cowan
4 different drivers scored more than two feature top-five’s – Hawn, Book, Trevor Thompson, and Jesse Kennedy
4th is the fourth-best average finish of any driver, set by Jaeger McMaster, across three starts
4th is where Herb Walters finished in his lone start this season at Peterborough Speedway
4 different drivers scored more than four feature top-10’s – Hawn, Book, Thompson, and McLean
4th at Sunset Speedway in August was Rob Bromley’s season-best finish
4 heat wins for Hawn, Balson, and Book led all drivers
5 different drivers scored more than seven heat top-five’s – Hawn, Book, Balson, Thompson, and Dave Waite
5th was McLean’s best finish en route to finishing fifth.
5 feature top-five’s was the name of the game for Thompson
6 points was all that separated Thompson and Balson for the Living Lighting Rookie of the Year honors
6.4 is the fifth-best average finish of any driver, set by Kennedy and Dalen Martin, across five starts each
7 different drivers won a feature
8 different drivers won more than two heats
8sr of Paul Senior scored his first career victory in September at Sunset Speedway
9 feature top-five’s for Hawn led all drivers, giving him a perfect season
9 feature top-10’s for Hawn and Book led all drivers, giving them perfect seasons
10 of Kennedy showed the way in the season opener at Sunset Speedway
12 heat top-five’s for Hawn and Book led all drivers
13 different drivers scored a heat victory
17 points was all that separated Book and Hawn at season’s end
20 different drivers scored a feature top-five
26 of Martin scored his first career victory in October at Flamboro Speedway
32 different drivers scored a feature top-10
37 different drivers scored a heat top-five
43 different drivers took part in an event
74 of McMaster scored his first career victory in October at Peterborough Speedway
77 of Kyle Fetterly scored his first career victory in August at Sunset Speedway
The 2021 OSCAAR Hot Rod season is sponsored by Knightworks Design and The Sauble Falls Tent and Trailer Park Campground.
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By: Ashley McCubbin