Experiencing an up and down season where consistency became a challenge, Luke Gignac was able to score an eighth-place finish in the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds presented by Just Foam It standings.
The season started off on a rough note, as starting deep in the field for the opener, he was caught up in a wreck on the opening lap after contact from a fellow competitor. He would rebound when the series returned to Sunset Speedway two weeks later, running inside the top-10 all feature long en route to eighth.
The consistency followed him to Sauble Speedway as he turned a starting spot deep in the field into running inside the top-10 for the second half of the 40-lap feature en route to seventh. He had a similar performance at Sunset Speedway’s Fall Velocity, this time allowing for a ninth.
Unfortunately, he was unable to keep it rolling at Delaware Speedway a week later, as a tire losing air through the late stages of the feature relegated Gignac back to an 11th-place finish. The team did not let that get them down, running inside the top-five early at Flamboro Speedway’s Frostoberfest, though faded back in the second half for seventh.
Despite his Autumn Colours Classic starting off on a rough note with a spin in qualifying on Friday night, he was able to run inside the top-10 throughout the whole 50-lap feature en route to placing 10th.
Even with a couple rough nights and some bad luck, Luke Giganc was able to put together a series of top-10 runs to give himself a solid finish in the standings. With being a past series champion, there’s hope in seeing the No. 99 return to the top-five in 2022 with the team’s new build.
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.
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By: Ashley McCubbin