Although there were race winners and consistent runners inside the top-10 in the final Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rod standings, there were also a bunch whom did not make that group.
So without further ado, here are some drivers whom should be recognized.
After winning a feature a couple years ago, Adrian Foster once again showed speed this season with a pair of appearances inside the top-five finishing order. Unfortunately, mechanical issues at Sunset Speedway in August and a heat race incident at Peterborough Speedway kept them for the top-10 in points.
From the first drop of the green flag this season, there was no doubt Cole Weber had speed underneath him to be part of the equation for victories. Unfortunately, it seemed luck was not there at Sunset Speedway as the opening two weeks saw him place outside of the top-15.
The second half of the season, though, the results matched the equation with a pair of top-five’s and the thought of left wondering what might have been at Flamboro Speedway without the late-race contact.
If Weber returns to the tour once again in 2022, expect him to be a threat to win on a weekly basis.
When the season started, it seemed something was missing as Dalen Martin was not part of your weekly contenders for race wins, scoring a best finish of seventh in his first three events of 2021.
However, the second half was like a switch had been switched with the No. 26 being part of the equation the rest of the way through. He placed third at Delaware Speedway, before taking advantage on a late-race restart at Flamboro Speedway to park the No. 26 Mustang in victory lane.
If there’s commitment for the full schedule, and the same speed we saw to close out the year, there could be plenty of black and white flags for Martin in 2022.
Drew Robertson / Jaeger McMaster
The Robertson and Co. Racing team entered the off-season with a big smile on their face, as evident by Jaeger McMaster visiting victory lane in the finale at Peterborough Speedway’s Autumn Colours Classic. The excitement is only increased in seeing them score the win in dominating fashion.
However, they are not an overnight success, as everyone saw their steady progress from the initial green flag of 2021. Drew Robertson scored a sixth-place in the second event at Sunset Speedway, while McMaster was in thick of contention for the win at Flamboro Speedway’s Frostoberfest before a late-race incident.
With the continued display of speed, combined with the maturity of their young driver, this team could easily be a darkhorse pick when it comes to picking your 2022 championship contenders.
Jesse Kennedy started the 2021 campaign as the points leader after winning the season opener at Sunset Speedway after holding off Amanda Balson and Tyler Hawn through the closing stages. The consistency then continued the events that followed, with a third at the Innisfil facility two weeks later and a third at Brighton Speedway.
Unfortunately, mechanical issues at Sauble Speedway would ultimately see him lose the top spot in the point standings.
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