SAUBLE BEACH, Ontario — Surfs up! The Qwick Wick Fire Starter OSCAAR Hot Rods are set for their fourth appearance at Sauble Speedway on Saturday, June 18 for their second event of 2022.
The first trio of events have been won by Billy Alderson Jr., Rob Bromley, and Steve Book, and two of those are expected to be in the field this weekend. However, there are several possibilities of other drivers breaking through, given the variety of talent through the field.
Rob Bromley won the series’ trip to Sauble Speedway in 2020 behind the wheel of the Corvair, and just because he has the Javelin this time around doesn’t change anything. He led 29 of the 30 laps last season, until a fuel pick-up issue. He has been solid in last four series starts with a pair of top-10’s.
Tom Walters enters this weekend with the big momentum on his side, following a victory at Sunset Speedway to kick off 2022. He showed speed last season at Sauble, running inside the top-five until mechanical issues took him out of the running.
Jeremy McLean hopes to continue the strong stretch he is on lately, having scored four top-10’s in his five series appearances including a fifth. He has been solid at Sauble Speedway previously, with a track-best fifth in 2018.
Bill Zardo Sr. shocked everyone in his return behind the wheel, scoring a runner-up finish at Sunset Speedway.
Steve Book heads into the weekend with a smile on his face following no finishes worse than sixth in his last 13 series starts, including a pair of wins. He has ran well previously at Sauble with a runner-up and a pair of thirds.
Donny Beatty brings momentum to the beach, following a third-place finish at Sunset Speedway.
Paul Senior hopes to have a good outing following struggles to start off the season at Sunset Speedway. Fortunately, he has ran well in both past appearances at Sauble, with a pair of top-five’s.
Nick Clarke has been consistent through his most recent six tour appearances, scoring five top-10’s along the way. He missed the beach last season, with his father Bill Clarke picking up a 12th-place finish.
Sean Walker will hope to improve upon his 14th at Sunset Speedway in his first second appearance at Sauble. He scored a 15th-place finish last season. His teammate Gary Hannah is in the same boat after placing 13th at Sunset, and 11th at Sauble in 2021.
Jerry Broom may have wound up 11th in the season opener at Sunset, but he knows how to run up front being a past series race winner and capping off 2021 with a pair of top-10 performances.
Amanda Balson hopes to keep the momentum rolling following a fourth-place finish at Sunset. She showed speed in her first appearance at Sauble, before late-race issues relegated her to a 14th-place finish.
Connor Ellis overcame damage in practice to put together a solid debut at Sunset Speedway in the division, picking up a 12th-place finish. He hopes to carry the momentum into a top-10 at a track he has previous pure stock experience at.
Steve Adams hopes to continue the good mojo that Jaymee Adams started last season, following an 11th in his first OSCAAR appearance at Brighton Speedway. Notably, he is a past winner at Sauble in the modified division.
Ryan Cowan needs to turn things around this weekend, following a 15th at Sunset Speedway to kick off 2022. He was solid at Sauble last season, with a ninth.
Jim Blackwell hopes the bad luck that has struck his team can be shaken soon with a solid performance this weekend. He ultimately placed 15th at Sunset after being involved in an incident in qualifying.
Robertson and Co. Racing knows what it takes to win, as evident by Jaeger McMaster scoring a victory at Peterborough Speedway in 2021. McMaster enters this weekend on the heels of four consecutive top-10 finishes. Marty Monette, meanwhile, placed 10th at Sunset Speedway and hopes to improve upon his 20th at Sauble last season. Notably, the team’s best previous finish at Sauble was 13th from 2018, courtesy of Brandon Robertson.
Doug Wilson has been out testing at Sauble, hoping to put together a solid performance this weekend. Notably, he placed eighth in the feature last season.
Dan Rothwell hopes to turn things around this weekend, after running issues at Sunset to kick off the year. Notably, he placed 19th in his lone Sauble appearance.
Trevor Thompson was strong throughout the 2021 campaign, capping off his year with four consecutive top-10’s, and just one of those outside of the top-five. He ran into issues last year in his Sauble debut with an 18th-place finish.
Jeremy Taggert has started off his season on a solid note with an eighth-place finish at Sunset Speedway. He was solid last year at Sauble with a sixth.
Adrian Foster hopes to keep the momentum rolling following a seventh at Sunset Speedway. He has finished in the top-five in his last two Sauble appearances, including a runner-up in 2020.
Beyond the drivers mentioned here, there is the possibility to see other faces make an appearance this weekend at Sauble Speedway.
OSCAAR is proud to be supported by Qwick Wick Fire Starters, Sauble Falls Tent and Trailer Park, JRS Auctions, Point S Tire and Auto Services, Knightworks Design, McColl Racing Enterprises, EPIC Racewear, and The Fyre Place & Patio Shop.
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Preview written by Ashley McCubbin