INNISFIL, Ontario — After a thrilling battle at the beach, the Qwick Wick Fire Starter OSCAAR Hot Rods return to Sunset Speedway on Saturday, June 25 for their third event of 2022.
It will mark the 16th the Hot Rods have raced at Sunset Speedway, following their inaugural appearance at the Velocity 250 in September 2017. Thus far, we’ve seen Dan Archibald and Tyler Hawn score four wins a piece, a pair of Tom Walters, and single victories for Billy Alderson Jr., Jesse Kennedy, Kyle Fetterly, and Paul Senior.
Following each of the events, regardless of the winter, the fans have left the speedway talking about the racing, as the stars of the series have battle side-by-side for multiple laps for positions throughout the field.
Jeremy McLean hopes the speed shown with a top-10 in five of his last six appearances, including a fifth last September, carries into this weekend.
Steve Book heads into this weekend with a smile on his face following no finishes worse than sixth in 15 of his last 16 series starts, including a pair of runner-up’s in 2022. In 12 Sunset Speedway races, he has no finishes outside of the top-10, with just one appearance outside of the top-seven and a track-best second on two occasions.
Paul Senior hopes to have a good outing as he ran strong last season, scoring the victory at Fall Velocity. Unfortunately, he has not started off this year as well battling gremlins in the first two events.
Gary Hannah hopes to keep the positive momentum rolling following a heat victory at Sauble Speedway and a 11th-place finish in the feature. He has scored a track-best 15th at Sunset Speedway on two occasions.
Dan Rothwell will hope to break into the top-10 this weekend, after scoring a 16th-place finish at Sauble Speedway. His best result at Sunset previously was 12th in June 2019.
Jim Blackwell hopes to turn his bad luck around as he found his trip to the beach end early as a result of mechanical issues. He scored an 18th-place finish at Sunset in May.
Amanda Balson hopes to turn her luck around, after failing to finish at Sauble Speedway following an incident. She picked up a fourth-place finish at Sunset in May.
Steve Adams is looking for redemption behind the wheel of the Oldsmobile after seeing his trip to the beach end early with mechanical issues. His daughter Jaymee picked up a 24th-place finish at Sunset last September.
Kyle Fetterly knows what it takes to get the job done, as evident by picking up a victory at Sunset Speedway last year in July. He scored a pair of top-10’s in his last three Sunset appearances.
Jeremy Taggert has started off the season with a pair of top-10 finishes, including an eighth in the opener at Sunset Speedway. Notably, that gives him two top-10’s in his last three appearances at the Innisfil, Ontario oval.
Adrian Foster was solid in the season opener at Sunset, picking up a seventh-place finish.
Ryan Cowan looks to keep the improvement rolling, turning a 17th in the season opener at Sunset into a 13th at Sauble Speedway this past weekend. Notably, he picked up a 14th at Sunset last July.
Nick Clarke hopes to keep the pretty in the blue mustang after making repairs due to a mid-race incident at Sauble Speedway. He picked up a ninth in the season opener at Sunset to go with an eighth at Fall Velocity in 2021.
Connor Ellis hopes to score his first career top-10 finish this weekend after posting a season-best 14th in the season opener at Sunset Speedway.
Donny Beatty is another driver looking for a good run, as he saw his race at Sauble end early due to an incident. He knows how to get the job done at Sunset, though, after finding himself on the podium in May.
Tom Walters rolls into Sunset Speedway with momentum on his side as he won the season opener in May, and backed it up with a runner-up at Sauble Speedway.
Paul Bogensberger Jr. hopes to have a good run, after his 2022 debut did not go well at Sunset Speedway in May. Notably, he placed 11th at Fall Velocity in 2021.
Rob Bromley heads to Sunset Speedway with momentum on his side following back-to-back top-10’s to kick off 2022, including a top-five at Sauble last weekend. Notably, he placed fourth and sixth in the pair of races at Sunset in 2021.
Bill Zardo will hope to turn his season back around, after failing to finish at Sauble with mechanical issues. He kicked off the 2022 campaign by scoring a runner-up at Sunset in May.
Ronald Parsons will look to make his debut with the OSCAAR Hot Rods after gaining experience the past couple years at Full Throttle Motor Speedway.
Cole Weber heads to Sunset Speedway with momentum on his side after picking up the victory at Sauble Speedway. Notably, he capped off his 2021 campaign with three consecutive top-10’s, but only scored a best finish of 18th at Sunset in two appearances.
Jerry Broom was solid at the beach with a heat victory and top-10 finish.
Dalen Martin has been consistent as of late on the tour, scoring five straight top-10’s including a victory at Flamboro Speedway. He knows what it takes to be successful at Sunset, having scored a heat victory and a track-best fifth in June 2019.
Trevor Thompson made a big splash when he first entered the Hot Rod tour, and it seems the speed has remained in the Camaro ever since as evident by a seventh-place finish at the beach. He has scored a top-five in his last four appearances at Sunset Speedway, including a runner-up in 2020.
Sean Walker will hope to improve upon the season opener, where he placed 16th in the final running order. Notably, he scored a track-best ninth in June 2019.
Beyond the drivers mentioned here, there is the possibility to see other faces make an appearance this weekend at Sunset 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.
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.
Preview Written by Ashley McCubbin
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