MILLGROVE, Ontario — Grabbing the lead in the early stages, Jason Keen led the way en route to his first career Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds presented by Just Foam It feature fueled by Touchwood Cabinets victory on Saturday night at Flamboro Speedway.
TJ Edwards was victorious in the second qualifier ahead of Jason Keen, A.J. Emms, Tyler Liscum, Herb Walters, Luke Gignac, and Wally Wilson.
Come feature time, Norman Newman started pole in front of Tyler Liscum, Jason Keen, Jake Watson, A.J. Emms, TJ Edwards, Andy Kamrath, Dale Reinhart, Marshall Schrenk, Herb Walters, Luke Gignac, Bryan Batty, Tim Gordon, Wally Wilson, David Mathers, and Tommy Robb.
The feature started off a little messy, with Reinhart taking a trip through the backstretch grass. The race stayed green with Norman Newman grabbing the early advantage in front of Keen, Emms, Kamrath, Edwards, and Watson. Jason Keen took over the lead on Lap 3, bringing Kamrath, Emms, Edwards, Watson, Liscum, and Walters through with him over the next three laps. Newman fell back eighth, as Reinhart got alongside Schrenk for ninth. Reinhart got the spot on Lap 7, as Batty ran 11th, followed by Gignac, Gordon, and Robb. Unfortunately, Mathers’ OSCAAR debut came to end with him pulling into the infield on Lap 9.
With 12 laps on the board, Keen continued to lead in front of Kamrath, Emms, Edwards, Watson, Reinhart, Liscum, Newman, Walters, and Schrenk. Batty would take over 10th on Lap 16, bringing Gordon through with him as Gignac ran 13th. Batty continued to move forward, passing Walters for ninth a lap later, with both Newman and Batty getting by Liscum at the halfway mark. Walters ran 10th, followed by Gordon, Schrenk, Gignac, Wilson, and Robb.
Gordon would challenge Walters for 10th on Lap 22, as Reinhart challenged Watson for fifth while splitting lap traffic. Reinhart’s challenge was success, as he took over the fifth spot on Lap 25, with Walters heading pit side a lap later due to issues.
The race took a dramatic turn on Lap 30 as contact between Liscum and Edwards as the leaders weaved through lap traffic resulted in Edwards being sent into the turn three barrier, riding the wall before going over and making contact with the outside fence. Thankfully, Edwards was uninjured in the crash and the spectator injured is set to make a full recovery.
The event was called at that point, with Jason Keen getting credited as the winner in front of Andy Kamrath, A.J. Emms, TJ Edwards, and Dale Reinhart.
The Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds presented by Just Foam It are back in action at Sunset Speedway on September 17 and 18.
OSCAAR is proud to be supported by Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC, Just Foam It, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd., Touchwood Cabinets, JRS Auctions, EPIC Racewear, Grisdale Race Products, The Fyre Place & Patio Shop, Point-s Action Tire and Automotive, and American Racer Tire.
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By: Ashley McCubbin