@OSCAARRacing • (November 26, 2015)- After missing the top-five in points last year, Brian McLean was consistent in 2015 with eight top-10s en route to finishing fifth in the Hoosier OSCAAR Modified standings.
Notably, McLean is one of the drivers that can lay a claim to having at least one top-10 at each of the six tracks that OSCAAR visited in 2016, including a 10th at Sauble Speedway and an eighth at Flamboro Speedway.
At each of the other four tracks where OSCAAR visited more than once, it wasn’t all smiles for McLean as some trips represented a positive, while others represented a negative.
In four trips to Sunset Speedway, McLean was solid in the majority of them, except for the summer edition in August. Sunset Speedway gave the Conn, Ontario native a good basis to start off his season with a back-to-back top-10s to start the season. He would finish sixth in May, followed by a 10th in June. Unfortunately, he was one of the many drivers that was caught up in a mid-race wreck, resulting in a DNF. He bounced back when the series returned to the 1/3 mile oval in September, finishing sixth.
Delaware Speedway and Peterborough Speedway have always resulted in mix results for the driver of the No. 47 Bowmanville Home Building Center, Milto Graphics and McLean Farms Modified, and this year was no exception. The summer trips to both tracks resulted in top-five finishes – a fifth at Delaware and a fourth at Peterborough. Unfortunately, the fall trips didn’t produce the same type of results with a pair of DNFs.
With a glance over McLean’s season, his best finish would come on the tour’s shortest track. The quarter mile of Full Throttle Motor Speedway was the sight of McLean’s only podium finish of the season, when he finished third in September.
With each year that has gone by, McLean has continued to get more consistent to go with the speed that he has shown at other times during the season, leading to past series victories. If the pieces continue to come together as they have been, McLean would put himself in the championship discussion in 2016.
By: Ashley McCubbin