LONDON, Ontario (July 5, 2022)- — Taking the lead off the drop of the green flag, Dalen Martin led flag-to-flag en route to winning the Qwick Wick Fire Starter OSCAAR Hot Rod feature fueled by EPIC Racewear on day two of OSCAAR Nationals at Delaware Speedway on Saturday.
Tom Walters won the first JRS Auctions heat, followed by Steve Book, Jerry Broom, Jeremy Taggart, Mat Hopkins, Bill Zardo Sr., Dave Evison Sr., Bill Clarke, and Gary Hannah.
Cole Weber was victorious in the second qualifier ahead of Dalen Martin, Kris Lawrence, Amanda Balson, Paul Senior, Rob Bromley, Connor Ellis, Ryan Cowan, and Jim Blackwell. Both Nick Clarke and Steve Adams pulled off during the heat.
Come feature time, Kris Lawrence started pole in front of Dalen Martin, Cole Weber, Jeremy Taggart, Steve Book, Amanda Balson, Tom Walters, Mat Hopkins, Paul Senior, Bill Zardo Sr., Rob Bromley, Dave Evison Sr., Connor Ellis, Bill Clarke, Ryan Cowan, Gary Hannah, Jim Blackwell, Jordan Morris, Steve Adams, Nick Clarke, Bill Brekelsman, Jeremy McLean, and Dan Rothwell.
Dalen Martin broke out to the early advantage in front of Lawrence, Weber, Taggart, Broom, and Walters. Walters would get alongside Broom for fourth on Lap 3 ahead of Balson, as Senior and Book battled for seventh. The first caution would come out on Lap 6 for Bromley breaking a rear-end off of turn four.
Dalen Martin got another good restart with Taggart up to second in front of Broom and Lawrence, as Broom and Walters battled for fifth. The caution would then come out a lap later, for a spin by Taggart, involving Broom.
The restart would see Walters tag the back of Lawrence, turning him, resulting in several other drivers getting caught in the wreck as well – Taggart, Weber, Ellis, Brekelsmans, Blackwell, McLean, Balson, Adams, Evison Sr., Cowan, Hopkins, and Hannah among those.
Dalen Martin would get a good restart to lead the field the rest of the eight laps to complete the 15-lap feature, in front of Nick Clarke, Bill Zardo Sr., Jerry Broom, and Steve Book.
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Race Report by: Ashley McCubbin