@OSCAARRacing • @flamborospdwy • Hamilton, ON (August 26, 2015)- After a great night of racing at Sunset Speedway, the OSCAAR teams are now preparing to tackle Flamboro Speedway this Saturday. The Outlaws will all be after the one trophy they all want The Biederman Memorial, while the Mods and Midgets will also be part of the exciting day of racing.
For fans of big shows this is one they will not want to miss. Along with the three OSCAAR divisions the home track divisions of the pure stocks, mini stocks, thunder cars and pro 4 will also be in attendance. The show will provide racing fans with a full day and night of racing starting at 3:00pm.
The Outlaws will highlight the event with the 50 lap Memorial event, which should prove to be one of the best races of the season.
Coming into this event the #17 of Kevin Cornelius remains undefeated in feature competition. Each week though his fellow competitors inch ever closer to ending that streak.
After last weeks’ event the #84 of JR Fitzpatrick, the #22 of Glenn Watson or the #7 of Derrick Tiemersma have to be early prerace favourites. Fans will also want to take into consideration the home track advantage that the #82 of Cory Jones and #39 Shane Gowan. Kelly Balson and Sean Grosman are still searching for their first feature in on the tour and what would be better than having their name on The Biederman Trophy.
However there are two teams that have just confirmed their attendance this weekend that could catch the entire field off guard. The 2015 OSCAAR Champion #81 Andrew Gresel will have his outlaw in attendance, and his team is coming off a big pro late win the week before, so that momentum may just carry over to the super. It has also been confirmed that the #89c of Shawn Chenoweth will be returning to action this weekend. The team has worked endlessly the past few weeks recovering from the Sauble Speedway accident. Fans of Flamboro Speedway know that the #89c of Chenoweth knows his way to victory lane there in thunder and pro late and Shawn would love nothing better than for his first OSCAAR feature win to be at his home track.
No matter who is celebrating in victory lane race fans will be in store for a great 50 lap feature event. With the points race closing down the #17 of Cornelius has a firm hand on the lead and Kelly Balson is in second. But third through fifth place is only separated by 2 points with the #22 of Watson currently third, the #29 of Grosman fourth and the #84 of Fitzpatrick is fifth.
The HOOSIER Mods will be making their only appearance at Flamboro Speedway this coming Saturday and promise to show the fans the best in open wheel competition. The previous OSCAAR Mod event saw a McLean in victory lane, but it wasn’t Gary. Brian McLean and his #47 Mod has won the only OSCAAR sanctioned event at Flamboro. Brian has shown the speed to get the job done again if he could only get some of the racing luck back on his side. While running in the top 5 at Sunset last week an accident would sideline him yet again. Gary McLean has seemed to own victory lane this year and will be looking to get his first OSCAAR sanctioned victory at Flamboro this weekend.
Several teams recorded their best series finish last weekend and will be looking to build on that this Saturday. The points lead again is firmly under command of the #8 of McLean, but with a tie for second place between #36 Gary Elliott and #63 John Baker Jr., and the #79h of Cory Horner only three points behind, every position will be key this weekend.
The Midas of Orangeville Midgets had a well deserved weekend off, but are set to return to action at Flamboro this weekend. At the previous event at Grand Bend Speedway the #48 of Brian Woodland picked up his first OSCAAR feature win, and took over the championship points standing with four events left in the season. Brian holds the lead by a single point over the #5 of Jody Bound who will be looking to rebound after suffering mechanical issues at the last event.
Currently the #84 of Richard Woodland and the #18 of Paul Draganac are tied for third in the points and only 15 out of the top spot. Brian McDonald rounds out the top five in points only 27 behind the leaders. This season has been one where predicting the winner each week has become near impossible as each and every team have improved each and every week.
With fields over 24 at most events, the first goal of every driver is simply make the A main. If fans are not familiar with the midget style of racing you are in for a treat, with the side by side, two wide racing, they will keep you on the edge of your seat. The cars maybe small but the action is always big with the midgets
Fans will be able to get further details on the Flamboro website, and OSCAAR looks forward to seeing all the great race fans this weekend.
From: Dan Little for OSCAAR