Former NASCAR Canadian Tire Series racer – and current Varney Speedway Motorplex owner – Kent Nuhn, has announced an ambitious Pro Late Model touring schedule that should take the Williamsford, ON veteran clear across Southern Ontario throughout the 2012 season. 26-year old Nuhn purchased a chassis formerly piloted by 2008 Snowflake 100 winner Brandon Carlson.
In addition to Nuhn's Varney Speedway Motorplex duties, he plans to compete in all 4 MRE Pro Series events at Sunset Speedway, as well as stand-alone events such as Delaware's Summer Showdown, Sauble's Beat The Heat 150, Flamboro's Monday Night Gold Rush and Peterborough's iconic Autumn Colours Classic. Nuhn's 2012 efforts will enjoy support from Fuel Genie and Durham Rona, the team's entire 2012 schedule is listed below.
May 27th Sunset Speedway MRE Pro Series Round 1
June 17th Sunset Speedway MRE Pro Series Round 2
June 29th Delaware Speedway Canada Day Celebration 100
July 11th Sunset Speedway MRE Pro Series Round 3
July 18th Delaware Speedway 3rd Annual Summer Showdown
August 5th Sauble Speedway Beat The Heat 150
August 15th Sunset Speedway MRE Pro Series Round 4
August 20th Flamboro Speedway Monday Night Gold Rush 100
October 5th – 7th Peterborough Speedway Autumn Colours Classic
2007 OSCAAR Super Late Model champion Derrick Tiemersma (top) has confirmed a return to the province's premier touring series in 2012. The Newmarket, ON driver last saw active competition during the 2010 season, finishing within the top-5 in series points. Tiemersma has admitted that without additional sponsorship commitments, running all 13 tour events will be difficult, but affirmed the team will be in action with the rest of the tour to ring in the new season at Sunset Speedway on May 20th.
In other OSCAAR news, 2010 Flamboro Speedway Late Model champion Shawn Chenoweth will be returning to the Super Late Model ranks fulltime for the 2012 season. The Ayr, ON driver will compete with the same Jeff Hanley-built chassis that carried Chenoweth to a number of Pro Late Model victories in 2011. With his fully converted chassis, and brand new Super Late Model motor, Chenoweth will be ready for OSCAAR's opening night on May 20th. In addition to his OSCAAR schedule, Chenoweth will also compete on a part-time basis as part of the Sunset Speedway Super Stock division, with plans to debut his Chevrolet Camaro Super Stock on May 19th. Chenoweth's OSCAAR and Super Stock teams will both carry sponsorship from KR Communication, XWest Carriers, Boyder Systems, Automotive Truck & Tire, Transaxle Parts, London Recreational and Premium Plus.By Spencer Lewis