Spokesperson Randy Hollingsworth, who along with Rick Warnes and Bill Pickford make-up the OMRS group of officials, says its been a great season on the tour.
“Our drivers and teams have accomplished a lot and should be very proud of their efforts,” Hollingsworth said. “Just look at the overall standings heading into our final event of the year. The top two runners in the title hunt, John Baker Jr. and Chad Strawn, are just seven points apart, while 16-year-old Alex Cuzzilla, who is in his first full season of open-wheeled modified racing, holds-down the third spot in the standings, less than 50 markers out of the lead.”
During the most recent action for the series, former champion John Baker Jr. swept a pair of main events at Flamboro Speedway; just as Chad Strawn had done earlier in the year. The pair has scored the most feature wins in 2019, with Baker Jr. collecting four checkered flags, including two-in-a-row at Peterborough earlier this season. Just a single point stands between the two drivers heading into the Saturday night finale.
Family is an important component of all motorsports’ genre and the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series is no exception. Rob Warnes sits fourth in the standings, less than 10 points ahead of his father, while Hollingsworth occupies sixth position, a single marker ahead of his granddaughter, Willow Barberstock.
The Championship Clash, featuring the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – Saturday, August 31st at Peterborough Speedway – has the pit gates opening at 12:30, with general admission grandstands unlocked at 3:00 and racing at 5:00.
Ontario Modifieds Racing Series championship point standings:
63 John Baker Jr. 378
77c Chad Strawn 377
50 Alex Cuzzilla 317
59 Rob Warnes 315
90 Rick Warnes 307
62 Randy Hollingsworth 283
6w Willow Barberstock 282
61 Dwight Brown 270
09 Alex/Nick Lees 253
72 Bob Franks 231
69 Craig Scott 218
31 Josh Gruntz 186
77 Brad Stevenson 121
To learn more about the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series powered by Torque Builders Inc. and Gen-3 Electrical schedule, visit the group’s social media platform, www.facebook.com/OMRS or look for the newly redesigned web-site www.ontariomodifiedsracing.com.
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Prepared by Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media