@OSCAARracing •(January 25, 2017)- Following an impressive 2016 season with great competition throughout, the OSCAAR Midget drivers and crews gathered together on Saturday, January 21 to honor everybody for their accomplishments.
With a feature victory and six top-fives this year, Ryan Brown was consistent throughout the entire season en route to being crowned the champion.
On top of the top-10 in points receiving their award plaques, seven other awards were given out throughout the evening.
Wally Wilson took home the Race Time Radio – Sirius XM 167 Hard Charger Award by eight points over James Stanley.
The Sportsman of the Year Award was given to Wally Wilson. From the start of the season, Wilson showed respect to his fellow competitors off and on the track. He also helped promote both Midget divisions by starting a Pro Midget twitter account, and consistently posting on his Instagram account.
The Hard Luck Award was given to Darryl Anthony as a result of a couple rough races throughout the season. Anthony was still able to put in a couple strong runs throughout the year, including a sixth at Flamboro in June.
The Most Improved Driver Award was given to Wayne McKibbon. McKibbon scored six top-fives and eight top-10s this year, compared to two top-10s the year before. The hard work paid off for him as he finished third in the standings.
The Best Appearing Award went to Zack Millman, who captured the fan’s attention with a bronze copper and red scheme.
The Rookie of the Year Award was split between two drivers – Alex Cuzzilla and Zack Millman. Millman won the award on points, but felt Cuzzilla was equally deserving due to leading the points all the year till missing the final two races as a result of a non-racing related injury.
The last award given out was a special award put together by Gary Elliott. called the Ironman Award. The award is meant to go to overcame adversity throughout the year to run all of the events on the schedule. For 2016, the award went to Brian MacDonald. MacDonald put consistency together throughout the entire season, posting seven top-fives en route to a second place points finish.
With a solid season, OSCAAR is now putting full focus towards the upcoming 2017 campaign, which should be filled with great racing, lots of competition, and fun across the entire province of Ontario based on early indications. Be sure to stay tuned to the OSCAAR website for details throughout the entire winter.
By Ashley McCubbin