@OSCAARRacing •PETERBOROUGH (December 21, 2015) – OSCAAR Racing is proud to announce the creation of the OSCAAR Pro Midget Series for the 2016 racing season. The series is the result of several years of hard work, research and the evolution of Midget racing in Ontario. The new Pro Midget Series will showcase cars similar to the OSCAAR Midgets (formerly Hurricane Midgets), but the cars of the new series will feature a spec shock suspension system.
“We’re not trying to change what’s there, we’re trying to give drivers another option. A simple spec, non-adjustable and non-re-buildable shock,” said Charles Priestley, the Pro Midget series developer.
The OSCAAR Pro Midget Series will compete in 12 events throughout the 2016 season at five tracks across Ontario, beginning with the inaugural race at Peterborough Speedway on May 28. The Pro Midgets will operate as a separate series from the OSCAAR Midgets with separate point standings and event schedules.
“The Pro Midget Series is being built on two main fronts. It will create a fast, economical spec racing series that will appeal to racers both young and old with various degrees of racing experience,” said OSCAAR Racing president Dave Gainforth.
“OSCAAR has a proven background to develop a new series correctly. The promoters in Ontario support this idea 100 per cent and look forward to hosting both the OSCAAR Pro Midget and OSCAAR Midget series in 2016.”
The Pro Midgets will differ slightly from their sister series in other areas besides the suspension system.
“The Pro Series will also have a spec wing, specific engine rules and additional safety built into the chassis,” said Gainforth. “The goal remains to provide high speed action at each event for both series.”
Rulebooks and complete series information will be available from OSCAAR at a later date. Please check oscaar.ca for more information.
OSCAAR Pro Midgets 2016 Schedule
May 28 – Peterborough Speedway
June 4 – Grand Bend Speedway
June 18 – Flamboro Speedway
July 2 – Grand Bend Speedway
July 9 – Flamboro Speedway
July 23 – Grand Bend Speedway
July 30 – Peterborough Speedway
August 6 – Flamboro Speedway
August 20 – Grand Bend Speedway
August 27 – Sauble Speedway
September 10 – Full Throttle Motor Speedway at Varney
October 8 – Peterborough Speedway (24th Autumn Colours Classic)
*All events are 25 lap features.
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