PREVIEW: OSCAAR Midgets Presented by The Fyre Place & Patio Shop Sauble Speedway

Photo Credit: Ashley McCubbin

After a short break, the OSCAAR Midget presented by The Fyre Place & Patio Shop drivers are more than ready to return to the track for the fifth round of the season. With their notebooks growing, this weekend’s race at Sauble Speedway promises to be a thriller with a full field of drivers on track.

Alex Cuzzila is looking for another strong finish after starting out the year with four finishes top-11 finishes, highlighted by fourth place finish a couple weeks ago at Flamboro Speedway.

Brian McDonald hopes to run well this weekend as he has yet to post a finish outside of the top-eight in the first three races. He did well last year at the beach with a fifth place finish.

Wally Wilson looks to run up front on Saturday after posting his best finish of the season to date a couple weekends ago with a third place finish at Flamboro Speedway. Wilson put together a solid performance last year at his hometown track, finishing 14th.

Wayne McKibbon has started off this year real well with four straight top-seven finishes. He’ll look to carry the success forward to Sauble where he finished 13th last year.

Russ Couture may be in attendance, but it will depend if he has fixed his midget following a hard crash at Flamboro Speedway a couple weeks ago. Prior to the crash, he was having a solid rookie year with three top-10 finishes, including a season-best sixth at Grand Bend Speedway.

Ryan Brown caught people off-guard at Grand Bend, scoring a heat victory and a runner-up finish in the main event. He backed it up at Flamboro Speedway, though, scoring his first career feature victory.

Zack Milman has had a rocky start to his rooki campaign, posting a pair of top-10s in the first four races. The rookie is no doubt looking to have a smooth day come Saturday.

Bill Heatherton didn’t have the 2016 debut he had hoped for at Peterborough with a 12th place finish, though rebounded with an eighth at Flamboro. He’ll look to continue to get better this weekend.

Darryl Anthony made his first start of the year at Peterborough, running into issues, but rebounded to finish sixth at Flamboro. He’ll also be looking to keep up the early season momentum.

Monty Farrell made his 2016 debut at Flamboro Speedway a couple weeks ago, posting a solid ninth place finish. He’ll look to continue to get stronger this weekend at Sauble.

James Stanley will be tough to beat after posting two top-fives to start the year, including a runner-up at Flamboro.

Richard Woodland hopes to keep his early season momentum going as he comes off the win at Grand Bend Speedway and has yet to post a finish off of the podium in three races he has ran so far this year. Notably, he finished sixth last year at Sauble Speedway.

Larry Lawson is on a roll with two straight top-five finishes. He hopes to a good run at Sauble after finishing ninth last year.

Shawn Stanley enters this weekend with momentum after a pair of top-10 finishes. He was solid last year at Sauble Speedway, posting a third place finish.

Brian Woodland is hoping to keep the early season momentum rolling after winning the season opener at Flamboro Speedway, followed by a third place finish at Peterborough Speedway.

With a bonus put up by The Fyre Place and Patio Shop, this weekend promises to have a full field of car looking for victory. The bonus entails each of the top-five point producers at Sauble Speedway, combining heat and feature points, will receive an additional $100 payout. Though to note, the bonus will only be given to the drivers once they register to race at Flamboro Speedway the following weekend, July 9. If a driver who is eligible does not register for Flamboro, the prize will be given to the next eligible driver.

“With the new generation of racing, and with the spirit of not only acknowledging the race feature winner, encouraging participants to each event, we thought we would sponsor a race and recognize the top 5 point producers of the day,” Paul Wilson said.

Following the first four races this season, Brian MacDonald leads the series points standings, seven points ahead of Wayne McKibbon. Notably, Wally Wilson leads the Race Time Radio – Sirius 167 Hard Charger Award standings, three points ahead of MacDonald.

Along with the OSCAAR Midgets at Sauble Speedway this weekend will be the OSCAAR Modifieds.

The full itinerary and prices can be found on the Sauble Speedway website at http://www.saublespeedway.ca.

Preview By: Ashley McCubbin — Photo by Dan Little Jr.

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Joining OnPitRoad.com mid-2013 season, Ashley McCubbin is now the Managing Editor and contributes to each racing division as needed. Since studying journalism at the University of Guelph-Humber, Ashley has published articles on a couple of different websites, while serving as a public relations representative for different short track teams. Born in North York, Ontario, Ashley currently lives in Bradford, Ontario and spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area. She has spent her entire life at the short track level, falling in love with the sport at the age of five. Beyond her love of short track racing, she also has grown an interest for both NASCAR and the IndyCar Racing Series. She also enjoys taking photos and working on websites, while playing a couple rounds of Candy Crush afterwards.