PREVIEW: OSCAAR Modifieds at Flamboro Speedway

Following a solid start to the season, the OSCAAR Modified drivers are set to return to Flamboro Speedway for their fifth race of the year. With a mix of young and old filling up the roster, it’ll be interesting to see who claims bragging rights.

Gary Elliott hopes this weekend is the magic ticket to his first OSCAAR career feature victory after posting six top-fives last season and two top-10s so far this year. He knows his way around Flamboro, having raced there on a weekly basis in the past and posted a third place finish last year.

Thunder car veteran Luke Gignac joined the modified ranks this season after partnering up with ADAMS Motorsports to drive their No. 99 entry this season. So far, he’s off to a solid start as he finished in the top-seven in each of the first three races, including a fourth at Flamboro in July.

A.J. Emms looks to build on his success he’s had early this season as he’s shown speed each week, including a runner-up at Flamboro in May.

Dan Price hopes this weekend’s trip to Flamboro results in his first top-five of the year after posting a sixth and seventh in the previous two Flammy events this year.

Brian McLean will be one of the past Flamboro Speedway winners in the field after winning the inaugural OSCAAR event in 2013 after taking the lead in the late stages. McLean had a great performance at Flamboro in July, finishing in the runner-up spot.

Another other past winner? John Harper, who scored his first career OSCAAR victory last August at Flamboro. The veteran could use a good run after a three finishes outside of the top-10 to start the 2016 season.

The driver to watch this year could be Cory Horner as he has continued to impress, clawing closer to his first career victory. He’s started off this year with a fourth at Flamboro Speedway and an eighth at Delaware, though ran into issues at Flamboro in July, resulting in a finish outside of the top-10.

Gary McLean enters this weekend on a roll, coming off a pair of straight podium finishes. The defending four-time series champion that will carry into positive momentum at Flamboro this weekend. Notably, he won the July race at Flamboro.

Monty Kelly hopes to keep his string of top-10s going following a sixth place finish at Delaware and a 10th at Flamboro in July.

Chris Milwain and Shane Stickel each made their 2016 debuts at Flamboro, both posting top-10 finishes with Milwain third. Both drivers were constant top-five runners in the past, with Stickel making a trip to victory lane at Full Throttle Motor Speedway. If they both continue to follow the tour, look for them to post up another pair of solid runs.

David Balych hopes to continuing working towards his first career win after finishing third in the spring. He could use a good run as he’s finished outside of the top-10 the last two races since finishing third at Flamboro in May.

After running a partial schedule last year, Rob DiVenanzo hopes to run more events this season, while posting some strong results in the process. He posted his first career top-10 with a ninth in the spring at Flamboro.

Along with the OSCAAR Modifieds at Flamboro Speedway this weekend will be the Outlaw Super Lates, OSCAAR Pro Midgets and OSCAAR Midgets.

The full itinerary and prices can be found on the Flamboro Speedway website at

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Joining 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.