With three different winners in the last three races, it’s the perfect time for the OSCAAR Super Late Models to head to Peterborough Speedway this weekend. The Chase for the Colours event has been on the minds of drivers since pre-season, as the winner not only gets the pole for the Autumn Colours Classic but also will be locked into the OSCAAR Championship Chase.
J.R. Fitzpatrick heads into this weekend as the series points leader, following a pair of wins and four top-fives in the first four races this season. Driving his back-up car, he hopes to repeat his previous Peterborough Speedway success. Last year in September, he proved that he knows his way around Peterborough as the Cambridge, Ontario lapped the whole field except second-place. He then came back and won the Autumn Colours Classic in October.
Coming off a fourth place finish at Delaware Speedway, Glenn Watson enters this weekend with momentum on his side. Everyone knows the four-time series champion is hungry for a win, and this is a weekend of opportunity. He is a previous Peterborough Speedway race-winner, winning ACC in 2011 and finishing in the top-five in 12 of his 19 starts.
Roy Passer hopes to keep the momentum going after posting a top-10 finish in each of the four races this year, including three podium finishes. He was solid last year at Peterborough, with finishes of fourth and sixth.
Gary Passer also enters this weekend with momentum as he has posted top-nine finishes in each of the four races this season. Last year, he ran well at Peterborough, posting a sixth place finish in August.
Tyler Hawn will be looking for a strong run this weekend following an eighth place finish for his fourth top-nine finish of 2016. He knows how to get around Peterborough, having ran in the top-10 in the past.
Shane Maginnis will be looking to get back to victory lane as he made his OSCAAR return in a big way in June with a win at Flamboro Speedway. Since then, he posted at 10th at Flamboro in July, followed by a runner-up last weekend at Delaware Speedway.
Following his wreck at Flamboro, Jim Bowman hopes to be back on track this weekend in search of his second top-10 of 2016.
Kelly Balson is set to make his first OSCAAR start of the season at his home track. Notably, in each of his five super late starts at Peterborough, he has finished in the top-nine, including a pair of top-four finishes last year.
A veteran on the tour, Todd Campbell has been solid this year with a top-10 in each of his three starts, including a runner-up at Flamboro Speedway. Look for him to post another solid finish as he posted a pair of sixths last season at Peterborough.
Along with the OSCAAR Super Late Models at Peterborough Speedway this Saturday will be the OSCAAR Modifieds, OSCAAR Midgets and OSCAAR Pro Midgets.
The full itinerary and prices can be found on the Peterborough Speedway website at http://www.peterboroughspeedway.com.
By: Ashley McCubbin