OSCAAR Modifieds at Delaware Speedway Preview

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Following a solid event at Flamboro Speedway, the OSCAAR Modifieds are set for their ninth race of the season as they head to Delaware Speedway on Friday night. It’s a night that is certain to thrill fans as they will join the ISMA Super Modifieds in attendance.

Gary Elliott enters this weekend with momentum on his side after scoring his first career feature victory at Flamboro. Elliott has done well at Delaware Speedway in the past, finishing ninth in 2014 to go with a fifth place finish last fall. However, both races thus far this year have resulted in finishes outside of the top-10.

John Harper is hoping to keep the momentum going after winning the second feature at Flamboro a couple weeks ago. He has also performed well at Delaware, scoring an eighth in 2013 to go with a fourth place finish last year. Like Elliott, the half-mile oval hasn’t treated him well this year with a pair of finishes outside of the top-10.

After leading laps last week at Flamboro, Dan Price is hoping to score a strong finish this weekend. Notably, the half-mile didn’t treat him well in June with a DNF, though Kelly Balson was able to pilot his No. 09 Modified to a sixth-place finish in July.

Cory Horner enters this weekend with momentum following three straight top-four finishes. He has been solid at Delaware in the past, posting finishes of 12th and seventh last year to go with an eighth this year in June.

A.J. Emms has always been quick as Delaware, running in the top-five in each of his previous four starts. However, luck hasn’t always gone his way with only two of those resulting in top-five finishes. He enters this weekend looking to bounce back after suffering mechanical issues at Flamboro.

Luke Gignac hopes to keep his early season momentum going after posting top-seven finish in each of the eight races this year. He has two previous starts at Delaware, finishing seventh and fourth.

Ryan Dick hopes to snatch his first Delaware Speedway top-five finish following a pair of top-10 finishes in his last two starts there. Notably, he finished fifth at Flamboro earlier this year.

Chris Milwain enters this weekend with momentum on the heels of four straight top-six finishes. Dale Reinhart wants to return to the top-10, as he has been just outside the past two races.

After posting a DNF to start the year, Brian McLean came back with a runner-up finish in June, though posted a 12th place finish earlier this month. He will look to get back on track this weekend following a heavy crash last month at Delaware.

With Delaware Speedway, you always get a couple faces whom don’t follow the tour on a regular basis. Jeff Showler was the man in June at Delaware Speedway, scoring the win in his first career modified start. Unforunately, the July event didn’t go as well with a DNF. He’ll be joined by fellow invaders Justin Demelo and Jay Christie, whom have three top-fives between them this year.

Notably, Barry Newman made his first start of the year last July at Delaware, posting a third place finish. If he’s in attendance, expect him to compete for the win.

Currently, Luke Gignac leads Gary Elliott by 12 points in the series standings. Delaware Speedway marks the final race before the OSCAAR Race for the Cup kicks off at Sauble Speedway next weekend. Right now, the qualified drivers include Gignac, Elliott, Dan Price, AJ Emms, Gary McLean and Cory Horner.

The full itinerary and prices can be found on the Delaware Speedway website at http://www.delawarespeedway.com/.

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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.