OSCAAR Pro Midgets Grand Bend Speedway Preview

Photo Credit: Crystal Northcott

Following a solid show at Flamboro Speedway, the OSCAAR Pro Midgets will join the OSCAAR Midgets this weekend at Grand Bend Speedway.

Inaugural Pro Midget feature winner Ted Greenwood enters this weekend confident following three wins, including one at Grand Bend, and five top-two finishes starting the season.

‘Wild’ Willy Northcott has been fast all four races, posting four podium finishes. He ran into motor issues at Peterborough, but will look to bounce back strong this weekend after scoring a third place finish at Grand Bend in July.

Wally Wilson will make his sixth career start, hoping to build upon his fourth place finish at Grand Bend earlier this year.

Glen Blaker will hope to have a strong run this weekend after finishing in the top-eight in each of his three starts, including a fifth place feature finish at Grand Bend in July and his first heat win at Flamboro.

Canadian Vintage Modified regular Cassidy March struggled in his debut with the series, however came back strong at Grand Bend with a runner-up finish followed by a third at Flamboro.

The No. 37 team hopes to score their fourth straight top-four finish following a fourth and a win for Shawn Paul, and a runner-up for Jesse Costa.

Jordan Hanna will be looking for his second straight series victory after scoring his first career feature win at Flamboro.

OSCAAR Midget regular Brian MacDonald made his Pro Midget debut at Peterborough, finishing a third. Following an eighth a couple weeks ago, he’ll be looking to return to the top-five.

Summers Racing debuted at Peterborough Speedway, with Kelly Summers picking up the victory. The team continued to impress at Flamboro Speedway as Rob Summers won a heat, followed by a pair of top-fives for Rob and Katherine in the feature. It’s a question as to whom will be behind the wheel at Grand Bend, and how they will fare.

After putting in time building the car, Larry Westwood made his debut at Flamboro, though ran into mechanical issues. He’ll hope to get those sorted out this weekend.

Jack Ackworth had one of the strongest debuts a couple weeks ago, finishing third at Flamboro Speedway. He’ll look to improve a couple spots on Saturday.

Coming into the weekend, Ted Greenwood leads Wally Wilson by 68 points. Grand Bend 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 Greenwood, Wilson and Northcott.

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