David McCullough scores first career OSCAAR Modified win at Sauble Speedway
After scoring the pole on the draw, David McCullough wouldn’t look back as he would score his first career OSCAAR Modified victory at Sauble Speedway. The driver of the No. 39M Oke’s Auto and Hosie D’s Donuts Modified becomes the fourth different straight winner and fifth overall different winner this season.
Matt Barton would win the first heat ahead of Brian McLean, Dave Osbourne, Davey Terry, Darryn Wright and Shane Stickel.
Gary McLean would win the second heat ahead of McCullough, Brent McLean, Mike Westwood and Branden Bullen.
After a disappointing weekend at Sunset Speedway two weeks ago, Davey Terry would win the third heat ahead of Barton, Brian McLean, Stickel and Osbourne.
Brent McLean would win the final heat ahead of Gary McLean, McCullough, Bullen, Westwood and Bobby Tolton.
When it came time for the feature, David McCullough would start on the pole, followed by Gary McLean, Brent McLean, Matt Barton, Dave Osbourne, Davey Terry, Mike Westwood, Branden Bullen, Shane Stickel, Darryn Wright, Bobby Tolton and Michael Ford.
Gary McLean would grab the lead on the start ahead of McCullough, Brent McLean, Osbourne and Westwood. Stickel would slip by Westwood for fifth on lap five. Westwood would drop back to eighth on lap six after being passed by Barton and Terry.
Meanwhile, Tolton would pull off the track due to his car losing ignition. Ford ended up in the backstretch grass a couple laps later after getting loose off of turn two, bringing out the caution. With 23 laps to go, it’d be Gary McLean leading McCullough, Brent McLean, Osbourne, Stickel, Barton, Terry, Westwood, Bullen and Wright.
On the restart, McCullough would get a good jump on Gary McLean to grab the lead. Behind them, Barton would get into Osbourne, however Osbourne would make the save and keep going. Though the caution would fly a lap later for Westwood spinning around. With going back a lap, Gary McLean would restart as the leader ahead of McCullough, Brent McLean, Osbourne, Barton, Stickel, Terry, Bullen, Wright and Westwood.
On the restart, McCullough would once again grab the lead while Brent McLean would get underneath Gary McLean for second. The uncle and nephew combination would make contact, though both kept it going with Gary holding on to second. Meanwhile, Osbourne would continue to run fourth ahead of Barton and Terry.
McCullough would escape from the field, however Gary McLean would catch back up to him with 13 laps to go. At the same time, Stickle would run into problems, pulling his newly wrapped car off the track.
Gary McLean would stay close to McCullough the final 10 laps, however wasn’t able to find a way by. As a result, David McCullough picks up OSCAAR Modified feature win no. 1 ahead of defending series champion Gary McLean, points leader Brent McLean, Dave Osbourne and Davey Terry.
Matt Barton would finish sixth, followed by Mike Westwood, Branden Bullen, Shane Stickel and Darryn Wright.
Michael Ford finished 11th, followed by Bobby Tolton and Brian McLean.