As teams continue to prepare for the upcoming season ahead and fans begin planning the events they’re going to attend, OSCAAR has released their 2013 tentative Super Late Model schedule. The schedule includes 13 dates at seven different tracks, spanning from the beginning of May till the beginning of October. The Super Lates will also be accompanied by the OSCAAR Modifieds at 11 of the 13 stops on the schedule.
“It took a bit longer than expected to get everything finalized,” OSCAAR president Dave Gainforth said. “The end result will be well worth the wait. OSCAAR fans are going to be treated to great Super Late Model and Modified racing action at their favourite track throughout the entire summer.”
As revealed earlier this year with the release of Sunset International Speedway’s schedule, the OSCAAR Super Late Model season will begin on Sunday May 19th, Victoria Day weekend, on the 1/3 mile oval located in Innisfil, Ontario. The speeds that they reach on this oval with the side-by-side racing throughout the field always puts on a show for the fans. ho could forget last year’s Velocity 250? Jeff Hanley and George Wilson made contact while battling for the lead with Wilson in the inside wall, with Hanley driving his way through the field to take the win.
The season opening night will be known as Lucie Alywin Memorial Night. Alywin was the finance of Gary Grendron, a crew member for driver George Wilson, who was tragically killed in the collapse of the Algo Centre mall in Elliot Lake, Ontario on June 23, 2012.
Following opening night, the series will head to the oval at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on Saturday June 1st. Formally known as Mosport, CTMP has gone through changes over the past two years. However, the oval still offers the same classic racing as always.
On June 15th, the Super Lates will be at Barrie Speedway, which is where Jesse Kennedy scored his first OSCAAR win.
Then to complete the month of June, they will return to Sunset International Speedway on June 29th and 30th for Don Biederman Memorial weekend. Instead of a one-night 75-lapper for the Super Lates, they will run a 50 lapper on Saturday and then a 50 lapper on Sunday, each having their own qualifying heats and counting for points seperately. They will combine the two days to crown a Don Biederman Memorial Champion. The exact formula to determining the Don Biederman Memorial Champion has yet to be determined, but will be released to fans once it is.
To begin July, the Super Lates will be at the beach, Sauble Speedway on July 13th. Last year saw George Wilson pick up the victory.
They will then make their return to Flamboro Speedway on July 20th. It will mark the first race for the Super Lates there since 2008, when Derrike Tiemersma picked up the victory.
July will finish off with a return visit to Sunset International Speedway on July 27th. The Super Lates will be joined by the OSCAAR Modifieds and the CANADA-USA Pro 4 Modified Shootout.
August will begin with a trip to Peterborough Speedway on the 3rd. This will mark an important race for the season as it is the OSCAAR Chase for the Colors event. The driver that finishes first on August 3rd will start the coveted Autumn Colors Classic 50-lap feature on the pole in October. The driver that finishes will start that race from the second position. The drivers that finish third and fourth will start no worse than 13th and 14th come October.
Then on August 11th, the Super Lates will be at Kawartha Speedway for a special Sunday afternoon show. It will mark only the second show on Kawartha’s 2013 calendar as they cut back their schedule.
The end of August will see OSCAAR return back to Peterborough Speedway where they started the month for a Saturday night show on August 24th.
The second last event of the season for the Super Lates will be at Sunset International Speedway on Sunday September 29th, part of Sunset’s Velocity 250 weekend. The three-day weekend is meant to see seven different divisions compete, putting the top drivers from across the province against each other on one track.
The season will finish off at Peterborough Speedway on October 12th and 13th as part of the 21st Annual Autumn Colors Classic weekend. The 2013 OSCAAR Super Late Model Champion will be crowned as part of this weekend long event. Last year, Brandon Watson took home his second AC win on his way to his first OSCAAR Championship.