In 2020, the Ontario Stock Car Association of Asphalt Racers (OSCAAR) celebrates its thirtieth anniversary.
OSCAAR has been responsible for sanctioning many successful divisions over the years.
Currently, OSCAAR oversees three divisions: Modified, Hot Rod and Pro Sprint.
The Modified division, which receives backing from Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC, draws many competitors and features some exciting race. The 2020 season was scheduled to kick off in May with an event at Sunset Speedway. However, everything changed with the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus and it appeared that there wouldnít be any racing this year. In the background, Track Management at Jukasa Motor Speedway, Flamboro Speedway and Sauble Speedway, along with Series Officials, were able to work with all levels of government to make events possible.
The 2020 OSCAAR Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC Modified season consists of three race weekends. The first event takes place in early August at Jukasa Motor Speedway. Round two will be hosted by Flamboro Speedway. Teams will return to Jukasa Motor Speedway for the finale on September 26.
The cars competing in this class are purpose-built open-wheel vehicles. The Modifieds use a steel tube frame chassis, which is no less than 1-3/4-inch outside diameter with 0.095-inch wall thickness. Bodies are made of sheet metal with the driverís compartment and engine bay covered. The cars may be any make or model, but they tend to have little to no resemblance to their road-going counterparts.
The engine option selected by the car owner determines the weight of the vehicle. A Modified using 350-horsepower Crate Engine is the lightest at 2,600-pounds and 2,775-pounds is required for a car powered by a Built Motor. Weight may be added or removed depending on the choice of transmission.
Many of the other rules governing the OSCAAR Modified class are for driver safety and to keep costs down.
The 2020 OSCAAR Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC Modified series was initially slated to hold three rounds. However, OSCAAR Officials arranged for an additional event to be contested at Sunset Speedway a week after round two.
The seasonís final race was conducted at Jukasa Motor Speedway as a support event for the APC United Late Model series. Drivers would compete in a forty-lap race on the 5/8-mile semi-banked paved oval.
|Nineteen competitors line-up for the final race of the 2020 OSCAAR Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC Modified season at Jukasa Motor Speedway. On the pole is the sixth-fastest qualifier, Jake Watson, in the No. 88 Curtís Coolers sponsored Modified. Starting beside Watson is the No. 77 Eibach Restoration Company Modified driven by Chad Strawn. Occupying the second row are Kelly Balson and Andy Kamrath.|
|TJ Edwards opened the season with a runner-up result. At Sunset Speedway, he clipped the curb and damaged the suspension. With repairs made for the next weekend, Edwards finished sixth. He was gridded in fifth-place for the season finale. While in fourth, Edwards made contact with Gary McLean when McLean lost an engine. With minimal damage, he moved into first place on lap-19 and would capture the win.|
|Kelly Balson started the season with a fifth-place finish at Jukasa Motor Speedway. He followed this up by setting the quickest time at Sunset Speedway and a sixth-place result. In round three, the driver of the No. 10B London Recreational Racing Modified finished fourth. Balson started the final race of the season in the third position after qualifying fourth fastest. Balson ran a clean race and was rewarded with a runner-up result.|
|In the first two rounds of the series, Andy Kamrath earned dominant victories. In race three at Sunset, Kamrath won his heat but finished second to AJ Emms in the finale. Kamrath was back in the familiar 89C Modified at Jukasa Motor Speedway. He started fourth but grabbed the lead on lap-7. After the lap-16 restart, Kamrath had contact with Chad Strawn. The impact upset the carís alignment and he dropped to a third-place finish.|
|AJ Emms started the season strong with a third-place finish at Jukasa Motor Speedway. Unfortunately, in round two, the driver of the No. 14 Modified was the first retiree. The following weekend, he redeemed himself with a heat and feature win. Emms started ninth in the final but had moved up to fourth late in the contest. Unfortunately, he lost two positions when he went high and scrapped the turn four wall.|
|In round one of the 2020 OSCAAR Modified series, Chad Strawn finished seventeenth in a field of eighteen starters. In the second race at Sunset Speedway, the driver of the No. 77 Modified bounced back and scored a runner-up result. He started the final round in second and led six laps. Contact with Andy Kamrath sent Strawn to the paddock for repairs but returned to finish twelfth.|
|Series veteran Gary McLean in the No. 8 McLean Farms sponsored Modified made his first appearance of the season at Jukasa Motor Speedway. McLean was also entered in the Super Stock event. Despite only entering the final round, McLean was the fastest qualifier. He started sixth but was challenging for second-place when he lost an engine on lap-16. McLean would be classified eighteenth in the final results.|
|The final podium for the 2020 OSCAAR Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC Modified series at Jukasa Motor Speedway. In the center is the winner and driver of the No. 34 Just Foam It Spray Insulation sponsored Modified, TJ Edwards. Standing on the right side is the runner-up, Kelly Balson, recording his best result of the year. Occupying the final position and having his worst finish of the season is third-place finisher, Andy Kamrath.|
|FINISH||DRIVER||CLASS / SPONSOR||LAPS||RETIREMENTS|
|1||T.J. Edwards||Modified / Just Foam It Spray Insulation||40||-|
|2||Kelly Balson||Modified / London Recreational Racing||40||-|
|3||Andy Kamrath||Modified / London Recreational Racing||40||-|
|4||Brent McLean||Modified / McLean Farms||40||-|
|5||Jason Keen||Modified / Oakville Auto and Diesel||40||-|
|6||AJ Emms||Modified / Environmental / FMR Scrap Buyers||40||-|
|7||Norman Newman||Modified / Family Funland||40||-|
|8||Craig Downey||Modified / DDD Graphics||40||-|
|9||Ryan Dick||Modified / QA1/PFC Brakes||40||-|
|10||Coltin Evernham||Modified / Have1.com||40||-|
|11||Jake Watson||Modified / Curt's Coolers||40||-|
|12||Chad Strawn||Modified / Eibach Springs||40||-|
|13||Cory Horner||Modified / Custom Forming||40||-|
|14||Mark Hamacher||Modified / Canada Tubeform||38||-|
|15||Ben Gruntz||Modified / FN'B Sport Fishing||38||-|
|16||Wally Wilson||Modified / The Fyre Place||37||-|
|17||Bob Franks||Modified / Nadeau's Collision Service||17||Did Not Finish|
|18||Gary McLean||Modified / McLean Farms||15||Did Not Finish|
|19||Dale Reinhart||Modified / SGR Plumbing||10||Did Not Finish|
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