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. Their newest race group is the Hot Rod category, which was introduced in 2017. The Hot Rod division was created to have a sportsmanlike racing environment. This division is sponsored by Knightworks Design and is titled the OSCAAR Knightworks Design Hot Rod Series.

The 2020 season was scheduled to include a total of thirteen events. However, it appeared that the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus would prevent any racing this year. That changed when Track Management at Jukasa Motor Speedway, Flamboro Speedway and Sauble Speedway, along with APC Series Officials, were able to work with all levels of government to make events possible.

The amended calendar consists of three race weekends. The first event takes place in early August at Jukasa Motor Speedway. Round two will be hosted by Sunset Speedway. Teams will return to Jukasa Motor Speedway for the finale on September 26.

The cars competing in the championship are constructed to specifications and rules common to most stock car series. What makes the Hot Rod division unique are the bodies. The cars must be North American, steel body and have been in production between 1949 and 1974. No pickup trucks, convertibles or front-wheel-drive vehicles can participate in this series. The Hot Rods must have a stock roof, grill, tail and the rest of the body panels can be fabricated from 22-gauge sheet steel but must retain a stock appearance. Many of the other rules governing this class are for safety and to keep the costs down.

This year’s Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rods presented by Sauble Falls Tent and Trailer Park was initially scheduled to be a three-race series. However, OSCAAR Officials arranged for an additional event to be held at Sunset Speedway.

The final contest for OSCAAR’s Hot Rod division was conducted at Jukasa Motor Speedway as a support event for the APC United Late Model series. Drivers would compete in a thirty-lap race on the 5/8-mile semi-banked paved oval.

Drivers line-up for the final round of the 2020 Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rod series at Jukasa Motor Speedway. Pacing the field is the fifth-fastest qualifier, Brandon Kennedy, in the No. 74 1974 Ford Torino. Beside Kennedy is the 1960 Studebaker Hawk driven by Steve Book. The second row is occupied by the No. 2 Pontiac Beaumont of Tyler Hawn and Tom Walters, driving a Rambler Ambassador.
Opening the season with a strong result was a series rookie, Trevor Thompson. Thompson, in a 1970 Chevrolet Camaro, started round one in the eighth position but finished in the runner-up spot. He was not entered in the second race of the season, but was at Sunset Speedway and captured another second-place result. Thompson was the fastest qualifier in the finale and won the last contest of the year.
Tom Walters appeared at round one with a very clean 1965 Rambler Ambassador. Walters and the Rambler made an excellent debut at Jukasa Motor Speedway - finishing third. By race three at Sunset Speedway, the local legend was in victory circle. Walters was back on form for the final event and started in the fourth position. He led much of the contest but could not hold off a hard-charging Trevor Thompson.
The three-time Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rods series champion, Tyler Hawn, was having a challenging season. His best result to date was a victory in a heat race at Sunset Speedway; however Hawn’s best finish in a feature was a fourth in round two. The driver of the No. 2 1966 Pontiac Beaumont was third fastest in the qualifying session. During the race, Hawn remained in contention and finished third.
The driver of the No. 47 1960 Studebaker Hawk, Steve Book, started his 2020 campaign where he left off last season – in the winner’s circle. Book captured a third at Sauble, followed by a runner-up finish at Sunset. He was looking for his fourth victory in a row at Jukasa. Book was the fourth-fastest qualifier and started on the outside of the front row. During the race, he ran as high as first but would finish in the fourth spot.
Brandon Robertson, driving the No. 74 1974 Ford Torino was fifth fastest during the qualifying session. After the inversion, Robertson started the thirty-lap contest on the pole. Unfortunately, his time at the front of the field was short-lived. He spun on the opening lap and brought out the race’s first caution period. Robertson fell to eighteenth in the order but battled back to a seventh-place finish.
The winner of round two for the 2020 Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rod series at Sauble Speedway was Rob Bromley. Bromley drove the No. 5 1967 Chevrolet Corvair with support from Heidi’s Superstore. Unfortunately, he was 2.357-seconds of the pace in qualifying and started last in a field of nineteen entries. Bromley performed much better in the race and advanced twelve positions to finish in the seventh spot.
The top finishers for the final round of the 2020 Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rod series at Jukasa Motor Speedway. In the center and capturing his first Hot Rod victory is the rookie, Trevor Thompson. On the left is the runner-up and Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame member, Tom Walters. Finishing in third and having his best result of the season is the reigning champion, Tyler Hawn.

15Trevor Thompson1971 Chevrolet Camaro30-
24Tom Walters1965 Rambler Ambassador30-
33Tyler Hawn1966 Pontiac Beaumont30-
41Steve Book1960 Studebaker Hawk30-
56Adrian Foster1969 Chevrolet Chevelle30-
62Brandon Robertson1974 Ford Torino30-
717Rob Bromley1967 Chevrolet Corvair30-
89Paul Boundy1973 Chevrolet Chevelle30-
919Matt Hopkins1964 Pontiac Laurentian30-
1010Doug Wilson1971 Dodge Dart30-
1116Bill Clarke1974 Chevrolet Nova30-
1211Rob Wark1962 Ford Falcon30-
1321Dan Rothwell1969 Chevrolet Chevelle29-
1415Ryan Cowan1968 Chevrolet Camaro28-
1513Bob Parsons1964 Dodge 300 Sedan14Did Not Finish
167Jeremy McLean1968 Chevrolet Chevelle11Did Not Finish
1714Nick Clarke1969 Ford Mustang11Did Not Finish
1812Dalen Martin1957 Ford Fairlane10Did Not Finish
1918Jay Doerr1969 Chevrolet Chevelle3Did Not Finish
-20Scott Beatty1971 AMC Javelin-Did Not Start

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