Now in its thirty-first season, the Ontario Stock Car Association of Asphalt Racers (OSCAAR) is responsible for sanctioning two divisions: Modified and Hot Rod.

The Hot Rod division, which receives backing from Knightworks Design, draws many competitors and features some exciting races. The 2021 season was scheduled to kick off in May with an event at Sunset Speedway. However, as the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus continued, adjustments would have to be made to the racing calendar.

The 2021 OSCAAR Knightworks Hot Rod’s season begins in late July at Sunset Speedway with the first of three visits. Two weeks later, the teams return to Sunset. In mid-August, the Hot Rods will compete at Brighton Speedway, which is followed by events at Sauble Speedway and Peterborough Speedway. In September, the series makes its final visit to Sunset. Round six is conducted at Delaware Speedway. The penultimate event is at Flamboro Speedway, with the finale taking place at Peterborough on the Thanksgiving Weekend.

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 makes and models that compete in the division. The cars must be North American, have a steel body and 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.

The penultimate round of the 2021 Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rod series was held during the Flamboro Speedway Frostoberfest weekend. Drivers would battle for thirty-laps around the 1/3-mile semi-banked asphalt oval.

The pace lap for the penultimate round of the 2021 Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rod series at Flamboro Speedway. On the pole is the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro of Jerry Broom, who finished third in his qualifier. Beside Broom is the No. 9 Rambler Ambassador of heat race three winner, Cole Weber. The second row is occupied by the Chevrolet Camaro of Amanda Balson and multi-time champion Tyler Hawn.
Dalen Martin was in the ‘right place at the right time.’ Martin finished third in his heat race driving the No. 26 Ford Mustang and was gridded in the ninth position for the start of the feature. By the penultimate lap, he had worked himself into third place. Contact between the leaders, Cole Weber and Jaeger McMaster, set up a final restart. Martin was on the pole and despite pressure for Nick Clarke, he grabbed the victory.
Another driver to benefit from the contact between Cole Weber and Jaeger McMaster was Nick Clarke. Clarke piloted No. 68 Ford Mustang and collected a fourth in his qualifier. He started the thirty-lap contest mid-pack in the eleventh position. Clarke maneuvered his way to the front and found himself in second on the final restart. He challenged the eventual winner, Dalen Martin but finished in the runner-up position.
Cole Weber won his heat race driving the No. 9 Rambler Ambassador. Weber would start the final contest of the weekend on the outside of the front row. He moved into the lead before the end of the first lap and despite several challenges, he would control a majority of the race. Entering corner two of the final lap, there was contact between him and Jaeger McMaster. Weber restarted from the rear and finished eighth.
The No. 74 Ford Torino, previously driven by Brandon Robertson, was piloted by Jaeger McMaster. McMaster started the finale in the seventh position after winning the second heat race. Despite a mid-race spin, he would move into the second position as the contest neared its conclusion. Contact with the leader, Cole Weber, sent him to the rear of the field for the restart, resulting in a ninth-place finish.
The 2021 Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rod series points leader heading into the Frostoberfest weekend was Steve Book. Book drove the very popular 1960 Studebaker Hawk. He finished behind the winner, Amanda Balson, in the second qualifier. After the grid was set for the finale, Book started in the fifth position and finished fourth. His main rival for the title, Tyler Hawn, took the checkered flag in third place.
The three-time Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rod champion, Tyler Hawn, was having a difficult season but found himself second in the standings with two events remaining. The driver of the No. 2 Pontiac Beaumont finished second in the final heat race. He started the feature on the outside of the second row and remained in contention to collect a third-place and move to within eighteen points of the leader, Steve Book.
At Flamboro Speedway’s Frostoberfest weekend, Dalen Martin had to defend his lead against the Ford Mustang of Nick Clark on the final lap to collect his first Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rod feature victory. Starting in the ninth position, Martin inherited the top spot when there was contact in corner two between the leaders, Cole Weber and Jaeger McMaster, on the final lap.

19Dalen Martin1971 Ford Mustang30-
211Nick Clarke1969 Ford Mustang30-
34Tyler Hawn1967 Chevrolet Beaumont30-
45Steve Book1960 Studebaker Hawk30-
510Trevor Thompson1971 Chevrolet Camaro30-
68Adrian Foster1972 Chevrolet Chevelle30-
71Jerry Broom1969 Chevrolet Camaro30-
82Cole Weber1964 Rambler Ambassador30-
97Jaeger McMaster1974 Ford Torino30-
106Matt Hopkins1964 Pontiac Laurentian30-
1114Jaymee Adams1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass30-
1217Bill Clarke1974 Chevrolet Nova30-
1313Sean Walker1955 Chevrolet Bel Air28-
1419Dave Evison Sr1973 Chevrolet Malibu26-
153Amanda Balson1974 Chevrolet Camaro25-
1612Jessica James1971 AMC Javelin23Did Not Finish
1715Jim Blackwell1965 Mercury Comet22Did Not Finish
1816Dean Martin1957 Ford Fairlane22Did Not Finish
1918Ryan Cowan1959 Pontiac Bonneville1Did Not Finish
2020Gary Hannah1971 Plymouth Satellite0Did Not Finish

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