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 Modified division, which receives backing from Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC, 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 Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC Modified season begins in late July at Sunset Speedway with the first of three visits to this track. A week later, the teams travel to Peterborough Speedway. In early August, the Modifieds will return to Sunset, followed by a stop at Sauble 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 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 driver’s 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 penultimate round of the 2021 OSCAAR Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC Modified season was held at Flamboro Speedway. After three twelve-lap heat races, drivers competed in the forty-lap finale around the 1/3-mile semi-banked asphalt oval.

Twenty OSCAAR Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC Modified competitors line up on Flamboro’s back straight for the penultimate round of the 2021 season. Starting on the pole is the winner of heat one, Paul Townsend, in the No. 1 Paul Townsend Tools Modified. Gridded beside Townsend is the No. 69 The Fyre Place sponsored Modified of Wally Wilson, who finished third in his heat race.
Andy Kamrath was fresh off a victory in the previous round. At Flamboro, Kamrath was also victorious in his heat race. He started the finale in the fourth position. By corner two of the first lap, Kamrath had moved the No. 89C London Recreational Racing Modified into second place. And, before the end of lap one, he was in the lead. On each restart, Kamrath pulled away from the field and claimed his fourth win of 2021.
Finishing second to Andy Kamrath was T.J. Edwards driving the No. 34 Candue Homes Modified. Like Kamrath, Edwards won his heat race and was gridded in the seventh spot for Saturday evening’s main event. Before the midway point of the race, he had moved into second place but was unable to match Kamrath’s pace. The runner-up result was some consolation as it allowed Edwards to pad his point’s lead.
Dale Reinhardt finished second to Andy Kamrath in the final qualifier. After the starting order was set for the forty-lap feature, the driver of the No. 51 SGR Plumbing sponsored Modified would be gridded in the fourth position. Early in the race, Reinhardt fell as far back as eighth place. By lap-11, he started his march forward. Edwards would pass Jason Keen, Ryan Dick, Kuke Gignac and Paul Townsend to finish third.
The driver of the No. 18 Modified, Jason Keen, entered the penultimate round of the 2021 OSCAAR Modified series second in the title chase. Keen competed in the second qualifier and finished in fourth. He started the finale in the eighth position. On lap-17, he moved into third but would cross the finish line in the fourth spot. The points gap between him and T.J. Edwards increased to 17-markers with one race remaining.
Flamboro Speedway’s Frostoberfest weekend was the seventh round of the 2021 OSCAAR Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC Modified championship. The winner for his second consecutive feature was Andy Kamrath, who drove the No. 89C sponsored London Recreational Racing Modified. This was his fourth victory of the year, but as Kamrath had only competed on a part-time basis, he was fifth in the standings.

1Andy KamrathModified / London Recreational Racing40-
2T.J. EdwardsModified / Candue Homes40-
3Dale ReinhartModified / SGR Plumbing40-
4Jason KeenModified / Oakville Auto and Diesel40-
5Ryan DickModified / QA1/PFC Brakes40-
6Jake WatsonModified / Curt's Coolers40-
7Luke GignacModified / Port's Cooling & Heating40-
8AJ EmmsModified / BAE Environmental / FMR Scrap Buyers40-
9Steve TrendallModified / Grisdale Racing Products40-
10Bryan BattyModified / Lloyd's Paving40-
11Paul TownsendModified / Paul Townsend Tools40-
12Tim GordonModified / atvdepot.ca40-
13Kelly BalsonModified / London Recreational Racing26Did Not Finish
14Wally WilsonModified / The Fyre Place20Did Not Finish
15Tommy RobbModified / Caldecott Millwright Services15Did Not Finish
16Steve LyonsModified / Nitro 54 Variety13Did Not Finish
17Coltin EvernhamModified / Have1.com5Did Not Finish
18Norman NewmanModified / Family Funland4Did Not Finish
19Ken HaywardModified / Scott's Pizza/Burger0Did Not Finish
20Craig DowneyModified / DDD Graphics0Did Not Finish

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