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

On November 1, 2022, it was announced that OSCAAR had merged with the United Racing Series. The relationship increases OSCAAR’s resources and allows the United Racing Series to expand its brand and footprint in motorsports.

In other news, Knightworks Design signed on as the title sponsor for the Hot Rod division. The championship has been renamed the Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rod Series.

Eleven races are on the 2023 Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rod schedule.

  • May 27 - Flamboro Speedway
  • June 17 - Sauble Speedway
  • June 30 - Delaware Speedway
  • July 1 - Delaware Speedway
  • July 15 - Full Throttle Speedway
  • August 5 - Peterborough Speedway
  • August 12 - Brighton Speedway
  • August 19 - Sauble Speedway
  • September 23 - Delaware Speedway
  • September 39 - Flamboro Speedway
  • October 6-8 - Peterborough Speedway

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 have been produced 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 other rules governing this class are for safety and to keep the costs down.

Round three of the 2023 Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rod doubleheader was held at Delaware Speedway as part of the Canada Day Weekend. The event included the OSCAAR Modifieds, Qwick Wick Super Stocks and APC United Late Models. Drivers would compete in a twenty-five-lap contest around the 1/2-mile semi-banked asphalt oval.

Twenty competitors line up on Delaware Speedway’s back straight for the start of round three of the 2023 Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rod series. The No. 58 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air of Jeremy Taggart is on the pole. Next to Taggart is Tyler Hawn driving the No. 2 1966 Pontiac Beaumont. The second row is occupied by Steven Book in the No. 47 1960 Studebaker Hawk and the No. 26 1971 Ford Mustang of Dalen Martin.
After just two rounds of the 2023 Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rod series Dalen Martin was the championship leader. He finished in the runner-up position at the season opener and was victorious in round two at Sauble Speedway. Martin and his No. 26 1971 Ford Mustang were potent at Delaware Speedway. He won the second heat race. Martin was gridded fourth after the invert in the finale but captured another win.
Debuting at Delaware Speedway was Steve McCaw. McCaw was entered in the No. 4 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle, previously campaigned by Jesse Kennedy. McCaw won heat race one. He started the feature in the ninth position but wasted little time moving to the front. McCaw crossed the finish line in second. Unfortunately, he suffered a medical emergency on the cool-off lap and had to be transported to the hospital.
Finishing third in round three at Delaware Speedway was Tyler Hawn. At Delaware, the No.2 1966 Pontiac Beaumont driver finished second in his heat race. In the finale, Hawn started the outside of the front row. He got by the pole-sitter, Jeremy Taggart, early but could not defend against Dalen Martin and dropped to second. Then he was challenged by Steve McCaw and lost another position.
At Flamboro Speedway, Steve Book brought a second car and invited APC competitor J.R. Fitzpatrick to drive his No. 64 1974 Chevrolet Camaro. After starting second, Fitzpatrick finished in the sixth position. At Delaware, the invitation was extended to the 2020 APC United Late Model champion, Joe Lawrence. Lawrence competed in the first heat race and finished fourth. He started and finished tenth in the feature.
Victory lane for round three of the 2023 Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rod series at Delaware Speedway. The winner, Dalen Martin, and his 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 celebrate the victory with family and friends. Martin’s record now includes two first-place finishes and a runner-up result. A medical emergency suffered by Steve McCaw prevented the second and third-place finishers from joining the festivities.

14Dalen Martin1971 Ford Mustang Mach 125-
29Steve McCaw1969 Chevrolet Chevelle25-
32Tyler Hawn1966 Pontiac Beaumont25-
43Steve Book1960 Studebaker Hawk25-
56Matt Hopkins1964 Pontiac Laurentian25-
61Jeremy Taggart1958 Chevrolet Bel Air25-
77Rob Bromley1972 AMC Javelin25-
85Cole Weber1964 Rambler Ambassador25-
912Jerry Broom1969 Chevrolet Camaro25-
1010Jo Lawrence1974 Chevrolet Camaro25-
1113David Rockwood1966 Chevrolet Beaumont25-
1211Rob Starr1972 Chevrolet Nova SS25-
1318Nick Clarke1969 Ford Mustang24-
1419Ryan Cowan1959 Pontiac Bonneville24-
1514Jamie Carins1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS24-
168Connor Ellis1968 Chevrolet Chevelle24-
1715Kyle Woods1954 Packard Super Clipper Panama24-
1816Bill Clarke1965 Pontiac Parisienne23-
1917Jordan Morris1973 Pontiac Firebird14-
2020Dave Evison Sr.1964 Chevrolet Chevy II/Nova3-

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