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.
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 ten of the 2023 Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rod Series was held at Flamboro Speedway during the annual Frostoberfest Weekend event. After two heat races, drivers competed in a thirty-lap contest around the 1/3-mile semi-banked asphalt oval.
|Nineteen Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rod drivers line up on Flamboro Speedway's front straight for round ten of the series. On the pole is Rick Spencer-Walt in the No. 6W 1972 AMC Javelin. Next to Spencer-Walt is the No. 00 1971 Chevrolet Camaro driven by Trevor Thompson. Immediately behind the front row are the No. 9 1968 Rambler American of Cole Weber and Ryan Cowan in the No. 13 1959 Pontiac Bonneville.|
|A series of problems caused Rick Spencer-Walt to park his Late Model. In exploring other opportunities, Spencer-Walt joined OSCAAR's Hot Rod division and drove the No. 6W 1972 AMC Javelin. His first outing was at Delaware Speedway, where he finished third. At Flamboro Speedway, Spencer-Walt finished fifth in heat one and was first in the second qualifier. Starting from the pole in the feature, he went flag to flag for the victory.|
|Another competitor going flag-to-flag from his starting position was Trevor Thompson. Thompson drives the No. 00 1971 Chevrolet Camaro. He had problems in his first qualifier. With the issues rectified, Thompson finished behind Rick Spencer-Walt in the second heat race. With the grid set for the finale, he started on the outside of the front. Thompson was no match for Spencer-Walt and finished second by a margin of 3.121-seconds.|
|Finishing in the third position was the points leader, Tyler Hawn. Hawn entered round ten with three consecutive victories - Brighton, Sauble, and Delaware Speedway. Hawn didn't have the good fortune of starting at the front like Rick Spence-Walt and Trevor Thompson. At Flamboro, he won the first heat race and was fourth in the second. Hawn earned his third-place result from the sixth spot on the starting grid.|
|Currently sitting second in the title chase is Steve Book. Book won the OSCAAR Hot Rod crown in 2021 and 2022. Book drivers the No. 47 1960 Studebaker Hawk with backing from Refractory Removal Service. At Frostoberfest, he delivered some excellent results in the heat races and collected second and third-place results. In the feature, Book started ahead of his championship rival, Tyler Hawn, but finished behind him in fourth.|
|As they say, all good things must end, and that was the case for Cole Weber. Weber, who drivers the No. 9 1964 Rambler Ambassador, has three victories in his last three visits to Flamboro Speedway. The event looked promising after he finished second in heat one. However, in the next qualifier, Weber was sixth, but he started the main in third place. Weber fell down the race order and finished fifth.|
|Rob Bromley has been campaigning a 1972 AMC Javelin for the last couple of years. However, mid-season, he unveiled the No. 6 1972 Dodge Challenger. The Challenger has proved successful. In his first qualifier, he finished third. Bromley was doing well in his second heat when he fell back due to a flat tire. He was gridded in the eleventh position for the thirty-feature; however, he advanced five spots to finish sixth.|
|Rick Spencer-Walt has had a difficult 2023. Not only has he had issues with his Late Model program, but a key team member is dealing with a challenging medical condition. Spencer-Walt has parked his Camaro and has been taking on new racing challenges, which includes competing in the OSCAAR Hot and Modified series. At Flamboro's Frostoberfest, he won the Hot Rod feature and finished seventh in the Modified main.|
|1||1||Rick Spencer-Walt||1972 AMC Javelin||30||-|
|2||2||Trevor Thompson||1971 Chevrolet Camaro||30||-|
|3||6||Tyler Hawn||1966 Pontiac Beaumont||30||-|
|4||5||Steve Book||1960 Studebaker Hawk||30||-|
|5||3||Cole Weber||1964 Rambler Ambassador||30||-|
|6||11||Rob Bromley||1972 Dodge Challenger||30||-|
|7||10||Cory McAllister||1974 Dodge Dart||30||-|
|8||4||Ryan Cowan||1959 Pontiac Bonneville||30||-|
|9||14||Steve Ecker||1974 Chevrolet Camaro||30||-|
|10||15||Ed Peterson||1972 Plymouth Road Runner||30||-|
|11||8||Jeremy McLean||1968 Chevrolet Chevelle||30||-|
|12||17||Kyle Woods||1954 Packard Super Clipper Panama||29||-|
|13||12||Connor Ellis||1957 Ford Fairlane||29||-|
|14||16||Dave Evison Sr.||1964 Chevrolet Chevy II/Nova||29||-|
|15||13||Matt Spry||1969 Chevrolet Chevelle||27||-|
|16||19||Paul Bogensberer Jr||1967 Dodge Dart Swinger||23||Did Not Finish|
|17||18||Bill Clarke||1965 Pontiac Parisienne||14||Did Not Finish|
|18||7||Nick Clarke||1969 Ford Mustang||18||Did Not Finish|
|19||9||Luke Gignac||1964 Dodge Polara||9||Did Not Finish|
|-||-||Dave McMahon||1966 Ford Galaxie||-||Did Not Start|
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