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, Just Foam It became the title sponsor for the Modified series. The division is now called the Just Foam It OSCAAR Modified Series.
The Just Foam It OSCAAR Modified Series, which receives backing from Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC, draws many competitors and features exciting races.
There are ten races on the 2023 OSCAAR Modified schedule.
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 driverís 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 opening round of the 2023 Just Foam It OSCAAR Modified Series was held at Flamboro Speedway. The schedule included two heat races for each driver. The feature was a forty-lap contest around the 1/3-mile semi-banked asphalt oval.
|Seventeen competitors line up on the back straight at Flamboro Speedway for round one of the 2023 Just Foam It OSCAAR Modified Series. On the pole, after drawing position number one, is A.J. Emms in the No. 14 BAE Environmental Modified. On the outside of Emms is the No. 51 SGR Plumbing, driven by Dale Reinhardt. Row two is occupied by Andy Kamrath in the No. 35 LLR Modified and the No. 88 Modified of Jake Watson.|
|Andy Kamrath is proving to be unbeatable. In his first event of the season, Kamrath was victorious in the Seaton Structures contest at Sunset Speedway. At Flamboro, he won both heat races in the No. 34 London Recreational Racing Modified. Kamrath drew the third starting position for the feature. Like at Sunset, he moved from his spot on the grid to first place before the end of lap-1 and went on to collect the win.|
|The No. 18 Oakville Auto and Diesel Machine Shop Modified was driven by Jason Keen. He finished fifth in last year's title chase. But Keen was one of the few drivers to beat Andy Kamrath in 2022 and did so at Flamboro. At the opener, he earned third and fourth-place finishes in his heat races and was gridded sixth for the feature. Keen chased A.J. Emms until the lap-9 restart when he passed Emms for a second-place result.|
|A.J. Emms has been competing in the OSCAAR Modified series since 2015. His best season was 2019, when he won the championship. At this year's season opener, Emms was entered in the familiar No. 14 BAE Environmental Modified. He finished second in his first heat race and sixth in the second. He started the forty-lap feature on the pole but passes by Andy Kamrath and Jason Keen left in third place at the checker.|
|Bryan Batty joined the Just Foam It Modified Series in 2019 and pilots the No. 39 McFarlan Rowlands Modified. Batty won his first race of the season but encountered issues in heat two and finished in the eighth position. He was gridded fifth for the finale. At the beginning of the race, Batty found himself chasing Dale Reinhart. But like Keen, he took advantage of the lap-9 restart to make a successful pass for fourth place.|
|The top-three finishers for round one of the 2023 Just Foam It OSCAAR Modified Series at Flamboro Speedway. In the center is last season's champion and the winner, Andy Kamrath. It was a clean sweep for Kamarath, who was also victorious in his heat races. On the left is the runner-up, Jason Keen. Completing the top three is the 2019 series title holder, A.J. Emms.|
|FINISH||DRIVER||CLASS / SPONSOR||LAPS||RETIREMENTS|
|1||Andy Kamrath||Modified / London Recreational Racing||40||-|
|2||Jason Keen||Modified / Oakville Auto and Diesel||40||-|
|3||A.J. Emms||Modified / BAE Environmental / FMR Scrap Buyers||40||-|
|4||Bryan Batty||Modified / McFarlan Rowlands||40||-|
|5||Brad Pearsall||Modified / Pearsall Williamson Racing||40||-|
|6||Dale Reinhart||Modified / SGR Plumbing||40||-|
|7||Chris Milwain||Modified / Milwain Motorsports||40||-|
|8||T.J. Marshall||Modified / Riverside Heating & Air Conditioning||40||-|
|9||Tyler Liscum||Modified / Ontario Modular Solutions||39||-|
|10||Ryan Dick||Modified / QA1/PFC Brakes||39||-|
|11||Alvin McNicol||Modified / Just Foam It Spray Insulation||39||-|
|12||David Mathers||Modified / Mathers Racing||25||-|
|13||Norman Newman||Modified / Family Funland||22||-|
|14||Jake Watson||Modified / Curt's Coolers||12||-|
|15||Hudson Nagy||Modified / Fielding Estate Winery||10||-|
|16||T.J. Edwards||Modified / Candue Homes||0||-|
|17||Paul Townsend||Modified / atvdepot.ca||0||-|
|-||Wally Wilson||Modified / The Fyre Place||-||Did Not Start|
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