2014 OSCAAR Banquet
Sportsman of the Year
OSCAAR "Sportsman of the Year"
Happy New Year to all our fans and friends..................We had our 2014 Annual OSCAAR banquet on Saturday night. It was our first Modified season and OSCAAR banquet. I had attended the Sunset Speedway banquet earlier in November and our team was presented the "Media Award" for helping promote the track, our sport and of course sponsors. That was the 3rd time in a row of winning that award at Sunset Speedway. The Media Award is awesome, because it's like a big thank you for helping promote our sport, something my team has done for most all of our 46 seasons......however, winning the "Sportsman of the Year" award in the OSCAAR Modifieds, was one of the nicest awards I have ever won. This was our 5th time to win this award and it was not only a surprise but made me feel good knowing that the way I race, hard but clean, was worthy of the recognition we got.......teh season was very good for me, and my team, Bob Periera, Matt Smith, Marty Hagen, Paul Douglas, Dave Hennessey, who made it for most all of the races, as well as help from Jim Hulzinga, Ken Stenhouse and Jason Douglas....I'm sorry to all my fans, my web site was down over the holidays but I will keep it updated now.....I hope to have some news on all our sponsors by the end of next week. It's taken a long time to get confirmation but we are slowly getting there..........thank you for supporting our race team.
2014 A Very Good Year
Dan Little Jr. Photo
OSCAAR Modified Season Rates A+.......Thanks To My Crew. Sponsors And Fans For An Awesome Season
It’s been over a month since our last race and things are kind of quiet now. Our pit crew is getting some rest. I am busy with the task of getting our sponsors back on board for 2015. Most sponsors are, but I’m still waiting to hear from one proposal and two existing sponsors. They were very supportive in 2014 contributing to our best season since 1999. My crew was amazing this year. I wasn’t easy on them with such a hectic and full schedule. But they offered their help when they could and I am very thankful to them all....thank you to these men and their families Bob Pereira, Marty Hagen, Matt Smith, Paul and Jason Douglas, Dave Hennessey, David Elliott, Donna Wierzswinski, Jim Hulzinga, Gehrig Halliday, Peter Shelton, Ken Stenhouse, Glenn and Patrick Ruelens and Tim Tolton….Ron Easton of Oakville Trailers for his amazing work and help. Note: Special thanks to Scott Wylie for helping us near the end of the season. High Lites 1) 3rd in OSCAAR Modified points…best points finish since 1999 2) 7 wins….most since 2007 3) Feature win in Modified….first in our own car since 2008 4) 34 nights raced…most since 1990…3rd most in 46 years 5) Reached 1132 total nights 6) Reached 721 consecutive nights....streak started June 5th 1987 7) 86 total races….breaks record of 80 in 1981 Thanks to all our competitors in 2014 for making this year a fun season, by running very competitive and with respect. Finally a special thanks to the OSCAAAR staff, the track owners and promoters who work hard to give us a place to race and do their best to make us feel welcome and appreciated. Thanks to TW Robarts, Dan Little Jr, Donna Tolton and Morgan Amber for supplying photos. Looking forward to 2015 our 47th season :)
Thankful & Remembering
God Bless All The Men & Women Who Have Kept Our Country Free....Here & Around The World
Grandpa and Grandma, we thank you for your sacrifice, for going off to war, to stop the evil that was ever present in the world we live. Thank you for giving us the country we live in today..........I hope all Canadians, even those who are young, who don't realize the bravery and courage of these men and women, who at the age of 17 and even younger, went to Europe to help stop tyranny as it moved across many countries with ambitions to take over Canada as well........we live the way we do today because of these precious souls, many who are alive and just want our appreciation. We need to show them love and gratitude for all they have done for us. Show respect to all seniors and thank our veterans.......We have much to be thankful for and it is up to us to watch out for the ever present evil that invades us daily and wants again to control us. Be loving, kind, compassionate and gracious.......Also, thank you God for watching over us, for sending us your Son, who paid our debt on the cross at Calvary so that we could be free in a different way, so we could have the greatest gift of all...eternal life through Jesus........"Lord please watch over the men and women who are giving of their lives even now as evil continues to dominate parts of this world. Protect your children and we ask you God to bless our troops, and all troops fighting oppression and evil."
Sunset Banquet November 8th
Dave Franks Photo
Lauren's Night To CelebrateSunset Speedway Banquet Tonight..........In her Rookie season, with a well used hand me down Mini Stock, Lauren did an awesome job driving the car beyond it's potential. There wasn't a night all season that she didn't drive the car as if it was a potential feature winner. Her consistent, aggressive, clean, hard charging driving style caught the eyes of many Sunset staff and fans. Lauren finished 11th in the point standings, with 3 heat wins and many top 10 feature finishes. Her car was no match for many of the competitors she faced week after week, but that did not stop her from giving 1000% every race.....Lauren had a great attitude in spite of her car not being a contender, because she was, taking the Honda through the pack with 3 wide and side by side hard driving every time she was in the car. We really appreciate her excellent effort and can only say that she caught the eyes of many fans and competitors but also her Grand Dad who was very proud and amazed at her efforts. Laruen deserves to be in a competitive car and our hopes are to get that done in the next few years.......Gehrig also drove the Honda, but only on a few occasions and he knew the car wasn't as good as it was when he raced it, a little more wore, a little more tired, but he still drove his heart out, again, in spite of being so out gunned by many of the high end Mini Stock teams........Tonight is the banquet for the Sunset classes. I chose this year to run the OSCAAR Mod full time and missed many nights. I did miss racing at the very fast and competitive oval and will look forward to competing there again in 2015 in the Modified.......we are slowly getting sponsors on board for 2015 and have a few proposals out to be considered by potential new sponsors. I will up date our sponsor partners by the end of November........meanwhile I would like to thank Timber Green Landscaping for being our first official sponsor to return for 2015. This will be there 8th season with us.