While we haven’t even entered the new year yet, drivers and fans are already planning what events they’ll be attending in 2013. On the heels of announcements about the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series coming to Canada and the 2013 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, Sunset Speedway has made their first announcement of the new schedule.
Part of the announcement revealed that the OSCAAR Super Late Models & Modifieds will have five races at Sunset Speedway, including a double header in June. The speed that they have and caliber of drivers always means a good show for the fans. Who could forget last year’s Velocity 250? Jeff Hanley and George Wilson made contact while battling for the lead with Wilson in the inside wall, with Hanley driving his way through the field to take the win.
Sunset will play host to the OSCAAR season opener on May 19th, and will be joined by the Midgets.
The next OSCAAR date is a double header at the end of June (29/30), known as Canada Day Weekend OSCAAR Thunder. With Kawartha Speedway cutting back on their number of events in 2013, the series was in need of a new home for their annual Don Biederman Memorial race. Sunset will play host to the event, except under new rules.
Instead of a one-night 75-lapper for the Super Lates, they will run a 50 lapper on Saturday and then a 50 lapper on Sunday, each having their own qualifying heats and counting for points seperately. They will combine the two days to crown a Don Biederman Memorial Champion.
Pro Challenge will join the OSCAAR ranks on Saturday, with Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds joining them on the Sunday.
OSCAAR will return to Sunset on July 27th with both divisions, and be joined by CANADA-USA Pro 4 Modified Shootout.
The final event for OSCAAR will be September 29th, as part of Sunset’s final event of the year – Velocity weekend. This event last year hosted six different divisions across two days, putting the best of the best against each other.
Sunset Speedway track promotor Mark Dilley said that the weekend would be expanded out to three days – September 27th to 29th – with seven classes running this year, on top of both the OSCAAR Super Late Models and Modifieds.
While 2012 was a successful season for Sunset, 2013 looks even more promising based on these announcements alone.