Location: Barrie Speedway June 14, 2014

What won the race: #10 Jesse Kennedy lead the field to green and held onto the point until lap eleven of the fifty lap event. Current point leader Andrew Gresel would pace the field till a lap thirty three caution allowed the second running #17 Kevin Cornelius to close the gap. From that point on the #81 and #17 put on a great race, racing side by side for the final seventeen laps. The #17 of Cornelius was able to complete the pass on lap forty five and went on to record his first OSCAAR feature win and a hat trick on the night.

Bad Luck of the event: Rookie contender #24 Scott Field suffered motor issues during practice ending his night early. #22 Glenn Watson had the repairs done after the Kawartha event but was sidelined early in the feature with mechanical issues. Making his 2014 season debut, home track hero #42 Tyler Hawn fought handling issues all night. Brent McLean also debuted his #47m but fought motor issues most of the night

Rookie Battle: Four Rookie of the Year candidates were in attendance. At the end of the feature event it was the #b10 of Kelly Balson finishing third for top rookie of the race honours and career best OSCAAR finish. #44 Dave Doucette came home fourth also a career best and second best Rookie of the night. Corey Jones placed third in the rookie battle. Scott Field was in attendance but did not race.

Car Count: 13

Top qualifier: #17 Kevin Cornelius

Pole Sitter: #10 Jesse Kennedy

Heat Race winners: # 17 Kevin Cornelius x2, #82 Corey Jones, #45 Rob Poole

Top Five in Points: 1st #81 Andrew Gressel 208 pts, 2nd #10 Jesse Kennedy 193pts, 3rd #45 Rob Poole 191 pts, 4th #17 Kevin Cornelius 187 pts, 5th #b10 Kelly Balson

Next Series Event: Sunset Speedway, Biederman Memorial June 28 -29,2014 Two complete shows each day

Feature Finish: 1) # 17 Kevin Cornelius, 2) #81 Andrew Gresel, 3) B10 Kelly Balson (r), 4) #44 Dave Doucette (r), 5) #54 Mike Beyore, 6) #10 Jesse Kennedy, 7) #45 Rob Poole, 8) #82 Corey Jones (r) 9) #04 Rudy Oppersma, 10) #42 Tyler Hawn, 11) #47m Brent McLean, 12) #22 Glenn Watson, 13) Scott Field (r) DNS

OSCAAR 2014 Partners: Hanover Holidays Hoosier Tire, Jenco Equipment, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Knightworks Designs Ltd, McGunegill Engine Performance, Midas of Orangeville, North Toronto Auction, Ontario Oval, Race Time Radio, Race2way, Reinhardt Trailers, South Shore Services, Stefko Race Engines

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 Gary Mclean picks up back to back Modified feature wins :

Location: Barrie Speedway, June 14, 2014

What Won the race: Gary Mclean used a lap twenty seven restart to claim first place and record his second feature event win in 2014. Race long leader #36 of Gary Elliott said there was nothing he could do, he lost his power steering and on the restart did not want to push up into McLean. Gary would have loved to win the feature but was happy with his best career OSCAAR finish on his 697th consecutive night of racing. Max Beyore kept his podium streak alive with a third place finish, on his first ever trip to Barrie Speedway.

Drivers on the Move: #79 John Harper started the feature event in fourteenth position. When the checker flag waved John had moved up eight positions to finish sixth. Andre Peppin made his first ever modified start in the George Woods owned #34 and was able to claim a fifth place finish after starting the event in 10th.

Bad Luck of the Event: Rookie of the year contender #99 Drew Stieler continues to have bad racing luck. Drew was the innocent victim in a late race crash that saw the team suffered major damage yet again. #88r Tommy Robb was also involved and suffered a sprained wrist and thumb. Brian McLean appeared to be ready to record a top five finish but a late race spin placed the #47 deep in the field.

Rookie Battle: Seven Hanover Holiday Modified Rookies where in attendance. The top rookie of the event was the #36 of Gary Elliott who finished second. #91N Max Beyore was second highest rookie followed by #26 Terry Baker, #61 Dustin Jackson, #88r Tommy Robb and #99 Drew Stieler

Car Count: 15

Top Qualifier: #91N Max Beyore

Pole Sitter: #2 Matt Barton

Heat Race Winners: #26 Terry Baker, #91N Max Beyore x2, #8 Gary McLean, #36 Gary Elliott, #88r Tommy Robb

Top Five in points:  1st #8 Gary McLean 201pts, 2nd #91N Max Beyore 194 pts, 3rd #36 Gary Elliott 182 pts, 4th #88r Tommy Robb 176 points, 5th #61 Dustin Jackson 175 pts

Next Event: Sunset Speedway June 28 -29, 2014 as part of Biederman Memorial weekend, two complete shows each day

Feature Finish: 1) #8 Gary McLean, 2) #36 Gary Elliott (r), 3) #91N Max Beyore (r) 4) Terry Baker (r) 5) #34 Andre Peppin 6) #79 John Harper 7) #2 Matt Barton 8) #61 Dustin Jackson (r) 9) #47 Brian McLean, 10) #7 Brent McLean, 11) #13 Bobby Tolton, 12) #14 Davey Terry 13) #88r Tommy Robb (r), 14) #99 Drew Stieler (r), 15) #77 Chad Strawn dns

OSCAAR 2014 Partners: Hanover Holidays, Hoosier Tire, Jenco Equipment, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Knightworks Designs Ltd, McGunegill Engine Performance, Midas of Orangeville, North Toronto Auction, Ontario Oval, Race Time Radio, Race2way, Reinhardt Trailers, South Shore Services, Stefko Race Engines

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Kevin Cornelius Picks Up First OSCAAR Win at Barrie