Super Late Models series’ points leader Brandon Watson (No.9) won last weekend at Peterborough, leading all 50 laps in the process. Watson's consistency is the primary reason he sits atop the standings, he has yet to finish outside the top-five, and more of the same is expected come Sunday afternoon.
The Stayner, Ont. driver is the latest winner at Kawartha, in last September's Don Biederman Memorial. Kawartha has also served as Watson's home track, so expect another strong finish from the top-gun.
Andrew Gresel (No.81) has quickly proven himself to be a force on the tour during his rookie season. Gresel has three podium finishes this season, including a win at Sauble Speedway and second-place finish last week at Peterborough. Gresel over took the Rookie points lead last Saturday with his runner-up finish and will be eager to earn another finish inside the top-three in his first Super Late Model trip to Kawartha.
Derrick Tiemersma (No.7) has continued his string of consistent runs, finishing third at Peterborough last weekend. Tiemersma has narrowly missed his first victory since 2010 on a couple of occasions this season and may only need the right circumstances to find the checkered flag. Look for Tiemersma's seventh finish inside the top-five this season.
Sunday marks the second race of the back half of the 2013 OSCAAR Modified tour and the series' sophomore trip to Kawartha Speedway. This weekend's feature event will be 30 laps in length, five laps longer than the previous outing.
Series points’ leader Gary McLean (No.8) won his third feature of the season last weekend at Peterborough Speedway, but, at the time of publication, his entry in to Sunday's show was unconfirmed. McLean's wife, Linda, underwent a major surgery this week and the defending champion warned he may have to miss the race to follow her recovery process.
Last season's rookie-of-the-year Davey Terry (No.14) suffered a DNF as a result of a broken motor last weekend, but returns to the tour today attempting to repeat his second-place finish from one year ago. Terry has said Kawartha has become one of his favourite tracks and the sophomore driver is eyeing the high-banked oval for his first career victory.
Matt Barton (No.2) is expected to return to the tour Sunday after a two-race hiatus. Barton, who is running a partial schedule this season, sat fourth in the championship standings before taking the break. This marks Barton's first trip to Kawartha in an open-wheel modified and the second-year driver has historically performed well on large ovals, including Delaware Speedway.
Racing gets underway at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday August 11 for the OSCAAR Modifieds, who will be joined by the OSCAAR Super Late Models for their 50-lap main event and Brighton's Speedways Vanderlaan dirt Pro Late Models for an exhibition show. The pit gate will open at 11:00am for competitors.
A 'Show & Shine' will begin at 12:00 p.m. when spectator gates open, with over 100 hot rods expected to be in attendance for the Syracuse Nationals and Right Coast Cars associated event.