OSCA Hits Season Mid-Point

3 races are complete. With 3 left to go, most teams are focusing on what should be an exciting second half to the Ontario Street Car Association’s 2011 season…..

Going into the OSCA Summer Sizzler at Toronto Motorsport Park competitors knew if they wanted to be in contention for the final points championships, they would have to have a good showing to set them up for the second half.

Check out the reflection in the sunglasses! Kewl!

Tony Presto would better his chances at a repeat Super Street Championship taking his second win this season defeating event #2 winner John Carinci, in the finals. Carinci would battle traction issues all weekend trying to get the power from his twin turbo T/A to the ground. An .016 light in the finals showed he was set to kill but after getting dangerously close to the center line Carinci would have to roll out of the power and watch as Presto, who was a little off his pace would take the victory running 7.50.
A few new cars would take part in the hotly contested EZ Street class in race #3 but when all was said and done, the finals featured two of the classes best, Mark Azevado with his nitrous powered 68 Chevelle and the 1980 Corvette of Nino Meglio who’s power adder of choice is also nitrous oxide. Azevado would get a huge starting line advantage and stayed in front taking the victory running 7.91 to Meglio’s 7.98.
Tom Craig’s newly styled 84 Camaro would make its first appearance of 2011 and after a couple hard fought victories from his driver, Kelly “Holeshot” Cooper, the team would challenge Pro Stock newcomer Wayde Mahoney in his impressive blue 1991 Mustang in the finals. Cooper would chop down the tree again but the power of Mahoney’s Mustang would help him motor through to the win running 8.36 to Coop’s 8.58.
X275 was all the talk on the Ontario Street Legal Drag Racing message board over the winter months. There was alot of talk but when the time came to put up, or shut up, most chose to shut up. Easier said then done is an understatement as the 2 lone competitors of 2011, Darcy Cummins and Jeff Vance have done battle with varying degrees of success. With EZ Street power its easy to overpower such a narrow tire so finding the sweet spot can be as fun as it is challenging.  While some battled traction issues in qualifying, Cummins proved with his little 275’s that with the right setup the track would hook hard as he stood his nitrous powered 87 Camaro on the bumper with a wild wheelstand. Amazingly the car would hold together allowing him the opportunity to race and defeat Vance on Sunday in the finals.  

OSCA circuit racer recently staged their mid-season event

Other winners included:  
8.90 W-Brian Beaven  R/U-John Keck
9.90 W-Marc Carano  R/U-Louie Braccio
10.90 W-Lance Bisson  R/U-Mike Thompson
11.90 W-Matt Stoangi  R/U-Elan Imseis
12.90 W-Jarrod Kolne  R/U-Sean Brydges
Pro Comp W-Andy Faulkes  R/U-Chris Lozon
Open Comp W-Allen Cavana  R/U-Glenn Tovey
Bike/Sled Comp W-Nicole Meloche  R/U-Ray Philip 
Posted by Mark Ackert – Photos by Mark Ackert
Additional event photos can be viewed here:   http://www.dragnden.com/