MOUNT FOREST, ON – After successful back-to-back appearances at Sunset’s Velocity 250 and Flamboro’s Frostoberfest events last Fall, Ontario Short Track veteran Doug Fischer will hit the road fulltime this summer, following the full OSCAAR Hot Rod Series schedule to speedways across the province.
“As soon as we got off the track at Flamboro last October, we knew that we were hooked,” Stars the , ON native in reference to his family-owned team’s decision to commit to the full 11-race season.
“We made a deal with the guys at SRP to provide week-to-week support as far as maintenance and setup goes,” adds Fischer. “Now, we’ve got some of the best people in the sport standing with us and one of the best looking cars in Ontario in our shop. We’re ready to make a big time impact in 2018.”
Fischer makes sure to heap praise on Shaun McWhirter and his Streamline Race Products team as he readies for a full campaign spent behind the wheel of the ride he’s coined ‘The Nasty Nova’.
“I’m not sure that Shaun and his team get the credit that they should when it comes to their work,” says Fischer.
“They’ve worked relentlessly on our car and it’s given me a tonne of confidence in what we can accomplish on tour this Summer. The car – truth be told – is an absolute work of art. I couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to drive it all season.”
And, like many on the OSCAAR Hot Rod roster, Fischer exudes a belief that the burgeoning tour is set to become something special within Ontario’s short track scene.
“As soon as I experienced the fan reception during the two events we competed in at the end of 2017, I knew the [OSCAAR Hot Rod Series] was something I needed to commit myself to,” explains the veteran.
“This thing is going to be huge,” adds Fischer. “Just look at what’s happened in the first year. The buzz is through the roof right now. Everyone I talk to wants to know about the series and where it’s headed this year. It’s a really, really exciting time. I’m honoured to have gotten in on the ground floor with the rest of these teams.”