TORONTO, ON – A veteran of nearly two decades of Ontario short track competition, former Sauble Speedway regular Doug Fischer is more than ready to tackle the full OSCAAR Hot Rod Series tour in 2018.
“This is the most excited I’ve ever been in twenty years of racing,” smiles Fischer. “I think the [OSCAAR] Hot Rods are the best thing to happen in this province in a real long time. These are the cars I grew up driving and watching. It’s a trip down memory lane every time I walk in the shop. I’m like a kid in a candy store.”
Fischer made his debut with the series during September’s Velocity 250 event at Sunset Speedway and, after two days of racing, the former Sauble Speedway Pure Stock Rookie of the Year was hooked.
“Racing these cars is like going to the best car show on the planet,” explains the Toronto, ON native. “That weekend spent at Sunset gave us a huge head start for what we’re hoping to do next year.”
“This division is going to explode real soon – there’s no question in my mind,” continues Fischer. “I’m excited to have gotten in on the ground floor because the Hot Rods are going to be something that every fan in Ontario is talking about.”
The DogHouse Racing Founder admits his team was close to retirement prior to entering the Hot Rod Series but has been brought back into the heat of competition as he looks towards his 2018 campaign.
“We had one foot out the door at the beginning of last season,” says Fischer. “But the Hot Rod Series and everyone that helped us put this car together pulled us right back into the sport. Now, I’m more fired up than I’ve been in a long time.”
“I’ve found my passion for racing again. My heart is all the way into this series and this car and I am more than ready to do whatever I need to do to contend for wins this year.”