OWEN SOUND, ON – The OSCAAR Hot Rod division stands to get another competitor this weekend, as former Ltd. Late Model competitor Doug Fischer readies to make his season debut at one of the biggest events of the 2017 campaign.
“I’m always excited for a new challenge,” exclaims Fisher. “As soon as OSCAAR went public with their Hot Rod concept, I knew it was something that I wanted to be a part of.”
“There isn’t a racecar in Ontario that looks cooler than these things. These are true eye-catchers. It’s what the province has been buzzing about – so that’s exactly where our team wants to be.”
Fischer’s ride – a 1971 Nova – is in the midst of final preparations with Shaun McWhirter of Streamline Race Products. Not only is the new entry a guaranteed contender for ‘Best Appearing’, Fischer is confident his entry is ready to jump into contention right away.
“This car was a true barn find,” says the one-time Sauble Speedway regular of his brand new build. “We came across it and knew right away that it would be perfect for this division.”
“Streamline Race Products has really made it shine,” adds Fischer. “They put it together for us and it’s looking absolutely gorgeous. I can’t wait to get behind the wheel of this car. I already feel like this division is going to be home for a long time.”
When asked his opinion on the current state of the Hot Rod roster, Fischer gives credit to the division’s standouts and notes what type of uphill climb he imagines is awaiting him this weekend.
“There’s a lot of fantastic competition in the [Hot Rod] division right now,” observes the Owen Sound, ON racer. “It’s not going to be a walk in the park to try and get out there and go toe-to-toe with these guys. Tyler Hawn has been fast all year and Dan Archibald is good in anything he drives. These guys are some of the best of the best.”
“We’re so excited to get this car on track and start mixing it up,” continues Fischer. “This is going to be the next division to really explode in Ontario and the Velocity could very well be the event that helps that happen.”