Darren Kearnan scores first career OSCAAR Modified feature victory

The OSCAAR Modiifeds saw yet another new face in victory lane as Darren Kearnan scored his first career OSCAAR Modified victory at Kawartha Speedway. Kearnan marks the sixth different winner this year thus far.

Chad Strawn won the first heat ahead of Justin Demelo, Shane Stickel, Branden Bullen, Ryan Dick and Darryn Wright.

Defending series champion Gary McLean won the second heat ahead of Kearnan, John Harper, Davey Terry and Mike Westwood.

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Brent McLean won the third heat ahead of Max Beyore, Lane Zardo, Brad Pearsall and Ted Patterson.

In the fourth heat, Stickel would go for a spin on lap one in turn three. Dick scored the win ahead of Demelo, Stickel, Bullen, Strawn and Westwood. Dick won the race with a last lap pass on Demelo on the outside coming to the line.

Kearnan won the fifth heat ahead of Gary McLean, Terry, Matt Barton, Harper and Westwood.

Beyore won the final heat ahead of Pearsall, Brent McLean, Zardo and Patterson.

Virtue of their qualifying efforts, Gary McLean started pole ahead of Brent McLean, Darren Kearnan, Max Beyore, Justin Demelo, Chad Strawn, Lane Zardo, Brad Pearsall, Ryan Dick, Shane Stickel, Branden Bullen, Davey Terry, John Harper, Ted Patterson, Mike Westwood, Matt Barton and Darryn Wright.

Gary McLean took the early lead ahead of Kearnan and Brent McLean. Demelo would pass Brent McLean on lap two to move into the third position, with Beyore passing Brent McLean on lap three to bump McLean back to fifth.

Darren Kearnan would get alongside Gary McLean, passing him to take over the lead before the caution flew on lap 10 for Pearsall going around. With 20 laps to go, Kearnan leads Gary McLean, Demelo, Beyore, Brent McLean, Strawn, Zardo, Terry, Stickel, Harper, Bullen, Patterson, Wright, Westwood, Pearsall and Dick.

Kearnan held the lead on the restart ahead of Demelo, Gary McLean and Beyore. Behind them, Brent McLean and Strawn battled side-by-side for fifth with McLean able to hold off Strawn. Terry then got alongside Strawn and passed him to take over the sixth position.

For the rest of the race, the field got strung out single-file as they made their way around the fast Kawartha Speedway oval with Darren Kearnan crossing the finish line first for the win. Justin Demelo finished second, followed by Max Beyore, Gary McLean, Brent McLean, Davey Terry, Chad Strawn, Lane Zardo, Shane Stickel, Matt Barton, Ryan Dick, Brad Pearsall, John Harper, Branden Bullen and Darryn Wright.

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