Matt Barton and Brad Stevenson win OSCAAR Modified Autumn Colors Friday Heats

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While most teams come to Autumn Colors to play, it’s a different story for OSCAAR as this event marks their final points event of the season.

Gary McLean has been strong this year, leading by 54 points over Brent McLean. As a result, Gary McLean clinches his second straight OSCAAR Modified feature by running his first heat. McLean is also guaranteed pole for the 30 lap feature due to winning the Chase for the Colors event in August.

While McLean and Shane Stickel locked themselves into the front row virtue of the Chase for the Colors, everybody else would have to focus on their heats to determine their starting spot.

Matt Barton won the first heat ahead of Mike Westwood, Dave Osbourne, Brian McLean, Justin Jones, Justin Demelo, the 00, John Harper, Justin Jackson and the 4.

There’d be a caution at lap four in the second heat for debris. Then on lap six, Tim Burke would get into Bobby Tolton in turn four. Brad Stevenson would win the heat driving Chad Strawn’s OSCAAR Modified, followed by Brent McLean, Gary McLean, Darren Kearnan, Rod Sauder, Tommy Robb, Davey Terry, Tolton and Ryan Dick.

Qualifying continued on the Saturday, with features scheduled originally for the Sunday, but moved to Monday due to rain.

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Joining mid-2013 season, Ashley McCubbin is now the Managing Editor and contributes to each racing division as needed. Since studying journalism at the University of Guelph-Humber, Ashley has published articles on a couple of different websites, while serving as a public relations representative for different short track teams. Born in North York, Ontario, Ashley currently lives in Bradford, Ontario and spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area. She has spent her entire life at the short track level, falling in love with the sport at the age of five. Beyond her love of short track racing, she also has grown an interest for both NASCAR and the IndyCar Racing Series. She also enjoys taking photos and working on websites, while playing a couple rounds of Candy Crush afterwards.