Dream Day for Robinson leads to First Career OSS win; Summer Scorcher 100 Review

Posted on: June 25th, 2024

When Brad Robinson and Robinson Racing drove through the back gate at Sunset Speedway, they had no idea that June 15th would be their breakout race. It was back in 2019 that the Huntsville, Ontario team joined the OSS and made their first start. In just this short amount of time, the #44 Muskoka Jet Ski Rentals team has grown in performance and partnerships. Brad had a solid start, earning his very first EcoTek Pole Award over Cory McAllister, defending race winner at Sunset and undefeated in his last four starts. 2022 Champion Kevin Trevellin continued his hot start to the 2024 season starting third, Todd Sheppard making his return would start fourth, and surprise entry Derek McCullough started fifth. Robinson took the green flag with McAllister and Trevellin hot on his heels, and would eventually relinquish the lead to McAllister early. The name of the race was cautions. Cautions, cautions, cautions, as the field struggled to stay clean throughout the 100 laps, resulting in only Trevellin and Robinson not being involved in one. The name of the game was lap traffic. Robinson had found his way back up to McAllister before the #71 Struyk Energy Systems Mustang bumped the lap car of Mark Patrick, in the Delaware Pump & Parts Chevrolet, causing a flat tire, which led to a spin with 23 to go. A big crash on a restart took out teammates Nathaniel Greenaway & Lora Authier, after Todd Sheppard spun off the front of McAllister. In the end, Robinson had to hold on to a hard -charging McAllister, who was furious in his fight to the front. Brad Robinson scored his very first OSS win, and in victory claimed it was all for his dad, Rob Robinson. Despite an up and down race, Cory McAllister finished second, extending his points lead over new second place in points Brendan Patrick, and Kevin Trevellin, who settled for fourth in the finish, just losing third to Patrick in the closing laps. It was a tough race for the #8 of Chad McGlynn, who struggled all day long, eventually settling in ninth. Next up for the Ontario Sportsman Series is the Burnouts at the Beach 100, at Sauble Speedway!