New Car? Not A Problem, as Cory McAllister wins Sauble

Posted on: July 5th, 2023

When Cory McAllister joined the OSS full time in 2023, he knew the path to victory could be within reach. Following his first career win at Full Throttle, things for the Two Speed Motorsports driver were looking pretty good. Then, Sunset happened. A mechanical issue caused his #71 to spin from second place and back into the turn three wall, ending his night. Toasting to the fans with a beer in hand, given to him from a fan in the beer garden, McAllister wondered what could have been, as in three races he had two DNFs, with one win. After getting back to the pits, McAllister learned of the severity of the damage. Cory’s plan was to battle for a championship in both OSS and Sunset’s Super Stock Series, but the damaged car was testing his patience, his wallet, and leading to a ton of time in the shop, resulting in the very real possibility he would not make it to the fourth round of the OSS Championship, at Sauble Speedway. Luckily, an old Kevin Gallant car became available, and McAllister went to work. In no time at all, the car was purchased, wrapped, and on its way for the Racin’ The Waves 100 at Sauble, Presented by OSS Partners Kilton Inc., Reinhart Auctions, & Shelby Signs and Graphics. Connor James, the current points leader, won pole, but had his time disallowed following a disqualification in tech, meaning Derek McCullough would win his second career WMI Pole Award! However, on the start, the CPE Services Ltd. #38 Dodge would immediately get passed by McAllister, rocketing to the front in his newly acquired car. McAllister and veteran Chad McGlynn in the Kilton Inc./Marken Performance Kitchener Ford would battle back and forth, sharing the lead multiple times. The race at Sauble was one of attrition, with multiple caution flags claiming several victims, including Sean Mangin, Mark Patrick, Brendan Patrick & Doug Cathcart. One of the most noticeable struggles during the night was the #44 Muskoka Jet Ski Rentals/North Country Communications Chevrolet of Brad Robinson, who struggled with pace all day, before eventually retiring early with a mechanical issue. In the closing laps, McAllister’s #71 Struyk Energy Systems/Epic Racewear/Two Speed Motorsports Camaro found a familiar foe chasing him, the #4 Airedale Carriers Inc./Islip Flo Controls Camaro of Points leader Connor James. James & McAllister put on a great show at Full Throttle, and once again at Sunset, but this one was even more exciting, with the #4 hunting down McAllister in the closing laps. James tried to close enough, but was unable to do so, and Cory McAllister won the Racin’ the Waves 100. James finished second, with Chad McGlynn, Michael Hryniuk Jr., and Doug Cathcart rounding out the top five. McCullough battled to finish sixth over Kevin Trevellin in seventh. Sean Mangin, Mark Patrick, and Ollie Ferguson rounded out the top ten.

McAllister had a lot to say following his second win of the season “This win is dedicated to my crew. When we unloaded, we were way off the pace. No one gave up and they went to work and changed a lot! We used qualifying as a practice and felt confident following. I was definitely getting nervous with all the restarts, but it all worked out! Sauble is close to our home town, it was great seeing tons of fans out! Now to get back to the shop to get our primary car ready for Delaware!”

Connor James extended his points lead over Chad McGlynn, McAllister, Hryniuk Jr. and Sean Mangin.

The OSS hits the track next on July 14 at Delaware Speedway, for the Akal Steel 100!