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Jim Bowman Finishes Seventh in OSCAAR Return

jimbowman_mikekeiersAfter spending a year away from the sport, Jim Bowman made his return to the OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Model ranks this past weekend with a top-10 finish.

Bowman started off the night by finishing fourth in his first heat, followed by a fourth in his second heat despite contact.

Come feature time, he’d run solidly throughout the 50 lap affair, laying down solid lap times en route to a seventh place finish.

Power To Go Motorsports is proud to be supported by Hall’s Heat & Cool Incorporated, Re/Max Canada and Hanover Holidays, and welcomes fans to stay tuned to the team website at http://powertogo63.comfor further updates.

Press Release by: Ashley McCubbin / ashleymccubbin17@gmail.com

Photo by Mike Keiers – http://www.cableguyphotos.com

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Jim Bowman to Miss OSCAAR Season Opener at Flamboro Speedway

Power To Go Motorsports’ Jim Bowman will unfortunately not be in attendance this weekend at Flamboro Speedway for the season opener.

“There are some parts en route from the United States and there was a mix up and they won’t be delivered until Tuesday,” Bowman said. “Power To Go Motorsports are very disappointed but are treating it like they poked the bear and will be coming out on a mission for the remainder of the season.”

The next race of the season is scheduled for June 18 at Flamboro Speedway.

Power To Go Motorsports Partners with Hall’s Heat and Cool Incorporated

hallsELORA, Ontario — Jim Bowman and Power To Go Motorsports are proud to announce that they will have partnered with Hall’s Heat and Cool Incorporated of Guelph, Ontario for the 2016 season. The company will be an associate sponsor on Power To Go Motorsports’ OSCAAR Super Late Model, OSCAAR Hot Rod Series car, and OSCAAR Modified for the upcoming season and beyond.

“We have never thought about this type of advertising but after viewing the product Power To Go has to offer we knew it was a very good fit for our company,” Hall’s Heat and Cool Inc. President Todd Harrison commented.

Hall’s Heat & Cool Inc. offers a variety of services that will keep your home comfortable all year around. Their highly trained & licensed technicians are able to repair or install a variety of heating and cooling products that will help you to maintain a comfortable environment for you & your family. Learn more by visiting their website at http://www.hallsheatcool.com/.

After making a single start last season, Bowman is set to run the full OSCAAR Super Late Model schedule – 10 races across five different speedways in Ontario – this season. The last time he ran the full schedule was in 2013, when he finished ninth in the season-ending standings.

“I am very excited with the race tracks in the tour this year and the amount of races in the schedule,” he commented. “It makes it more economical for a team to be able to compete at it’s highest level. We have invested a large amount of capital into the car with the new rules package and realized what we had before just wasn’t going to get the job done.”

Hall’s Heat & Cool will be join Re/Max Canada and Hanover Holidays on Bowman’s car for the 2016 season.

 

Power To Go Motorsports welcomes fans to stay tuned to the team website at http://powertogo63.comfor further updates as they become available.

Power To Go Motorsports is seeking for marketing partners for the upcoming season. If interested, do not hesitate to get in touch with Jim Bowman at jimbowman63@hotmail.com. 

 

Press Release by: Ashley McCubbin / ashleymccubbin17@gmail.com

Jim Bowman To Run OSCAAR Super Late Model Series This Season

DSCF5012ELORA, ONTARIO — Power To Go Motorsports is proud to announce that Jim Bowman will be returning to the OSCAAR Super Late Model Series this upcoming season, running the No. 63 Chevrolet with sponsorship from Re/Max Canada and Hanover Holidays.

The 2016 season will see Bowman run 10 races across five different speedways in Ontario – Peterborough Speedway, Flamboro Speedway, Sauble Speedway, Delaware Speedway and Full Throttle Motor Speedway.

“I am very excited with the race tracks in the tour this year and the amount of races in the schedule,” he commented. “It makes it more economical for a team to be able to compete at it’s highest level. We have invested a large amount of capital into the car with the new rules package and realized what we had before just wasn’t going to get the job done.”

Bowman made a single start last season, finishing 11th at Flamboro Speedway. The last time he ran the full schedule was in 2013, when he finished ninth in the season-ending standings.

“Last year we were elated to be able to compete at one race in 2015, more for proof we can overcome anything given the serious health issues that was diagnosed to me very early in the year,” he said. “Having gotten that under control was priority one but making that race was the triumph of all that hard work.

The veteran feels he will be competitive this upcoming season given the amount of invested into the program, and the updates that they have made.

“The toughest part was trying to keep things a little quieter rather then broadcast the changes we are making,” he said. “I feel that we will have a car that can win each time we unload at the race track. We are also putting in a considerable amount of time in practice at these tracks to iron out problems before race day even arrives.”

As Bowman prepares for the upcoming season, he’s keeping all the lessons learned over the years in mind, including the biggest in knowing the amount of sacrifices involved.

“Time and money is a very large part of it but your entire lifestyle and family also makes the sacrifice right along side with you,” he noted. “I have been very fortunate to have good people around me and my son’s Kyle and Cody have been so understanding and supportive that I am not sure I can ever thank them enough. I have been blessed with having Shari Ladds come into my life and not only support me but also keep me focused on the entire picture and not get hung up on the small stuff. Her love and support has been the greatest gift. With all this, I am very excited about 2016 and all that it will bring.”

Bowman and Power To Go Motorsports would like to thank the sponsors that have been supported them in the past, present and future, as well as OSCAAR and their dedicated staff.

Power To Go Motorsports welcomes to stay tuned to the team website at http://powertogo63.com for further updates as they become available.

Power To Go Motorsports is seeking for marketing partners for the upcoming season. If interested, do not hesitate to get in touch with Jim Bowman at jimbowman63@hotmail.com. 

 

Press Release by: Ashley McCubbin / ashleymccubbin17@gmail.com

Power To Go Motorsports Announces Return to OSCAAR

DSCF7738ELORA, Ontario — Power To Go Motorsports announced that they are returning to the track this upcoming race season.

 

With support from both Scott Field Racing and Hanover Holidays, PTG is set to return to OSCAAR competition.

 

Team owner Jim Bowman announced that he is “no longer retired” and will be competiting in the OSCAAR Super Late Model division in 2015. Bowman’s last time running the full schedule was in 2013, where he finished ninth in points.

 

PTG also announced that they will be fielding an Outlaw Modified and Outlaw Hurricane Midget, set to be driven by Chris Bowman. There will also be an additional Outlaw Hurricane Midget, set to driven by Parker Bowman.

 

Lastly, 79-year-old Albert Bowman will be driving a late model on occasion at Flamboro Speedway.

 

“We are extremely excited for the 2015 season and will have announcements with sponsors soon but plenty of room still exists on all cars for promotion partnership with our advertising and promotions company,” Jim Bowman said. “Bowman Racing truly has “The Tradition” continuing. Thank you Shari Ladds love and support in bringing my dream back to life.”

 

With the season just over three months away, there will be certainly be more announcements to be made in the coming weeks. Power To Go Motorsports welcomes to stay tuned to the team website at http://powertogo63.com for further updates as they become available.

 

Power To Go Motorsports is seeking for marketing partners for the upcoming season. If interested, do not hesitate to get in touch with Jim Bowman at jimbowman63@hotmail.com.

 

 

 

Press Release by: Ashley McCubbin

Jim Bowman battles to a 14th place finish in Autumn Colours Classic

DSCF7695Despite being a lap down at one point and being involved in a wreck, Jim Bowman would finish 14th in the 50 lap OSCAAR Super Late Model Autumn Colours Classic feature.

Bowman started the weekend off by finishing sixth in both of his heats. As a result, he would qualify 18th for the feature.

The feature was originally scheduled for Sunday, but due to rain, it was forced to run Thanksgiving Monday. Bowman would start 18th and escaped the first incident at lap seven when Ed Bowlby spun on the frontstretch. Bowman used the caution as an opportunity to come down pit road for adjustments.

The second caution would fly seven laps later for Jeff Dunford’s spin. Bowman once again headed down pit road, restarting 20th.

On the restart, there’d be a multi-car incident after Derrike Tiemersma and Brad Corcoran got together. Bowman escaped the incident and would move up to the 14th position.

Though on the restart, Bowman would be passed by four cars, slipping back to 18th by the fourth caution at lap 17 for Dunford spinning once again. On the restart, Tiemersma spun in turn two, bumping Bowman up to 17th.

The race would see a good size green flag stretch after the second attempt at a restart, going green all the way till the sixth caution at lap 31 for Dunford and Shane Gowan getting together. Bowman had fallen a lap down to race leader Brandon Watson during the green flag run, though with the caution, was able to get back on the lead lap due to the Lucky Dog award. He would head down pit road for adjustments, restarting 18th.

The seventh caution came out two laps later for Quinn Misener spinning. With the restart coming with 18 laps to go, Bowman would restart 18th. Bowlby spun on the restart, moving Bowman up to 17th.

At lap 34, J.R. Fitzpatrick spun, collecting a couple others. This allowed Bowman to move up to the 16th position.

Though on the restart, Bowman would slip back a couple spots to 18th by the time the next caution flew for George Wilson spinning off turn two. He would move into 17th by the second last caution at lap 46 for Misener going around. On the restart, Tiemersma and Corcoran got together collecting some others. The process of that wreck and some hard racing in the final four laps would result in Bowman moving up to 14th by the time the checkered fell.

Check out http://www.powertogo63.com for photos from the weekend.

As a result of a successful season, Bowman would finish the year ninth in points.  Special thanks to Re/Max Canada, Hanover Holidays and TMG Mortgages – Dinah Stellings for their support all season long. Also, special thanks to the fans for their support as well.

Jim Bowman Finishes 18th in Rain Shortened Event at Sunset Speedway

DSCF5012Following a mid-race incident, Jim Bowman would finish 18th in the rain shortened OSCAAR Super Late Model Feature at Sunset Speedway.

Bowman started the afternoon off by finishing fifth in his heat.

Come feature time, Bowman started 17th in the feature and continued to battle hard, looking to improve his position. However, trouble struck the Power To Go Motorsports team on lap 14 when Bowman got tangled up with Quinn Misener on the fronstretch. The contact resulted in heavy nose damage to Bowman’s Super Late Model. After a lengthy pit stop, the damaged nose was removed and Bowman headed back out on track.

Bowman restarted at the tail of the field and looked to begin climbing back through the running order once again when the caution would come out for rain on lap 20. As a result, the race would be called, 30 laps before competition. Bowman was running 18th at the time of the rain.

Due to the racing being called before reaching halfway, OSCAAR announced that they will not give out points for position, but rather “show-up points”.

“Under OSCAAR rules, a race must reach the halfway point in order to be considered official for drivers to earn points in the championship standings,” OSCAAR released. “The heat races were completed and drivers will receive the appropriate points for their heat race efforts. All drivers will receive 50 ‘show-up’ points towards their championship standings.”

Check out http://www.powertogo63.com for photos from the night.

Special thanks to Re/Max Canada, Hanover Holidays and TMG Mortgages – Dinah Stellings for their support.

The final event of the 2013 OSCAAR Super Late Model this season will be the 21st Autumn Colors Classic on October 11th.