Sanctioning body for the APC Pro Late Models, Qwick Wick Super Stocks and the OSCAAR Modifieds and Hot Rod tours will have a large presence at the show

The United Racing Series (URS) will return to the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by eBay Motors, with a large presence in the Inside Track Racing Zone presented by Stoneridge Specialty Insurance, in Hall 1B.

The URS is the promoter and sanctioning body of four Ontario touring series, having merged with OSCAAR during the off-season. The APC Late Model Series, Qwick Wick Super Stock Series, OSCAAR Modifieds and OSCAAR Hot Rods will all race under the URS umbrella in 2023.

The URS started in 2015, with the first APC Series season, and quickly grew in popularity as a place for Ontario’s top teams and drivers to compete under a unified rule book.

As part of their appearance at Motorama, the URS will have six vehicles on display in the Racers’ Corral. Representing the APC Series will be the #22 of reigning Rookie of the Year Kyle Steckly and the #31W of third-place points finisher Rick Spencer-Walt.

The #17 of Gerrit Tiemersma and #93 of Carson Nagy will represent the Qwick Wick Super Stocks, while Bryan Batty’s OSCAAR Modified and Kyle Wood’s OSCAAR Hot Rod will also be on display.

Alex Nagy, the new Director of Motorsports for the URS, says the organization’s booth will be a hub of information, with technical staff, sales staff, officials and executives all on hand.

“In the booth, we’ll have a bunch of information, tables, places where we can sit with customers or fans and talk about the sport, while looking at the cars right across the way,” said Nagy.

Motorama will take place March 10, 11 & 12 at The International Centre, across from Toronto’s Pearson Airport. With the show being a hive of activity for the motorsports community, Nagy sees it as a great opportunity for the URS.

“What’s always exciting is to try to stimulate new opportunities, whether it be getting fans out for the first time or new teams that have been looking around to see what they’re going to do next,” said Nagy. “It’s just an opportunity to get some one-on-one, not just greet our current fans and competitors, but also try to stimulate some interest for the future.”

The 2023 schedules for the four URS series have all been released. The APC Series will feature nine races at five tracks, beginning May 20 at Sunset Speedway, while the Qwick Wick Super Stocks will compete in five races at four tracks, starting June 17 at Peterborough Speedway.

The OSCAAR series will run nearly identical schedules, sharing race dates and tracks for 10 events, beginning May 27 at Flamboro Speedway. The Hot Rods will have an additional race on their agenda, scheduled for August 12 at Brighton Speedway.

The URS’ presence at Motorama will be the first step in a 2023 season where they expect to reach new heights, following their off-season expansion.

“I think together, our whole URS program will be a lot stronger with that growth,” said Nagy. “It will give our partners more opportunities as well, to tie into another 60 or so cars that we didn’t have before. It opens up opportunities on the marketing side. I know it’s going to help competitors and the OSCAAR brand to grow, so it’s just a win-win; I think the ceiling is very high and we’re looking to see where we can take it.”

For tickets and show info, visit MotoramaShow.com. To find out more about the United Racing Series and its various divisions, visit APCRacingSeries.com.