David Elliott Announces Retirement….An Amazing Career No Doubt

Here is David’s post on Face Book re his announcement to retire.   It is tough for me to know he won’t be back.  I wanted him to race cars from the time he was a child.  I am so proud of my son, he truly had an amazing career with over a dozen Championships, and well over 50 career feature wins.  David will eventually  be in both the Hobby (CVM)  and Flamboro Speedway Hall of Fame, a well deserving honor for such a great racer.

David’s Announcement
I am officially retiring from racing.   2018 was great season to split the driving with my dad. I would like to take the time to thank all the people who have helped me starting with my mom Nonie Elliott and dad Gary Elliott, I couldn’t have raced without them supporting me for the last 18 years and letting me do what I love.

The crew…. I may miss a few from the past but I really appreciate everyone that took time out of there busy schedule to help me, Ed Askin, Brett Paveling, Peter Snook, Wendy Susan, Big Jim Hulzinga, Jim Sweers, Lisa Sweers, Will Morrison, Jonathon Robert Morrison, Dave Lewis, Shannon Scott-Lewis Mike Lewis, Jeff Searles, Dave Pereira, Bob Pereira, Kenny Stenhouse Jr., Kelly Hallettt. Gehrig Halliday Steffon Zoskey, Marty Hagen, Shirley Elliott, Lauren Halliday aka little bumble bee, Philbert Porcupine, Jeff Shaw , Dave Hennessey, Jeff Warnes, Ron Warnes Susan Bates Bill Hyslop, and many more. Without all these people and the sponsors I have had I could not have raced. Thanks to all the friends and fans I have made through racing.

Ray Hughes , Sharon Yost was awesome to race against in the Canadian Vintage Modifieds and Scott Carolle Lyons was a great competitor in the Late Models. Special thanks goes out to Jr Hanley and amazing man that helped me when ever I asked.

Thank you and hope to see you at the track!

OSCAAR Banquet…We Win Best Appearing Car….and Don Hawn Sportsman of the Year Awards.

I was so blessed at the OSCAAR banquet, not only to have three of my sponsor reps there, Quaker State, Lincoln Electric and Grind Stone Property Management, but also one of my crew members Stephen and Lucy Lippert.  We won both the Best Appearing Car and Sportsman of the Year awards.
This was the 15th time for our team to win Best Appearing Car,  the first time in OSCAAR Modifieds.  The Don Hawn Sportsman Award was our 12th time winning the Sportsman of the Year award and the 4th time in the 5 years we’ve raced in OSCAAR.
My sponsors and crew had a great night, as did everyone that was there.  It was truly a fun event with lots of couples dancing and boys doing shop talk.  The venue was very nice and the food was awesome. Thanks to Dave Gainforth and his team for putting on an excellent year end festivity.

Pro Late Model For Sale

Great deal for someone starting out or wanting to improve.
604 engine (Stefco rebuild) ….VDL carb, tri-y headers…2 speed Richmond transmission .
Lots of spares including 4 more chrome wheels , on board fire system, radio’s incuded
History
Championship car….2014,2015
2nd in 2016 by 2 points
4th in 2018
Finished 19th of 45 cars at Jukasa Speedway 200 lapper
Oil changes done after every week….Quaker State
$14,500 turn key. Message me if you have any questions

Hoping to get a newer car for me to race in 2019

Remembrance Day….Thank You Dad….And All Those Who Served

My Dad left his family and his Nova Scotia home, to go to France to fight against the Nazi drive to take over Europe. What really upset Dad was when Hitler suggested they would be heading to Canada after Europe.
Dad was 19. He drove a jeep and a big truck taking supplies to soldiers.
While overseas his Mom (Ally) died.  Losing his Mom while he was so far away hurt him more than anything else. He came home a very hurt and an angry young man.
He would carry hurts from this war for years, and did his best to love and care for his family in spite of all his battles.   Dad became a top welder for the Boiler Makers Union and often fixed my race cars.
God bless you Dad and all those who served in the crazy wars on this planet.

Octoberfest October 13th……Last Race of 2018

I will be driving the Late Model at Flamboro Speedway tomorrow for the annual Octoberfest Classic.  It will be a cool day but I am looking forward to closing out the season racing my Quaker State Impala, supporting all my sponsors, fans and Flamboro Speedway.
Hope to see you there…….Diary of a Season 2018 has been updated after Peterborough Speedway’s ACC.
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Dave Franks photo.

7th Win of 2018 Helps Us Finish 4th In OSCAAR Points

Thanks to Morgan Amber for this photo.   This was one of my toughest wins of 2018 with our heat filled with fast cars including Cory Horner who once restarted outside of me with 4 laps to go.   Good restarts and a great handling car allowed us to win our 7th race of 2018, the most wins since 2014.
We will start rebuilding the Modified in November.
Meanwhile we have one more race for 2018, Octoberfest at Flamboro Speedway.
This will be my 17th night of racing this season, short of our average but still not too bad for me.
Once the season is done I will recap “49 Years of Stats”…..calling it “50 Years of Stats”.
More updates this week, but going to finish Diary of a Season 2018, race report #16.
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Happy Birthday David….So Proud of My Children

Today is David’s birthday.   When he was 10 years old I told him we were going down town Toronto to meet a friend of mine who was going to give me something for the race car.   We stood opposite Maple Leaf Gardens for a long time and I said “maybe he’s not going to show”.    Then I pulled out 2 tickets for the hockey game….he was very excited.
We sat in row J seat 10 on October 10th 1981…..great night.
I will be updating Autumn Colors Classic Thursday, I finally got lots of pictures.
This picture is from 1974 when David was 3 and I was 27….yikes.
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