Special thanks to Jeff Warnes for coming to my place a few times over the past few weeks to do some cleaning and purging of trophies we’ve won over the years. Looks like we didn’t get rid of many, and we’ve given away a few in the past 2 years. We did fill a plastic container with trophies to be given out. Thanks for visiting our site.
Well, it is down to the bare bones now. We wanted to do a face lift on our Modified and go for the Championship in 2018, our 50th year. Louie has been a great help getting the car stripped. We already have a new fuel cell, rad and electric fan, and we will order many other new parts before the car is ready to race. More pictures soon as we make progress. Thanks for visiting our site. … Continue reading →
We have started on our 2018 race program. My goals are simple, go for the OSCAAR Modified title, and compete as competitively as we can in the Pro Late Model series at Flamboro with my son David…but with a new program there….more on that later. I wanted to get an early start because 2018 is our 50th season and a lot is already in the works. Besides apparel, hats, t-shirts, and hoodies, I want to get bikes and Frisbees to be given away. The goal is 2 bikes per night for the full schedule we run. I will be posting more about my sponsors and schedule, and other plans we have for 2018 including a press release to be done before the end of this month. Thanks for visiting. … Continue reading →
We had a great season with the Modified. Of the 9 features we ran, all nine were in the top 10 and four of those 9 in the 5. We had 3 heat wins and a few others in the top three. We moved into 5th in points on the last night of racing, giving us top five in all four seasons so far with OSCAAR Mods. Congrats to my crew for their hard work and thank you so much to my valued sponsors. 2018 is already under way in terms of plans, and work. Thanks for visiting our site. … Continue reading →
Here are some of my family, Gehrig, Megan, and Brianna, and crew, Lloyd, Louie, Stephen, Lucy, Ken and friends, at the start finish line for a few photos, courtesy of Ashley McCubbin. I had the honor, earlier, to take Ron Johnstone’s ashes for one lap around the Peterborough Speedway oval, while Amazing Grace was being played….so awesome. Ron was a good friend, wanted to come to Nova Scotia with us this past summer, but we could not make it work with him. He passed away in the late summer. I met his family, they were very happy Ron got another lap around the track, a place he was the starter 50 years ago. Truly a blessed day and time for me, my family and crew. … Continue reading →
Well we did it, and God had His hand upon the outcome. How good was it to have our final night at maybe the biggest show, Autumn Colors Classic at Peterborough Speedway. We lost 3 races to rain, I accidentally called Jukasa Speedway a 2 race show and it was only one. we did get a race added in by OSCAAR when promoter Brian Stoddish asked Dave Gainforth if the Modifieds would race at his track in the fall Velocity and of course the answer was yes. With the mix ups, rain outs and additions, it worked out perfect, our 800th night on the final night of the year and on the eve of our 50th season, 2018. It would have been so disappointing to have #800 on opening day next spring…so thank you Lord. Also, thank you to Nonie, my family, all my crews and sponsors, my competitors, their crews, promoters and their staff and everyone who helped make it happen, because I could not have done this by myself….thank you all and God bless. … Continue reading →
We will hit our 800th consecutive night of racing at the 3 day Autumn Colors Classic in Peterborough. Ironically our 700th consecutive night was also in the Modified at Sunset Speedway. I am very proud of this accomplishment and grateful to all those who have made it possible. First I thank God for providing me with a great family, crew, sponsors, competitors, fans, promoters and all their families. I thank God for strength, good health, safety, provision, wisdom and the many ways He has blessed me. This will also be our final race of 2017. We are looking forward to our 50th full season of racing in 2018. How great has this journey been, to race this long. Thank you Lord, thank you everyone who helped along the way. … Continue reading →
We finished our 799th night at Flamboro with the car getting beat up pretty bad in the final feature with 15 to go. The full report will be on Diary of a Season 2017 on our Message Board, General Chat section. I re-injured my back and ribs, similar to 1999, so I will be very sore this coming weekend for Autumn Colors Classic at Peterborough Speedway…..our 800th consecutive night. … Continue reading →