Shop Clean UP….Sort Through Awards…

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.
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Family and Crew Join The 800th Celebration Peterborough Speedway

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.

799 In The Books…..Not How We Wanted But That’s Racing

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.

Consecutive Streak Hits 797 Flamboro Speedway September 23rd

Of our 1243 total race nights, we will hit our 797th in a row at Flamboro Speedway tonight. Then it’s off to Sunset Speedway for their year end Velocity with the Modified. The Velocity is a 2 day deal with qualifying today. Rob Di Venanzo will quality our Mod for me to keep our points up. I will start scratch for tomorrows 40 lap event that will be 798…..Our streak started on June 5th 1987……thanks for visiting

Road to 800……..796 Complete

It’s been a long journey filled with many great memories. Also been a dedicated run to not give up at times.
It started on June 5th, a return to racing after a 2 day suspension in the Hobby Club. That new start has gone without a miss is in its 31st season.
We have accumulated 796 consecutive nights as of this past weekend, and with the hope of no rain over the next 4 race dates, we will hit our 800th consecutive night at Autumn Colors, Peterborough Speedway.
There are so many people to thank and I will make that post when we reach 800 in a row. Meanwhile, I thank God for the tons of blessings. I do want to thank Nonie for being there for me for the first 26 years, my son David, and daughter Shirley, and Quaker State who is my only sponsor that has been with me since this streak started.

Best Night This Year…..But Don’t Go By This Derek Smith Photo

We finally got our car running the best it has in 7 years. This wreck on lap one is too bad because we put down 7 laps in the low 15:4’s….I know, still off but much closer than we have been. The full story is on Diary of a Season 2017…..I am very excited about how strong our car is running. The engine is much better now with good power after I rebuilt the carb, the first time I did a carb overhaul in many years. I guess the TLC we have applied to the Pro Late Model this year, and especially lately, with David’s help, is finally paying off. I see us in the 15:3’s this coming weekend, first time since 2010, and that will still be slower than some but we’ve closed the gap and I finally feel confident with my car. Good crew, sponsors and attitude is helping us get this Pro Late Model where it should be.

Jukasa Motor Speedway….What A Day

We ran our Pro Late Model on the weekend with close to 40 other Pro Late Models in the APC Rankin Construction Twin 75’s. We had some good moments but finished 32nd and 25th, both poor finishes a result of carb and fuel issues……but no damage.
Congrats to Jason Hathaway on winning both features, and the new track owners for producing the nicest race track in Ontario, resulting in a packed house. Wishing you folks a successful journey with Jukasa Motor Speedway.
Thanks to David, Lloyd, Louie, Don, John, Rob and Tyler for helping out this weekend, and especially to David for his awesome spotting and getting our car set up to be competitive in this amazing historic race….the full story will be on Diary of a Season 2017 but Thursday afternoon…….thanks for visiting our site.