We had a decent night on Saturday. Made all three features, no issues, well none serious. Ran so so in the first feature, (the rain out from July 22nd) better in the second untill we got spun out, then stronger in the final feature. The full story will be on Diary of a Season 2017 later tonight, those stories are inside the Message Board under General Chat….our streak is now at 792……thanks for visiting our site.
Buttons and I spent Thursday at the Dairy Queen in Waterdown, supporting their Miracle Treat Day drive to raise money for McMasters Children Hospital. All proceeds from the sale of Blizzards went towards a special project for the McMaster Hospital. The store was busy all day and had many attractions besides Buttons and our Late Model. We were there from 11am until 8:30pm. Buttons did very well, though she was super tired when we got home. Thanks to Jayne Scala for hosting this event and allowing us to be part of it. … Continue reading →
It was a good night for our team overall. We didn’t win the feature, and we really wanted to, and we sure did try. Our 40th career feature win will have to be on hold for a while. The truth is, we have to drive so very hard with the HP we have, and it’s not enough. I would love to put a 604 in the car, add the weight and then run with the fastest cars. If our car is perfect, and I mean perfect in the turns, we can keep up but it’s a white knuckle ride. The good news is that we got our second win of 2017, both in the Modified. It was an amazing race. We’re now 5th in points. I will miss the next 2 Modified races, I do have a replacement, Rob DiVenanzo and he will fill in to keep our points up. The full details will be on Diary of a Season 2017. Thank you for visiting our site
This Saturday, July 29th, the Don Biederman Memorial comes to Flamboro Speedway. Don was perhaps the most aggressive stock car driver in Canadian history, and was he good. Most would agree that he would rank in the top two of Canadian Stock Car drivers. This picture was taken by Ashley McCubbin in 2016. Last year we won the second of two features, and I was presented a Don Biederman plaque, very special for me and my team. After two great runs, Sauble July 1st and Kawartha July 21st, we hope to repeat 2016 with our first win of the season, but an even bigger milestone…..our 40th career feature victory. Hoping for a great run tomorrow night…..we are ready. All our Diary of a Season 2017 have been updated and are complete on our Message Board……Thanks for visiting our site…..
The past weekend we were supposed to race Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Friday was great, Saturday we got the first feature in, but lost the second to rain, and Sunday was cancelled late Saturday night. This picture was after the feature at Kawartha…we were very happy. This weekend we race the Modified at Flamboro. We are looking forward to running our home track, especially with the past 2 performances, a 2nd at Sauble, and 6th at Kawartha. The Kawartha race was just as good as Sauble. It sure is encouraging to have the Mod back in contention. We also worked on the Late Model trying to get it closer to the rest of the field, and I am convinced once we fine tune the bump stops we will be within a tenth or so……crazy to think that could be with this 12 year old car, but we have closed the gap from 4 tenths to 2.3 tenths and still have more speed to get out of the car. Special thanks to my crew and sponsors for their awesome support in 2017 Thanks for visiting our site. … Continue reading →
What an awesome journey for David, Jeannie, Lloyd, Louie, Stephen, Lucy, Don and myself. We did 3 shows and one big race. No trouble going to the races or coming home and all shows were a great success. There were 39 cars trying to get in the show, 31 made it. We got in through a provisional. The car just couldn’t keep up. We had a mishap on lap 3, the car caught fire in the fuel tank area. It was put out but we went down 10 laps. We did return and completed as many laps as we could finishing 19th at the checker. I have been very busy this week working on the cars, and doing show and race reports for my email base. I will update Diary of a Season 2017 hopefully Saturday. I have 2 races to update, plus the 3 this weekend. All good…..that’s what I love to do. Thanks for visiting our site. … Continue reading →
In my long racing career I have raced many nights in a short time. But the next month will be frantic, with 7 races and 7 show events from July 8th till August 5th. It starts with Flamboro Speedway July 8th, Pro Late Model. Then we head east to Woodstock New Brunswick to stay with my nephew and his family Sunday night. On Monday July 10th we are on display at his Canadian Tire in Woodstock. Then we head to Moncton for dinner, then to my cousin Bill Elliott and his wife Natalie, where we will stay. Tuesday we head to Halifax to drop off our wheels to have tires mounted for the IWK 250, they will bring them to the track. On Wednesday we are on display at the Canadian Tire in Truro, then practice on Thursday at Riverside International Speedway, and Friday we are on display at the Walmart in Antigonish. Saturday we head to the race track, Monday we head home. We will be home Tuesday the 18th. We have 2 days to get the cars ready for a triple header that weekend…..OSCAAR Modified Kawartha July 21st, Flamboro Speedway Pro Late July 22nd and Sunday July 23rd … Continue reading →
Wow, all the work we did to improve our car paid huge dividends on Saturday night at Sauble Speedway. We got the car close at home during the week and made a few changes to improve the Mod for the feature. It was the first time in years that we were this strong. This photo by TW Robarts shows Cory Horner #79 leading with AJ Emms right on my tail and this photo was how the race went for the final 18 laps. I believe, had we changed gears like I thought we should, it would have given us more power, but I am very happy to finally have a competitive race. Thanks to my great crew and sponsors for their tremendous support. The full story is on Diary of a Season 2017. Thanks for visiting our site … Continue reading →