We take great pride in bringing the best looking car we can for the beginning of the season, and keep it that way all year. We do it for our sponsors, and for the fans. When I was just a kid, maybe 5, I always picked the best looking car to win. He didn’t always win, but was still my favorite.
In this picture, it’s clear to see, that we’re not the only ones who take a ton of pride in bringing a good looking machine. Davey Terry #14 and his team always keep their car immaculate as well. The Modifieds have really stepped up their fan appeal with the paint schemes and lettering efforts for 2015, many of them very nice looking cars.
Our team wants to congratulate #14 Davey Terry and his team on winnng the Best Appearing Car for Part 1 of the Rick Woolner Memorial. The fan voting was close between Davey and Gary McLean #8, but the 3 time OSCAAR Champion would have to settle for runner up in the voting……PS…..finishing 2nd in Best Appearing was one thing, but what really hurt, was settling for 3rd in the feature.
Way to go Davey Terry….this great shot provided by OSCAAR photographer Todd D Walden
Wow, it sure was a wild night for us. 16 cars made it out and most of them were fast. some struggled others will be better next time we go to complete the Twin 50 Memorial race.
Our car was set up Friday by Wylie Motorsports. My son David was a big help as well. It was awesome and quick from the start. I made a mistake, mostly because I was working with my crew to get things organized. They did awesome as well. But in the confusion I forgot to get a transponder and during time trials my laps did not count and we were penalized and had to start last in both heat races. We finished 4th and 7th putting us 12th of 16 cars.
The feature was awesome for us, we ended up 2nd beating a hard charging Gary McLean who paced us the final 12 laps, but closed in on our bumper on the final 2 laps when we got into traffic. We crossed the line in 2nd and both Matt Smith, who did an awesome job spotting, were ecstatic.
Congrats to Shane Sticle on his win, and Gary McLean for a podium finish and racing me clean.
The full story on this race and the past 3 will be updated by Monday on Diary of a Season 2015.
Thank you for visiting our site.
Special thanks to my crew last night, and to Scott and Rick Wylie for gearing us up. 50 laps of no handling issues. Very nice .
On Saturday May 16th the 13 race OSCAAR Modified season began at Sunset Speedway. Our goal this year is to win the series championship. It will be a real challenge for us, there are lots of fast cars, but no championship is easy. Our crew were awesome this weekend. Marty, Billy, Jim and Karen kept busy getting us through tech, sizing tires and making sure we were ready for our first set of hot laps. Matt and Jon were unable to make it this day, Matt had to work and couldn’t get to the track. Hopefully they can make our next show at Flamboro Speedway on May 30th.
We had a great run in the heat races, taking 3rd in the first and then grabbing our first win of the season in the second heat race. We started 6th in the feature. It was a hard fought battle. Our car was a little loose on entry but other than that it was pretty good. We had some awesome battles with other cars dicing back and forth in the top 5, but we crossed the line in 5th, giving us a great night.
The full story of this night, including the roof height fiasco is on Diary of a Season 2015, located on our Message Board.
Next week we run at Full Throttle Speedway in our Late Model.
More updates on David Elliott, and Jason Legge later this week.
NOTE: Many of our fans and friends have been having difficulty getting on our site, me to. The problem was the hosting company of the server. I noticed back in November they were not contacting me when they took money from my account. Then my stie went down for a long period for no reason on my part. I called Mike Larkin, of Canadian Computech….a wizard….and asked him to look into it for me. He didn’t know why I was having trouble, but he suggested it could be with the hosting company Dark Scape. Mikey suggested I switch to Go Daddy once we get things settled with Dark Scape.
I tried contacting Dark Scape again with no reply. Finally my site went down altogether in December. Mikey then started looking into transferring my site to Go Daddy, but ran into red tape with proper forms needing to be filled etc. In mid February I was sent forms to fill out, the questions included the name of the owner of the site etc. I filled out everything they asked and emaild it back. To my shock, I got a reply back from this board, saying that I did not own my web site, it was owned by Dark Scape and only they could release it. I explained that I could not get in touch with them, and then I was told there was nothing they could do. I asked about my site, and the lady said it belonged to them not me. I told her I had been posting on it for 7 years and had tons of my history, but that it was shut down. She said there was nothing anyone could do, “your site is lost sir”. WHAT!!!! Anyway I was a mess for a few days. I called Mikey back and told him what she said, I was very discouraged. He said “no problem I will check into it”. I said “but my site is gone, there is no way to get it”. Then the most awesome news I could here. “Oh Gary, I saved your entire site when I checked into it a month ago, not to worry”. Wow, what a blessing, thank you Mikey.
So now we are up again, under Go Daddy and I will be updating this site frequently as before. It is now www.garyelliottmotorsports.com but if you use the previous name it will work as well.
Here is our first update with the new look web page 🙂
This has been a difficult off season, but we are making progress slowly. Our Modified had a few repairs done to it, nothing major, except maybe the lead tray on the left front, but other than that it was new bumpers, nose and sides.
We will doing all the maintenance to our Mod soon, changing of all fluids, and thorugh nut and bolt. Our shocks were sent to Jeff Walt for testing and rebuilding, and then we can prepare it for final scaling and set up.
Then it goes to Creative Edge for lettering and race car SPA treatment.
Special thanks to Marty Hagen for all his help so far. I will be posting more updates now that our revamped site is up and working.
I would like to thank Ron Easton of Oakville Trailers for his awesomes support in 2015 again. He has done all the work on the Mod and is currently working on the Late Model as well.