Octoberfest My Last Career Night Racing Two Cars

This Sunday Flamboro Speedway, it’s annual Octoberfest, will be the last time in my career that I race 2 cars in one night. I’ve done it many times. The most features in one night was 2017….5….Triple Crown three 50 lap features and 2 OMRS 30 lap features with the Modified, 210 laps and jumping from one car to the other. I was a lot younger then 🙂
I will deliver the Late Model to the Wilson family on Monday and that will be an emotional time for me. I will also prepare the Modified for it’s final race at Peterborough Speedway’s Autumn Colors.
Tomorrow I will be racing the Modified, but driving the Late Model. I want to give it to the new owners with no damage.
I’m hoping we have a strong run in the Modified
The Wilson’s are a great family, I like them all very much. They have suggested I might be able to drive this car in 2020….:)
Full details on Octoberfest will be on Diary of a Season 2019 by Tuesday night. I will be very busy delivering the Late Model to Owen Sound and then Tuesday an engine to Mike Westwood for Jason Legge.
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Fall Velocity…..Best Appearing Car….4th in Second Feature…Great Weekend For Us

What an up and down weekend for us. After a disappointing Saturday in both the heats and feature, David and Jim got the car right for the feature on Sunday. We won Best Appearing Car, presented earlier in the day, and I drove my heart out in the second 36 lap feature. We finished 4th in the Sunday feature, a great night after a 10th in the Saturday feature.
The full story will be done on Diary of a Season 2019 soon.
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Three Nights Left Before This Late Model Goes To The Wilson Family

My goal on September 7th at Flamboro Speedway was to make sure all functions were good
on our Pro Late Model. The last time out the car was terrible, and that was 100% on trying to get 4 nights on a set of tires……not good. My crew Louie, Troy and Wally did go over some basics and we found a few small things including the LF caliper needing to be bled.
With 3 new tires. and some minor repairs the car ran well. I kept clear of traffic, (weird for a driver) to avoid any damage to the car before presenting it to Paul, Steff and driver Wally Wilson, in this picture.
The Mod is a different deal because it has a lot of protection, but I am driving it cautious as well. Only 6 race nights left, and about 6 weeks before I head to my new home in Nova Scotia.
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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.

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.

Flamboro Pro Late Model Getting Prepared

We are working hard on David’s 2015 Championship car, getting it ready for our season opener at Flamboro Speedway on April 28th. There is lots to do, and now, man hours will be very important for us to get this car ready and lettered to start the season. My crew have been extremely helpful this year, and in this photo, David, Eddie and I get some things done.
My 50th year will have many high lites, but one is sharing this ride with my son in 2017.
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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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