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.
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.
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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We have completed the work on the car other than the drive line, side bars, lettering and a few small details. Hopefully by next weekend we have the engine ready to go in. Thanks for visiting our site.
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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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.
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.
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