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.
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.
We raced the APC Sunset Speedway AP Exhaust 100 on Saturday August 19th. Lots of issues prevented us from getting hot laps and making our car race worthy. It has been 3 years since our Late Model was on Sunset’s fast oval.
The full race report is on Dairy of a Season 2017 in the Message Board. Click on General Chat after entering the Message Board………thanks for visiting our site. 🙂
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.
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…..
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.
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 Full Throttle Motor Speedway in the Modified…..then 2 quick shows. On July 25th we head to Niagara Falls for a show with Parts Source; then July 27th we go to Yorkdale for a show at the Home Depot. We race the Modified at Flamboro on July 29th, August 1st and 3rd, two more shows with Home Depot in Toronto and then the 100 lap APC race at Sauble Speedway…..and just added is a show in Mount Forest with Cedar Hills Animal Sanctuary on August 6th and we could race FTMS the same day although it’s not on our schedule….. Wow, I admit that is aggressive but it’s all for a good cause….supporting our sport and sponsors…..but that is the most ever in a short time for me.
Please be patient for the updates on Diary of a Season 2017. I don’t know if I will have access to m site in NS, and when I get back I will be scrambling to do race and show reports as well as updating our site.
Thanks for visiting.