OSCAAR & Sunset Speedway Honor Me, My Family & Sponsors This Weekend

This Saturday and Sunday OSCAAR and Sunset Speedway will honor me before I go to Nova Scotia. This special event is called Ironman 72 Twin 36 lap features. It came to be by the genius of Dave Gainforth who used my age and the number of my car to create this memorable night for me, my family, crew, fans and sponsors. OSCAAR owed Sunset a feature after we got full pay for the Spring Velocity when the feature rained out. The agreement after that was to add 10 laps to our feature for the next 3 visits. We did for the next race, June 29th, but July 20th was cut short by the track due to a lightning storm in the Innisfil area. That wasn’t OSCAAR’s fault but still we didn’t get a full show in. Dave contacted Brian Toddish to present this proposed race, Brian agreed, and then Dave asked me about it and I was beyond shocked. I never expected that at all. How cool is it on my 72nd birthday a Twin 36 format is created…..couldn’t have been any other time in my career…..just amazing and thank you Lord for this thoughtful gesture. So quickly I said yes 🙂

The format will consist of double heats and a 36 lap feature on Saturday, plus a 36 lap feature on Sunday. The track will pay a purse for one feature but Dave decided to get lap sponsors for the second feature at $36 each. I was so excited about this I worked hard to raise $4000. I was thrilled that so many people I talked to said yes without hesitation.

I will post more about this including lap sponsors in a few days.
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Newfoundland A Beautiful Place

We didn’t fare very well on the track but we sure had a great time on the Rock. It was my first time in Newfoundland and I got to see some family and race on a track I never did before.
The racing part was tough, but it didn’t discourage me because the rest of the trip was A+.
Flamboro Speedway this Saturday at Flamboro Speedway.
I’ve been away for a week so my updates are behind, but I will get them done next week…I will have 3 to do.
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Mods At Delaware Speedway August 17th

We make our second trip to Delaware Speedway this Saturday.  We’re hoping for a better run this time. 

Since our last Modified race we have changed the engine, removed 150 pounds of lead and rescaled the car.   My 604 idea didn’t work because that engine isn’t suppose to be muzzled, but we tried. We were carrying too much speed into the corners to make the 604 effective. Thanks for visiting our site. 🙂

Fuel Cap Not Put On, Black Flagged, Loose 2 Laps….Fast Car

We had a great car Saturday night at Sunset Speedway. The chip and fuel issues were both fixed. Unfortunately a simple error got us black flagged and put us 2 laps down. We would recover and finish 10th in a shortened feature, scheduled for 50 but only getting in 34 laps.
The full story will be on our Message Board, Diary Of A Season 2019.
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Farewell Event A Success

Thanks to all those who came out to my Farewell event. There were close to 50 people and they enjoyed the great food put on by Douglas Fischer and his barbeque car.
There were many door prizes supplied by so many great supporters and I was overwhelmed by the great gifts supplied by friends with businesses.
Here is a list of the door prize sponsors.
* Black Bull
* RJR Racing Enterprises
* Brand Apparel
* Dean Pronovost
* Auto Clinic
* John Bear Parts
* John Bear Service
* Queenston Chevrolet
* Canadian Tire Waterdown
* Grisdale Enterprises
* APC Grisdale
* Dairy Queen Waterdown
* Heritage Ford Mississauga
* Full Throttle Motor Speedway
* Todd Swim Wear Gift Certificate
* Miska Trailer

I still have many t-shirts, hoodies, hats and mugs for sale.
Our next race is July 20th at Sunset Speedway. We’re hoping for a strong run this weekend…..and that our car issues from Delaware Speedway is fixed.
Diary of a Season 2019 will be caught up and completed hopefully by Wednesday night.

Also a report on our event will also be done after the Delaware report.
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Delaware Speedway Friday Night….Farewell Event on Sunday

On June 15th we were to have our first of two races at Delaware Speedway but like many nights in May and June, it was cancelled due to rain. They reschedule that event for this Friday night and though I was hoping to be off to get all the arrangements and organizing done for our event on Sunday, I am always glad to race.
I am hoping to be as competitive as we were at Full Throttle Motor Speedway last weekend in the Modified.

Delaware is one track that I rarely run good in my own car. The only feature win there was on July 26th 2013 driving Dave Hodgkinsons Pro 4 Modified, pictured above. It was a great night winning the heat and feature. Dave let me put Quaker State on the car and my number, very cool.

Hopefully my crew and I have a strong performance this time and bring it home unscathed. More on my event on the next post…..Saturday night.
If you want to come, there are still tickets available, a fund raiser for my move east. I appreciate the support I get from all my friends and fans.
Thanks for visiting our site 🙂