Brian Watson…….Thank You So Much……Will Miss You My Friend

In 1999 Dave Watson, pictured here with his son Brian, asked me if I could use some pit crew help. I thought he was referring to himself, but he meant for his son Brian. I gladly said yes and over the next 5 months Brian would join me and my crew for a wonderful celebration, winning the 1999 Hobby Club Overall Championship.
Brian would eventually get his start racing in the Hobby Club in 2002. They purchased a good car and Brian learned how to drive it very well, running in the top 7 in points most of the season.
In 2003 Brian and Dave celebrated an amazing night winning the feature at Sunset Speedway.
Brian would race Mini Stocks for his Dad and eventually got out of racing although he really never wanted to quit.
Over the past few years Brian helped me whenever he could, always a great help willing to do anything to be part of our team.
A few years back Brian made a decision to follow Christ. He was committed no doubt. We went to church together many times, he very much enjoyed going and quite often asked to go with me, or for me to pick him up….I was glad to pick him up, then we would come back to my place and watch the NASCAR race or a hockey game.
One of the many promises Brian believed was from the Book of John, where Jesus said “Let not your heart be troubled, believe in God, believe also in me. In my Fathers house are many mansions, if it were not so I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you, that where I am you may be also.
On April 30th Brian went to that place. My prayers are with his family and friends. May God wrap His loving arms around them at this time.
Going to miss this hard working loveable young man, who was a true friend.
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Buttons Always Wants To Be With Me

Buttons and I have been together pretty well since 2013. We got her in 2009. She was a family pet until someone brought us 2 Chinese Crested dogs. They were suppose to be with us only a few weeks but they ended up staying permanently. What once was Buttons domain were now controlled by 2 rescue dogs, soon Buttons felt left out.
One day I was backing out of the driveway and she was looking out the window. My heart broke and I went in, brought out with me to go to town and we’ve been partners ever since.
Buttons has been such a great companion. The only time she was not with me was when I played darts one night a week. So we were together, and still are, 163 of 168 hours a week, although the past few months we are together 24/7 like most times. When I left the darts I couldn’t wait to get her and she got so excited.
She makes me laugh and cry and I thank God so much for her.
I will be posting soon an update on my new pit crew in Nova Scotia.
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First Championship 1989 Hobby Division

1989 was my 21st season racing. At that time I had missed 17 nights from 1969 to 1987 with engine issues, getting to the track, not having the car fixed in time and a 2 night suspension in 87′.
I had some good seasons early but my best was 1989. Ron Clements had built me a new chassis and we put the rest together. We had one feature win in 89 along with 3 heat victories. It was a very good year consistent wise for us.
We won Hard Charger for passing the most cars in all 30 race nights, Best Pit Crew, the Twin 25’s and our first Championship. The Hobby Club had over 24 cars every night, and top points cars started at the back of the feature with only Consi cars behind us, not like today with top cars starting every night near the front or mid way at worst.
If this was only a 10-15 race series, like many today, I may not have been the Champion because I did have bad luck a few nights including a blown engine in the Mid Season Championship. When the engine blew, that took me and a few of my racing buddies hard into the wall in turn one. The top 24 in points were guaranteed to start the Mid Season feature. We hustled to change the engine, (thanks to Don Shaw for loaning us the engine) and fix the damage before the feature so we could start. We got out for the race okay and though I couldn’t steer the car very well, we finished 20th. We won the points by 4 over Ray Hughes, so by not starting that feature we would have lost the title.
Another tough night was when one of our crew members didn’t put the gas cap on tight. When I pulled on the track, the starter, Ding DeLeeuw saw gas leaking and motioned me off the track. I went to the infield and one of the track staff handed me the cap. He wasn’t allowed to put it on so I got out and put it on as fast as I could. I jumped back in my car but they threw the white and sent out the bubble car before I got my belts done up. They gave me very little time to fix the gas cap….I was upset with that deal, overall points leader given no time to make a small quick repair. In that race we didn’t get any feature points.
It’s one thing to win a feature, but there is no comparison to a Championship. Overall it was such a great year for my team, not easy but very rewarding. 1989 was my second year as a Christian, making the promise, that God gives the desires of our heart, come true.
I’ll post more soon.
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Ken MacIsaac Photo 2017

This was a nice post today on facebook. Ken takes pictures of some of the Maritime Pro Stock Tour races. This is one of his for my birthday.
I will be posting more pictures soon of progress on our 2020 race program.
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He Is Risen Beating Death For Us

This picture sums it up very well.
Easter Sunday is the most important day in the Christian calendar. Yes Jesus birth was important in fact He was born through a virgin so man would not have anything to do with His birth and therefore contaminate Him by mankind’s sinful birth line.
Jesus was called the Lamb of God, gentle but also the sacrificial Lamb.
His death on the cross was extremely painful to read about but it was part of God’s plan to save us through the blood of His Son Jesus.
All of this doesn’t matter at all if He doesn’t beat death, He becomes like every other religious leader, who dies for a good cause but doesn’t overcome death.
But Jesus did overcome death. He said in John 2:19 “destroy this temple and I will raise it in 3 days”. They argued with Him that it took 46 years to build the temple, so how would He restore it in 3 days? He was referring to His body.
In Mathew 28:6 when both Mary’s were looking for Jesus they met an Angel, and when asked who they were looking for they replied “Jesus”. The Angel replied “He is not here, He has risen, just like He said”.
Easter is mostly celebrated with bunnies and chocolate, if only people knew how much God loved them….how much Jesus, knowing what would happen to Him still went through with the torture of crucifixion to save us.
The Bible says in 1st John 5″12-13 “He who has the Son has life”.
Happy Easter to you and your family.
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Feels So Good To Have All My Scrap Books Up To Date

From 2013 until last year I had kept scrap book material in show boxes, one for each year 2013-2019. For some reason I just didn’t have time to get them caught up, so glad I saved the material, like programs, advertising flyers, schedules of different series etc.
I also had many pictures from each year on my computer in files titled Racing 2008 and up, and those were put in smaller folders within those years of shows I did, Late Model races, CVM and OSCAAR Modified.
I took pictures from my computer, put them on a USB stick, went to Staples and had them printed off and put in chronological order.
Since I didn’t have a computer to do that in my early years, I just redid the books making them organized like the ones I have today. Surprisingly though, I did take lots of pictures in the 70’s with throw-away cameras, and was able to have some to put in scrap books. Early years had less material and less pictures but got better as years went by.
Hear is a picture of my scrap book collection, all caught up. Inside the books up until 2007 are 3 ring note books with all my stats, and a story of the night. The rest of the write ups and stats are on this site, Diary of a Season 2008 to 2020. You can get there by going to Message Board and then clicking on General Chat.
In the 3 ring note books in the older scrap books are write ups and stats of each race.
I used the same format I do today
Date
Race #
Results
Winnings
Repairs
Crew
Conclusion
I would like one day take copies of every race from 2008 to 2019 and put them in the scrap books for those years, as back up.
That will be a big project but I could do it. I guess copy each race event, put it on a document and print it off….not too hard, maybe tiring though lol.
The reason for different colored books is that some are 3″, the black and white ones.
The one yellow book is for my 50th year, as close as I could get to gold.
More to come.
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All Equipment Painted…..Wow…..Only Dreamed This

I must say I am so excited to be this far ahead, organized and having things done the way I want them. All my equipment done and painted, car complete, just needs to be started and a final set up.
Here’s a picture of our tire dolly and new air tank, painted and lettered.
I am very thankful to PPG for supplying this awesome green paint, for PYE Chev Buick GMC for the fantastic paint job and of course all my sponsors, Quaker State, Lincoln, Permatex, Grind Stone, FMS, Strictly Hydraulics, Inscapes and Brand Apparel.
This is most organized and ready I ever have been. There’s a reason, only one car, not 3, time to get the things done I wanted to for years.
My museum, that includes my racing since 67 in Demo’s to last year with my kids and grand kids on display as well.
I finally got caught up on my scrap books, that’s for tomorrow night.
I must say simply, thank you Lord for your many blessings and giving me all I have
To God Be The Glory.
More soon,
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