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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