My crew came over on Saturday the 23rd to do some work on the car for 2023.It was quite a busy day for
Shannon, Bob, Chris and Jack.
We got everything done we wanted including stripping the body and removing the drive line. We will continue on the rebuild early November as some of our crew members are away and the banquet is coming up on November 5th.
Meanwhile Chris will be here this Saturday and we will remove the flooring from the trailer and get a new floor cover installed. Then soon after new panels on the outside of the trailer.
Here’s one picture from last Saturday.
I have been having issues trying to update Diary of a Season 2022, the final two races. I can’t get on the posts to update. It might be the slowness of my computer, but I am working on that as well.
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Here is a picture from Ashley McCubbin I just received from Flamboro October 2nd.
We will make sure in 2023 we have better shocks on the car to help it turn better.
I hope to have both race reports done soon, just need my Diary of a Season part of this site to be fixed so I can post results.
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We just got back from our trip to Ontario that included a seminar visit at Glendale Secondary School and races at both Flamboro and Peterborough Speedways. I was very disappointed on how the car handled at both tracks, no excuses, but we had AFCO shocks, less than $200 each and not much rebound, racing against $800 shocks with lots of rebound and adjustment.
Anyway, we suffered no damage, few stickers were damaged the final night, but we have a few months to prepare for our 50th with Quaker State, very excited about that.
Thanks to Shannon Riley and Chris White for making the trip with me and Buttons.
I have been having issues getting on my message board to post updates, hopefully that will be fixed soon.
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Wow, I am absolutely honored to be inducted into the Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame for 2022 with all the great inductees.
Congratulations to all the inductees, well deserved.
This could be my longest post ever on my website.
There are so many to thank, I don’t want to leave out any, so forgive me if I do ❤️
First I thank God for bringing me into this sport, and I thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for blessing me with all I needed.
Thank you Danny Huff for nominating me, you’ve always been an incredible dedicate fan of both David and I.
Thanks to Joe Chisholm and Jim Hulzinga for sending letters of recommendation to the CMHOF.
My parents, who are both in Heaven, thank you Dad and Mom, you taught me a lot and to always enjoy this sport. Sometimes we debated whether to go to a Drive-In or Stock Car Races. My sister Beverley wanted the Drive-In, I didn’t always win that battle. Going to the races was an easy choice for me. My parents took my sister and I to many races, mostly at Pinecrest Speedway…but at 5 years old we went to Oakwood Stadium, and from then on I was putting numbers on all my toy cars.
Thank you Nonie for getting me through so many tough race weekends over the years and encouraging me not to give up….oh and the kids.
I am so blessed to have two children, David and Shirley, thank you for always being there for me, and Jeannie and Derrick for taking care of my children by marrying and loving them. My grand kids Gehrig and Lauren who will both be at Flamboro and Peterborough Speedway when I return this October to race, love you both. ❤
Thanks to Bill Grisdale for helping me when times were tough, giving me and Buttons a great place to live and rebuild. ❤
Thanks to all the race track owners and promoters, without you I couldn’t do what I love. Special thanks to John and Frank Casale where I spent most of my career racing and look forward to returning on October 2nd.
I thank the Canadian Vintage Modifieds for the 33 years of my career, racing the Coupes and making great friends.
Thanks also to OSCAAR and Dave Gainforth for giving me an incredible send off when I left Ontario after 51 years racing. I so much appreciate the “Iron Man 72…Twin 36’s”.
To Jim Hulzinga, Steffon Zoskey, (both being with me for almost 20 years) my crew from Ontario, too many to mention, you helped me endlessly, Richard Richie, Bob Periera and Troy Stere. Don Roth for his amazing support early in my career, teaching me many good habits and being a great friend during my Mini Stock days.
My current awesome crew who have all been with me for the past three years. Shannon Riley, Bob Landry, Chris White, Tyler Hallahan, Jack Lynds and Alex Coggins, you all are such a blessing to me.
All my sponsors over the years have made this journey possible and I always have been so appreciative of them and their incredible support.
Quaker State and I will celebrate 50 years together in 2023 and will achieve 50 years racing in 2024. ❤
To my incredible fans, love to see you all at the races and do whatever possible to make your visit to the race track a blessing.
To all the track owners and staff, thanks for the work you do and your many kind words. ❤
Since coming to Nova Scotia I have met many great people and have totally enjoyed racing in the very tough and competitive East Coast International Pro Stock Tour.
Oh by the way….I’m not done yet. I am still enjoying this amazing sport and want to go as long and as far as God will allow me with good health and awesome sponsors.
Thank you all for the kind words and your amazing, loved support.
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We ran the Mike Stevens Memorial on Saturday night at Petty International Speedway. It’s a very fast short high banked track. We started 25th, went down a lap but took the checker in 15th place.
Our next race is Saturday September 24th at Scotia Speedworld, our final East Coast International Pro Stock Tour race. We are 6th in points, only 10 out of 5th. We would love to finish 5th, but we leave the next morning for Ontario and want to head west with no damage.
I may not be able to update my web white I’m gone, but I will try to for sure.
Thanks to Inscapes Design & Print for this flyer.
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We had a disappointing night on Saturday at Riverside. The car was really good, handling awesome. We stayed close to cars and were the lucky dog at lap 80. However a leak from the quick change was too bad to stop or temporarily seal, forcing us to park the car with 70 to go.
The full story of our 13th night of the year, and our 872nd consecutive is on Diary of a Season 2022, found by clicking on the Message Board and then on General Chat.
Thanks to Ken MacIsaac for this photo and thanks to you for visiting our site.
This Saturday will be the 11th of 12 scheduled East Coast International Pro Stock Tour races.
This will also be our 13th race of the year and the most since Covid. We will celebrate our 872nd consecutive night, a streak that started on June 5th 1987. Our goal is 900, but some are suggesting me to try 1000…..I don’t know about 1000, though it would be crazy to reach 1000 consecutive nights.
We will hit 877 this year if we have no rain outs, that would leave 23 nights for 900 and 123 for 1000.
I will leave up to my God to provide me the strength, health, sponsors, crew and desire to reach 1000.
Meanwhile we look forward to 2023, our 50th year with Quaker State, and then 2024 to have achieved 50 seasons with our amazing sponsor. In 2 years we can advertise 1974 to 2024, although 2023 is our 50th.
I still have diescasts available but getting close to the cut off point. So far of the 700 ordered, 496 have been asked for and we haven’t really advertised much.
If you would like a Diecast please get in touch with me at 905-928-8086.
Special thanks to Inscapes Creative Design & Print for making this ad flyer.
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We were off this weekend, no races on our schedule. We had our car on display at the local Canadian Tire store and met many wonderful people, fans shoppers and a few friends.
Our next race is September 10th at Riverside International Speedway. This will be the 11th of 12 races in the East Coast International Pro Stock Tour.
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