The Rick Woolner Memorial at Full Throttle Motor Speedway was a success but somewhat a disappointment. The success part was due to Rick’s sister Julia, and her husband Jim, working very hard to get as much money as possible for the racers who would come to support the 20th Anniversary of the Rick Woolner Memorial. She raised close to $4000 to go on top of the purse put up by FTMS.
The disappointment was the turn out. I think 16 cars would have been the minimum for me to see, but we should have had 20. Only 1 car from OMRS came and the rest were mostly OSCAAR.
We did pick up a heat win, our first win of 2019 and we were somewhat competitive. A good night for us over all.
The full story will be posted on Diary of a Season 2019 by Tuesday night.
Thanks to Katie MacDonald for this photo
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One of my highlights in 2019 is running in this prestigious race at Full Throttle Motor Speedway. This will be the 20th Anniversary of Rick’s passing and I am honored to be in this memorial race.
Hope to see my fans and friends at this special memorial.
PS…..this week was a tough one, didn’t get the feature write up done on Dairy of a Season 2019 race #8…..but I will and then finish this race report by Monday I am planning.
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We had a great memorial for John “Spider Man” Harper on Saturday at Sunset Speedway. Jackie, John’s wife, asked me to speak on behalf of John and the family and I was honored to do so. I was also able to share the Gospel and pray after the Memorial in the tech garage. We then went outside and got this picture (courtesy of Ashley McCubbin).
Later on the front chute, right after fan appreciation Meet the Drivers, I was again able to speak to the fans about John. There was a moments silence and then I was honored to invite God into our service with prayer through Jesus Christ.
The full report on June 29th will be completed by Friday. You can find all race results and reports on Diary of a Season 2019. Go to the Message Board, then click on General Chat and you will see all the posts from 2007, including 50 Years of Stats.
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Sad news today of the passing of good friend and fierce competitor John “Spider-Man” Harper. John won his last race with the OSCAAR Modifieds on June 2nd at Jukasa Speedway. He was also tied for the lead in Modified points.
John came down with an illness Saturday night June 22nd, a disease that hit him hard sending him to Toronto where he went into an induced coma. His vital organs began to shut down.
John passed away 11pm Thursday June 26th.
I am completely shocked that we would lose John so quickly. 🙁
Continue to pray for his wife Jackie, brother John, family and friends.
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John Harper was rushed to the hospital on Sunday and is in critical condition. Please pray for him and his wife Jackie, brother Dave and all his family.
John won the last Modified feature at Jukasa Speedway and now we are praying for a different victory from our Lord Jesus Christ.
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Our OSCAAR Modifieds will be racing at Sunset Speedway this coming Saturday. It will be our 3rd Modified race of the season, and my 8th race.
We expect close to a full field to be at this race. Hoping you can make it out and support racing in Ontario.
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Come and see us this Saturday at the Easy Home location in Guelph. Call the store and tell them about our team and what we do for sponsors and our sport. (519) 821-8500 ask for John or Roger.
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We will have our Quaker State Modified at Olympic Village on Saturday from 11:00 till 1:30. If Delaware Speedway rains out we will stay until 2:30.
If Flamboro Speedway gets to race, I will race the Late Model. Derrick Tiemersma is scheduled to race it, but the weather being so bad it would be easier on Derrick and Shirley if I took the car this weekend……all depends on the weather, Delaware is my first commitment in the Modified.
Please drop by in support of the Breast Cancer fund raiser at Olympic Village. This is the 10th Anniversary.
All updates are completed on Diary of a Season 2019.
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