NOTE: Many of our fans and friends have been having difficulty getting on our site, me to. The problem was the hosting company of the server. I noticed back in November they were not contacting me when they took money from my account. Then my stie went down for a long period for no reason on my part. I called Mike Larkin, of Canadian Computech….a wizard….and asked him to look into it for me. He didn’t know why I was having trouble, but he suggested it could be with the hosting company Dark Scape. Mikey suggested I switch to Go Daddy once we get things settled with Dark Scape.
I tried contacting Dark Scape again with no reply. Finally my site went down altogether in December. Mikey then started looking into transferring my site to Go Daddy, but ran into red tape with proper forms needing to be filled etc. In mid February I was sent forms to fill out, the questions included the name of the owner of the site etc. I filled out everything they asked and emaild it back. To my shock, I got a reply back from this board, saying that I did not own my web site, it was owned by Dark Scape and only they could release it. I explained that I could not get in touch with them, and then I was told there was nothing they could do. I asked about my site, and the lady said it belonged to them not me. I told her I had been posting on it for 7 years and had tons of my history, but that it was shut down. She said there was nothing anyone could do, “your site is lost sir”. WHAT!!!! Anyway I was a mess for a few days. I called Mikey back and told him what she said, I was very discouraged. He said “no problem I will check into it”. I said “but my site is gone, there is no way to get it”. Then the most awesome news I could here. “Oh Gary, I saved your entire site when I checked into it a month ago, not to worry”. Wow, what a blessing, thank you Mikey.
So now we are up again, under Go Daddy and I will be updating this site frequently as before. It is now www.garyelliottmotorsports.com but if you use the previous name it will work as well.
Here is our first update with the new look web page 🙂
This has been a difficult off season, but we are making progress slowly. Our Modified had a few repairs done to it, nothing major, except maybe the lead tray on the left front, but other than that it was new bumpers, nose and sides.
We will doing all the maintenance to our Mod soon, changing of all fluids, and thorugh nut and bolt. Our shocks were sent to Jeff Walt for testing and rebuilding, and then we can prepare it for final scaling and set up.
Then it goes to Creative Edge for lettering and race car SPA treatment.
Special thanks to Marty Hagen for all his help so far. I will be posting more updates now that our revamped site is up and working.
I would like to thank Ron Easton of Oakville Trailers for his awesomes support in 2015 again. He has done all the work on the Mod and is currently working on the Late Model as well.
Happy New Year to all our fans and friends………………We had our 2014 Annual OSCAAR banquet on Saturday night. It was our first Modified season and OSCAAR banquet. I had attended the Sunset Speedway banquet earlier in November and our team was presented the “Media Award” for helping promote the track, our sport and of course sponsors. That was the 3rd time in a row of winning that award at Sunset Speedway. The Media Award is awesome, because it’s like a big thank you for helping promote our sport, something my team has done for most all of our 46 seasons……however, winning the “Sportsman of the Year” award in the OSCAAR Modifieds, was one of the nicest awards I have ever won. This was our 5th time to win this award and it was not only a surprise but made me feel good knowing that the way I race, hard but clean, was worthy of the recognition we got…….teh season was very good for me, and my team, Bob Periera, Matt Smith, Marty Hagen, Paul Douglas, Dave Hennessey, who made it for most all of the races, as well as help from Jim Hulzinga, Ken Stenhouse and Jason Douglas….I’m sorry to all my fans, my web site was down over the holidays but I will keep it updated now…..I hope to have some news on all our sponsors by the end of next week. It’s taken a long time to get confirmation but we are slowly getting there……….thank you for supporting our race team.
OSCAAR Modified Season Rates A+…….Thanks To My Crew. Sponsors And Fans For An Awesome Season
It’s been over a month since our last race and things are kind of quiet now. Our pit crew is getting some rest. I am busy with the task of getting our sponsors back on board for 2015. Most sponsors are, but I’m still waiting to hear from one proposal and two existing sponsors. They were very supportive in 2014 contributing to our best season since 1999. My crew was amazing this year. I wasn’t easy on them with such a hectic and full schedule. But they offered their help when they could and I am very thankful to them all….thank you to these men and their families Bob Pereira, Marty Hagen, Matt Smith, Paul and Jason Douglas, Dave Hennessey, David Elliott, Donna Wierzswinski, Jim Hulzinga, Gehrig Halliday, Peter Shelton, Ken Stenhouse, Glenn and Patrick Ruelens and Tim Tolton….Ron Easton of Oakville Trailers for his amazing work and help. Note: Special thanks to Scott Wylie for helping us near the end of the season. High Lites 1) 3rd in OSCAAR Modified points…best points finish since 1999 2) 7 wins….most since 2007 3) Feature win in Modified….first in our own car since 2008 4) 34 nights raced…most since 1990…3rd most in 46 years 5) Reached 1132 total nights 6) Reached 721 consecutive nights….streak started June 5th 1987 7) 86 total races….breaks record of 80 in 1981 Thanks to all our competitors in 2014 for making this year a fun season, by running very competitive and with respect. Finally a special thanks to the OSCAAAR staff, the track owners and promoters who work hard to give us a place to race and do their best to make us feel welcome and appreciated. Thanks to TW Robarts, Dan Little Jr, Donna Tolton and Morgan Amber for supplying photos. Looking forward to 2015 our 47th season 🙂
God Bless All The Men & Women Who Have Kept Our Country Free….Here & Around The World
Grandpa and Grandma, we thank you for your sacrifice, for going off to war, to stop the evil that was ever present in the world we live. Thank you for giving us the country we live in today……….I hope all Canadians, even those who are young, who don’t realize the bravery and courage of these men and women, who at the age of 17 and even younger, went to Europe to help stop tyranny as it moved across many countries with ambitions to take over Canada as well……..we live the way we do today because of these precious souls, many who are alive and just want our appreciation. We need to show them love and gratitude for all they have done for us. Show respect to all seniors and thank our veterans…….We have much to be thankful for and it is up to us to watch out for the ever present evil that invades us daily and wants again to control us. Be loving, kind, compassionate and gracious…….Also, thank you God for watching over us, for sending us your Son, who paid our debt on the cross at Calvary so that we could be free in a different way, so we could have the greatest gift of all…eternal life through Jesus……..”Lord please watch over the men and women who are giving of their lives even now as evil continues to dominate parts of this world. Protect your children and we ask you God to bless our troops, and all troops fighting oppression and evil.”
Sunset Speedway Banquet Tonight……….In her Rookie season, with a well used hand me down Mini Stock, Lauren did an awesome job driving the car beyond it’s potential. There wasn’t a night all season that she didn’t drive the car as if it was a potential feature winner. Her consistent, aggressive, clean, hard charging driving style caught the eyes of many Sunset staff and fans. Lauren finished 11th in the point standings, with 3 heat wins and many top 10 feature finishes. Her car was no match for many of the competitors she faced week after week, but that did not stop her from giving 1000% every race…..Lauren had a great attitude in spite of her car not being a contender, because she was, taking the Honda through the pack with 3 wide and side by side hard driving every time she was in the car. We really appreciate her excellent effort and can only say that she caught the eyes of many fans and competitors but also her Grand Dad who was very proud and amazed at her efforts. Laruen deserves to be in a competitive car and our hopes are to get that done in the next few years…….Gehrig also drove the Honda, but only on a few occasions and he knew the car wasn’t as good as it was when he raced it, a little more wore, a little more tired, but he still drove his heart out, again, in spite of being so out gunned by many of the high end Mini Stock teams……..Tonight is the banquet for the Sunset classes. I chose this year to run the OSCAAR Mod full time and missed many nights. I did miss racing at the very fast and competitive oval and will look forward to competing there again in 2015 in the Modified…….we are slowly getting sponsors on board for 2015 and have a few proposals out to be considered by potential new sponsors. I will up date our sponsor partners by the end of November……..meanwhile I would like to thank Timber Green Landscaping for being our first official sponsor to return for 2015. This will be there 8th season with us.
2014 race season is over. Our pit crew is getting some rest. I am busy with the task of getting our sponsors back on board for 2015. Most sponsors are, but I’m still waiting to hear from one proposal and two existing sponsors. They were very supportive in 2014 contributing to our best season since 1999. My crew was amazing this year. I wasn’t easy on them with such a hectic and full schedule. But they offered their help when they could and I am very thankful to them all….thank you to these men and their families Bob Pereira, Marty Hagen, Matt Smith, Paul and Jason Douglas, Dave Hennessey, David Elliott, Don Wierzswinski, Jim Hulzinga, Gehrig Halliday, Peter Shelton, Ken Stenhouse, Glenn and Patrick Ruelens and Tim Tolton….Ron Easton of Oakville Trailers for his amazing work and help. Note: Special thanks to Scott Wylie for helping us near the end of the season . High Lites 1) 3rd in OSCAAR Modified points…best points finish since 1999 2) 7 wins….most since 2007 3) Feature win in Modified….first in our own car since 2008 4) 34 nights raced…most since 1990…3rd most in 46 years 5) Reached 1132 total nights 6) Reached 721 consecutive nights….streak started June 5th 1987 7) 86 total races….breaks record of 80 in 1981 Thanks to all our competitors in 2014 for making this year a fun season, by running very competitive and with respect. Finally a special thanks to the FANS, the OSCAAAR staff, the track owners and promoters who work hard to give us a place to race and do their best to make us feel welcome and appreciated. Thanks to TW Robarts, Dan Little Jr, Donna Tolton and Morgan Amber for supplying photos. Looking forward to 2015 our 47th season
Modified To Support 100% OSCAAR Mod Schedule……Late Model 18 Shows….Modified 19
AS we head into our 46th year of non stop racing, this season has a few exciting things to look forward to. We are very close to a milestone of 700 consecutive nights racing. We have a total of 1136 nights prior to the start of this season, and of those, 687 have been a consistent streak since June 5th of 1987. Our first priority this year is to hit the 700 night mark, and it will happen on the 13th race of 2014 schedule. If there are no rain outs, that special night will fall on June 28th at Sunset Speedway in our Modified. We have Frisbees for the fans and competitors for that night, as well as 2 bikes for kids, highlighting the 700 nights……….We will be giving our full commitment to the 13 race OSCAAR Modified schedule. Our plan is to race all the Modified shows to compete for the Championship. Our Mod will be the fastest car ever brought to the races by Gary Elliott Motorsports. We have also added 5 Modified races at the new Full Throttle Speedway, formerly Varney Speedway. I am excited that we will race our first ever race at Capital City Speedway in Ottawa……..We will dedicate most of the Late Model races to Sunset Speedway, however, we will not be points contenders because of the conflict in scheduling with the Modified. There are 4 nights where both the Mod and Late Model compete, and we will be supporting the OSCAAR Mod series first………..We also plan to continue our streak of perfect attendance seasons with the Modified. We are at 37 seasons now and the goal is to reach 40 before we do our final lap in this awesome sport 5 years from now, God willing………Our granddaughter Lauren will race in 2014. Lauren will compete in the full Mini Stock schedule at Sunset Speedway, Gehrig will possibly compete in some special events in 2014………Our schedule for 2014 includes all tracks in Ontario that are running, and I think this will be a first for us.
GEM Line Up For 2013
31 Races Booked For 2013
We’ve set our 2013 schedule at 31 races. We ran 28 in 2012, in Late Models and the Coupe. We will race 4 CVM shows and 27 Late Model races this coming season. Most of our Late Model races will be at Sunset, however we’ll race twice at Sauble, twice at Flamboro and once at Peterborough Speedways, the remaining 22 shows will be at our home track. The four CVM shows will see two at Sunset Speedway, one at FLamboro and one at Delaware. ………Gehrig returns to Mini Stocks for one more year running Sunset most every race, but also going with us to specials when it includes Mini’s, and isn’t running Sunset……Lauren will race her Quaker State go-cart for the full season at Flamboro with her friends in the WKRC…..Our season will be full again as we promote our sponsors at various car shows, displays and apprearances……2013 is highlighted by our celebration of 40 years with Quaker State and we intend to once again promote the Quaker State brand every chance we get on and off the track, and of course all our loyal sponsors……it will be a busy season for us, but we look forward to getting back in the game after the 7 month rest in the off season.
Sunset Speedway Our New Home….Come Out And Support Us In 2012
The 2012 race schedule is complete. Our new home track is Sunset Speedway. We are looking forward to not only competing at the newly renovated oval, but also bringing our sponsors and fans to this awesome facility……There is a great line up of specials at Sunset in 2012, races that will feature some of the best Stock Car drivers in Southern Ontario……Our schedule includes 2 CVM races, both at Sunset Speedway. We will post our grand son Gehrig, and grand daughter Lauren’s schedules very soon. We will also visit Flamboro Speedway twice, Varney and Peterborough once. There is a possibility we may try to make a race at both Kawartha and Delaware Speedways, we will announce those on facebook and our site when confirmed. We are looking forward to a great year in racing please join us when you can.
33 Race Schedule
2011….33 Pontential Races
This could be our 2nd busiest season ever. For that to happen will depend on some luck on the track and in the skies. Rain will play a big factor for any race team, track or series in 2011. The rain storms and cazy weather in North America could change a lot of plans. One thing we can hope, with so many races scheduled we should get in 25 to 26, enabling us to maintain our average per season since we started racing in 1969. Hope you can make some or most of these shows. July 9th and 10th are tentative only because I could be away for that week end. I would prefer to be at the races, however a special someone may be getting the high light of their year, and maybe one that could top the memory list. In order for that to happen I have to give up at least the 9th. The 10th at Sunset is still doable, depending on when we get home. If it was a Late Model points night, it would be postponed until the end of the season, and that could still happen. Hoewever, I really want to do this special thing for this special person, so the 9th is looking like a lost race, but for a very good reason. We’ll keep the front page of our site updated regarding schedule changes. Thank you for supporting our team and our sport.