52 Years of Stats

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Gary
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52 Years of Stats

Post by Gary » Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:37 pm

Racing Stats After 52 Years

Pre Stock Car Racing
Demo Derbys...1967 To 1971
"Color Me 1st" Painted On Side Of Most Cars
* Won 6 races out of 20......cars demolished
* Won first Demo Derby ever entered July 29th 1967 Flamboro $150
* Won $500 in 1969 Pinecrest Labour Day Wreck A Rama

Stock Cars 52 Years
1969 to 2020
* 3 Years Mini Stock..........( 1 Year 100%)
* 33 Years Hobby/CVM.......(25 Years 100%)
* 16 Years Late Model........(11 Years 100%)..100% at 2 tracks in 2009 Delaware & Flamboro...Ran Mod 100% 2014-15-18-19
* 6 Years OSCAAR Modified..( 5 Years 100%)....ran both LM and Mods in 2014-2019...chose LM as 100% series in 2017

Note:....2020 was racing just one car.
The previous 6 season we ran both our Late Model and OSCAAR Modified. It was decided to make the Modified our 100% series for the first three then again in 2018 and 2019. From 2005 to 2013 we raced Late Model and our Coupe.
In 2014 I only had 100% in the Modified. The LM didn't make all the Sunset Speedway races.
In 2015, due to no shop, I decided to race the LM at Sauble Speedway. Jason Legge allowed me to use his garage all that year and he drove the LM nights I was racing the Modified. Jason and I finished 7th at Sauble, I finished 4th in the Modified with OSCAAR, competing in all the races. Lloyd Lariviere was my crew chief that year, just the 2 of us....32 nights :mrgreen:
In 2016 I chose OSCAAR Mods again for 100%. Jay Linde shared the LM with me. I finished 4th in OSCAAR Modified points and 8th in Flamboro Pro Late Model points thanks to Jay Linde driving one night to giving us 100%.
In 2017 I drove all the Pro LM races at Flamboro, and did 9 of 11 Modified races. Rob DiVenanzo drove the other 2 giving us 100% in the Mod series as well.
In 2018 I drove all the OSCAAR Modified nights. I bought David's LM in 2018. He drove the nights I was not able to, we finished 4th in Pro LM standings. Both my cars had 100% in 2018.
In 2019 I raced in all the Modified races, finishing 6th. I missed a few races in the Late Model, Derrick Tiemersma covered for me for a few races that he could make, but between us we couldn't make all the Late Model shows. My 100% was in the Modified.
It was tough racing the Late Model and Modified with the Modified sold in May, and the Late Model in July. The Wilson family bought both cars and allowed me to complete all the races I had scheduled.

1292nights
* 869 CVM
* 299 Late Model
*..85 OSCAAR/OMRS Modified
*..39 Mini Stock....(Plus.....1-2008, 1-2010)...(4 Thunder Car exhibition nights)....(3 Pro 4 exhibition nights)

NOTE:
On some nights we ran 2 classes, example CVM and Late Model or Modified and Late Model.
I only counted those as one night...but in most cases we received points in both of the classes.
At the end of the 2014 season for example I ran 20 Modified races and 16 Late Model, and track
records or series records would show we ran 36 nights, but I only counted double nights as one night, same in 2016, 2017. 2018, 2019.
Not sure how I should deal with that...but that is the reason the totals might not add up.
Any suggestions on how I should do this...let me know by commenting.

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* Averaging 24.9 nights per season
* 43 seasons of Perfect Attendance
* 33 Consecutive seasons with Perfect Attendance Since....1988
* 849 consecutive nights raced since June 5th 1987

Tracks Raced
1. Flamboro Speedway...Ontario
2. Cayuga Speedway...Ontario
3. Pinecrest Speedway...Ontario
4. Wasaga Speedway...Ontario
5. Tillsonburg Speedway...Ontario
6. Sunset Speedway...Ontario
7. Merritville Speedway...Ontario
8. Hideaway Speedway...Ontario
9. Acton Speedway...Ontario
10. Varney Speedway...Ontario
11. Speedway Park...Ontario
12. Sauble Speedway...Ontario
13. Peterborough Speedway...Ontario
14. CNE Speedway...Ontario
15. Delaware Speedway...Ontario
16. Checker Flag Speedway...Ontario
17. Mosport Speedway...Ontario
18. Kawartha Speedway...Ontario
19. Riverside Speedway...Nova Scotia
20. River Glade Speedway...New Brunswick
21. Hammond River Speedway...New Brunswick
22. Lancaster Speedway...New York
23. Aroostook County Speedway...Maine
24. Kalamazoo Speedway...Michigan
25. Spartan Speedway...Michigan
26. Berlin Speedway...Michigan
27. Ideal Speedway...Michigan
28. I-70 Speedway...Michigan
29. Galesburg Speedway...Michigan
30. Stuben County (now Angola Speedway)...Indiana
31. Lake Erie Speedway...New York
32. The Motordrome...Pennsylvania
33. Holland Speedway...New York
34. Dixie Speedway...Michigan
35. Auto City Speedway...Michigan
36. Flat Rock Speedway...Michigan
37. Whittemore Speedway....Michigan
38. Capital City.....Ontario
39. Riverside International Speedway Nova Scotia...(new design)
40. Jukasa Speedway...Ontario (new design)
41. Sunset Speedway...Ontario (new design)
42. East Bound Speedway Newfoundland
43. Petty International...Raceway New Brunswick
44. Speedway 660 New...Brunswick
45. Scotia Speedworld...Nova Scotia
46. Center For Speed...New Brunswick

Note".....there are 3 tracks here that are duplicated. Riverside Speedway, now Riverside International Speedway, Sunset Speedway, still Sunset Speedway and Cayuga Speedway, now Jukasa Speedway. I ran them all years ago, and they've been completely redone, a new different track design for certain. That's why I listed them again.

* 2 Championships 1989....1999

2893....Total Races Entered

* 55.6 average races per year since 1969
* Mini Stock..................83...(78 Pre Hobby days...2 through Dave Watson 2008...3 Tim Tolton 2010...0 Ken Stenhouse 2012 Crashed)
*Hobby/CVM..............1852...(Drove Rick Warnes #95 in Clash...2 races...2006)
*late Model.................726
* OSCAAR Modified........212....(including 6 OMRS Mod races)
* Thunder Car...............11..(2 Van Slingerland 2008 Race, 2 Dave Osborne 2010 Race, 7 Jason Legge (3-2011 4-2015)
* Outlaw Pro 4 Mod..........9..(9 with D. Hodgk' ...5/2013 (won 2 including Del' Feature July 26th)..2 in 2014...2 in 2015)

40 Feature Wins
* 1 Mini Stock (Cayuga 1971)
* 1 Outlaw Pro 4 Modified (Delaware 2013)
* 30 Hobby/CVM (Flamboro, Sauble, Sunset , Peterborough 99', Varney-Barrie 87', Speedway Park 75', Kalamazoo 88', Spartan 95', CNE 90)
* 5 Late Model (Flamboro 2005, 2006 (2) 2008, Full Throttle 2015)
* 3 OSCAAR Modified (Full Throttle 2014...not OSCAAR Sanctioned....Flamboro 2016.....Sauble 2018)
Note We won a few CVM features at Flamboro, Sauble and Sunset.
Note:
*We finally won our first feature in one of our cars, the Modified on September 9th 2014 at Full Throttle.
* We broke a 5 year drought in feature wins, July 26th 2013 in the Outlaw Pro 4 Modified at Delaware.
That was our 36th career feature win, and our first ever feature win at Delaware Speedway. It was also
5 years to the day from our last feature win, July 26th 2008.....2015 we won our first LM feature in 7 years at Varney)
* 2016 we finally won our first OSCAAR Modified feature at Flamboro Speedway on August 6th
* 2018 we won our 40th feature win at Sauble Speedway on August 11th

260 Total wins
* 6 Mini Stock
* 188 Hobby/CVM
* 44 Late Model
* 2 Outlaw Pro 4 Modified
* 20 OSCAAR Modified

* First Mini stock win 1969 Acton Speedway
* First Feature win Mini Stock Cayuga 1971
* First Pro 4 Mod win at Delaware 2013
* First Pro 4 Mod feature win Delaware July 26th 2013
* First Hobby race win a consi 1974 "our 36th night in that class".
* First Hobby Feature win August 1st Satelite Speedway 1975 (formerly Speedway Park)
* First late Model Heat Win Flamboro June 4th 2005
* First Late Model Feature Win Flamboro June 25th 2005 (David 2nd)
* First Modified Heat Win Barrie Speedway June 14th 2014
* First Modified Feature Win Varney Speedway September 21st 2014

Points
* 46 Seasons of 51.... were Top 10 Points
* 24 Seasons of 51.... were Top 5 Points

Note:
Below is the run down of the standings, nights, races and wins.
Some seasons from 2004 on, included other classes, tracks or series.
But the standings posted are from one series only, the committed one if I
was in more than one. So in 2008 I ran Delaware and finished
16th, but ran Flamboro and finished 4th, that was my home track.
In 2014 I ran 3 series, Sunset Speedway, OSCAAR Modified and Full Throttle Mods.
My main focus was OSCAAR Modifieds.But we finished 2nd in Full Throttle points.

* 41 seasons perfect attendance

Year Points.........Nights.....Races.....Wins......Features
1969-9th...............13..........26..........2............0.....missed 2
1970-9th...............13..........26..........1............0.....100%
1971-4th...............13..........26..........3............1.....100%
1972-20th.............13..........30..........0............0.....missed 4
1973-12th.............30..........64..........5............0.....missed 4
1974-13th.............30..........62..........4............0.....missed 2
1975-12th.............35..........77..........6............1.....100%
1976-15th.............18..........42..........2............1.....missed 2
1977-9th...............24..........46.........3............0.....missed 1
1978-10th..............31..........68.........6............1.....100%
1979-12th..............26..........57.........6............0.....100%
1980-9th...............24..........61..........2............0.....missed 1
1981-6th...............29..........80..........5............0.....missed 1
1982-7th...............28..........64..........4............0.....100%
1983-7th...............28..........69..........7............0.....100%
1984-8th...............30..........74..........7............1.....100%
1985-10th.............24..........49..........1............0.....100%
1986-8th...............27..........55..........6............1.....100%
1987-4th...............25..........52..........7............3.....missed 2 (suspended)
1988-3rd...............29..........58..........4............1.....100%
1989-1st...............30..........63..........3............1.....100%
1990-9th...............39..........75..........8............1.....100%
1991-8th...............25..........42..........2............0.....100%
1992-5th...............24..........57..........8............1.....100%
1993-3rd...............29..........61..........6............2.....100%
1994-2nd...............28..........58..........8...........1......100%
1995-3rd...............32..........65..........15..........4......100%
1996-5th...............23..........47..........6............1.....100%
1997-6th...............26..........55..........9............2.....100%
1998-4th...............28..........61..........4............0.....100%
1999-1st...............24..........50..........4............1.....100%
2000-6th...............21..........48..........7............4.....100%
2001-7th...............17..........37..........7............0.....100%
2002-5th...............19..........40..........10..........2......100%
2003-5th...............17..........39..........5............0.....100%
2004-6th...............22..........43..........7............2.....100%
2005-5th...............26..........73..........7............1.....100%
2006-4th...............25..........64..........9............0.....100%
2007-4th...............25..........61..........10..........1......100%
2008-4th...............25..........61..........5............1.....100%
2009-4th...............25..........55..........2............0.....100%
2010-4th...............26..........66..........3............0.....100%
2011-6th...............24..........52..........4............0.....100%
2012-10th..............28..........74..........3............0.....100%
2013-12th..............29..........76..........2............1.....100%
2014-3rd...............34..........86..........7............1.....100% (100% in Modified)..20th in Sunset LM points....2nd FTMS
2015-4th...............32..........81..........2............1.....100% (100% in Modified)..7th in Sauble points- 5th Varney LM)
2016-4th...............24..........52..........2............1.....100% (100% Modified 4th in points)...8th LM points Flamboro
2017-5th...............23..........54..........3............0.....100% (100% Pro LM 8th)....5th in OSCAAR Mod Points
2018-4th-4th..........17..........42..........7............1.....100% (100% Mod & LM) David & I got 4th in LM & I got 4th
2019 6th-11th ........24..........54...........1........... 0.....100% (100% OSCAAR Mod) Missed a few LM sched-conflict
2020 NA Covid........15..........15...........0............0.....100% (All special races in 2020 due to Covid, no points)

Average Points Finish...7th
NOTE:....During my 33 years with the Hobby Club rarely did we have less than 24 cars, in fact 1978 saw 49 cars sign in one night
also....if I was a third heat car, I would usually start no closer than 18th in the feature, many times 20th after qualifying through the heat
....from 73 to 79 we ran Little Features (depending on car count) and at one point the 1st heat did not qualify for the Feature. So winning the first heat and the Little Feature helped give enough points to advance (hopefully) in heat #2. Even then a racer would not be guaranteed a start in the Feature because with 12 to 14 cars in a heat, you needed to finish in the top 8, then another 8 of the consi went in the Feature, the remaining cars went to the back of the Little Feature behind the first heat cars....this handicap system was established based on car count, when we had 36 or more cars. That format prevented a dozen teams from loading up each week, and gave them a chance to race.
* David and I teamed up for the first and only time in 2018 in the Late Model and we got 4th in points. He retired at the end of 2018 :(
Specialty Awards
* Best Appearing Car....20 Times
-1969................................................................................1...Mini Stock Cayuga
-1985 (Dizzy Dean) 85 86,92,95,97............................................6...Hobby Division
-2005, 08, 09, 10, 12,13, 15,2018..............................................8... Late Model
-2016,2018 Rick Woolner, 2019..Iroman72...2019..Banquet 2019........5....OSCAAR Modifieds
Note:
We won the TCM Maritime the Best Appearing Car award in 2020 by the fan vote...but a panel of judges didn't agree. We got 2nd.
* Most Improved Driver......1971
* Most Popular Driver.........7 Times
-1982,1985,1988,1993,1997,1999 Hobby Division....2020 (TCM Award winner Maritimes)
* Driver of the Year..........1993
* Twin 25 Champion..........1999
* Mid Season Champion......2000,2002
* Best Engineered Car........2004
* Hard Charger................2001, 2013
* Rookie of the Year..........2005 Late Model
* Media Award Winner.......2012,2013
* Sportsman of the Year.....12 Times
-1984,85,90,98,99 Hobby Division
-2008,2009,2010............... Late Model
-2014,2015,2017, 2018........ OSCAAR Modified
* Best Pit Crew................3 Times
-1990,1993....Hobby Division
-2012.....Late Model Sunset Speedway
* Hall of Fame.................1997 (CVM).....2017 (Flamboro Speedway)

Trivia
* Ran 5 features in one night October 25th Flamboro 2016....3 Late Model 50 lap..2 Modified 30 lap
* Most Feature wins in one year 4, did it twice in Hobby 1995 and 2000
* Most wins in one year 15...1995...4 Features and 11 Heats Hobby Class
* Won a Late Model & Hobby Race (heat) in the same year twice...2007, 2011
* Won 2nd "Clash" in 2006 driving for Rick Warnes #95
* Won 40th career feature August 11th 2018
* Won 19 features after turning 50.....1997 to 2018
* Shared driving with my son for the first time in 2018 in LM at Flamboro. We finished 4th.
* Won Nest Appearing Car in two different classes...Late Model Flamboro Speedway...Modified OSCAAR
* Won Best Appearing Car 3 times in 2019 with the Modified...first time ever for that.

David & I First & Second In Features
* 7 times in CVM/Hobby...David Won 6....Dad 1
* 3 times In Late Model......Dad Won 2....David 1

David & I share Late Model 2018
We finish 4th.... January 14th 2019 It was a sad day for me....David announces his retirement from racing :?
But I understand, he has had an amazing career, with feature wins and Championships, so proud of my son, one of the best Pro Late Model drivers in Canada, and never once a new car......one day I will retire........right :lol:


* 2 Stuck throttles...1973 Pinecrest and 1990 at CNE

* Raced with Son and Daughter in 1992

* Hobby, CVM President 7 times...1984, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2004

* Won the "Mid Season Championship" for the first time after 29 tries in 2000 Sauble Speedway

* Won 2 Features in USA 1988 Kalamazoo, 1995 Spartan Speedway

* Set fast time at Sauble Speedway in 1999 CVM.....16:001

* Ran 100% at 2 tracks in 2009 in Late Models...Delaware and Flamboro

* Ran #9 in Hobby 1985, ran #9 at Delaware in Late Model 2009 (had 2 Late Models that year)

* Elliott's win all races May 24, 2008 David & I win our heats, David wins feature Dad takes 2nd.

* Win heat & feature at Delaware in Pro 4 Modified. First time in the car, also our first ever feature win at Delaware
* David and I team up to run Late Model at Flamboro, 2018-we finish 4th, 2 points out of 3rd. I raced the Modified full time in 2018

7 Roll Overs
3 Mini Stock
1 Cayuga...................1969
2 Acton Speedway........1969

4 Hobby
1 Speedway Park..........1972
1 Speedway Park..........1973
1 Flamboro Speedway....1978
1 Flamboro Speedway....1979
* 1979 was an End Over End...wild

Note:...Rolled over back to back races at Acton Speedway, the Feature one week and the first heat out the next week.

Pictures Of Our First Win In Each Division We Ran (we considered Demo Derbys racing because I entered a lot of them and fans cheered :)
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Re: 44 Year Stats

Postby Gary » Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:12 pm

We will recap these stats and put them in our 40th Anniversary souvenir program.
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Re: 44 Year Stats

Postby Flying Brian » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:47 am

Absolutely AWESOME!! You must have smashed any kind of racing record in Canada and maybe even the U.S. Way to go buddy. Keep it up.
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Re: 44 Year Stats

Postby Gary » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:28 am

Hey Brian, thank you. I'm not sure about that, but thanks. I think the 40 years with Quaker State is a world record for a sports person and major sponsor.
I've also had 25 seasons in a row of perfect attendance, but not sure if that is a record either. Regardless I love the sport and the many people l'v met on this journey, like you Brian. I would do it again.
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Re: 45 Year Stats

Postby Gary » Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:46 am

Our 2014 race schedule is just about done. It will be posted as soon as a few tracks post dates and Sunset has their schedule done.

By mid July, if there are no rain outs we should hit our 700th consecutive night of racing. We will keep our fans posted.
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Re: 47 Year Stats

Post by Gary » Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:26 pm

2016 schedule almost done

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