Diary Of A Season 2021

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Gary
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Diary Of A Season 2021

Post by Gary » Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:21 pm

Happy New Year everyone, hope you had a great Christmas and the new restrictions for Covid are not affecting your business or home life. Wishing you all and your families a safe 2021.

I have some news to post soon re 2021, our sponsor update and planned schedule. I will post that soon. I am currently trying to get my site updated
to post pictures on the front page, hopefully that is very soon.
Thanks for your patience....news coming soon. :mrgreen:

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Re: Diary Of A Season 2021

Post by Gary » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:53 am

We are living in very tough times right now. My prayer is we will soon be free, that vaccines will keep our seniors and those with weak immune systems. Praying that vaccines are what we are told they are....safe.

I went to Ontario for Christmas to visit my children and grand children. Buttons and I had a great 3 weeks with them. We left Ontario at 7am
January 4th and drove straight through, crossing the Nova Scotia border at 12:30 am on the 5th, and got home at 1:30 am.
Staying in the house, obeying my 14 day House Arrest. Can't wait until we are all free of this virus and the lockdowns.

I have been busy getting sponsors on board for 2021. It's not easy with COVID. I have let all those who will be with us in 2021 that no funds will be requested until we know we can race. Our team raced 8 times in 2020. The Maritimes has very few cases. People testing positive, for the most part, are free of symptoms within a few days, much like we always were years ago with a cold or the flu.

Quaker State will be back with us for a 48th season.
Lincoln Electric has confirmed they will be back with us as well for the 18th season.
Grindstone Landscaping has also agreed to return in 2021. This will be our 134th season together.
FMS
has agreed to sign on again with us in 2021. They have supported my team in various ways since 2005.
PPG will return with us for the 9th season. They supplied all the paint and materials for PYE Chevrolet to paint our car. Very much appreciate their support and coming back on with us.
Permatex is also back for 2021 for a 9th season with a line up of great product for us to use.
EPIC Race Wear will return for another season. They have been a great help with me for apparel and promo items
Inscapes Graphics & Printing has agree to do our autograph cards again in 2021. They help me very much with promo and press releases.
Strictly Hydraulics has also resigned with us. They supported my team when we came to race in Nova Scotia at RIS n 2016 and 2017.
PYE Chevrolet is back for 2021. They painted our car panels, doing a great job again.
Finish Line Graphics will return in 2021 to letter our car and keep us looking good. We finished runner up in Best Appearing Car. Great job.

I am still in need of a least 3 sponsors to get us through 2021 financially. This is the most expensive series to run but it's also the most prestigious in the Maritimes. We hope to race all the Maritime Pro Stock Tour races (13), and make a few other special events at other tracks in the Maritimes. Center For Speed in Shediac, Speedway 660 and Petty International Raceway. I will be racing at Petty regardless, but hope to compete in the mini series between them and Speedway 660.

If we get back to normal, no COVID lockdowns, we will be racing, I am sure, unless there is something else planned, or coming that we haven't thought of yet. Praying for small businesses and families on the brink without enough to cover their home expenses.
Racing is way down the line when it comes to health and the well being of those at most risk from the virus, and the shutdowns.

I will update our race program again soon. Here is the press release sent out by Tim Terry's company TCM regarding the Most Popular award.
Thanks for visiting our site. :)
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Re: Diary Of A Season 2021

Post by Gary » Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:02 pm

Preparing for 2021 we are in need of a few sponsors, although there are other ways to support us. One way our fans can help is by purchasing my new CD. 15 original songs. The CD and shipping is $15 to anywhere in the Maritimes and Ontario.
Please let me know if you could support us through a CD purchase.
You can reach me at 905-928-8086 through text or call, or email me at garyelliottmotorsports@gmail.com
Click on the link and push PLAY to listen.

We will be announcing a way soon to purchase t-shirts and Hoodies from us. I will post that info once it's forwarded to me.
Thank you for visiting our site.
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Re: Diary Of A Season 2021

Post by Gary » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:36 pm

There has been an article written in Speedway Illustrated about our team re the longevity with Quaker State. I will be posting soon, meanwhile if you have a subscription with S.I. you will see the article, written by Tom Baker in the March issue.
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Re: Diary Of A Season 2021

Post by Gary » Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:21 am

Its been a slow off season connecting wise with sponsors and potential sponsors. I have presented many proposals but have failed to get a new sponsor. I even let them know I would not be requiring any funds until we are certain to be going racing.
So far our team had secured sponsorship from the following companies, some product, some financial support.
* Quaker State.........48th season
* Lincoln Electric......19th season
* FMS....................18th season
* Grindstone............14th season
* Permatex..............9th season
* PPG.....................9th season
* EPIC Racewear........6th season
* Inscapes...............4th season
* PYE Chevrolet........2nd season
* Strictly Hydraulics...2nd season
Finish Line..............2nd season

I won't be lettering the car until we have all our sponsors in place. I am still waiting to hear back from 3 potential sponsors, and I am approaching a few others. I'm not giving up and I do believe we will be racing in 2021, much more than we did in 2020.
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Waiting for lettering and graphics
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Once we get all our sponsors we will have Finish Line Graphics letter the car
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Buttons always needs to be with me constantly, it's only fitting she gets in the pictures....NOTE: I left the roof number on the car. :mrgreen:

Thanks for visiting our site. If you know of anyone who would like to be part of our team, here in the Maritime's or in Ontario please let me know by email or phone. garyelliottmotorsports@gmail.com ..... 905-928-8086 Thank you

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Re: Diary Of A Season 2021

Post by Gary » Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:10 am

It's been a while since I have much to post. The car is pretty well finished, some small things left to do, otherwise we are ready.
Special thanks to Shannon, Ray, Bob, Chris, Tyler and Jeff for the off season help. Kerry has been unable to make it to our shop, but he is far away, but will join us at the shop soon.

We have also had an addition to our crew, a youngster Jack Lynds. Jack has followed the Maritime Pro Stock Tour and wanted to join a team. When he called me I invited him to the shop. We had a great visit. I explained to him the things we do on the car for maintenance, how I race, our budgets, and how budgets dictate how hard a driver can race if he wants to make all the shows. Jack, like the rest of our crew, both here and in Ontario, was very understanding and I welcomed him aboard.
We have secured a few sponsors. Still working on the funding part of our program. At this point we are close to being able to compete in the full MPST schedule as well as 2 races in New Brunswick and 2 in Ontario.
Ontario will depend on Covid, whether or not we can actually go to Ontario without a quarantine there or back here. It will likely be just me and Buttons heading to Ontario. My crew there will help us Jim, Troy, Louie, Gehrig and Stephen. I hope to post our schedule soon.

All our 2020 sponsors are back with us. Flamboro Machine Shop has let me know this will be there final season supporting our team. I appreciate very much the partnership I've had with them for the past 18 seasons.

We are still looking for at least 3 more sponsors to help cover us for 2021. We will represent all our sponsors in the same professional manner we have for the past 5 plus decades.

My goals are to reach 50 years with Quaker State, hit 900 consecutive nights, (849 now....1292 total) to help all my sponsors sell their products or services by promoting them here, on face book and doing off track show events.

More updates to come. The team will be getting together in mid April to complete the car, prepare the trailer and be ready for our first scheduled race (May 22nd Petty International Raceway). We should be ready in plenty of time. Not sure about practice yet, there's no budget for tires for practicing, not yet.

Thanks for visiting our site.

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Re: Diary Of A Season 2021

Post by Gary » Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:18 pm

We have 4 weeks to get our race program set for 2021. The car is 99% ready. Just a few small equipment things to deal with, clean and load the trailer and have the car lettered.
My issue is funding for our team. I approached 25 businesses this past few months. Here's the results
11 said yes
7 said no
7 no reply after many calls, messages etc.

Our schedule is set, 17 races including Ontario. Our goal is to run all the Maritime Pro Stock Tour races, plus a few extra's at Shediac, Petty and Speedway 660.
Here is our tentative schedule for 2021. We still have room on our car for sponsors for tires or whatever to help us through the season.
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Re: Diary Of A Season 2021

Post by Gary » Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:00 pm

Once borders to New Brunswick and PEI open, we should start getting some races in. Our first race is scheduled for the long weekend in May, but somehow I don't think we will get started that soon, more like mid to late June or early July, but we will see how the restrictions deal with the starting of season #53.
Here is our tentative schedule for 2021.
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