RACE NEWS 2013
SEMI PRO DOOR HIGH
SUPER PRO DOOR HIGH ROLLER
SUPER PRO DRAGSTER HIGH ROLLER
JR. DRAGSTER HIGH ROLLER
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|COVER SHOT: MALCOLM ADD'S THIRD SUPER PRO TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP TO HIS HISTORY BOOKS|
BITS FROM THE PITS:
*We have had a great response from some Jr. Dragster Teams, especially those in the North concerning a Jr. Championship within the Napa Tour Series. The Gilchrist's who are the veterans from up North as well as Brian Parker who will enter his daughter into the world of Jr. racing this season, as well as Jody & Ray Renaud who have added a second Jr. too the team for their kids in 2014. We will work hard at making this happen and hopefully can come up with a title rights holder for the Jr. Dragster Tour Series 2014, stay tuned as the winter months move along for information on this program.
*Speaking of Jr. Dragsters we can also report that Rachel Ogilvie, who could be in her last year of such type of racing before moving up too a big car, will take a charge at the Title in a brand new ride for her. Rachel who has been a winner and a contender since coming on the racing scene 3 years ago will be trying to unseat her younger sister Ashley who won the championship in 2013. The new ride has another story with in it itself, so we will continue this announcement at another time along with the story that goes with it, however Rachel Ogilvie will be a stronger force to reckon with in 2014, and this is not good news for the competition. We are going to have a special feature on all the movement with in the Jr. Ranks as a number of kids move up too big cars, and some get ready too move up. Think about this, we had twenty one jrs. last year, if they all over a period of time move up to big cars?? yep looks pretty good for the future of our sport and yes we know not everyone moves up but looking back over the years more have than have not. Just imagine if 21 more locals joined the super pro ranks
*We will soon be bringing you announcements about advertiser renewals and newbie's, we have quickly learned in this business over the years that nothing is Automatic, Partly because of the economy, and sometimes because of many other things just ask John Force. We have been very fortunate over the years with UNREAL support by advertisers and by advertisers helping us secure other advertisers, stay tuned for some big announcements. This is one of the things that I have always been amazed at and in some case's numb with words of thanks for some of the things that have happened to keep Luskville Dragway and NHRA Drag Racing going and growing strong locally. I will always be indebted to those that have gone WAY ABOVE the cause to help, both financially, vocally and morally. This is the part that also amazes me, as these are also some of the people who drive out of there way, in some cases past other race tracks, to race at events we put on, whether it be Luskville, Shannonville, Elliott Lake or where ever, yet we have some that sit on our door step and don't support drag racing locally. You can give me what ever reason you want, but if your a drag racer you want drag racing, the only way drag racing survives is if you support it!
*And speaking of advertisers remember support those that support us, whether it be a Christmas gift, and gas fill up or an engine rebuild our advertisers deserve your support, and tell you what if you have an interesting story of supporting one of our advertisers send it too us and we will do a write up on it? Don't be shy.
*Too finish up Bits from the pits this week we do a little reminiscing, I ran across this old picture of a car that ended its life running a lot at Luskville Dragway. The Pro Stock was originally owned by Frank Marino the leader of the rock band Mahogany Rush a Montreal based rock band. The car was actually used on one of the bands album covers and this pic takes to some great memories of our sport and just how far we have come. Luskville Dragway has certainly played its part in the history of drag racing as well as the future of drag racing, and seeing pics like this just confirms that even more.
|DEREK MALCOLM MAKES IT THREE SUPER PRO
TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS: DEC 6/2013
As I have said many times, when it comes to the kids that have grown up at the track, It is very easy to write these stories about them, and this one is even easier as Derek Malcolm is our Son, for those that don't already know that. Yes Derek has grown up at the race track, as he was one of the very young kid's along with a number of other racers kids that actually had their own baby sitter right at the track. Yes the area where the old apple tree stood, that was recently removed use to sit a small cabin which was fenced so the kids could play with out getting out where the cars where going by. Derek then went on to help with chores at the track, to the ticket booth, too the staging lanes, too a Jr. Dragster, which he would also take too the track championship very early in his Drag Racing Career. Well things have change quite a bit since then, and some things have not, Derek still does just about anything that needs to be done at the track while trying too fit in between these chores driving a race car, and yes he does a pretty good job of both. Derek is totally responsible for most of the operations of the timing system and is quite often called on at other tracks to add his voice because of his extensive experience and solid record of doing so. Derek is also responsible for most of the logistics in the tear down of Luskville, the set up of the airports and the reverse of that once the airport races are done. Lately he has also taken on some leadership in the meetings aspect of the timing system and how we run the races that are held at the airport venues as well. And yes this is all done, with the effort of still trying to run a full fledge drag racing program along with his team mate Troy Davis, something that sometimes becomes quite a shore as one can imagine. After Derek's Jr. Dragster Days he moved on too a number of race cars, everything from a Bantam Altered (which he won his first track championship in) to a number of dragsters and one wild Vega thrown in, too his current ride the brand new Chrome Worx Dragster that he won this years championship with. Derek had great success with all of his cars, other than the little white Vega which he was never quite able to get a handle on, and it didn't stay around very long.
Derek who is married with two beautiful young girls Olivia and Julia who along with Mom Taz live in Barrhaven where Derek runs his very successful Malcolm Carpentry and Building Construction Company, something that keeps him very busy. Quite often all or some of the girls travel to the race's and the race track on weekends to be with Dad when is running his race car.
Over the years this 30 year old has done his fare share of winning, his wall of Wally's is a good sign of that and this past season was no different and with a new car which he took delivery of in late spring. The new Chrome Worx car was Derek's first brand new car and many would have been happy to just get a new car sorted out and go some rounds, but Derek had a stellar year with the new piece culminating with the Super Pro Track Championship. Along that road too the title Mr. Malcolm took home his third Bracket Bonanza Championship $10,000. as well as a big $5000. win at I-Car in Mirabel which help seal the deal for the championship, as the Saturday win came with live rounds all the way too the winners circle. For 2014 things will get even busier as Malcolm defends his title and ADM Motorsports has added a door car (actually truck) to its program in an effort to support door car racing and split ladders. Derek along with Team Mate Troy Davis will be joined by Kyle Jessup as co-drivers as they try to take the new ride to the winners circle. Derek has driven almost everything (including some test runs in a jet car many years back) and has also hinted he would like to compete in Semi Pro "maybe" so who knows what 2014 will bring. Like Semi Pro Champ Ian Gould, and Jr. Dragster Champion Ashley Ogilvie, Derek Malcolm will represent Luskville Dragway and the sport of Drag Racing as a Champion.
|2ND ANNUAL WINTER NATIONALS PRACTICE
TREE COMPETITION SET FOR FEB 15/2014: DEC 6/13
Anyone who was at last winters Practice Tree competition at Busters Bar & Grill will quickly admit that it was one hell of a party and a great mid winter get together for everyone. Well we can officially announce that the second annual practice tree competition has been scheduled for February 15/ 2014, and plans are on going to make the fun greater, the prizes bigger and the turnout larger. Last year racers, crews, advertisers and just fans traveled from as far away as New Jersey, Belleville, Kingston, Montreal as well as all of the local drag racing folks who packed the Carling Ave. establishment. Like last year tons of prizes will be up for grabs as well as large payouts for both the Jr. Dragster Class as well as the Main Event. Derek and Troy are once again organizing and taking full charge of this event like they did last year and like earlier said by all accounts did a great job of doing so. Last year saw racers from the Shannonville Dragstrip, the I-Car Dragstrip and Luskville Dragway doing battle along with a number of US competitors, this year will see even more folks from those race tracks. The party begins late afternoon as everyone comes in early to have some of Busters great food and cold beverages which the fun place is known for. Last years main event featured Trevor Tandy and Russ Adams in the finals and both have confirmed their entree's for this years affair with Trevor promising revenge on Mr. Adams. Last years Jr. Dragster practice tree champion Jacob Wilson will in all likely hood be running in the main event along with his Dad Scott which will open the door wide for the rest of the kids to take a shot at that title. Lots of prizes are planned to be given away, and anyone that was there last year will attest everyone got something. Mark it on your calendar now, its also a great time to see old friends that you have not seen since the banquet or in some cases since the end of the season. FEB.15/2014 BUSTERS BAR & GRILL
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