In my life, there are three important things - my son, my family and friends, and racing. Ever since
I can remember, I have loved racing and motorsports. It's not a hobby or just a way to spend my free time, it's something
It's a passion.
I first went to the races as an unborn fetus in the fall of 1982 and spring of 1983, riding to Catamount
Stadium in Ma's womb. In Kindergarten, when it came time to draw or create something, my "something" was always a race
car, likely the #48 of Robbie Crouch or the #09 of Ricky Craven. My whole life has been that way - if there's
a project, I'll turn it into something racing-related. Hell, I brought my Street Stock into math class one day.
|My first car
My old man tried his hand at racing in 1993. He wasn't great, but he wasn't awful,
either. He never won, but he finished 10th in points in his first season and won the Most Popular Driver award the next
year. I began driving in 2000, my junior year in high school, and had a typical learning year. Wrecks, DNQs, mechanical
failures, all that jazz.
But we also won a feature at Thunder Road, a place that has made drivers legendary. To take a trophy
away from there is an incredible feeling. All those fans screaming in the stands, the drivers congratulating you, even
the officials telling you that you've done a good job - there's an amazing sense of accomplishment behind that.
Even though I didn't do much in racing, I'm proud of what I did get done. I hope to some day get back at it, and have
as much fun as I did as a 16 year-old kid.
DISCLAIMER: Many of the photos on this website have been used without
prior permission, and for that, we're sorry. For the ones we did ask to use, thanks a ton! Proper credit is due
every photographer, but since tagging every single shot would take a really long time, and we've forgotten a lot of who took
what, let's just thank everyone who has "helped" out now: Alan Ward, Eric LaFleche/VLFPhotos.com, Gene Gagne/OutsideGroove.com,
Leif Tillotson, Brian McCullough (RACEGOD), the late David Heath, Dave Brown, Cindy Weed, John Sullivan, Norm Marx, Bethany
Bell, vintagemodifieds.com, the late Bob Doyle, Ron Pittsley, David Paris, Jim DuPont, Tom Herzig, and myriad others.
A huge thanks goes out to contributors Andy Boright, the late Cho Lee, and Christian "Ti Gaz" Genest, all treasurers
of racing history. You're all awesome and very much appreciated!!!
--- Website updated and maintained in memory of Cho Lee ---