In the winter of 1995 we built our I.M.C.A. race car from components assembled from a previously owned race car and an early 70's Chevelle. The car was essentially built from the ground up including a new frame, modified chassis, rebuilt running gear and new body.
All the work we completed by ourselves in our well equipped 1200 ft 2 workshop near Fort Saskatchewan. We have a tow vehicle, trailer and the necessary support equipment.
1995 was our rookie year in auto racing and was considered a success. Our team was the only true rookie team (never having raced before) and with Chris as a young driver, we attracted a lot of interest from fellow racers and fans alike.
Of the 14 cars registered in the I.M.C.A. Modified Class at Capital Raceway, we consistently placed 7 th overall in points finishing the season in 9 th place. Of the 78 cars registered in Canada, we finished the season in 39 th place. Of the 26 rookies registered in Canada, we finished the season in 9 th place.
Throughout 1996 to 1998 we competed in Edmonton, Wetaskiwin, Calgary, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Hythe (Grande Prairie), Saskatoon and Swift Current. Consistently finishing in the top 10 in 1998, Chris finished 9 th in the Canada modified tour out of the 32 cars competing and was co-recipient of the Hard Charger Award.In the fall of 1998 we sold the modified car and purchased a Sportsman Sprint Car which we raced in the exciting seasons in Edmonton throughout Alberta and in Saskatchewan and British Columbia. With five seasons of experience in this class, we have a championship in 2002, 5 feature wins in a row, a first for our class, and the 2003 championship.