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Welcome to Elliott Racing

2014 will mark our 46th season of consecutive stock car racing. We are very happy with the schedule of races we have planned for our many fans, and to support the local tracks and our sponsors. Perhaps most important to us is having Quaker State back with us for an amazing 41st season. We are so thankful for their support for our race team and will be doing more shows this summer than in the past to support all our wonderful sponsors and this awesome sport........We are proud to have coming back in 2014 Lincoln Welders for the 12th season, JDS returns for the 10th year with us. The rest of our sponsor team include, Timber Green Landscaping, Grind Stone Landscaping, Flamboro Machine Shop, Creative Edge, Embroidme Open Doors, Scripture Union, PPG, Drew Mack, Arctica Home Heating and Air Conditioning, and Permatex. We appreciate the support of all of these wonderful sponsors. We are also excited to have with us for the first time as team sponsors, Direct Energy and Oakville Trailers........ As we head into our 46th year of non stop racing, this season has a few exciting things to look forward to. We are very close to a milestone of 700 consecutive nights racing. We have a total of 1136 nights prior to the start of this season, and of those, 687 have been a consistent streak since June of 1987. Our first priority this year is to hit the 700 night mark, and it will happen on the 13th race of 2014 schedule. If there are no rain outs, that special night will fall on July 5th at Capital City Speedway. This could be a double historic night for us if the 700th night happens at Capital City because it will also be our first ever race at this track near Ottawa. We plan to have Frisbees for the fans and competitors for that night, highlighting the 700 nights..........We will be giving our full commitment to the 13 race OSCAAR Modified schedule. Our plan is to race all the Modified shows to compete for the Championship and "Rookie of the Year" honors. Our Mod will be the fastest car ever brought to the races by Gary Elliott Motorsports..........We will dedicate most of the Late Model races to Sunset Speedway, however, we will not be points contenders because of the conflict in scheduling with the Modified. There are 4 nights where both the Mod and Late Model compete, and we will be supporting the Mod series first. However, it is possible to get a replacement driver for 2 of the 4 races we will miss, that is the max a replacement driver can fill in to accumulate points. At this time we hope our grand son Gehrig can run 2 of those four, possibly more..........we also plan to continue our streak of perfect attendance seasons with the Modified. We are at 37 seasons now and the goal is to reach 40 before we do our final lap in this awesome sport 5 years from now, God willing.........Our grand children will race in 2014. Lauren will compete in the full Mini Stock schedule at Sunset Speedway and Gehrig will compete in all the special events at all tracks, including the OSCAAR Mini Stock shows.........we also are very thankful for our friends in our pit crews. Bob Pereira, Matt Smith, Jim Hulzinga, Ryan Elliott, Jason Green, Peter Shelton, Don Mierzswinski, are committed to help us as often as possible during the season. David Elliott will lend his support for our grand children whenever he is available. Shirley will organize and run the Mini Stock team as well as support both the Mod and Late Model when she isn't helping Gehrig and Lauren...........we will be supporting Project Track Champion, Access Motorsports in the world of stock car racing, geared to the handicapped persons who may want to know more about race cars and get involved at one of the races we attend. All our cars will support the PTCAM logo........... 2014 is going to be a huge season for us and we hope to make it a memorable year as we focus on racing hard, showing our cars and having fun. Weekly races are updated on the Message Board in General Chat under "Diary Of A Season 2014" check it out while you are here, as well as the rest of the history we have posted...........thanks for visiting our web site, please support our sport and our sponsors when ever you can......God bless.

Late Model Makes Our Pre Season Kick Off

April 13
April 13
Pre Season Kick Off, LM Not Lettered, But Joins The Rest Of Our Cars For Special Event
    What a hectic week getting ready for our Pre Season Kick Off. The hard work paid off, it was a great day, I will post pictures on that soon........Meanwhile, our Late Model got a fantastic paint job by Jim Sweers and will head to Creative Edge next Monday, the 21st for lettering. I have posted some pictures of the painting of our LM on "Diary of a Season 2014".......Our Modified is at Oakville Trailers and will get a suspension set up from Ron Easton. We have new shocks coming, I didn't get the shocks that were on the Mod from 2013, I knew they were not part of the deal, but thanks to Jeff Walt and Brian MacDonald, we will be geared up by the end of the week with shocks for the Mod. It also needs the brakes bled and some other things, but Ron wants to scale it and set it up for us, and I'm good with that, he raced these cars for 4 years in the U.S. The Modified also has a different style sway bar that we will need to learn how to adjust and Ron will show us that as well......Tonight the LM was scaled, not permanent, but for total weight and left side. Rule changes for 2014 allow us to go from 55% left side to 55.5% and our totals have been reduced 25 pounds from 2850 to 2825 after a heat race and 2800 after the feature. We are close right now, the led has to be bolted in and then final scale done by the end of the week. Then we load the LM for lettering......More pictures like this one, from Sunday, will be on our Message Board by tomorrow night


 

Just Like A Model Car

April 12th
April 12th
Jim, Chris Randy and Bob Slide Body Over Chassis....I Take The Picture
    While the body was off Jim and Bob got three items of welding done, easy access and then the chassis was power washed by Jim. Once that was done the boys installed the body and I got a good picture of it....I didn't take too long so I could run back and help :).......there are more pictures of the paint and assembly on Diary of a Season 2014.......I will start posting pictures of our event later today. It was an awesome success, thank you Lord.


 

Paint Scheme Finished

Jim Sweers
Jim Sweers
Three Color Paint Scheme Done On Late Model
    Jim Sweers finished the paint on our Late Model on Friday. It was a different paint scheme this year, 3 colors, more difficult, but he did it the way I wanted and I am very happy with how it looks. Jim also painted the inside of the car as well making it look clean. More pictures to come....I have been crazy busy getting caught up and preparing for our big event this past weekend, more on that soon as well.


 

Late Model Ready For Paint

2014 Late Model
2014 Late Model
Jim Sweers Ready TO Paint Our Late Model
    After Ron Easton finished the welding, installing the body and front end work for our 2014 Late Model, we sent it to Jim Sweers for paint. Ron painted our show car and did an awesome job, and Jim will once again paint our racing Late Model. Jim was away or would have painted both cars, although this long severe cold winter has put things behind a little for everyone and painting can't be done in the cold.........once Jim is finished the car will come back home for our Pre Season Kick Off event. It won't be lettered but it will be ready for show that day and then head to Creative Edge for lettering. It is unlikely it will be able to be lettered this week because of the time to paint the 3 colors and the delay because of the cold to get the car to Jim's for paint.......the Mini Stock is almost ready, a few hours and it will be race ready......Our Mod just needs shocks and a final set up, plus thorough going over on a hoist nut and bolt wise. There is an oil leak from the quick change area that will be fixed as well.....we are also preparing our home for our Pre Season Kick Off next Sunday, race season #46 getting closer.


 

Progress On Late Model

Sunset Late Model
Sunset Late Model
Bob Pereira Sets Hoist For Engine Placement
    With time the issue right now, Bob and I got some work done on Saturday, namely the engine and transmission in, as well as the headers and some of the bolt on things like the rad and hoses and starter.....On Sunday I spent much of the late afternoon and early evening preparing the hubs, bearings and brakes for repacking and sanding.....on Monday I took advantage of a beautiful day to get many more parts installed on the car, plus all the fluids, hooking up linkages, lines etc. Now the engine was ready to start. It sounded so good, but Bob noticed the drivers side exhaust was leaking, it turned out being a defective gasket, we'll replace that tomorrow. The drive line is all in, and the hubs are back on the car. We found a few things worth replacing, a brake line with a kink, and other small things......the car goes to Jim Sweers on Thursday for paint and then to Steve Lyons of Creative Edge for lettering. We are right on schedule with this car.......The show car will get an engine soon, and the Mod heads to Oakville Trailers next week for final set up, shocks and scaling. Gehrig and Lauren have done the finishing touches on the Mini Stock, so it to will be race ready with a few hours of work. New tires, some engine and chassis work should let the kids have some fun this year.......It was such a nice day, and really nice to hear the birds chirping. Perhaps it was the combination of the birds, warm sun and the melting snow that would encourage the neighbors to think spring was finally here, or maybe it was the sound of our race engine humming in the shop that validated winter was over.....We love hearing the race engine after being silent for six months. Another week on the cars, then the trailers then have a fun day on April 13th for our Pre Season Kick Off, some last minute checks on all the cars, a practice day or two and we're ready for our 46th season......Thank you for visiting our site.