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New Race Director for CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour
The position became available following the end of the 2008 season when long time Race Director Mike Ledwidge stepped down from the position due to family commitments. General Manager Ron Clarke made the announcement recently. “Scott is very well known in the racing community and we are confident he will make an excellent addition to the Tour,” said Clarke. “Mike Ledwidge and his father Ernie have been pillars of the Tour for the last decade, replacing them was not something we wanted to do but we understand that they want to spend more time with their families.”
Scott Alexander was born to a racing family. His parents, Don & Marlene Alexander, were very involved in racing and owned Seabreeze Raceway in the late 60s and early 70s. Scott grew up in Cole Harbour with his brother Kirk and sister Janet. Scott’s racing career began in 1990, when he was at Scotia Speedworld helping an old friend, Ronnie Parker. Ronnie told Scott to take his hobby stock out for the feature and see how he liked it. Scott finished 3rd in that race and has never looked back. Within a couple of weeks, he purchased a Street Stock and raced in the division for 4 years.
And they're off!
Scott decided in 1995 to move up and try the “Late Model” Division. This division proved to be his most successful. In 1997, Scott won his first and only championship. He continued to race occasionally until the fall of 1998, when Scott purchased the Pro Stock of Steve Piccott and decided to give MASCAR a try. In 1999, Scott ran his only full tour of MASCAR. He finished 2nd in the Rookie of the Year chase to future Pro Stock Tour Champion Shawn Tucker.
In addition to his racing activities, Scott has been successful in the business world. He, brother Kirk, and wife Corrina operate R&S Sign Design. His son, Michael races weekly at Scotia Speedworld in the Hobby Stock division. The CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour is operated by the Maritime Pro Stock Tour Limited and features an 11 race series at five different venues throughout the Maritimes.
Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame opens this Summer
When family and friends come to visit, you can bring them to showoff your new museum. This Hall is for every motor sports enthusiast. Items are needed for the museum, either on loan or as a gift, this is a way you may help. There are two rooms and a kitchen available to rent for special occasions, such as: family re-unions, study programs, meetings, musical events, plays, dinner theatre, etc. Prices will be posted for the use of the rooms and tours as soon as possible.
Bookings may be arranged by calling 506-756-2110. A special annual Motor Sport Club Membership has been arranged. Paul Forgrave and Joe Eagles are looking after getting the information to the Clubs. The fee is $100.00 annually, for this the Club may appoint a representative to have voting rights at the Hall Of Fame meetings.
The Club will receive a Certificate and all correspondence. The Club will be given use of the function rooms and picnic area for a prescheduled day for meetings, show and shine, meet and greet, etc.. The annual Business Meeting and election of officers is to take place Friday May 8, 2009 at 7:30pm. It is hoped that the Hall will be ready by this time to have the meeting there.
The 2009 Induction ceremony will be held November 14. Nominations for the Induction must be in by April 15th. Information about the Nominee must accompany the nomination.
2008 Induction Ceremonies were well attended, as over 200 were on hand to witness the ceremony. For more information please phone 506-756-2110.
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