Celebrating 50 Years

Antigonish, Nova Scotia

As part of our 50th-anniversary celebrations, we’re excited to debut ‘Victory Laps’ our new podcast series hosted by Dylan Langille who will visit with personalities that have helped build our foundation over the past five decades.

episode # 4 – Driver: Bob allen & fan: ernie Lively

This fourth episode of Victory Laps features host Dylan Langille visiting with New Glasgow’s Bob “Bobby” Allen, one of the winningest drivers at Riverside between 1969 and 1977. He challenged and often beat the best racers from this region, and beyond. While he won many trophies at Riverside his most memorable are those from a win in the first-ever extended length race in the region, the International 100 in 1969, and his points championship. Mr. Allen shares memories from his days at Riverside as well as little-known historical tidbits. Also on the show is 50-year RIS fan, Ernie Lively in our new fan segment sharing his memories of milestone events in our history. If you’d like to be on Victory Laps and share your memories, drop us a line at info@riversidespeedway.ca.

 

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episode # 3 – frank fraser

In this episode, we hear from Frank Fraser, a Maritime stock car racing legend and someone who has been around for all 50 years at Riverside. His racing career started in 1962 in New Brunswick and he is still building race cars at his longtime home shop in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia. In 2010, he was inducted into the Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame and the Colchester Sports Heritage Hall Of Fame. He has been involved in racing as a driver, car builder, team owner, mentor, promoter, and race director – so has a unique perspective on the topics he and host Dylan Langille discuss which include his racing, technology changes, thoughts about other top drivers, and his son, the late Scott Fraser – winner of five consecutive ‘250s’ at Riverside.

 

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episode # 2 – Kenny Wallace & donald chisholm

In this episode of Victory Laps, Dylan visits with Kenny Wallace who announced earlier this week that he will return to Riverside this summer to defend his IWK 250 title. Dylan also chats with Donald Chisholm who speaks both as the track owner and as a competitor/ former champion of the event.

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episode # 1 – jerry ‘jer bear’ lawrence

Our debut episode features the dean of race track announcers, Jerry ‘Jer Bear’ Lawrence, hand-picked by John Chisholm to be the voice in the booth starting in 1969 and then again after its rebuild in 2006. Along with Ron King, Jer Bear also co-promoted the very first ‘250’ at Riverside in 1977. In this podcast, Jer Bear shares some of those stories with us.

 

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