This episode of Victory Laps continues to celebrate our 50th-anniversary as host Dylan Langille visits with Maritime stock car racing legend Greg Sewart and North American short track legend Junior Hanley, both inductees in the Canadian and Maritime Motorsports Halls of Fame – both with roots at Riverside all the way back to 1969.
Greg Sewart hails from Halifax, Nova Scotia, is a five-time MASCAR champion, a multi-time winner at Riverside including two ‘250s’, along with numerous other accolades on his racing resume. Sewart retired from racing in 2002 and has since become an avid fan at Riverside, and beyond. He is a volunteer involved with the Heart of a Champion group.
(photos by Ken MacIsaac & Joan Roue)
Junior Hanley hails from Port Mouton, Nova Scotia originally and moved to Ontario in the early 70s to build a racing career as a driver and car builder that made him a North American short track legend. The biggest win of his career came at Riverside and he names Riverside as his favorite track of the hundreds he’s raced at. Hanley has both a racing connection and personal connection with Riverside and he tells those stories in this interview, along with a summarized version of his racing career. Hanley retired from driving in 2004, but he still works on race cars at tracks throughout Ontario.
Learn more about Sewart and Hanley’s racing careers by visiting our Wall of Fame page for each driver: