As part of our 50th-anniversary celebrations, we did an amazing podcast series called Victory Laps in which track announcer Dylan Langille visited with legends of Maritime motorsports.
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.
In this episode of Victory Laps Dylan visits with Kenny Wallace who announced earlier this week that he will return to Riverside 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.
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.
This fourth episode of Victory Laps features Dylan 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.
The fifth episode of Victory Laps finds host Dylan Langille visiting with New Glasgow’s George Koszkulics. Koszkulics has been around Riverside for five decades, first as a fan and since 1975 a multi-time winner as a racer and as manager of Nova Racing’s stable fielding pro stock cars for Donald Chisholm and all of the NASCAR guest drivers since 2007. Also on the show is Ken MacIsaac, a veteran fan and longtime motorsports photographer, who shares favourite Riverside memories.
In this episode of Victory Laps our host Dylan Langille visits with two Canadian & Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame inductees, Jim Hallahan and Ernie McLean. Combined, the two have an amazing 132 years in racing. They share memories of milestones in Maritime stock car racing as well as at Riverside. You really don’t want to miss this!
In this episode of Victory Laps Dylan gets us geared up for the IWK 250 Presented by Steve Lewis (July 18-20), visiting with guest celebrity driver and defending IWK 250 champion, Kenny Wallace, and with the event sponsor since 2007, Steve Lewis.
Dylan has post-race chats with IWK 250 champion, Cassius Clark, celebrity driver Kenny Wallace, Donald Chisholm, and Frank Fraser. And – we preview the NASCAR Pinty’s Series Bumper to Bumper 300 (Aug 17) with drivers LP Dumoulin, DJ Kennington, and Alex Tagliani.
This episode of Victory Laps continues to celebrate our 50th-anniversary as host Dylan Langille visits with Maritime stock car racing legend Rollie MacDonald, an inductee in both the Canadian and Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame. Hailing from nearby Pictou, and having raced all over North America and involved in racing since 1966 as a racer, car owner, and sponsor, MacDonald’s stories are insightful. He talks about his start in racing, the early days at Riverside, his years as a car owner with Scott Fraser, his current team with Cassius Clark at the wheel, and the future with his grandson Austin MacDonald, who also chats with Dylan in this episode of Victory Laps. The show starts off with a quick wrap from the NASCAR Pinty’s Series Bumper to Bumper 300 event hearing from winner Jason Hathaway and Jerome Tracy, a mini stock driver these days but with a history at Riverside that reaches all the way back to 1969.
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.
This episode of Victory Laps continues to celebrate our 50th-anniversary as host Dylan Langille visits with two of Riverside’s modern era racers who have etched their names in our history book by winning milestone events. Shawn Turple won the grand reopening Maritime Pro Stock Tour feature in 2006 after our rebuild – significant in many ways; and Kent Vincent won the IWK 250, his second, on the night we unveiled the John W. Chisholm Memorial Cup. Kent and Shawn share these memories, and more, in this episode of Victory Laps.
In this episode of Victory Laps host Dylan Langille wraps up our 50th-anniversary celebrations with Donald Chisholm and Jerry ‘Jer Bear’ Lawrence – our first two guests as we launched Victory Laps earlier this year. Dylan also runs a highlight reel of some of his favorite interview clips this season – and the episode wraps up with a very special guest…