After spending 22 years away from being behind the wheel, Doug Moir is back in action this season at Flamboro Speedway, and he couldn’t be happier with how things have gone so far this season.
“I never imagined after 22 years of not driving that I would be running up front and being in contention for the top spot,” he told Short Track Musings. “Pretty amazing considering there are a lot of guys that can wheel a race car.”
With 16 features in the books this year for the Pure Stocks, Moir has scored 15 top-10’s, including three trips to victory lane. He says the key so far has been “a lot of patience and no car problems, because the guys here will jump at the chance to move up spots” being a tight race right now in the points. Currently, Moir will enter their 10th night of competition sitting first in the standings, just two points ahead of Mark Thorne.
“(The) competition level in the pure stock class is top notch,” he said. “Guys like Mark Thorne, Eric Crow and Andy Wheller are hard charging drivers. There is a lot of cars that are stout and can win anytime so for competition, you have to be on you A game, that’s for sure.”
For Moir, he got his start in racin back in 1980’s through enduro competition, racing a Monte Carlo.
“They never moved the broken cars off the track or debris so you had to be patience and smooth – something I was not to good at to start with,” he said. “(I) then moved to street stocks and the rest is history.”
While he’s been involved in racing for a long time, this year’s first trip to victory lane is the most memorable moment of his career, as he says it was great celebrating the triumph with his son and crew chief Kody.
“It was an awesome feeling to be able to celebrate the win with him as father and son, and also to celebrate the win with my car owner Derek Jackson, owner of Cedar Springs Water Haulage, who gave me the opportunity to wheel this hot rod,” he said.