- INDUCTEES | Honoured Alumni
Ledwidge Family ~ Ernie, Cathy, & Mike
Class of 2009
INDUCTED in the MARITIME MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME
Date: November 14, 2009
Division: Stock Car Racing
Hometown: Enfield, Nova Scotia
Truly dedicated people to motorsports.
Ernie started as a scorer at the Riverside Speedway 250 in 1977.
1977-1979 he worked as a scorer at Riverside Speedway. He used a tape recorder to score the cars.
1980-'81 he scored at Onslow Speedway.
1982-'83 scored and became race director. Cathy started scoring.
1984-'87 They started Maritime Raceway Services with Norman Thompson. Worked for Ernie McLean at Riverside Speedway, Ernie was race director, Cathy tape scoring and Mike in the tower manual lap scoring. They also started a newsletter to racers and fans throughout the Maritimes.
1988-'93 worked at Scotia Speedworld. Mike also started Handicapping along with computer scoring.
1994-'95 helped Jerry O'Leary with construction of and opening of New Brunswick International Speedway. Here Cathy moved to Assistant Flag person.
1996-2000 They returned to Scotia Speedworld.
2001-2008 The Maritime Pro Stock Tour began, they became very involved. Still worked at Scotia Speedworld. Cathy until 2006 when she was diagnosed with cancer; Cathy passed away July 2007 and was inducted to the Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame posthumously.