- INDUCTEES | Honoured Alumni
Class of 2008
INDUCTED in the MARITIME MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME
Date: November 15, 2008
Category: Competitor/ Builder/ Promoter
Hometown: _______________, Nova Scotia
Eugene started his racing career in 1969 in drag racing, had multiple class wins.
1970 his first foray in road racing with'69 Corvette.
1981 -82 Raced Go-Karts with Atlantic Motorsport Karting Association, Shubenacadie, NS.
1989 purchased his second 1969 Corvette. The following nine years he was a fixture in Canadian historic road racing with many class wins. Also a regular in Maritime road racing.
Highlights include GT-1 (V-8, closed wheel) championship in'91.
1991-93 Eugene entered his thundering red Corvette in the Halifax Moosehead Grand Prix in the Dairy Queen-sponsored TRAC Tour with a crowd pleasing second in GT-1 and an overall in '91.
At the end of 1997 Eugene retired from competition.
1986-88 Eugene the builder, promoter constructed (with the help from many racers) Maitland International Raceway. He was Owner, President and race day Director of Competition until sold in '88.
1991-92 Track President, Atlantic Motorsport Park.
He sponsored many well-known racers and series/organizations through his businesses, Heritage Cedar Homes and Dairy Queen.
He has sponsored and followed his sons, Aaron and Leigh, through their racing career and the Pettipas Racing Team (PRT).