Eugene Pettipas

Class of 2008

INDUCTED in the MARITIME MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME

Date: November 15, 2008

Category: Competitor/ Builder/ Promoter

Division: Motorsports

PERSONAL

Hometown: _______________, Nova Scotia

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

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).

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