Saturday, March 10, 2018

"Happy Birthday" John Flemming

March 10th, 1967
John Flemming
Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Flemming entered a demolition derby in 1984, winning it, and catching the racing bug. The following year Flemming entered the street stock division at Scotia Speedworld in Enfield, Nova Scotia, just across the highway from the Halifax International Airport. He would race locally at Scotia Speedworld for the next ten years before deciding to make the jump to the MASCAR series, which was the predecessor to the Maritime Pro Stock Tour, in 1994.

John made history in 2014 by becoming the first five-time Maritime Pro Stock Tour champion in series history. He won his biggest race of his career in 2012 at the annual IWK 250 at Riverside International Speedway, leading 142 laps and finishing ahead of Jonathan Hicken and NASCAR regular Joey Logano. He would win the 250 again in 2014, this time edging out local favourite Donald Chisholm.

Flemming was scheduled to return to Riverside in 2015 to make his third career start, this time for his own team. A day before the event Flemming decided to put D. J. Casey in the car instead. Flemming was impressed by Casey's performance in the Parts For Trucks Pro Stock Tour and upon learning about his dream to race a NASCAR event, decided to give the 20-year-old Casey a shot. Casey made the most of his opportunity, finishing an impressive 10th.

John is married to Donna and has two children, Cody and Taylor. When he is not tearing up the track, John is working as a longshoreman in Halifax.

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