Wednesday, November 29, 2017

"Happy Birthday" Vic Parsons

November 29, 1939
Vic Parsons

(Photo; racersreunion.com)
Born in Willowdale, Ontario, Canada. 
Since that maiden voyage at the old Pinecrest Speedway, he’s gone on to win more races and championships than he can count. From the CNE and Pinecrest in Toronto, he’s raced and won at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, Flat Rock, Mich., Fort Wayne, Ind., Nilestown and Flamborough in Ontario.

Parsons competed in nineteen Winston Cup Series events in his career with seven top-tens. Parsons made his debut in 1972, making the show at North Wilkesboro Speedway with a 19th place qualifying effort. Parsons then survived the tough short track and ended up with a top-10 in his first career race-9th.

Parsons stepped it up to eighteen races in 1973, when he finished 30th in the points standings. Driving for car owner, George Seifer, Parsons recorded an unprecedented six top-tens. That included a career best 7th place in the July race at Daytona. The other top-tens were a trio of ninths and a duo of tenths. However, the news was not all good for Parsons. Even with six top-tens, Parsons' team struggled to finish races. In fact, in eighteen starts, Parsons' team only finished seven of them. This would lead to Parsons not being re-hired for the 1974 season and his permanent departure from the NASCAR scene.
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