Canada’s long time short track racing hero, Junior Hanley, turns 73 years old this week. Born in Nova Scotia, Hanley raced and built stock cars for many years. Bill Elliott, Alan Kulwicki, Mark Martin, Kyle Petty, Dick Trickle, and Darrell Waltrip all requested Hanley built race cars. Hanley was the American-Canadia Tour (ACT) champion in 1991, 1992, & 1993 and was the winner of the 1993 Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway (ME). He was inducted into the Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2000. ASA founder Rex Robbins referred to Junior Hanley as “…an intense racer known for pushing every possible envelope for an advantage.”

(Ken MacIsaac)