Donald Chisholm (racing driver)

Donald Chisholm (born April 14, 1976 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian professional racing driver. Chisholm currently drives the No. 89 Keltic Ford/Nova Construction Ford Fusion for NOVA Racing in the Parts For Trucks Pro Stock Tour and part-time in NASCAR Pinty's Series driving the No. 89 NOVA Racing Ford Fusion.

Donald Chisholm
Born (1976-04-14) April 14, 1976 (age 44)
Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
NASCAR Pinty's Series career
23 races run over 13 years
2019 position37th
Best finish29th (2013)
First race2007 Atlantic Dodge Dealers 300 (Riverside)
Last race2019 Bumper to Bumper 300 (Riverside)
First win2014 Wilson Equipment 300 (Riverside)
Last win2014 Wilson Equipment 300 (Riverside)
Wins Top tens Poles
1 11 3
Statistics current as of September 29, 2019.

Racing careerEdit

Maritime Pro Stock TourEdit

In 2015 Chisholm came into the season with hopes of capturing his first Pro Stock Tour championship. Despite picking up just one win in the Lucas Oil 150 at Riverside International Speedway, Chisholm put together one of the most consistent performances of his career. He would record eight top five finishes, along with eleven top tens in twelve starts to capture the title by just nine points over 2nd place Dylan Blenkhorn.[1]

NASCAR Canadian Tire SeriesEdit

 
Donald Chisholm on the backstretch at the 2008 Atlantic Dodge Dealers 300

Donald Chisholm made his NASCAR Canadian Tire Series debut at Riverside International Speedway, his hometown track, in 2007. He was forced to retire with steering issues on lap 243, finishing a disappointing 16th. He returned to Riverside the following season, but didn't fare much better, finishing the race in 14th. Chisholm added a second race to his schedule in 2008, finishing all the laps at Kawartha Speedway on his way to a 10th-place finish for his first career top 10.

Chisholm picked up his first career pole at the 2014 Wilson Equipment 300 at Riverside with a speed of 82.443 mph. He would go on to lead 103 laps in the event to pick up his first career win, beating out series regular Andrew Ranger who faded late after leading 106 laps to finish 4th. The win was an emotional one for the Chisholm Family as Donald lost his father, John "Nova" Chisholm, earlier in the year.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Donald is the son of entrepreneur and philanthropist John Chisholm. John built Riverside International Speedway in 1969 and repurchased the track in 2005, renovating it into its current state. John Chisholm was inducted into the Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2015.[3]

Motorsports career resultsEdit

NASCAREdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Pinty's SeriesEdit

NASCAR Pinty's Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Rank Points
2007 NOVA Racing 98 Chevy HAM MSP BAR MPS EDM CGV MSP CTR HAM BAR RIS
16
KWA 42nd 115
2008 HAM MSP BAR ASE MPS EDM CGV MSP CTR HAM BAR RIS
14
KWA
10
34th 255
2009 ASE DEL MSP ASE MPS EDM SAS MSP CTR CGV BAR RIS
5
KWA
17
31st 267
2010 89 Ford DEL
17
MSP ASE TOR EDM MPS SAS CTR MSP CGV BAR RIS
16
KWA
11
32nd 362
2011 MSP ICAR DEL
19
MSP TOR MPS SAS CTR CGV BAR RIS
3
KWA
22
33rd 368
2012 MSP ICAR MSP DEL MPS EDM SAS CTR CGV BAR RIS
6
KWA
9
37th 73
2013 DJK Racing 28 Ford MSP DEL MSP ICAR MPS SAS ASE CTR RIS
7
MSP BAR 29th 75
Dodge KWA
7
2014 Ford MSP ACD ICAR EIR SAS ASE CTR RIS
1
MSP BAR KWA
12
32nd 80
2015 NOVA Racing 89 Ford MSP ACD SSS ICAR EIR SAS ASE CTR RIS
15
MSP KWA 45th 29
2016 MSP SSS ACD ICAR TOR EIR SAS CTR RIS
4
MSP ASE KWA 43rd 41
2017 MSP DEL ACD ICAR TOR SAS SAS EIR CTR RIS
13
MSP ASE JUK
8
31st 68
2018 MSP JUK ACD TOR SAS SAS EIR CTR RIS
17
MSP ASE NHA JUK 44th 27
2019 MSP JUK ACD TOR SAS SAS EIR CTR RIS
9
MSP ASE NHA JUK 37th 36

Maritime Pro Stock TourEdit

Parts For Trucks Pro Stock TourEdit

Parts For Trucks Pro Stock Tour results
Year Team Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2009 NOVA Racing 89 SSW
26
RIS
4
PEI2
-
6601
-
SSW2
26
IWK
29
OBS
-
SSW3
8
SSW4
7
RIS3
3
660-2
-
SSW5
3
20th 1689
2010 SSW1
6
RIS
3
OBS
7
SSW2
4
IWK
13
660
7
OBS2
4
SSW3
5
RIS3
1
660-2
25
SSW4
2
3rd 2131
2011 SSW
7
PIR
2
RIS
1
OBS
5
SSW2
8
660
10
IWK
16
OBS2
26
SSW3
8
RIS3
14
PIR2
3
SSW4
21
8th 2192
2012 SSW
8
PIR
-
RIS
20
SSW2
2
OBS
1
660
8
IWK
21
OBS2
15
SSW3
19
RIS3
9
PIR2
5
SSW4
12
7th 2181
2013 SSW
16
PIR1
-
RIS
1
SSW2
19
PIR2
14
660
25
IWK
2
OBS
-
SSW3
12
PIR3
-
RIS3
2
SSW4
20
17th 1621
2014 SSW
7
PIR
11
RIS1
3
SSW2
8
PIR2
16
660
-
IWK
2
OBS
-
SSW3
10
PIR3
-
RIS3
4
SSW4
10
14th 1691
2015 SSW
4
PIR
5
RIS
2
SSW2
6
PIR2
7
660
4
IWK
9
OBS
12
SSW3
3
PIR3
5
RIS3
1
SSW4
5
1st 2348

1Race delayed due to weather and held later in the season than shown.

2Race cancelled and combined with Round 7

 
Donald Chisholm's Ford prior to the 2007 IWK 250

IWK 250 resultsEdit

Year Make Finish Team
2007* Chevrolet 27 NOVA Racing
2008 23
2009 Ford 29
2010 13
2011 16
2012 21
2013 2
2014 2
2015 9
2016 1
2017 14
2018 23

* Event run as part of the Pro All Stars Series

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "DONALD CHISHOLM WINS PARTS FOR TRUCKS PRO STOCK TOUR TITLE". Maritime Pro Stock Series. Retrieved 2015-09-28.
  2. ^ "Donald Chisholm takes NASCAR series win | The Chronicle Herald". thechronicleherald.ca. Retrieved 2015-08-24.
  3. ^ "John Chisholm named to Canadian motorsport hall - Sports - The News". ngnews.ca. Retrieved 2015-08-24.