John Flemming (racing driver)

John Flemming (born March 10, 1967 in Halifax, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian professional racing driver. Flemming currently drives the #97 Happy Harry's Affordable Building Dodge for Flemming Motorsports in the Parts For Trucks Pro Stock Tour.[1]

John Flemming
Born (1967-03-10) March 10, 1967 (age 53)
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Achievements2002, 2003, 2006, 2013, 2014 Maritime Pro Stock Tour Champion
2012, 2014 IWK 250 Winner
2000 Atlantic CAT 250 Winner
NASCAR Pinty's Series career
2 races run over 2 years
2014 position44th
Best finish44th (2014)
First race2011 Komatsu 300 Presented by Wilson Equipment (Riverside)
Last race2014 Wilson Equipment 300 (Riverside)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
Statistics current as of August 31, 2015.

Racing careerEdit

Early careerEdit

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.[2]

Maritime Pro Stock SeriesEdit

Flemming is a five-time champion on the Maritime Pro Stock Tour circuit, winning the title in 2002, 2003, 2006, 2013, and 2014.

 
John Flemming's car prior to the 2013 IWK 250

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.[3][4] He would win the 250 again in 2014, this time edging out local favourite Donald Chisholm.

NASCAR Canadian Tire SeriesEdit

Flemming made his NASCAR Canadian Tire Series debut at the 2011 Komatsu 300 at Riverside International Speedway for NOVA Racing, finishing a respectable 12th.[5]

He made his second career start, again at Riverside, in 2014, this time bring it home in 9th for his first career top 10.[6]

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.[7] Casey made the most of his opportunity, finishing an impressive 10th.

Personal lifeEdit

John is married to Donna Flemming and the couple has two children, Cody and Taylor. When not racing John works as a longshoreman in Halifax.[8]

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.)

Canadian Tire SeriesEdit

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2011 NOVA Racing 98 Chevy MOS ICAR DEL MOS2 TOR MPS SAS CTR MTL BAR RIS
12
KWA 52nd 127
2014 22 Racing 24 Dodge MOS ACD ICAR EIR SAS ASE CTR RIS
9
MOS2 BAR KWA 44th 35

Maritime Pro Stock TourEdit

IWK 250 resultsEdit

Year Make Finish Team
2007* Dodge 22 Flemming Motorsports
2008 Dodge 5 Flemming Motorsports
2009 Dodge 27 Flemming Motorsports
2010 Dodge 24 Flemming Motorsports
2011 Dodge 2 Flemming Motorsports
2012 Dodge 1 Flemming Motorsports
2013 Dodge 8 Flemming Motorsports
2014 Dodge 1 Flemming Motorsports
2015 Dodge 19 Flemming Motorsports

* Event run as part of the Pro All Stars Series

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "DRIVER PROFILES". Maritime Pro Stock Tour. Retrieved 2015-09-02.
  2. ^ "Driver Bio". Flemming Motorsports. Archived from the original on 2015-08-15. Retrieved 2015-09-02.
  3. ^ MacDougall, Gail. "Flemming gets redemption at IWK 250". The Casket. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-09-01.
  4. ^ Kan, Sharnelle. "MARITIME PRO STOCK TOUR: Flemming takes IWK 250 crown". Inside Track. Retrieved 2015-09-02.
  5. ^ MacDougall, Gail. "Chisholm third in Komatsu 300". The Casket. Retrieved 2015-09-01.
  6. ^ "Chisholm Scores First NASCAR Win in Front of Home Town Crowd at Riverside". Riverside International Speedway. Retrieved 2015-09-02.
  7. ^ http://riversidespeedway.ca/riverside-ready-for-nascar-weekend-chisholm-set-to-defend-title/
  8. ^ "Driver Bio". Flemming Motorsports. Archived from the original on 2015-08-15. Retrieved 2015-09-02.