Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Acton racer racks up first late model win
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 22 Sep 2006, p. 27

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When the checkered flag fell at Lucas Oil Flamboro Speedway earlier this month, Acton's David Elliott added another championship to his resume-- his first track championship in a Late Model. The 34-year-old Elliott captured 11 heat wins and one feature victory during the year, but it was consistency that was the key to winning this title. His average finishing position at Flamboro Speedway was an impressive fourth. In fact, during the 18-race season, the Lucas Oil Chevrolet finished in the top five an amazing 16 times. "The car worked really well all year," said Elliott. "Every week, when we rolled off the trailer, we were pretty quick." Elliott becomes only the fourth driver to win titles in both the Canadian Vintage Modified and Late Model divisions. But there is more to be done. Elliott began the 2006 season with two goals-- win the Late Model championship at Flamboro Speedway and capture the overall Weekend Warrior Series title. He's achieved half of his goal and is leading the Weekend Warrior Series points standings with three weeks of racing left in the season. "Winning one title is fantastic," said Elliott. "Winning both in the same year would be amazing!"

Auto racer David Elliott of Acton has had a banner season on the track and enjoyed a postrace celebration recently with his pit crew and wife Jeannie at Flamboro Speedway after winning the 2006 Late Model championship. From left are: Jeff Searles, Dave Centwell, Dave Hennessey, Dave Pereira, Marty Hagan, car chief Brett Paveling, crew chief Eddie Askin, David Elliott, Jeannie Bates and Emily Paveling.

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Searles, Jeff ; Centwell, Dave ; Hennessey, Dave ; Pereira, Dave ; Hagan, Marty ; Paveling, Brett ; Askin, Eddie ; Elliott, David ; Bates, Jeannie ; Paveling, Emily ; Elliott, David
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Acton racer racks up first late model win