As part of the Short Track Night of Champions at the Motorama Custom Car and Motorsports Show, Doug Butler was honored for his 2014 Barrie Speedway Pure Stock Championship. Butler will be the last track champion for the speedway as the track will be tore down this spring.
“I was lucky to get a chance to run a couple of seasons there, with as much success as I had there,” Butler commented.
Butler made the move to Barrie Speedway in 2013, and had a solid season. However, he came up short in his championship bid, finishing second to Mike Gettliffe. However, this past season, it was a total different story. The driver of the No. 10 Cheryl Ferguson Century 21, Highway 400 Transmission, Grace Doiron RBC Mortgages Specialist, R.S.A. Auto Barrie, Mario’s Pizza and Ernie’s Performance Nissan 240SX scored 15 top five finishes in 16 starts this season. The run to the championship was highlighted by five victories, the most of all drivers at Barrie.
For Butler, it marked his second championship as he won the Sunset Speedway Mini Stock title in 2010.
Known as one of the front runners in the Ontario Pure/Mini Stock ranks, a lot of eyes on Butler in anticipation for what his plans for 2015 will be. Butler has yet to make the decision, though, as to what track he will focus on full time, or whether he’ll do a tour of the tracks.
“I guess now it’s time to move on to something else,” he commented.