“Racing isn’t about how long it takes you to get from the start to finish, it’s the adventure you have along the way, the people you meet and the unique moments you share.”
On Monday August 7th, we at St. Amand Auto & Truck Repair Inc. will be honouring a man who not only lived for the adventure he had racing but cherished the people and drivers he met along the way. Bob St. Amand Sr. or “Papa” as he was affectionately known will be celebrated through his family, his many friends and generations of drivers who he has been a mentor to throughout the years.
Bob Sr.’s interest in stock car racing started at a young age, starting in 1958 in the jalopy class, his love of the sport only intensified. After racing for a few years in his #21 jalopy he would eventually upgrade to a six cylinder hobby car and then move on to the modified division. With this upgrade came a new look and a new number, he was now sporting the #30 which he would carry with him until he hung up his helmet. Bob Sr. was awarded rookie of the year in 1970 at all three local tracks and came back in 1972 to win the Merrittville Speedway modified points title. Between the years of 1973 and 1976 saw Bob Sr. pulling double duty, racing his #30 and becoming a well respected pit steward at the local tracks. After hanging up his helmet in 1976, he would resume his pit steward position until 2009 when we sadly lost this great man.
Bob Sr. passed on his love of racing to his family, as multiple generations share in this passion. Because of this love of the sport, St. Amand Auto & Truck Repair Inc. along with L. St. Amand Enterprises Inc. are privileged to bring the racing fans the 8th annual Bob St. Amand Sr. Memorial Event at Merrittville Speedway this Monday. Please come and join us so we can share the same passion that “Papa” had for racing with all of you.
This highly anticipated event would not be possible without the support of family members, volunteers and sponsors that help us to hold such a successful event, thank you for all of your support!
See you Monday,
St. Amand Family