Martin McKeefery

Driver in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series

Dick Midgley Motorsports

Dick Midgley’s Motorsports has proven to be a competitive race team in the NASCAR Camping World Series West. Martin McKeefery has raced twice in the NASCAR Camping World West Series with Dick Midgley Motorsports. Both races Martin has competed at All American Speedway in Roseville California, Both were the last race of the season. Dick Midgley has proven twice now to supply a top running race car for Martin. “I am so impressed to finish both races on the lead lap and fighting for position with seasoned drivers whom have practice and raced the entire year. To race as a rookie in this series it has been a huge benefit to climb into a race car that needed very little setup changes before the race. It takes a lot of pressure off of me and allows me to learn the track and the car and progress forward quickly”.

Dick Midgley

It has been a huge undertaking for Martin to learn the nuances of the NASCAR Camping World Series West division, furthermore running a full bodied stock car. “I have enjoyed every step, it has been very stressful at times but every moment I have grown to appreciate the effort and time it takes to run in this series”. Martin is preparing to run the entire season in 2010 and shoot for rookie of the year title. Consistency has always been a strong suit for Martin, he has proven numerous times to compete for the series championship. He is easy on equipment and avoids accidents that seem impossible. Martin previously raced in the 410ci Super Modified series which is a no touch racing series. “My racing career has been full of open wheel race cars that have been light weight and nimble. I am used to running within inches to other drivers in the Super Modified series with power-to-weight ratio of 2:1. This has taught me to be a clean and safe driver as I maneuver my way to the front of the pack”.

About Dick Midgley:
Dick is known primarily as a car builder and mechanic.

Had a very limited stint at race car driving in the early sixties. Earned the nickname of “the bird” after trying to fly one of his cars.

He started his racing career working with driver Dave Cooper in the 1950’s at Victoria’s Western Speedway.

In 1959, Dick built his first race car for driver Dick Willoughby. It was a 1934 Ford Coupe.

Future cars were built in conjunction with Grant King.

He graduated to being the chief mechanic of the famous “Daffodil Special” Super Modified race car. This Geoff Vantreight-owned car campaigned throughout the Pacific Northwest’s C.A.M.R.A. (Canadian-American Modified Racing Association), with Al Smith as the driver.

Dick was one of the first builders in Victoria to construct a Super Stock race car.

In the 1970’s, Dick turned his attention to N.A.S.C.A.R. competition. During this era, he fielded cars at several major Winston Cup races.

His cars competed at such tracks as Daytona and Riverside, with the likes of Bobby Allison, Dave Marcis, Roy Smith, Norm Ellefson and Ross Surgenor doing the driving.

In 1989, his car won the Busch Pole award at Phoenix Raceway with Roy Smith driving.

His cars have competed in many international events. They have won in Australia and have competed in such venues as the highly-publicized Japan races.

Dick continues to field under the N.A.S.C.A.R. banner and plans to compete into the millenium.

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