His involvement with the sport of Auto Racing began in 1972 when he crewed for his brother Dave’s Claimer car. The following year, he began his race driving at age 17 at Western Speedway. He ran a 1953 Studebaker Claimer car, won 10 heat races and ended up 37th in points. He changed to a 1956 Dodge in his sophomore year. In his third season, he changed to a 1957 Ford Claimer car #45, but it only lasted for 2 months due to a totaling crash. 1976 saw him driving a 1956 Ford Hobby Stock car #56. Out of the 22 registered cars, he finished the season in 2nd place with 1,306 points. At the age of 21 he bought the previous year Champion’s 1956 Ford and ran it in 1977. Out of the 42 registered Hobby Stocks, he finished the season in 8th place. He moved up to the Stock Car class in 1978 and drove a 1966 Ford Mustang. After 2 races, he upped the track record twice and on May 17th it remained for the year at 19:726. He came second in his first two Trophy Dash races; won 2 fast heats and one Main Event.
At the end of the season, he was the Stock Car points champion over the 46 registered cars. He also won the N.W. Insurance Agency Trophy; the 60 lap Andy Cottyn Appreciation Trophy; the Billy Foster Trophy; the Best Looking Car Award; the Corby Cup for the most Main Event wins and he also won the Stock Car Championship race. He finished the year with 19 trophies, 3 of which were perpetual. 1979 saw him change his 1966 Mustang Stock Car’s number to #1. He again won the season Points Championship with 1,017 points over the 27 registered cars. He won the Stock Car Benefit Race Trophy; the Corby Cup with 5 Main Event wins and also won the Championship Race Trophy. He ended this year with 12 trophies. 1980 saw him again become the Stock Car Points Champion with 680 points over second place who had 555 points. This year he drove a 1970 Javelin Stock Car and never finished worse than 7th throughout the year. He won the Billy Foster Memorial Trophy; the Corby Cup; won the Stock Car Championship race; was awarded the V.I.T.R.A. Driver of the Year Award and was also given the Promoter of the Year award.He moved up to the Late Model Stock Car class in 1982 with his 1970 Javelin car. He competed with 22 cars and ended the year 8th in points. 1983 saw him presented with the V.I.T.R.A. Mechanic of the Year award.