Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Helmet Heads Watch Daytona 500

Episode 94 February 21, 2016 I Won the Daytona 500! I Won the Daytona 500! “It was the Daytona 500 and I was beating and banging fenders down the back stretch on the last lap. A salty sweat stung my eyes as the pack of snarling stock cars approached turn four. No way was I […]

It’s Speed Weeks 2016

Speed Weeks 2016 is Now! After a three-month hiatus race fans will be treated to stock car racing again as Speed Weeks is underway at or near Daytona International Speedway. Not only will the 2 1/2 mile oval be thundering, several other Florida tracks will be hosting a variety of races too numerous for me […]

“The Flying Frenchman” Erny Levesque

Episode 92 February 7, 2016 Erny “the Flying Frenchman” Levesque A rural kid born in the “Valley” in 1928 Erny, the son of Abel and Leona Levesque of Madawaska, did what what any young man at that time did, worked wherever work could be found. Growing up in the Depression in Grand Isle did not […]

More Than 24 Hours At Daytona

Episode 91 February 3, 2016 The Many Hours of Daytona The constant growl of race engines filled the air at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.The sound became like a backdrop on a stage where one of the most famous endurance races for sports cars in the world was taking place. The journey for fellow […]