May 27th is the opening date for the 2023 OSCAAR Hot Rod campaign at Flamboro Speedway. A year ago, the racing world was a buzz about the return of the legendary Bill Zardo Sr returning to competition full time with the familiar #46 Hot Rod.
At 80 years of age, a member of the Canadian Motorsports Hall of fame, winner of 100’s of feature events all over North America, Bill had nothing to prove to anyone. But the fans supported him and came out and cheered him each week, and that special night at Peterborough Speedway where Bill celebrated with family and friends in feature victory lane for the last time is something no one will ever forget.
During the off season, all of racing lost a friend, and a competitor in Bill.
Flamboro Speedway fans and John Casale had the privilege of seeing the famous green and silver #46 do battle week after week with the greats of super late model racing, Hanley, Biederman, Slack, Monaghan.
This memorial event allows John to say Thank you to Bill and his family for the many years of enjoyment the Zardo’s brought to the fans at Flamboro Speedway.
The Hot Rods will be doing a 46-lap feature event and will be competing to have their name to be the first to be engraved on the annual Bill Zardo Memorial trophy.
Fans you have an opportunity to become a part of this event with sponsoring $46.00 which will be added to each position of the feature event. As a Thank you for your support you will also receive a very limited-edition Bill Zardo Memorial Hat, which is bound to become a collector’s item.
If you wish to donate to this event, please let Dave know at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate which feature position you would like to sponsor. All Hot Rod teams are looking forward to having this opportunity to remember Bill, and to keep his memory alive in the racing community.