Gaston Auto Sales remembers Harry Sittler with 37 lap $3700 to win 358 Modified Main Event

THOROLD, ONT – Gaston Auto Sales will present the first Harry Sittler Memorial Saturday August 26th featuring the Pinty’s Delicious Foods 358 Modifieds in a 37 lap Memorial Race with a $3700 payday for the winner.

Joining in on the special night … Regular Events for the S&W Service Centre Sportsman, Hoosier Stocks, Wood Motor Company Modified Lites and the Central Fabricating 4 Cylinders.

“Gaston Auto Sales have been a long-time supporter of (Harry’s son) Andrew Sittler’s racing endeavours and others … so when Harry passed away in March … it was great to have the night come together to remember him,” said Merrittville’s Don Spiece.
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Harry Sittler got his start in racing in the former Jalopy Division in 1961 with a car that his dad Andrew flat-towed to the track from the family’s home in Queenston, Ontario. Sittler would move up to the former Late Model Division before stepping into a Modified owned by fellow L. St. Amand Enterprises Wall of Famer Ray Stevens in 1974.

Sittler would drive for a number of different owners over his car in addition to stints as car owner himself in the 1960’s. 1970’s. 1980’s 1990’s and 2000’s.

Sittler’s trademark ‘37’ was established when the St. Catharines Driver was team-mates with Harley Turner (Mini Stock), Carl Game (Late Model) and his own Modified. 37 was the only number that would work for all three divisions.

In recent years, Sittler’s only son Andrew has raced himself eventually becoming car owner for a number of drivers that in 2017 includes Greg Panunte and Tommy Flannigan in 37s.

In addition to the $3700 first place prize, Lap Sponsorships have been collected and are still available. To join in – please contact the Sittler Family.

On behalf of Harry’s Family – thank you to all have supported so far

Gaston’s Auto Sales Night begins when the Grandstands open at 5:30 with Show Time set for 7 PM.

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