Dave Morris was a fine racing driver in his own right. In four years of driving Formula Fords, Dave chalked up 29 victories in 65 races including the 1973 Canadian Formula Ford championship. By 1976, Dave was supplying Formula Atlantic engines for Gilles Villeneuve, who won 12 of 13 races and both Canadian and North American titles. In 1977, Dave owned the team that fielded Villeneuve. Gilles clinched another Canadian title and finished up the year driving for Ferrari in Formula 1. Dave Morris can take some of the credit for getting him there.