A driver of modified racing cars on dirt tracks in southern Ontario and northern New York state, Pete also owns several racing-related businesses — Bicknell Racing Products (chassis builders) and Pete’s Automotive B.R.P. (engine builders). Racers from coast-to-coast and in the U.S. purchase cars and engines from him. He also owns a Hoosier Tire distributorship. In a many-season career, Pete Bicknell has won more than 30 track championships and 300 modified features. He has won those features and championships at 14 different speedways in Canada and the United States. He has also won the prestigious Syracuse 200 big-block headline race during Super D.I.R.T. Week in Syracuse, N.Y., in 1998 and 1999 and 2001, won the smallbock championship at Super D.I.R.T. week in Syracuse in 1982 and 1983, was the 1991 and 1994 Mr. DIRT 358 champion, is a former St. Catharines, Ont., Athlete of the Year and a former St. Catharines Sportsman of the Year. In 1999, as well as winning the Super D.I.R.T. Week Syracuse 200 for big-blocks, he set a world closed-course dirt record with a speed of 120 miles an hour on the Syracuse Mile.
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