DUTCH SETTLEMENT: Pulling up to Scott Williams’ home in Dutch Settlement, it becomes widely apparent how much he loves his race cars and building them for other drivers.
To the left sit old civics that he’s either raced or has used for parts for either his own race cars or those that he has built for other drivers or helped them out, a list that includes the no 92 of Cory Myles of New Glasgow; the 181 of JR Lawson of Shubenacadie; Drew MacEachern; the no. 5 of Kyle MacMillan; the no. 99 of Dave Matthews, just to name a few.
“I’ve always been into it,” said Williams, taking a short break on race day at his home from finishing off work on Myles’ car. “I grew up around it. My mother (Donna Williams) and father (Peter Williams) both raced since I was a kid. I grew up around the track, dirt track racing.
“My dad always used to build his own cars. I started out at Riverside with a four cylinder, (we) built it ourselves, and (I) got my buddies into it. It’s a bad addiction.”
Williams fuels his need for speed by racing part time now, but he builds cars that other drivers take to the checkered flag.
“I used to be into it heavily, but more so now just run the bigger races, 75, 100 lappers around the Maritimes. That’s what I like,” he said. “I pick and choose when I want to build a car and go away for the weekend. I enjoy building cars, getting new guys into it and new guys on the track.”
Inside his garage, the successes Williams has had over the years is quite evident with...