Coordinating With Rick
Featuring Rick Boucher
Automotive Parts Man
Canada’s Best Racing Team
January 12, 2014
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
In the fall of 2005, Joey McColm, Joey’s Dad Kevin McColm, and Joey’s second Dad Frank Millman decided to move up into the semi-professional ranks of stock car racing in Ontario. At the same time, Joey was beginning his engineering degree, where he would meet colleague Phil Fracz. Leigh-Ann Gourlie, Joey’s high school sweetheart and now fiancé, would assume the role of Team Coordinator early. Ken Foster, a family friend and common fixture in the race shop was a natural fit to help the team where he could. Later in 2006 , the call came to race in the professional ranks of NASCAR Canada. Ryan Weiss would join the team and would bring aboard JP Clost in 2007. Family friend Rick Boucher, Ed Wrong, and Mike Tucker would join the team over the developing years. Darrell Eacott and Tammy Phillips, well known custom diecast builders in Canada, would be asked to join the team in 2011.
Joey has this to say about Rick:
As the Pit Coordinator, Rick has seen his share of close calls during pit stops. This past year one pit stop proved to have the closest call of all. During a routine fuel stop, the fuel dump can broke and all 10 gallons of fuel rushed out spilling all over the car and Ryan. One small spark as the car pulled out of the pit stall could have meant big trouble for the team. Luckily, everyone was safe. They fixed the dump can and fueled the car on the next stop not even being phased with how close they came to real danger.