Local DIRTcar Hall of Famer Dies at Age 62

Published on: 2017/01/18 - in Featured News

This past weekend, Kingston native and DIRTcar racing legend Doug Carlyle died at the age of 62.

Doug “The Ox” Carlyle competed and won many races and championships at tracks that included the Can-Am Speedway in LaFargeville, Frogtown (now Mohawk International Raceway), Cornwall, Brockville and his home town of Kingston.

Carlyle helped successful drivers like Pat O’Brien begin their careers in racing and he was inducted in the DIRTcar Hall of Fame in 2004 and became a member of the Northeast Modified Hall of Fame in 2010.

The legend is being remembered online, including one fan who posted on Dirt Track Digest:

I watched Doug race from when he first started at the Kingston in the early seventies until he retired in the mid 90’s. He wasn’t only good, he was exciting to watch.

One of the best to ever come out of Kingston and we’ve had some good one’s.

Too young and too sad.

You can also follow the conversation and post your own condolences on this Brockville Speedway Facebook page.

H/T Watertown Daily Times | Photo source : Brockville Ontario Speedway