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Race car driver makes hall of fame

Nanaimo’s Al Prendergast will be recognized as a motorsports pioneer. - Photo submitted
Nanaimo’s Al Prendergast will be recognized as a motorsports pioneer.
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Nanaimo race car driver Al Prendergast raced all the way into a hall of fame.

The Greater Vancouver Motorsports Pioneers Society announced that Prendergast will be inducted into their ranks Oct. 9.

He started racing jalopies in Burnaby as a teenager, raced motorcycles in the 1960s and after an injury, returned to the track and raced stock cars and modifieds in the ’70s.

The society includes 165 pioneers and will add 15 this year.

"It is important to recognize the people involved in motorsports activities that started years ago and continue today," said Jim Greenwood, the society's president.

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