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EIT Race Radios Hometown Hero Award Goes to Rick Balsor

For the first time, the EIT Race Radios Hometown Hero Award is coming to Nova Scotia.

Valley Raceway Modified Champion Rick Balsor was chosen as the recipient for the EIT Race Radios Hometown Hero Award for 2018. The award honors one team or driver’s dedication to and promotion of the sport of stock car racing within their region and at their home track. Balsor was announced as the winner prior to the opening round of the TCM Stock Car Shootout at Kartbahn Racing in Halifax on Tuesday evening.

When you think of the Annapolis Valley’s only dirt oval race track, one of the first names that rolls off the tongue is Balsor’s. While the Balsor team’s accomplishments on the track are plenty between Rick and his son Justin, their off track reputation is one that is just as rock solid. At the track, Balsor is a role model to many in the pit area and in the grandstand and his company, Rick Balsor Welding, can be seen as a marketing partner on many cars at Valley Raceway. For many years, he was the voice of the pit area at the track as a driver representative. His willingness to help his fellow competitors is evident both from the stands and in the pit area. When he wins, which he does often, he salutes the fans with a Polish Victory Lap and is a familiar fixture after the final feature of the afternoon in the stands mingling with fans if he is on the podium.

Away from the track, Balsor’s community involvement helps raise awareness for the sport he loves. Whether it is a car display or a parade within the Annapolis Valley, you can believe that Balsor is spreading the word about his dirt racing adventures. In addition to racing his Modified at Valley Raceway, he frequents a number of asphalt tracks as a spectator and even has a modified tractor for pulling when he is not at an oval track.

Congratulations to Rick Balsor on being selected as the recipient for the 2018 EIT Race Radios Hometown Hero Award. As a part of the award, Balsor received a scanner and raceceiver package from EIT Race Radios and will receive a TCM Awards banner to commemorate the honor.

Past Champions:
2018 – Rick Balsor of Aylesford, NS
2017 – Troy Burke of Harrington, PE
2016 – Ryan Messer of Harvey, NB
2015 – Richard Atkinson of Geary, NB

About EIT Race Radios
EIT Race Radios was established in May 2002 as a supplier of radio communication equipment for motor sports race teams and fans. EIT Race Radios attends race events across the Maritimes every weekend and provides communication assistance and equipment to race teams and track staff as well as radio scanners and headphones for sale or rent to race fans. For a complete product and price list, along with a schedule of events that EIT Race Radios and Brent Rowley will be attending, please visit

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