(hometown: Kitchener, Ontario) Richard Mowat, from Kitchener, Ontario, is a skilled race car driver who has dedicated 44 years of his life to the sport. From 1970 until 1978, Richard entered drag racing competitions at tracks in St. Thomas, Cayuga, Georgetown, and Niagara. From 1978 to 1980, he raced Pro with a 1969 Chevelle, equipped with a 427 engine. He won many bracket races
from 1970 to 1980.
In 1980, Richard joined Glen Stahle as a co-driver and participated in all
of the aspects of racing. He spent many hours with Glen working on cars and
testing them. His excellent driving ability and knowledge to control the
race car enabled him to relay to Glen how the race cars performed to assist
Glen in making the necessary adjustments. Their shared knowledge and skills
allowed the duo to garner the best results. The Super Stock cars driven
were a 1971 Chevelle Malibu 454 SS/FA from 1981 to 1983, a 1967 Corvette 427
SS/EA from 1984 to 1987, a 1985 Camaro 454 SS/GT/AA from 1987 to 1998, and a 1999 Firebird 454 SS/GT/AA from 1999 to 2015.
Richard and Glen travelled together to points races and national events for
many years, where they won numerous class races at both divisional and
national events. In 1999, Richard worked with Glen to build a 1999 Pontiac
Firebird, which went on to win the prestigious “Best Engineered Vehicle”
award at Quaker City, Ohio. The two worked as a cohesive drag racing team
for 35 years and were always happy to help fellow drag racers.
In 1987 Glen turned over the driving of the race car completely to Richard.
The following events were won with Glen as the driver:
1981: Nationals at Milan, Michigan. 1981: Winston World Nationals in
Norwalk. 1982: NHRA Class Winners, US Nationals and Gatornationals. 1985:
NHRA Gatornationals. 1985: NHRA Columbus. 1987: NHRA Class Winners US
Nationals and Gatornationals. 2008: Mopar Canadian Nationals Editor’s Choice
The following events were won with Richard as the driver:
1980: NHRA Super Stock Class Winner at US Nationals, Indianapolis. 1985:
NHRA Super Stock Eliminator Winner at Cayuga. 1985: NHRA Super Stock
Eliminator Winner at Popular Hot Rodding Nationals, Michigan. 1985: NHRA
Division 3 Super Stock Points Runner Up. 1987: NHRA Super Stock Class
Winners at US Nationals. 1988: NHRA Super Stock Class Winner at Montreal.
2000: Runner Up Digger O’Neil Memorial Race at Toronto Motorsports Park.
2004: NHRA Super Stock Class Winner at the Pennsylvania Dutch Classic. 2007: NHRA Super Stock Class Winner at Columbus, Ohio. 2007: IHRA Super Stock Class Winner at Toronto Motorsports Park. 2008: Mopar Canadian Nationals Editor’s Choice Award.