T-N-T RACING TEAM RESUME
TNT Racing was formed in 1979 by sixteen year old twin brothers Tracy and Terry Cessford in Victoria, British Columbia. Tracy was the primary driver and fabricator while Terry took care of the mechanics and built the engines. Terry also drove some of his own cars competing against Tracy starting in 1982.
TNT Racing as a team has won more than four hundred races, dozens of track records, five best appearing cars and crew awards, first place awards in parades and mall shows. We have raced primarily on Vancouver Island and have traveled to compete in Calgary, Washington, Idaho, Oregon and California.
TNT Racing organized multiple charitable events including a giant phone book recycling drive for Queen Alexandra Children’s Hospital and food drives for the homeless involving a challenge to fill the race car with grocery items in conjunction with Save-On-Foods.
Tracy has won six different Rookie of the Year honours and one Vancouver Island Track Racing Association’s Driver of the Year award.
Terry was honoured with Vancouver Island Track Racing Association’s Mechanic of the Year.
Troy Tarbuck, nephew to Tracy and Terry has been a part of TNT Racing ever since he was old enough to walk. Troy has two Rookie of the Year Awards and holds track records in multiple race classes. Troy has finished second and third in points the last three years in a TNT Racing built I.M.C.A. Modified.
TNT Racing has built and crewed on nine championship winning cars.
In 2011 Terry was diagnosed with cancer and both Tracy and Terry pulled back from racing to focus on family, while Troy continued racing on his own. Terry passed away on November 24 2013. In July 2015 we received a phone call from a friend who had discovered the first old time stock car that we built for Terry over twenty years ago. The car was found in a barn in Spokane Washington. The family graciously returned the car to us to rebuild as a tribute to Terry. As a result of this gift Tracy, Troy and family are happy to undertake the transformation to return the ’32 Plymouth back to its original condition as Terry raced it in 1995.
The ’32 Plymouth will be raced with the Old Time Racers Association based in Victoria, B.C.