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Joe Albert

Joe Albert


Minto, New Brunswick


It’s hard to say whether ‘Smokin Joe’ is better known for his driving, his orange No. 04, or his long grey beard…

Notable achievements:

Won his first championship in 1966 at New Maryland

Won more than 70 trophies; and 12 special awards, including, Nine-time Speedway 660/NBIS Most Popular Driver; Most Dedicated to Profession Award; Riverview Ford Lincoln Hero of the Sport Award

Inducted to the Minto Sports Wall of Fame in 2007

Of special interest:

Started racing in 1964 at Barker’s Point Speedway near Fredericton, driving a 1953 Ford flathead

Besides Barker’s Point, in the next four decades he raced at: New Maryland, NB; Thebeau’s, Minto, NB; Old Home Race Week, Woodstock, NB; Keswick Speedway, NB; Brookside Speedway, Nashwaaksis, NB; Speedway 660 (formerly New Brunswick International Speedway, Geary, NB

He retired from racing in 2011 (at 69) at Speedway 660 after a top-five finish in his No. 04 street stock

Joe Albert passed away January 23, 2014.

Induction Date
November 17, 2012