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Ernie Gearson
General information
Gender

male

Occupation

racing driver

Place of residence

United States

Aliases

Giddyup

Vehicle information
Model

Husker Morroco

Class

stock race car

Paint colour

blue, green, white, black

Eye colour

brown

Tyres

Lightyear

Racing career
Racing competitions

Piston Cup Racing Series (until 2016)

Sponsors

Spare Mint

Competition number

93

Trainers and crew chiefs

Ernest B. Raykes

Series information
First appearance

Cars

Ernie Gearson is a racing stock car. He was a professional racing driver who competed in Piston Cup Racing Series for the Spare Mint team, with number 93.

History

Ernie Gearson was a stock race car that lived in the United States. He was a professional racing driver who competed in Piston Cup Racing Series for the Spare Mint team with Piccolo Perry as one of the mechanics and Ernest B. Raykes as his crew chief. His competition number was 93. In 2006, he was one of the longest competing racers in the Piston Cup, as he has been competing long before high dollar sponsorships and numerous fans of the sport were still uncommon. His friends called him "Giddyup", alluding to the 300 horsepower engine he started his career with.

Ernie Gearson during a race at the Motor Speedway of the South in Motor City, United States in 2006.

He competed in the 2006 season of the Piston Cup Racing Series, including the final race of the season, at the Motor Speedway of the South in Motor City, United States. During that race, he took part in the accident caused by Chick Hicks that involved almost all of the races at the track. During the accident he hit the safety wall after what he got hit by Todd Marcus. Though Ernie received some minor damages, he was able to continue and finish the race. He competed until the 2016 season, during which he got replaced by Nick Shift.

Physical description

Ernie is a Husker Morroco stock race car. His eyes have brown color. He used Lightyear racing tires. When he started his racing career, his engine had horsepower of 300.

He is painted light blue with a green stripe wrapped around his doors and hood. He has the Spare Mint logo on his hood, as well as the number 93 painted in white on his doors and roof.

Official profiles

  • Ernie Gearson recalls the day when high dollar sponsorships and squealing fans were still a thing of the future. He may be one of the oldest racers on the grids these days, but he's been around the track once or twice. He's still got plenty of fire in his chambers. His friends call him "Giddyup", alluding to the humble 300 horsepower engine he started his career with all those years ago.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Despite the die-cast of the Spare Mint racer of Cars 3 is released with the name "Ernie Gearson", the racer resembles a fourth generation NASCAR, while Ernie Gearson resembles a third generation NASCAR.

Appearances

Sources

See also

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