Kraft NASCAR Pool
This pool was originally started at the Kraft Cobourg Plant in 1996 by John Groombridge with 28 entries. John turned it over to Bob Boundy in 2003, and Kees Kerkhoven with the help of Shawn Hope started to look after it in 2006. Although the plant was closed in the fall of 2008, Kees continued the pool tradition. Kees worked at the plant as a Maintenance Planner/Co-ordinator and retired when the plant closed.
2006 – Switched from driver points to owner points
2008 – This pool website became a reality
2016 – Pool limited the number of entries per person to a maximum of 2 and also limited “NEW” entries to past participants, their family, friends or co-workers
2017 – Crystal Thompson becomes the new administrator. “New ” for 2017 I will not be limiting the number of entries this year. The pool is open to everyone.
|2017||558||Steve Mayhew (14R)||$1800||Crystal Thompson|
|2016||598||Dwight Finlay||$2000||Kees Kerkhoven|
|2015||644||Lou-Ann Tidd (Rubyred 29)||$2000||Kees Kerkhoven|
|2014||582||Joey Francella (HABSFAN-III)||$2000||Kees Kerkhoven|
|2013||507||Tom Armstrong (Tuk-A-Luk)||$1750||Kees Kerkhoven|
|2012||464||Kees Kerkhoven (Kees 1)||$1500||Kees Kerkhoven|
|2011||403||Sue Geurts (Racer-Chaser)||$1200||Kees Kerkhoven|
|2010||319||Rosalind Becker (Jaegermeister)||$1000||Kees Kerkhoven|
|2009||330||Don Davis (Doctor Drain)||$1000||Kees Kerkhoven|
|2008||314||George Tait||$1000||Kees Kerkhoven|
|2007||334||George Tait||$1000||Kees Kerkhoven|
|2006||237||Amanda Robinson||$1100||Kees K. & Shawn H.|
|2005||234||Colin Watson||$1000||Bob Boundy|
|2004||168||Wayne & Sally||$700||Bob Boundy|
|2003||145||Andy Reay||$625||Bob Boundy|
|2002||114||Frank Ambrosie||$650||John Groombridge|
The Kraft Cobourg Plant:
The plant produced many well known brands, including Minute Rice, Jell-O, Kool-Aid, Tang, Quench, Cool Whip, Cream of Wheat, Shake ‘n Bake, Kraft International Coffee, Calumet, Certo, Alpha-Bits, Pebbles, Grape Nuts, Grape Nut O’s, Honeycomb, Raisin Bran, Sugar Crisp, Trail Mix Crunch, Gaines (pet food) and Creamsavers. At its peak, the Cobourg site employed over 1,200 people.
- 1929 Douglas-Pectin plant was purchased by Postum, which in turn became General Foods
- 1985 General Foods was acquired by Philip Morris Companies (now Altria)
- 1988 Philip Morris acquired Kraft Inc.
- 1989 Philip Morris merged General Foods with Kraft Inc. to become Kraft General Foods (KGF)
- 1995 General Foods was dropped from the corporate name to become Kraft
- 2008 PLANT CLOSURE– brands were either sold off or are now produced in the United States