Dave was one of Lancaster Speedway's top Late Model drivers in the early 1970s. In 1971 alone, he won seven features at Lancaster (N.Y.) Speedway and finished third in the final point standings. He graduated to the Modified ranks in 1972. -- John Bisci http://lockportjournal.com/obituaries/x832130577/David-C-VanValkenburg-Sr David C. VanValkenburg, Sr. Thu May 19, 2011, 07:06 PM EDT LOCKPORT — David C. VanValkenburg, Sr., passed away on May 18, 2011, under the care of Niagara Hospice. Born on Nov. 28, 1945 in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of Clare and Viola (King) VanValkenburg. David was a plumber and steamfitter for Local 22, formerly known as Local 129, retiring in 1993. He also was a stock car driver at Lancaster, Ransomville and Holland Speedways (in Western N.Y.) in the 1970s, which he enjoyed. David is survived by his children, Kaylynne (Calvin) Bohm, David (Kim) VanValkenburg, Jr. and Courtney (Shawn George) VanValkenburg; grandfather of Kylie VanValkenburg Madison George and soon, Peyton George. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, May 23 at 10 a.m. in All Saints Parish at St. Patrick's Church, 76 Church St., Lockport. Donations to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094 would be appreciated.