Lyn Hancock

Lyn Hancock is an award-winning Australian-Canadian photojournalist, wildlife photographer, book author. She has raised numerous orphaned wild animals, including bears, eagles, puffins and seals, she has written travel literature describing her experiences in the Canadian North. The Simon Fraser University has awarded her one of the 2009 Outstanding Alumni Awards for Arts & Culture. There's a Seal in my Sleeping Bag Pacific Wilderness/Wild Islands The Mighty Mackenzie There's a Raccoon in my Parka Love Affair with a Cougar An Ape Came out of my Hatbox Vanderhoof the Town that Wouldn't Wait Gypsy in the Classroom Tell Me, Grandmother Northwest Territories: Canada's Last Frontier Alaska Highway: Road to Adventure Nunavut Looking for the Wild Winging It in the North Yukon Northwest Territories Western Canada Travel Smart Destination Vancouver: a Port City Tabasco the Saucy Raccoon The Ring: Memories of a Metis Grandmother For There is a Racoon in my Parka: 1978: Francis H. Kortright Conservation Award for Excellence in Outdoor Writing 1977: Authors' Literary Guild choice 1977: Doubleday Book of the Month Club choiceFor There's a Seal in my Sleeping Bag: 1973: Pacific Northwest Booksellers' Award 1972: Book of the Month Club alternate selectionFor Tabasco the Saucy Raccoon 2007: Nominated for the Diamond Willow AwardFor General Writing - Contributions to Arts, Culture & Education 2010: Outstanding Alumni of the Year Award - Simon Fraser University

Duane Carter

Duane Carter was an American racecar driver. He raced midget cars, sprint cars, IndyCars. Carter was born in Fresno, he died in Indianapolis, Indiana, his son Pancho raced in Indy cars, along with Johnny Parsons. Carter started racing midgets at the 1/5 mile dirt track in the west side of Fresno while attending Fresno State University, he was one of six drivers who went to Western Springs Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand in 1937. He was a consistent winner on the Nutley board track in 1939 while future journalist Chris Economaki was his unofficial crew chief, he won the 1940 Detroit VFW Motor Speedway title, the 1942 championship at Sportsman Park in Cleveland. He captured a 500 lap victory in his midget car at the 1947 Los Angeles Coliseum Motordome after Danny Oakes was declared the winner, he moved up to the sprint cars, won the 1950 Midwest division. He drove in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1948-1955, 1959–1960, 1963 seasons with 47 starts, including the Indianapolis 500 races in each season.

He finished with his best finish in 2nd position in 1953 at Phoenix. In his last race, at the Indy 500, he drove the innovative John Crosthwaite designed Harvey Aluminium Special ‘roller skate car’ with the pioneering low profile, wide racing tyres and a stock Chevrolet engine, he retired from competition in 1956 to take the Competition Director position for USAC. He returned to competition in 1959. Carter was inducted into the Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame in 1967, he was inducted in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 1991. He was inducted in the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 1989. * shared drive with Sam Hanks ** shared drive with Troy Ruttman Carter drove over 4,300 miles at Indianapolis without leading a lap. This ranks 4th on the all-time list. † Indicates shared drive with Sam Hanks after retiring his own car. * Indicates shared drive with Troy Ruttman. Carter's own car finished 15th after being taken over by Marshall Teague, Jimmy Jackson and Tony Bettenhausen