Daniel was influenced by his Uncle Frank and Benny Ouellette who were former drivers as well as Slim Helme who dominated the track at the Meadow Lake Stampede in Saskatchewan.
Daniel was an outrider in 1971-1972 race seasons but had a preference for saddle bronc and bareback competition. Unfortunately, an injury in 1979 ended his career in rodeo.
Daniel raced pony wagons from 1981 to 2001. After the 2001 season, he began racing thoroughbred wagons in the CPCA in which he was awarded Harold Schiller Memorial Award. A career highlight for Daniel was racing in the 1st Annual Las Vegas Stampede in which he placed 15th overall and was awareded Most Sportsmanlike by his fellow drivers. His debut in the WCA came in 2014 and he retired after that summer only to be persuaded back to racing when a fellow CPCA driver became ill in 2016. With continued family interest in the sport and his unquestionable love of racing Daniel will continue his career with us for the 2019 season.