One of Canadian drag racing’s longest running entrants notched a significant victory last weekend….
Dundas Ontario’s Bob Park who is a very familiar face and popular racer within Southern Ontario’s drag racing scene earned some double recognition when he won with his tried and true Super Stock Camaro at St. Thomas Dragway on Sunday.
Not only did that victory come in the penultimate season round for the 2015 Can-Am Stock/Super Stock series, it also earned him special recognition from NHRA within their Ontario Drag Racing Championships program.
Park who has been racing his 1982 GT/GA Camaro for six seasons, but who actually started drag racing back in 1965 defeated another Super Stock Camaro racer, Bryan Clayton (the defending 2014 Can-Am Stock/SS Champion), in the final round.
“We lost Saturday’s (race #11) schedule to rain – but Sunday’s event (race #12) was great,” said Park. “There were 27 cars entered and the competition was really something. In the end collecting two trophies for the win — makes this pretty special.”
For Park the St. Thomas win moved him into 7th in series points with one race remaining (at Cayuga on Oct. 3rd).
The Can-Am Stock/Super Stock series, which is presented by Smith Performance Specialties, has a runaway points leader this season – Chuck Nagy with his Chevy S-10. The Niagara Falls racer has all but mathematically clinched the season title ahead of Brian Clayton who sits 2nd.
Post by Bruce Biegler
Photos by Mark Ackert & Bruce Biegler