Record setting CFL running back Jon Cornish got a recent unique Top Fuel car experience….

Cornish was the guest of honour during Calgary-based Darkside Racing’s most recent public awareness appearance while on location at the Calgary Harley-Davidson dealership (September 26) – the final event in the team’s on-going and effective “Fire Up” For Prostate Cancer Awareness campaign.

Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish in cockpit of Darkside Racing Top Fuel dragster.

Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish in cockpit of Darkside Racing Top Fuel dragster.

The Calgary Stampeders starter helped to elevate the campaign to new heights and got a serious taste of nitro while doing it.

“Jon didn’t just climb into the cockpit of the dragster – he wanted the full experience,” said team co-owner Kelly Kedorowich. “So we had our son Nik strap him into the 5-point harness for the fire up process. The fans loved it and we’re pretty sure Jon enjoyed it too – we had him grinning like a Cheshire Cat!”

Kelly Fedorowich & Jon Cornish

Kelly Fedorowich & Jon Cornish

Cornish, who was born in New Westminster BC, and was a member of the 2014 Grey Cup winning team has claimed the CFL’s rushing title 3 times in his career and has won both the CFL Outstanding Canadian Player and CFL Outstanding Player overall honours.

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Dark Side Racing (which is owned and operated by David, Kelly and Nikolas Fedorowich) would like to raise a glass to everyone who helped to make our 2015 campaign such a huge success.

“To all of our fans – old and new – we thank you from the bottom of our hearts,” added Kelly. “Some big things are on the horizon! We’ll see you all in 2016!

From the team — sincere season thanks also go out to:

Calgary Harley-Davidson; Matco Tools/Jonathan Yakey; Fountain Tire – Northland; J&J Reptiles; Castrol Canada; FRAM Filters; Autolite Spark Plugs; Lift King; Blackjacks Road House and Games Room; Grey Eagle Resort & Casino; Fountain Tire – Airdrie; Fountain Tire – Truck Centre; VP Racing Fuels; YNOT Digital; Bob Meek Castrol Raceway; IHRA; Don Meleshko Photography;, Global Edmonton; Edmonton Sun; Thunder in the Valley Raceway Calgary Stampeders; CJAY 92; QR77; Maxim Truck and Trailer; Spolumbo’s Fine Foods
Gord Norrie, Brett Wilson, Jon Cornish, John Sexsmith, Terry Evans  PROSTAID Calgary; Prostate Cancer Canada; Prostate Cancer Centre; & The Man Van.

And thank you to our Dark Side Racing Crew for another great year. Lyle Mowat; lil’Dave Fedorowich; Will Fritzsons; Drew Zarchikoff; Greg Peters; Katie Piet; Rob Fryer-Frit; Keith; and Al Swanky.