Tyler Scott and the Ontario-based Kardiac Kids have repeated as the 2015 NDRA Funny Car circuit champions….
They might have chalked up his first NDRA championship season to beginners luck, but there’s no denying, after a dominating performance during this past weekend’s 4th Annual Canadian Funny Car Championships, that Tyler Scott and his Kardiac Kids Alcohol Funny Car team are the real deal.
Scott, a twenty-four year old native of Exeter, Ontario, was not only triumphant in taking the event crown over the weekend (held at Cayuga Dragway), but he wrapped up a dominating season for the team in NDRA competition, taking home his second consecutive championship in the series, and the fourth overall for the Kardiac Kids team.
“What an amazing weekend! To qualify number 1 and win the race is blessing enough, but to also reset my personal best time with a 5.69, it truly is surreal still,” said Scott.
Those first two championships were won with Team Owner and current Crew Chief Larry Dobbs at the controls of the team’s Napier sponsored Monte Carlo. “What more can I say? We are four time Canadian Champions and two time champs with me driving,” noted Scott.
Knowing that it takes major financial backing to compete at the level they have all season, the team would be remiss did they not mention the tremendous support they get from sponsors Napier Outdoors, Jim Scott Enterprises, Harman Heavy Vehicle Service, Huron Produce, Hamill Machine, OK Tire Burlington and Jawzys.
The team’s season doesn’t end here however, as they now switch their focus to preparations for the upcoming NHRA Carolina Nationals in Charlotte, North Carolina. That doesn’t leave much time for reflection on the great season they had in NDRA competition. “I’ve been lucky to be with the Kardiac Kids team for all of the NDRA Championships and I wouldn’t want to be a part of any other team. Our crew, sponsors and fans are what drives us to succeed and we are very excited for Charlotte and Reading,” said Scott.
In 2014 Tyler Scott took on the driving duties for one of drag racing’s most legendary Top Alcohol Funny Car team’s, The Kardiac Kids. Since that time, the twenty-four year old driver from Exeter, Ontario hasn’t looked back, achieving numerous milestones along the way.
In 2015 Scott won his first round of racing in NHRA competition, in Norwalk, Ohio in July. He followed that up with a semi-final finish at an NHRA meet in Columbus, Ohio later that same month. Although his season in NHRA competition is yet to be completed, he has already put the capper on his second full season in NDRA competition, adding two more event wins to his total and repeating as the series champion; the fourth consecutive for The Kardiac Kids team.
For more information about Tyler Scott and The Kardiac Kids visit www.kardiackids.ca.
Photos by Francine S. Jansson and John Marchael
Posted by: Jory Elliott