All Canadian Finals @ Street Car Super Nationals!
Canadian racers showed plenty of clout during last weekend’s PSCA Street Car Super Nationals – one of the marquee annual season events within North America’s fast door slammer racing scene….
The 9th annual event, which was held at “the Strip” at Las Vegas Motor Speedway featured two all Canadian final rounds and thus two big event winners.
Calgary’s Joe Delehay, who has been a rather dominate force in Western Pro Modified racing circuits for many seasons came away as the winner in the Precision-sponsored Pro Mod class — one of two separate Pro Mod class eliminators held during the event.
Delehay wheeled his supercharged Hemi-powered Camaro past another invading Canuck; Eastern Canadian PMRA circuit powerhouse Eric Latino (Whitby ON) in the final.
Delehay moved first and that proved to be important as his 6.026 secs at 241.11 mph held off Latino’s quicker and faster 5.986 secs at 241.24 mph.
Joe, who had qualified #6 of 22 cars entered at 6.071 secs had defeated Dave Ahokas, Scott Oksas, John Mihovetz and Greg Seth-Hunter in earlier competition.
Latino, who had raced his car previously at Las Vegas during NHRA’s Toyota Nationals about one month earlier, had a strong showing at his first ever PSCA race, including a #2 qualifying effort (5.971 secs) followed by round wins over Rob Cacioppo, Lee Smith and Clint Hairston.
The race also featured two B.C. based racers in the Magnafuel Outlaw 10.5 eliminator final round showdown as Ken Sihota (Langley) met Steve Nicholson (Aldergrove) for the championship.
That race was won by Nicholson driving an all new ’63 Corvette who recorded a winning run of 6.555 secs at 198.17 mph while Sihota went -.004 red in his Firebird. Nicholson’s win came from the #5 qualified position.
Canadian racers actually qualified 1-2 in the massive 32-car Outlaw 10.5 tire field. Nick Agustino and his turbocharged Camaro team travelled all the way from Markham ON and paced the program with a 6.262 secs which just edged out #2 qualifier Sihota’s 6.268 secs.
The event also featured a huge win by Troy Coughlin who for the second year in a row won the EFIStore-sponsored Outlaw Pro Mod program, driving his Jegs-sponsored ’12 Corvette. Troy turned back a rampaging John Stanley in that final round with a winning 5.914 secs at 252.61 mph. Stanley had been very impressive up to that point running a slew of record quick PM times including an ungodly 5.644 secs (!) to pace the field.
Jeff Kyle won the MagnaFuel X-Treme Drag Radial class on a solo run after top qualifier Roger Holder was unable to get his car to the line. In the Mickey Thompson Wild Street class, Chase Driskall took the victory over Eric Gustafson and in the Steve Schmidt Outlaw 8.5 class, Scott Bieschke topped Anthony Smith.
In the AOS/Unlimited Hot Street class, Michael DeMayo earned the win over Vic Brum, Jacob Evans scored a holeshot win over Paul Quinnett in the Calvert Street Muscle class, and Rob Strong beat Fred Johnson in Brodix Bracket 1 action. Don McDavitt was crowned the Goodyear Open Comp champ after his victory over Theodore Logan red-lit by .012 seconds, Stephen Porcho scored the win over Briant Wiltz in the Accufab Mustang Madness, and Greg Scott beat Scott Horsely in Ross Triple Index. Finally, Jaclyn Generalao took home Edelbrock Super Index honors after Nick Kendrick broke out.
Posted with files from Bruce Biegler & Brandon Mudd
Photos by: Bruce Biegler
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