As usual – Canada was very well represented during NHRA’s Four-Wide Nationals event down in North Carolina last weekend…..
Here is a photo essay package summarizing just some of the action ….
Stoney Creek’s Jeff Veale qualified his hard charging machine #8 in TAD with a 5.310 secs but was a DQ in round one when he clipped the top end boundary.
British Columbia’s Cowie Racing Team made their first ever appearance at zMax Dragway. They were the top qualifying Canadian car in TAD (5.279 secs) – and advanced to round #2.
Luc Angiers’ cool Laval PQ based GTO was entered in Top Sportsman – but surprisingly bowed out early in competition.
A pretty solid effort from Smax Smith in Top Fuel! The Ayr Ontario-based driver qualified Bob Leverich’s Michigan-based dragster #13 – and ran best of 4.197 secs while losing out in “quad round one” on Sunday.
Ontario’s Rob Carpenter was the top finishing Canadian racer overall at Concord – taking the Ottawa-based Gaffney Motorsports SS/GA ’67 Camaro to the 5th round in Super Stock before losing out!
It was unexpected when up and coming Canadian TAFC racer Tyler Scott was a DNQ at the event racing the normally strong running Kardiac Kids Chevy Monte Carlo.
Super index racers Jason and Al Kenny both had strong runs at zMax – Jason to the 3rd round in S/G and Al to the 4th round in S/C
Ken Perry’s 2nd NHRA national event of the season for 2016 – produced a #16 qualifying effort (at 5.496 secs)
Quebec’s Daniel Mercier qualified his injected nitro car #12 (5.394 secs) but was defeated by fellow Canadian Shawn Cowie in TAD round one – 5.314 secs to 5.365 secs.
Brian Oakes qualified the Maritimes-based (ex John Armstrong SS/BA Camaro) #4 in SS with a .963 secs under run!
The beautiful Chevy Corvette raced by Quebec’s Gerald Millette was entered in TS but could not compete after breaking during qualifying.
Canadian TA tuning guru Les Davenport (from Calgary) guided California-based driver John Lombaro to a semi final round finish in TAFC which included top speed of the meet at 272.56 mph.
Two of the strongest injected nitro cars from Canada (Veale & Mercier) paired off during qualifying.
All photos by: Bruce Biegler & Steve Embling