Throughout it’s history DragRaceCanada has presented and participated in a number of programs to help showcase Canadian accomplishments in Drag Racing.   Here is a summary & snapshot of some of these awards.

2012 :

Early in 2012 DragRaceCanada.com in conjunction with Wiseco Performance Products was pleased to be the presenting sponsor for the “Quarter-Mile Corral” display during Inside Track’s Canadian Motorsports Expo held in Toronto.   In addition to displaying numerous drag racing vehicles which represented a   number of racing series – DragRaceCanada also hosted a drag racing panel discussion which included PMRA founder Bruce Melhenbacher, Fast Street Car proponent Joe DaSilva, NHRA Lucas Oil Series TAFC driver Paul Noakes and NHRA Pro Stock driver Mark Martino.

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Photos by: Mike Goodwin

To view the photo gallery from this event click:  HERE 

2011:

In 2011 DragRaceCanada was pleased to help recognize some top achieving drag racers in Eastern Canada. Bruce Biegler presented the season’s PBSS Achievement Award to Bill Anderson, the season’s Quick 32 Sportsman Series Sportsmanship Award to Spencer Hyde, and the season’s PMRA Achievement Award to Eric Latino. Congratulations to all those very deserving drivers!

Bill Anderson

Bill Anderson

Eric Latino

Eric Latino

Spencer Hyde

Spencer Hyde

(Photos courtesy of Dave Erauw and Bill Mehlenbacher)

2010:

During 2010 DragRaceCanada was the presenting sponsor for the drag racing portion of Inside Track Magazine’s Annual Readers Choice Award.

Edmonton’s Tim Boychuk, driver of the Troy Lee Designs Nitro Nostalgia Funny Car was selected by reader balloting as the Top Canadian Drag Racer for that season.

Tim Boychuk received the 2010 Inside Track Readers Choice Award for drag racing which was presented by DragRaceCanada

Tim Boychuk received the 2010 Inside Track Readers Choice Award for drag racing which was presented by DragRaceCanada

Photo courtesy of Inside Track Magazine

2004-2009:

Between the period 2004 and 2009 DragRaceCanada.com, in it’s ongoing effort to recognize and support the Canadian drag racing scene hosted the “Canadian Drag Racers of the Year” awards program..

The DragRaceCanada “Drag Racer of the Year” awards program recognizes the accomplishments of Canadians involved in drag racing both Professional and Sportsman.

Winners were determined during an on-line balloting period on DragRaceCanada.com and after the polls closed and the audit was complete — the winners were announced.

Each winner received on-line recognition as well as a handsome commemorative trophy from DragRaceCanada.

2009

Canadian Tuner/Crew Chief of the Year: Al Billes
Canadian Sportsman Driver of the Year: Eddy Plaizier
Canadian Professional Driver of the Year: Roger Bateman
Most Improved/Up & Coming Canadian Driver: Ashley Bart

Eddy Plaizier Roger Bateman Ashley Bart Al Billes

2008

Canadian Tuner/Crew Chief of the Year: Al Billes
Canadian Sportsman Driver of the Year: Ted Barnes
Canadian Professional Driver of the Year: Tim Boychuk
Most Improved/Up & Coming Canadian Driver: Tim Boychuk

Al Billes Ted Barnes Tim Boychuk

2007

Canadian Tuner/Crew Chief of the Year: Les Mellows
Canadian Sportsman Driver of the Year:Rob Becker
Canadian Professional Driver of the Year: Paul Noakes
Most Improved Canadian Driver: Raymond Commisso
Drag Strip of the Year: Medicine Hat Motorplex

DragRaceCanada's Canadian Drag Racers of the Year

2006

Canadian Professional Driver of the Year: Daniel Mercier
Canadian Sportsman Driver of the Year: Victoria Smith
Canadian Tuner/Crew Chief of the Year: Al Billes
Most Improved Canadian Driver: Kenny Lang

2005

Canadian Tuner/Crew Chief of the Year: Bob Atchison
Canadian Sportsman Driver of the Year: Wally Clark
Canadian Professional Driver of the Year: Rob Atchison
Most Improved Canadian Driver: Larry O’Brien

2004

Canadian Tuner/Crew Chief of the Year: Jeff Perley
Canadian Professional Driver of the Year: Al Billes
Canadian Sportsman Driver of the Year: Wally Clark

Jeff Perley Al Billes Wally Clark

DragRaceCanada.com “Swift 16” Lotto – Program History

DRC "Swift 16" LottoDragRaceCanada’s popular “Swift 16” Lotto was first introduced during the 2004 racing season in conjunction with co-presenting sponsor Eaton Electrical (Canada).

The program offered participating racers at all three of IHRA national event races in Canada some cash incentives. Select class racers were eligible for some extra cash prizes during qualifying.

During the 2004 racing season the program was offered to Pro Modified and Alcohol Funny Car Class competitors. During the 2005 and 2006 racing seasons the program was modified to include Pro Modified and Pro Stock class competitors.

DragRaceCanada and Eaton Electrical (Canada) offered a $500.00* payout to a qualifier in both Pro Modified and Pro Stock
class categories.

The rules were simple:

  • No pre-registration is required; however to be eligible participating racers must display a DragRaceCanada special edition
    decal (to be provided) at each event.
  • Racers must qualify in one of the 16 final slots – according to official IHRA results.
  • All qualified racers will be equally eligible to win.
  • Class alternates will not be eligible.

After qualifying is complete, the DragRaceCanada “Swift 16” Lotto will occur. In this random drawing the number which corresponds to the qualified position will determine the winner for both Pro Modified and
Pro Stock. A special presentation will follow.

A total of $1000.00* per event was paid out to racers attending: the Mopar Canadian Nationals (Grand Bend, ON), the Western
R.V. Rocky Mountain Nationals (Edmonton, AB), and the ACDelco Canadian Nationals (Cayuga, ON).

* Denotes: Canadian Funds

2006

Grand Bend

Edmonton
Cayuga
'Swift 16' Lotto winners John Montecalvo and Allan Pittman

‘Swift 16’ Lotto winners John Montecalvo and Allan Pittman


Mopar Canadian Nationals Winners:
Allan
Pittman (Pro Mod)
John Montecalvo (Pro Stock)

'Swift 16' Lotto winners Shannon Jenkins and Rob Mansfield

‘Swift 16’ Lotto winners Shannon Jenkins and Rob Mansfield


Rocky Mountain Nationals
Winners:

Shannon Jenkins (Pro Mod)
Rob Mansfield (Pro
Stock)

'Swift 16' Lotto winners Shannon Jenkins and Rob Mansfield

‘Swift 16’ Lotto winners Shannon Jenkins and Rob Mansfield


Canadian
Nationals
Winners:

Ray Commisso (Pro Mod)
Jeff Dobbins(Pro
Stock)

2005

Grand Bend

Edmonton
Cayuga

Mopar Canadian Nationals Winners:
Burton
Auxier (Pro Mod)
Jerry Haas (Pro Stock)


Western RV Rocky Mountain Nationals
Winners:

Mike Castellana (Pro Mod)
John Montecalvo (Pro
Stock)

ACDelco Canadian Nationals
Winners:

Charles Carpenter (Pro Mod)
Brian Gahm (Pro
Stock)

2004

Grand Bend

Edmonton
Cayuga

Mopar Canadian Nationals Winners:
Harold
Martin (Pro Mod)
Larry Dobbs (Alcohol Funny Car)

Western RV Rocky Mountain Nationals
Winners:

Rick Distefano (Pro Mod)
Mark Thomas (Alcohol Funny
Car)

ACDelco Canadian Nationals Winners:
Al
Billes (Pro Mod)
Larry Dobbs (Alcohol Funny
Car)