DSC Labour Day Weekend Event Recap

This past Labour Day weekend saw four of Ontario’s best Drag Racing Series’ in action at Toronto Motorsports Park….

The Joes Transmission TNT Super Series, Can-Am Stock/Super Stock Series, and the NDRA Alcohol Funny Car Series joined the DSE Automotive Sportsman Racing Series as part of the Canadian Funny Car Championships event.

Racers in Super Pro and Modified had their work cut out for them as two racers showed a level of dominance rarely seen in Southern Ontario Bracket racing. Steve Ferstl and Drew Buchner both came within one round each of winning both days in the two classes and collecting an additional $100 on top of their weekend winnings for doubling up.

Buchner started the weekend off with a bang taking home $710 for his six round Saturday Modified victory over Modified Championship contender Glen Baker. Sunday, Drew woke up with the GPM Liqui-Tech Bounty Bonus on his back, where any racer who defeated him in the Modified main event would take home the $100 cash reward. Buchner pushed his weekend round count to eleven straight wins before meeting up with Rob Becker and his NHRA legal Super Stocker. Becker took a narrow advantage at the starting line with a .009 to .017 reaction time, which forced Buchner to break out and snap his win streak.

Steve Ferstl had an impressive weekend of racing at Cayuga’s Labour Day event

Super Pro competitors spent the weekend trying not to be run over by the Steve Ferstl Freight train, as Steve dominated Saturdays Racing action by not only winning the extremely tough Super Pro category, but also  doubling up and taking the Racepak Data Acquisition Systems Quick 12 victory.

Sunday saw Steve exit early in the Quick 12 class, however, he charged to the finals in Super Pro after winning an extremely important and very close match up in the Semi-finals against Claude Losier, whom Steve was tied with for the Super Pro Championship Points lead.

The final saw Stevensville Ontario’s Joe Passero and his 2010 Hemi Powered M&M Dragster looking to break Steve’s nine round Super Pro win streak. Passero’s .006 to Ferstls .027 reaction time was important as the race was decided by just.014 seconds at the strip.

The rest of the results from the Labour Day Weekend are as follows:

Saturday Results:

SUPER PRO:                           Steve Ferstl Defeated Matt Costabile

QUICK 12:                               Steve Ferstl Defeated Bob Jennings

SUPER BIKE/SLED:                  Rob Barwick Defeated Nicole Meloche

STREET ELIMINATOR:             Wayne Kennedy Defeated Roger Demers

MODIFIED ELIMINATOR:           Drew Buchner Defeated Glen Baker

JR DRAGSTER:                                Johnathan Chittenden Defeated Willie Box

JR CONSOLATION:                       Haley Picciuto Defeated Rachel Picciuto


Sunday Results:


SUPER PRO:                           Joe Passero Defeated Steve Ferstl

QUICK 12:                                        Tom Bene Defeated Mike Newman

SUPER BIKE/SLED:                  Pete Stewart Defeated Rob Barwick

STREET ELIMINATOR:             Brian Hampson Defeated Mike Goudreau

MODIFIED ELIMINATOR:           Rob Becker Defeated Drew Buchner

JR DRAGSTER:                        Rylee Barber Defeated Marc Anthony Cesario

JR CONSOLATION:                       Rachel Picciuto Defeated Jesse Innes

Round by round results can be found at www.1320go.com/dse/getDates.php  (a $25 yearly membership is required to view full listing of statistics)

The next event in the DSE Automotive Sportsman Racing Series will be September 15 and 16 with the Championship Weekend, this will be the final two point’s races in the DSE Sportsman Series before all the Champions are decided.

Please visit www.sportsmanracingseries.ca   for more information

Photo by: Stacee Kenington

Posted by:  Andrew Stirk