DSE Series Season Opener Features Familar Winners

Season opening event finds familiar names in TMP Winners Circle on Sunday.   Saturday rainout shortens series to best 7 of 9 races….
Over 120 DSE Automotive Sportsman Racing Series competitors converged on Toronto Motorsports (TMP) Park June 9th and 10th to compete in the Series opening event presented by Joes Transmission Service, making for some exciting and  hard fought on track racing.

The weekend started on a low note unfortunately when rain-washed out the first point’s race on Saturday thus making the series a best seven out of nine point’s race. However, Sunday morning saw sunshine and warm weather move in giving the TMP Track Crew great conditions to prepare a fantastic surface to race on from start to finish.

Competitors in the newly created Headsupracer.com Quick 12 category made a strong first impression with Southern Ontario race fans with fourteen competitors attempting to qualify in the twelve-car field. The final qualifying session saw Fonthill Ontario’s Steve Corriveau pace the field with a stellar 7.34 at 186 MPH and lead the twelve cars into eliminations.

As the rounds un-folded, the stage was set for a classic door car versus dragster final, where Jaime Tupper in his new 2000 Corvette faced off against a familiar face in Steve Ferstl and his 2008 swing arm dragster. Tupper received the head start, however he could not overcome Ferstls better .027 light and was forced to take the finish line and break out with a 8.219 on his 8.22 dial, leaving Ferstl to cruise to the winners circle running a 7.79 on his 7.75 dial and take home the $1000 winner’s check.

The Modified Eliminator Final round found former TMP Modified Track Champion Chris Etherington and his 1979 Pontiac Trans Am facing off against Bob Perkins and his 1967 Dodge Coronet R/T. Etherington left first with a .064 light to Perkins .130, and was able to stay out in front all the way for the win running a 11.497 on his 11.46 to Perkins 9.759 on his 9.70.

Jr Dragster finals featured a Canada versus U.S.A match up with Haley Baker from Ballinafad Ontario going up against Cheektowaga New York’s Johnathan Chittenden. Chittenden had a small advantage off the line with a .046 reaction time to Bakers .064, which helped him cruise to the victory running 8.134 on his 8.10 to Bakers 8.112 on her 8.02.

Other Sunday Results:

SUPER PRO: Dave “Otis” Symon Dial: 8.20 RT: .005 ET: 8.185 defeating Andrew Stirk Dial: 10.90 RT: -.011 ET: 10.905

SUPER BIKE/SLED: Pete Stewart Dial: 9.47 RT: .128 ET: 9.604 defeating Steve Shields Dial: 10.15 RT: .188 ET: 10.260
STREET ELIMINATOR: Mike Hamilton Dial: 13.05 RT: .319 ET: 13.188 defeating Sherry Van Baalen Dial: 13.80 RT: .079 ET: 14.324

Full round by round results can be found at www.1320go.com/dse/getDates.php , $25 yearly membership required to view full listing of statistics. Point’s listings can be found at www.sportsmanracingseries.ca

The Next stop in the DSE Automotive Sportsman Racing Series will be June 30th to July 1st at Toronto Motorsports Park for the DSE Automotive Canada Day Spectacular with points races number three and four, as well as the exciting return of NHRA legal 9.90 Super Gas to Southern Ontario.

In addition, do not forget to tune into the live event at www.1320go.com/dse/livetiming.php on race days to get all the results as well as a live audio/video feed from the racetrack!

Please visit www.sportsmanracingseries.ca  or www.torontomotosportspark.com  for more information on the series or the DSE Automotive Canada Day Spectacular.
About the DSE Automotive Sportsman Racing Series
The DSE Sportsman Racing series was created at the end of the 2011 racing season as a way to promote grassroots level sportsman drag racing in Southern Ontario. The series will run ten events with five
Championship Sportsman classes ranging from Super/Pro and Modified, to Super/Bike & Sled, Street Eliminator and Jr. Dragster.  Super/Gas and Quick 12 will also be featured in the series this season.
Sponsored by DSE Automotive LTD which is managed David and Andrew Stirk in Brampton Ontario, DSE Sportsman Racing Series is dedicated to creating a competitive series for sportsman level drag racers to participate in which is fun and cost effective, while still providing an excellent racing program for fans and spectators to enjoy.

About the Joes Transmission Service
Joe Boniferro has owned and operated Joe’s Transmission Service in Niagara Falls, Ontario since 1984. From the original single bay location, the business has progressed to a six bay, five-employee automotive complex on Arthur Street. The two storey building houses Joe’s Transmission (Commercial, Fleet and Performance Divisions) and Al’s Radiator Service. They sell and install aftermarket high performance parts and accessories. As a Firestone Dealer, they sell and install drag racing tires. Their specialty is building and repairing high performance transmissions.

Contact Joe and his team at (905) 374-6116 or visit them online at www.joestransmission.com .

Series Contact Information 

DSE Automotive Sportsman Racing Series
Series Director: Andrew Stirk              
Telephone: (519) 278 0576   E-mail:  dsesportsmanracingseries@gmail.com