Despite some less then ideal conditions – Canada’s drag racers amazed during last weekend’s IHRA Mopar Rocky Mountain Nationals….

Tim Boychuk made his first hometown appearance racing his all new Happy Hour/Nitro Moose Camaro. Tim ran a near career best 5.623 secs to qualify 2nd.

Tim Boychuk made his first hometown appearance racing his all new Happy Hour/Nitro Moose Camaro. Tim ran a near career best 5.623 secs to qualify 2nd.

Alberta TS class power James Bast scored in the very late finishing IHRA Pro Am event on Sunday.

Alberta TS class power James Bast scored in the very late finishing IHRA Pro Am event on Sunday.

Southern Alberta's Gary Urlacher qualified #1 in Pro Mod with a 6.003 secs in his nitrous-injected Corvette.

Southern Alberta’s Gary Urlacher qualified #1 in Pro Mod with a 6.003 secs in his nitrous-injected Corvette.

Kudos to Calgary's DarkSide Racing Top Fuel team who had to overcome a lot while racing at the event.

Kudos to Calgary’s DarkSide Racing Top Fuel team who had to overcome a lot while racing at the event.

There is no denying it - the real stars of the event was the 15,000+ fans who fully supported the 2016 Mopar Rocky Mountain Nats!!

There is no denying it – the real stars of the event was the 15,000+ fans who fully supported the 2016 Mopar Rocky Mountain Nats!!

Castrol Raceway President got some unexpected extra love from IHRA's VP Scooter Peaco

Castrol Raceway President Rob Reeves got some unexpected extra love from IHRA’s VP Scooter Peaco

Edmonton Stock class "hitter" Ed Matiejewski went to the final round both days -- winning on Sunday with his Nova.

Edmonton Stock class “hitter” Ed Matiejewski went to the final round both days — winning on Sunday with his Nova.

Jason and Rick Duchene debuted their cool new 2-car "Trial N' Error" AA/FA team (DragRaceCanada will have a feature on all that a little later this season!)

Jason and Rick Duchene debuted their cool new 2-car “Trial N’ Error” AA/FA team (including Ken Webster) ==DragRaceCanada will have a feature on all that a little later this season!

Glen Kerusnky ended his premature retirement from Pro Mod racing - and we are glad he did!

Glen Kerusnky ended his premature retirement from Pro Mod racing – and we are glad he did!

Regina-based Vogt Brothers entered their nitrous-injected Pro Mod Corvette in the WDRL sanctioned event.

Regina-based Vogt Brothers entered their nitrous-injected Pro Mod Corvette in the WDRL sanctioned event.

Andy Beauchemin was just one of the many high quality Nitro Bikes entered at Edmonton.

Andy Beauchemin was just one of the many high quality Nitro Bikes entered at Edmonton.

Jim Fersch's "The Bull Dogger" Barracuda was once again a major fan favourite.

Jim Fersch’s “The Bull Dogger” Barracuda was once again a major fan favourite.

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Yes - the IHRA Mopar Rocky Mountain Nationals did have it's extra added attractions!

Yes – the IHRA Mopar Rocky Mountain Nationals did have it’s extra added attractions!

Mike Gonziola (from Saskatoon) ran his truly ultimate new C7 in the WDRL Pro Mod feature.

Mike Gonziola (from Saskatoon) ran his truly ultimate new C7 in the WDRL Pro Mod feature.

Canada's newest Nostalgia Nitro Funny Car racer - Jason Bussy qualified his "Unleashed" Firebird #8 with a 6.023 secs effort.

Canada’s newest Nostalgia Nitro Funny Car racer – Jason Bussy qualified his “Unleashed” Firebird #8 with a 6.023 secs effort.

One of Canada's absolute tuning legends - Ken Murray (from Winnipeg) was on hand tuning for Doug Doucette's injected nitro car.

One of Canada’s absolute tuning legends – Ken Murray (from Winnipeg) was on hand tuning for Doug Doucette’s injected nitro car.

Cal Tebb's show quality GTO Funny Car was again a top attraction for the Pro 6.95 index class

Cal Tebb’s show quality GTO Funny Car was again a top attraction for the Pro 6.95 index class

Edmonton's Greg Serena made some attempts with his Top Alcohol Dragster

Edmonton’s Greg Serena made some more determined attempts with his Top Alcohol Dragster

Geoff Goodwin's Red Deer-based TAFC ran some impressive numbers with driver Greg Hunter at the wheel.

Geoff Goodwin’s Red Deer-based TAFC ran some impressive numbers with driver Greg Hunter at the wheel.

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DragRaceCanada was very appreciative (again!) to Castrol Raceway for providing us with this exclusive vantage point for our event photography!

DragRaceCanada was very appreciative (again!) to Castrol Raceway for providing us with this exclusive vantage point for our event photography!

Photos by Bruce Biegler & Don Meleshko