Gatornationals Canadian Photo Extra

As is the case every year during the East Coast traditional season-opener – Canadian racer participation during NHRA’s Tire Kingdom Gatornationals was excellent…

Ike Maier (from Tottenham ON) came close to a career best at 3.951 secs at 307.93 mph to just miss the Top Fuel field


New Brunswick's Mark Howes had his high flying B/SA Challenger entered again in Stock eliminator


An interesting entry in Super Stock was the Ontario-based SS/GA Camaro of Ken Gaffney driven by Ohio's Herbie Null


Great to see Ken Perry back in action after taking a 1-year sabbatical -- the "Iceman" rolled to a semi final round finish in TAD


Manitoba's Kenny Lang made his season debut in Pro Mod - qualifying 5th and winning his round one.


Mark Martino made great strides in Pro Stock -- running a career best ET (6.552 secs) and upsetting Jason Line in round #1


Cassie Simonton put Spiro Konto's car into the TAFC program with a solid qualifiying effort (5.701 secs 254.66 mph)


Maritimes racer James Cowie had his Lobo Racing dragster entered in Super Comp


Toronto's Raymond Commisso is on the rebound in Pro Mod....Ray qualified #11 but fell to eventual winner Rickie Smith in the 2nd round.


After qualifying at both Pomona and Phoenix Alberta's Todd Lesenko did have issues at G-Ville -- missing the fuel FC cut.


Larry Dobbs entered the Kardiac Kids Firebird with new driver Mark Rogers at the controls.


Canadian Super Stock veteran Robert Park (Dundas ON) made a rare NHRA national event appearance with his GT/GA '86 Camaro


Samantha Coughlin got her 2011 national event tour off to a start racing one of the Jegs Dragsters in Super Comp


Barry Paton’s Tim Horton’s team ran competitively at Gainesville as their Top Fuel journey continues…
All photos by:  Bruce Biegler
More Canadian racer images can be viewed in our event photo gallery:  HERE