The featured cast of characters is now taking shape for next month’s Canadian Nitro Nationals at Cayuga Dragway…

The 2016 Canadian Nitro Nationals (scheduled for July 1-3) has developed nicely to become Canada’s largest independent drag racing event of of the season. The marquee day will once again be Saturday’s racing schedule which again promises to belch out a lot of nitro – with a pretty significant line-up of confirmed cars.

Californian Jeff Diehl will make a return to the Canadian Nitro Nationals racing his Toyota-bodied Funny Car

Californian Jeff Diehl will make a return to the Canadian Nitro Nationals racing his Toyota-bodied Funny Car

The primary plan is for 10 nitro burners on site – four fuel Funny Cars — Dale Creasy Jr, Jack Wyatt, Jeff Diehl and Terry Haddock. There will also be six Top Fuel dragsters with a very real Canada versus USA feel to that with Canadian drivers Todd Paton, Ike Maier and Smax Smith destined to face the U.S. based machines raced by Scott Palmer, Terry Haddock and Bruce Litton.

Canadian-based Smax Smith will run in Top Fuel at the Canadian Nitro Nationals.

Canadian-based Smax Smith will be one of six Top Fuelers at the Canadian Nitro Nationals.

The event will include (as it always does) much more — including some exhibition Jet dragsters and season round #2 for the Napa AutoPro Ultimate Showdown Drag Racing Series (Pro Mod/Top Sportsman/Top Dragster/Outlaw 10.5).  The NDRA will also present their brand of Top Alcohol Funny Car racing.

DragRaceCanada will post additional details on the event during the days leading up to it.

You can also get advance tickets and more information at Cayuga Dragway’s official site: HERE

Posted by Bruce Biegler
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