Grand Bend Motorplex — Junior Dragster Program Enhanced


Thanks to a large increase in support from John Pizzo/ Veloce Italian Kitchen, and continued support from Leaf Racewear the Junior age class programs (8-12 & 13-17) will see the largest weekly and yearend payouts in GBM’s history. The overall weekly purse per class will increase 27% to a guaranteed $235 with $110 going to the Winner, and $55 to the Runner up. The yearend payout in each class (top 5) increases to $625 in Cash, plus Champions jackets, Trophies, Contigencies, etc.

New for 2014 is the Stack Bros. Racing sponsored OUTLAW 330 program. This idea was brought to us by the Stack family and supported by many other junior families. It will replace our current Junior 7.90 program. This new OUTLAW 330 program has many benefits as it provides an additional race opportunity to more competitors (Master 12-17 yrs old & Advanced 10-17 yrs old) than the 7.90 program which was restricted to Master class competitors only due to IHRA rules. The OUTLAW program will be a Staggered Pro Tree, no Deep- stage Bracket program contested at 330 feet, allowing competitors to run as quick as possible without violating IHRA rules. We (GBM) have sent our computer back to Compulink to be upgraded, and to add the 330 timing option, allowing us to minimize downtime when switching between classes.

page1image24864.jpgThanks to our sponsors – 2014 is going to be a great year to be a Junior Dragster competitor at Grand Bend Motorplex !

Established in 1995 GBM has grown into one of Canada’s largest multi venue Motorsports facilities. The dragstrip hosts numerous large events including Canada’s oldest National event – The IHRA sanctioned MOPAR NITROJAM NATIONALS June 20- 22, the Road course offers open lapping programs and hosts various race series

including the SOAR Motocycle series, CHUMP CAR, CASC- OR & CSCS. The high banked 1⁄4 mile Oval is home to the largest junior racing program in the province plus adult race programs, the Moto x track hosts club racing events and offers open practice on its Junior and Senior layouts.

— “The Pursuit of Great Pizza & Pasta” Veloce is located at 795 Wonderland Rd S in London On, and is a unique take on great Italian food from the owners of the highly successful restaurant chain Armando’s Pizza based in Windsor On. Veloce is a new concept offering authentic pizza and pasta with fresh ingredients and time honoured recipes, while providing exceptional hospitality in a fast paced setting where the guests control the clock. It is great food served the true Italian way !

– For 27 years Leaf Racewear & Safety Equipment has been manufacturing and distributing quality racing apparel & safety equipment worldwide. Their products meet or exceed SFI specifications for all forms of racing competition. From the simplest to the most imaginative designs, they will manufacture to your specifications.

— Stack Brother’s Racing is Junior Dragster car & parts retailer and provide high quality service to the Junior Dragster market in SW Ontario and beyond. Located in Wingham Ontario, their shop includes an engine rebuilding department and an in-house engine dyno to get any junior dragster pilot setup with what they need to run at the top of the pack.

Posted by:  Paul Spriet