Some more deserved recognition for Canadian drag racing impact players from the just past 2016 racing season…

Long time Castrol Raceway campaigner James Paul just missed winning a IHRA World Championship title racing his super cool and unique '68 Dodge Coronet. Paul (who is from Sherwood Park AB) placed runner-up in the IHRA's season ending Summit Tournament of Champions held in Tennessee in late October. James just missed the Hot Rod 10.90The world's best sportsman racers took center stage at the Summit World Finals in Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 20 - 22 with hundreds of drivers representing 27 states and four Canadian provinces gathering at Memphis International Raceway in Tennessee to compete in the Summit Tournament of Champions and the Summit SuperSeries. Eleven champions were crowned during the weekend. The Summit Tournament of Champions was comprised of the top-three finishers from each IHRA division from the year-long Summit Pro-Am Tour program. Qualified drivers in their respective classes went head-to-head for the World Championship at the Summit World Finals.

Long time Castrol Raceway campaigner James Paul just missed winning a IHRA World Championship title in 2016 racing his super cool and unique ’68 Dodge Coronet. Paul (who is from Sherwood Park AB) placed runner-up in the IHRA’s season ending Summit Tournament of Champions race held at Memphis Tennessee in late October. James just missed the Hot Rod (10.90 index) title losing a close race to Texan Dennis Clark in the final.  The Summit World Finals event featured a gathering of  drivers representing 27 states and 4 Canadian provinces and is comprised of the top three qualified drivers from their respective geographical division and classes going head-to-head for the World Championship titles.

Oakville Ontario's Tony Presto prevailed to win the 2016 Ultimate Showdown Drag Racing Series' Outlaw 10.5 points championship title. Presented by Briggs Racing Engines - Presto's supercharged '67 Chevy II edged out Stratford's Spencer Hyde by only 2 points in the final season tally. 2016 marked the first season for Outlaw 10.5 racing in the USDRS which drew a total of 17 cars

Oakville Ontario’s Tony Presto prevailed to win the 2016 Ultimate Showdown Drag Racing Series’ Outlaw 10.5 points championship title. Presented by Briggs Racing Engines – Presto’s supercharged ’67 Chevy II edged out Stratford’s Spencer Hyde by only 2 points in the final season tally. 2016 marked the first full season for Outlaw 10.5 racing within the USDRS and overall the class drew a total of 17 different teams entered for the Eastern Canadian circuit’s inaugural points chase.

Kevin Lance wheeled his powerful '57 Chevy from Campbell River BC to a hard fought Canada West Doorslammers title during 2016. Lance managed to hold off Kirk Lanz for the title which in fact was not mathematically determined until the final round of the final race of the 8-races season held at Mission Raceway. For Lance - the title was his first within the popular Fortins Engines-presented series.

Kevin Lance wheeled his powerful ’57 Chevy from Campbell River BC to a hard fought Canada West Doorslammers title during 2016. Lance managed to hold off Kirk Lanz for the title which in fact was not mathematically determined until the final round of the final race of the 8-race season held at Mission Raceway. For Lance – the title was his first within the popular Fortins Engines-presented series.

Post and photos by Bruce Biegler