Just in case you missed it! KHR presents more tidbits from within the Canadian drag racing newswire….

A Mercier Maybe? — With the pandemic closure effects of the boundary between USA and Canada still an issue — all Canadian drag racers plans to venture south — still remain in a state of flux. Quebec’s Daniel Mercier has revealed some details of (what could happen) if the travel restrictions do get lifted. He and his team have been very busy with recertification for their Top Fuel dragster operation (an expensive and lengthly process per NHRA rules). But all that would be complete in time for the NHRA events at Reading PA and Concord NC and that is the team target – currently. Then if all that goes to plan — Daniel has confirmed he will venture west for the latter part of 2021 – closing out the season in Top Fuel at both Las Vegas and then Pomona’s Auto Club World Finals. (Fingers crossed!)
“Tip Top” Top Dragster — One of Ontario’s most dedicated Top Dragster class racers – Tony Positano (Courtice ON) has unveiled his latest entry. After acquiring a chassis formally raced by Lyle Williams, Tony has taken that car to the next level with some very significant and numerous upgrades. The RaceTech chassis which now features a 526 Hemi engine program ( Al Billes motor & blower) has hit the surface a couple times now testing at Grand Bend Motorplex. Tony – who owns and operates a high end kitchen and bath design company (Brandom Kitchens & Bath) will focus the rest of 2021 mostly in Canada with the great looking new machine – with future aspirations of venturing back into the USA for NHRA and PDRA events. (*DragRaceCanada will post a more in-depth feature on Tony Positano Racing – coming a bit later this season).

A UFO Sighting? — Racing fans who did attend the ill-fated (because of weather) RPM/Smackdown event at St. Thomas Dragway last weekend did manage a first peek at a very creative new machine — a very evil-looking C7 — which made it’s debut. This Corvette is owned by Jeffery Burke (from Lift-All Cranes – Thornhill ON) but will be driven by skilled local fast street car proponent — Wade Stevens (from Keswick ON). Wade made some very conservative first hits in the car – which features one of his Maximum Performance built engine programs (a AJ 481X with twin 94 mm turbochargers). Burke and Stevens will campaign the car as an Outlaw 10.5 class car. DragRaceCanada will post more details on this car/team in the future.
Super Tour Season Opener! – The past July 2-4th weekend featured the first Super Tour event of the season — a “double header” Summer Bracket Nationals held at Luskville Dragway – on their new racing surface for 2021. Participation was strong – with 150 racers entered each day. Saturday’s event winners included Terry Miron (Super Pro) and Martin Lassiseraye in Pro ET. On Sunday, Big Money Bracket Racer Richard Arnold clinched the victory in Super Pro (winning over Series Director Fred Angers) and in the Pro category, Fred McDonald took his Camaro to a second final in as many days — but this time turned on the win light. In Junior Dragster, TJ Monaghan won Saturday’s Race and Audrée Alarie won Sunday’s race. Fred McDonald (above photo) was named weekend M.V.P. and that earned him a pressure washer from the folks at Canadian Tire Magog. The series in fact heads back to Luskville this coming weekend the the very $$$ lucrative 40th annual Super Tour Bracket Bonanza event.

Posted by Bruce Biegler