A couple of early season winners and a slick new look for a Canadian TF team are highlighted in this edition….

What are the odds? — During the NHRA’s Division 7 season opening Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event held at Tucson Arizona last weekend — the added attraction Top Comp eliminator — which features head to head racing for TD and TS class cars — had all Canadian final.  That match paired off two racers who are both from Vegreville AB!   Grant Durie – racing his TNT Supercars built dragster defeated Will Yakimetz‘s  Camaro to claim that event title.  Grant hit a final round 6.915 secs at 192.44 mph (6.89 dial) to top Yakimetz who had a red-light start and a time of 7.127 secs 191.27 mph.  Both Grant and Will later went on to strong finishings in the overall TD and TS eliminators on Sunday — Grant won three rounds in his class competition and Yakimetz took his Chevy to a semi final round placing.

Index Champ!  One of Canada’s most lethal NHRA index racers — Ken Mostowich (from Calgary) emerged as another Canadian winner during the NHRA Lucas Oil Divisional 7 opener at Tucson Dragway.  After qualifying 10th — Mostowich (near lane) defeated Rick Cates in the all topless Corvette SG final.  Ken hit a winning 10.16 secs  — Cates had a red-light in the final.  For Ken and his talented “right hand man” crew member Charlie Marsh — this win was his 6th career score within NHRA’s Lucas Oil Divisional level playing field.

Slick New Skin! — Alberta’s very popular and always determined DarkSide Racing team gave the racing public a first look at some brand new motif during the recent World of Wheels Car Show — held in Calgary. The team which is owned and operated by David, Kelly and Nic Fedorowich proudly debuted a new expanded association with PartSource — implemented for 2020. PartSource is a reputed industry leader within Canada with over 90 stores in five Canadian provinces.

Posted with files by Bruce Biegler and Bob Johnson

Photos by Bob Johnson and courtesy of DarkSide Racing