Some very signifiant and recent late season scores from within Canada’s fast street car racing genre!….

After coming close before (runner-up in 2014) Langely BC's Ken Sihota won at Las Vegas' marquee Street Car Super Nationals event last weekend. Racing his 2000 Firebird - Sihota won the the very competitive 1/8th mile Outlaw 10.5 class category when he ran a career best 4.034 secs at 185.41 mph in the championship final round. Sihota's team collected a cool $10G for their troubles!

After coming close before (runner-up in 2013) Langely BC’s Ken Sihota won at Las Vegas’ marquee Street Car Super Nationals event held last weekend. Racing his 2000 Firebird – Sihota won the very competitive 1/8th mile MagnaFuel Outlaw 10.5 class category when he ran a career best 4.034 secs at 185.41 mph in the championship final round. Sihota’s team collected a cool $10G for their troubles!

Another BC-based team to win at Las Vegas' SCSN was the 2004 Mustang raced by Greg Henschell (from Coquitlam). Henschell qualified #1 at 4.550 secs but then saved his best effort for the final hitting a 4.483 secs (low ET) at 162.49 mph to rake in the event's M/T sponsored X275 class title.

Another BC-based team to win at Las Vegas’ SCSN was the 2004 Mustang raced by Greg Henschell (from Coquitlam). Herschel, dominated the race. ┬áHe qualified #1 at 4.550 secs but then saved his best effort for the final hitting a 4.483 secs (low ET) at 162.49 mph to rake in the event’s M/T sponsored X275 class title.

The father and son team of John and James Carinci (from Woodbridge ON) made their first ever trip to the Southeast's infamous World Street Car Nationals event at Orlando - and came away winners. Racing their late model Corvette - the Canadian team first won the Outlaw 10.5 title and then also a final round showdown between the 10.5 versus Radial tire class winners. Carinci went 4.02 secs at 194 mph to beat Jeff Miller for that and he too collected a nice $10,000 first place payment.

The father and son team of John and James Carinci (from Woodbridge ON) made their first ever trip to the US Southeast’s infamous World Street Car Nationals event at Orlando (held last week) and came away winners. Racing their potent turbocharged late model Corvette – the Canadian team won the Outlaw 10.5 title and then also prevailed in a cool final round showdown that featured the 10.5 tire versus Radial tire class winners. Carinci went 4.02 secs at 194 mph to beat Jeff Miller in that ultimate race and with that covered his expenses nicely with a $10,000 first place payment.

Posted by Bruce Biegler

Photos by Robert Grice and Bruce Biegler