Keeling Motorsports Geared Up! 
New Car is destined for Quick 32 Sportsman Series…ERD big-block, Bickel Race Car, and Cynergy body add up to strong potential…..
By:  Tim Miller
With a new car, Quick 32 Sportsman Series competitor Dave Keeling (Owen Sound ON) said he is looking forward to the upcoming season.
“We’ve got a brand spanking new car,” mentioned Keeling about his Jerry Bickel Race Cars 1968 Camaro Top Sportsman entry. “And we’re getting anxious to get out and race.”
Keeling has assembled a new car based around the 762-cubic inch big-block engine from the shops of ERD (Engine Research & Development).
The new Camaro body is from Cynergy Composites, one of the top names in doorslammer car bodies. The Keeling Camaro is one of Cynergy’s state-of-the-art ultra light bodies, weighing in at 41 pounds.
Sitting behind the nitrous-fed engine is a Coan Engineering Mega Glide two-speed transmission, which Keeling believes will help him down the track this year.
“The Coan is a little tougher than what we had previously,” he said. “The car may be a little overbuilt, but we don’t want any problems this year.”
Crew chief for the team is Dave’s wife Carolyn. Sponsorship for the team includes W.D. Keeling Printers Ltd, and special thanks go out to ERD’s Carl Spiering.
Keeling said the car is almost ready for opening day in the Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts.
“We’re planning on running the whole series,” he mentioned. “We’re in the midst of upgrading the computer right now, but we’ll be ready.”
About the Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts:
Early in 2009 the Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts,, was instituted as an alternative for high-horsepower Sportsman-class teams to compete on a regular basis, and will begin its third season in 2011.
In 2011 the Quick 32 Sportsman Series will compete at Toronto Motorsports Park in Cayuga, Ontario and the Grand Bend Motorplex in Grand Bend, Ontario.
The Series is comprised of 32-car qualified fields of the 16 quickest open wheeled cars (Top Dragster) and the 16 quickest door cars (Top Sportsman), and presents the best in ET-style, dial-in drag racing, competing on a Sportsman ladder. After eliminations in both classes, the final Top Dragster entry and the final Top Sportsman entry pair off to determine the event Champion.
Competitors in this exciting Series must comply with the IHRA Top Dragster and Top Sportsman Safety rules and regulations, with a maximum dial-in of 7.95 seconds for the quarter-mile.
The Series provides $3000 to win for each event and $5000 for the annual Championship Point Award Series Champion, payouts very popular with competitors and will provide large fields of race cars.
The Quick 32 Sportsman Series is committed in providing a professional atmosphere for its teams. It also provides solid media and logistic support, ensuring itself as one of the most popular drag race series running Top Sportsman and Top Dragster race cars.
The Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts competes with the Pro Modified Racing Association (PMRA),, offering fans a great show of drag racing.