Late Season Canadian Photo Extra!
The last two NHRA national event races of the season held at Las Vegas and Pomona – again featured some terrific performances by Canadian based cars. Here is a photo essay highlighting just some of that action…
Las Vegas: Quebec’s Daniel Mercier ventured all the way to Las Vegas to qualify deep in the TAD program at 5.405 secs (#6).
Las Vegas: With super skilled driver Justin Lamb at the controls – Ken Reich’s Edmonton-based Specialty Auto Chevy prevailed to win in Competition eliminator.
Las Vegas: Alberta’s Don St. Arnaud had another strong effort in his injected nitro car – qualifying #7 before losing out to eventual TAD winner Joey Severence in round #2
Las Vegas: Jeff Arend had a terrific qualifier in this special edition Jim Dunn Racing FC at Las Vegas – running 4.042 secs for the #5 position.
Las Vegas: Ontario’s Al Billes entered his supercharged Pro Mod Corvette at the event with Pete Farber at the wheel. The duo qualified on the bump at 5.979 secs
Las Vegas: Greg Sereda (Spruce Grove AB) made a rare but welcomed NHRA national event appearance – but failed to qualify in TAD
Pomona: Shawn Cowie ran a superb 5.269 secs to qualify #2 at Pomona – but a centreline violation ended his event run in round #2
Pomona: Don Thomas was the top finishing Canadian Sportsman racer at the AAA Finals – going to round #5 in Super Stock
Pomona: Australia’s John Cannuli wheeled the Canadian based Kon Rodz Racing TAFC at Pomona – but his best run of 5.872 secs fell short of the bump.
Pomona: Prolific Canadian Sportsman racer Al Kenny just missed winning again when he fell to Gabriel Torres in the Super Comp Championship round.
Pomona: Recently crowned Division 6 Super Gas Champion Eddie Plaizier ran his reliable ’63 Corvette to the third round at the AAA Finals
Pomona: Greg Hunter drove Geoff Goodwin’s great looking SynOil Chevy to a #14 qualified position in TAFC action.
Pomona: Rick Pike (Langley BC) entered his classic SS/FM ’56 Chevy in Super Stock
Photos by: Luke Nieuwhof – Randy Anderson – Marc Gewertz