Maple Grove Canadian Photo Extra
The last Eastern national level drag racing event of the season was held at Maple Grove Raceway and that featured some solid performances and participation from Eastern Canada’s racing contingent…..
Stoney Creek’s Jeff and Gary Veale had another very impressive effort in TAD class racing – going to round two and setting top speed of the meet at 274.11 mph
Charlie Kenopic (from Renfrew ON) may have enjoyed his “finest hour” yet in drag racing winning big in Super Gas 9.90 competition..
New Brunswick’s Mark Howes drove one of two Hemi cars entered by he and his father Wendall at Reading. Mark qualified his ’68 Dart with a 8.759 secs.
Ottawa-area racer Sean Gaffney was driving this ’10 Cobalt in Comp at Reading. Sean qualified at .398 under the D/SMA index but lost out in round #1.
Paul Noakes slayed them all in TAFC — winning his first NHRA Nationals from the #2 qualified position..
Franco Cantusci drove one of two Super Stock cars entered by the Cantusci Family. He ran his ’85 Camaro to the 2nd round..
Niagara Falls area racer Robert Carpenter had a superb event driving the Gaffney Motorsports SS/GA Camaro going to the semi final round in Super Stock.
Mark and Tony Martino welcomed their valued sponsor Jeff Atkins from BIK Hydraulics as a special guest for the race. Jeff watched Mark qualify solidly #9 in Pro Stock at 6.590 secs.
Ken Perry (from Markham) was a surprise early victim losing on a stinging holeshot to Rich McPhilips in TAD round one..
Kelly MacKay from Nova Scotia had his very clean E/SA ’72 Demon entered in Stock eliminator..
Pennsylvania-based driver Al Moeser was behind the wheel of Daniel Mercier’s 2nd TAD car at Maple Grove but that team’s best run of 5.631 secs missed the cut..
That’s Courtney Force offering her congratulations to Noakes Racing crew chief Les Mellows after he earned his first career NHRA TAFC title.
Photos by: Bruce Biegler, Dave DeAngelis & Steve Embling
To view additional Canadian racer images from this event click on our Uni-Select Auto Plus Nationals photo gallery: HERE