Mopar Canadian Nationals – Canadian Photo Extra
Canada’s longest running modern era major drag racing event – the IHRA Mopar Canadian Nationals at Grand Bend Motorplex – was filled with highlights. Here is a photo essay of just some of that action from the 15th annual held last weekend……
In what was a preview of bigger things to come for IHRA 2015 – Canadian Mountain Motor Pro Stock stars John Konigshofer & Larry O’Brien participated in a demonstration eliminator.
Canadian drag racing Sportsman racing proponent Andrew Stirk collected a much deserved win in the event’s Pro-Am Super Rod class on Sunday
The wheels up action from Dan Velenosi’s SS/DA Camaro excited Super Stock fans.
Bob Andrews pleased event sponsor Mopar when he entered his Burlington-based Dodge Challenger in Stock eliminator.
Previous Mopar Canadian Nationals Champion -Edmonton’s Tim Boychuk — qualified his nitro burner #4 at 5.915 secs and went to the semi final round.
The LowDown Hot Rods car driven by Brody Van Der Geld was just one of the many high quality cars entered in Top Dragster
Jon Camilleri (Mopar Marketing Manager at Chrysler Canada) – deserves a lot of credit for the on-going event success of the Mopar Canadian Nationals.
Ontario’s Joe Passeo prevailed to win in Hot Rod (10.90) during Saturday’s Pro-Am sportsman event.
Here is a shot of Gianni versus Franco Cantusci in early rounds of Super Stock. Gianni (near lane) went on to win the eliminator on Sunday
Rob Atchison – who is top heavy with IHRA championship hardware over the years – won his first event ever in the Pro Mod class.
Former Fast Street Car racing standout Mike Yedgarian tried his hand in Pro Mod for the first time — he came away with a semi final finish and top speed of the event (246.71 mph).
Quick Rod (8.90) driver Rob Laing (Moffat ON) gets ready to make a run in qualifying.
Ed Szram’s Camaro turned a lot of heads in Top Sportsman. He placed R/UP in Saturday’s Pro-Am event.
And of course here are the real stars of the IHRA Mopar Canadian Nationals – the dedicated fans base that attended the event!
Photos by: Bruce Biegler & Brennan Shortall
To view many additional images from this race – click on our photo gallery: HERE