New Car Upgrade for Sydnie Hyde

Stratford, Ontario driver makes ready for second Quick 32 season with new Top Dragster entry……

Sydnie Hyde will be going faster in her Top Dragster in Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts competition this year, thanks in part to brother Spencer.
Last season was her first year of Quick 32 Sportsman Series racing, but her old dragster just wasn’t fast enough. So the youngest driver of the Hyde Racing Team (Spencer also races in the Series) will be piloting a new Spitzer dragster with the mammoth 740-cubic inch engine that Spencer used in his Top Sportsman Cobalt in 2011.
The car was only running in the 7.30s, explained Hyde. It just wasn’t fast enough, but it was a great learning experience.
Qualifying was a tough go for the rookie last year, but that should turn around for the upcoming season.
The Frank Hawley Drag Racing School graduate and former Junior Dragster driver is hoping for more positive results in 2012. The 272-inch long Spitzer chassis will be running the ERD (Engine Research & Development) engine without nitrous assist. A Coan Mega Glide transmits the power to the track.
We’re pretty close to being ready to race, she added. The engine is down at Carl’s (Spiering, from ERD) getting freshened up.
The team owners of Sydnie’s car are her parents, Peter and Lisa Hyde. Crew chief for the effort is Ron Hyde, while other family members Spencer Hyde, Jack Hyde, Murray Hyde make up the rest of the crew. The team wished to thank Carl Spiering and his ERD for its help and involvement.
Sponsorship for the team includes NAPA Auto Parts, Ideal Supply, Hyde Construction, Transit Petroleum, Hyde Electric, Dordan Mechanical, Raedon Excavating, Ronnoco Sales, NA Engineering Associates, Wilhelm Concrete, Steve Smith Construction, Sutton Group (Paul Graham) and Orr Insurance, Coors Light (Jeff Carr), Ramseyer Earthworks, Schultz Plumbing, Remex Trucking, iLOOKABOUT and the Tim Horton’s  at Ontario and Erie in Stratford.
Now in her last year of secondary school and looking towards university with a desire to get into marketing or business, Hyde said she is eager to get to the track this season.
I’m ready to race, she said. I’m really excited about it. I just can’t wait to go fast and make the field.
The Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts kicks off its 2012 season with the Victoria Day Weekend Challenge May 18-20 at the Cayuga Dragway of Toronto Motorsports Park, the first of six events. 
Posted by:  Tim Miller
Photo Credit: Dave Erauw Photography ~