Lots of great Canadian-based vehicles and highlights during the NHRA’s Eastern season kickoff Gatornationals at Gainesville!…..
Here is something you don’t see very often – two Canadian based TF cars (Laporte Racing & Paton Racing) running side by side.
Wendall Howes had his high flying SS/AH Barracuda from the Maritimes down for Super Stock
Grant Singer made the very long tow in from Regina SK almost pay off – he went to the “final four” in Super Stock
Whitby’s Eric Latino ran in Pro Mod for the first time this season – he had a great 5.876 secs ET in round one!
That’s Barry Paton with his new driver Shawn Reed (from Seattle). Their 4.015 secs just missed qualifying.
Norm Lapointe from Edmonton won class in both O/SA and GT/DA with his Chevy cars.
Tyler Scott drove the new look Kardiac Kids car of Larry Dobbs to the #14 spot in TAFC
Edmonton’s Jim Bell was a surprising DNA at Gainesville with a best run of 6.062 secs placing #22
Driving his new look Meritor Mustang – Paul Noakes had a superb semi-final round finish in TAFC
Ike Maier’s best run of 4.137 secs in the Laporte Racing dragster missed the TF bump of 3.963 secs
James Cowie’s great looking LOBO Racing team was entered in both S/G and S/C
Manitoba’s Kenny Lang roared to the #15 slot in Pro Mod – but had a red-light foul in round #1
All photos by: Bruce Biegler & Tracy Waters
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