Two of the more unique race teams within Eastern Canada’s Quick 32 Series have confirmed renewed efforts for the coming season….
Grubb Racing TS at The Ready
After a couple of non-competitive seasons, Grubb Racing plans to return to the Quick 32 Sportsman Series with a vengeance.
“We had a couple of rough years, noted team owner Marvin Grubb, who heads up the team with his brother and driver Darrin Grubb. But we have things sorted out now and hopefully it works out better than the last couple of years.”
Sitting under the hood of the 2011 Pontiac GXP Top Sportsman drag car is a 706-cubic inch Par Racing engine hooked to a Hutch’s Transmission Powerglide. The fuel system is a Rupert’s Racing Products item, and all the mechanicals ride on a Chris Duncan Race Cars product.
The car is capable of going down the quarter-mile in six seconds at speeds over 200 mph.
Along with the Grubb brothers, Mike Dennis is the team’s crew chief and Barb Grubb makes up the rest of the crew.
Sponsorship is provided by Marvin’s Automotive Service Ltd., Pennzoil, Hutch’s Transmission Service, Ideal Supply, Chris Duncan Race Cars, Foris Signs and Par Racing Engines.
Grubb mentioned that while there have been no major changes to the car for the upcoming year, he is confident the team will be in the thick of things when the car gets staged.
“Hopefully we will be there, he said. And no matter what, we are enjoying ourselves. The Quick 32 Sportsman Series weekends of racing is a lot of fun”.
Major Changes to Everitt Racing 1938 Chevy
Stratford’s Bob Robinson may not be driving a new car in this year’s Quick 32 Sportsman Series, but just about everything has been changed and updated to the 1938 Chevy Top Sportsman car, including the body.
“We have changed a lot, said Robinson, who drives the Everitt Racing entry. Basically we have changed the whole car.”
After debuting the car two years ago, the team has spent most of the off-season modifying the car, including a new 498-cubic inch all-aluminum Chevy engine with a Pro-Charger setup and alcohol injection. This combination has replaced the 632-cubic inch carburetor/nitrous system and Robinson said he is hoping for a quicker ride down the track.
“We are looking to pick it up, he mentioned. We should be faster.”
Robinson recorded times in the mid-seven-second range at speeds of up to 185 mph last year.
Along with mechanical changes, the Chevy has received a new paint job, including major changes to the front of the car, such as better sight-lines for the driver and an enhanced appearance.
Tyler Kawalez will stay on as crew chief for the team in 2015, while Jeff Shiell and Dean Wilson will also be a part of the team.
Sponsorship is provided by Morrison/Everitt Limited and the Erie Drive-in Restaurant in Stratford.
Robinson added it has taken some time to get down the track over the past two years, but feels that obstacle has been accomplished, and now he wants to get down the track quicker.
“It took a while, but we got the car to go straight down the track, he said. By the end of the year the car was happy, and with this step-up hopefully we can get into the sixes. We are keeping our fingers crossed.”
Both of these cars will be action at the season opening event this coming May 15th-17th at Grand Bend Motorplex.
Visit www.Quick32.ca for more information and updates.
Posted by Tim Miller – Photos by: Bruce Biegler & Brennan Shortall