St. Thomas Hosts Latest Can-Am Rounds

This past weekend marked a return to the roots for the Can-Am Stock/SS Series when St.  Thomas Dragway hosted a double header event for the circuit…..

The Fletcher family, track manager, Jay Morse and crew had the track in spotless condition, with not a stone or blade of grass out of place. In short order, the track hooked like the old days and we were ready to race.

Saturday saw a beautiful hot sunny day and 38 cars racing.

After 6 rounds of competitive racing, Ian Hill’s crate motored ’68 Camaro bested Bob Park’s GT/EA Camaro for the win.

Also Saturday, was a featured 8 car shoot-out race of the 8 best reaction time qualifiers. This race was in honour of Tim Thorne and was sponsored by Tilburg Racing Engines and Rob Carpenter and Kim Ferrie.

Jamie Wildgoose (right) topped Rob Becker in the event's special race commerating Tim Thorne

After three quick rounds, Jamie Wildgoose won over Rob Becker.

A joint TNT / Can-Am barbeque followed the races and even the rain didn’t dampen the social times.

Sunday morning greeted us with a light shower, but John Fletcher and the track crew worked hard and quickly dried the track so we could race our second race.

After 5 rounds, Victoria Smith’s GT/AA 2005 Sunfire was victorious over Tony Valerio’s ’68 crate- motored Camaro.

The joint TNT / Can-Am race was an unqualified success judging by the many comments of both the racers and St Thomas Dragway staff.

Victoria Smith won over Tony Valerio in Sunday's event finale

Thanks to the Fletchers for inviting us back to race. And “hats off” to the staff, who did a great job both with the track condition and running the races. We look foreword to returning to race at St Thomas Dragway.

The Labour Day Nationals, our next two points races, is fast approaching. As in the past, a barbeque, special draws and awards will be included.  

Ian Hill (left) beat Bob Park during Satruday's eliminator

For more information on the Can-Am Stock/SS Series click:  HERE