While initially a bit of a “one event wonder” during 2014 — expectations for the upcoming 2015 racing season include a continued Pro Mod class emergence for Western Canadian Garry Weslosky….
Weslosky, who is from Sherwood Park Alberta, and who is a familiar Castrol Raceway participant within that track’s Top Eliminator program, initially dipped his feet into the waters of Pro Mod class racing this past season when he debuted a truly impressive RJ Race Cars-built 1969 Camaro.
After first ordering his car during January of 2014 – Garry picked up the car and made his first ever appearance with it during a 1/8th mile PDRA event in Martin Michigan. That effort was followed shortly there after by entry into the IHRA’s Mopar Rocky Mountain Nationals back at Edmonton.
After suffering some new car blues in Michigan (a major transmission failure) – Garry rebounded very strong at the Edmonton race when he produced a truly un-forecasted result. After qualifying #6 for the event’s 16-car Pro Mod field, he managed to go all the way to the final round — before falling to Calgary’s Joe Delehay on a foul start.
Needless to say Garry, was pretty happy with that event’s result.
“I was very impressed at how well this car ran right off the trailer,” Garry revealed. “I knew it was spec-ed out right to the “t” but RJ Race Cars really delivered. The car left straight and went right down the track on it’s very first hit. I didn’t have to make any adjustments – that was amazing to me.”
Weslosky’s machine features a 784 CID engine program with three available stages of nitrous. His best time in the car so far was a 6.28 secs at 220 mph (which came at 4500′ altitude at Edmonton).
After the Edmonton race, Garry did however step back a bit and adjusted his plans for moving forward. As fate would have it he received a rather immediate offer to buy his race car trailer and decided to do that. Subsequently he then ordered a new T&E Trailer which he will take delivery of this spring as part of a team reset.
Weslosky’s background in drag racing is deep rooted and goes back to his high school days and a ’55 Chevy. But after taking about a 15 year simpatical to build and develop his own company (Inter-Rail Transport Ltd) for which he is the President, he got back into drag racing. In more recent times he has been known for campaigning a very cool ’66 Chevy II Top Sportsman car, primarily at Edmonton. Garry still owns that car – which has run in the 7.20’s.
“I’ve had a lot of fun running my Chevy II — but I wanted to step things up and go faster,” he added. “Going over 200 mph had been on my bucket list and I accomplished that on my very first run with the new Camaro.”
Garry and his wife Arlene are now both semi-retired and with that are making plans to go on tour more — attending select Pro Mod events this coming season.
“Our exact schedule is a bit undecided — it’s more about where the races take us that will determine where we go,” he winked. “Most certainly the Doorwarz event at Mission Raceway and the IHRA race at Edmonton are on our radar this summer. But we’d also like to do some PDRA events in the U.S. — I really like what that circuit is doing.”
Weslosky’s racing operation is 100% independently funded, and benefits from his highly successful company which he founded. Inter-Rail Transport Ltd. is heavily involved and specializes in hauling rail track maintenance equipment in Western Canada. Inter-Rail Transport Ltd is now overseen primarily by Garry’s two sons Connor and Alex.
For more information visit: www.inter-rail.ca
Post and Photos by: Bruce Biegler