A great field of Canadian racer participants mixed it up during last week’s marquee annual NHRA Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals…..
The Stoney Creek Ontario-based Veale Racing team had an outstanding event run – after qualifying #11 they went all the way to the semifinal round with their injected nitro car!
Toronto’s Gus Mantas came very close in the Mopar Hemi Challenge event — losing the final on a red-light start.
Paul Noakes entered the Meritor Mustang in TAFC at Indy – but after qualifying #14 – had the car break in round one.
Winner’s Choice Racing owner Tom Nolan entered both his Alberta-based cars at Indy – driving his 2009 G5 in Super Stock while Tibor Kadar raced the team’s A/SA ’64 Fairlane in Stock.
BC powerhouse TAD racer Shawn Cowie qualified #13 – but lost a close match in round #1 to World Champ Chris Demke
The BC-based Pro Mod Camaro co-raced by Ryan Hinrichsen & Shane Molianri ran a best of 5.975 secs in qualifying but missed the record quick PM cut.
The very talent rich New Brunswick-based Howes Racing Hemi Dart went to the semi-final round in the Mopar Hemi Challenge event.
Bill Little (Belmont ON) entered his GT/DA Pontiac – but rather incredibly his .562 under the index run was a DNQ!
Ken Mostowich and his right hand man Charlie Marsh took their Calgary-based Corvette all the way to the S/G “final four”.
Kenny Lang’s normally hard running Summit Racing Equipment Camaro (from Manitoba) was a rather shocking DNQ in Pro Mod.
John Armstrong’s awesome 427 Corvette qualified -.896 but lost out in round #2 of Super Stock
Ed Hutchison brought his award winning ’57 Corvette to Indy all the way from Vancouver Island — but lost to eventual winner Lee Klingensmith in round two of Super Gas
Bud and Steven Pohill entered their unique Ford-powered H/EA in Comp and won their first round.
Edmonton’s Jim Bell did some mongo burnouts at Indy with his turbo Pro Mod Camaro — but a 6.110 secs best fell well short of the record quick PM bump.
Chris Howes drove one of three Howes Racing Mopar cars at Indy. He qualified his B/SA ’70 Challenger in Stock eliminator.
All photos by Bruce Biegler & Steve Embling
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