The 2nd Annual Drag Racing Night of Champions will showcase straight line racers during the upcoming Motorama Car Show in Toronto….

The very best of the Canadian drag racing fraternity will be recognized for their 2014 accomplishments at the Drag Racing Night of Champions, held as part of the Friday night (March 13) celebrations at the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo.

The Motorama show runs March 13, 14, & 15 in the reconfigured Halls 1 and 2 of Toronto’s International Centre, located adjacent to Pearson International Airport.

This will be the second annual Drag Racing Night of Champions; its debut at the 2014 Canadian Motorsports Expo drew rave reviews from the drivers, promoters and sponsors.

“The Drag Racing Night of Champions is a season highlight for the racers. To have their successes featured in front of their racing peers is a special moment for any driver,” stated Andrew Stirk, Race Director for the DSE Automotive Sportsman Series. “From the business side, the Night of Champions is a great avenue to build awareness and to showcase the sport of drag racing. Any exposure, especially at a high profile event such as the Motorama show, can only have a positive effect.”

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Stirk estimates that upwards of 50 class champions from a dozen drag racing associations and racetracks will be honoured at the Night of Champions. Each attendee will be interviewed on the Johnsonville Stage before being presented with a personalized award. Hosting duties for the second annual event will (tentatively) be shared between respected drag racing announcers Larry Satchell and Bill Richards, with the awards courtesy of DSE (David Stirk Enterprises) Automotive.

Concluded Stirk, “Any race, in whatever discipline, is tough to win. And winning a championship is even tougher. I’m very thankful that we’ll have the chance to recognize the achievements of the champions at the Motorama show. Many of the drivers have already received awards at their own galas, in front of their own dedicated fans. Now we have the opportunity to showcase their efforts to an entirely new audience.”

Year-end track or series champions can register to be part of the Drag Racing Night of Champions presentations by clicking on the DRNOC event logo at Once registered, they are eligible to take part in the awards presentations and receive a ‘swag bag’ of sport-related items. It will also make them eligible for random prize draws at the end of the event.

Prior to the DRNOC presentations, at 6:30 p.m. on Friday night, a drag racing panel – featuring several of the country’s top racers, promoters and builders – will be live on the Johnsonville Stage at Motorama for a one-hour discussion about the upcoming season and other drag racing-related issues. Information about the event schedule, sponsorship opportunities, this year’s celebrity presenter and additional DRNOC details will be posted on the website as details are confirmed.

ABOUT DSE AUTOMOTIVE: Founded in 1989 by owner David Stirk, DSE Automotive is an independently owned and operated automotive repair facility. Located in Brampton, Ontario, DSE Automotive provides complete automotive service to passenger cars and light trucks. The business dedicated to its slogan of ‘We care about your safety.’ The DSE Automotive Sportsman Racing Series was founded late in 2011 as a way to promote grassroots-level Sportsman drag racing in Southern Ontario. The DSE Sportsman Series was created to provide a competitive, yet cost effective division for Sportsman level racers, while providing a fun atmosphere for the drivers, teams and spectators.

ABOUT THE MOTORAMA CUSTOM CAR & MOTORSPORTS EXPO: The inaugural Motorama show takes place March 13, 14 & 15, 2015 at Toronto’s International Centre, adjacent to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. With a footprint of almost a quarter-million square feet, the show will be Canada’s biggest late-winter celebration of automobiles and motorsports. For information about the show, including sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, schedules and more, call (416) 962-7223, or email The show’s website is located at

Posted by:  GREG MACPHERSON • MOTORAMA Custom Car & Motorsports Expo