A Sizzling Summer to Come For Team ACE Racing


The Western Canada-based sportsman racing family of Eddy Plaizier under the Team ACE Racing banner along with support from Sandstar Utility Products (of Las Vegas) will be headed to Seattle this coming weekend for the NHRA Northwest Nationals.  That will mark the beginning of a very busy summer schedule for the team.  In fact it will be the 9 races in 7 weeks (!) for 20-year old son Casey Plaizier.

Casey will be pulling double duty wheeling the C/SA Firebird in the Stock eliminator category plus the Competition Eliminator B/SMA Cavalier for car owner Ken Reich, backed by Specialty Auto. Going along for 6 races will be dad, Eddy Plaizier who will campaign his 48 Anglia after a 3 year hiatus in Super Gas, then switching gears and adding his Top Dragster for the delayed Mission and Seattle divisional.

Casey Plaizier C/SA Firebird

After Seattle, the lengthy line up of races they will compete in includes Sonoma (including the completion of the Phoenix national event there), Mission, Spokane, Cordova, Minnesota, then  finishing off with a double header event back at Seattle (postponed Mission Div 6) plus the actual Seattle Divisional event.

“The highlights of this trip will be racing at tracks that we have only read about but have never seen,” said Eddy Plaizier.  “Then we have the bonus of competing back at Mission, BC during the Nostalgia Funny Car race in July.”

Over the last 3 years Casey has been driving the ACE Manufacturing backed ’56 Chev in Super Street.

“Although giving up the Super Street ride was tough, adding the Stocker will give me more opportunities to run 2 classes at the races we enter,” said Casey Plaizier. “Having another shot at the tree is always an important advantage.”

Ken Reich's Cavalier Comp Car

“It has always been my goals to fly in and have Casey drive the rig to the races and to compete at more than 2 races in a row,” added Casey. “With the support of Harold Parfett and the Ace Manufacturing family, we were able to do that this year. Ace Manufacturing has been with us since 1995 and we can’t say enough about the relationship we have.”

Eddy & Cynthia Plaizier

                                                                             (Photos by Bruce Biegler & Rich Carlson)