One of Eastern Canada’s most dedicated and down to earth drag racers guides a new horse to the season starting gate……

Scott Wildgust — whose experience, reputation and involvement within Ontario’s drag racing scene started early and has many chapters — sits on the cusp of his biggest quest yet.

The aspiring and versatile racer has recently completed a 2+ year task by debuting to the public for the first time (during a cool evening at Stratford Ontario’s Jobsite Brewery) — a truly spectacular new Pro Modified car for Canada.

Scott Wildgust (from Stratford Ontario) makes a much anticipated public debut with his new Pro Mod car!

Scott will begin in the very near future some test runs and event entries with his G-Force Race Cars built and supercharged 1967 GT 500 Mustang.   That machine, which is dubbed “Blown Wages” is a self-funded effort that is truly potential ridden.

“It’s been a journey to get here – that’s for sure,” Scott beamed.  “We actually first ordered the car and body for it late 2017.  But it does take time to do everything right and we had full confidence in G-Force Race Cars because they are the best in the business.  So it was all worth the wait — and here we are now ready to go.”

Scott’s incredible new Mustang does ooze with Canadian content too.   The motor program, a state-of-the-art 521 CID BA motor was acquired from fellow Canadian Pro Mod driver Raymond Commisso.  That engine is outfitted with the latest supercharger tech from Al Billes.  Wildgust’s crew is a Canadian contingent with some of his long time crew members ( Joe McCann, Morgan Henderson, Murray Henderson, Rob Reinecker) back into the team fold and including his right hand man John Weima, who has raced with Scott for 20+ years.

Scott reports too that highly reputed Western Canadian, Mark Savage, will also be with his team at the season starting gate — joining John for all tuning decisions.

Scott Wildgust

“I’m fully NHRA licensed — and we will head out for Florida beginning in early March,” he revealed.  “The plan is to go to Orlando to test first and then enter their World Doorslammers Nationals event.  The following weekend our target is to enter our first NHRA national event — at Gainesville.”

Wildgust’s Mustang is more than just a tech marvel.  It features some fantastic fabrication and finish showcasing the talents of many people. Wes Goodard from Hell Billy Racing, Tyler from TK Customs, Mike and Ken Everitt (from Morris and Everitt) and also Kirk Silvermann from Ajax Engines all played key roles in this race car creation process.  The car’s amazing final finish reflects the efforts of Louis Ouimette and Eric Skinner.

“Louis (from Timmons ON) and I go way back now with our racing partnership projects,” Scott continued.  “He did so much work on this car including the paint job but also gets credit for wiring, plumbing, and completing the interior carbon work.  Eric (from Art Function) did all the great graphics and expert airbrushing.  I couldn’t be more pleased with the final outcome.”

Scott was however particularly thankful to his wife Stacy and his two daughters – Avery and Sienna.  “My wife has been supportive all the way though this and gave me all the confidence that I could make it back and go this far.”

Scott has some subtle emphasis within the blades of his Mustang’s supercharger — with the words “Black SASS” meant to acknowledge that exactly (Stacy – Avery – Sienna). 

If all goes according to plan next month — Scott revealed that his 2020 racing season is pegged right now for 6 event appearances.  That includes the first 3 NHRA Nationals, racing at Grand Bend Motorplex’s “Stratford Day”, Norwalk’s “Night of Fire” and rounding out his year with entry for the marquee annual NHRA Chevrolet Performance US Nationals at Indy. 

“To actually now be in this top class with my own race car — is pretty rewarding,” he concluded.  “It’s been a long time coming.  But overall my biggest takeaway has been yet another reminder about how in the drag racing community everyone pulls together and helps one another.  This car really is a perfect example that.”

Post and photos by Bruce Biegler