Can-Am Clash at St. Thomas

The guys and gals within Eastern Canada’s highly popular Can-Am Stock/Super Stock association descended on scenic Ontario drag strip St. Thomas Raceway Park last weekend for a very successful double header event…

Despite some initial poor predicitons from the weatherman — the Can Am Stock/Super Stock Association enjoyed a full weekend of 1/8th mile racing at St Thomas Raceway Park.

Tom Simon and Jim Lindsay Aug 2x

On Saturday:  32 cars  made the field with two veteran drivers battling it out in the final round. Tom Simon’s Production classed ‘69 Camaro bested Jim Lindsay’s crate motored Maverick.

On Sunday:  A field of 33 cars produced typically great racing with Ian Hill’s new GT Cavalier besting Brian Clayton’s GT Camaro in that final.

Special awards:

  • Geoblaster member’s entry draw ($100) – Saturday – Victoria Smith – Sunday – Bob Park
  •  Rick Hill members best first round ($50 gas money) – Saturday – Quinn Berry  Sunday – Tom Craig
  •  Karbelt Bounty Hunter ($100) – Trevor Edmond defeating Saturday’s winner, Tom Simon
  • Ian Hill and Tom Simon both awarded a Can-Am leather jacket compliments of Dan Velenosi and the Queenston Group.

A Big thanks to our sponsors for their support with these awards.

Ian Hill and Brian Clayton Aug 3x

Notes:  The schedule Can-Am “Bridesmaid” shootout race sponsored by Wildgoose Performance was postponed until Sept 20 when we return to St Thomas Raceway Park.

A big thank-you from our Can-Am racers goes to Jay, Michelle and the whole St Thomas Raceway Park staff for working so hard to give us a great track and spotless park to race and enjoy.

They truly go out of their way to make an enjoyable and safe weekend for the racers. Also, hats off to our members who stepped up to help with the organisation and operations with Ann-Marie nearing the birth of her
new baby.

Next up for the series will be a highly anticipated August 16th date at New York State’s Empire Dragway – which is the one and only time the series will cross into the USA for a race date this season.

Posted by: FJ Smith and Tony Valerio

Photos by: Mary Edmonds