As is always the case – Canadian drag racing participation during NHRA’s New England Nationals was — signifiant!…

Veteran Quebec-based Super Stock racer Guy Desjardins had a superb showing at New England. Racing his ’67 Camaro in GT/EA configuration — Guy (St. Bruno PQ) went all the way to round #4 before losing out.

Gerard and Suzanne Millette (St. Etienne PQ) had their show stopping home crafted Corvette entered in TS. Gerard qualified #9 (6.987 secs) but had a red-light foul in round one.

We really liked the new 1969 Camaro from Nova Scotia-based Canadian racing legend John Armstrong. John was the top Canadian qualifier in Super Stock (#3) with a .989 sub index run. DragRaceCanada will post a feature about John’s – newest toy – coming soon!

Always a pleasure to watch Mark Proulx race his truly rare ’65 Comet. The Osgoode Ontario driver entered it for Super Street 10.90 class competition.

Calgary’s Mike Scott continued to make progress with his new Top Fuel Harley. Despite losing out in round one Sunday — he was a top qualifier — roaring the machine to a 6.366 secs at 220.80 mph for the #2 slot.

Pennsylvania’s Marty Rienhart was driving the Ottawa-based Gaffney Motorsports Super Stock Camaro at New England. The skilled racer took the GT/GA ’67 Camaro all the way to the “final four” on Sunday!

Quebec’s Daniel Mercier gave Top Fuel racing a second go for this season at Epping. Mercier did have a rough weekend — suffering a major mechanical failure and explosion during Friday’s (very good looking early — qualifying round).  He then shut off on the starting line in round one vs Scott Palmer.

A solid effort in Stock eliminator from Mathieu Beriault’s G/SA ’69 Nova. Mathieu (from Shefford PQ) qualified that clean looking car #21 and went to the 3rd round in eliminations.

Kingston Ontario’s Jason Kenny was once again in the late round completion mix. Jason raced his S/G Corvette to the 4th round and his S/C dragster to round 3.

Canada’s “First Family For Fords” — the Konigshofer Brothers – were entered in the event’s Mountain Motor Pro Stock program. “Johnny K” qualified 7th and the team won their first round. The Ontario-based Mustang went a quick 6.340 secs 221.23 mph best last weekend.

Louis Gill had a nice event effort in LaFontaine-Gill-Perigny GT/FA ’92 Cavalier. The Quebec based car won two rounds before a centreline violation ended their event bid in round #3.

Eastern Canada Super Gas (9.90) regulars Charlie Kenopic (left) and Richard Grenier both had their cool machines entered for the 2019 edition New England Nationals.

Photos by Bruce Biegler – Steve Embling – Dave DeAngelis 

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