Competitors Prep for “Wally Weekend”

Coveted NHRA “Wallys” will be up for grabs during Cayuga’s DSE Sportsman Racing Series Joe’s Transmission Service Canada Day Weekend….

Local and regional racers from all over Ontario and Western New York will be converging on Toronto Motorsports Park this weekend as the DSE Sportsman Racing Series presents the 3rd annual Joe’s Transmission Services Canada Day Spectacular, which will feature two days of Championship Sportsman Bracket racing and coveted NHRA “Wally” Trophy’s.

Corriveau Concrete Forming Supplies Jr Dragster Competitors will also be vying for their own NHRA Hardware this weekend as they compete in the NHRA Jr Drag Racing League Challenge which awards NHRA Jr “Wally” Trophy’s to both the Saturday and Sunday Jr Dragster Winners.

Also running on Saturday evening will be the 1st Annual Mike Marshall Memorial Shoot-Out where 16 racers selected via a raffle will be running for hundreds of dollars in cash and prizes. Racers enter the Raffle by buying a $20 Raffle ticket, of which $10 is being donated to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Making this weekend possible is Joe Boniferro and his Company Joe’s Transmission Service in Niagara Fall’s Ontario Canada. Joe’s Transmission Service has been a large supporter of local and regional drag racing in the Western New York and Southern Ontario marketplaces, supporting not only the DSE Sportsman Racing Series but also the TNT Super Series.

“Joe and his family are huge Drag Racing supporters and they continually give back to the Drag Racing community every year by sponsoring various programs, we are thrilled to have them join us by sponsoring our Canada Day weekend along with posting $13,000 in contingency money for DSE Sportsman Series Competitors who run their Transmissions can win!”, stated Series Director Andrew Stirk.

Gates open at 6 pm on Friday June 27th for event parking, with Day one of racing beginning on Saturday morning at 11 am. Spectators looking for an entertaining weekend of camping and Drag Racing are invited to come join the action at Toronto Motorsports Park with camping/event tickets (Friday-Sunday) starting at $35 per person with kids 12 and under free.

The 3rd annual Canada Day Spectacular consists of races number three and four in the twelve race $23,000 Championship Series, which features a point’s structure where racers claim their best 8 out of 12 point’s races during the season.

For more information on the Series and its Marketing Partners, please visit

Defending 2013 "King of the Track" winner - Claude Losier

Defending 2013 “King of the Track” winner – Claude Losier

About the Joes Transmission Service:
Joe Boniferro has owned and operated Joe’s Transmission Service in Niagara Falls, Ontario since 1984. From the original single bay location, the business has progressed to a six bay, five-employee automotive complex on Arthur Street. The two storey building houses Joe’s Transmission (Commercial, Fleet and Performance Divisions) and Al’s Radiator Service. They sell and install aftermarket high performance parts and accessories. As a Firestone Dealer, they sell and install drag racing tires. Their specialty is building and repairing high performance transmissions. Contact Joe and his team at (905) 374-6116 or visit them online at .

About the DSE Automotive Sportsman Racing Series:
The DSE Sportsman Racing series was created at the end of the 2011 racing season as a way to promote grassroots level sportsman drag racing in Southern Ontario. The series will run 12 events with six Championship Sportsman classes ranging from Super/Pro and Modified, to Super/Bike & Sled, Street Eliminator, Jr. Dragster and the newly added Quick 16 Program. Sponsored by DSE Automotive LTD which is managed by David and Andrew Stirk in Brampton Ontario, DSE Sportsman Racing Series is dedicated to creating a competitive series for sportsman level drag racers to participate in which is fun and cost effective, while still providing an excellent racing program for fans and spectators to enjoy. Visit for more series information.

Posted by: Andrew Stirk

Photo by: Stacee Kennington