Cayuga Dragway at Toronto Motorsports Park refreshes Canada’s largest independent annual drag racing event….

The 8th Annual Canadian Nitro Nationals went down under mixed conditions last weekend. A un-cooperative Mother Nature did affect Saturday’s planned evening schedule for racing before she then (flip-flopped like a politician) by providing “chamber of commerce” perfection conditions on Sunday.

As it is now know for, the event once again brought to the Southern Ontario and area drag racing fans their first major whiff of nitromethane and jet fuel — as TMP track management provided a variety of booked in machines to entertain the masses and also scatter any mosquito populations.

That list included a combination dozen or so Top Fuel dragsters, Nitro Funny Cars (both big show & nostalgia) and jet powered cars.

While none of the attending fuel cars were able to challenge for the existing track records marks this weekend – some of the racers did lay down some good numbers while making two runs each.

The event also did include what was technically the weather deferred season-opener for the Napa Ultimate Showdowns Drag Racing Series – racing within which played an intricate and important part for the event.  You can view that event portion summary: HERE

Below is a photo extra featuring just some of the booked in feature cars.

You can also link to our more extensive event photo gallery posted in our co-production LoudMusicLoudCars media site : HERE

Canadian Top Fuel racer participation included the Paton Racing and Ike Maier Motorsports machines. (That’s the Captain himself warming up the car top photo!)

Trevor Martin was the driver for this invading Chi-Town Hustler replica car from the USA.

The Darnell family brought in 3 jet power cars including the awe inspiring triple-engined “Shockwave” (top) and also this cool Chevy S-10

Hometown native Neale Armstrong ran well again racing his “Northern Warrior” jet dragster!

Chicagoland’s Dale “Peanut” Creasy was once again a fan favourite with his Dodge Charger fuel FC

Terry Haddock made the quickest lap overall for fuel cars during the Canadian Nitro Nationals (1/4 mile) when he ran a 4.796 secs at 305.91 mph.

Posted by Bruce Biegler
Photos by Bruce Biegler – Brennan Shortall