HeadsUpRacer.com Summer Sizzler Results

2013 Cayuga Points Chases heat up as Series Reaches Halfway point…

The 2nd Annual HeadsUpRacer.com Summer Sizzler had its share of both spectacular racing, and untimely rain, as bad weather forced the cancellation of Saturdays Racing program which featured the NHRA Summit Racing Equipment “King of the Track” race, and the first race of two  NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League (JDRL) challenge events. Both programs award winners with a coveted NHRA “Wally” trophy as well as other bonus prizes and awards from series sponsors.

With Saturday racing festivities washed out, Sunday produced a fantastic cool summer day, which brought out over 120 competitors, 75 of which were  Modified and Super Pro competitors looking to compete for the NHRA “King of the Track” Wally.

Dilts Piston Hydraulics Modified Eliminator final, found former multi time track champion Bob Richards facing off against Jay Talbot and his 1971 Camaro. Unfortunately, for Talbot a final round red light gave Richards the free pass to the main event win and a chance at the “King of the Track” Wally.

The Renegade Race Fuels Super Pro final featured the age-old battle of Dragster versus Door Car. Claude Losier and his 1985 Dodge powered Laser made their season debut, and trekked straight into the final round where he would meet up against Shawna Woodstra and her Castrol Sponsored 2002 Horton Chassis Dragster. In the semifinals both competitors drilled the tree with identical .014 lights setting up the potential for an exciting final round, however like the Modified final the race was decided on the starting line when Shawna activated a -.006 red-light handing the Super Pro main event win over to Losier.

The “King of the Track” Wally run off Final between Bob Richards and Claude Losier proved to be a fantastic final with Richards initiating a .025 Reaction time compared to Losiers close .027. However, Losier would take the double break out victory by just .009 seconds and claim the NHRA Wally as well as the bonus $200 put up by DSE Automotive.

Claude Losier enjoyed a great weekend racing at Cayuga's Summer Sizzler powered Laser

Claude Losier enjoyed a great weekend racing at Cayuga’s Summer Sizzler

Emily Ramundo put both skill and luck to work to fight through a tough field of Jr Dragster Competitors to claim her first Jr Drag Racing League Challenge Victory. In the first Round, Emily was the lucky recipient of a -.006 Red light by Courtney Cisterna, which she needed as her car broke on the hit of the throttle.

The Ramundo race team would recover and get the car fixed for round two where Emily would go out and lay down a .009 package on Sarah Grennan, then follow that up with a .015 package in the semifinals against Morgan Manwaring to seal her spot in the JDRL Challenge final.

The final round would see Micheal Mccallum and his 2004 Harden’s Jr Dragster face off against Emily and her 2004 KCS Jr. Mccallum found his way into the final by beating points leader Haley Baker in round 1, then defeating Hailey Picciuto in round 2 and Taityn Summerfield in the semi finals.

Regrettably, for Mccallum he triggered a red light, and Ramundo received the automatic win

Complete list of Sunday Event winners, Runner-ups, and specialty prizewinners were:


Winner                           Roger Demers    89 Mustang LX

Runner up                      Brad Talbot             97 Grand Prix

Semi                              Dennis Boyko               Bev Demers


SUNDAY HeadsUpRacer.com FRANTIC 14

Winner                           Phil Sampson     68 Camaro

R/U                                 Andrew Stirk  89 Mustang

#1 Qualifier    Bob Jennings   E.T   4.755  MPH:  144.36

Sunday Renegade Fuels Reaction Time Challenge Winner     Shawna Woodstra    RT  .002


Winner                           Emily Ramundo                2004 KCS

R/U                                 Micheal Mccallum     2004 Harden’s

Semi                              Morgan Manwaring           Taityn Summerfield


Winner                           Dawson Muir

R/U                                 DJ Manwaring

Semi                              Madison Bishop            Luke Olsen


Winner                           Bob Richards            64 Corvette

R/U                                 Jay Talbot                 71 Camaro

Semi                              Wayne Kennedy


Winner                           Matt Costabile           

R/U                                 Gary Wager              80 Mirada

Semi                              Phil Sampson


Winner                           Claude Losier       85 Laser

R/U                                 Shawna Woodstra    02 Horton

Semi                              Jay Snell             Allan Bain


Winner                           Derek Dwyer       95 Polaris Storm

R/U                                 Pay Philp              06 Harley Destroyer

Semi                              Dan Earl

 Renegade Race Fuels and Lubricants “Weekend Double Entry Prize” winner:

Andrew Stirk- 5 Round wins in Renegade Race Fuels Super Pro  and HeadsUpRacer.com Frantic 14

(***Awarded to Racer who double enters and wins the most rounds over the course of the weekend without winning a main event Race)

The next event in the DSE Automotive Sportsman Racing Series is the Inaugural Sportsman Nationals Presented by J&S Collisions / Degroote-Hill Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, which will have the debut of the Extreme Bike/Sled Category as well as feature all five DSE Championship Bracket classes and the HeadsUpRacer.com Frantic 14.

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 five Championship Sportsman classes ranging from Super/Pro and Modified, to Super/Bike & Sled, Street Eliminator and Jr. Dragster.  Super/Gas and Frantic 14 will also be featured in the series this season.

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 www.sportsmanracingseries.ca for more series information.

Posted by: Andrew Stirk

Photo by Stacee Kenington