Even more tidbits from recent Canadian drag racing “movers and shakers”….

Driving for California-based team owner Don Hudson — Canadian native Jeff Arend – scored in the Nostalgia Funny Car category during the recent 17th Annual Holley NHRA Reunion event held at Bowling Green KY.  Jeff clocked low ET of the meet in the final with a 5.784-seconds at 243.28 mph to seal the deal.  Arend’s “California Hustler” Trans Am was also the top qualifier for the weekend and he defeated Dan Horan Jr. and Eric Stevens on his way to the winners circle.

There was something new on the horizon for reputed Ontario-based TAFC team owner Larry Dobbs during last month’s NHRA Route 66 Nationals.  His team which features driver Tyler Scott and which won at the NHRA nationals in North Carolina last April — have since upgraded their team equation by acquiring a newer Chevy Camaro that was formally owned by Leonard Cottrell.  At Joliet – the new combo ran a quick 5.594 secs at 265.33 mph to qualify #9 and show it’s future potential.  DragRaceCanada will post more details on this acquisition – coming soon.

Calgary’s alfa-male Mike Scott was the fastest of all the Top Fuel Harley riders during last weekend’s NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Tennessee.  Mike roared to a 228.04 mph terminal speed while qualifying #2 at 6.340 secs.  Mike did lose out in round one of completion — the Canadian racer sits a solid 7th in NHRA official points after 6/10 Top Fuel Harley races so far this season.

A tip of the cap goes to to Quebec’s Stephane Crete who recently scored a win during the AMRA’s Spring Rally & Drags event held in Kentucky.  Crete made history in 2018 when he became the first Canadian ever to win a national title within the AMRA (American Motorcycle Racing Association) series taking the #1 plate for Outlaw Street.  Riding his Harley Davidson, while winning this most recent event, Crete was the number one qualifier at 8.20 secs.

Posted by Bruce Biegler

Photos by Randy Anderson, Luke Nieuwhof, Tim Hailey and Bruce Biegler