A late July edition summarizing some more Canadian drag racing highlights from the summer of 2019….

Quebec’s Napierville Dragway hosted it’s PC Richard NHRA National Open event July 12-14.  The annual marquee event did include some Lucas Oil level Sportsman completion but was highlighted by the third and fourth scheduled rounds for this summer’s the 6-race Stock/Super Stock points series being presented by John Scotti Classic Cars in support of the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame.

Bruce Riley (from Lake Echo Nova Scotia) won the Stock/SS event on Sunday when he rolled his ’71 Chevelle across the finish line first with a 9.216 secs 137.93 mph lap. Riley’s final round win came over Glen Baker (below) who had won the Saturday feature.

Glen Baker was the Stock/SS winner on Saturday racing his very reliable ’71 Buick based from Ballinafad Ontario. Glen ran a final round 10.62 secs to hold off Brian Oakes’s awesome ’69 Camaro for the title.

The NHRA Division One event at Napierville did include a Index Combo category – which melded competitors in Super Street – Super Gas and Super Comp. Mike Reynolds (from Ottawa) won on Sunday in this Vega (above) — Jason MacNeil driving his Maritimes-based 8.90 car was the Sunday index winner.

Napierville’s  National Open also included a TD/TS Combo both days.  Jay Beaulieu’s dragster (near lane) beat out Derek Tapp (from Ottawa) and his Dodge Avenger on Saturday for that title.  Then (in the same car) Jay went all the way to the finals of Super Pro before a loss to Montreal-based racer Don Vincelli.

Western Canada TAD “powerhouse” Shawn Cowie has seemingly tuned up rather nicely for next week’s NHRA Northwest Nationals at Seattle with a resounding win at California’s Sonoma Raceway (July 21st). Cowie qualified #1 for the NHRA Lucas Oil Division 7 race held there with a 5.217 secs 277.49 mph (low ET and top speed). He beat Jasmine Salinas in the final round in what was — according to our records — the 25th career win for Cowie Racing at NHRA’s Lucas Oil Divisional level.

Posted by Bruce Biegler

Photos by Bruce Biegler & Mike Lacelle