KHR presents an early August edition — more recent highlights/happenings from within Canadian drag racing…

Joining Some Fast Company! — Brantford Ontario’s Chatterson Racing moved into an elite “Canadian club” last weekend at GBM. While Jeff Chatterson split his driving duties with one of the Paton Racing TF cars at the event – he also tested his own A/FD – very successfully! In fact – with help from fellow Ontarian A/FD racers Jeff Veale Racing – he ran a career best 5.331 secs and topped the 280 mph barrier for the first time (280.37 mph). That puts Jeff in a very speedy group of Canuck TAD racers including – Shawn Cowie, Daniel Mercier, Don St. Arnaud and Jeff Veale.
Smackdown Success — Port Perry Ontario’s Brian Clayton came away with the most $ during the recent Canadian Heads Up/Smackdown event held at St. Thomas Dragway. Clayton won the event’s Sunday edition Stock/Super Stock Shootout in his very reliable GT-classed Camaro over a field close to 40 cars. Clayton defeated Quebec’s Louis Gill to claim the “Smackdown Belt” and the $7G that went with it. The win continued Clayton’s hot streak within Canadian SS racing – he had won 2 titles at Napierville Dragway just a couple weeks prior. The rest of the CHP Smackdown event (presented by RPM) was rained out and is rescheduled for early October back at St. Thomas.
Rimby Rumble Results! – Central Alberta Dragway recently presented it’s third edition “Rimby Rumble” event showcasing fast street car racing. The two main feature classes were SCSN rules X275 and Big Tire. David Knopf (from Blind Bay BC) – the only import entered in the X275 – won that title and it was Darcy Hing (from Prince Albert SK) who scored the Big Tire title in his Camaro. The event’s ET racing title winners were: Sportsman: Hayden Block Pro: Mike Black Super Pro: Justin Ronnie
A Local Phenom — If you are a fan of very fast Mustangs cars you may wish to plan a trip to Napierville Dragway (highly recommended!) in order to see one of Canada’s quickest. Owned and campaigned by track owners/operators Carl and Nick Brunet – this slick machine is run exclusively at Napierville Dragway – period. Carl Brunet drives the turbocharged machine which was at one time owned by American Steve Mateusk – but then repaired after a crash. “We’ve had the chassis about four years – but put the new Mustang body on it in 2019,” stated Carl. “It’s really a Pro Stock car equipped with twin turbos.”

Lady in Waiting? — While Toronto’s Raymond Commisso has been enjoying some great success this summer racing with partner Ralph Andreacchi the 1/8th mile “Com-And” Pro Mod Camaro — that’s only 1/2 of the story. Here is an image of the team’s other new car — a spanking new 1969 Camaro – at the ready — sitting idle at Jerry Bickel’s Race Car shop in Missouri. This Camaro is destined for more of the latest in Al Billes supercharged engine technology and will be run exclusively/eventually within NHRA’s E3 Spark Plugs 1/4 mile series. The exact debut date is TBA – 100% dependent on the Canada/USA border predicament.

Posted by Bruce Biegler

Photos by Bruce Biegler & Don Meleshko