DragRaceCanada continues a coast-to-coast salute to various Canadian track and series Champions from 2020….

Castrol Clout! — A familiar face and dedicated driver prevailed to win the Pro ET season championship title at Edmonton in 2020. Racing his 1978 model Camaro (350 CID) which is a dedicated ET bracket car purchased in 2010 — Roger Bouw enjoyed a strong and rewarding season run – that included 3 wins in 7 final different final round appearances. Bouw, who is now a retired banking/mortgage broker and who is a resident of nearby Spruce Grove Alberta, first began his involvement with drag racing as a participant in Castrol Raceway’s Street Legal racing program back in 2008.

Roaring to Victory — Toronto’s Corrado Lentinello enjoyed a performance advantage throughout the season for Maxima Racing Oil Canada Heads Up/Ontario Grudge Wars and parlayed that into an overall points title for the circuit’s 235Outlaws class. Racing his Pro-charger assisted Ford Mustang, Corrado qualified #1 for all three races and also set new ET records at each event (including a 4.96 secs at 146.89 mph) becoming the first Canadian into the 4’s for this small tire category.

RCSS Modified Title — Within TMP/Cayuga Dragway’s thriving Race Cayuga Sportsman Series in 2020 — a second generation driver Kirk Vanni emerged as the ICD Modified Champion. Kirk, who is son to “legend lost” Canadian drag racing icon Vince Vanni, and brother to Mike Vanni (Cayuga’s official starter) was very self full-filling during his season quest – taking care of business and winning when he had too. Kirk (from Binbrook ON) was racing a SBC third generation (1987) Camaro which is also in fact legal for Super Stock class racing. The RCSS title was Kirk’s first track championship.

ACSSA Alternative — When the COVID pandemic cancelled the 2020 ACSSA (Atlantic Canada Stock/SS Association) season and the borders remained closed – some participant members contrived a “Plan B”. In conjunction with Cape Breton Dragway in Nova Scotia — the ACSSA were able to get approval to open for 3 race weekends. While those events weren’t official races — a tally was kept for round wins and when those results were tabulated — Mike Ingram (from Middle Sackville NS) driving his ‘F/SA ’68 Chevelle, was on top. Mike, who was in fact the defending 2019 ACSSA points champ — received a special one-off “Covid Cup” trophy for his efforts.

Posted with files by Bruce Biegler – Rob Potter – Don Meleshko
Photos by Bruce Biegler – Don Meleshko – Tony Hayes