DragRaceCanada recognizes and salutes some Eastern Canadian Series and Track Champions from 2020…..

EZ Does It! — Woodbridge Ontario-based D’Aversa Racing — claimed a championship title within the budding and popular Canada Heads Up fast street car series. Racing the team’s impressive turbocharged and Chevy-powered ’94 Mustang — driver Anthony D’Aversa combined a quick season start with consistent late round finishes to take the circuit’s hard fought EZ Street championship title.

Quebec’s Super Tour had impressive membership registration in 2020 with 74 Super Pro racers and 50 Pro racers entered for season competition within its DragRaceQuebec.com-presented National Championships for 3 ET class categories — Super Pro Door Car – Super Pro Dragster — and Pro.

Adam Bitzanis (from Montreal) won the title for the Super Pro Dragster division driving his Cosmichrome Racecraft built car. Bitzanis prevailed despite not winning any events in 2020 – but his ability to hang around for the late rounds at all events attended proved to be the difference.

Driving his very consistent little Mopar — Brian Acker (from Kingston Ontario) grabbed the Super Pro Door Car national championship. His back-to-back wins at the season opening two events and then two runner-up placings at the two season ending events — proved to be just too much for the competition to handle. Acker’s total of 7730 points also placed him #1 in Top Ten points overall for all Super Pro level entries.

The Super Tour’s Pro ET season winner went to a young gun racer – Mike Reynolds (Ottawa ON). In his first full season in the class with his Chevy Vega — the former NHRA Northeast Division One Junior Dragster champ — went to three different final rounds in 2020 — winning X2.  His points total of 8200 was the most for any racer on the Super Tour in 2020.

COVID Consolation Champ! — Eastern Canada’s traditional Can-Am Stock/Super Stock circuit had an “untraditional” season in 2020. Due to the pandemic and then some poor luck with weather – just six of the 10 races planned were completed.  The 2020 Can-Am Stock/SS campaign had been declared as a consolation season before it began — because of the border closure between Canada and the USA (preventing it’s usual level of participation).  Irregardless — Clayton’s win was not his first Can-Am Stock/SS title with his super reliable Chevy Camaro GT/JA — he won in the series in both 2012 and 2014 previously.

GBM’s Top Dog! — Grand Bend Motoxplex’s highly aggressive and successful ET Bracket series produced a remarkable season for a remarkable car — owned  by Rodney Gomes (Harrow ON).  Driving his ultra unique ’70 Super Bee — Rodney first won the track’s Mod Eliminator title.   He then also claimed the track’s late season Race of Champions shootout – besting Ed Smith (Top) – Brad Talbot (Street) and Mike Maurina (Bike/Sled) for that additional prestige — and emerge as the overall Track Champion.  (Editor’s Note: DragRaceCanada will post a separate in-depth feature on this very unique Mopar — coming a bit later)

Posted by Bruce Biegler

Photos by Bruce Biegler and courtesy of John Chambers & Dave Turner