DragRaceCanada continues it’s season acknowledgements for some track and series champions in Canada from 2020…

Ontario/Quebec border facility Luskville Dragway featured a dominating track championship for Patrick Alarie in 2020.  Driving his Dodge Omni in the Semi-Pro division, Alarie (who is from Luskville), racked up no less then 8 event wins during the season to take that eliminator title (presented by Aylmer Auto Parts) by a landslide.  His 13900 points margin far exceeded the second place  total of 12200 (for Wes Clarmo).  For Alarie — who has been a long time track participant — this track championship title was his first.

For Cayuga Dragway’s hard fought RCSS Super Pro eliminator – it was Harry Olsen that emerged with the season title. Driving a low 10-secs capable ’66 Ford Mustang fastback — Harry (from Carrying Place ON) has been a regular racer at TMP for over a decade.  Olsen was on his game racing all season and the track championship was his first.

Within Medicine Hat Alberta ‘s thriving MHDRA community and ET racing program — hometown racer Todd “Da Boss” Fleck scored the top season points honours for the Super Pro division.  Racing his 2018 model American Chrome World Dragster — it was a rewarding season for Fleck – who at age 56  has been a life long member for the Medicine Hat Drag Racing club association.

Within the Grand Bend Motorplex “Thunder Series” prolific Ontario racer Ed Smith continued his winning reputation in 2020 – winning that track’s “Top” championship – for the 6th time!  Ed, who also drives a second and separate Top Dragster class car, raced to the title in  his 2016 American-built car which is powered by an APD built 598 BBC.  In total in 2020 Ed had two wins and one R/UP within the Hutch’s Transmission presented Top ET class as well as two wins and one R/UP in the track’s supplemental “Rocksedge” Extreme 32 class category.

Edmonton’s Castrol Raceway parade of class champions for 2020 included a title win for Lance Cherchuk (from Beaumont AB). Driving a very consistent Plymouth Duster, Lance prevailed in the track’s Sportsman title chase.  That category (which first debuted in 2018) features street driven (insured and certified only) cars that can run between 10.0 and 18.0 secs with a MPH cap of 135.  Cherchuk collected a total of 298 points over the (COVID abbreviated schedule) which in the end edged out second place finisher Waylon Carson (286 points).

Posted with files and photos by Bruce Biegler – Don Meleshko – Bernie Frey – Rob Potter – Tony Hayes – Mike Lacelle