Pro Modified driver hoping to get TF license in Las Vegas in early November 

Ike Maier try his hand behind the wheel of the Paton family's Top Fuel Dragster

Ike Maier has entered into an agreement with Canada’s foremost Top Fuel dragster team to acquire his Top Fuel license. 

Maier, of Schomberg, Ontario, will be testing with the Paton Top Fuel Racing Team based in Paris, Ontario. The testing is to take place at the Strip at Las Vegas, Nevada in early November following the NHRA Las Vegas Nationals. 

Headed up by Barry Paton and tuned by veteran tuner Jimbo Ermalovich, Paton Racing has raced with Todd Paton behind the wheel of the Top Fueler, as well as Alberta’s Tim Boychuck in both the NHRA and the IHRA. The team most recently won the IHRA event in Grand Bend, Ontario with Todd at the controls. 

In the past few years Maier has raced competitively in the Pro Modified class with his 1963 Corvette in the PMRA, the IHRA, and the NHRA, and, if successful in obtaining his NHRA Top Fuel license, plans to compete in NHRA national events for 2011.