Labour Day weekend racing features a concluding round for Ontario’s Pro Modified class contingent….

Grand Bend Motorplex’s “Championship Weekend” feature race hosted its 3rd and final round for Pro Modified class cars and that produced a very popular local winner.   

Scott Wildgust (from Stratford), who has been a dedicated racer and proponent at the facility for a very long time, may have very well enjoyed his finest accomplishment there yet – winning the Pro Modified title.

Racing his “Smokies Garage” Ford Mustang, Scott made his way to victory lane Sunday night when he defeated the “Com-And Racing” Camaro, driven by Raymond Commisso in the final round.  Scott ran a winning 3.81 secs at 200.71 mph to win, when Raymond negated a quicker and faster 3.79 secs 201.47 mph lap — with a red-light foul start.

GBM’s “Championship Weekend” event Pro Mod finale featured premium Canadian racers Scott Wildgust and Raymond Commisso.

For Wildgust, who has three event wins to his credit this season driving his race team’s co-production Top Sportsman class Camaro, this victory was his first in the highly potential ridden supercharged Ford Mustang.

“That was a real special day – wow – I feel really blessed for the team we’ve put together,” Scott reflected.  “This whole formation with Smokies Racing is really taking hold.”

Scott Wildgust with his right hand man/secret weapon (25th year together!) John Weima.

Scott’s win came from the #2 qualified position (3.795 secs) and included round win-lights over Sam Andreaachi as well as cross town Stratford town rival Spencer Hyde.   Wildgust’s Mustang — which features and is overseen by the tuning wizardry of John Weima and Mark Savage – ran back-to-back 3.82 secs laps during both those round wins.

“We had been bridesmaids three times before with the Mustang coming into the weekend,” he added.  “After coming close those times — it feels great to get it done today and in front of our home crowd.   It’s really a momentum builder too — we feel good about our chances when we go to Napierville later in the month for their (FuelTech Pro Modified Series) season final.”

Mike Clark (Smokies Garage) gets the post-race party going!

Pro Mod racing at GBM was paced once again by Toronto’s Raymond Commisso – who had won the previous two season events there racing the Al Billes-tuned Camaro which Ray drives for car owner Ralph Andreaachi.  

Raymond Commisso – was the #1 qualifier in Pro Mod. He went to all three GBM Pro Mod final rounds this season.

Raymond’s 3.775 secs set on Saturday night had paced the 8-car field coming into Sunday – but that mark was bettered in round #1 by Spencer Hyde’s 3.765 secs in the Ideal Supply Camaro.  

Spencer Hyde set low ET of the event in round one (3.765 secs) but lost out in the semi final round.

Pro Mod racing at the GBM finale drew 10 entries, and that list included stalwart Fast Street Car racer Nick Agostino who got his turbocharged Camaro into the show on the bump at 4.022 secs.

Tony Presto’s awesome Chevy Nova Pro Street car did get into the event as an alternate.

Editor’s Note:  DragRaceCanada will post additional results and features from the busy Labour Day Weekend events in Ontario — coming this week.

To view the photo gallery from GBM “Championship Weekend” event visit LMLCMedia :  HERE

Posted by Bruce Biegler

Photos by Bruce Biegler – Brennan Shortall – Blake Farnan