Cambridge-based Lowdown Hot Rods will increase it’s presence in the DSE Sportsman Series in 2015….

Lowdown Hot Rods will be increasing their presence in the DSE Automotive Sportsman Racing Series in 2015 by sponsoring both the 4th Annual Season Opener race in June as well as continuing to be the Presenting sponsor of the Quick 16 during the upcoming summer.

With the additional support from Lowdown Hot Rods, Ontario and New York’s Fast Bracket Racers will able to compete in a traditional Quick 16 program, where the winner will take home an $1100 cash purse (with a minimum of 15 cars), and top points contenders will be vying for a share of the $4000 Year-End Championship Cash/Prizes Purse.
Brody and Austin Vandergeld will both be driving Lowdown Hot Rods prepared Quick 16/Top Dragster entries in 2015 in the DSE Sportsman Racing Series.

Brody and Austin Vandergeld will both be driving Lowdown Hot Rods prepared Quick 16/Top Dragster entries in 2015 in the DSE Sportsman Racing Series.


“We are extremely excited to have Tom and Linda from Lowdown Hot Rods not only re-sign as the presenting sponsor to our Quick 16 class, but also step up to sponsor our first event of the season in 2015” stated series Director Andrew Stirk. “Its support from great companies like Lowdown and families like the Vandergelds that make the DSE Sportsman Series as successful as it is and we truly appreciate their involvement and participation” Stirk would add.

The first Event for Quick 16 racers as well as all the DSE Automotive Sportsman Racing Series competitors will be the 4th Annual Lowdown Hot Rods Season Opener, which takes place June 6th-7th at Cayuga Dragway of Toronto Motorsports Park. The DSE Sportsman Racing Series boasts a (to date) $17,000 Year end points fund, and features a point’s structure where racers claim their best 8 out of 10 point’s races during the season.

About Lowdown Hot Rods: 
Lowdown Hot Rods is based in Cambridge Ontario and is in its 15th year as being one of Ontario’s leading Performance and Street Hot Rod manufacturers. Owned and operated by Tom and Linda VanDerGeld Lowdown Hot Rods is experienced in Hot rods, pro-touring cars, trucks, race cars, show quality or high quality drivers, chassis, suspensions, or full turn-key cars. Their mix of experience and cutting edge designs and technology always leave their customers happy and the competition in the rear view mirror.

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About the DSE Automotive Sportsman Racing Series — 
The DSE Sportsman Racing series was formed in 2011 racing season as a way to promote grassroots level sportsman drag racing in Southern Ontario. Entering in its 4th full season, the series will run events with six Championship Sportsman classes ranging from Super/Pro and Modified, to Super/Bike & Sled, Street Eliminator, Jr. Dragster and Quick 16 Program.

Sponsored by DSE Automotive LTD which is managed by David and Andrew Stirk in Brampton Ontario, DSE Sportsman Racing Series is dedicated to creating a competitive series for sportsman level drag racers to participate in which is fun and cost effective, while still providing an excellent racing program for fans and spectators to enjoy.

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Posted by: Andrew Stirk 

Photo by:  Bruce Biegler