The 2018 Eastern Canadian drag racing scene will include a new “stand alone” drag racing series within Ontario….

A reset button of sorts has been hit for both Heads-up and Sportsman racers beginning in the spring of 2018. Both Grand Bend Motorplex and Cayuga Dragway will play host to a new drag racing circuit, named Drag Syndicate, which will offer up a new format of dedicated racing.

The Drag Syndicate series is the brain thrust of directors’ Brent Edmonstone and Steve Martin, who formally were involved with Eastern Canada’s Napa Ultimate Showdown Drag Racing Series. The Drag Syndicate will assume and carry forward the OSCA (Ontario Street Car Association) formula but will rebrand and then add to that series’ future direction.

For the inaugural season, four events will be presented – starting with the Spring Opener at Cayuga Dragway Toronto Motorsports Park (May 26-27th). That will be followed by race #2 at Grand Bend Motorplex (July 14-15th). The Drag Syndicate will then return back to Cayuga for two more events – August 18-19th, and the season finale Sep. 29-30.

“Our objective is to provide a very racer friendly atmosphere,” said Brent Edmonstone. “Safety, event organization and competitor promotion will be a few of our top priorities.”

“Our vision is to springboard on the foundation that the OSCA has already laid out for us.” added Brent. “We cannot thank the Mikes’ (Bennett and Czyzewski) enough for putting their trust in us — and we are going to work with them to expand on their successes.”

While the exact mix of class offerings are still to be finalized at this time – fans can anticipate an interesting field of machines up to and including Outlaw 10.5 and even Pro Mod class competition.  Both 1/8th and 1/4 mile drag racing is under consideration.

“The new series plans to offer classes for all types of drag racing,” added Steve Martin. “There will be a racer’s meeting held the coming January to ensure that all interested parties have a chance to provide feedback. With the new series we are offered a chance to improve on the ways things have been done traditionally. We feel that in addition to some already great events already out there in our region, we can compliment those, because there is still a demand for more.”

The Drag Syndicate, which is based from Woodstock Ontario, will release more details in the New Year and DragRaceCanada will post/link to that information when it becomes available.

Posted by Bruce Biegler – DragRaceCanada file photos