Quebec’s Pro Mod class racing scene resets and kicks off with a rousing round….. 

Following a “changing of the guard” of sorts during the just past off season – Pro Modified class racing at infamous Napierville Dragway got back into gear last weekend.  

This localized track phenom – which boasts some of the most competitive and creative Pro Mod competition seen anywhere within Canada – did morph away from it’s former UDRA oversight for 2021 — with the series now being coordinated by Napierville Dragway exclusively itself (Nick and Carl Brunet).

Now presented by FuelTech (& RM Racing Lubricants) – last weekend’s event was the first of four scheduled races for 2021 — all at the facility.

Season race round #1 attracted a very competitive field of cars – with some of the top running cars from Quebec and Ontario – mixing it up and going head-to-head.

While Pro Mod invaders from Ontario were dominate during qualifying – in the end it was the local prowess of Quebec’s circuit regulars – Luc Trepanier and Cedric Beaulieu who faced off for the title on Sunday afternoon.

Quebec’s own – Luc Trepanier and his partner Andre Ballanbey were popular winners at the first FuelTech (RM Lubricants) Pro Mod Series race for 2021.

Trepanier and his partner Andre Ballanbey continued to show great strides racing their “The Undertaker” Firebird – a supercharged machine which they acquired from former racer/owner Derek Hawker a couple years back.  

In the final Trepanier (from Magog PQ) won a super exciting decision when he edged out the phenomenal Beaulieu Racing turbocharged ’94 Lebaron, owned by provincial legend Ghislan Beaulieu, and driven by his son Cedric.  Luc’s win was a come-from-behind affair and by a count of 3.895 secs 190.68 mph to 3.969 secs at 206.42 mph (top speed) for Cedric.

Racing what is arguably one of Canada’s most creative cars – Cedric Beaulieu was runner-up.

Luc had topped the Mustangs of Carl Brunet and Al Martorino in rounds one and two.

Pro Mod racing was paced by Stratford Ontario’s Spencer Hyde who took the Ideal Supply Camaro to low ET of the meet (3.803 secs) while qualifying #1. Spencer did however endure a centre-line violation in the semi final round which ended his event winning bid.

Spencer Hyde qualified #1 and set low ET of the race.

Season round one of the FuelTech Pro Mod Series (presented by RM Racing Lubricants) was just part of the major Napierville weekend of racing — you can link to the event photo gallery below.

Photos by Bruce Biegler & Brennan Shortall

View LMLCMedia event photo gallery :  HERE