NHRA U.S. Nationals – Canadian Photo Extra

Canada had great participation during the world’s biggest drag racing event — the recent NHRA’s Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at Indy.   By our count some 25 different drivers were entered.   We are pleased to post this “all-Canadian” photo extra to help  showcase their efforts…..

New Brunswick’s Wendall Howes had a very strong showing at Indy — he went to the semi final round in Friday’s Mopar Hemi Challenge

Calgary's Jirka Kaplan enjoyed his finest hour in drag racing - winning in Competition eliminator!


Fred Farndon attempted to qualify John LaPorte's TF car - but his 4.070 secs best missed the cut


Ottawa's Derek Atwill ran Canada's first Drag Pak car (a B/SA) in Stock eliminator


Alberta's Ken Mostowich drove his ultra reliable Chevy Cavalier to the 5th round in Super Comp


Versatile and skilled racer Ike Maier had his supercharged Corvette entered in GSA Pro Mod


Bryon Setters (from Red Deer) entered the U.S. Nationals for the first time in his career


Samantha Coughlin - daughter to Al & Carol Kenny - went to the "final four" in Super Comp


Cassie Simonton had yet another superb outing driving Spiro Kontos' Chevy TAFC


Paul Noakes raced at the NHRA U.S. Nationals for the first time in his career - but just missed the TAFC program


Kenny Lang was the only Canadian qualifier in the very tough GSA Pro Mod field


Steve and Bud Pohill had their unique H/EA entered in Comp at Indy but lost out in round #1


Mark Martino made a big impression in Pro Stock -- the first Canadian qualifier in the class since 1992


Dennis White towed in from Brandon MB to race his '97 Camaro in Super Gas


Mark Howes had his ultra cool and meticulous SS/AH '68 Hemi Dart from New Brunswick at Indy


Edmonton’s Ken Reich entered his B/SMA Cavalier at Indy with Adam Bowdish as driver


David Klomps (from Brucefield ON) raced in both S/G and S/C classes

 All photos by:  Bruce Biegler