Ontario TD Racers Amped Up for Season Opener

MoBoyz Racing and Toyrific Racing Dragsters look to be sure contenders in 2012 Napa Q32 Sportsman Series chase….

The MoBoyz Racing Top Dragster has already had some shakedown runs for 2012. Team driver Jeff Moser is very pleased with the car, which will be ready for the opening round of this year’s Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts. 

We are excited, said Moser, who placed third in the 2011 Quick 32 Sportsman Series Championship Point Award Series Standings. We have been testing and we are happy, things are working well.
Moser added there have been no major changes to the dragster for the upcoming season, but the team has freshened up several parts of the car, including work by Hutch’s Racing Transmissions. He added that the nitrous setup on the car has also been updated.
Everybody has stepped up their program this year, Moser said about the Quick 32 Sportsman Series competitors. And with the freshened-up tranny and a new nitrous set up, we are confident in our program.
Moser qualified the car in the top six for some of the races last season, which was highlighted in a Top Dragster win at Grand Bend, and an event win over former champ and Top Sportsman driver Kevin Wicke of Stratford Ontario, also at Grand Bend.
(In Quick 32 Sportsman Series racing, the Top Dragster cars compete amongst each other, as do the Top Sportsman cars, and an overall event winner is declared between the Top Dragster and Top Sportsman finalists).
Preseason, Moser has recorded a team best which if sustained is sure to keep the team very competitive. Owned by Wayne and Dianne Moser, the dragster is a 2011 Phantom Race Cars product powered by a 632-cubic inch Scott Shafiroff engine utilizing a Holley carburetor and Speedtech Fogger nitrous system. An FTI two-speed Powerglide-based transmission sits behind the engine.
Moser, who has drag raced for about 15 seasons, got his start in the sport with a snowmobile, then ran a Dakota pickup in Modified Street, and has been behind the wheel of a dragster since 2003. Crew chief is Wayne “Jake” Moore, and the rest of the team, aside from Wayne and Dianne Moser, include Amy Moore, Melanie, Jackson and Hunter Moser.  The team is pleased to announce that James Detzler and Renee Langer have joined the crew to cover “social media” for the team including moboyzracing.com, “Mo BoyzRacing” on Facebook, You Tube and Twitter.
Moser mentioned the team recently received sponsorship from the Kitchener-based 570News radio and will air spots on Race Line Radio. Other sponsorship comes from Bast Auto and Tire Centers, Stemmler Meats & Cheese, Elmira Auto Supply and C&A Krueger Machine Shop.
I want to thank all our sponsors, because we could not do this without them, he said. I also want to thank Hutch’s Transmission, Dragstar and Fast Eddie Racewear.
He also said he and his team are prepared for the upcoming season, the fourth in the Quick 32 Sportsman Series.
Are we ready? Absolutely. We are looking forward to a great year!
Melanie Simmons Focused on Winning Rounds
Melanie Simmons is looking to be a strong competitor in this year’s Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts with her Toyrific Racing Top Dragster entry. 
Last season her racing was for the most part a learning experience in her Mike Bos-built dragster, and this season Simmons is focusing on one thing – winning rounds and concentrating on a championship run in the 2012 season. 
This is a tough bunch of racers that compete in this series and if you can win in the Quick 32 Sportsman Series you can win anywhere, said the Top Dragster driver.
No major changes to the Toyrific Racing team entry were made for 2012, apart from a few updates to make ensure things run smoothly. We completely freshened the engine over the winter with Carl Spiering and Terry Vince at ERD (Engine Research & Development), she said. 
We also did some work on the fuel flow bench with Jon Salemi of Resolution Racing Services, she added. We wanted to understand our fuel curve and help create an even more consistent tune up.
Except for those changes, everything is similar to the program we ran last year, said Roger Simmons, crew chief of the team and Melanie’s father. 
During the end of the 2011 season we had a really consistent race car, noted Melanie. We had a good handle on our tune up and were within .03 of a second on the last 18 runs we made. We were right on track and did not want to start with from scratch again. I just need to get sharper on the tree. I know that 90 percent of these Quick 32 Sportsman Series races are won or lost on the starting line so that is my focus as a driver in 2012.
Toyrific Racing once again would like to thank all of its loyal sponsors and supporters for the 2012 season. Jackson Transportation Systems, Delta Faucet Canada, Barrie Harley Davidson, Auto Sense Auto Parts, Auto Logic Service Expert, Castrol, Tim Martin Racing, Extreme Collision Centre, NGK Spark Plugs, Resolution Racing Services, G-Force Race Cars Inc., Brampton Pallet Inc., J&M Recycling Inc. and RS Performance Auto Service.
Toyrific Racing would also like the thank Jim Salemi and G-Force Race Cars for the use of its shop for some fabrication updates and alterations during the off season. 
The Toyrific Racing team will be on hand at the first Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts event of the year, the Victoria Day Weekend Challenge at Toronto Motorsports Park’s Cayuga Dragway May 18-20, the first of six events for 2012.
The Quick 32 Sportsman Series, www.Quick32.ca will race six times in 2012. The series also competes with its two companion series, the Pro Modified Racing Association, www.PMRA.ca and the Pro Bike & Sled Series, www.PBSS.ca offering a solid and full package of drag racing action.
For the latest team news and results log onto: www.toyrificracing.com
For more information contact Bruce F. Mehlenbacher at Bruce@Quick32.ca
Photo Credit: Dave Erauw Photography ~ www.erauw-photo.com and Bill Mehlenbacher Photography ~ www.nxphoto.com