Canadian drag racers back in the mix during NHRA’s Dodge/SRT Nationals ….

In a great sign that we are all emerging from this pandemic nightmare — a snapshot extra for some strong Canadian level participation within NHRA’s Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series TA ranks – last weekend.

Langley BC-based Shawn Cowie was entered with his potent Mundies Towing dragster once again at Las Vegas. Shawn, who has won at this track numerous times in his career – did come up short this time – falling in round two to Jackie Fricke. Shawn was the top Canadian qualifier in the class – 6th @ 5.275 secs.
Daniel Mercier made the very long trek from Saint-Michel Quebec to Las Vegas to campaign his ADF Diesel-sponsored dragster. Daniel suffered a heartbreakingly close DNQ however — his best run of 5.409 secs fell just minuscule short of the 5.408 secs bump.
The Province of Alberta was well represented in the class by Mike Quayle – from Red Deer – who gave “The Strip” at LVMS another go. The determined racer was however not able to crack into the very tough TAD eliminator field this time.
Winnipeg-based Doucette Racing attended the event with skilled driver Gord Gingles at the controls. The injected nitro car went a 5.343 secs at 269.13 mph to qualify #15 – but the team could not handle Scandinavian young lady racer Julie Nataas in round one losing by a 5.222 secs to 5.413 secs margin.

Posted by Bruce Biegler

Photos by Bob Johnson

To view additional Canadian-based Sportsman racer photos from this event – visit our LMLCMedia gallery: HERE