Canada’s “staple” Top Fuel team reveals new sponsor association & aggressive summer tour….

Paton Racing are proud to announce that they’ll be flying the colours of Engineered Racing Services on their Top Fuel Dragster for the 2023 NHRA season.

Engineered Racing Services will ride along with the Paris, Ontario based team as an associate sponsor for all of their 2023 NHRA national events this season as well as 4 summer match races — 2 of which will be July events in New York state as well as the two prestigious Ontario events the Canadian Nitro Nationals at Toronto (July) followed by the IHRA Canadian Nationals at Grand Bend Motorplex (August).

Todd Paton

Team co-owner Tony Paton shared some details, “I got chatting with Greg and Lawrence Wicklum recently and with the exciting things they’re planning to do at Engineered Racing Services kicking off this race season, the chance for us to help them launch that program and for them to go nitro racing with us was a really great fit for both sides”.

“When Greg and I firmed things up I could hear the smile on his face through the phone and told him that Engineered was in the Top Fuel business. I’m not sure who was more excited about it!!” laughed Paton.

The Paton Racing Top Fuel dragster will have co-owner and veteran driver Todd Paton behind the wheel for all of the summer match race events. At each race the Paton team will feature both of their Top Fuel dragsters.

Running a variety of configurations, the Paton Racing Top Fuel dragster team has been a fixture for drag racing events in Canada each summer for many seasons – that will continue on in 2023.

“If you’re on one of our dragsters, you’re on both dragsters so it’s really a great marketing opportunity for the guys at Engineered Racing Services and all of our marketing partners for the summer events”

Tony explained. “My brother will be wheeling one of the cars for all of these match races and then we’ll have some announcements shortly for who will be driving the 2nd car at those match race events — it’s gonna be a fun summer!!”

In addition to a full slate of summer match races the Paton team plans to be competing at as many as 6 more NHRA Camping World national events on the 2023 calendar with the Top Fuel car wrapping up with the season ending NHRA finals in Pomona, California.

New associate sponsor Engineered Racing Services will launch it’s official website in the near future.

Posted by Paul Polly
DragRaceCanada files photos by Bruce Biegler