Edmonton’s RAD Torque Raceway hosts a returning version Rocky Mountain Nationals….
Alberta’s now re-branded RAD Torque Raceway treated area fans to it’s largest race yet for 2022 (July 8-10) while marking the return for it’s Rocky Mountain Nationals title event.

In addition to a double header NHRA National Open race for Sportsman and ET racers held Saturday and Sunday — the appreciative weekend crowd also witnessed a series of exhibition runs that included a selection of nitro & alcohol funny cars, fuel altereds and a jet truck.

Friday’s schedule marked the debut of Ron Hodgson’s much anticipated brand new “Bubble Up” themed Nitro funny car.¬† Driver Ryan Hodgson made several shake down runs throughout the weekend in the all new Victory Race Cars built – Firebird-bodied machine.

Ryan Hodgson made his first runs at Edmonton with the highly potent new “Bubble Up” Funny Car

Fans were treated to blue skies and warm temperatures this year. While it was not the Rockies without a rain shower — they were brief and the track crew did an awesome job getting the racing started after the showers.

Graham Foster (from BC) was a winner with his Top Sportsman Camaro.

Dean Bettenson (the defending WCPM series champion) won the RMN Pro Mod feature.

The “Nanook” AA/FA returned to Edmonton!

Red Deer’s Dean Bettenson won the weekend’s WCPM Pro Mod feature eliminator while the event’s very well attended double header Top Eliminator races featured winners Jenna Michaud and E. Crooks (T/D) and Joe Graves and Graham Foster in TS.

The “Hot Streak II” Jet Powered Truck was a popular weekend fan attraction.

Darcy Clarke won the NHRA Stock/Super Stock Combo feature on Sunday.

Saskatoon’s Sheldon Erfle went to both final rounds in Stock/SS — winning on Saturday.

Local racers David Brant (top) and Nathan Sitko ran their respective Mustang -bodied nitro powered machines.

Casey Plaizier won in the S/ST 11.10 index class during the Saturday event schedule.

Cal Tebbs’ “The Judge” GTO made some great laps as usual.

Posted with files by Bruce Biegler & Don Meleshko
Photos by Don Meleshko