A little sneak preview to just some of the interesting things to come within Canadian drag racing — in the not too distant future…….

Here are a couple images for the all new Toronto-bound Pro Mod Camaro during construction phase at Jerry Bickel Race Cars in Missouri.  This will be the second of two cars for the collaborative team effort being assembled for Raymond Commisso and Ralph Andreacchi.   This new ’69 Camaro will be driven by Raymond Commisso and will target NHRA’s E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Series and will include a supercharged motor program overseen by Al Billes.  This 1/4 mile car will compliment the 1/8th mile circuit team car (to be driven by Andreacchi) for 2021.

Edmonton’s Jim Bell, the legendary founder and patriarch behind JB’s Power Centre & Dix Performance in Western Canada, has shared these images of some work being done to his 2018 Mustang Pro Mod.  His machine is undergoing some enhancements at Carl Stevens’ reputed Xtreme Racing Engines facility in New Jersey – including a switch from a turbocharger to Pro-Charger XRE engine program.  While Jim’s exact racing plans for 2021 remain COVID dependent – his potent Mustang will be poised and ready once we can fully return to “Go Time“.

Fast emerging Eastern Canadian racer Yvonne Potter will up the anti again in 2021 with a planned step up to Top Dragster class car racing.   Yvonne, who plays an intricate part of the Paton Racing Top Fuel team (with her boyfriend Mark Morris) will debut a revamped Spitzer chassis dragster with a supercharged alcohol burning KB motor program this coming season.  This dragster does have some history – it was the former IHRA World Championship winning car raced by Laurie Cannister and it was acquired from Brantford’s Chatterson Racing.  The dragster will feature a paint scheme by Jeff Gabel and it will target southern Ontario’s PSDS circuit for the most part – initially.

….Dragster photo by Stacee Richards

Posted by Bruce Biegler