St. Thomas Next for DSE Sportsman

St Thomas Raceway Park Prepares to Host 
DSE Sportsman Nationals This Weekend – event includes NHRA Jr Dragster Challenge and Increased Winner Purses….

Historic St Thomas Raceway Park located in Sparta Ontario Canada will host the DSE Sportsman Nationals presented by J&S Collision and Degroote-Hill Chevrolet-Buick GMC this up coming weekend, as the DSE Sportsman Racing Series prepares to start the second half of their Championship season with points races number 7 and 8 slated to take place.

Entering into its second year on the schedule, the DSE Sportsman Nationals is looking to draw record numbers again in 2014 as Series Director Andrew Stirk hopes to build off last years successful inaugural event. “ 2013 was our first venture into Western Ontario and it proved to be a great one as we saw record numbers of participants in many of our classes including Jr Dragsters and Modified Eliminator.” stated Stirk – the series director. “ This year we are adding an additional $150 per day to the winner’s purse for Modified and Super Pro courtesy of a series supporter who wished to remain anonymous, and we are also running the NHRA JR Dragster Challenge which will award both Saturday and Sundays Jr Winners authentic NHRA “Wally” Trophies!”

In-addition to the extra prize money and NHRA Jr Hardware that will be available, a special Saturday only $20 Bounty will be placed on the current point leaders in not only the DSE Sportsman Racing Series but also the St Thomas Raceway Park Bracket Series points leaders who choose to run in the event this weekend.

Joe Passero will be at St Thomas Raceway looking to defend his Quick 16 title from 2013

Joe Passero will be at St Thomas Raceway looking to defend his Quick 16 title from 2013

Making this event possible is sponsorship from Jamie and Shelia Tupper of J&S Collision in Tillsonburg Ontario who are avid Drag Racers who also run and win in many Big Money Bracket Races and IHRA events. Joining J&S Collisions again for 2014 is Degroote-Hill Chevrolet-Buick GMC who feature one of Canada’s highest customer approval ratings amongst GM Dealerships.
For points racers in the DSE Sportsman Series, this weekend represents their last opportunity to attempt to qualify for the Abruzzi Transmissions and Converters DSE All-Star which features a $1000 to win Purse for the top 16 in points that will take place Labour Day weekend at Toronto Motorsports Park.

Gates open for racer parking at 3 pm on Friday until 11 pm, and racing will begin Saturday morning at 10:45 am and Sunday at 11:45 am. Weekend Gate pricing, Tech card pricing and weekend event schedule can be found at or .

Posted by:  Andrew Stirk

Photo by: Stacee Kenington