NHRA’s marquee early summer event at Ohio’s Summit Motorsports Park once again featured terrific Canadian racer participation….

The Manitoba-based injected nitro car owned and operated by Clif Bakx once again made some big noise within NHRA racing. With skilled sophomore class driver Todd Bruce at the controls of  “The Bull” the team qualified #1 (5.219 secs) which as low ET of the event for TAD.  The amazing independent team then went on to a strong semi final round finish!

Jason and Al Kenny were in the mix at Norwalk – entering 3 race cars again. Jason (top) ran in S/G and S/C and had a “final four” finish in the 8.90 index class. Al Kenny raced his Dan Page dragster in TD and went to the third round on Sunday.

Eric Latino (Whitby ON) got back on the horse in Pro Mod racing at Norwalk. Limited to only 2 qualifying rounds (due to weather) his best run of 5.916 secs was a DNQ this time out.

Jeff Chatterson (Brantford ON) raced at his second career NHRA national event in TAD. He qualified #13 for the field but got beat by Troy Coughlin Jr in round one.

Jeff Veale (Stoney Creek ON) was also entered at Norwalk. Veale ran a 5.465 secs to get in the program but lost to eventual winner Meagan Meyer in round one. (Watch for news on a new race car – coming for this team soon — on DragRaceCanada!)

Ontario-based TD racer Tony Positano (North York) took nice advantage of a rare NHRA national event appearance. He qualified his supercharged Mike Bos car #23 and then went on to a very respectable 3rd round finish!

Tyler Scott entered Larry Dobbs’ Camaro for TAFC. Their best run came in qualifying — a 5.673 secs — and they did advance to round #2 in class competition.

Ottawa area native Jeff Perley continues his intimate crew member role within the potent J&A Services Pro Mod team of Steven and Jim Whiteley.

Venice Perno entered his 2010 Mustang SS/CS car at Norwalk and qualified at .690 under his index.

Corrine and Brian MacMillan raced their showstopping ’67 Camaro (based from Ajax) but lost out in round #1 of S/G this time out.

Photos by Bruce Biegler & Dave DeAngelis