1/8th mile Canadian Pro Mod records tumble hard at Napierville Dragway….

The second race of the season for the FuelTech Pro Mod Series – exclusive to Quebec’s legendary Napierville Dragway – was a super quick affair including a super quick conclusion.

Crosstown Stratford Ontario rivals Spencer Hyde and Scott Wildgust made their second trips of the season to La Belle Province, which paid dividends for both, because in the final round they faced off for a major event championship.

The Hyde Racing/Ideal Supply Camaro was dominating at Napierville during last weekend’s NHRA National Open event – winning the FuelTech Pro Mod Series title.

Hyde, racing the Hyde Racing/Ideal Supply Camaro emerged the winner when he bested Wildgust’s Smokies Garage Mustang in what was the quickest side-by-side Pro Mod race in Canadian history – 3.722 secs to 3.791 secs.

With that win-light Spencer, who had qualified #1 for the 8-car field (track and Canadian record 3.700 secs) moved to #1 in FuelTech Pro Mod Series points after the second of four season events.

“It was just one of those weekends when everything was working how it’s suposed too,” stated Spencer Hyde. “We made some good test runs on Friday in the heat while trying some new converter stuff. Then on Saturday we made 2 solid runs and held the number 1 spot going into Sunday morning — when the air was really good. So then we had it pretty hopped up — we had nothing to lose — so I told Mark Savage (tuner/crew chief) to leave it tuned way up. I knew it was on a good run — but when my Uncle Ron came on the radio and said 3.700 — I was pretty happy!”

“The Brunet family runs an awesome deal up at Napierville,” Spencer added. “It’s so well organized, on schedule and the track is consistently well prepped!”

“This was also my first NHRA Wally, which is a pretty big deal for me and my team, he gleamed. “It’s a testament to all the great support, between crew, sponsors, fans, family and friends.”

Scott Wildgust had a superb showing at Napierville. He raced his Smokies Garage Mustang to the PM final but also won the NHRA National Open event TS title in his team’s Chevy Camaro.

Spencer’s Sunday afternoon final round win-light was preceded by two other very quick runs earlier that day that included a 3.706 secs (over Jerome Blackburn) and a 3.702 secs (over Al Martorino). He also took the Ideal Supply Camaro to top speed of the meet at 204.55 mph – a career best 1/8th mile mph.

Jay Santos (from Halton Hills ON) qualified #2 with a very quick 3.788 secs.
Winnipeg’s Kenny Lang made his first appearance at Napierville and qualified well – #5 – at 3.824 secs.
One of the coolest and most popular machines at all FuelTech Pro Mod Series events at Napierville is Quebec’s own Louis Coulombe who competes with this totally unique supercharged Ford Ranger!

The FuelTech Pro Mod Series will host two more events in 2021 — coming Sep. 4-5th and then Sept 25-26th.

Editor’s Note: DragRaceCanada will post final round results from the other NHRA National Open eliminators – coming in the near future.

Posted by Bruce Biegler
Photos by Mike Lacelle and Bruce Biegler