The Nitro Nationals ended up exceeding all expectations putting on the biggest race in years. Friday had already become a full house with Pro cars filling up the pits and more to come on Saturday. From the Jet transport truck (Shockwave), Jet cars, Top fuel dragsters, Nitro Funny Cars, NDRA Nitro Nostalgia Funny Cars, NDRA Alcohol Funny Cars, NDRA Pro Doorslammers, Outlaws and much much more making it a fun and exciting weekend for Drivers, Fans and staff. It was great to see the fans cheering on the fast entertaining racers from the time they left the line to the time they pulled in front of the crowd to go back to the pits. It was a great way to lead in to our next event August 2nd to 3rd with a Double Header weekend and a double trophy ceremony Saturday and Sunday for the NDRA Alcohol Funny Cars and Pro Doorslammers cars. With Sunday’s Event getting rained out during the Nitro Nationals, this makes this event NDRA’s most important one for points and standing’s with a double payout.
This Tribute event honouring our founder and friend Dale Boeru will be EXTREME and packed with ACTION making this a truly memorable race.
Returning as our #1 Qualifier in NDRA Alcohol Funny Car series is Paul Noakes vying for an even more special trophy dedicated to founder Dale Boeru. Paul had an amazing time of a 5.69 with a 256 mph run and runner up Rob Atchison with a 5.89 at 246 mph, rounding out the field for the Saturday’s Eliminations to lead up to our Sundays Eliminations round was Vince Rastelli at 6.02 at 196 mph, the new comer driving the 2 time NDRA champions car of Larry Dobbs, Tyler Scott at 6.17 at 196 mph the Methanol Monster racing team driven by Duane Beers at 6.22 at 227mph, Ron Bankes at 6.23 at 224mph, the Anthill Mob new this year who suffered some mechanical problems but still making a qualifying time and new comer Chris Zgoda to try and take a commanding lead for the Funny Car Championships Labour day weekend. It will be exciting to see how it all shakes out!!!
On the Pro Doorslammers side with a field of 10 fighting for the lead are #1 Qualifier Trevor Deeks of London with a 6.55 at 215 mph followed by Jack Brohman with a 6.59 at 208 mph, Wayne Neilson posted a 6.75 at 206 mph, Dave Sullivan with a 6.96 at 201 mph. Rounding up the field was Jerry Ransford, Steve Corriveau, Doug Blowes, Joe McCormick, Ed Szram and Tom Stuart making this a tight field this year. Ciara, Dales granddaughter will be making a special appearance to do a special intro to start the races by singing Oh Canada and giving the go ahead for the drivers to start their engines. This will be a truly special weekend for the Halimand community weekend coming August 2nd & 3rd and you don’t want to miss out!!!
We hope to see you there! Thanks again to all the great race fans, Sponsors, Toronto Motorsports Park, Drivers and staff for your help in putting Canadian drag racing on the map to in a bigger and better way!!!!