CAYUGA, ONTARIO (October 30, 2014) – Driving the Everitt Racing Top Dragster entry, Mike Everitt had a good showing in the 2014 Quick 32 Sportsman Series, placing third in Championship Point Award Series.
This year was the six of competition for the drag race series, presented by NAPA Auto Parts.
Everitt qualified for all events entered in a car that was capable of mid six-second times at speeds of just over 200 mph in the quarter-mile.
In his first events the Stratford, Ontario racer was a quarter-finalist, but came on strong during the last two events at the Grand Bend Motorplex.
In the Stratford Spectacular Hot August Nationals, he went rounds, losing in the semi-final to eventual winner Erin Staley of Kalamazoo Michigan. For the final race, Everitt marched through the ladder to meet up with and beat Sam Christian of Amherst, New York in the Top Dragster final, and then took the event final over series champion Jon Schmid of Buffalo New York with his Top Sportsman entry.
Glen Vardy and his Top Dragster – Fourth Place
CAYUGA, ONTARIO (October 18, 2014) – After starting in the Quick 32 Sportsman Series in 2012, Glen Vardy and his Top Dragster entry were a force to reckon with this past season.
Running an alcohol-fueled supercharged dragster, Vardy, of Burlington, Ontario, recorded some impressive numbers is the series’ sixth season, presented by NAPA Auto Parts.
For the first race of 2014 Vardy qualified number two at the Grand Bend Motorplex and went all the way to take the event, beating Toronto’s Tony Positano in the Top Dragster final and eliminating Top Sportsman driver and 2013 series champion Bill Wilson in the event final.
The team always qualified well in the field with a car capable of passes just over the six-second mark at speeds of over 230 mph.
The Top Dragster Team of Sam Christian and John Fletcher – Fifth Place
CAYUGA, ONTARIO (October 14, 2014) – Driving the John Fletcher-owned Top Dragster entry, Amherst New York’s Sam Christian finished in fifth spot in the 2014 Quick 32 Sportsman Series Championship Point Award Series.
The series, presented by NAPA Auto Parts, has now completed its sixth year of operation.
Christian’s season was highlighted with a pair of final rounds in Top Dragster, where he was eliminated by Buddy Forrest of Rochester, New York at Empire Dragway and at the Grand Bend Motorplex later in the season, where he was eliminated by Stratford, Ontario’s Mike Everitt.
Christian qualified about midway in the field for all the shows and went rounds in the other events. His car is capable of running the quarter-mile in the six-second range at speeds approaching 200 mph. As a testament the extremely close racing in the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, the two final round losses that he incurred were the result of a combined .005 seconds in reaction times and dial-ins.
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Everitt wins the final race and Schmid wins the championship in Quick 32 Sportsman Series drag racing for 2014
GRAND BEND, ONTARIO (September 9, 2014) – The final event of the 2014 Quick 32 Sportsman Series, held at the Grand Bend Motorplex, resulted in a first-time event winner, and a first-time series champion.
Mike Everitt won the race, and Jon Schmid won the Championship Point Award Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts.
For Top Dragster driver Everitt, of Stratford, Ontario, it was an eventful weekend. The team struggled with mechanical issues throughout the weekend, but the group pulled together to win their first event.
“We had some issues,” said Everitt after the race. “All weekend we had nitrous problems and then rewired the whole car after the second qualifier. We ran the last passes with all motor but consistency and luck played a bit part in our win.