Popular Stratford Spectacular Hot August Nationals next race for PMRA, Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and PBSS
Weekend meet at Grand Bend celebrates 18th birthday of this huge drag race event
CAYUGA, ONTARIO (July 28, 2014) – The tradition continues for one of the most popular drag races in Canada.
To celebrate its 18th year, the weekend of drag racing fondly known as “The Stratford Days” will continue with the August 8-10 running of the Stratford Spectacular Hot August Nationals presented by Ideal Supply & NAPA Auto Parts at the Grand Bend Motorplex.
This popular event started at St. Thomas Dragway in 1996 with a group of local Southwestern Ontario racers joining up with local businesses to promote a day at the track. The event has blossomed over the years, with solid support from the business community and more than 500 cars taking part in the quarter-mile racing.
The Stratford Days event has been held at Grand Bend for more than a dozen years.
TONAWANDA, NY (July 23, 2014) – Melanie Simmons Salemi and her Toyrific Racing Top Dragster team have had an interesting 2014 season to say the least. The season started with a new Chevy engine program which unfortunately lasted about four seconds at the Division 3 NHRA Cavalcade of Stars race in Norwalk, Ohio. Melanie along with her crew chief (father) Roger, her husband Jon (Resolution Racing Services) and brother in law Jim (G-force race cars) made the step that would put her to the front of the Top Dragster performance world. A Mike Stawicki built (MSR Performance) 521 cubic inch AJPE headed Hemi topped with a Kobelco 14-71 supercharger would be sure to put the Delta Faucet Canada sponsored car to the front.
PMRA, Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and PBSS return to Grand Bend August 8-10
CAYUGA, ONTARIO (July 10, 2014) – It’s one of the most popular drag racing events on the calendar, and three popular drag race series will return to the Grand Bend Motorplex August 8-10 for the running of the 18th annual Stratford Spectacular Hot August Nationals.
The Pro Modified Racing Association, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and the Pro Bike & Sled Series all return to Grand Bend to take part in this race, the fourth stop for all three series in 2014.
Once again presented by NAPA Auto Parts and Ideal Supply, the Stratford Spectacular event features free admission for all during the three-day race.
Dragstar.ca and ISP providing safety and confidence with seat technology in PMRA and Quick 32 Sportsman Series drag racing
Many sanctioning bodies are now mandating “pour in place” seat inserts
WATERLOO, ONTARIO (July 4, 2014) – When it comes to drag racing, speed is obviously important, but a more vital factor is safety.
A relatively new product in drag racing is the form-fitting engineered seat for the driver, and dozens of teams in the Pro Modified Racing Association and the Quick 32 Sportsman Series have installed custom seats from Dragstar.ca and Innovative Safety Products, who support both the drag racing series.
“Dragstar.ca is trying to make the PMRA and Quick 32 Sportsman Series drivers safer,” said Dragstar.ca’s Marc McCrae, who has been preparing and installing the seats for five years. “We make drivers more consistent, more comfortable, and more confident.”