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.
2014 Championships also declared with Roth in PMRA, Schmid in Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and Cryderman in PBSS
GRAND BEND, ONTARIO (August 31, 2014) – Going into the “Thunder by the Beach” race weekend at the Grand Bend Motorplex over the weekend, championship titles were on the line as racers took to the quarter mile in the Pro Modified Racing Association, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and the Pro Bike & Sled Series.
This was the final event of 2014 for all three series.
And when the tire smoke had settled late Sunday afternoon, 2014 season champions were declared in all three drag race series, two titles by the smallest of margins.