Quick 32 Sportsman Series champs set for season opener at Grand Bend May 16
INGERSOLL, ONTARIO (April 18, 2014) – When things are working well, leave it alone.
After winning the Quick 32 Sportsman Series Championship in 2013, the Top Sportsman team of Wilson & Gray plans no big changes for the upcoming season.
“We’re not doing too much new,” said team owner and driver Rob Gray, who along with Bill Wilson drives the 2002 Chevy Cavalier in the NAPA Auto Parts-sponsored series. “We will freshen up the car a bit, but we plan on using the same set-up as last year.”
Wilson and Gray share driving duties with the car, and the team has always been a solid and consistent performer in Quick 32 Sportsman Series competition. And last year the team took home the title.
Team will field a Hemi-powered Top Dragster in quarter-mile competition
STRATHROY, ONTARIO (April 11, 2014) – While he’s been racing for several decades, Lyle Williams will be making his debut this year in the Quick 32 Sportsman Series.
The driver of the Williams Racing Top Dragster entry will be piloting a 2012 Race Tech Race Cars 300-inch dragster powered by a 526-cubic inch Veney Hemi coupled to a Coan Engineering Powerglide. The engine is assisted by a Kobelco 14-71 supercharger and fueled through an Enderle Fuel system.
Williams noted he got the dragster two years ago and raced it with a small-block supercharged Ford engine, but replaced that with the Hemi to start the 2014 Quick 32 Sportsman Series season, which is presented by NAPA Auto Parts.
Total Two-Way Radios once again provides radios for staff of PMRA, Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and PBSS
Drag race officials rely on two-way communication at events
CAYUGA, ONTARIO (April 9, 2014) – Radio communication is an essential tool during race weekends, as officials must keep in constant touch to ensure proper and safe operations.
And for the 2014 season, the Pro Modified Racing Association, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and the Pro Bike & Sled Series will once again be provided with this radio equipment by Total Two-Way Radio, the official communications supplier to the three drag race series.
“We’re thankful and pleased to have Total on board with us once again,” said Bruce Mehlenbacher, Director of Operations for all three drag racing series. “Our operations people are in constant communication and are able to perform their duties at one of our events much better with the help of the two-way radios.”
STRATFORD, ONTARIO (April 7, 2014) – The driver of the K&K Racing Dodge Stratus and two-time Quick 32 Sportsman Series champion said no major changes are planned for the upcoming season.
“We’ll be doing our regular gig,” noted team owner and driver Kevin Wicke from his Stratford, Ontario base. “The car’s working great and the crew is all back. If everything works well, then leave it alone.”
The team, which competes in the Top Sportsman side of the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, presented by NAPA Auto Parts, has always been a major contender since the start of the Series in 2009. With a car capable of high six-second times at speeds of 200-205 mph in the quarter mile, the team qualified within the top four for every event in 2013, won the Top Sportsman side twice, and placed second in championship points at year’s end.
Inside Track to produce the Official 2014 Program for the PMRA, Quick 32 Sportsman Series and the PBSS drag racing series
TORONTO, ON // APRIL 7, 2014 – For the second year in a row, Inside Track Communications will produce the Official Program & Fan Guide for the Pro Modified Racing Association (PMRA), the Quick 32 Sportsman Series Presented by NAPA Auto Parts (Quick 32) and Pro Bike & Sled Series (PBSS) presented by Wiseco Performance Products.
Building on the success of the inaugural 2013 edition of the three-series Official Program (at right), this year’s program will once again be produced by the publishers of Inside Track Motorsport News, in conjunction with the series’ Director of Operations Bruce Mehlenbacher and Media Director Tim Miller.
The 2014 edition of the Official PMRA / Quick 32 Sportsman Series / PBSS Program will include series schedules, driver rosters, series primers, champion and contender bios and profiles, superb photography, technical specs, series records and more. The program will be distributed free to fans at all series events and as a digital flipbook on the series’ websites, and at InsideTrackNews.com and its social media feeds. It will also be distributed by sponsors and related automotive locations.