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Thu, 11 Jul 2013, 16:02 PM

Ferstl, Stewart, Baker, Olsen and Fraser All Take Points Leads into Next Points Weekend
Courtesy of DSE Racing Series
Photo Credit Stacee Kenington





CAYUGA, ONTARIO -- The DSE Automotive Sportsman Racing Series 2nd Annual Canada Day Spectacular saw a diverse mix of weather conditions, track race lengths and finalists, as points races number 3 and 4 found their way into the 2013 record books.


Wayne Sipos wins over Tony Fabiano in Stefko Racing Engines Super Gas Saturday Final
Saturday started off with bleak forecasts and wet track conditions, however with clearing weather and a great deal of effort from Toronto Motorsports Park track crew , the 1/8th mile was prepped and racing action began only an hour and a half after the scheduled start time. Saturday also marked the 2013 return of the Stefko Racing Engines Super Gas class to the race track.

Saturday's Super Gas Final pinned Wayne Sipos and his beautiful 1959 Corvette against Tony Fabiano and his Super Gas Roadster. Fabiano had the reaction time advantage with a 0.018 over Sipos 0.033, however the Corvette was able to run closer to the 6.40 1/8th mile index and squeak out a narrow 0.002 margin of victory.

Sunday saw a return to the ? mile and an increased field of Super Gas cars, with some Canadian competitors who lost early in the NHRA Chicago National Event traveling to TMP for the Sunday festivities. Saturday's Winner, Wayne Sipos started off well by taking the pole position with a 9.912 and taking home the Renegade Race Fuels & Lubricants #1 qualifier prize, however Wayne's bid to become the first DSE Sportsman Racing Series competitor to double up, ended in the semi-finals with a close -.003 redlight.

Sundays final found Kirk Perry and his 1978 Ford Pinto, facing off against Vince Gregoire and his 1955 Chevy Belair. With both competitors having run very close to the 9.90 index in the semi's the stage was set for a great final. Unfortunately for Gregoire, a -.001 redlight handed the victory over to Kirk Perry.

Racers in the Renegade Race Fuels Super Pro category found themselves falling victim to a familiar foe in "Bullet" Bob Jennings and his 2008 M&M Dragster. Jennings bid for the 2013 Super Pro title failed to take the start he wished for at the season opener, with two first round exits in a row. However, he turned the early part of the season around by wheeling his mid 7 second ride to back to back victories, placing him just a half round beyond current points leader Steve Ferstl.

Other Weekend Event winners, Runner-ups and specialty prize winners were:

SATURDAY PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT STREET ELIMINATOR
Winner           Darrel Fraser
Runner up    Cameron Snapp
Semi     #        John Chittenden                Frank Hood

SATURDAY HeadsUpRacer.com FRANTIC 14 Winner Matt Costabile R/U Steve Ferstl Semi Bob Jennings #1 Qualifier # Bob Jennings E.T 4.794 MPH: 143.79

Saturday Renegade Fuels Reaction Time Challenge Winner #1809 Bob Jennings RT .002

SATURDAY STEFKO RACING ENGINES SUPER GAS Winner Wayne Sipos R/U Tony Fabiano Semi Andrew Stirk #1 Qualifier # Andrew Stirk E.T 6.460 MPH: 115.89

SATURDAY CORRIVEAU CONCRETE FORMING SUPPLIES Jr DRAGSTER Winner Haley Baker R/U Luke Olsen Semi Emily Ramundo

SATURDAY Jr DRAGSTER CONSOLATION RACE Winner Morgan Manwaring R/U DJ Manwaring Semi Michael McCallum

SATURDAY DILTS PISTON HYDRAULICS MODIFIED ELIMINATOR Winner Chris Etherington R/U Craig Wilson Semi Andrew Stirk

SATURDAY BOX/NO BOX COMBO GAMBLER RACE Winner Jarrod Kolne R/U : Gary Wager Semi Allan Bain

SATURDAY RENEGADE RACE FUELS AND LUBRICANTS SUPER PRO Winner Bob Jennings Runner up Matt Costabile Semi # Steve Ferstl

SATURDAY DSEAutomotive.ca SUPER BIKE AND SLED Winner Katie Shaw R/U Nicole Meloche Semi Derek Dwyer Rob Barwick

SUNDAY PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT STREET ELIMINATOR Winner Anthoney Vanbaalen Runner up Darrel Fraser Semi Roger Demers Wayne Kennedy DSE Automotive Bounty Hunter Award Winner - # Anthoney VanBaalen

SUNDAY HeadsUpRacer.com FRANTIC 14 Winner Steve Ferstl R/U TJ Schippling Semi Bob Jennings #1 Qualifier Rob Hachie E.T 6.818 MPH: 202.42 Sunday Renegade Fuels Reaction Time Challenge Winner Bob Jennings RT .013 SUNDAY STEFKO RACING ENGINES SUPER GAS Winner Kirk Perry R/U Vince Gregoire Semi Wayne Sipos #1 Qualifier Wayne Sipos E.T 9.912 MPH: 143.00 SUNDAY CORRIVEAU CONCRETE FORMING SUPPLIES Jr DRAGSTER Winner Luke Olsen R/U Emily Ramundo Semi Haley Baker DSE Automotive Bounty Hunter Award Winner - Luke Olsen SUNDAY Jr DRAGSTER CONSOLATION RACE Winner Matteo Ramundo R/U Mikayla Lepp Semi DJ Manwaring SUNDAY DILTS PISTON HYDRAULICS MODIFIED ELIMINATOR Winner Tony Valerio SUNDAY BOX/NO BOX COMBO GAMBLER RACE Winner Mike Voycey R/U Jarrod Kolne Semi Chris Vanbaalen SUNDAY RENEGADE RACE FUELS AND LUBRICANTS SUPER PRO Winner Bob Jennings R/U Phil Sampson Semi Steve Ferstl Jennings Racing/Greenlight Property Maintenance Bounty Hunter Award Winner - Bob Jennings SUNDAY DSEAutomotive.ca SUPER BIKE AND SLED Winner Pete Stewart R/U Dan Earl Semi Glen Monk Derek Dwyer DSE Automotive Bounty Hunter Award Winner - Dan Earl Renegade Race Fuels and Lubricants "Weekend Double Entry Prize" winner: Craig Wilson- 7 Round wins over 2 days in Modified and Renegade Race Fuels Super Pro! (***Awarded to Racer who double enters and wins the most rounds over 2 days without winning a main event Race)

The next event in the DSE Automotive Sportsman Racing Series is the 2nd Annual HeadsUpRacer.com Summer Sizzler July 27th-28th at Toronto Motorsports Park which will feature the Summit Racing Equipment "King of the Track" Program where Saturdays Modified and Super Pro Winners will race-off for an authentic NHRA "Wally".

About the DSE Automotive Sportsman Racing Series
The DSE Sportsman Racing series was created at the end of the 2011 racing season as a way to promote grassroots level sportsman drag racing in Southern Ontario. The series will run 12 events with five Championship Sportsman classes ranging from Super/Pro and Modified, to Super/Bike & Sled, Street Eliminator and Jr. Dragster. Super/Gas and Frantic 14 will also be featured in the series this season.

Sponsored by DSE Automotive LTD which is managed by David and Andrew Stirk in Brampton Ontario, DSE Sportsman Racing Series is dedicated to creating a competitive series for sportsman level drag racers to participate in which is fun and cost effective, while still providing an excellent racing program for fans and spectators to enjoy.

Visit www.sportsmanracingseries.ca for more series information.





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