CAYUGA, ONTARIO -- The 2nd Annual HeadsUpRacer.com Summer Sizzler had its share of both spectacular racing, and untimely rain, as bad weather forced the cancellation of Saturdays Racing program which featured the NHRA Summit Racing Equipment "King of the Track" race, and the first race of two NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League (JDRL) challenge events. Both programs award winners with a coveted NHRA "Wally" trophy as well as other bonus prizes and awards from series sponsors.
Dilts Piston Hydraulics Modified Eliminator final, found former multi time track champion Bob Richards facing off against Jay Talbot and his 1971 Camaro. Unfortunately, for Talbot a final round red light gave Richards the free pass to the main event win and a chance at the "King of the Track" Wally.
The Renegade Race Fuels Super Pro final featured the age-old battle of Dragster versus Door Car. Claude Losier and his 1985 Dodge powered Laser made their season debut, and trekked straight into the final round where he would meet up against Shawna Woodstra and her Castrol Sponsored 2002 Horton Chassis Dragster. In the semifinals both competitors drilled the tree with identical .014 lights setting up the potential for an exciting final round, however like the Modified final the race was decided on the starting line when Shawna activated a -.006 red-light handing the Super Pro main event win over to Losier.
The "King of the Track" Wally run off Final between Bob Richards and Claude Losier proved to be a fantastic final with Richards initiating a .025 Reaction time compared to Losiers close .027. However, Losier would take the double break out victory by just .009 seconds and claim the NHRA Wally as well as the bonus $200 put up by DSE Automotive.
Emily Ramundo put both skill and luck to work to fight through a tough field of Jr Dragster Competitors to claim her first Jr Drag Racing League Challenge Victory. In the first Round, Emily was the lucky recipient of a -.006 Red light by Courtney Cisterna, which she needed as her car broke on the hit of the throttle.
The Ramundo race team would recover and get the car fixed for round two where Emily would go out and lay down a .009 package on Sarah Grennan, then follow that up with a .015 package in the semifinals against Morgan Manwaring to seal her spot in the JDRL Challenge final.
The final round would see Micheal Mccallum and his 2004 Harden's Jr Dragster face off against Emily and her 2004 KCS Jr. Mccallum found his way into the final by beating points leader Haley Baker in round 1, then defeating Hailey Picciuto in round 2 and Taityn Summerfield in the semifinals.
Regrettably, for Mccallum he triggered a red light, and Ramundo received the automatic win Complete list of Sunday Event winners, Runner-ups, and specialty prizewinners were:
SUNDAY PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT STREET ELIMINATOR Winner Roger Demers 89 Mustang LX Runner up Brad Talbot 97 Grand Prix Semi Dennis Boyko Bev Demers SUNDAY HeadsUpRacer.com FRANTIC 14 Winner Phil Sampson 68 Camaro R/U Andrew Stirk 89 Mustang #1 Qualifier Bob Jennings E.T 4.755 MPH: 144.36 Sunday Renegade Fuels Reaction Time Challenge Winner Shawna Woodstra RT .002 SUNDAY CORRIVEAU CONCRETE FORMING SUPPLIES Jr DRAGSTER Winner Emily Ramundo 2004 KCS R/U Micheal Mccallum 2004 Harden's Semi Morgan Manwaring Taityn Summerfield SUNDAY Jr DRAGSTER CONSOLATION RACE Winner Dawson Muir R/U DJ Manwaring Semi Madison Bishop Luke Olsen SUNDAY DILTS PISTON HYDRAULICS MODIFIED ELIMINATOR Winner Bob Richards 64 Corvette R/U Jay Talbot 71 Camaro Semi Wayne Kennedy SUNDAY BOX/NO BOX COMBO GAMBLER RACE Winner Matt Costabile R/U Gary Wager 80 Mirada Semi Phil Sampson SUNDAY RENEGADE RACE FUELS AND LUBRICANTS SUPER PRO Winner Claude Losier 85 Laser R/U Shawna Woodstra 02 Horton Semi Jay Snell Allan Bain SUNDAY DSEAutomotive.ca SUPER BIKE AND SLED Winner Derek Dwyer 95 Polaris Storm R/U Pay Philp 06 Harley Destroyer Semi Dan Earl
Renegade Race Fuels and Lubricants "Weekend Double Entry Prize" winner: Andrew Stirk- 5 Round wins in Renegade Race Fuels Super Pro and HeadsUpRacer.com Frantic 14 (***Awarded to Racer who double enters and wins the most rounds over the course of the weekend without winning a main event Race)
The next event in the DSE Automotive Sportsman Racing Series is the Inaugural Sportsman Nationals Presented by J&S Collisions / Degroote-Hill Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, which will have the debut of the Extreme Bike/Sled Category as well as feature all five DSE Championship Bracket classes and the HeadsUpRacer.com Frantic 14. 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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