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Fri, 21 Jun 2013, 12:37 PM

Numerous First Time Winners Highlight Sportsman Series Opener
Courtesy of DSE Racing Series
Photo Credit Stacee Kenington


Costible vs Gervais in
Frantic 14 Door Car
Qualifying Session 1 Sunday
The 2nd Annual Dilts Piston Hydraulics Season Opener marked the opening race weekend for the DSE Sportsman Racing Series in the 2013 season, which saw over 125 of Ontario's best Sportsman Bracket racers converge onto Cayuga Dragway of Toronto Motorsports Park.

Saturdays Racing started late when scattered showers forced the start time back to 4 pm, however with clearing skies and a good forecast for the evening, racers hit the track running 1/8th mile and produced some fantastic Saturday night racing.

Two reigning Champions from last season wasted little time in 2013 placing their names back on top of the list of contenders. Both Pete Stewart in the Super Bike/Sled class and Steve Ferstl in Renegade Race Fuels Super Pro category, took Saturday victories in their respective classes with Stewart defeating Stew Shields and Ferstl winning a close double breakout over Brad Redford.

The debut of the all-new Frantic 14 found new competitor to the Sportsman Racing Series, Brandon Barker laying claim to the inaugural class win by defeating Matt Costible in a classic Doorcar vs. Dragster Final. Saturdays #1 Qualifier on the Dragster side of the ladder was Joe Passero, while Steve Parkhurst took the honours on the Door car side.

Corriveau Concrete Forming supplies Jr Dragster category saw a record season opening attendance of 19 Jr's, however at the end of the day Haley Baker emerged victorious winning her first Jr Dragster class win ever over a red lighting Drew Passero.

Dilts Piston Hydraulics Modified saw a very familiar face in Harry Olsen and his 1966 Mustang reach the Toronto Motorsports Park winner circle Saturday, where he won a close double red-light Final round against Bill Thompson and his TNT fabrications 1969 Dart.

Performance Improvement Street Eliminator started the 2013 season with a new title sponsor as well as multiple rule changes which included the use of a staggered start .600 Pro Tree. Mike Goudreau wheeled his 2010 Chevrolet Corvette through a very difficult field to face off against Dennis Boyko in the Final Round. Boyko took the starting line advantage, however Goudreau was able to push him out and take the double break out victory.

Sunday Event winners, Runner-ups and specialty prize winners were:

Winner #54 John Chittenden 1987 Grand National RT: .026 D/I: 8.97 ET: 9.048
Runner up #23A Brian Hampson 1998 Chevy S10 RT: .092 D/I: 9.99 ET: 10.037
Semi #2322 Darrel Fraser FRANTIC 14
Winner #1809 Bob Jennings 2009 M&M RT: -.005 D/I: 4.76 ET: 4.749
R/U #Steve Ferstl 2008 S&W RT: -.004 D/I: 4.91 ET: 4.914
Semi #1241 Pete Maduri Jr #1791 Mike Newman

Door-Car #1 Qualifier #327 Steve Corriveau E.T 4.633 MPH: 154.13
Dragster #1 Qualifier #1343 Rob Hachie E.T 4.339 MPH: 167.28

Saturday Renegade Fuels Reaction Time Challenge Winner #T174 Steve Ferstl RT .000
Sunday Renegade Fuels Reaction Time Challenge Winner #1380 Becky Ray RT .000

Winner #55 Daniel Barker 2008 Mike Boss RT: .104 D/I: 8.00 ET: 8.014
R/U #122x Gillian Bishop RT: .152 D/I: 7.90 ET: 7.885
Semi #3254 Matteo Ramundo

Winner #6120 Scott Acomb 1968 Nova RT: .040 D/I: 6.43 ET: 6.623
R/U #1966 Harry Olsen 1966 Mustang RT: -.010 D/I: 6.26 ET: 6.270
Semi #5995 Ken Dennis

Jennings Racing/Greenlight Property Maintenance Bounty Hunter Award Winner - #6120 Scott Acomb $75

Winner #81x Dale Gauthier 1981 Camaro Z28 RT: .008 D/I: 6.39 ET: 6.393
R/U # Joe Passero 2010 American Dragster RT: -.008 D/I: 4.74 ET: 4.746
Semi #329T Andrew Stirk #1933 Tim Knight

Jennings Racing/Greenlight Property Maintenance Bounty Hunter Award Winner - #3959 Wayne Sipos $75 SUPER BIKE AND SLED
Winner #8515 Lyle Elliot 1973 Kawasaki RT: .052 D/I: 5.50 ET: 5.546
R/U #47 James Goudreau 2007 F1000 BROKE
Semi #3 Pete Stewart #333 Paul Huddleston

Renegade Race Fuels and Lubricants "Weekend Double Entry Prize" winner: Wayne Sipos- 7 Round wins over 2 days in the TNTSS 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 Canada Day Spectacular June 28-30th at Toronto Motorsports Park which will be featuring the Frantic 14 aswell as the Stefko Racing Engines 9.90 Super Gas category for both days.

More information on the DSE Sportsman Racing Series can be found at

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