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Fri, 14 Apr 2017, 10:51 AM

2017 NHRA National Open at Toronto Motorsports Park is All About the Sportsman Racer
Courtesy of Jory Elliott

CAYUGA, ONTARIO -- With eleven classes set to compete in both NHRA sportsman and the Race Cayuga Sportsman Series bracket racing program, the P.C. Richard & Sons NHRA National Open at Toronto Motorsports Park represents an opportunity for sportsman racers to enter into competition in multiple classes, thus increasing the potential for them to take home some prize money and a Wally trophy by the conclusion of the weekend. In addition, the inclusion of the Race Cayuga Sportsman Series Junior Dragster class makes this the ideal situation to bring the entire fleet of family race vehicles along for the June 16-18 event.

Highlighting the NHRA sportsman action will be the return of the Stock/Super Stock Shootout presented by John Scotti Cars and, which will see a payout increase for 2017 to $25,000 USD, as event organizers push to have a car count approaching 125. The opportunity to make record runs will be available on Friday, during the track operated Test & Tune, as well as twice on Saturday during qualifying. Cars that have IHRA specific competition designations (Crate Motor Stockers, Stock GT, Pure Stock and Super Stock Production) will again be allowed to compete, granted they meet NHRA requirements for licensing and chassis certification, both of which can be obtained at the event. Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street will also be contested at the event and IHRA competitors in Quick Rod, Super Rod and Hot Rod are invited to participate, again, granted they meet NHRA licensing and chassis certification requirements. Competitors in all NHRA classes will receive a national event grade point upon passing technical inspection for the weekend.

The Race Cayuga Sportsman Series, with racing in six classes, is a 100% payback program that has seven double-weekend dates at Toronto Motorsports Park in 2017. The inclusion of this series and its, Quick Sportsman, Super Pro, Modified, Bike/Sled, Street, and Junior Dragster classes, makes the event the perfect fit for competitors who wish to double-enter throughout the weekend. There will again be an Open Test & Tune session available on Friday of the event, from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, at a cost of $100 for car & driver, $15 for crew, allowing competitors the opportunity to get their combinations dialed in on the notoriously well-prepped Toronto Motorsports Park quarter-mile.

Full details about entry fees, payouts, licensing and chassis requirements, and the event schedule can be found by visiting

About Toronto Motorsports Park
>From its humble beginnings in 1954 as a Sunday-only drag racing facility, while still operating as an active air field known as Kohler Airstrip, Toronto Motorsports Park has strategically developed into one of North America's most prosperous motorsports entertainment venues.

Toronto Motorsports Park has a diverse facility, currently housing an NHRA sanctioned quarter-mile drag strip, a challenging and versatile three kilometre road course and a handlebar gripping motocross track. The availability to so many world-class tracks has led to the development of several track operated events, as well as high demand from third-party event organizers to rent the facility.

Track run programs and events at current include, the Exotic Dream Car Experience, F-2000 Driving Experience, motorcycle and car lapping, instructional courses, Take it to the Track drag racing events for street cars and motorcycles, and TMP's signature drag racing event, the Canadian Nitro Nationals, held on Canada Day weekend annually.

For more information about Toronto Motorsports Park visit

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