QUARTER-MILE CORRAL SPOTLIGHTS CANADIAN DRAG RACING AT THE CANADIAN MOTORSPORTS EXPO
PMRA, Quick 32 Sportsman Series, PBSS, DSE Sportsman, Can-Am Stock Super Stock, OSCA and others to display their vehicles and participate in an on-stage panel discussion at the CME
(TORONTO, ON // FEBRUARY 7, 2014) A wide variety of drag racing machines will be on display in the Quarter-Mile Corral at this weekend’s eighth annual Canadian Motorsports Expo. The show runs February 7, 8 & 9 in Hall 5 of Toronto’s International Centre.
Several teams that compete in the popular Quick 32 Sportsman Series and the Pro Bike and Sled Series will be on hand at the CME with their race vehicles.
The Quick 32 Sportsman Series, presented by NAPA Auto Parts, will be represented by both the Top Dragster and Top Sportsman classes that make up the series.
From Buffalo, New York, Dan Flanigan will display his Top Sportsman 2013 Chevy Camaro (top right). The NOCO Energy Corporation Camaro features a 680-cubic inch nitrous-injected engine underneath the swoopy G-Force Race Cars product.
On hand with his Top Dragster will be Lyle Williams of Strathroy, Ontario. This 2012 Race Tech car (middle right) competes with a 526-cubic inch Veney Hemi between the chassis rails with a Kobelco Supercharger on top.
Representing the PBSS, presented by Wiseco Performance Products, will be popular series racer Jessica Touroukis (bottom right) and her 2002 Arctic Cat Thundercat snowmobile. Touroukis, from Innisfil, Ontario, rides for the Psycho Princess team with her sled, which is powered by a 1000-cc engine.
Also on display representing various other drag race series will be:
• Bill Kraft – Can-Am Stock Super Stock Series
• John Wisman – Can-Am Stock Super Stock Series
• Ian Hill – Can-Am Stock Super Stock Series
• Lui Ramundo – DSE Automotive Sportsman Racing Series – Super Pro/Quick 16
• Pete Stewart – DSE Automotive Sportsman Racing Series – Bike
• Emily Ramundo – DSE Automotive Sportsman Racing Series – Jr Dragster
• Nicole Meloche – Ontario Street Car Association – OSCA
• JP Calandra – Ontario Street Car Association – OSCA
• Simon Moroz – Ontario Street Car Association – OSCA
Aside from these racing machines at the CME, drag racing will be center stage for a panel discussion about the sport, with the top names in Canadian drag racing taking part.
Hosting the panel, which is to take place on the CME’s Inside Track Stage from 3:45 to 4:45 on Sunday afternoon (Feb. 9), will be moderator Bruce Mehlenbacher, Director of Operations of the Pro Modified Racing Association, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and the Pro Bike & Sled Series.
Joining Mehlenbacher will be Andrew Stirk of DSE Automotive Sportsman Racing Series, Can-Am Stock Super Stock Series driver Victoria Smith, Dan Flanigan, driver of the NOCO Sponsored Top Sportsman entry in the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, nitro-burning Nostalgia Funny Car racer Rick Kopp, and Rob Reeves of Edmonton’s Castrol Raceway.
Drag racing will also be prominent at the CME tonight (Friday) when the inaugural Drag Racing Night of Champions takes to the Inside Track Stage. Champions from every drag strip and series from across the province have been invited to attend. An excellent turnout is expected.
ABOUT THE CME: The 8th Annual Canadian Motorsports Expo Powered by Inside Track Motorsport News takes place February 7, 8 & 9, 2014 in Hall 5 of Toronto’s International Centre, adjacent to Pearson International Airport. The show features motorsport content geared to racers, fans and automotive enthusiasts. NASCAR Sprint Cup racer Ryan Newman will be at the CME on Saturday, February 8. Richard Petty, the seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion and winner of seven Daytona 500s and 200 Sprint Cup races will be at the CME on Sunday, February 9. Former Truck Series champ Mike Skinner will also be at the CME on Sunday. For information about the show, including news, schedules, exhibitor info and more, call (416) 962-7223, or email info@CanadianMotorsportsExpo.com. The CME’s website is located at www.CanadianMotorsportsExpo.com
ABOUT THE PMRA / QUICK 32 SPORTSMAN / PBSS: The Pro Modified Racing Association (www.PMRA.ca) races in conjunction with the Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts (www.Quick32.ca) and the Pro Bike & Sled Series presented by Wiseco Performance Products (www.PBSS.ca) at elite drag racing facilities in Ontario, Quebec and Michigan. Individually and together, they present an exciting and colourful package of drag racing action. For more information, call Bruce Mehlenbacher at (905) 772-1800 Extension #22 or email Bruce@PMRA.ca.