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June 25-27, 2010

July 2, 2010

(Pro Mod, TAFC, Pro NOS A-B, results are here)

Press reports are here

Gallerys below:

ProStalgia Funny Car, Top Fuel, Pro Fuel, Pro Mod, TAFC, Pro Nostalgia Funny Car, Sportsman, People, Bike, Jets

June 29, 2010

Here is the ProStalgia Funny Car story

What a great weekend at Edmonton for the IHRA Rocky Mountain Nitro Jam
Nine cars were set to compete this weekend but only 7 make the trip. Jason Bussey's new car, the ex Bubble Up car had too much engine damage from Salt Lake and it could not make the field in their home town. Jack Harris did not get across the boarder with his car either.

The seven cars that did compete put on a show that many event promoters could look at and say, "I hope our show is a good".

The cars that did run at Edmonton were some of the best in the class. Steve Nichols, Mark Sanders, Tim Boychuk, Tim Stevenson's Tachman Mustang (Andy Beauchemin driver this weekend) and Todd Lesekno have all run in the "5's". Tim Nemeth has only a few laps in his car, but it has gone 6.0's. May Mageau is a local favorite that has since last year, show improvement at every race.

Saturday round one
1st pair
7130 Todd Lesenko 0.214 6.042 241.45
6460 Tim Nemeth 0.212 6.125 237.63
In the first round at the Nitro Jam, Lesenko and Nemeth were first pair and they both make solid runs, with Lesenko winning the pair 6.04 to 6.12. Lesenko went 241 on the run.


2nd pair
600 Andy Beauchemin 0.228 7.425 138.80
Second pair was actually a single for Andy Beauchemin and he struggled on this one, a slowing 7.42 as he was off the throttle by 700 feet.


3rd pair
The third pairing had Mageau and Boychuk pair up. Boychuk won this won with a 6.02 to 6.27.

666 Tim Boychuk 0.060 6.023 236.26 (W)
6600 Jay Mageau 0.177 6.273 224.92

4th pair
168 Steve Nichols 0.124 6.249 223.95 (W)
6006 Mark Sanders 0.115 6.284 219.86
The final pair saw Sanders and Nichols race.
All the build up for these two turned into a decent run, but both hoped for more. Nichols went 6.24 and Sanders went 6.28. Neither was happy, but the Nichols camp did have a softer tune up in the car after the issues they had a Salt Lake. They did not want to get too aggressive. The Hemi was destroyed at Salt Lake and they had to work real hard to have the necessary parts shipped to the border in Montana, so they could rebuild the it. The team does have the Chevy in the trailer, but they are building their program based on the Hemi.


Lesenko and Boychuk will race for the Ironman in the Final Saturday

Saturday's final round would see Bychuk and Lesenko face off while the consolation
pairings would be Nemeth vs Mageau, Sanders vs Beauchemin and Nichols with the single. In the Saturday's round two, the results are:

1st pair
6460 Tim Nemeth 0.171 6.045 242.58 (W)
6600 Jay Mageau 0.302 6.403 223.14
Nemeth goes a career best 6.04 at a great 242 mph. Mageau was softer and was well back at the finish line.



2nd pair
600Andy Beauchemin 0.182 6.008 232.87 (W)
6006 Mark Sanders 0.144 16.773 49.20
Beauchemin is so close to the '5's" , with a 6.008 at 232. Sanders had his Nova set up to explode down track (in a good way), but he overpowered the concrete 20 feet off the starting line. Jake said, "We had the heap hopped up man, the biggest load we have run in the car. It was either going to stick and rip off a bomb or it was going to smoke the tires early. Unfortunately it did #2".

3rd pair
168 Steve Nichols 0.139 6.011 208.20 (W)
Nichols and crew chief Ray Zeller were also shooting for the moon on their single. And the car responded. It was on a great pass but was slowly inching toward the right cement wall. By 1000ft the incremental's showed the car would run a low 5.90 or high 5.80. At 1050 feet he had to lift and crank the wheel hard to keep it of the wall. The scoreboard lit up to a 6.01 at only 208. "man it was on a haul ass pass", Steve stated after the run. Career best #'s in every incremental's on the track.

Saturday final
Tim Boychuk, Pontiac Firebird, 5.850, 243.72 def. Todd Lesenko, Chevy Camaro, 6.887, 155.24.
Boychuk and tuner Leong did a Nichols/Zeller tune-up, and their car stuck right in the middle of the lane. The scoreboard lit up to a 5.85@243. for the win Saturday. Lesenko was hopped up too, but he was drifting right in the left lane and had to pack in the towel by 500 feet. Win # 1 for Boychuk.


(Pit Note)
Sanders talked smack all weekend all in good fun. He is the guy that will keep the NFC class in the limelight with his banter. He absolutely is the John Force of the Nostalgia ranks.

Sunday.
Round one had Nichols race Nemeth, Beauchemin face Sanders, Boychuk got the single and Lesenko run Mageau.
1st pair
168 Steve Nichols 0.120 6.040 236.46 (W)
6460 Tim Nemeth 0.166 6.491 220.80
Nichols softened up the clutch due to the heat Sunday afternoon. The car ran well but they thought they would get a "5" on the board. The car fell .04 short. Nemeth's Mustang slowed from previous runs and they found a couple issues back in the pits, and that would keep them from running in the final run Sunday.



2nd pair (single)
666 Tim Boychuk . 061 5.906 246.08 (W)
Boychuk again took control of the event with a great 5.90 in the heat of the day.

3rd pair
600 Andy Beauchemin 0.184 5.968 234.78 (W)
6006 Mark Sanders 0.155 6.013 245.76
Beauchemin shocked the crowd and laid out an awesome 5.96 (234) to crack the five's for the first time in the car. Sanders was soft at the starting line but he charged hard from 200 feet to the top end to just run short of the "5's" with a 6.01@ a great 245 mph. Unfortunately he fell just short of reaching the final round (note: Sanders blazed the tires at around 400 feet but the car stayed glued to the track).

 


4th pair
7130 Todd Lesenko 0.082 6.034 241.93 (W)
6600 Jay Mageau 0.143 6.173 228.81
Lesenko and Mageau ran in the final pair, and Lesenko left hard. A .08 rt and a great 6.03 came up on the reader boards. Mageau ripped off his career best pass, a 6.17@228. While he did not win the round, the team was ecstatic with their personal best (wheels up launch above by Mageau).

The final would see Boychuk run Beauchemin.

Sunday round two (consolation rd)

1st pair
6006 Mark Sanders 0.127 5.957 231.16 (W)
6600 Jay Mageau 0.132 6.194 230.72
Sanders laid down his best of the weekend, and he would walk away as the second quickest car. A great 5.95@231. The team was happy with their first "5" of the weekend, but you know they wanted more.
Mageau stayed solid with a 6.19/230. To say the Edmonton based low budget team was happy with their weekend would be an understatement. A very good weekend with three personal bests and their first 230 mph pass.


2nd pair
168 Steve Nichols .107 6.037 237.84 (W)
7130 Todd Lesenko .155 8.376 114.74

Nichols flat out 6.0'ed everyone to death, and they too wanted more. Three low 6.0's and one run (Saturday night) that should have been an '80.
They leave Edmonton with a good point showing in the IHRA standings. Lesenko had the blower fail just off the starting line and he labored all the way down track.


Sunday final

Tim Boychuk, Pontiac Firebird, 5.810, 247.38 def. Andy Beauchemin, Ford Mustang, 5.998, 244.74.

What a great final. "Tachman" car owner and tuner Tim Stevenson threw a bit more at his Mustang, but he knew if the Leong tuned Trans Am ran to its potential they would be the runner-up in the race. Both cars laid down excellent runs, the first side by side "5" in the IHRA. Boychuk hammered the record books again with a 5.81/247 to Beauchemin's game 5.99/ 244

A great weekend with more "5's" and 6.0's that the IHRA has seen all year long. The rest of the series will have a lot of work to do to come close to the results from this past weekend.

 

 

Rocky Mountain Nitro Jam Nationals Pro class ranking for the weekend.

ProStalgia Funny Cars: 9.5 out of 10. The Nostalgia Nitro Funny Cars absolutely rocked the place Saturday and Sunday. IHRA records in speed and ET for Tim Boychuk. More 5 second and 6.0 runs than all the other events combined. Great side by side racing. And all the cars were VRA legal. The flames Saturday night were outstanding. Only one delay for the group all weekend, and that was excused because the guy (Mark "John Force of the North" Sanders) ripped off a 5.95 on the run. I think the slowest run was a 6.49 under full power (and there were mechanical issues found causing the slow et). Lesenko broke his blower on his final run, and slowed to an 8 second ET. Sanders blew the tires off Saturday Night going for it, and Lesenko was real loose Saturday night lifting early to a 6.8. Finally, the other off lap was Andy Beauchemin's first lap, an off the throttle 7 something. In all, five of the seven drivers went over 240 mph, there were 6 five second runs, 9 6.0 runs, and seven 6.1 and 6.2 runs out of the 27 runs total. Amazing!

Prostalgia Funny Car Day 2 final-- Tim Boychuk, Pontiac Firebird, 5.810, 247.38 def. Andy Beauchemin, Ford Mustang, 5.998, 244.74.

Prostalgia Funny Car Day 1 final-- Tim Boychuk, Pontiac Firebird, 5.850, 243.72 def. Todd Lesenko, Chevy Camaro, 6.887, 155.24.

Top Fuel: 7.5 out of 10. Pretty good cars, the two King cars, Bruce Litton, Bobby Lagana Jr. and Edmonton's favorite son Tim Boychuk. Lagana won both days with Boychuk the r/u Sunday and Massey, the r/u Saturday. Not many 4 second ETs compared to events here in the past, and there were no 300 mph runs. Lots of 5 twenty's or better, but nothing spectacular for any team or driver. They were still entertaining, based on the fan noise after every run. There is nothing like Top Fuel for sure. Local driver Jason Duschene debuted his new Nitro Funny Car (an ex Al Anabi ride), and he made two runs. Run one, he torched the heads and in the second he ran okay, an 800 foot 5.68. Based on two runs I would say the team has some potential.

Top Fuel Dragster Day 2 finals -- Bobby Lagana Jr., 4.951 seconds, 278.81 mph def. Tim Boychuk, 7.017 seconds, 116.91 mph.

Top Fuel Dragster Day 1 finals-- Bobby Lagana Jr., 4.814 seconds, 282.42 mph def. Del Cox Jr., 4.883 seconds, 281.36 mph.

Pro Fuel: 5 out of 10. A weak field of A/Fuel cars that had to be supplemented by two BAD's. Four A/Fuelers and only three after the first session Saturday, when Spenser Massey in the Doucette racing A/Fuel car hit the wall in the shut down area after the throttle was said to have stuck. Long time racer Keith Falconer, who beats to his own drum (if you took a look at his unique car and engine set-up, you would agree), made a couple runs and he struggled (like in the past). Ed Verenka, who has run real well here at previous rocky races, also struggled in the two runs he made. He went a low six and then a high six with multiple dropped cylinders on both. The only IHRA regular, Jeff Hamelink won Sunday's race with his best lap of the weekend, but not great 5.81/254. The 100% nitro deal this year, has not worked well. Only one 5.20 pass all year and just a few 5.30's. Add in less than full fields for many of the races, and you have a class that HAS to get its act together, if it is so survive. I love the class and what it is all about, but something is greatly missing from it. Rumors of the way it has been organized and run, as being part of the problem is unfounded in my opinion, but the teams looking to be a part of it, have to let the personalities aside for the good of the class. The potential is so high, and for it to flop the way I perceive it to have so far, is disconcerting. The only saving aspect of this past weekend's racing in the class, was the addition of the two BAD's invited to help fill the field. Greg Sereda who went to the final Saturday night (and should have won, but he could not wait at the tree for Ashley to stage and he left before the tree activated) ran fives in the other three runs. Ashley Bart, the tiny ball of fire won Saturday and likely would have won Sunday as well, if not for the blower packing it in at 600 feet. She was well out in front of Hamelink. How bad would have that been if a blower car took out A/Fuelers on both days.

Pro Fuel Dragster Day 2 final-- Jeff Hamelink, Dragster, 5.811, 254.76 def. Ashley Bart, Hadman, 7.519, 97.71.

Pro Fuel Dragster Day 1 final-- Ashley Bart, Hadman, 16.358, 44.89 (huge wheelstand) def. Greg Sereda, Fritz, Left before tree was activated.

The Jet Trucks: 10 out of 10 Saturday night, and a 6 out of 10 for the other three times they ran for one main reason. They ran in the day light. Way to much Kerosene afterburners. The smoke and the smell was overpowering.

The five other feature classes brought in by the track are rated as follows:

Sunday final round eliminations

 

Top Fuel Dragster Day 2 -- Bobby Lagana Jr., 4.951 seconds, 278.81 mph def. Tim Boychuk, 7.017 seconds, 116.91 mph.

Pro Fuel Dragster Day 2 -- Jeff Hamelink, Dragster, 5.811, 254.76 def. Ashley Bart, Hadman, 7.519, 97.71.

Prostalgia Funny Car Day 2 -- Tim Boychuk, Pontiac Firebird, 5.810, 247.38 def. Andy Beauchemin, Ford Mustang, 5.998, 244.74.

West Coast Pro Modified -- Tommy Johanns, Chevy Corvette, 6.334, 222.99 def. Rick Distefano, Chevy Camaro, 8.544, 109.38.

Alcohol Funny Car -- John Evanchuk, Pontiac Firebird, 5.846, 243.46 def. Roger Bateman, Ford Mustang, 8.641, 101.53.

Pro Modified Bike -- Tony Clizbe, Suzuki, 7.364, 190.81 def. Gary Christopher, Kawasaki, 8.388, 113.28.

Nitro Bike -- Jason Arkinstall, 6.672, 204.54 def. Ken Kent, 6.816, 203.92.

Pro Nostalgia A -- Ron Sekura, Chevy Camaro, 6.994, 183.92 def. Joey Steckler, Chevy Corvette, 6.946, 200.77.

Pro Nostalgia B -- Darrell Webb, Chevy Nova, 7.303, 179.71 def. Cody Anstead, Chevy Camaro, 7.243, 188.65.

Elite 8 Top Dragster -- Rick Ball, Dragster, 6.875, 199.76 def. Mike Quayle, Dragster, 6.978, 188.70.

Elite 8 Top Sportsman -- Dean Branham, Barracuda, 7.066, 209.69 def. Dale Giroux, Cavalier, 7.170, 193.27.

Top Sportsman -- Shawn Tracy, Corvette, 8.343, 159.21 def. Casey Chrusciel, Corvette, 8.141, 167.12.

Top Dragster -- Dave Anderson, Dragster, 7.894, 172.76 def. Garth Giroux, Dragster, foul.

Quick Rod -- Mike Shannon, Dragster, 9.106, 157.41 def. Cody Scheu, Dragster, 9.063, 170.62.

Super Rod -- Tim Richards, Corvette, 10.090, 152.69 def. Scott Taylor, Camaro, 10.061, 148.09.

Hot Rod -- Carey Boychuk, Camaro, 11.102, 129.43 def. Scott Hydaman, Chevelle, 11.156, 130.73.

Super Stock -- Art Congdon, Calais, 9.867, 134.40 def. Tom Nolan, G5, 9.521, 138.13.

Stock Eliminator -- Norman Lapointe, Malibu Wgn, 12.939, 102.60 def. Randy Hutchings, Ram, 12.552, 103.20.

ET Bracket -- Wayne Plester, Impala, 11.352, 117.74 def. Courtney Mageau, Dragster, 8.051, 165.09.

Top ET -- Courtney Mageau, Dragster, 8.047, 165.23 def. Gary Racich, Challenger, 9.790, 137.48.

Mod ET -- Wayne Plester, Impala, 11.511, 96.39 def. Dave Senid, Camaro, 12.516, 122.07.

Junior Dragster -- Kelly Admiraal, KCS, 8.081, 75.65 def. Katrina Cherchuk, KCS, 8.307, 78.41.

 

June 26, 2010

All numbers courtesy DRC

June 27, 2010

Possibly the best day in the 8 year history of the Rocky Mountain Nationals took place Saturday. For starters they finally got a break with the weather. It was a fabulous day with sunny skies. The day did not get completed until after midnight and not because of any major incidents on track. There were a few but nothing out of the ordinary. It was just that the show was so large, that it took that long. There were 10 feature classes, including two bike classes (Pro Mod and Nitro), four funny car classes, IBAA, RMNFC, TAFC, Nitro), A/Fuel, Top Fuel, WC Pro Mods and Jets. The Sportsman classes wnt off so well in the morning that Race Director Scooter Peaco allowed one session that was washed out on Friday for the pros to be run. FOur of the classes that had to qualify for their respective fields got in a bonus round on Sturday afternoon starting at 3:00 pm. West Coast Pro Mod, TAFC, and the two index Funny Car classes all got three hits on Saturday much to the delight of the fans in attendane, and man were there a lot of people.

Top Sportsman round two (final)

1 1961 Gary Urlacher, Spruce Grove AB, '63 Corvette 7.068 193.40 193.40
2 6065 Dean Branham, Ardrossan AB, '64 Barracuda 7.137 204.66 204.66
3 6618 Dale Giroux, Canyon Creek AB, '04 Cavalier 7.156 192.77 192.80
4 646 Pat McNally, St. Albert AB, '06 GTO 7.348 190.00 190.00
5 6982 Geordie Castle, Sherwood Park AB, '04 S-10 7.552 181.35 181.35
6 6651 Maurice Boissonnault, Onoway AB, '94 Beretta 7.766 186.02 186.02
7 611 Jason Padd, Chestermere AB, '02 Camaro 7.770 175.57 175.57
8 6699 Gary Weslosky, Sherwood Park AB, '66 Nova 7.806 172.83 172.92
9 6655 Randy Modersohn, Edmonton AB, '63 Corvette 7.888 174.48 174.48
10 6792 Darryn O'Conner, Fort St. John BC, '04 Cavalier 7.910 173.54 173.54
11 6305 Casey Chrusciel, Calgary AB, '63 Corvette 8.109 167.59 167.59
12 XX41 Gary Miserva, Sherwood Park AB, '41 Willys 8.121 163.43 163.85
13 615 Curt Smith, Stony Plain AB, '63 Corvette 8.150 169.81 169.81
14 8879 Shawn Tracy, Sherwood Park AB, '64 Corvette 8.331 164.21 164.21
15 6367 Joe Graves, Edmonton AB, '90 Trans Am 8.735 151.17 162.67
16 2127 Karl Johnson, Spruce Grove AB, '64 Nova 8.748 152.45 152.45
17 5T5 Fred Lahaie, Edmonton AB, '55 Bel Air 8.829 153.98 154.51
18 6784 Dwayne Wipf, Grande Prairie AB, '72 Challenger 9.086 145.42 145.42

Top Sportman round one

1 1961 Gary Urlacher, Spruce Grove AB, '63 Corvette 7.068 193.40 193.40
2 6065 Dean Branham, Ardrossan AB, '64 Barracuda 7.137 204.66 204.66
3 6618 Dale Giroux, Canyon Creek AB, '04 Cavalier 7.156 192.77 192.77
4 646 Pat McNally, St. Albert AB, '06 GTO 7.348 190.00 190.00
5 611 Jason Padd, Chestermere AB, '02 Camaro 7.770 175.57 175.57
6 6699 Gary Weslosky, Sherwood Park AB, '66 Nova 7.806 172.83 172.83
7 6655 Randy Modersohn, Edmonton AB, '63 Corvette 7.888 174.30 174.30
8 6792 Darryn O'Conner, Fort St. John BC, '04 Cavalier 7.910 173.54 173.54
9 6651 Maurice Boissonnault, Onoway AB, '94 Beretta 7.937 170.79 170.79
10 6305 Casey Chrusciel, Calgary AB, '63 Corvette 8.109 167.59 167.59
11 XX41 Gary Miserva, Sherwood Park AB, '41 Willys 8.121 163.43 163.43
12 615 Curt Smith, Stony Plain AB, '63 Corvette 8.150 169.81 169.81
13 8879 Shawn Tracy, Sherwood Park AB, '64 Corvette 8.344 163.59 163.59
14 6367 Joe Graves, Edmonton AB, '90 Trans Am 8.735 151.17 151.17
15 5T5 Fred Lahaie, Edmonton AB, '55 Bel Air 8.831 154.51 154.51
16 6784 Dwayne Wipf, Grande Prairie AB, '72 Challenger 9.086 145.42 145.42

Top Dragster round two (final)

1 694 Neil Lachelt, Kelowna BC, Dragster-Chevy 6.418 219.83 219.83
2 6992 Jim Attewell, Calgary AB, AGP-Chevy 6.679 210.50 210.50
3 6821 Barry Daniluk, Red Deer AB, Hadman-Chevy 6.863 194.97 194.97
4 6590 George Rayner, Edmonton AB, Dragster-Chevy 6.920 188.60 188.60
5 6595 Reg DeForest, Edmonton AB, '23-T Ford 6.994 192.82 192.82
6 6115 Mike Quayle, Red Deer AB, Dragster-Chevy 7.046 193.07 193.07
7 561 Rick Ball, Slave Lake AB, Spitzer-AMS 7.125 196.10 196.10
8 6247 Eddy Plaizier, Edmonton AB, Mullis-Chevy 7.191 185.79 185.79
9 690 Nadine Mix, Leduc AB, Spitzer-Chevy 7.314 187.50 187.70
10 5167 Richard Yamada, Leduc AB, Dragster-Chevy 7.319 178.90 178.90
11 647 J.R. Leerkamp, Olympia WA, Mullis-Chevy 7.331 181.84 181.84
12 6849 Greg Stewart, Sherwood Park AB, Stewart-Chevy 7.346 180.09 180.09
13 6205 Jesse Webster, Sylvan Lake AB, Spitzer-Chevy 7.483 178.99 178.99
14 6699 Cory Schmucker, Red Deer AB, Spitzer-Chevy 7.490 178.71 178.71
15 6444 Scott Taylor, St. Isidore AB, Cameron-Chevy 7.492 178.64 178.64
16 6619 Garth Giroux, Driftpile AB, TNT-Chevy 7.499 178.38 178.38
17 6096 Andy Scheu, Calgary AB, TNT-Chevy 7.528 177.86 177.86
18 635 Dustin Hentges, Olympia WA, Mullis-Chevy 7.532 178.97 179.23
19 6080 Tom McAvoy, Edmonton AB, M&M-AMS 7.582 177.60 177.60
20 5818 Daryl Forrest, Winnipeg MB, Bos-Chevy 7.585 179.37 179.37
21 6603 Bob Halina, Vegreville AB, Spitzer-Chevy 7.686 173.29 173.29
22 636 Dwayne Treleaven, Grandora SK, '23-T Ford 7.699 172.41 172.41
23 6655 Daryl Baker, Dewinton AB, Spitzer-Chevy 7.775 172.04 172.04
24 6643 Randal Olynyk, Edmonton AB, RPZ-Chevy 7.803 168.58 171.21
25 738A Dave Anderson, Whitecourt AB, Don Davis-Chevy 7.821 173.23 173.23
26 6095 Natasha Cherchuk, Beaumont AB, RaceTech-Chevy 7.862 169.49 169.49
27 6415 Vince Gareau, Beaumont AB, Hearn-Chevy 7.951 164.13 164.13
28 6451 Scott Hearn, Sherwood Park AB, TNT-Chevy 7.987 167.51 167.51
29 6596 Pat Iley, Hinton AB, Spitzer-Chevy 8.109 161.04 161.04
30 A679 Rusty Stevenson, Fort St. John BC, N&P-Chevy 8.153 163.89 163.89
31 4881 Lorne Janzen, Sherwood Park AB, Dragster-Chevy 8.264 159.74 160.23
32 T661 Terry Tiegen, Milo AB, N&P-Chevy 8.469 157.37 157.37

------------ Not Qualified ------------

33 6905 Dwayne Robertson, Calgary AB, Spitzer-Chevy 8.511 107.79 107.79
34 6500 David Hanasyk, Edmonton AB, Dragster-Chevy 12.496 67.42 67.42

Top Dragster round one

1 694 Neil Lachelt, Kelowna BC, Dragster-Chevy 6.418 219.83 219.83
2 6992 Jim Attewell, Calgary AB, AGP-Chevy 6.679 210.50 210.50
3 6821 Barry Daniluk, Red Deer AB, Hadman-Chevy 6.863 194.97 194.97
4 6590 George Rayner, Edmonton AB, Dragster-Chevy 6.920 188.60 188.60
5 6595 Reg DeForest, Edmonton AB, '23-T Ford 6.994 192.82 192.82
6 6115 Mike Quayle, Red Deer AB, Dragster-Chevy 7.046 193.07 193.07
7 561 Rick Ball, Slave Lake AB, Spitzer-AMS 7.125 196.10 196.10
8 6247 Eddy Plaizier, Edmonton AB, Mullis-Chevy 7.218 185.66 185.66
9 690 Nadine Mix, Leduc AB, Spitzer-Chevy 7.314 187.50 187.50
10 5167 Richard Yamada, Leduc AB, Dragster-Chevy 7.319 178.90 178.90
11 647 J.R. Leerkamp, Olympia WA, Mullis-Chevy 7.331 181.84 181.84
12 6849 Greg Stewart, Sherwood Park AB, Stewart-Chevy 7.363 179.73 179.73
13 6205 Jesse Webster, Sylvan Lake AB, Spitzer-Chevy 7.483 178.99 178.99
14 6444 Scott Taylor, St. Isidore AB, Cameron-Chevy 7.492 178.64 178.64
15 6619 Garth Giroux, Driftpile AB, TNT-Chevy 7.510 178.24 178.24
16 6699 Cory Schmucker, Red Deer AB, Spitzer-Chevy 7.512 177.77 177.77
17 6096 Andy Scheu, Calgary AB, TNT-Chevy 7.528 177.86 177.86
18 635 Dustin Hentges, Olympia WA, Mullis-Chevy 7.537 179.23 179.23
19 6080 Tom McAvoy, Edmonton AB, M&M-AMS 7.582 177.60 177.60
20 6603 Bob Halina, Vegreville AB, Spitzer-Chevy 7.686 173.29 173.29
21 636 Dwayne Treleaven, Grandora SK, '23-T Ford 7.699 172.41 172.41
22 6655 Daryl Baker, Dewinton AB, Spitzer-Chevy 7.775 172.04 172.04
23 738A Dave Anderson, Whitecourt AB, Don Davis-Chevy 7.821 173.23 173.23
24 6643 Randal Olynyk, Edmonton AB, RPZ-Chevy 7.842 171.21 171.21
25 5818 Daryl Forrest, Winnipeg MB, Bos-Chevy 7.894 169.27 169.27
26 6095 Natasha Cherchuk, Beaumont AB, RaceTech-Chevy 7.915 167.82 167.82
27 6451 Scott Hearn, Sherwood Park AB, TNT-Chevy 7.987 167.51 167.51
28 6596 Pat Iley, Hinton AB, Spitzer-Chevy 8.109 161.04 161.04
29 6415 Vince Gareau, Beaumont AB, Hearn-Chevy 8.132 159.08 159.08
30 A679 Rusty Stevenson, Fort St. John BC, N&P-Chevy 8.153 163.89 163.89
31 4881 Lorne Janzen, Sherwood Park AB, Dragster-Chevy 8.264 159.74 159.74
32 6905 Dwayne Robertson, Calgary AB, Spitzer-Chevy 8.511 107.79 107.79

------------ Not Qualified ------------

33 6500 David Hanasyk, Edmonton AB, Dragster-Chevy 12.496 67.42 67.42

Rain kept the Professional classes from making a lap Friday. The schedule for Saturday is below:

Sportsman Qualifying (2 Rounds)...........10 a.m.
Run Order - Mod ET, Top ET, HR, Stk, SR, SS, QR,
TS, Juniors

Sportsman Eliminations.....................4 p.m.
Run Order E-1 - Mod ET, Top ET, HR, Stk, SR, SS,
QR, Juniors

FanFest............................5:30-6:30 p.m.

Nitro Thunder..............................6 p.m.

Pre-Race Ceremony.......................6:50 p.m.

Nitro Jam Rnd 1............................7 p.m.
Run Order - TF, PF, Prostalgia, PNOS, TS E-1, PM,
AFC, PMB, NB, Jet Trucks

SMS/Konatsu "Night of Fire"..............9:15 p.m.
Run Order - PNOS, TD E-1, PM, AFC, PMB, NB,
Prostalgia, PF, TF, Jet Trucks

*** Schedule subject to change ***

June 25, 2010

The Pro pits are pretty full with close to 60 Professional cars set to compete in 8 pro classes. The largest IHRA event of the year by a county mile. Top Fuel, Pro Fuel, Prostalgia, Pro Mod, Nitro Harley, TAFC, AA/FC, Pro Nostalgia Funny Car (6.99 index), Pro Mod Motorcycle and the Jets and Wheelstanders. Weather is a bit iffy for Friday, But as per usual in Edmonton the weather changes in a flash. Talked to Mark Sanders, Ashley Bart, Joe Delehay, Ron Sekura, Cal Tebb and Jay Mageau Thursday evening. All of them are excited to be here and are looking forward to putting on a big show.

Monday June 21, 2010


I had a chance to talk to Rob Reeves last Friday on the Edmonton Rocky's this coming weekend. It will be good! He has spent a lot of time to ensure this will be THE best Show in the IHRA again. And again the fans will likely come out in force to continue to make this the largest event in the sanctioning body. THis guy knows what it takes to put on a good show. He has double what most of the other events in the series host. The list of feature cars include:

Top Fuel: Bruce Litton, Bobby Lagana Jr., Del Cox Jr., Spencer Massey, Tim Boychuk (Paton car) and Ed Verenka in his strong running A/Fuel car.

There will be nine Nostalgia Nitro Funny Cars including last weekend double up winner Mark "Mr. Explosive" Sanders. Top three point earner in the IHRA, Steve "Mill Road Boys" Nichols, Tim Boychuk, Terry Capp, Todd Lesenko, Tim Stevenson (Andy Beauchemin driver), Jay Mageau, Tim Nemeth, and Jack "The Sheriff" Harris.

TAFC: 8 car field including, John Evanchuk, Ken Webster, Nathan Sitko, Roger Bateman, Trevor Lebsack, John Childs, Scott McVey and Team Ace driver Rob Atchison.

The Pro Fuel class will have only two A/Fuelers, Jeff Hamelink and local Keith Falconer.

Two BAD's will race the A/Fuelers and they are Ashley Bart and Greg Sereda. The West Coast Pro Mod association will battle for and 8 car field on Sunday.

A dozen Pro Mods will battle it out Friday and Saturday for the 8 car field Sunday. They include Ross Hogenson, Rick Di Stefano, Joe Delehay, Perry Thyr, Tom Meheden, Wayne Hofer, Dan Vogt, Tim Vogt, Vern Mills, Wade Sjostrom, Perry Krinnet and Colorado's Tom Johanns

The two local Nitro Funny Car drivers, Randy Bykowsky and Jason Duschene will likely put in a few laps as well.

The biggest class will be the 6.99 - 7.50 class of Funny Cars.

The original IBAA group has split into tow assoc. The Rocky Mountain Nostalgia Funny Car assoc. (the larger more active group), and the IBAA original that has 4-6 funny cars in it. There will be an "A" and a "B" group with the 8 quickest running a 6.99 index and a 7.20 group running 7.20.

For more Nitro, Reeves has also brought in the Nitro Harleys. A dozen will battle for an 8 bike field as well. A Pro Mod Bike class will also compete in an 8 bike field as well.

Finally a couple Jet trucks and wheelstanders will round out the feature cars.

Close to 70 cars will highlight Friday night and Saturday night qualifying as well as Sunday eliminations.

The biggest Sportsman classes (beside the box and no box classes) will be Top Dragster and Top Sportsman. Both will be 32 car fields and will include an elite 8 shoot-out as well.

The IHRA schedule for the Rocky's is here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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