The 2015 Season will kick off with the first three event weekends taking place at Toronto Motorsports Park with the fourth annual DSE Season Opener on June 6-7, followed by the inaugural Southern Ontario Nationals on June 20-21 and the fourth annual Summer Nationals on July 25-26. August will see the series shift to historic St. Thomas Raceway Park for the third annual Sportsman Nationals on August 15-16 before returning to Toronto Motorsports Park for the final two events with the fifth annual Labour Day Championships on September 5-6 and the fourth annual DSE Championship Finals on September 19-20.
Series Director Andrew Stirk is excited to have the dates set, but says the schedule work is not complete yet.
“With our dates now in place, we are pushing hard to finalize other aspects of our schedule such as the selecting which events will host specialty races such as the NHRA King of the Track, NHRA National Dragster Challenge, Jr. Drag Racing League Challenge, Mike Marshall Memorial Shootout and our feature specialty event – the Abruzzi Transmission DSE All Star Race. We hope to have all the announcements for those dates announced soon.”
DSE Series competitors and fans can look forward to seeing the return of all their favourite championship classes in 2015, as well as the addition of a new Beginner Street Legal Bike Class that will be similar to the existing Street Car Eliminator category, which has helped introduce many new competitors to drag racing in a safe and fun environment.
“We are excited to announce more info in the coming weeks about this new entry level bike class. We will also have more info regarding other small rules and payout changes coming to our other classes for the 2015 season, but with our schedule now out racers can begin their planning and we look forward to seeing all the new and returning teams in June at the first event!,” Stated Stirk.
For more information on the DSE Automotive Sportsman Series, please visit www.sportsmanracingseries.ca.
2015 DSE SPORTSMAN SERIES EVENT SCHEDULE:
June 6-7 / Season Opener / Toronto Motorsports Park
June 20-21 / Southern Ontario Nationals / Toronto Motorsports Park
July 25-26 / Summer Nationals / Toronto Motorsports Park
August 15-16 / Sportsman Nationals / St. Thomas Raceway Park
September 5-6 / Labour Day Championships / Toronto Motorsports Park
September 19-20 / DSE Championship Finals / Toronto Motorsports Park
About the DSE Automotive Sportsman Racing Series
The DSE Sportsman Racing series was formed in 2011 as a way to promote grassroots level sportsman drag racing in Southern Ontario. Entering its fourth full season, the series will run 12 events with six championship classes ranging from Super/Pro and Modified, to Super/Bike & Sled, Street Eliminator, Jr. Dragster and Quick 16. Sponsored by DSE Automotive LTD which is managed by David and Andrew Stirk in Brampton, ON, the DSE Automotive 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.
By Andrew Stirk