Larry Dobbs and his Sportz sponsored Kardiac Kids Funny Car, who took home the trophy and a $3,500 cheque for their triumph at the first event, will be the team that everyone is gunning for this weekend. “We had a terrible outing in Chicago at the NHRA divisional event so we’re just looking forward to getting out again and trying some new things,” said Dobbs. “Our sponsors are going to be at this event doing some promotional things for the fans and it’s nice to be close to home which means we’ll have lots of people supporting us this time out. We can’t thank Ohsweken Speedway and the NDRA enough for giving us this opportunity and we’re looking forward to a great weekend!”
The field for this weekend’s event will also include 3-time IHRA World Champion Rob Atchison and his Atchison Machine Service/West Coast Transportation Monte Carlo bodied Funny Car, who will be making his first appearance with the NDRA in 2012. “It’s gonna be exciting to get the new car out and see how it runs,” said Atchison. “I might be a bit rusty because I haven’t been in the Funny Car for a year now but this weekend will definitely be fun!”
Joining the NDRA at this event will be Gary Kraus, wheeling his Nitro Pony Nostalgia Nitro Funny Car, who will be making exhibition runs throughout the weekend, which will be an added bonus for the fans.
This year’s edition of the Canadian Nitro Nationals will once again feature a match race between NHRA Full Throttle Series standouts Cruz and Tony Pedregon. Both drivers are two-time world champions and will make passes on both Saturday and Sunday this year, along with the Nitro Funny Cars of IHRA World Champ Dale Creasy Jr. and Jack Wyatt. There will be an all-Canadian, East vs. West battle for bragging rights in Top Fuel with Tim Boychuk and Ike Maier facing off against eachother.
Racing starts Friday with the NDRA taking to the track for their first of three qualifying sessions on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. For the full event schedule visit www.torontomotorsportspark.com.
For more information about the NDRA and for full race results and points standings visit www.ndra.ca
ABOUT THE NDRA
2012 marks the inaugural campaign for the NDRA and its Alcohol Funny Car Series presented by Ohsweken Speedway.
The Alcohol Funny Car division represents one of the most exciting groups of vehicles and competitors in all of motorsport. Reaching speeds of more than 250 miles per hour in less than six seconds over the quarter mile racing distance is just the beginning. These 3000 horsepower machines feature flip top carbon fiber bodies that often sport paint schemes and names as unique as the men and women who drive them.
With four events on the 2012 calendar, spread between two respected facilities, this will prove to be a landmark year for the NDRA, its competitors and fans.
The NDRA Alcohol Funny Car Series is proudly presented by Ohsweken Speedway and supported by Insight Graphics & Design, Fast Entertainment and Canadian Drag Racer Magazine.
For more information visit www.ndra.ca.
From Jory Elliott