CAYUGA, ONTARIO (November 1, 2013) – Two-time Quick 32 Sportsman Series champion Kevin Wicke came close to winning his third series title, but had to settle for second spot in the Championship Point Award Series in 2013.
The series, presented by NAPA Auto Parts, has now completed its fifth year of racing.
Always a strong competitor in the Top Sportsman ranks with K&K Racing / CVR Dodge Stratus, Wicke started off the season well with a Top Sportsman win in the series opener at Martin Michigan after qualifying number one, but lost the event final to Top Dragster racing Sam Christian of Amherst, New York.
For the next race, at the Cayuga Dragway of Toronto Motorsports Park, Wicke qualified number four but was out in the second round. He went to the third round after qualifying second at the next event. He also qualified second at the next race, at Cayuga, and won in Top Sportsman only to lose the event title to Top Dragster racer Melanie Simmons Salemi of Orillia, Ontario.
Wicke, of Stratford, Ontario, qualified third for the next race, at the Grand Bend Motorplex, and went laps until the semi-final. For the final season race, he qualified at the top of the ladder but was out in the second round.
The Stratus is powered by a nitrous-inspired 604-cubic inch engine with B1 Heads in the RJ Race Cars chassis with a Hutch’s Transmission Service Powerglide and an Abruzzi converter. The team recorded a career best in 2013, putting down a 6.723 at 205 mph.
Kevin Zimmer is crew chief for the team, which is also comprised of Dan Culliton, Dennis Culliton, Derek Dotzert, Scott McCann, Kody and Kayden Wicke. Sponsorship is courtesy of CVR Inc., Fraser Asphalt Paving, Perth Auto Dismantlers, Skully Bros. Metal Fabrication, Bear’s Performance Products, Keystone Light and Ron’s Precision Machine.
The Annual “Night of Champions” Championship Point Award Series Banquet for the Pro Modified Racing Association (PMRA), the Quick 32 Sportsman Series and the Pro Bike & Sled Series (PBSS) will be held at the Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre in Burlington, Ontario on Saturday, November 16, 2013.
The Quick 32 Sportsman Series www.Quick32.ca will compete at all these events in conjunction with its companion series, the Pro Modified Racing Association, www.PMRA.ca, and the Pro Bike & Sled Series www.PBSS.ca, providing an exciting, colorful, and complete show of the best in drag racing action.
For more information, please contact:
Bruce F. Mehlenbacher/ Director of Operations
Telephone: (905) 772-1800 Ext. #22
Cellular: (905) 517-5345
Tim Miller/ Media Director
Telephone: (905) 870-1456
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