CAYUGA, ONTARIO (October 22, 2013) – Driving the Hyde Racing Team 1968 Camaro Top Sportsman entry, Stratford, Ontario’s Spencer Hyde took third place in this year’s Quick 32 Sportsman Series point award championship.
Now in its fifth year of operation, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series is sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts.
Hyde started his season well with a runner-up finish in the Top Sportsman ranks to former champion Kevin Wicke, also of Stratford, during the opening round at Martin, Michigan.
And for the second event, held at the Cayuga Dragway of Toronto Motorsports Park, Hyde qualified fifth and took his Camaro to the winner’s circle, winning the Top Sportsman side of the race over Steve Corriveau of Fonthill, Ontario. Then he was matched up to Top Dragster driver Bill White of Gadshill, Ontario, but lost to White in the event final which pits the Top Sportsman eliminator against the Top Dragster eliminator for the event title.
For the next two races, held at Cayuga, Hyde qualified fifth and seventh respectively, and was out in the first round in the first and then the second round of the second race. He qualified third for the next event, held at the Grand Bend Motorplex, but was eliminated in the first round of action. For the final race, also at Grand Bend, Hyde qualified seventh and ran some laps until eliminated in the third round of Top Sportsman.
Powered by a large 762-cubic inch ERD engine, the Jerry Bickle Race Cars product features an Abruzzi Racing transmission with an ERD (Engine Research & Development) fuel system.
Driving for the family team, owned by Peter and Lisa Hyde, Spencer has raced in the Quick 32 Sportsman series since its beginnings, and the former Junior Dragster driver started the series with a dragster before switching over to the Camaro.
His teammates include crew chief Ron Hyde, with Jack Hyde, Murray Hyde, Peter Hyde, and Bob Sackrider. The team also enjoys the involvement of Carl Spiering.
Sponsorship for the team is provided by NAPA Auto Parts, Ideal Supply, Hyde Construction, Hyde Electric, Dordan Mechanical, Raedon Excavating, Ronnoco Sales, NA Engineering Associates, Wilhelm Concrete, Steve Smith Construction, Sutton Group (Paul Graham) and Orr Insurance, Coors Light (Jeff Carr), Ramseyer Earthworks, Schultz Plumbing, Remex Trucking, iLOOKABOUT, the Tim Horton’s at Ontario and Erie in Stratford and Mathieson and Associates.
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