BRAMPTON, ON –The top 16 Point’s racers from the DSE Sportsman Racing Series are preparing for a big Labour Day weekend Showdown at Toronto Motorsports Park as they look to hit the track Saturday August 30th for the First ever Abruzzi Transmissions and Converters All-Star Race during the 3rd Annual Canadian Funny Car Championships.
Having spent the first eight races of the Sportsman Racing Series season attempting to put themselves into a qualifying spot within their category for this race, the 16 racers will be looking to take home the $1000 to win cash prize as well the coveted All-Stars Trophy that will be debuted Friday evening at the DSE Sportsman Series Registration Trailer.
Qualifying for Delay Box side of the ladder is Steve Ferstl, Claude Losier, Allan Bain, Kevin Battista, Tom Bene, Bob Jennings, Jay Snell, and KC Kovac. On the No Box side of the ladder there is Bob Richards, Andrew Stirk, Gary Mac Donald, Ray Philps, Craig Wilson, Ryan Boniferro, Darrel Fraser and Brian Hampson.
The concept for the event which takes the top five points earners in Super Pro and Modified Eliminator, Top three from Quick 16, Top two from Street Eliminator and Top Super Bike/Sled racer, places them onto a pre-determined Sixteen car ladder similar to events like the NHRA All-Stars races and the older IHRA Sportsman Shoot-Out events.
“We have always loved the idea of showcasing Sportsman Racers in events like this, I think there’s nothing more entertaining or exciting than watching the best racers a Series has to offer on a stage in front of a crowd battling it to see who will come out on top,” said DSE Series Director Andrew Stirk.
Backing this special event for the Canadian based series is Marco Abruzzi and Bob Cireddu from Abruzzi Transmissions and Converters. Located in Warren Ohio, Abruzzi Racing Transmissions, and Converters is an industry leader with many high profile and successful racers from all over Canada and the USA running their product. From Stock vehicles up to 3000 horsepower Top Dragster and Top Sportsman missiles, Marco and his crew have become the first call for those looking for reliable and dependable Driveline products.
Adding to the excitement leading into this weekend, Abruzzi Transmissions has also signed up to extend their sponsorship of the All- Star race into the 2015 Season. Racers will also be able to begin accumulating All-Star Points for the 2015 season as next year’s field will be set using the points from the final four points races of 2014 and the first four points races of 2015.
Gates open Friday for the weekend event at 4 pm with racing action in the DSE Sportsman Racing Series, Can-Am Stock/Super Stock Association and the Joe’s Transmission TNT Super Series starts at 10:30 am both Saturday and Sunday. More information on gate times and pricing can be found at www.SportsmanRacingSeries.ca .
About Abruzzi Racing Transmissions: Based in Warren Ohio and founded in 1957 as A&T Garage, Abruzzi Racing Transmissions is owned and operated by Two time IHRA World Champion Marco Abruzzi. Abruzzi Racing Transmissions is an industry leader in producing High performance Transmissions and Torque converters for the Sportsman Drag Racing Market Place and specializes in building Powerglides for some of Drag Racing’s most powerful Top Sportsman and Top Dragster Vehicles.
For more information on Abruzzi Racing Transmissions please visit www.abruzziracing.com
About the DSE Automotive Sportsman Racing Series: The DSE Sportsman Racing series was created at the end of the 2011 racing season as a way to promote grassroots level sportsman drag racing in Southern Ontario. The series will run 12 events with six Championship Sportsman classes ranging from Super/Pro and Modified, to Super/Bike & Sled, Street Eliminator, Jr. Dragster and the newly added Quick 16 Program. Sponsored by DSE Automotive LTD which is managed by David and Andrew Stirk in Brampton Ontario, DSE 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. Visit www.sportsmanracingseries.ca for more
From Andrew Stirk / DSE Automotive Sportsman Racing Series
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