CAYUGA, ONTARIO (May 19, 2013) – Bill White may have been running small-block power, but the Gadshill, Ontario racer came up big during the Victoria Day Weekend Challenge at the Cayuga Dragway of Toronto Motorsports Park, winning the Quick 32 Sportsman Series race with his Top Dragster entry.
“We had a great day,” said White after his win, his first in Quick 32 Sportsman Series racing, which is presented by NAPA Auto Parts.
“The car was good all weekend. Once the driver got things figured out,” he jokingly added, “the driver was good as well.”
Pacing the Top Dragsters was Glen Vardy of Burlington, Ontario, who posted a 6.373-second, 214.74 run, while Fred De Jonge ran a 6.670, 222.22 in his Chevy Cobalt door car to lead the Top Sportsman side.
Driving a supercharged Ajax Engines-prepared small-block Chevy powered Mike Bos dragster, White qualified sixth in the 16-car Top Dragster field with a 6.688, 201.74, and eliminated Mike Everitt of Stratford, Ontario, number two qualifier Tony Positano of Toronto, Ontario, and Melanie Simmons of Orillia, Ontario, before meeting up with two-time winner Jeff Moser in the Top Dragster final.
White cut a good .005-second reaction time light to help him win over Moser, who had qualified ninth, which allowed White to meet up with Top Sportsman eliminator Spencer Hyde for the event final.
On the Top Sportsman side, Hyde, who qualified fifth in the Hyde Racing 1968 Camaro, went rounds, eliminating Paul Martin of Breslau, Ontario, top qualifier Fred De Jonge of Puslinch, Ontario, and Mark Gervais of Sudbury, Ontario before meeting up with and eliminating Steve Corriveau of Fonthill, Ontario in the Top Sportsman final.
With another good start off the line in the final, White’s .004 reaction time gave him the jump on Hyde’s .025 reaction time, and he powered to a 6.727, 200.40 winning pass over Hyde’s 7.168, 196.33.
Racing since 2001, the team’s sponsors include Stratford Automation, Bosco Pool and Spa, Ajax Engines and NGK Spark Plugs.
“I want to thank my sponsors and of course my crew, that includes my crew chief John Weima, Morgan Henderson, Joe McCann, Adam Ronney, Dan Achilles and Scott Wildgust for this win,” White said. “We had some good breaks and a great weekend.”
White had special thanks to Cindy Noronha and Stacey Wildgust for all their hard work feeding everyone and to Ajax Engines. Special thanks also went out to Avery and Sienna Wildgust even though they were cheering for Spencer.
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 contact:
Bruce F. Mehlenbacher/ Director of Operations – Bruce@Quick32.ca
Tim Miller/ Media Director – Tim@PMRA.ca