Courtesy Dave Mathers
Sparta, Ont. - January 31, 2006 – St. Thomas Dragway, an NHRA sanctioned drag strip located in Sparta, Ont, is releasing its tentative 2006 racing schedule. The track operates from the first weekend in April until the last weekend in October each year. Weekend racing starts with Friday Night Street Legal Racing. Saturdays feature club racing, test and tune and special events. Saturday nights see the return of the rapidly growing Run What Ya Brung format. Sundays feature Bracket Races, Club Races and Special events. The bracket series has been expanded to 18 events for 2006.
Featured events for 2006 include the return of the NHRA King of the Hill on May 28 at which an NHRA Wally trophy is up for grabs to the bracket racers. OSCA will be coming July 29 & 30 for their first visit to the track.
The CANUSA Hot Rod Reunion, August 5 & 6 will see the first visit of the PMRA Pro Mods, the return of the wildly popular ONDR Nostalgia classes, the crowd thrilling jet dragsters as well as full bracket racing.
Also new for 2006 is the Windsor Shootout for Essex County residents September 15 -17. All comers will be taking a run at the bounty placed on 2004 Track Champion Dave Fantinato’s wild street legal 8 second wheel standing 555 CID 70 Nova.
The annual Thanksgiving weekend race returns as the National Dragster Challenge on October 7 & 8 with more Wallys up for grabs. Full bracket action along with the Pro Comp class will be racing over the two days.
The ONDR Nostalgia cars will be returning, fighting for their own Wally. The Lightning Power Sports Bike Nationals returns Labour Day weekend and the St. Thomas All Truck
Nationals will return August 19 & 20 raising funds for the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation. This year’s event will include light trucks as well as heavy trucks.
For further information, contact the track at 519-775-2263 or visit the website at www.stthomasdragway.com.