Readers Rides page 7
Readers Rides page 7
Mike  Gillis - 1968 Camaro S/Pro, tube chassis car,
350 SBC with tunnel ram 2x4 and aluminum heads, 4 spd Lenco std trans,
Best ET/MPH: 9.94 @137 mph,
Home track: Miramichi
Name:  Craig MacNeil    Hometown:  Reserve Mines, NS
1979 Olds Cutlass - S/Pro 442A
455 Olds, bored .040" over, balanced rotating assembly, ATI damper,
Edelbrock heads & Victor intake, 850 Mighty Demon, MSD Ignition,
Harland Sharpe roller rockers, CK Performance TH350, 10" 3500 stall
convertor, Moser 9" rear end w/spool.
Best ET:  10.69 @ 122MPH
Home track: Cape Breton Dragway

Bob Partridge's 1965 Chevy II Nova, 2 door sedan, GM bowtie block, 406 C.I., 602 HP with 850 Barry Grant carb and 1" spacer, Dart heads with 2.05 and 1.60 valves, 623 intake, 623 exhaust, Doug Hebert cam, 12.5-1 compression, electric CSI water pump, mini starter, one wire alternator, 1.75" super comp headers, aluminimum rad, 550 ATI convertor, P.G. trans with 1.76 gears, trans brake, Hurst promatic shifter with delay box, 12 bolt rear end with 4.56 gears, ladder bars and coil overs, 15 x 12 weld rims with 29.5 x 13.5 M/T tires on rear and 15 x 4 weld rims with M/T tires 24 x 4.5 front runners, 8 point roll bar, Barry Grant 400 fuel pump and 5000 filter, 4 gallon fuel cell.
Color is 1997 Dodge Viper blue pearl metallic.  Interior is Viper blue with black door panels, black carpet on floor and head liner and padding on roll bar.  5" tach with play back memory.
Name: Michael Buchanan   Hometown: River Ryan, Nova Scotia
Membership: CBDRA    Car number and class: ST Z34
Make /Year/Model/Colour: 1996 Monte Carlo Z34  
Engine Specifications:      3.4 L DOHCV6 Horsepower: 215 hp  
Max Horsepower: 5200 rpm  Torque: 220 ft-lbs.  
Max Torque: 4000 rpm  
Best ET / MPH: 15.49@ 89.64    Home Track: Sydney
Our car is a 1977 Ford Falcon XC coupe built in Australia. Horsepower is 792
at 8100rpm and has 613 foot pounds of tourque at 6800 rpm. It has 7100 stall
and 3 speed transmission. Final ratio is 5.14-1 and tyre size is 32 x 14 x 15 .
Also has a sway bar type set up in rear. Wheel base is 112 inches .
I am trying to  get the car to leave hard on the back tyres .
Best ET 9.58 secs at 141.92 mph Best 60 foot time is 1.399.
Website is  Thanks - Jai Schluter
Name: Todd Reynolds  Hometown: Taymouth
Car number and class: 592 S/P
Make /Year / Model / Colour: 1985 Mercury Capri
Engine Specifications: 306 (68' Mexican block)
Cola crank, Eagle H-beams, Ross (domed pistons)
TFS Highport alu. heads (ported) Victor Jr. (ported)
Holley 750dp (830 Proform center)
Kooks 1 7/8" to 3 1/2" Jerico DR4
Mcleod Softloc(alu. Pp & Fw, Cinterd Iron disc)
8.8 w/ 4.88's Moser 33 spline, c-clip eli.& spool
Chassis Specifications: Front: QA1 Pro active, K-member,A- arms (rod ends),
Coil over struts (adj) Rear: Wildrides D. adj uppers, single adj. lowers, Anti
roll bar & Strange adj. shocks  10 point cage frame con.
Wildrides battle box kit(re-inforce upper & lower torque boxes
Best ET / MPH: 10.46@122(best mph 132)
Home Track: MDP
Personal Race Schedule: As much  as possible
Name: Rodney Mansfield   Hometown: Liverpool
Car number and class: pro #358
Make /Year / Model / Colour: 1989 Mustang black and raspberry
Engine Specifications: 408 stroker
Chassis Specifications: frame connected. mini tubbed. coilovers.
Best ET / MPH: 11.52@117 with 351 windsor
Home Track: Greenfield
Personal Race Schedule: all Greenfield  
Name: Ryan MacNeil    Hometrack: Sydney, NS
Class / Number: Super/Pro #302C
1978 Chevy Malibu  Cubic Inches: 383
Engine/Chassis: 383 Stroker, Comp cams camshaft, 800cfm holley carb, eldebrock
 intrake/aluminium heads, roller rockers, hyrdraulic lifters, msd ingition, 5000 stall
B&M torque converter. 350 turbo transmission, manual valve body, 3 speed, B&M
ratchet shifter, ford 9 inch rearend with a set of 4.11's spooled, 28.5 Mickey
Thompsons, aluminium rad, 11.1 compression, chassis is fully caged, semi
Best ET / MPH: 10.67 at 122mph     Home Track: CB Dragway
Name:  Gordon Chase  Hometown: Windsor/Sydney
Car number and class: Pro 1022
Make /Year / Model / Colour: 1985 Ford Mustang Candi Red with Real fire graphics
Engine Specifications: 306, Victor Jr. heads and intake, Holley 750. kooks headers
Chassis Specifications: Ford 9" with 4:56s, C4 trans with 4000 stall, South side machine lower control arms. 15 x 3 1/2 Weld Draglights on front and 15 x 9 Weld Draglights on the rear.
Best ET / MPH: 10.73 @120.39 mph  Home Track: Sydney/Greenfield
Personal Race Schedule: All Sydney, Greenfeil, ADRA and Ford shootouts in Miramichi and PEI.
Name: Andy Charlton   Hometown: Willow Grove N.B.
Car number and class: 1973 super pro
Make /Year / Model / Colour: 1973 Mercury Comet ,Orange in colour
 top and bottom with black interior.
Engine Specifications: 427 sb Ford stroker built by Armstrong.AFR 225 heads setting on A dart block. 850 demon carb feeding A victor jr intake.The bottom end is An eagle stroker kit with JE pistons.Headers are 2" pri. into 3" flowmasters and 36" tailpipes never removed for racing." Yet Anyway"
Chassis Specifications: Up front I put A mustang II crossmember on with coil over shocks and tubular upper&lower control arms. I built new from firewall to tailights the 2x3 frame and complete floor /trunk.I have A 4link suspension with A bears narrowed 9".Slicks are 32"x14" .Engine torque is passed through A PA super comp trans,and A 5000 stall converter.
Best ET / MPH: 10.32@130mph on 31%22ET Streets/exhaust
Home Track: Home of the dragon ,Miramichi dragway
Personal Race Schedule: Attend as many races in miramichi and hopefully do as well and have as much fun as 2005. I received rookie of the year thanks to my loyal family. Thanks to my wife Kim ,Mom& Dad And cousin robert(yog)
My name is Casie Laspata.  I am a 22 years old and currently race the '82 Camaro(above) built and formally owned by Bruce Riley.  My Dad, Tom Laspata, purchased the car from Bruce in 2001 after I had outgrown junior drag racing.  He put a 350 chevy smallblock in the car which runs mid 10s at about 130mph.  The car has since won several rounds of competition.  Tony Gambardella IV has also won several footbrake challenge races in it.  In 2004 the car was completely redone.  It was painted a combination of blue, white, silver with gray interior.  I compete in the weekly bracket program at Atco Raceway but my Dad still talks about turning the car into a complete super stocker one of these days.  
 My sister, Lindsay, is 19 and races our mom's '68 Camaro(below) in street eliminator at Atco.  She has won several rounds in the car and usually sits on the higher end of the points listing for street.
Casie Laspata
Name:  Rob Baxter  Hometown: Glace Bay/Mount Uniacke
Car number and class: Pro 88SS
Make /Year / Model / Colour: 1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Black - approx 3300lbs w/o driver.
Engine Specifications: 1977 350 2 bolt - stock rods - cast crank. O41 casting heads - planed - ported and polished - stock valves and soft seats. Mellings solid flat tappet cam. Edelbrock Scorpion intake and Holley 750DP. Mallory Hyfire and billet dist - MSD blaster SS coil.
Chassis Specifications: Stock front end. Home made TH350 with a redneck performance 9.5" 4000 stall. 12 bolt rear with spool and c-clip eliminators - 4.56 richmond pro gears. Solid w/solid bushing LCA's and edelbrock adjustable uppers. Comp engineering 3 ways all around.
Best ET / MPH: 11.96/111.95MPH
Home Track: Greenfield/Sydney
Personal Race Schedule: All ADRA events - any other's I can pay for!!
Name: Dave Smith    Hometown: Covehead, PE
Car number and class: 7579 PRO
Make /Year / Model / Colour: 1996 Mustang GT Black
Engine Specifications: 4.6L SOHC -only modification is K&N cold air kit -short belt, alternator and water pump
Chassis Specifications: 33 spline axles, Lakewood lowers, FMS uppers, 4:30 gears, BFG Drag Radials, 6pt cage
Best ET / MPH: 12.88 @104  Home Track: Raceway Park, PEI
Personal Race Schedule: -depends on how much my sponsor will allow me (sponsor is wife :)
Name: Harry Newman  Hometown: Mt. Pearl NFLD
Car number and class: 91 PRO
Make /Year / Model / Colour: 1986 Buick Somerset Red
Engine Specifications: 455 Olds turbo 400 trans
Chassis Specifications: tubular with 10 point roll cage, 9" ford 411 gears with spool 31 spline, ladder bar
Best ET / MPH: 11.47 @ 117 MPH      Home Track: Clarenville
Race Schedule: Pro winner 2000/2003 will make most of 2005 schedule
Name / Address:  Tom Forsyth - RR1 Thorburn N.S.
Home Track: mostly all of Cape Breton events
Class / Number: Pro 805    Best ET / MPH: 11.24/119mph
Year / Make / Model: 1970 Ford Mustang***
Cubic Inches / Litres / CC's (Specify): 429
Engine & Chassis Specs / Vehicle History: tube chassis ,4 speed jerico
trans ,lakewood clutch ,twin carb setup with two 700 holley carbs, car name is Tucker's Twister. ***Editor's note: This is not Tom's original Boss 429
"Twisted Hemi" car he raced years ago - that one is still home in his garage.
Name: Mike Swift   Hometown: Minto NB
Car number and class: SM1975
Make /Year / Model / Colour: 1996 Dodge Neon , Nitro-Yellow-Green
Engine Specifications: 2.0 4cyl N/A  ALL N2O No Boost
Atlantic Canada's Fastest/Quickest All Motor Neon.
2.4 Stock bottom end swap,NRGY Heads pro race package DOHC cyl. head w/oversized s/s valves ,teflon Valve seals,Titanium retainers,Crane sohc Valve springs,Crane #18 Drag Cams,AEM adj. Cam Gears, A/FX Race ECU,A/FX Long
Tube Header,Fast Fabrications Intake Manifold,60MM Throttle Body w/CAI, Ford
24lb injectors.  Transmission/Tires Centerforce Dual Friction Clutch ,Stock 355
open diff transmission with STOCK AXLES,23*8*15 M&H Racemaster Slicks with
 AR Wheels
 Best ET / MPH: 13.00@107  Home Track: Miramichi Dragway  
Personal Race Schedule: Full season in 2005
From our Inbox: Name: Stephen Strum  Hometown: Liverpool N.s.
Car number and class: Pro 2467
Make /Year / Model / : 1983 Trans Am
Turned 13.2’s @106mph last year…no slicks or posi either.  I run a 10.5 to 1 …   355 small block with a 490 hyd. lift Comp Cam with 1.6 roller rockers. The heads are Edelbrock  aluminum performer rpms  .The 400 hp is fed to a 3000 stall b&m  converter  into 3.73 gears. Future plans are a posi ,slicks and 12 second ETs.
Updated Sept 25/2006
12.85 sec. pass at Greenfield this weekend with a 106.5mph. (With the help of a new torsen posi ,slicks and open exhaust
Name: Erin Robertson  Hometown: Moncton N.B.
Car number and class: Pro 810
Make /Year / Model / Colour: 1988 Mustang LX notchback. bright orange.
Engine Specifications: stock fuel injected 5.0. NO POWER ADDERS. 170.000 kms.
Chassis Specifications: All stock. 355 gears.
Best ET / MPH: 13.51@101 mph with 181 60 ft  
Home Track: Miramichi
Name: Tony Leblanc   Hometown: Moncton N.B
Car number and class: PRO 810
Make /Year / Model / Colour: 1987 Mustang GT Cobra.Black
Engine Specifications: 347 c.i. 552hp 458ft lbs torque at flywheel built at R+D Performance. Truro N.S. NO POWER ADDERS.
Chassis Specifications: lowered 2 inchs. 90/10s on front. stock shocks out back.
373 gears in rearend.
Best ET / MPH: 10.95 @124mph with a 1.63 60ft
Home Track: Miramichi
Name: Scott Baker    Home Track: GreenField Raceway
Best ET / MPH: 13.8@98
Year / Make / Model: 1988 Ford Mustang
Cubic Inches / Litres / CC's (Specify): 302/5.0L

My son send you a photo of his Capri so I decided to send you one of my Camaro. The car it an 85 Camaro IROC the motor is a 350 TPI that is basically stock but it has under drive pulley’s, headers from a 92 camaro IROC, an a 3 inch flowmaster exhaust, the motor is from an 88 Firebird GTA the trans is a 700r, the car is also has a 2 inch lowering kit. I raced the car last summer in Cape Breton and it ran in the 14’s all day turning a best run of 14.1 at 98 MPH .
Doug Macleod