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+++Update Dec 4 / 04 . After parting with his 56 Chevy(our very first Readers Ride) Dave Fowler now has a 1980 Monza Spyder  Pro/Street With a 355 Ci.@ 529hp.Turbo 350 with a 4500 stall tci.converter,12 bolt Chevy rear end with Bear axels & 488 gears,& a 10 point roll cage with full interior.
Gerry Clow's "Aggravation" D/SA Cobra Jet Mustang   G.Clow photo
Gerry is our resident Stock / Super Stock information / photo source
and the first "NHRA / IHRA Class Car" to grace this page  

Doug Wrathall's Super / Pro 1968 Camaro
Doug has been stepping up his program for the past season -
He is now well into the nines.
Robert and Kevin Burke's Super / Pro 1969 Camaro George White photo
Car number and class: Super Pro #769
Make /Year / Model / Colour: 1969 Z28 Blue Camaro
Engine Specifications: 517 c.u. 990 Steel Heads Chassis Specifications:
Best ET / MPH: 9.40 s @ 144 mph Home Track: Cape Breton Dragway
Name: Dennis Harrietha   Hometown: Mill-Creek Nova Scotia
Car number and class: 582 Super Pro
Make /Year / Model / Colour: 1993 Under Cover Chasis
Rear Engine Dragster
Rainbow Metalic
Engine Specifications: 582 Scott Shafiroff Pro Series
Dragster Engine.1006 Horsepower.
Chassis Specifications: 225 Inch rear engine dragster.
CBDRA Treasurer Tom Aucoin's Super / Pro Camaro George White photo
Tom was beating on the 9 second door all last season with many
passes in the 10.0's - A little mid-winter tweaking should get this
383 cube small block solidly in the nines. Editor's Note: See
"Milestones" page for a 2002 season update.
Kevin and Charlene MacLeod's Super / Pro 1969 Camaro George White photo
This Armstrong prepared big block runs high 10's on the strip and
is still street driven.
Name: Dave Anthony Hometown: Mt. Pearl, Newfoundland
Car number and class: TD/2208 S/Pro
Make /Year / Model: 2005 Dan Page 245 Dragster
Motor - 572 chev, methanol injected
Trans 2 speed ATI Powerglide
Best et 7.171 Miramichi NB
Best mph 187.60 Sydney NS
Best 60 1.054 Clarenville NL
Owner/Crew Dave & Neta Anthony
Name: Shaun Hillier Hometown: Glace Bay
Car number and class: Pro 137
 Make /Year / Model / Colour: Black 1989 Camaro Iroc
 Engine Specifications: 1991 350 4 bolt bored .30 with TRW forged 9.5-1 pistons. Heads are World Products S/R. The cam is a Comp Cams .500 .510 dual pattern and Comp Cams Pro Magnum roller rockers. The induction is a mostly stock including the computer except for the Edelbrock runners. Comp Cams 1.52 Pro Magnum Rockers, MSD 6AL Blaster 3 coil, MSD 8MM wires, Hedman shorty headers and Custom made tubular torque arm. Transmission is a turbo 350 with a stage 3 shift kit and a MacKay's 3500 stall converter. Rear end is 9 inch Ford with Summit Racing 3.50 gears, traction lock posi and Bear's 28 spline Pro Street axle.
Chassis Specifications: The car has Energy Suspension Polyurehane bushings in front and back, Chassis Engineering Rear control arms and Chassis Engineering sub-frame connectors.
 **Best ET: 11.68 at 115 with a little NOS
 Home Track: Sydney Airport (Cape Breton Dragway)
 Personal Race Schedule: As many home races as possible
**Updated  9/9/04
David George's 1968 Camaro 454 cid - Dave had a taste of the
Street Class semifinal rounds in 2001 and will be back this year with a
stronger engine and will move up a notch to the Pro class   D.George photo

 Bernie Murphy's 1968 CAMARO Super / Pro # 111
Special thanks to Bernie for appearing in our February Racer Profile and
especially for being a reader since day one.  -- Editor  ---
George White photo
Donnie Gillis - 1967 Nova Super Sport. Runs in Super / Pro class.
  Donnie's Nova has a SBC 377 engine that puts out 565HP & 436 ft.lbs of torque. 6000  rpm converter powerglide transmisson with 4.88
gears.  Runs  10.0s @ 132mph.This will be his 6th season with the car .
Berny Corscadden - 1956 Chevy - S/Pro # 1331  Updated Nov 17 2003
Kind of a mixed bag this year. The car has turned into a textbook case of "Be careful what you wish for, You may get it!" The new 555" was built for torque output, not big HP numbers, and it does make torque!!! Enough to bust a bulletproof differential, flywheels, starters, & anything else unfortunate enough to be in it's way from time to time. The good news is that I think that we've pretty much uncovered all of the drivetrain's weak spots and fixed 'em.  Performance numbers for the car this year were pretty good nonetheless, with a best ET of 9.41 sec @ 141 & change off the throttle stop, and 10.91 @ 139 mph while on the the stop. I'm think that I'm going to take Billy Sheppard's advice & leave the car alone for a change next year, with only a few minor changes planned, including a new set of valve springs & some 1.8 rockers, as well as possibly an alcohol setup to allow it to go more rounds comfortably. Top photo was taken at the IHRA North American Nationals earlier in the season, below at Sydney shortly after it was painted.
Name: Michael Whynot     NSDRA Member   Home Track:Greenfield
Class / Number: Super Pro 69  Best ET / MPH: 9.81 @ 138
Year / Make / Model:1969 Camaro   357 CI - 675 HP
Engine & Chassis Specs / Vehicle History: Michael Whynot''s 1969 Camaro is powered by a 355 cubic inch small block. The engine makes approximately 680 plushorsepower and has taken the car to a best ET of 9.81 at 138 mph. It has a 12 bolt rear end and coil over shocks with ladder bar setup,along with all fiberglass body panels.  Michael has owned the car for 12 years now and has always been driven to win. With a single season at PEI raceway he won all 3 of the $2000 races with doubles on 2 of those weekends. He has won the points at Maitland once and finished 2nd two other times. At Maitland he was the only person to ever win the Race of Champions 2 times. In 1999 he finished second in the Maritime points with the engine expiring on the last race day and not being able to run. He is currently racing mostly at Greenfield Raceway.
George White photo
Alan Cantwell's Big block Chevy powered 1981 Pontiac LeMans.
Engine Specifications: 454 12.5 Compression, Oval Port Heads, .561 Comp Cam, Edelbrock rpm intake, 850 Holley, Turbo 400 / 4500 Stall
Chassis Specifications: Ladder Bar Rear Suspension, Stock Front Suspension, Ford 9 inch, 4.11 gears,Strange Axles and Spool,15x10 & 15x3.5 Draglites. Every season this car just keeps getting stronger.
Darryl Gallagher Photo
Hi Don - Thought maybe a couple of pics of bikes was in order. Just
a couple of pics of my new bike (ran 8.51 ET at end of year with
baby motor no nitrous) And I'm no lite weight 230lbs. with no leathers
etc. The Fox is riding my old bike should see him and Rev. Jimi
Jones both on Suzukis run low nines to high eights, no pressure
Kawieman ( James that is). Might visit your fair track with the Missus
this year (no bike) just me. See what happens next year, big block
with juice (right Bernie)!  It's good to see lots of bikes and sleds
being raced again.       Dave Lind
Darryl Gallagher Photo
Great site, just wanted to send some info/pic of my bike.
It's a 1983 Suzuki Katana dragbike that i've been runnin for over 10
years now, mostly here at home on the Island (PEI that is). It's
presently at 1328cc and just recently (April28) ran it's best ET
to date in Epping N.H. at 8.81 sec at 148mph.
Our plans for this year are to make to Sydney for 2 events, probably
the June race and th ADRA points meet in August. Can't wait, it'll
be the first time running down there.  Steven Campbell
George White photo
Name: Mario Van Wiechen Hometown: Charlottetown
Car number and class: C152 - Super Pro
Make /Year / Model / Colour: 1979 Ford Fairmont Futura
Engine Specifications: Ford 428, Edelbrock heads, 9.5 compression, pump gas.
Reed roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, Holley 950 HP carb, homemade roller rockers
Chassis Specifications: 14-32 MT's on Weld Alumastars, 9 inch 4.56, C-4 tranny with ATI 9 inch converter, 4 link with Strange adjustable shocks all round, front converted to tube crossmember and control arms. Front struts converted to coilover.
Best ET / MPH: 10.32 @ 132     Home Track: Raceway Park
Personal Race Schedule: All ADRA races and every weekend I can get to any track. Have never been at a dragstrip I did not like.
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Hi Guys: This is a great site eh?  Since Dave started the trend, I thought
I'd send a pic. too.  It's a 2000 GSX1300R Suzuki Hayabusa.  The bike
is stone cold stock.  The best time so far is a 9.91 at 141 mph with the
front end strapped, no bar, no slick.  Only new mod. for this year is a
proper tie down strap from Schnitz Racing.  I live in Cape North, Cape
Breton, right at the top of the Island.  It's a little more than a 2
hour drive to Sydney Dragway, but seems like my backyard in comparison
to driving to the old Maitland track or making the trip to Osyster Bed
in P.E.I.  I've been racing since 1995 and have never missed a race on
Cape Breton, but I may have to miss the last race this season because my
brother in-law, Lyndon Williams screwed up and scheduled his wedding
that weekend.  Think you can get Angie to change the date Lyndon?  Good to see more bikes showing up all the time.
 Safe Racing Guys.  Bruce Courtney
Wed July 10 - Moved from Readers Section
From Wayne Murray - Some photos and information on the new racecar
he put together over the winter and debuted at the Raceway Park
season opener in PEI over the Victoria Day weekend.
 The Camaro has a turbo 350 and 2800 TCS convertor, 10 bolt GM rear w / mini spool and 4:10 gears.
A body job, a fresh coat of paint, a scoop, and wheels and tires later:
Wayne purchased this very rough 1980 Camaro in October of 2001 for only $150. Then he proceeded to totally gut the car to install the ladder bar backhalf complete with aluminum wheel tubs and Competition Engineering adjustable coilovers.

 Next came a lightweight racing bucket and aluminum interior and all glass replaced with Lexan. Engine (out of his 1980 Firebird from last season) is a .060 over 350 Chevy - 10.5 to 1 compression and a set of casting # 292 head with a mild port and polish job, stainless valves and Comp Cams double springs, Comp Cams 286 cam (.490 lift - 236 deg. @ .050 duration) - Comp Cams Magnum roller tip rockers and chromemoly pushrods..........
ABOVE: The finished product. First time out this year at the Raceway
Park PEI season opener this fairly mild engine combo pushed the 2700 lb Camaro to 12.17 @ 110.82 with a serious lack of traction.