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The latest update as of September 2, 2003

Mission Pro Mod race report

Hot out of the old inbox comes this report on the weekend's feature racing at Mission Raceway Park. Text and pictures courtesty of our good friend, Gerry Frechette.

Kerunsky Runs the Table at Mission Pro Mod Race

Glen Kerunsky did it all at Mission Raceway Park on Sunday, winning both the feature Pro Modified race, and the West Coast Pro Mod Association Championship for 2003.

It was a hard-fought battle, though, with both American John Scialpi and fellow Calgarian Rick DiStefano being in the same performance range, and as it turned out, they were the two drivers Kerunsky had to beat in the semi-final and final rounds respectively, which he accomplished by setting the track and association records for elapsed time and speed, 6.26 seconds at 227.73 mph for the quarter-mile.

Local drivers were well-represented at Mission, with Trevor Lowe of Harrison being the only one to qualify for Pro Mod eliminations on Sunday, while Glen May of Richmond and Jay Syvertsen of Surrey did not qualify but came back to run for the fans on Sunday.

In the main support classes of the weekend, the winners both hailed from the Lower Mainland. Top Comp was taken by Cory Thompson of Abbotsford, while Maple Ridge’s Rob Charlton won in Canada West Doorslammer.

The weekend also featured action in the Canadian Pro Street Association for street-legal cars, and while several local drivers qualified in the fastest Pro Street category, none made the final, which Brian Lane from Washington won. Other CPSA classes were won by Ron Crookshanks of Abbotsford, Dale Pedersen of Dawson Creek, Steve Rommel of Campbell River, Jason Gibson, and Jody Bowley.

Rick DiStefano (near lane) 
vs. Glen Kerunsky (far lane) in the final round

Calgary's Rick Distefano (near lane) shuts off early with a 6.93 - 138.86, to lose to fellow Albetan Glen Kerunsky's 6.58 - 208.52 mph pass

My apologies for not finishing the Muldowney story (started Saturday) or getting anything posted on the sorry state of motorsport sponsorship (started Sunday), but we'll start filling in some of those blanks later this evening. Then we've got to finish some work on the Carquest Nationals (Seattle - late July) and wrap up the Lordco Summer Nationals (Mission - late August) before we get going on anything else new.

Especially the Drag Babes, which (including thumbnails) now number nearly 5000 and growing. All the time. Every day. In every way. Where was I? Later....

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