ORILLIA, ONTARIO (March 15, 2011) - Melanie Simmons and her Toyrific Racing Top Dragster team from Orillia, Ontario, debuted her new Mike Bos Chassis Craft built dragster this past weekend at the Performance World Custom Car Show.
Simmons and her team showed off the new dragster in fine fashion, winning five prestigious awards including, Salute to Drag Racing- Best Dragster in Show, Salute to Drag Racing - Best Drag Car in Show, Best Engine in a Competition Car, Most Outstanding Competition Car, and Class Champion.
“It’s been a lot of hard work the last couple of months for my team but this weekend made it all pay off,” said Simmons. “We had an overwhelming amount of guests stop by our display and they all were impressed with the new car. I have to thank all of my sponsors for their support along with my Dad Roger. He is the heartbeat behind this whole deal. His countless hours and dedication out in the shop are what make this happen for me. Now I just can’t wait to get it out on the race track.”
The Toyrific Racing team will once again compete in the Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts which runs in conjunction with the Pro Modified Racing Association. “The Quick 32 Sportsman Series is the perfect series for us to compete in,” noted Roger Simmons. “There are a large number of entries in both Top Sportsman and Top Dragster classes which makes it very competitive. The field gets quicker and faster each year so it raises the bar of competition. It makes all of us better racers. I’m excited for Melanie to get some laps under her belt in the new car so we can remain a competitive force at the track.”
Melanie would like to thank all of her loyal sponsors which include: Delta Faucet, Jackson Transportation Systems, Barrie Harley Davidson, RS Performance Auto Service, Engine Research & Development (ERD), Auto Sense, Auto Logic, Castrol, NGK Spark Plugs, Extreme Collision Centre, G-Force Race Cars Inc. and Resolution Racing Services.
About the Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts:
Early in 2009 the Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts, Quick 32 Sportsman Series
, was instituted as an alternative for high-horsepower Sportsman-class teams to compete on a regular basis, and will begin its third season in 2011.
The Quick 32 Sportsman Series will compete at Toronto Motorsports Park in Cayuga, Ontario and the Grand Bend Motorplex in Grand Bend, Ontario this year.
The Series is comprised of 32-car qualified fields of the 16 quickest open wheeled cars (Top Dragster) and the 16 quickest door cars (Top Sportsman), and presents the best in ET-style, dial-in drag racing, competing on a Sportsman ladder. After eliminations in both classes, the final Top Dragster entry and the final Top Sportsman entry pair off to determine the event Champion.
Competitors in this exciting Series must comply with the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Safety rules and regulations, with a maximum dial-in of 7.95 seconds for the quarter-mile.
The Series provides $3000 to win for each event and $5000 for the annual Championship Point Award Series Champion, payouts very popular with competitors and will provide large fields of race cars.
The Quick 32 Sportsman Series is committed in providing a professional atmosphere for its teams. It also provides solid media and logistic support, ensuring itself as one of the most popular drag race series running Top Sportsman and Top Dragster race cars.