Canada Heads Up aligns with new X275 ruling AND goes digital……

As the 2020 racing season hangs in limbo, Canadian simulator giant VRX Simulator has partnered with iRacing to bring drag racing to the level of international play the likes of NASCAR and Sportscar/ Touring car and F1 have only seen. Rumors started months ago when promoters Donald Long, Jay Payso and Canad’s own Ian Hill discussed the potential of losing the 2020 drag racing season. “Once we agreed that RvW, Pro275, X275 and N/T28s were the 4 most popular classes in all of drag racing we contacted Iracing and begun plans to bring our brand of drag racing to the front!

In the mean time, having the top promoters in one chat session gave chance to discuss the long overdue rule changes that will help drive home the permanent stake of small tire racing as the leading wave of the drag racing events. With discussion leaning towards a 28″ tire revolution it was decided that “LDR would forever be dropped and in place X275 would see an increase in hp potential to try to allow the X275 to creep into the 4.1 zone” – said Canadian Promoter Ian Hill.

Canadian Radial tire racer Adam Basterache is the first known Canadian racer to step up to the updated X275 class rules. After he hurt his engine late last season at the Import vs the World event, Adam watched closely as the new rule set fell into place and is now ready for the new season with his twin turbo combination fresh from Canada Heads Up series supporter Bulls Eye Power Turbochargers and as such will have free entry into all of our Friday test Sessions this season! Adam is also considering running Maxima Racing Oil provided by RM Racing Lubricants so once the local EZ Street rules are updated to align to the newest changes of X275 he looks forward to his plans of going for the EZ Street Championship in 2020 and taking the bonus Champions payouts that RM has posted for the class! All this with  the added bonus of $1000 for the quickest ET in EZ Street provided by Rob Zarcone and Nick Agostino, Adam has his sights set on a big win at the year end banquet!!!

“the 2020 season may well be delayed, or even cancelled all together, but with the plans of IRacing to include the small tire class racing we love, we will all have something to look forward to whether by adding a simulator to our basement entertainment area or watching the weekly feed” – Ian Hill Canada Heads Up Director.

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IHRP hopes to finishes off Golf Cart raffle at Motorama 2020 this weekend!

Motorama 2020 is finally upon us! Come check out our booth #1318 in the back end of Hall 1 (in the same spot we were last year!). We will have some serious horsepower on display this year showing off a wide spectrum of what our focus is on this year! Representation this year with include – Super Street, EZ Street, Bikes, Street275, Limited28s and Jr Dragster classes! 


We will also be promoting a couple of our fund raisers at this event. We are raffeling off an EZ GO custom golf cart (customized by RCR Performance Golf Catrs), only 210 tickets are being sold and the ticket sales can be tracked on our Facebook pages. We will also be kicking off our Miller Welding Equipment  tig welder draw this weekend. Information will be available at our booth! Or check it out on our site GOLF CART!

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Ian Hill Racing Productions adds some new “stick-um” to the mix…..

Mar 4, 2020 from the asphalt glue department of the super secret hide out of the OGW

Ian Hill Racing Productions (IHRP) is proud to welcome Mike Vanni to our racing Team. Mike will be continuing with his on track knowledge and continuing to bring his best track-traction efforts to the table during all of our Canada Heads Up and OGW race weekends.

“When we saw that Mike’s previous employer couldnt put a deal together for him for 2020 we took notice. We touched based with Mike at that point and hoped he would end up applying the skills he developed in 2020 to our facility of choice for 2020 – St. Thomas Dragway (STT). We are excited to bring Mike onto our team for 2020 and hope that the combination of having Mike as the lead Prep guru on track, the new racing surface and concrete barriers at STT come together to prove once again, IHRP’s focus is on building the greatest racing weekends for our customers… you, the racer!” – Ian Hill

We look forward to seeing everyone in a week at the Motorama Car Show – please note our Drivers Meeting is at 2pm on Saturday, March 14th!

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Ian Hill Racing Productions (IHRP) to display at Motorama 2020

February 25, 2020 from the car wash area of the OGW super secret hide out


Ian Hill Racing Productions (IHRP) will once again be headlining a display at the Motorama Custom Car and Motorsport Expo this year! The Ontario Grudge Wars and Canada heads Up – Street Car Shootout Series will be well represented with a number of cars on display as well a schedule information and swag available at the booth in the Center Hall (same location as 2019). 

Our annual drivers meeting will be held at the show @ 2pm Saturday afternoon just before the Drag Race Night of Champions hits the stage where a number of our champions will be receiving their Champions recognition!


We look forward to see you all there, keep an eye on our FB pages for updates as we get closer to the date!

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PSP Paul Silva Performance signs as returning marketing partner for 2020

February 5, 2020

We are proud to announce the return of supporting sponsor PSP Paul Silva Performance to our roster for 2020. PSP Paul Silva Performance has become a staple at our events with the entourage of customer’s race cars and their bold black and yellow t-shirt design!

PSP Paul Silva Performance specializes in Mustang high performance repair and upgrades. From mild to wild, from street to full out race PSP has the knowledge to make your ideas and designs come to life! PSP shop owner Paul Silva can be found right at the starting line most weekends of the summer as he ensures all of his customer and family based race team is lined up properly and has the knowledge required to make safe passes down the strip!

PSP Paul Silva Performance has a rich history within the street car drag racing scene of Ontario which includes attendance at early OCSA (Ontario Street Car Association) events, Drag Syndicate events, PTRA East vs West and ofcourse our own Canada Heads UP and Smackdown events!

Next time you are in Scarborough drop in and check out what PSP Paul Silva Perfomance can do for you!

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January 27, 2020 – From the whistle shop at the super secret hideout of the OGW!

In what has turned in an amazing day following our weekend’s points series banquet – leading the news releases is IHRP announcement that Bullseye Power Turbochargers are once again on board in a big way!

This year ANY entry powered by Bullseye Turbos receive free entry into any and all Friday test sessions that we book before our weekend events, including the RPM Magazine Smackdown4 powered by Maxima Racing Oil!

“Depending on how popular our test sessions become this could lead to about $400 of saving for those of our racers that would be attending the test sessions.” – Ian Hill, Series promoter. “We are very fortunate to have such great marketing partners, this being year two of our partnership Wild Bill took me aside and said he’d love to give back to the customers that support his business while also supporting the series! What an amazing idea to partner up and present the Bullseye Power Turbocharger Test Sessions for 2020!

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Quebec Grudge Wars and Ontario Grudge Wars gather forces to bring Nitrous to the front…

January 2, 2020 – from the dirty south end of the parking lot at the super secret location of OGW.

This just in… No Clock Small Block is coming to Canada!

Quebec Grudge Wars and Ontario Grudge Wars have always maintained a similar rule set between each other and this time is no different. With the ever growing popularity of the Limited28s class and the low ets it continuously sees we realized the separation of the combos needs a fix! The combo that seems to be being left in the et department is the Small Block Nitrous combo. So to fill the gap between the Street Class and the 235Outlaws class we felt the Nitrous Small Block combo was a good place to start!



“Once Lights Out Promoter Donald Duck Long announced the rule set for his 11th running of the popular event at South Georgia Motorsports Park we checked his rules out and realised they fit what we are all about – simple, easy to tech and basic! Steve (QGW) and I am very excited to see where this exciting class leads us and what support we get from the racers” – IHRP front man Ian Hill. 

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Dragstar Racing Components to award ISP pour in seat for 2020

Dec 24, 2019

From the adult toy manufacturing facility, North of ummm… Port Colborne!


We are very excited to announce the addition of our newest Marketing partner for 2020! Dragstar Racing Components will be awarding a custom ISP Pour In Seat for the racer that ends up with the most points 2020 total! All Super Street and EZ Street 2020 points members are eligible as long as they have joined our points program before March 15, 2020. Marc of Dragstar has done seats for many quick door cars including Frankie Taylor, Nick Agostino, Josh Klugger and Ian Hill. Marc’s Pour In Seats offer crash and fire protection as well offer comfort like no other seat on the market as they are form fit to your body!


We are humbled that Dragstar has stepped up in such an awesome way to support our racers and our series! Marc has come up with a great prize and a way to give it out that truely supports our push for membership! How it works is this…. sign up for EZ STreet or Super Street on or before Motorama 2020 and you are eligible. Then between the 2 classes whom ever tallies the most Championship points overall, will be awarded with the prize! 

follow on IG @dragstarmarc or call directly to get a quote to have your own Pour In Seat done soon! 519-897-2422


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IHRP releases 2020 schedule

December 17, 2019

From the printing press at the super-secret hideout of IHRP head quarters


Ian Hill Racing Productions (IHRP) is pleased to release our 2020 race schedule. The 7-race schedule will see the Heads Up Street Car Shootout Series – powered by Maxima Racing Oil and the RPM Magazine Smackdown4 races being held at St. Thomas Raceway Park will Unfinished Business returns to NYIRP – Lancaster Dragway in NY. We are still in negotiations for a couple of other events we look forward to hosting/ co-hosting in 2020 as well we look forward to attending Quebec Grudge Wars’ June 2020 Small Tire Shootout.

Heads Up – Street Car Shootout Series – powered by Maxima Racing Oil continues from our inaugural 2019 season. The same classes will be run with a few extras added in! The series will see a continuation of a similar points structure and record-breaking performance recording for Super Street, EZ Street, 235 Outlaws, Street Bikes and Street275. 8.80 Extreme bikes will also chase points for the 2020 season as they continue being part of the Pro Category section of the Schedule. The weekend will be capped of with 2 Dial-in car classes, Bikes and Sleds and Jr. Dragster racing.

New for 2020 – we are considering adding the sportsman classes to our points structure; we’ve loads of requests to add a No Time class to our schedule; we are considering adding exhibition classes to a couple of our events.

On the schedule side of things, our focus is to try to secure bigger payouts and draw more entries. So the only way to schedule it properly is to set our goals on having 2 day/ 1 race weekends for all classes! This will ensure that all classes can get finished, payouts made, and awards handed out at each weekend – barring weather!

RPM Magazine Smackdown4 – As always, this event will feature everything for the No Time heads up doorslammer enthusiast as well bring the best of sportsman racing under one roof! Classes at the event will include: Outlaw Extreme, Limited 28s, 235 Outlaws, Street Bike, Street275, Real Street, 8.80 Extreme Bikes, 3 dial-in classes for Autos and Bikes/ Sleds and Jr Dragster racing. 2020 will see the return of CANADA’S FASTEST STREET CAR SHOOTOUT – a we search to find the quickest 1/8mile street car in Canada! Also new and exciting will be the addition of Sunday’s No Clock Small Block Shootout! The schedule for this event will look like previous years with some slight differences. Friday testing will be followed with the regular Friday night TNT. Saturday will feature the complete No Time Heads Up event from start to finish, which the Sportsman classes will begin on Saturday and Sunday, ensuring all classes will be completed and get their proper payouts and awards!


Unfinished Business returns to NYIRP – Lancaster Dragway in August! Get ready for a great weekend of camping and racing as we strive to bring you a show that will top our efforts of 2019. All the same classes with a few surprises we have in store should keep everyone excited as we make press releases over the next few months!


The Fall Small Tire Shootout returns to Sparta… where it all started 8 years ago! 3 classes of No Time heads up racing will fill the day – Big Tire, Small Tire and real Street.

“With GBM Management’s announcement that they will be breaking ground on the STRP re-surface and concrete barrier project early May 2020, we couldnt be more excited to bring heads up class racing back to one of the pioneering facilities of Pro racing in Canada!” – Ian Hill


2020 is looking great, we can’t wait to get back to STRP and NYIRP and hope you will join us! In the meantime, keep watching for more updates as we have them, including our presence at the 2020 Motorama Car Show!

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Maxima Racing Oil joins the Street Car scene in Ontario for 2020

December 16, 2020

From the Convention Center at our super secret vacation property in Indy…

Hot off the press! We are so proud to announce our new partnership between Ian Hill Racing Productions – Heads Up Street Car Shootout Series and Maxima Racing Oil. The 2020 series will be promoted as “powered by Maxima!” Along with logo presence thorough out the series, Maxima Racing Oil will be represented at each of the races on the IHRP upcoming season schedule with product info and product display vendor style tent, which will be located beside the registration booth throughout 2020. Master distributer Richard Matthie of RM Racing Lubricants will be on hand at each of the races to answer any of your Maxima related questions.

Maxima Racing Oil has a rich history in 2-wheel motorsports and has begun their focus on the Auto related motorsports and we are very excited they have chosen our brand of drag racing to partner with to help get the word out on their great products. Maxima has a complete line of racing lubricants: many grades of Synthetic and Mineral engine oils, transmission fluids, Brake fluid, gear oil and more. They also offer a line of cleaners and aerosol lubricants. Check out there complete catalog on line and sign up to their newsletter for great info and deals.

“Securing the deal to bring another great marketing partner like Maxima Racing Oil to the series, shows the strength and following we have behind, beside and in front of us! Continuing the Heads Up Series through 2019 from its beginnings in the Street Car based events was an awesome experience; one we could not have done with out the help of our racers and local supporters. Moving into 2020 we hope to maintain the partners we’d gained in 2019 and create an amazing 2020, making 2020 yet another step in the staircase we are creating. I’d like to thank David Small for the initial introduction to RM Racing Lubricants Richard Matthie, as well spotlight the quickly made friendship and marketing partnership with Rich.” – Ian Hill

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