Posts on Apr 2022

Azevedo Racing joins growing list of supporters for Ontario’s Top Heads Up racing program

April 21, 2022

Mark Azevedo and his family racing Team have stepped up and added to the amazing support that Canada Heads Up – Shootout Series presented by Speedwire Systems, Maxima Racing Oil and Nash Competition Engines has seen this year from within its own racing community! 

As the series continues to grow and evolve the number of entries continues to grow and with it classes are added and the number of awards handed out per race – big cheques, record certificates and year end championship awards continue to grow. Associate Sponsorship is so very important to maintaining what do and we can thank the Azevedo Family for their continued support of attending our events and now also standing behind us with sponsorship support!

Mark’s 68 Chevelle EZ Street entry has been a staple of the EZ Streets class for many years and is a true fierce competitor. The Azevedo Family’s Chevelle is powered by a Big Block Single Stage Nitrous powered Chev engine! 

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Priority Collision returns to support the CHU Jr Dragster program

April 5, 2022

We welcome back Priority Collision as a major supporting company behind our Free to Enter Jr Dragster program. Jason Gallant of Priority Collision has backed our series for many seasons and in 2021 we moved to free entry for the Juniors, and we are happy to announce that we are headed in that direction again! 


Priority Collision is the Welland area’s leading collision repair center as well as most know is the home of Gallant Customs… the place to go for your hot rod or custom auto and bike paint work! Jason is a regular CHU Street275 competitor giving the series champ a good run for him money, ending with a second place finish while enduring missing one event in 2021. Jr Dragster racer and part of the Gallant family – Cole Ferri, CHU’s 2021 Jr Champion plans his 2022 return in a new scale digger!

The Jr Dragster program is supported by a series of shops, but we are proud to thank Priority Collision for their part in supporting the 2022 Jr Dragster season!

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NHRA adopts new 85″ over hang rules

In a surprise move NHRA has announced its intentions of adding to the front end overhang allowance in the Pro Category classes for the balance of 2022 and beyond. Speculation is that the NHRA wishes to continue to separate itself from the likes of other sub par Associations and Promoters like Donald Long that recently made the move to limit the amount of over hang allowed on entries in his wildly popular Pro 275 radial tire class. Some racers have already found it easier to go back to outlaw body part manufacturers and get them to extend the noses on their outlawed bodies rather than trying to design the new shorter nose that will be required before the fall radial races hit the calendar. 

New for 2022, the NHRA will now be allowing 85″ of over hang in the following classes – Pro Mod, Pro Stock and the new Factory Stock Eliminator. ” we saw an opening where there was ton of pissed off racers and body manufacturers, we were down in Pro Mod entries, so it just made sense”, – NHRA  staff member that wouldnt be named. Staff within the NHRA organization would not say whether they intend to allow  Pecker Extenders to run the same length, however they did agree that adding length to the nose would help their fan base separate class cars apart from NHRA base entries and other Outlaw event entries and were keen to add that those that utilize the new rule at the next race would mostly be the new Big Dick!

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John Stornelli Racing adds support for 2022 season

March 29, 2022

As the race season approaches the excitement surrounding the Canada Heads Up series continues to soar – and with it we would like to welcome and thank the John Stornelli Racing Team for supporting the series. 


John has been a dominating force in the 5.50 index class the last couple of seasons and he is ready as ever for the warmer weather and sticky track surface to get here quickly! 

John and Team can be found regualrly at the CHU events with the Team’s 3rd gen Camaro, which rumor has it, may just be dialed back a little bit to hit the 5.50 index!!!!

The racers, fans and BoD thanks you John Stornelli Racing!

The Canada Heads Up – Shootout Series presented by Speedwire Systems, Maxima Racing Oil and Nash Competition Engines is set to take the stage at Motorama Custom Car April 29-May 1 with a large scale booth at the back of Hall 1. Come join us Saturday afternoon/ evening as we celebrate our champions at the Motorama Drag Night of Champions!

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