Top N. American dragsters set to ignite Grand Bend track


The Big Dog is hoping to bark again.

Carl Spiering, who makes his home in Jordan Station, will make his Canadian drag racing debut this weekend at the 7th Annual MOPAR Canadian Nationals. The third event in the 2006 International Hot Rod Association’s eMax Drag Racing Series will be held June 2-4 at the Grand Bend (Ontario) Motorplex. The Canadian Nationals championship eliminations run Sunday.

The 41-year-old Spiering, nicknamed The Big Dog, will make his debut in his new Carl Spiering Motorsports Eaton Electrical Pro Modified Supercharged 1967 Chevy Camaro. Spiering crashed his Chevrolet Corvette at the first race of the year in the quarterfinals at the Texas Nationals at San Antonio Raceway on March 26 in Texas. He was taken to hospital after the incident and released the same night with broken ribs, bumps, and bruises. The Camaro with its 526 cubic inch hemi that puts out 2,300 horses, replaced the Vette.

The weekend of racing will feature some of North America’s top dragsters, including Clay Millican, five-time defending Torco Racing Fuels Pro Nitro Top Fuel World Champion.

Since 2000 when Millican won his first professional Ironman event at Grand Bend, he has won 44 national events.
The weekend will also include a live concert, the Nitro Jam, featuring Blue Rodeo.

More information of the MOPAR Canadian Nationals is available at www.ihra.com