BEND, ONTARIO (August 14, 2012)
- We had a great weekend. I'm still excited about it.
has reason to be excited. The Buffalo, New York racer won the Top Sportsman
race in the Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts event at the
recent Stratford Spectacular Hot August Nationals at the Grand Bend Motorplex.
Driving his NOCO Motorsports 2002 Pontiac Firebird with a
nitrous-assisted 665-cubic inch Jan-Cen Racing engine, Flanigan qualified ninth
in the 16-car field and ran through the ladder to win the race, his first in
Quick 32 Sportsman series competition.
out the ignition box, Flanigan noted after his win, and the NOCO Motorsports
car came to life. I've never gone 195 mph. That was a career best for me.
posted a 7.13 at 194.93 mph in round one to defeat number one qualifier Kevin
Wicke of Stratford, Ontario. He then eliminated Gerry Hishon of Sebringville,
Ontario with his 1941 Willys in round two, took out Paul Martin of Breslau,
Ontario with his 1957 Chevy in round three, and met up with Dan Aitken Jr of
Belle River, Ontario in the final.
a small jump on Aitken, who qualified number 10 in his 1995 Mustang, and took
the race with a 7.220 at 193.79 mph over Aitken's 7.271, 162.36 mph.
race, Flanigan thanked his sponsorship and crew for their part in the victory.
I have to
thank my sponsor NOCO Energy Corp. for its involvement, he said. They have been
with us all the way.
I also have to thank the crew for their efforts as well,
he continued. Sam Christian as crew chief, and Jim Flanigan, John Fletcher,
Mary Lisa, Molly and Audrey Flanigan for their help.
noted he was impressed with the other Quick 32 Sportsman Series racers at the
Grand Bend event, and the encouragement he received from them.
This is a
really special group, he said. I'm glad to be part of it.