Some Final Justice
After coming close in previous seasons, Western Canadianbased Pacemaker Hodgson/Papernick Racing broke through late last season to win the highly prestigious AA/FC World Championship points title for NHRA’s Hot Rod Heritage drag racing series. Racing their rather revolutionary Victory Race Cars-built 1969 Camaro, driver Ryan Hodgson earned the distinction of being the first driver from Canada to secure that coveted title. Ryan’s title highlighted a very impressive
1-2-3 finish in the final season points by
Chevy Camaro racers, with Jason Rupert and Bobby Cottrell finishing Second and Third, respectively. Hodgson was quite dominant during the season, winning multiple times, including the season’s marquee and iconic March Meet held at Famoso Auto Club Raceway in Bakersfield, California. The championship run highlighted the tuning prowess of Bob Papernick and Jim Basko as well as the valued dedication of team sponsors Ron Hodgson Chevrolet - Buick - GMC, Castrol Canada, Oceanus Resources, Ace Manufacturing, Yeti Snow MX, DJ Safety, and Napa Auto Parts.