Conestoga news

June 5, 2007 9:35 AM

Conestoga Day at St. Thomas Dragway

Saturday May 12th was Conestoga Day at St. Thomas Dragway. Fifteen cars competed and approximately 30 membersSt.Thomas Dragway 2007 of the Conestoga family attended (students, family, and friends) including 5 faculty members. Everyone agreed it was a great day of fun, learning and competition!

Conestoga College Faculty members, Tom Hood and Jim Palmer did a run-off with the College Mustang and Automotive Service Faculty member Jim Palmer was crowned " King of the Track" while Tom Hood broke out by .008 seconds.

The track owner, Dave Mathers and his wife Linda as well as all the officials made the students and fans feel welcome. They were impressed by the students' behaviour and abilities and they are looking forward to having us back again next year.


1st place finish
Tom Hood 89 Mustang
2nd place finish
Ryan Veres-Erci 92 Sentra
3rd place finish
Derek Clegg 07 Cobalt
Best Reaction Time
Ryan Veres-Erci .06 seconds
Other prize winners
Paul Bailey 97 Paseo
  Chris Gidden
95 Grand Marquis

On behalf of Conestoga College we would like to thank Dave and Linda Mathers of St. Thomas Dragway for sponsoring the event and helping us promote a safe environment for drag racing for our students. Many thanks also to Guelph Auto Parts for donating prizes for the competitors.