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Ken Perry’s P.S.I. Racing Team has emerged as the most serious player on Canada’s NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster racing scene. They hit the track for the first time during the 2000 racing season. Ken began his racing career in a Super Comp dragster back in 1995. Immaculately prepared, the Super Comp car won several best appearing and best engineered awards. The Top alcohol Dragster proved to be no different, winning awards at Performance World in Toronto in 1999. The team’s dragster was originally purchased in late 1998 and then completely rebuilt to Ken’s meticulous specifications. The state-of-the-art 280” Brad Hadman chassis was hand polished, and bolted to it was a powerful 464 CID Fontana engine. The team employs a PSI supercharger, Crowe clutch, Lenco transmission, Chrisman rear end and Hansen wing. Data collection from a RacePak computer monitors the set up.
In 2002 the team won their first career Divisional Points race when they prevailed at Indianapolis Raceway Park in July. They ultimately finished 2nd in the highly competitive Division Three Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. In September of ’02, the team just missed winning their first career national event title when they placed runner-up during the Craftsman 75th Anniversary NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Illinois.
2003 was a year of change, change and more change to engine set-up and parts. The team ended the year in 5th place divisionally. 2004 started with a brand new 285” Brad Hadman chassis. Bolted to it is still the powerful 464 CID engine set up, now known as a Minor Brothers Rhino engine rather than a Fontana. A second divisional trophy was added to their mantle with an event win in Columbus, Ohio.
The 2004 season ended with the P.S.I. Racing Team finishing 4th overall, and with a divisional event win in Columbus, Ohio.
2005 proved to be another successful year as the team continued to excel. Firstly qualifying as the fastest blown car at the Gatornationals in Florida and then going on to win their first National event at the Carquest Auto Parts Nationals, Chicago, Illinois in June.
2006 brought another win in a divisional event in Bowling Green, Kentucky, to be followed by a world record setting pass for the quickest blown alcohol dragster ever, with an ET of 5.255 secs. at the Virginia Nationals in October.
2007 passed quickly with a win on Father’s Day in June at a divisional event in Chicago Illinois.
2008 seemed to start off good in Gainesville Florida, until the final round. We were three car lengths ahead, when we pushed a head gasket which resulted in a huge fireball ending our changes to win, 52 feet from the finish line.
This year brought good results finally, in the last two events. We seem to be back in the groove, with great potential and expectations for next year.
2009 was a huge year for us! We qualified at ten of the eleven events attended with admirable results at all events including our biggest win at the Mac Tools US Nationals in September.
Overall we ended 6th in National Points and 2nd in Divisional Points. We went to the Final Round at three events, Semi Finals at five events and Quarter Finals at two events.
In 2010 we competed in five divisional and five national events. The team represented Division 3 in the JEGS ALLSTAR RACE in Chicago Illinois in June.
Overall, we went to the final round at two events and semi-final round at seven events.
In 2011, the team took a break from attending any events. Our 47 foot trailer and toterhome was replaced by a Pro-Rig, Kenworth and 54 foot Featherlite trailer.
We reconstructed the entire lounge to fit our needs, with a full kitchen and bathroom facilities. We attended a spintron, changed and qualified many new engine components and spent endless hours making things ready for the upcoming season.
2012 proved to be a very challenging season. We were plagued with lots of supercharger issues. The team rose to all the challenges and worked our way to a 7th place finish nationally and second place finish regionally.
As always, we are so very proud of our accomplishments and look forward to our next season.