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Words by Bruce Mehlenbacher
Photos by Rob Potter

Mike Stawicki powered his way to a resounding victory in the fifth Pro Modified Racing Association event at Toronto Motorsports Park at Cayuga, Ontario, over the Labor Day weekend.

The Medina, NY driver was the dominant force in the race in his G-Force Race Cars 1967 Camaro.

"This was a good win," said Stawicki after the final. "The track got better as the night went on, and the car was nice and straight."

Stawicki was matched up against present PMRA series points leader Joe Lilienthal of Kenmore, NY in his 1968 Jeep (shown) for the final. Both drivers left the line with .142-second reaction times, but Stawicki pulled ahead mid-track winning with a 6.229-second, 227.08 run against Lilienthal's 6.749, 203.16-mph pass.

As the cool air started to settle on TMP, Stawicki's crew chief, Jim Salemi, knew that he would have to adjust his set-up.

"Both Mike and I have raced here for years," Salemi said. "We know that the later it gets into the night, the trickier this track is to negotiate. We made a sliight clutch and fuel change and the car responded perfectly."


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