Nitro National – Featured Cars

Below are features from the 2018 event. The 2019 features will be posted soon!

Jet Trucks


Chris Darnell

SHOCKWAVE is equipped with 3 huge J34-48 Pratt & Whitney Jet Engines originally out of the USA Navy T2 Buckeye. The combined horsepower is 36,000! These 3 Jet Engines make a total of 21,000 lbs of thrust which easily propels this truck to speeds over 350 mph while racing planes at air shows all over North America! Shockwave is not only the most powerful truck in the world, it also holds the record speed for Semi Trucks at 376 mph! As one of the most popular air show and drag racing exhibition vehicles in the world, the Shockwave performance is a MUST SEE! This is truly an assault of all of your senses with huge flames coming out of the 3 after burning jet engines, fire shooting out of the smoke stacks, intense heat, deafening noise, and SPEED! Shockwave is owned by Darnell Racing Enterprises Inc, based in Springfield, MO and driven by Chris Darnell.


Russ Lethbridge

Extreme Machine Jet Freightliner, soon to be re-christened as the “Hell Fire” is powered by a massive General Electric J-79, the largest jet engine allowed in Drag Racing. Capable of speeds over 220mph. The truck is now Canadian owned by Russ Lethbridge.

Nitro Funny Cars

The fastest vehicles in the world. Supercharged Nitromethane fueled 10,000+hp. Reaching 339mph in 3.79 seconds in a 1000ft. Characterized by having tilt-up fiberglass or carbon fiber bodies over a custom-fabricated chassis. The engine is located in front of the car. The fuel system is fundamental to their immense power. During a single run (starting, burnout, backing up, staging, 1/4 mile) Nitro Funny cars can burn as much as 15 gallons of fuel.

Jack Wyatt

Dale Creasy Jr.

Jeff Diehl

Terry Haddock

Top Fuel Dragsters

The quickest accelerating and the fastest cars in drag racing. Achieving 336mph in 3.62 seconds in a 1000ft. Pulling 6 g’s under acceleration which is faster than a space shuttle at launch, reaching speeds over 100 mph in 0.8 seconds (don’t blink because you will miss it). They run on Nitromethane fuel.

Todd Paton

Smax Smith

AA/Fuel Altereds

Nitro burning, 2,000+hp, sitting on a very small frame and short wheelbase. This vehicle type has been called “Crazy” “Insane” and even “Suicidal”. At one point they were even banned from organized competitions for a period of 30 years.

Gary Kraus in “Moonshine Express”

Troy Martin in Tom Motry’s “Drastic Plastic”

Alcohol Funny Cars

Alcohol Funny Cars might not be quite as quick as their Nitro Fueled counterparts, but don’t let that fool you. They are a whole lot tougher to drive. Supercharged (“blown”) engines, burning alcohol (methanol). And they have a similar look as the Nitro Funny Cars

Paul Noakes

Aidan Heatley-Smith

Paul Zgoda

Vince Rastelli

Nitro Harley’s

Rob Brown

INSANE 2,000+ hp Nitro Harleys! Running 6 seconds in the ¼ mile at over 220 mph with fire gushing from the pipes. These beasts can run on 100% Nitromethane

Jet Dragster

Neale Armstrong

“The Northern Warrior”, a 300 mph Jet Dragster, powered by an F-5 Fighter Jet engine.

There will be a full line up of Pro/Mods, Top Sportsman and Top Dragster

Official Partners of Toronto Motorsports Park