- Wednesday 27 February, 2013
NORWALK, Ohio – Jill Canuso loves sitting in the driver’s seat and thrilling fans with 300 mph rips down a dragstrip in a Jet Dragster.
But April 27, 2013 when the Queen of Diamonds II puffs up to the starting line at the Funny Car Fox Hunt at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, Jill Canuso’s ride may still have the smell of fresh paint and the new car feel.
How thrilling is that! This Jet Dragster certainly sports a radically fresh design!
The Funny Car Fox Hunt, an event from the past, revived in 2013 as a nostalgic way to celebrate 50 years of fun at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
So Bill Bader Jr. invited Jill Canuso and Hanna Motorsports Jets -- the top Jet Dragster team in the world -- to sizzle the track while the Mr. Gasket $53,100 Super Series revs the local points race into high gear.
Then Al Hanna, owner of Hanna Motorsports Jets, jacked up the excitement with news of a revolutionary Jet Dragster design which offsets the driver in a pod on the left side of the car and the fuel tank on the right side.
The concept for the Queen of Diamonds II developed for six years while Al Hanna thought it through and talked with experts. Now builders handcrafting this beauty of a race car will test her in a wind tunnel in North Carolina.
The scheduled debut of the Queen of Diamonds II is at the Funny Car Fox Hunt, 16 years after the launch of the original Queen of Diamonds.
A few weeks ago, the Jet Dragster builders fitted Jill Canuso into her seat on the Queen of Diamonds II. Jill said she’s so excited!
And Jill Canuso loves to talk with fans and sign autographs.
So arrive early on April 27, 2013 at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. Watch the Bear Motorsports Junior Dragsters presented by Wiseco in the morning. Visit with Jill Canuso and Al Hanna. Take pictures of the new Queen of Diamonds II. Be there for their history-making debut.
Then enjoy the variety and racing skills of the local competitors in the Mr. Gasket $53,100 Super Series. You may want to join!
Since the class levels begin at Lakewood Stock, you may race a street vehicle and have a marvelous time.
Other classes include Accel Sportsman delivered on time by TFC Transportation, Wiseco/Cycle Tech Super Bike, Mr. Gasket Pro, and Mallory Super Pro.
Our 2012 Track Champions, Joe Childs, Rick Poole, Brian Cireddu, and Kirby McLennan, defend their titles from the top of the mountain.
Check out the progress on the Queen of Diamonds II and the GOJO Firebird and Top Secret Firebird Jet Funny Cars at Hanna Motorsports Jets by clicking on Queen of Diamonds II.
The Funny Car Fox Hunt opens at 8 a.m. on April 27, 2013. Time trials begin at 9 a.m. Admission costs $15 for men, and $5 for boys ages six to 12. Prerace ceremonies line up at 6 p.m., and the show, 7 p.m.
Girls get in free, so gather all of the girls for a day of fun at Summit Motorsports Park. And we still offer a pound of delicious Velvet Ice Cream for a buck.
For event information including supercharged nostalgia Funny Cars and a fireworks finale, click on Jill Canuso and the Queen of Diamonds II.
For racing information about the Mr. Gasket $53,100 Super Series click on cash and prizes.
For racing information about Bear Motorsports Junior Dragsters presented by Wiseco click on kids have fun.