EDMONTON, Alberta – Over the past three years no one has been able to unseat the impalpable Tim Boychuk as the Funny Car King of Canada.
Since 2010 the Edmonton, Alberta native has been remarkably consistent and blazingly fast in IHRA’s AMSOIL Prostalgia Nitro Funny Car class leading to three consecutive victories at his hometown MOPAR Rocky Mountain Nitro Jam Nationals at Castrol Raceway, most of them in dominating fashion. Many have tried, but none have been able to unseat the fastest Funny Car pilot north of the border.
But one man hopes to change all of that.
Three-time IHRA Top Fuel World Champion and recent Funny Car convert Paul Romine will come out of semi-retirement and return to action for the first time in more than a year when he takes over driving duties in the “Power Steel” Camaro owned by Jim Broome at the MOPAR Rocky Mountain Nitro Jam Nationals presented by Good Vibrations Motorsports at Castrol Raceway.
Teaming with the southern Arizona Funny Car team, which also fields the world-famous “Candies & Hughes” nostalgia flopper that will also be in Edmonton, Romine hopes to return to his winning ways the weekend of July 5-7 as he tries to unseat the reigning Funny Car champion at his home track.
“Boy am I excited. It is always fun to come back and run IHRA and we are looking forward to teaming with Jim (Broome) and those guys and give it our all up in Edmonton,” Romine said. “It is hard to believe, but in all the years that I raced I never raced that far west in Canada, but let me tell you the fans in Canada are tremendous. They are always on the gas and they should be in for a great show this year.”