Quick 32 Sportsman Champion – Jon Schmid

Quick 32 Sportsman Champion – Jon Schmid

The first-year entry of Jon Schmid dominated the 2014 Quick 32 Sportsman Series with the Top Sportsman driver winning the Championship Point Award Series in fine fashion.

This was the sixth year of competition in the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, presented by NAPA Auto Parts.

Driving his 2006 Pontiac GTO-bodied car, Schmid, from Orchard Park, New York, did not race in the season opener at Grand Bend, but took runner-up in the next event at US 131 Motorsports Park at Martin, Michigan.

He went rounds and not only won the Top Sportsman side, but took the event win over Top Dragster driver Buddy Forrest of Rochester, New York at the next event at Empire Dragway.

Schmid drove to a semi-final finish for the next race, held at the Grand Bend Motorplex, and then for the season closer at Grand Bend, won the Top Sportsman side, losing the event final to Top Dragster driver Mike Everitt of Stratford, Ontario.

Schmid’s GTO is a Jerry Haas Race Cars product, powered by a 762-cubic Chevrolet engine from Jan-Cen Racing Engines coupled with an Abruzzi Racing transmission and converter. The car is capable of quarter-mile times in the low seven-second range at speeds of 200 mph.