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June 19 2019

So happy for my friends, the Sitko family, as they get ready to take the new Arctic Traveler AA/FC to Spokane this weekend after an almost 2 year long rebuild . The team suffered a horrendous crash 2 summers ago at Spokane and had to build a new car. With virtually no funds they pulled it off , driven almost entirely by the passion for our sport. Its an amazing accomplishment when you are not in the millionaire club and I wish them the best at the first race back.
It is with humility and great sadness that I share I am in the same boat financially. I didn't wreck the car , but unlike them I have failed to raise the sponsorship needed to run my team.
We lost our long time sponsor of almost 20 years a few years ago and have never been able to replace them. A string of bad luck and dumb decisions along with a crap economy and ever soaring costs to run these cars have caught up to me.
The loss of a few race facilities in our region along with decreasing support from Canadian tracks outside of Alberta has also impacted our revenue.
The cost of our fuel has quadrupled in the last 8 years. A barrel of nitro now costs $2500.00 here - almost the same price as new sets of rods and pistons!
Regardless , it pains me to announce that our team will be parked until we can bring in some sponsorship . Unless a miracle happens we wont be at the Rocky Mountain Nationals coming up next month.
I want to thank all the people, our crew, our sponsors, friends and family who have helped me live my dream. I'm praying the dream is not over because I dont know any other life.
I just wanted to share with our followers so everyone knows what's going on.
We are down but not out. Hope to be able to be out doing what we do soon.


MFR Communications

Aug 31 2017





For Immediate release



Mageau Family Racing is excited to announce the coming addition to our stable of cars!


2018 will see the debut of Mageau Family Racings ( MFR )  AA/FA  1948 Fiat Topolino .


The new body is Canadian built and captures the style of the '60s era Fuel altered.


The new car will be named the Nitro Hobo .  


MFR will continue to run our Prospector funny cars and Girl trouble funny car.


The Nitro Hobo will compete in the exciting 6.0  class offered by the NHRA Heritage series.


Team owner Jay Mageau comments, " I have always liked the Fiat altereds and decided we should build one. The body has been in our possession for a few months now but we couldn't decide what to call it.  An internet troll recently called my team a bunch of hobos and it just clicked! Always look for the silver lining!


The team will have Hobo apparel and Hobo gear  available for purchase soon.


For booking info please contact


How do you like our new look for 2017 !

We tried to fix damage that occured in 2016 but it ended up being a complete redo.

Paint and body by crew member Doug Anderson and crew! Shop space by Wildroze hot rods. Stripes by Matt Selfkiller Bruce Biegler , shot

Vote for Girl Trouble



Alberta’s only female funny-car driver competes to win $50,000 sponsorship


EDMONTON, AB – In the staging lanes, Courtney Mageau of Edmonton, AB, is a force to be reckoned with. She has been powering ahead in the local, national and North American drag-racing community since she was just 13 years old, reaching speeds of up to 300 km/hour in less than 7 seconds. As one of only two female funny-car drivers in Canada, it’s an understatement to say that Mageau, 26, competes in a male-dominated sport, but she loves every second of it.


“We need to be out there inspiring others,” says Mageau. “And inspiring the legacy of the sport. We always put on an exciting show that draws in fans and makes them want to participate. I love competing but I also love interacting with everyone who comes out to watch the races, especially the young kids.”


To grow her small family team, Mageau and her father, Canadian racing legend Jay Mageau, entered the Search for a Champion contest put on by Champion Auto Parts that allows grassroots racers to compete for $125,000 in sponsorships. Mageau is setting her sights for the big win: a $50,000 sponsorship set aside for the first-place winner, as voted by the fans. She has already made it past the first round of voting, during which the field was narrowed from more than 800 entries to 25 finalists. Of the field of finalists, Mageau is one of three females, one of three Canadians and the only funny-car driver left standing.


Now the real test begins. In order to win the sponsorship, Mageau and her race team need not only the racing community but all of Alberta to rally behind them by voting daily in the contest.


“A sponsorship from Champion would be unbelievable for Girl Trouble Racing,” says Mageau. “We’re always aiming to improve the car – for our team, for our sport, for our fans – but that’s hard to do for a small volunteer-run team like ours. $50,000 is the difference between running the way we always have and kicking it up to the next level to delight our fans, benefit the sport and keep the Mageau family racing tradition alive.”


To vote for Mageau and Girl Trouble Racing, visit Voting opens February 23, 2017, and fans can vote daily until March 23, 2017.




More about Girl Trouble Racing: Mageau Family Racing’s Girl Trouble Funny Car is driven by third generation drag racer Courtney Mageau. Girl Trouble Racing competes across North America, but is based in Edmonton, AB. Crewed by a dedicated team of volunteers, the Girl Trouble Funny Car is truly a labour of love. To learn more about Girl Trouble Racing, Mageau Family Racing or Courtney Mageau, visit


To View Mageau's contest submission:  


For more information, or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Courtney Mageau

Driver, Girl Trouble Racing

780.239.1826 | | | @girltroublefc (Instagram)