Dale & Laurie Cannister started Cannister Motorsports in Clinton,
Pennsylvania in 1996 and moved to Johnstown, Ohio in 2004.
They have grown from being purely a racing venture to being a
full-blown machining, welding, and fabricating shop. Their
machining, welding, and fabricating shop. Their projects have
been as large as building and reconstructing complete drag racing
cars, to as small as machining and fabricating one-off parts.
Cannister Motorsports' specialties include CAD designand CNC
machining, as well as aluminum and steel welding and
fabricating. As you tour the website, you'll see the items
Cannister Motorsports currently offers and there are plans to
increase that number as soon as new projects surface.
Dale & Laurie Cannister feel fortunate to be among the few couples in professional drag racing to
achieve the level of success they have in a relatively short period of time. They have 16 IHRA
National Event wins with 2 IHRA World Championships--one in Pro Outlaw in 2000, and the other
in Alcohol Funny Car in 2008. Also, while working with other teams, they added an additional 3
IHRA National Event wins to their resume.
Other Cannister Motorsports successes include:
1999 IHRA Pro Rookie of the Year
2008 IHRA Pro Driver of the Year
A nomination for the 2008 IHRA Pro Crew Chief of the Year
Best Engineered, Best Appearing, and Best of Show were
also among the accomplishments during our many years in professional and sportsman drag racing.