2014 Championships Crowned; Roth in PMRA, Schmid in Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and Cryderman in PBSS
GRAND BEND, ON – Going into the Thunder by the Beach race weekend at the Grand Bend Motorplex over the weekend, championship titles were on the line as racers took to the quarter mile in the Pro Modified Racing Association, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and the Pro Bike & Sled Series.
This was the final event of 2014 for all three series.
And when the tire smoke had settled late Sunday afternoon, 2014 season champions were declared in all three drag race series, two titles by the smallest of margins.
Going into this event, perennial PMRA racer Jeff Roth was second in Championship Point Award Series behind Bruce Boland. Roth, who qualified number three with his 1941 Willys Pro Modified, knew he and his team had to win the event to capture the championship.
Drag racing champions to be determined this weekend at Grand Bend’s popular “Thunder by the Beach” August 29-31
CAYUGA, ON – The final race in the Pro Modified Racing Association, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and the Pro Bike & Sled Series Boland – PMRAtakes place this weekend, and this event could determine the 2014 champions.
Presented by Teamsters Canada and Local 879, the “Thunder by the Beach” racing weekend will be held at the Grand Bend Motorplex August 29-31, and promises an exciting climax to the drag racing season with a large contingent of cars in many classes.
Three-time PMRA champion Bruce Boland will be on his game trying for his fourth title. The Stoney Creek racer with the B&B Racing 1968 Firebird Pro Modified leads the Championship Point Award Series at present with 1072 points, but he will have his work cut out for him, as fellow racer Jeff Roth of New Dundee, Ontario is close behind with 1056 points with his 1941 Willys Pro Modified.
GRAND BEND, ON – The Grand Bend Motorplex will once again celebrate the upcoming Labor Day weekend with its traditional “Thunder by the Beach” weekend offering a great three-day show of drag racing action.
Pro-ModPresented by Teamsters Canada and Local 879, fans will be able to watch a wide variety of racing August 29-31 at the quarter-mile facility in Southwestern Ontario.
Coming into its final event for 2014, teams in the Pro Modified Racing Association will take to the track running on all cylinders in the tight Championship Point Award Series race. The two companion series of the PMRA, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, presented by NAPA Auto Parts, and the Pro Bike & Sled Series, presented by Wiseco Performance Products, will also be racing over the holiday weekend.
Some of the other highlights of the Thunder by the Beach show will be the appearance of nitromethane-burning race cars and crowd-pleasing jet-powered cars. Four Nitro Altereds will compete, while the Top Secret and GoJo Firebird Jet Funny Cars will light up the track along with the Jet Dragster Queen of Diamonds in the Saturday “Night of Fire” program presented by Performance Unlimited.
GRAND BEND, ON – The track, weather, and racing was in top form during the 18th annual Stratford Spectacular Hot August Nationals presented by Ideal Supply & NAPA Auto Parts held over the weekend at the Grand Bend Motorplex.
When the final rounds were completed, Jeff Roth took the win in the Pro Modified Racing Association, Erin Staley won the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and Dan Cryderman took the Pro Bike & Sled win.
Driving his Roth Racing 1941 Willys Pro Modified, Jeff Roth qualified number two in the field and worked his way to the final to run against three-time PMRA champion and number one qualifier Bruce Boland of Stoney Creek. But Boland uncharacteristically cut a red light, giving Roth the automatic win.
Paul Wolf Lighting and Electric Supply returns in supporting PMRA drag race series for the 2014 season
Paul Wolf Lighting and Electric Supply have been great supporters of the PMRA over the years, and we are pleased to have them return this year, said Bruce Mehlenbacher, Director of Operations for the PMRA. Their involvement has produced a great relationship and has helped promote our series.
Along with its involvement in the PMRA, Wolf also sponsors one of the PMRA’s top teams, the 1969 Camaro Pro Modified of Andreacchi Motorsports with driver Sam Andreacchi of Toronto, Ontario through its relationship with Dominic Calabria of Wolf.
The PMRA will take part in this weekend’s MOPAR IHRA Nitro Jam Nationals, held at the Grand Bend Motorplex June 20-22. This is the 14th annual such race, and is one of the largest event of its kind in Canada.
For several years the PMRA has been a big part of this event, and will continue this tradition once again, helping to celebrate its 10th year of operation.
Nitro-JamThis three-day event, to be held June 20-22 at the Grand Bend Motorplex, is the 14th annual, and for the past few years the PMRA has dazzled the large crowds with some of the best in Pro Modified drag racing.
Now in its 10th season, the PMRA has raced twice so far this season with a tight points race already in place.
Leading the PMRA Championship Point Award Series at present is three-time PMRA champion Bruce Boland. The Stoney Creek Ontario racer won the opener at Grand Bend and placed second in the second event, held at Martin, Michigan.