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John Massingberd Memorial Award The tradition Continues

Harvey Silverthorn and Bruce Biegler Newest Recipients!

TORONTO, ON – The John Massingberd Memorial Award has been presented to two new deserving individuals who represent the same commitment, dedication and passion Massingberd conveyed for the sport of auto racing.

The awards were presented at the 7th Annual Motorama Custom Car and Motorsports Expo at the International Centre Toronto to Harvey Silverthorn and Bruce Biegler.

The presentation followed the Raceline Radio Network podcast with Raceline Radio Network anchor Erik Tomas and guest Bruce Mehlenbacher, both Canadian Motorsport Hall of Famers,  from The Racing Zone stage at Motorama.

Massingberd, a long-time media personality was instrumental in promoting Canadian motorsport until his passing in December of 2008 after a long and courageous battle with ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Harvey Silverthorn has dedicated his life to the Power Sports and Automotive motorsport industry.  Harvey built Wiseco Piston Canada on 15 years of experience in the motorcycle industry and did an incredible job launching, promoting, and maintaining the company.  His passion and commitment was prominent as the face of Wiseco Canada for over 35 years.

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Raceline Radio Network 30th Anniversary Celebrations Continue at Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo! 

Toronto, Ontario, CA – The Raceline Radio Network, Canada’s National Radio Motorsport Authority, celebrating their 30th Anniversary on the air in 2022 is looking very much forward to two appearances at The 7th Annual Motorama Custom Car and Motorsports Expo April 29th through May 1st at the International Centre Toronto, across from Pearson International Airport.

Raceline Radio Network anchor and Canadian Motorsport Hall of Famer Erik Tomas will once again take part in the “Meet the Media” panel on Saturday April 30th from 12 Noon to 1 PM on the Motorama stage.

The “Meet the Media” panel is always a high-energy, animated and entertaining discussion among some of Canadian motorsports’ leading journalists, critics and specialists tackling the current issues and headlines in the sport as they field questions from fans in the audience.

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PMRA to be featured on Raceline Radio Network

Tune in January 23 for Pro Modified Racing Association News

CAYUGA, ON – Bruce Mehlenbacher, Director of Operations for the PMRA (Pro Modified Racing Association) will be a featured guest on the Raceline Radio Network broadcast hosted by Erik Tomas and heard coast to coast across Canada. Part one of the interview will air on Sunday, January 23 and part two will air on Sunday, January 30.

In 2022, the PMRA (Pro Modified Racing Association) and the North East Outlaw Pro Mod Challenge (NEOPM Challenge) will work together to present the Empire Dragway / NEOPMA Challenges June 17-18 and August 5-6, 2022 at Leicester, NY.

This the 30th Anniversary Season and since 1992, Raceline Radio, Canada’s only national motorsport radio voice has provided Canadian race fans with in depth shows on the world of motorsport in Canada, the United States and around the world. Raceline Radio has won and continues to win major international broadcast journalism awards.

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Former PMRA teams prepare for PMRA/NEOPMA races at Empire Dragway

“It’s extremely encouraging to hear from our teams after our time away”

CAYUGA, ON – The first race may still be six months away, but a number of former PMRA (Pro Modified Racing Association) teams are first to indicate their plan to attend the June 17-18 North East Outlaw Pro Mod Challenge (NEOPM Challenge) at Empire Dragway at Leicester, NY.

This event will be the first of two races headed up by the two Pro Modified groups from the North Eastern US and Southern Ontario. The other race is scheduled for August 5-6 at Leicester with more than 20 Pro Modifieds to compete.

“I cannot describe how encouraging it is to hear from PMRA teams after our time away,” said Bruce Mehlenbacher, Director of Operations for the PMRA. “It is exciting to come back to the sport.”

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PMRA and NEOPMA form racing partnership

Canadian Pro Modified series back on track after several years to participate in two shows at Empire Dragway

CAYUGA, ON – The Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association (NEOPMA) and the Pro Modified Racing Association (PMRA) is excited to announce a marketing alliance between the two Pro Mod racing groups.

This year the NEOPMA Challenge at Empire Dragway, Leicester NY was an amazing success. In 2022 the two self governing organizations will work together to make the Empire / NEOPMA Challenges on June 17-18 and August 5-6, 2022, Pro Mod extravaganzas.

“We have been thinking about a return for a while and patiently waiting for the right opportunity,” said Bruce Mehlenbacher, Director of Operations for the PMRA.

“Our groups have worked together successfully in the past”, stated John Mazzorana of the NEOPMA. “Everyone will remember the Superchargers Showdown ‘International Pro Mod Challenge’ at Maryland International Raceway in 2013.”

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PMRA, Quick 32 and PBSS Ceases Operation

Since our first race in 2005, the PMRA has produced ten champions. In six years of racing, there have been five PMRAdifferent Quick 32 Sportsman Series champions, and in its four years of existence, there have been four PBSS champions.

In the past eleven years of operation, the three series have awarded over $1,250,000.00 to our drag racing competitors.

Since our first gathering in December of 2004, when we were asked to organize and promote a group of Pro Modified Teams, and seven years ago when the same request was made by a group of Top Dragster and Top Sportsman Teams, the series has always strived to make each season a pleasurable experience for all concerned including our loyal fans. The same attitude applies with the Pro Bike & Sled Series, which began in 2011 and has been presented by Wiseco Performance Products since that time.

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Curtis Beck ready to do battle in 2015 PBSS drag racing season

Pro Bike rider plans on bettering his third-place finish of last year

MILTON, ON – Curtis Beck is ready and anxious to get back on his Suzuki in the Pro Bike & Sled Series presented by Curtis-BeckWiseco Performance Products for 2015.

Curtis BeckI have been ready for a month, noted the Milton Ontario Pro Bike rider. Everything is ready to roll.

Beck ran all PBSS events last year, and plans on competing in each race for the upcoming season as well. He rides a Suzuki 1150 with an 1150-cc engine sitting in a Koenig chassis with Lectron 44 carburetion and a 123 automatic gearbox. The Suzuki is capable of low eight-second passes on the quarter mile at speeds approaching 160 mph.

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