BURLINGTON, ONTARIO (November 8, 2014) – The 10th annual Night of Champions was held at the Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel and Conference Center in Burlington, Ontario to honor the winners in the Pro Modified Racing Association, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and the Pro Bike & Sled Series.
Teams from all three drag race series were on hand to accept their awards for the final event of the 2014 season. The PMRA has now celebrated its 10th season of operation, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, presented by NAPA Auto Parts, its sixth season, and the PBSS, presented by Wiseco Performance Products, its fourth season.
The night included talks from several drag racing and media personalities, along with the naming of two new champions. On hand were several Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame Inducted members, including Bob Slack, Norris McDonald, editor of the Toronto Star Wheels, and Bruce Mehlenbacher, who is not only Director of Operations for all three series, but was inducted into the CMHF several years ago along with his family. John Waldie was also on hand and spoke to the audience about his involvement in the sport.
Pro Bike Rider Dan Cryderman – Champion
CAYUGA, ONTARIO (November 5, 2014) – Pro Bike rider Dan Cryderman had another stellar season on the Pro Bike & Sled Series tour, winning the Championship Point Award Series for his second consecutive year.
This season was the fourth for the popular drag race series, which is presented by Wiseco Performance Products.
Riding his Suzuki, Cryderman, from Thamesville, Ontario, took a win in the season opener at the Grand Bend Motorplex, and went to the final round in the next race at Martin, Michigan, losing to Mark Catanzaro of Kimball, Michigan.
After a semi-final finish at Empire Dragway, Cryderman rode successfully during the final two events with another win and a final round-appearance, once again losing the final to Catanzaro.
The Cryderman Farms Team entry is a 2004 Raceworks Suzuki on a Raceworks Canada chassis with a 1640-cc Vortex II engine fuelled by FBG 48mm Lectrons and mated to a five-speed automatic transmission.
PMRA, Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and PBSS drag racers and teams to be honored at annual presentation
CAYUGA, ONTARIO (November 7, 2014) – This year’s “Night of Champions” Championship Point Award Series Banquet for the Pro Modified Racing Association (PMRA), the Quick 32 Sportsman Series and the Pro Bike & Sled Series (PBSS) will feature the popular ACDC ROCKS for entertainment.
The banquet is to be held at the Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre in Burlington, Ontario on Saturday, November 8, 2014.
As a tribute band, ACDC ROCKS emulates the pure essence, power, and electricity of what an AC/DC show is all about and has proven to audiences time and time again that you can’t stop rock ‘n roll! ACDC ROCKS performs the best of AC/DC from the early roots of the band’s Australian club circuit days, to the superstar worldwide status of its present hits. Complete with a full stage performance, just as if Angus Young and the boys were rocking before your very eyes.
Pro Bike Rider Mark Catanzaro – Second Place
CAYUGA, ONTARIO (October 31, 2014) – Pro Bike rider Mark Catanzaro did very well in his first year of Pro Bike & Sled Series competition, placing second in Championship Point Award Series for the 2014 season.
Presented by Wiseco Performance Products, the PBSS has completed its fourth year of operation.
Catanzaro, of Kimball, Michigan, qualified well for all PBSS races he entered on the Catanzaro Racing Suzuki, and won two events, including US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan and the season-ending race at Grand Bend. His bike is capable of mid eight-second times on the quarter-mile at speeds up to 150 mph.
Powering the 1992 Suzuki Katana 1100 is an 1150-cc engine fuelled with a 42-mm Mikuni flat slide carburetor sitting in a Kosman Chassis and shifted with a 123 automatic transmission.
Pro Bike Rider Curtis Beck – Third Place
CAYUGA, ONTARIO (October 27, 2014) – Riding his Suzuki on the Pro Bike side of the Pro Bike & Sled Series, Curtis Beck placed third in Championship Point Award Series for the 2014 season.
This year was the fourth season for PBSS competition, presented by Wiseco Performance Products.
Beck, who is from Milton Ontario, qualified for all events entered, with several semi-round placings on his bike, which is capable of times in the low eight-second range at speeds of around 160 mph in the quarter-mile.
The Suzuki 1150 of Beck and the Second Chance Racing team is powered by a 1500-cc engine with a Lectron 44 fuel system and 123 automatic transmission all sitting in a Koenig chassis. Along with racing the Suzuki, Beck also acts as crew chief, with assistance from Greg Legge.