Pro Bike Rider Ted Glinny – Fourth Place
CAYUGA, ONTARIO (October 22, 2014) – Riding his 2000 Kawasaki Ninja in the 2014 Pro Bike & Sled Series tour, Ted Glinny experienced a year of highs and lows.
The former PBSS champion, from Milton, Ontario, started well with a runner-up finish in the series opener at Grand Bend, losing to 2014 champion Dan Cryderman in the final. After a second-round placing at Martin, Michigan, Glinny did not race at the inaugural PBSS event at Empire Dragway, but was back in form for the next Grand Bend race, where he went rounds and was eliminated once again in the final, and once again by Cryderman. For the final race of the year, he was taken out in the first round.
Pro Sled Rider Jessica Tourloukis – Fifth Place
CAYUGA, ONTARIO (October 16, 2014) – One of the more colorful entries on the Pro Bike & Sled Series tour for 2014 was the Pro Sled entry of Jessica Tourloukis of Innisfil, Ontario.
Known as the “Psycho Princess,” Tourloukis qualified and raced in all PBSS events during the year and placed fifth in Championship Point Award Series.
Presented by Wiseco Performance Products, the PBSS recently finished its fourth year of competition.
Riding her 2002 Arctic Cat, Tourloukis’ season was highlighted with a semi-round appearance at Empire Dragway. Her sled is capable of running in the low nine-second range at speeds of up to 130 mph on the quarter-mile. The Arctic Cat is powered by a 1000-cc engine.
Marvin Godfrey is crew chief for the team, which also includes Sam Britton, Patty Tourloukis, Chris Tourloukis and James Tourloukis. Sponsorship is provided by Warlock 1320 and Godfrey Racing.
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Catanzaro finishes season with a win at Grand Bend
GRAND BEND, ONTARIO (September 10, 2014) – For the first time in its history, the Pro Bike & Sled Series has declared a repeat champion.
Taking back to back titles is Dan Cryderman, who won the PBSS Championship Point Award Series title with his Pro Bike entry. The PBSS, which began in 2011, and is presented by Wiseco Performance Products, has now completed its 2014 season.
Cryderman, of Thamesville, Ontario, had a strong points lead going into the final event, the “Thunder by the Beach” weekend at the Grand Bend Motorplex. The Suzuki rider qualified number one in the field and went to the final to make sure he remained the champion.
“All went well over the weekend,” said Cryderman after the race. “The bike ran well, the track was in good shape, and we had no problems.
2014 Championships also declared with Roth in PMRA, Schmid in Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and Cryderman in PBSS
GRAND BEND, ONTARIO (August 31, 2014) – 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.