Roth, Everitt, and Catanzaro win drag race finals at Grand Bend Motorplex

42014 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.

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Drag racing champs to be determined this weekend at Grand Bend’s popular “Thunder by the Beach” August 29-31

3PMRA, Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and PBSS finals to be held along with Nitro Altered and Jet Car racing

CAYUGA, ONTARIO (August 28, 2014) – The final race in the Pro Modified Racing Association, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and the Pro Bike & Sled Series takes 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.

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Grand Bend Motorplex gearing up for big Labor Day weekend of drag racing

Pro-Mod“Thunder by the Beach” to feature Funny Cars, Jets, and PMRA Pro Modifieds

GRAND BEND, ONTARIO (August 18, 2014) – 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.

Presented 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.

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Jeff Roth, Erin Staley, and Dan Cryderman take home wins in Grand Bend drag racing event

2014_Stratford Spectacular Hot August Nationals_Winners Circle_Dan CrydermanPMRA, Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and PBSS hold round four during track’s Stratford Spectacular Hot August Nationals

GRAND BEND, ONTARIO (August 10, 2014) – The track, weather, and racing was in top form during the Stratford Spectacular Hot August Nationals 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 Mod, 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. 

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Paton Racing Top Fueler to join PMRA, Quick 32, and PBSS during Grand Bend’s Stratford Spectacular Hot August Nationals this weekend

TMP-Ike1Visitors to the 18th annual Stratford Spectacular Hot August Nationals this weekend at the Grand Bend Motorplex will be treated to a rare visit by one of the few Top Fuel Dragster teams based in Canada on Saturday night.

Long-time TF team Paton Racing, from Paris Ontario, will be on hand for the weekend show, which is presented by NAPA Auto Parts and Ideal Supply. Headed by team owner Barry Paton, the dragster will be driven by son Todd Paton, who has several years experience behind the wheel, after stepping up from his Alcohol Funny Car with two IHRA Funny Car championships. He stepped into the dragster in 2003, and has recorded a career best ET in the car with a 4.66 second pass and a best speed posting of 322 mph. 

There will be full, points-meet events in the Pro Modified Racing Association, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and the Pro Bike & Sled Series.

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