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.
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.
Limited quantities available, would make a great Christmas gift
CAYUGA, ON – September 18 – Looking for a great Christmas present for your favorite drag racing fan?
Limited qualities of Drag Racing, the World’s Fastest Sport, are now available. Written by Tim Miller, noted motorsports author and Media Director of the Pro Modified Racing Association, Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and Pro Bike & Sled Series, this 208-page book is lavishly illustrated and covers all aspect of drag racing, from its roots on the dry lake beds to profiles on the latest drivers and teams.
Other features include in-depth accounts of some of the sport’s legends such as Don Garlits, Shirley Muldowney and Tommy Ivo, a drag racing primer, and a breakdown of all racing classes.
Some of the accolades for the book include:
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