The best of the best for Canadian motorcycle drag racing assembled at Edmonton’s Castrol Raceway last weekend….
Steve Campbell took home his third Canadian Motorcycle Drag Racing Association Super Bike trophy in as many races, as the CMDRA National Points Series returned to Alberta and Edmonton’s Castrol Raceway on July 25th and 26th for the 2015 Oil City Nationals.
After qualifying 6th overall in a full 16 bike field, Airdrie Alberta’s Campbell put together four runs, each within 0.05 of a second of his 8.35 second dial-in, to take the victory and increase his lead in the season points standing.
Screamin’ Eagle Pro Dragster saw hometown favourite and defending champion, Hi-Per Al Miles return to his winning ways. In the final elimination round, Miles and his FFR Racing Drag Specialties machine ran their best time of the weekend of 7.849 seconds at 160.37 mph, defeating Doug Hadley of Virden Manitoba. The win allowed Miles to leapfrog Evan Barsness and Dan Ramage to take over top spot in the chase for the 2015 championship.
The weekend event also saw Mike McBrine of Slave Lake Alberta take home the $1,000 prize in the CMDRA Harley-Davidson Street Legal Challenge. Open to any street legal Harley Davidson, McBrine won the heads up shootout aboard his 2007 Screamin’ Eagle V-Rod.
Full results from the Oil City Nationals are available on the CMDRA website – click: HERE
Up next, the CMDRA heads back to BC and Ashcroft’s Eagle Motorplex for the High Desert Nationals on August 22nd and 23rd.
Post and photos by: Patrick Lambie