CMDRA Prairie Nationals Report
Rain Shortened Prairie Nationals Sets the Stage for 2014 CMDRA Season Finals…..
Wet weather prevented the CMDRA from completing the elimination rounds of this weekend’s Blackjacks Roadhouse Prairie Nationals at Edmonton’s Castrol Raceway, after Saturday’s warm dry conditions gave way to rain on Sunday. In accordance with CMDRA rules, the incomplete rounds will not be re-run at a later date, making the Season Finals in three weeks time the last opportunity for racers to accumulate points in their pursuit of championships. With titles in the majority of classes too close to call, front-runners and challengers will face intense pressure to put up flawless runs in the finals.
Among the 2014 championships to be awarded is the Screamin’ Eagle Pro Dragster class, where those looking to dethrone reigning title holder Al Miles and the FFR Racing team, have simply run out of time and now face a insurmountable points deficit, with Miles mathematically unreachable.
Included in the championships that will remain undecided until the final elimination rounds of 2014 have been completed, is the BlackJacks Roadhouse Pro Mod division where despite being unbeatable during the previous two CMDRA events, Burke Forster of Fort St. John holds a narrow 27 point lead. Meanwhile, in Pro Street, Ethan Barkley who ran a personal best quarter mile ET of 7.346 seconds in Edmonton, will need to have a perfect weekend in Medicine Hat if he wants to regain his title and add a 14th national championship to his resume.
Results from the Prairie Nationals and further information are available on the CMDRA website : HERE
The Season Finals of the 2014 CMDRA National Points Series will be held at the Medicine Hat Drag Strip on September 27th & 28th.
Post and photos by: Patrick Lambie