The final round for Canada’s all motorcycle CMDRA decided championships & set records…..
The Canadian Motorcycle Drag Racing Association wrapped up its 2015 campaign at the MHDRA Drag Strip in Medicine Hat Alberta on September 19th and 20th, leaving race fans electrified as they witnessed hard fought battles for the remaining championship points as well as multiple record setting runs.
In the Screamin’ Eagle Pro Dragster class, a final elimination round run of 7.651 seconds at 165.43 mph gave Doug Hadley of Virden Manitoba the victory over Red Deer Alberta’s Dan Ramage, securing his first career CMDRA trophy and becoming the fifth racer to win in this class in as many races in 2015. Hadley’s win moved him up into third place in the final season points standings, with Ramage finishing second and Hi-Per Al Miles of Edmonton Alberta claiming his third consecutive CMDRA Championship.
The season finals also featured the annual East vs. West Screamin’ Eagle V-Rod Destroyer matchup, where the Eastern Champion, Pete Thomson of Burlington Ontario, defeated Yellowknife’s Jeff Pitre, earning his place on the National Championship trophy.
In addition to championships, an unprecedented number of records were set during the season finals with Calgary Alberta’s Ethan Barkley and Rick Adams of Lacombe Alberta both establishing new quarter mile ET, quarter mile MPH, eighth mile ET and eighth mile MPH records in the Pro Street and V-Pro classes respectively.
For more information and complete results from all CMDRA events visit: www.CMDRA.com.
Post and photos by: Patrick Lambie