Some of the fastest motorcycles in Canada were on the “left coast” recently for the CMDRA Pacific Coast Nationals…
The Canadian Motorcycle Drag Racing Association marked the beginning of summer with a return to the drag strip at Mission Raceway Park in British Columbia for the Pacific Coast Nationals on June 20th and 21st.
Once again, the Screamin’ Eagle Pro Dragster class proved to be a fan favorite with Dan Ramage’s 7.666 second, 168.44 mph qualifying effort earning the Red Deer Alberta resident the number one spot on the ladder, ahead of Sherwood Park’s Evan Barsness at 7.715 seconds. Sunday afternoon elimination rounds saw both Ramage and Barsness advance through the ten bike field setting up a final round showdown between the top two qualifiers. With mechanical issues preventing Barsness from making it to the starting line, Ramage celebrated his first ever Pro Dragster trophy and entertained the spectators by recording his best time of the weekend with a 7.614 ET solo run.
Other racing action saw 2014 Champion Ethan Barkley return to top of the Pro Street podium and Oregon resident Jeff Marsh, take the win in the BlackJacks Roadhouse Pro Mod class.
Full results from the Pacific Coast Nationals are available on the CMDRA website : HERE
Up next, the CMDRA heads to Edmonton’s Castrol Raceway for the Oil City Nationals on July 25th and 26th.
Post and photos by: Patrick Lambie