G.B.M. & H.U.R.A. Kickoff!

Victoria Day long weekend has long been the official kick off to the drag racing season in Ontario.  That included the first feature race of the season at Grandbend Motorplex….

2011 started off in style with RPM Magazine and Lucas Oil presenting their first Extreme Event of 2011, The Pro Mod Meltdown at the Rudy Held’s Performance Center, Spring BlowOut. 

With a little something for everyone on the grounds, the event was highlighted with the wild action of the Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Cars along with the “Beast from the East” Jet Dragster. 

Canada's all new HURA Circuit made it's debut

RPM Magazine was proud to host the debut of H.U.R.A, the Heads Up Racers Association with its inaugural showing at this event. HURA has been developed to give the average racer another means to compete in a fast, heads up shootout.  The series is hoping to draw a wide variety of cars which should include everything from Pro Mods to some of the area’s fastest Top Sportsman competitors.   The local Outlaw 10.5 series racers are also being targeted as their 6 second capable rides are a perfect fit for this new series.  The field of competitors running the inaugural HURA event is a promising sign that the series will attract some of the area’s fastest door cars in the future.

Dave Earhart is a major player with the development of H.U.R.A and fittingly would find himself in the finals taking on the nitrous assisted Grand Am of Trevor Deeks.  Deeks, a former OSCA Super Street racer has been out of the heads up game for a few years but decided H.U.R.A would be a good place to return to that style of racing running his gorgeous Pontiac Grand Am which is powered by a 588ci BBC. 

HURA Serier organizer Dave Earhart found victory lane

Earhart is a veteran of the local Pro Modified scene so the orange stripes of his supercharged Camaro are well known to the many race fans in attendance.  The Inaugural championship finals would be all Earhart as his blown Camaro would motor down the track to the tune of 6.89 at 202mph as Deeks could only watch as he experienced issues that would end his chances at a win.  Deeks would however get some much needed information throughout the weekend after running a best of 7.10 at 199mph on a single stage of nitrous.

With the first race under his belt, Earhart looks forward to this new venture and sets his sights on the expansion of the H.U.R.A series throughout Ontario and even into Quebec. 

To learn more about H.U.R.A contact Dave Earhart: DERaceHart@aol.com

Posted by:  Mark Ackert  — Mark Ackert Photos