Canadian based ASB Racing was a very dominant force during last week’s NHRA nationals event held at Las Vegas….
ASB Racing, a multi-drag bike team first founded by Ray Pelrine and which is based from Western Canada, took the top two finishing slots following the conclusion of the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series portion of the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals.
Ray Pelrine’s two sons – Craig and Mike faced off for that event championship title with Craig (from Redwater AB) defeating Mike (from Ft. Saskatchewan). Craig ran a winning time of 6.716 secs at 201.49 mph in the finale while Mike’s machine broke on the starting line.
Craig, who qualified #5 had defeated American racers Julian Seaman and Len Darnell (the event’s #1 qualifier) in rounds one and two.
Mike Pelrine, after qualifying 2nd was credited with both low ET and top speed for the breed at the event when he hit a superb 6.362 secs at 225.97 mph while winning his round one match.
NHRA’s Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series competition sees the majority of their race take place in conjunction with NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events. However competition for the Top Fuel Harley class is also featured at select NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events.
Racers vie for NHRA Wally trophies at each race and the season-ending champion in Top Fuel and Pro Fuel receives a specially-designed Wally Trophy as well as a year-end bonus.
Participants can claim the best seven of 10 races to count for points toward year-end championships.
Posted by: Bruce Biegler
Photos by: Bob Johnson