Top Rated PBSS Racers to Stay the Course
For the #1 and #2 finishers within the 2013 Wiseco PBSS points standings last year — it will be more of the same for 2014….
There will be no major changes on Dan Cryderman’s Pro Bike Suzuki of for Ted Glinney’s Kawasaki Ninja this year when they take to the track for the upcoming Ontario-based Pro Bike & Sled Series season campaign.
Cryderman, based from Thamesville, who qualified no lower than third in last year’s PBSS season, rode to a couple of event victories and took the 2013 Championship Point Award Series in this popular drag race series presented by Wiseco Performance Products.
“We have not done too much with the bike,” explained Cryderman. “We tore it down and went over things and it should run about the same. We were real happy with last year.”
The 2004 Raceworks prepared Suzuki is powered with a 1570-cc Vortex II engine fueled by FBG (Fast by Gast) 48-mm Lectron carburetors and couple to a five-speed transmission.
Cryderman, who has raced for over 20 years, has ridden the bike to just under eight seconds at 160 mph in the quarter mile.
Cryderman noted that Jeremey Van Bastelaar will return as crew chief for the Cryderman Farms entry, as will Bob MacKinnon.
“Just a a few tweaks here and there,” he stated. “I have put in a slider clutch and taken some weight out of the bike.”
Glinny is no stranger to drag racing motorcycles, a sport he has enjoyed for over three decades. He has been successful in the PBSS, co-winning the 2012 championship, and taking a close second spot last season. During the six PBSS events in 2013, he always qualified within the top half of the field, and although he had a couple of first-round eliminations, he won three events.
His Kawasaki Ninja is powered by a 1425-cc Kawasaki engine with a Lectrons fuel system coupled to a GPZ one-two automatic gearbox, all sitting within a Fast by Gast chassis. He can propel the Ninja down the quarter mile in about 8.5 seconds at 150-155 mph.
Helping Glinny in his efforts is Harry Manovich, who acts as crew chief for the Glinnja Racing Team, along with Jay and Nichole Glinny, and Marty Kuiack.
Glinny said he and the Ninja are ready for racing.
“We are all set for this year,” he added. “I would like to race more – I would like to be out every weekend.”
Both Cryderman and Glinny will be ready to lead the bike contingent into the PBSS opener May 16-18, the RPM Magazine / Lucas Oil Spring Blowout at the Grand Bend Motorplex.
For more information and updates on the Pro Bike & Sled Series (PBSS) presented by Wiseco Performance Products visit: www.PBSS.ca
Posted by: Tim Miller
Photos by: Brennan Shortall