The month of June will be action packed for area drag racing fans at Ontario’s Grand Bend Motorplex….

GBM brand Drag Racing is now full on — and this month’s racing schedule just builds from there.

June 10-12 is the inaugural DSE Sportsman series Williams Racing “Burndown at Bend” presented by Auto Meter. This is the largest payout race wkd in the province. Friday night features a $1000 to win Box/No Box combo race. Sat & Sun Top Et (Super Pro) $5000 to win, Mod Et (Pro) $2000 to win, Bike/Sled $1000 win, $ Junior Dragster $500 to win plus there is a Box high roller race $2500 to win and No Box High Roller race $1200 to win. The R&L Racing Q16 race has seen its purse grow to $3000 to win. Plus there are special prizes & certificates for best losing packages in various rounds. Andrew Stirk with the help of the above sponsors and Abruzzi Transmissions and J&S Collision have put together an awesome weekend of racing.


June 17-19 is the annual “All Bike Weekend” at GBM, Saturdays Hully Gully Summer Sizzler features race classes for all makes of bikes, plus a Q16 race. Sunday is Fathers Day “Harleys by the Beach” with Harley classes, an all makes class, and hundreds of Harleys onsite. In addition to the above the Can Cup race Series, and the new Extreme Bike/Sled series will be running races each day. Plus Nitro Harley exhibition runs. An added feature is Ontario’s premier motorcycle road race series SOAR will be on the road course both Sat & Sun.


June 24-26 – Canada’s Largest Drag race event comes to GBM – the 17th Annual MOPAR Canadian Nationals featuring, Top Fuel Dragsters, Nostalgia Nitro Funny cars, Mountain Motor Pro Stocks, Nitro Harleys, Pro Mods, Jet Truck, Top Sportsman/Top Dragster, Outlaw sleds, Fireworks and hundreds of Sportsman race teams. This is the 4th event in the IHRA Drag Racing series. This is the don’t miss race of the Year !


Windsor's Larry O'Brien will attempt to successful defend his Mountain Motor Pro Stock title during the Mopar Canadian Nationals later this month.

Windsor’s Larry O’Brien will attempt a successful title defence in Mountain Motor Pro Stock – during the Mopar Canadian Nationals — coming later this month.

June 30th-July3rd – Our first ever 4 day event featuring the ONDR ( Ont Nostalgia Drag Racers Assoc.) and the GBM race series competitors. With Canada day being the Friday we will be doing a Thursday night test & tune, and races will run Fri,Sat & Sun featuring the race cars from 1974 and older with ONDR and the modern equivalent from the GBM series racers. The weekend includes a car show and a special deal – if the car you drive into the facility is from 1980 or older – the driver gets in for FREE !

As you can see from the above it is a busy June at Grand Bend Motorplex. For additional information re pricing etc. please go to or call 519 238 RACE (7223)

Posted by Ron Biekx

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