The Canadian Motorcycle Drag Racing Association brought its 2016 season to a close at Mission Raceway Park….

The event held last weekend (September 24th and 25th) was a dramatic affair with multiple class championships undecided when racers arrived in British Columbia’s lower mainland anxious to battle for critical points in the season standings.

2016 Hawaya Racing Products Pro Dragster Champion Doug Casson

2016 Hawaya Racing Products Pro Dragster Champion Doug Casson bolts off the starting line at Mission Raceway Park.

Despite having increased his points lead in the Hawaya Racing Products Pro Dragster class during Saturday qualifying, a first round exit during Sunday’s elimination rounds left Fort Saskatchewan’s Doug Casson in the unenviable position of having others determine his championship fate. With top three contender Quinn Olson also losing in the first round, Al Miles of Edmonton Alberta had the opportunity to claim a fifth consecutive title, but his challenge ended with a second round loss to Washington’s Ron Anderson, leaving Casson on top of the season points standings to win his first ever CMDRA Championship.

In the Arai Helmets Draggin Jeans Super Bike Class, 20 year old Riley Toth of Medicine Hat carried forward the momentum of his win at the CMDRA Badlands Nationals, advancing into Sunday’s final elimination round and gaining the points necessary to take the 2016 Championship in his first year competing full time in the CMDRA.

Other first time champions included Clayton Potter of Calgary Alberta who set a new Super Street ET record of 8.604 seconds enroute to winning the Season Finals race and the 2016 Championship, and Matt Mackay-Smith of Merritt BC with his third win of the season in Blackjacks Roadhouse Pro Mod and his first CMDRA championship.

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Post and photos by Patrick Lambie