The newly formed for 2018 Eastern Canadian-based Drag Syndicate has aligned itself with another vein of drag racing for this season….

After first formalizing an agreement to promote and enhance the former OSCA (Ontario Street Car Associaton), the Tavistock Ontario-based group which is being headed by Steve Martin and Brent Edmonstone, will now roll in both drag racing motorcycles and asphalt sleds into their season equation.

Series officials from the Drag Syndicate and the Canadian Cup Bike Sled Series confirmed yesterday that for the 2018 racing season, one, jointly organized series will be contested.

“We are very excited to make this announcement”, said Brent Edmonstone. “Randy Hope and Brad Bozso have done a great job with the Can Cup Series. Working with them will allow all of us to bring our strengths to the table and continue growing the series while increasing the exposure for all bike/sled competitors.”

The new Series will continue to operate under the Canadian Cup Bike & Sled Series name, with Randy Hope and Brad Bozso at the helm. Race dates for the new joint venture will include all 4 Drag Syndicate race weekends (May 26-27, July 14-15, August 18-19 & September 29-30) and also June 30-July 1 weekend at Grand Bend Motorplex, with another weekend potentially being added. The series will also offer a points championship with the six best races being calculated for points (three races for classes that are contested over 2 days).

“Being able to offer bike/sled racers a true regional series, that provides a managable schedule and puts them on larger stage for coverage and exposure is really exciting. Brad and I couldn’t be happier to not only be a part of this venture, but to also be racing in it.” Randy Hope, Can Cup Series Director.

Classes vying for a points championship will include; Extreme Bike & Sled (pro tree, sportsman class, one race per day), Sportsman Street Bike (pro tree, sportsman class, one race per day), along with 3 index classes – 8.88, 9.50 & 9.99 (pro tree, no bar and no slick). At select events two additional classes will also be offered to find out who has the baddest bike or sled in the region. These will be heads-up grudge classes, with having a wheelie bar being the dividing factor between them.

“Brad, Randy & Karen have put a lot of time and effort into ensuring that bike racers in our region have a fun place to race. We look forward to taking their vision to the next level, and are very honoured to have this chance to work with them.” Steve Martin, Drag Syndicate Series Director.

Series officials would also like to announce that long term supporter Fast Track Performance is back for 2018. Fast Track Performance is a full service dealership for Kawasaki and Arctic Cat, along with the latest parts and accessories. Please be sure to visit their showroom at 3418 Catherine St., Dorchester.

More details on the Drag Syndicate, and the Canadian Cup Bike & Sled Series will be released following an upcoming racer’s meeting.

Posted by Bruce Biegler
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