PMRA Star Supplement

The stars of Canada’s very popular PMRA will once again be an important and feature supplement during the IHRA’s Mopar Canadian Nationals at Grand Bend Motorplex next week….

PMRA Points leader - Bruce Boland

PMRA Points leader – Bruce Boland

This three-day event, to be held June 20-22 at the Grand Bend Motorplex, is the 15th annual, and for the past few years the PMRA has dazzled the large crowds with some of the best in Pro Modified drag racing.

PMRA-10th-logo-250px-1Now in its 10th season, the PMRA has raced twice so far this season with a tight points race already in place.

Leading the PMRA Championship Point Award Series at present is three-time PMRA champion Bruce Boland. The Stoney Creek Ontario racer won the opener at Grand Bend and placed second in the second event, held at Martin, Michigan.

Behind Boland is the Grainy Brothers team. Driver Jack and crew chief Sonny are long-time PMRA competitors from North Tonawanda, New York. Third is another veteran PMRA racer, Jeff Roth from New Dundee, Ontario. Derek Hawker of Corbyville, Ontario is fourth, and Jason Kalso of Clarkston, Michigan rounds out the top five.

Also in the hunt this year are Sam Andreacchi of Toronto Ontario, Paolo Giust of Osgoode Ontario, Rob Atchison of London Ontario, Jason White of Cicero New York, Denis Lachance of Quebec City Quebec, Gary Mater of Petrolia Ontario and Alan Martorino of Cobourg Ontario.

Winning this event in 2013 was PMRA racer Eric Latino of Port Perry, Ontario.

The PMRA will have four qualifying rounds at the event – with the first one occurring on Friday night at 8 PM – and then three more on Saturday evening at 5 PM and 7 PM and  9 PM.  Round one of eliminations will be on Sunday at 12:30.

Posted by: Tim Miller
Photo by: Brennan Shortall