CAYUGA, ONTARIO (June 13, 2014) – The Pro Modified Racing Association will once again be taking part in one of Canada’s largest drag racing events, the MOPAR IHRA Nitro Jam Nationals.
This three-day event, to be held June 20-22 at the Grand Bend Motorplex, is the 14th annual, and for the past few years the PMRA has dazzled the large crowds with some of the best in Pro Modified drag racing.
Now 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.
This year’s IHRA race at the Grand Bend Motorplex promises to be one of the best, with racing in four nitromethane classes, the return of the Pro Stock class, a large jet car contingent, and a special treat with drag racing icon Don Garlits as the event’s Grand Marshal. “Big Daddy” will be on hand to sign autographs and display one of his iconic “Swamp Rat” dragsters.
For more information, visit www.GrandBendMotorplex.com or www.IHRA.com
The Pro Modified Racing Association (PMRA), www.PMRA.ca enters its 10th season of popular Pro Modified racing this year, while the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, presented by NAPA Auto Parts, www.Quick32.ca will begin its sixth season, and the Pro Bike & Sled Series (PBSS) presented by Wiseco Performance Products, www.PBSS.ca begins its fourth year of operation. Several times during the race season all three series compete at the same weekend events, offering a colourful, diverse, and exciting package of drag racing action.
For more information, please contact:
Bruce F. Mehlenbacher/ Director of Operations
Telephone: (905) 772-1800 Ext. #22
Cellular: (905) 517-5345
Tim Miller/ Media Director
Telephone: (905) 870-1456