GRAND BEND, ONTARIO (August 7, 2013) – The annual and popular Stratford Spectacular Hot August Nationals presented by Ideal Supply & NAPA Auto Parts is the next stop for the Pro Modified Racing Association, returning to the Grand Bend Motorplex August 9-11.
This will be the sixth race on the eight-event PMRA schedule for 2013. Racing gets underway Friday July 9 with round one of qualifying for the PMRA at 7:15 pm, but the weekend starts Thursday, August 8 with a Fan Fest Party hosted by Boston Pizza in Stratford. After the Friday qualifying session scheduled for 7 pm, live entertainment will be presented by Ideal Supply in the NAPA tent.
The regular weekend program continues with more qualifying Saturday August 10 at 2:30 and the first round of eliminations on Saturday night. Final eliminations are scheduled to take place Sunday August 11 at 2 and 4:30 pm.
Rocky Di Lecce of Mississauga, Ontario presently leads the Championship Point Award Series with 1121 markers. Basom, New York’s Jack Grainy is second with 986 in the Grainy Brothers entry, and Derek Hawker of Corbyville, Quebec Hawker is third with 891 points. Former PMRA champion Bruce Boland of Stoney Creek, Ontario is fourth with 889 points, and Rob Atchison of London, Ontario rounds out the top five with 688 points.
Along with regular qualifying and elimination racing in the PMRA’s companion series the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, the quickest eight Top Dragster and Top Sportsman teams from the first two rounds of Quick 32 Sportsman Series qualifying (Friday night and Saturday afternoon) will compete in a run-off “HEADS UP” event Saturday night under the lights.
Plus, the Stratford Spectacular Hot August Nationals presented by Ideal Supply & NAPA Auto Parts will feature a nitromethane-burning Top Fuel Dragster, Nitro Nostalgia Funny Cars and the NDRA Alcohol Funny Car Series.
Complimentary spectator event tickets will be available at Ideal Supply & NAPA Auto Parts locations across Ontario, at businesses in Stratford and the surrounding areas, or by contacting the Pro Modified Racing Association, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series or the Pro Bike & Sled Series.
General parking is $25 per car load and weekend camping is available. Tickets can be downloaded at http://www.pmra.ca/uploaded-content/2013/06/2013-Hot-August-Nationals-Ticket.pdf
For information about the Stratford Spectacular Hot August Nationals presented by Ideal Supply & NAPA Auto Parts at the Grand Bend Motorplex, call (519) 238-7223, visit www.grandbendmotorplex.com or www.stratfordspectacular.com
The Pro Modified Racing Association, www.PMRA.ca competes with its two companion series, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, www.Quick32.ca and the Pro Bike & Sled Series, www.PBSS.ca travel and compete together throughout the racing season, offering an exciting and diverse package of drag racing action.
For more information contact: Bruce F. Mehlenbacher/ Director of Operations // Telephone: (905) 772-1800 Ext. #22 // Cellular: (905) 517-5345 // E-mail: Bruce@PMRA.ca
Tim Miller/ Media Director // Telephone: (905) 870-1456 // E-mail: Tim@PMRA.ca