Saturday, June 23, 2012
Boland, Leverentz, Wicke, and McKay Pace Field at Canadian Nitro Nationals
CAYUGA, Ontario -- Qualifying in the Pro Modified Racing Association, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts, and the Pro Bike & Sled Series presented by Wiseco Performance Products was completed at the Cayuga Dragway of Toronto Motorsports Park.
This event, the third in each drag racing series for 2012, was held during the track's Canadian Nitro Nationals.
Taking the number one spot in and his third of the season in PMRA competition was Bruce Boland of Hamilton, Ontario. Boland, a three-time champion, posted a 6.005-second, 238.05-mph pass with his 1941 Willys Pro Modified. Second in qualifying was Derek Hawker of Corbyville, Ontario, and third was Kenny Lang of Grand Pointe, Manitoba.
Peter Farber of Baldwinville, Massachusetts and Eric Latino of Whitby, Ontario rounded out the top five.
In the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, Dave Leverentz of Irving, New York took the number one spot in Top Dragster with a 6.183-second, 223.02-mph run. James Lichty of Linwood, Ontario placed second, followed by Rick Kopp of Burlington, Ontario, Mike Hinbest of Orangeville, Ontario, and Billy White of Wartburg, Ontario.
On the Top Sportsman side of the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, two-time champion Kevin Wicke of Stratford, Ontario took the number one spot with a 6.797-second, 203.09-mph effort in his Dodge Stratus. Mike Wagg of Waterdown, Ontario placed second, Darryl McMillen of Goderich, Ontario took third, followed by Spencer Hyde of Stratford, Ontario and Paul Martin of Breslau, Ontario.
In the PBSS, Kevin McKay of Ingersoll, Ontario rode his Pro Bike Suzuki to the number one qualifying spot with a 7.711-second, 169.10-mph run. John Orfanidis of Toronto, Ontario placed second with his Pro Bike entry. Dan Cryderman of Thamesville, Ontario, also in Pro Bike, qualified third, while Chris Bondi of Aurora, Ontario with his Pro Sled Skidoo, and Ted Glinny of Milton, Ontario rounded out the top five with his Pro Bike entry.
Eliminations for the PMRA, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and the PBSS get underway Sunday, June 24 at Cayuga, starting at 11:15 am.
For information about Toronto Motorsports Park in Cayuga, Ontario call (905) 772-0303 or visit online at www.torontomotorsportspark.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.