The Pro Modified Racing Association Countdown to the 2014 Championship

DSC_2385Hawker Racing – Third Place

CAYUGA, ONTARIO (October 27, 2014) – Placing third in the 2014 Pro Modified Racing Association Championship Point Award Series was Derek Hawker with his 1968 Pontiac Firebird.

The journeyman racer, who hails from Corbyville Ontario, qualified for all PMRA events this season with the Hawker Racing Pro Modified, a car which produced numbers in the low six-second range at speeds of 230 mph down the quarter-mile. His best showing in 2014 was a semi-finalist position at US 131 in Martin Michigan.

Power for the Firebird comes from a 526 cubic-inch BAE engine with a PSI D Screw Supercharger and a Billes fuel system. A Lenco three-speed is attached to the powerplant, and all this sits in a Vanishing Point Race Cars product.

DSC_0134Scott Sager is crew chief for the team, which includes Corrie Hawker, McKenzie Hawker, Brittany Hawker and Eli Mayhew.

The Pro Modified Racing Association Countdown to the 2014 Championship

DSC_0116Kalso Motorsports – Fourth Place

CAYUGA, ONTARIO (October 20, 2014) – Driving the Kalso Motorsports 1971 Barracuda Pro Modified in 2014, Jason Kalso recorded his best season finish to date in Pro Modified Racing Association competition, taking fourth in the championship points race.

The PMRA celebrated its 10th season of racing in 2014.

After a pair of first-round finishes early in the season, Kalso, from Clarkston, Michigan, motored to semi-finalist positions later in the season. The Cuda is capable of running in the low six-second range with speeds of about 230 mph down the quarter-mile.

The G-Force Race Cars product is powered by 521-cubic inch BAE Hemi, supercharged, with a DMPE fuel system and Kobelco 14-71 M5 supercharger. A Lenco three-speed sits behind the engine.

Crew chief for the team is Terry Kalso, Jason’s father. The crew consists of Jason’s wife Stacy and sons Brody and Brysen, and Jason’s mother Deb. Along crewing are Small Paul Miller and Marco Wayne.

The Pro Modified Racing Association Countdown to the 2014 Championship

pmraThe Grainy Brothers – Fifth Place

CAYUGA, ONTARIO (October 14, 2014) – Taking fifth spot in the 2014 Pro Modified Racing Association Championship Point Award Series was The Grainy Brothers, long-time PMRA racers from Western New York.

With Jack driving and his brother Sonny as crew chief, the team started its season well with a final round showing at Grand Bend, losing in the final to former PMRA champion Bruce Boland of Stoney Creek, Ontario.

Driving the 1967 Chevy Camaro Pro Modified, the team struggled a bit with the rest of the season, but did qualify for several events and made some rounds. The G-Force Race Cars product is powered by a Mike Stawicki Racing 521-cubic inch Brad Anderson (BAE) Supercharged Hemi coupled to a Lenco three-speed with a PSI screw supercharger. The car is capable of running the quarter-mile in the low six-second range at speeds of over 200 mph.

Drag Racing book now on sale by PMRA, Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and PBSS Media Director Tim Miller

Drag Racing BookLimited quantities available, would make a great Christmas gift

CAYUGA, ON – September 18 – Looking for a great Christmas present for your favorite drag racing fan?

Limited qualities of Drag Racing, the World’s Fastest Sport, are now available. Written by Tim Miller, noted motorsports author and Media Director of the Pro Modified Racing Association, Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and Pro Bike & Sled Series, this 208-page book is lavishly illustrated and covers all aspect of drag racing, from its roots on the dry lake beds to profiles on the latest drivers and teams.

Other features include in-depth accounts of some of the sport’s legends such as Don Garlits, Shirley Muldowney and Tommy Ivo, a drag racing primer, and a breakdown of all racing classes.

Some of the accolades for the book include:

“Loaded with great photos…Tim’s book would make a great gift for anyone with even a casual interest in the sport.” – Performance in Motion

PMRA teams preparing for no-holds-barred shootout in Maryland

GBM-SS-PMRA-BBTeams also looking to repeat success in International Pro Mod Challenge at the SuperChargers Showdown at Maryland International Raceway

CAYUGA, ONTARIO (September 16, 2014) – The Pro Modified Racing Association is gearing up for a return to Maryland later this month for the second annual International Pro Mod Challenge at the SuperChargers Showdown.

Billed as Canada versus the USA, the PMRA Pro Modifieds will take to the track at Maryland International Raceway in Mechanicsville, MD for a return showdown with the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association September 26-27.

This is a non-points event. The regular PMRA season has been completed.

And teams from the PMRA are hoping to continue with their success at the event. For the inaugural race, PMRA racers Rocky Di Lecce and Bruce Boland placed one-two against some of the fiercest Pro Modified competition on the Eastern US coast.

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