Night of Champions honors drag racing teams in the PMRA, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and the PBSS
BURLINGTON, ONTARIO (November 8, 2014) – The 10th annual Night of Champions was held at the Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel and Conference Center in Burlington, Ontario to honor the winners in the Pro Modified Racing Association, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and the Pro Bike & Sled Series.
Teams from all three drag race series were on hand to accept their awards for the final event of the 2014 season. The PMRA has now celebrated its 10th season of operation, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, presented by NAPA Auto Parts, its sixth season, and the PBSS, presented by Wiseco Performance Products, its fourth season.
The night included talks from several drag racing and media personalities, along with the naming of two new champions. On hand were several Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame Inducted members, including Bob Slack, Norris McDonald, editor of the Toronto Star Wheels, and Bruce Mehlenbacher, who is not only Director of Operations for all three series, but was inducted into the CMHF several years ago along with his family. John Waldie was also on hand and spoke to the audience about his involvement in the sport.
CAYUGA, ONTARIO (November 7, 2014) – Jeff Roth, one of the strongest competitors in the Pro Modified Racing Association won his first championship this year in the popular Pro Modified series.
This year marked the 10th season of competition for the PMRA.
Racing out of New Dundee, Ontario, Roth, driving the Roth Racing 1941 Willys, did not start off 2014 with great success with a first and second-round showing at the first two events, but made up for it for the next three races with a final-round appearance and two back-to-back event wins to take the title, his first after eight seasons with the PMRA.
At the IHRA Nitro Jam Nationals, Roth went rounds to meet up with Rob Atchison of London, Ontario for the final with the win going to Atchison. But Roth went through the field in the last two races, both at Grand Bend, to win over former PMRA champion Bruce Boland of Stoney Creek, Ontario and then Sam Andreacchi of Toronto, earning the Championship Point Award Series by a mere three points over Boland.
PMRA, Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and PBSS drag racers and teams to be honored at annual presentation
CAYUGA, ONTARIO (November 7, 2014) – This year’s “Night of Champions” Championship Point Award Series Banquet for the Pro Modified Racing Association (PMRA), the Quick 32 Sportsman Series and the Pro Bike & Sled Series (PBSS) will feature the popular ACDC ROCKS for entertainment.
The banquet is to be held at the Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre in Burlington, Ontario on Saturday, November 8, 2014.
As a tribute band, ACDC ROCKS emulates the pure essence, power, and electricity of what an AC/DC show is all about and has proven to audiences time and time again that you can’t stop rock ‘n roll! ACDC ROCKS performs the best of AC/DC from the early roots of the band’s Australian club circuit days, to the superstar worldwide status of its present hits. Complete with a full stage performance, just as if Angus Young and the boys were rocking before your very eyes.
Courtesy of: Resolution Racing Services Inc.
BUFFALO, NY (November 3, 2014) – Melanie Salemi, a Top Dragster standout from Buffalo, New York, will step out of her Toyrific Racing dragster and move into the ever-popular class of Pro Mod for 2015.
The opportunity comes from Jay Santos and his Santos Motorsports Pro Mod team, based in Milton, Ontario Canada. Santos, who has been competing in Pro Mod since 2011, will start the season with his teammate Melanie and two brand new ’69 Camaros from Jim Salemi’s G-Force Race Cars Inc. Mike Stawicki of MSR Performance will provide the supercharged power for both cars.
Bruce Boland – Second Place
CAYUGA, ONTARIO (November 4, 2014)– Vying for his fourth championship in Pro Modified Racing Association competition, Bruce Boland had to settle for second place by the smallest of margins for the 2014 Championship Point Award Series.
Boland, of Stoney Creek, Ontario, finished only three points behind champion Jeff Roth of New Dundee, Ontario this year. Driving the B&B Racing 1968 Pontiac Firebird-bodied Pro Modified, Boland led the points most of the year, starting with a win in the season opener at the Grand Bend Motorplex.
Although that was his best finish, he did take a pair of runner-ups in 2014, and was always a threat. His car is capable of quarter-mile times under six seconds with speeds of 235 mph.
Sitting in the Vanishing Point Race Cars chassis is a 526-cubic inch ERD Supercharged Hemi, fueled by a Fuel System: Waterman System with input from Jon Salemi, and a Chuck Ford Hammer – Roots Supercharger. A Lenco three-speed transmission sits behind the engine.