Boland Back On Top In Canada


CAYUGA, Ontario – Three-time Pro Modified Racing Ass’n champion Bruce Boland returned to his winning ways Sunday at the Cayuga Dragway of Toronto Motorsports Park during the track’s Canadian Nitro Nationals.

Michael Hinbest drove his Top Dragster to his first win in Quick 32 Sportsman Series racing and Pete Stewart took another win in the Pro Bike & Sled Series.

Boland, driving his 1941 Willys Pro Modified, took his first win of the season, defeating Kenny Lang of Grande Point, Manitoba in the final round.

Boland also qualified number one for the race with a 6.005-second, 238.05-mph pass, his fourth straight number one qualifying run in PMRA racing.

Lang struggled after leaving the line, while Boland motored on to a solid 6.008, 237.71 drive over Lang’s 9.824, 94.14.

Hinbest marched through a strong field of Top Dragster entries in the Quick 32 Sportsman Series to meet up with Top Sportsman driver Spencer Hyde in the event final.

With his supercharged ERD-powered Mike Bos dragster, Hinbest left first and drove to a 6.551, 198.09 win over the 7.043, 196.82 of the 1968 Camaro of Hyde.

On his way to the final, Hinbest, who qualified number four, took out Top Dragster finalist Bill Moloughney. On the Top Sportsman side, Hyde, who also qualified fourth, met up with and defeated the supercharged 1957 Chevy of Paul Martin in the class final.

After qualifying 13th in the field, Pete Stewart rode his Pro Bike Suzuki GSXR to the PBSS win over Ted Glinny with his Pro Bike Kawasaki Ninja. Stewart ran a 9.47 at 145.67 to best Glinny’s 8.467 at 154.74. The win was Stewart’s second in PBSS racing.