Grainy Schools PMRA Foes


MARTIN, MICHIGAN – The second event in the 2012 season for the Pro Modified Racing Association, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series and the Pro Bike & Sled Series saw two first-time winners crowned at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park Saturday.

It was the first trip to the Michigan track for the series, featured in the track’s Summer Showdown weekend.

One of the original drivers in the PMRA, Jack Grainy of North Tonawanda, N.Y., won his first event in the Pro Modified series.

Driving the Grainy Brothers Racing 1967 Camaro, Grainy bested Eric Latino in the final. Grainy, who qualified fourth, took out number one qualifier Bruce Boland of in the semi before meeting up with Latino.

After a tough go getting qualified, Jeff Moser’s luck turned around as he won the Quick 32 Sportsman Series final with his Top Dragster over the Top Sportsman entry of Rob Gray in the Wilson and Gray Chevy Cavalier.

Moser qualified tenth in the field and eliminated Chuck Stirdivant in the Top Dragster final before taking on Gray in the event final. Gray, who qualified ninth, eliminated two-time Quick 32 Sportsman Series champion and number one Top Sportsman qualifier Kevin Wicke.

The Martin win was Moser’s second in the series.

John Orfanidis had a great weekend riding his Suzuki to his first PBSS victory. The Toronto, Ontario, racer qualified his Pro Bike entry number one in the field, and worked his way through the field to meet up with and defeat Pro Sled rider Bill Anderson in the final with his Arctic Cat.