CAYUGA, Ontario – The Pro Modified Racing Ass’n, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series and the Pro Bike & Sled Series return to racing this weekend for the Canadian Nitro Nationals at the Cayuga Dragway of Toronto Motorsports Park.
This will be the third event for each series in the 2012 timetable, and the second time at the popular Kohler Road strip in Cayuga, Ontario.
Expected to make his return to PMRA racing is two-time IHRA Pro Modified champion Kenny Lang of Manitoba with his Summit Racing Equipment-sponsored Camaro, who won this event last year at Cayuga.
Also coming back to PMRA racing is Massachusetts racer Peter Farber. With his 1969 Dodge Daytona-bodied Pro Modified, Farber is one of the top runners in the Eastern United States.
With one win to his credit, Jeff Roth leads the PMRA Championship Point Award Series presented by Global Emissions Systems, Inc. with 590 points, followed by three-time champion Bruce Boland with 582 points.
Third with 576 points and coming off a recent victory is Jack Grainy while Eric Latino is fourth with 564 points, followed by Derek Hawker with 556 points.
The PMRA will compete with its two companion series, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series and the PBSS this weekend at the Canadian Nitro Nationals.
Leading the Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts Championship Point Award Series Standings at present is two-time champion Kevin Wicke. The Top Sportsman driver has 500 points, followed by recent winner and Top Dragster driver Jeff Moser with 494 points.
Another Top Dragster driver, Mike Everitt, is third with 491 points, with the season-opener winner, Top Sportsman driver Dan Aitken Jr fourth with 475 points. The Top Dragster team of Michael Hinbest and Katie Ward is fifth with 459 points.
Fresh off his recent Michigan win, Pro Bike rider John Orfanidis leads the PBSS Championship Point Award Series Standings with 460 points, followed by the Pro Sled of Chris Bondi with 457 points and the Pro Bike team of Danny Staples and Kevin McKay and Pro Bike rider Bob McDonald are next, tied with 418 points, with Pro Bike rider Alex Cassels next with 414 points.
Qualifying gets under way Friday at 8 p.m. for all three series at this premier event for the track which will also feature Top Fuel Dragsters and Nitro Funny Cars, the Can-Am Stock/Super Stock Series, and the NDRA Alcohol Funny Cars.
Racing continues with qualifying Saturday at 4 p.m., and eliminations are to begin Sunday at 11:15 a.m.