Abbotsford, BC's Terry Schweigert, pilot of the DTM Performance nitrous-injected Suzuki Pro Extreme Motorcycle, started off the season in great form at the American Drag Racing League season opener 'Dragpalooza IX' at Rockingham Dragway in North Carolina.
Tuesday, 12 March 2013 09:48 Published in Reports, Results & Points
For the first time in its history, the Pro Bike & Sled Series presented by Wiseco Performance Products has declared co-champions in its Point Award Series Standings.
Winning the title for 2012 are Pro Bike rider Ted Glinny and Pro Sled racer Chris Bondi, both with 971 points. This season marked the third in PBSS racing, which features motorcycles and snowmobiles racing in sportsman-style drag racing action.
Monday, 12 November 2012 10:49 Published in Reports, Results & Points
Two of Canada's most recognized drag racers will be competing in what is being touted as the biggest motorcycle drag race in the world, the Haltech World Finals at South Georgia Motorsports Park (SGMP) on November 9-11. Ethan Barkley, Canada's most successful Pro Street racer and Terry Schweigert, Canada's fastest 1/8 mile Pro Extreme Motorcycle competitor, are both headed to Valdosta, GA for the final round of the 2012 Manufacturers Cup drag racing series.
Monday, 05 November 2012 09:52 Published in News
The NHRA made its first formal move in addressing what was a glaring rules disparity between Harley-Davidson V-twins and the rest of the Pro Stock bike field, officially banning four-valve motorcycle engines effective in 2013. This move was made to address a performance advantage and exclusivity issue that has been a dark cloud on the class for the last couple of years.
For the past few years, Vance & Hines was the only company producing the Harley-Davidson V-Rod motors that powered their race team's Pro Stock Bikes, ridden by Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec. The V&H team has won a shocking 13 races in a row dating back to last October, which already accounted for one rule change this year, and a second (a minimum weight increase of 10 lbs) was just announced.
Friday, 21 September 2012 10:11 Published in News
Calgary's Ethan Barkley made history at the CMDRA's most recent round at Mission Raceway Park, becoming the quickest Canadian Pro Street racer in history after a 7.505-second quarter-mile lap at over 187 mph.
The cool, dense sea level air at Mission combined with a smooth sticky racing surface allowed Barkley to finally begin turning up the boost on his turbocharged Suzuki GSX-R1000. Out of the box in early testing Saturday the bike ran a nice clean 8.0 at a mere 170 mph with a mild "off the trailer" tune. After a soft 7.7@185 in the first qualifying session, Barkley made some slight chassis adjustments and the engine tune was left the same. The Gixxer, dubbed 'Eleanor' shot off the line with the front tire hovering above the track. The result was a historic 7.505 @ 187. Barkley couldn't go quicker in the final qualifying session.
Monday, 20 August 2012 14:58 Published in Reports, Results & Points
Grand Bend Motorplex’s massive All-Bike Race Weekend is even bigger this year! This weekend's event (June 16-17) will not only feature huge fields of motorcycles drag racing on the quarter-mile, but the SOAR road racing series will increase the scope of the event significantly, providing non-stop action for all types of racing fans.
Tuesday, 12 June 2012 10:59 Published in Industry News
Eastern drag racing fans are in for a real treat this coming June 1-2nd when Cayuga Dragway at Toronto Motorsports presents yet another first – the CMDRA Eastern Nationals.
The major event, which is the 2nd of seven races within the 2012 CMDRA’s season calendar will present motorcycle drag racing at its finest and will feature no less then 13 different categories of motorcycle competition.
The event will include the marquee Screamin’ Eagle Performance Parts Harley Davidson Nitro Harley division which will offer 16 qualifying slots. Those death defying machines frequently propel their riders to elapsed times in the 6-secs zone at over 230 mph.
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 18:26 Published in Industry News
Pete Stewart of Toronto, ON took the opening round in the 2012 Pro Bike & Sled Series presented by Wiseco Performance Products at Toronto Motorsports Park during the Victoria Day Weekend Challenge. In a bike vs. asphalt sled final, Stewart took out a redlighting Chris Bondi (Aurora, ON).
Saturday, 26 May 2012 14:12 Published in Reports, Results & Points
The Canadian Motorcycle Drag Racing Association presented by Parts Canada and Drag Specialties kicks off an exciting 2012 season on May 26-27 with the Rendez-Vous Nationals at Napierville Dragway in Quebec, just south of Montreal.
Friday, 18 May 2012 10:48 Published in Reports, Results & Points