Ethan Barkley had to remain focused on performing well at the final event of the season if he wanted to take home the CMDRA Pro Street No. 1 plate. Leaving nothing to chance, a complete teardown of his turbocharged Suzuki GSX-R1000 "Eleanor" was completed prior to arriving at Mission Raceway Park for the 2016 CMDRA season finals.
Thursday, 06 October 2016 15:42 Published in Reports, Results & Points
Coming off his recent win at Northern Lights Raceway two weeks ago, Ethan Barkley had high hopes for even better times at the Blackjack's Roadhouse Prairie Nationals held at Castrol Raceway, Edmonton, AB. The event started off on the right foot as Barkley cruised to a smooth opening pass of 7.64/180 mph on the EB Speed turbocharged Suzuki GSX-R1000.
Friday, 12 September 2014 09:44 Published in Reports, Results & Points
Ethan Barkley arrived at the Northern Lights Raceway in second place in the 2013 CMDRA Championship points race. The bike has been working well but a string of bad luck and technical glitches has hampered this year’s results. Ethan was hopeful that his luck was about to turn around.
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 12:12 Published in Reports, Results & Points
Al Miles of Edmonton, Alberta and his FFR Racing Team arrived at Fort St. John, BC's Northern Lights Raceway for the CMDRA Northern Nationals Presented by Prince George Harley Davidson and Mighty Peace Harley Davidson focused not only on building on a substantial points lead in the Screamin' Eagle Pro Dragster class, but also on maintaining their undefeated record in the 2013 Canadian Motorcycle Drag Racing Association campaign.
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 11:20 Published in Reports, Results & Points
At the 2013 CMDRA season kicked off at N'Lakapxm Eagle Motorplex near Ashcroft, BC, thirteen-time Champion Ethan Barkley came into the event with nothing more than a bike that idled. The last four months had been spent designing and building one of the most state-of-the-art Pro Street turbo systems on the market. Taking on such a task was a massive undertaking and it came down to the final hours before the GSX-R1000 dubbed 'Eleanor' was up and running. But she was far from race ready.
Thursday, 13 June 2013 12:32 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
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