"We should be quite a bit faster and are looking at improving times," noted Vandereyken, of Acton, Ontario. "And the bike will look a little different."
The rider of the Animal Racing entry placed third in Championship Point Award Series last year in the PBSS, presented by Wiseco Performance Products. And with a larger 1500 cc engine replacing the previous 1425 cc unit, Vandereyken is expecting to better his mid-eight second times. He qualified for all PBSS races last year with the Suzuki, and highlighted his season with a victory at the Cayuga Dragway during the track’s South Coast Community Weekend. He said he plans to run the entire PBSS circuit this year.
His Pro Bike ride is a 1982 Suzuki GS1100E model with a new engine and larger carburetors sitting on a modified frame and a five-speed transmission. Louise Reid is crew chief for the team, and sponsorship is courtesy of Halton Power and Koojo Powder Coating.
The 2014 season for all three series opens May 16-18 at the Grand Bend Motorplex with the running of the RPM Magazine / Lucas Oil MAYHEM at the BEND Presented By Mickey Thompson Tires.
The Pro Modified Racing Association (PMRA), www.PMRA.ca enters its 10th season of popular Pro Modified racing this year, while the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, presented by NAPA Auto Parts, www.Quick32.ca will begin its sixth season, and the Pro Bike & Sled Series (PBSS) presented by Wiseco Performance Products, www.PBSS.ca begins its fourth year of operation. Several times during the race season all three series compete at the same weekend events, offering a colourful, diverse, and exciting package of drag racing action.
Photo Credit: Robert Stire Photography and Dale Boeru ~ www.CanadianDragRacer.ca
-- From PBSS