Ethan's good friend and fellow 2017 CMDRA racer Leith Darrach (currently living in Australia) offered Ethan a deal he could not pass up! "Why don't you come down here and race for a couple weeks on my bike.” Leith said. Ethan was speechless at the offer and quickly accepted and began making arrangements to make the trip to Willowbank Raceway happen.
Leith and Ethan lined up at the CMDRA Spring Nationals 2017. Now Ethan will be riding Leith's colourful Hayabusa in Australia!
The first stop on the busy calendar will be the Winternational's "Warm Up" event. Ethan will do his best to overcome jet-lag and become accustomed to a completely new bike. "There's plenty to do the first few days we are there. We need to set the bike up for my weight and riding style, plus get the power to ground and show we are there to compete for the win!" Ethan stated.
Once the "Warm Up" event has concluded the pair intend on spending a couple of days pouring over the data and fine tuning the bike in preparation for the biggest drag racing event outside North America, The 52nd Annual Gulf Western Oil Winternationals! This is a mammoth event with hundreds of competitors racing in over a dozen classes. Ethan and Leith will be competing side by side in the IHRA Extreme Bike class.
Wednesday, 29 May 2019 11:36 Published in Rider and Team Releases
Nitro methane was in the air when the motorcycles hit the drag strip during the 2018 NHRA Rocky Mountain Nationals at Edmonton Castrol Raceway on July 13 to 15.
Friday, 20 July 2018 11:30 Published in Reports, Results & Points
Twenty-two-year-old Riley Toth from Medicine Hat, AB can add the title of world champion to his rapidly expanding resume having won the motorcycle class at the NHRA Summit Racing ET Championships at the Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, CA on November 12, 2017.
Sunday, 12 November 2017 22:44 Published in Reports, Results & Points
EDMONTON, AB (September 11, 2017)- Racing action resumed in the Canadian Motorcycle Drag Racing Association with the Oil City Nationals held at Edmonton Alberta’s Castrol Raceway on September 9th and 10th following the cancellation of the previously scheduled Northern Nationals in Prince George British Columbia due to forest fires in the province.
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 08:03 Published in Reports, Results & Points
Rimbey, AB (July 11, 2017)- With no time to rest after his win two weeks ago, Ethan Barkley and the EB Speed team were at the CMDRA Summer Nationals at Central Alberta Raceways in Rimbey, AB on July 6-7.
Tuesday, 11 July 2017 11:56 Published in Rider and Team Releases
Medicine Hat, AB (June 27, 2017)- After a long winter Ethan Barkley was back on his record setting turbocharged GSX-R1000 at the CMDRA season opener, the Badland's Nationals in Medicine Hat Alberta. EB Speed has stepped up to sponsor the class and this increased purse has helped entice a few new faces into the mix.
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 17:00 Published in Rider and Team Releases
Medicine Hat, AB (June 27, 2017)- The 2017 season of the Canadian Motorcycle Drag Racing Association got underway on June 24th and 25th when the series brought its Badlands Nationals to the MHDRA drag strip in Medicine Hat Alberta.
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 12:06 Published in Reports, Results & Points
@NHRA • @VictoryBikes •@MattSmithRacing •@ACdragway •MINNEAPOLIS — November 14, 2016 — Victory Racing’s® Matt Smith this past weekend rode his Pro Stock Victory Motorcycles Gunner to his first win of the season and the first for Victory Motorcycles during the NHRA Auto Club Finals at the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, Calif.
Monday, 14 November 2016 10:57 Published in Reports, Results & Points
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