After a long off-season Ethan was finally back aboard his trusty turbocharged GSX-R1000 nicknamed "Eleanor" at the CMDRA Summer Nationals June 30-July 1.
Thursday, 05 July 2018 13:27 Published in Rider and Team Releases
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
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
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
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