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
The CMDRA marked the first weekend of August with a special one-day only event at Edmonton’s Castrol Raceway which saw racers establish multiple national records.
Fifteen time CMDRA National Champion Ethan Barkley continues to push the boundaries of the Pro Street class, setting new ET benchmarks of 7.248 seconds in the quarter mile and 4.726 second in the eighth. Barkley also claimed his second victory of the 2016 season, taking over the points lead from long time rival Rob Aston.
Also establishing new records was Carl Mills of Sherwood Park Alberta, who reset the V-Pro record book with an 8.421 second quarter mile and a 5.318 second eighth mile.
Other racing action included a down to the wire finish in the Hawaya Racing Products Pro Dragster class where Doug Casson reached the finish line just 0.04 seconds ahead of reigning champion Hi-Per Al Miles in the final elimination round.
Full results from the Oil City Nationals are available on the CMDRA website. Up next, the CMDRA returns to the MHDRA Drag Strip in Medicine Hat Alberta for the Badlands Nationals on August 20th and 21st.
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Friday, 12 August 2016 11:27 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
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