JUNE 11, 2012 – The Canadian Motorcycle Drag Racing Association 2012 Season brought to you by Parts Canada and Drag Specialties moved to Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, AB, on June 9-10 for the Spring Nationals presented by the Harley Davidson Dealers of Northern Alberta.
A delayed start on Saturday saw a brief respite in the rain; however the mid afternoon return of precipitation closed the track part way through the second qualification round and eventually forced the cancellation of the scheduled races.
Pro Modified proved to be the standout class during the limited track time. Tony Clizbe of Brooks, AB, recovered from a failed transmission in his first run to return and record the overall quickest time of 6.769 seconds at 199.07 mph. At 6.893 seconds Len Darnell of Vancouver, WA, was the second quickest for both the class and overall, while 2011 class champion Gary Christopher ran a time of 6.959 as the 3rd bike in the class to break the 7 second mark.
In other classes, local Edmonton racers Kevin Boyer and Al Miles topped qualifying in Top Fuel and Pro Dragster respectively while Calgary’s Ethan Barkley had a pair of 7.85 second runs confirming his position as the one to beat in the Pro Street class.
A complete listing of qualifying times is available online at www.CMDRA.com.
The Canadian Motorcycle Drag Racing Association returns to action with the Sturgis North Nitro Nationals which will take place in Ashcroft, BC, on July 21st and 22nd.
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