September 29, 2014- The Canadian Motorcycle Drag Racing Association wrapped up its 2014 campaign with the Season Finals, held on September 27 and 28 at the Medicine Hat Drag Strip in Southern Alberta, and among those taking home hardware was Ethan Barkley of Calgary Alberta who regained the Pro Street title in dramatic fashion.
Arriving in Medicine Hat, Barkley knew he would not only need to win the event, but also set a national record in order to accumulate enough points to overcome the lead of fellow Calgary resident, and reigning 2013 Pro Street Champion, Rob Aston. True to form, Barkley set a new national Pro Street ¼ mile record speed of 192.81 mph, and went on to defeat Aston in a final round showdown, to take home his 14th National CMDRA title.
Following the race, Barkley received additional accolades as his peers presented him with the Trev Deeley Award for Dedication and Contribution to Motorcycle Drag Racing in Canada, as well as the Dennis Mark Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement and the Wrench of the Year Award.
In the other Pro Classes, Burke Forster of Fort St. John BC, won both the Season Finals and 2014 Championship in the BlackJacks Roadhouse Pro Mod class, while Al Miles took home the 2014 Screamin’ Eagle Pro Dragster title, despite be handed his first loss in two years by Evan Barsness of the Berzerkerz Racing Team. Barsness went on to win the event and his first CMDRA trophy.
The Season Finals also featured the annual East vs. West Screamin’ Eagle V-Rod Destroyer matchup with the Eastern Champion, Chris Fox of Fox Harley-Davidson Racing, claiming the National title by defeating the newly crowned Western Champion Jeff Pitre.
A listing of all 2014 CMDRA Championships and Specialty Awards is attached to this document, and complete results of all CMDRA events can be found online at www.CMDRA.com.
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2014 CMDRA Class Champions:
BlackJacks Roadhouse Pro Modified: Burke Forster
Pro Street: Ethan Barkley
Screamin’ Eagle Pro Dragster: Al Miles
Screamin’ Eagle V-Rod Destroyer West: Jeff Pitre
Screamin’ Eagle V-Rod Destroyer East: Chris Fox
Screamin’ Eagle V-Rod Destroyer National Champion: Chris Fox
Super Bike: Shawn Graham
FullBore Marketing Super Street: Brent Gjaltema
Super Gas: Mark Guillet
Screamin’ Eagle Stock XL: Kevin Pettitt
Hot Harley Kevin Pettitt
Street: Mark Hall
V-Pro: Mark Guillet
2014 CMDRA Award Winners
Most Devoted Volunteer: Dave Toth
Best Dressed Team: Bad Habitz Racing
Most Devoted Volunteer Group: Berzerkerz Racing
Rick Davie Memorial Award- Sportmanship On & Off the Track Cory Duncan
Jon Andres Memorial Award- Rookie of the Year Debbie Ramage
Wrench of the Year- In Memory of Dave White Ethan Barkley
Dennis Mark Memorial Award- Outstanding Achievment Ethan Barkley
Trev Deeley Award- Contribution & Dedication to Canadian Motorcycle Drag Racing Ethan Barkley