GRAND BEND, ONTARIO (September 1, 2013) – The sixth and final event of the 2013 Pro Bike & Sled Series was completed over the “Thunder by the Beach” Weekend at the Grand Bend Motorplex and Ted Glinny marched through the field of motorcycles and snowmobiles to win this race, his third of the year.
And series fellow competitor Dan Cryderman, who had a lead in the Championship Point Award Series, maintained this lead during the event to win his first PBSS championship, which is presented by Wiseco Performance Products. This race ended the third year of the PBSS, which pits Pro Motorcycle against Pro Sled riders in a Sportsman-style drag racing environment.
Pro Bike rider Glinny, of Milton, Ontario, qualified his 2000 Kawasaki in fourth with a 8.462-second, 149.80-mph posting behind the top three qualifiers, John Orfanidis of Toronto, Ontario, Cryderman, of Thamesville, Ontario, and Dave Vandereyken, of Acton, Ontario.
Glinny eliminated Pro Sled riders James Goudreau of Sudbury, Ontario and Bill Anderson of Seaforth, Ontario, and then had a bye run to meet up with number six qualifier and Pro Bike rider Melissa Pluim of Pefferlaw, Ontario.
Glinny’s 8.50, 150.70 gave him enough to eliminate Pluim and her Suzuki in the final and also take his third win of the 2013 season. Vandereyken was a semi-finalist in the event.
Series winner Cryderman qualified sixth for the race, and although he was taken out in first round action, he amassed enough points to win his first PBSS championship with 1118 points.
Glinny placed second in points with 1056 points for the season, while Pro Bike riders Dave Vandereyken placed third with 967 points, the team of Marty Kuiack and Melissa Pluim of Acton fourth with 951 points, and Orfanidis placed fifth with 880 points.
Following the top five in finishing the 2013 PBSS season were Pro Bikers Randy Hope of London, Ontario, Curtis Beck of Milton, Ontario, the team of Danny Staples and Kevin McKay of Beachville, Ontario, and Pro Sled rider Jessica Tourloukis of Innisfil, Ontario.
The Pro Bike & Sled Series, www.PBSS.ca, also competes with its two companion series, the Pro Modified Racing Association, www.PMRA.ca and the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, www.Quick32.ca providing fans and exciting and complete experience of drag racing action.
For more information, please contact:
Bruce F. Mehlenbacher/ Director of Operations
Telephone: (905) 772-1800 Ext. #22
Cellular: (905) 517-5345
Tim Miller/ Media Director
Telephone: (905) 870-1456