Ethan's good friend and fellow 2017 CMDRA racer Leith Darrach (currently living in Australia) offered Ethan a deal he could not pass up! "Why don't you come down here and race for a couple weeks on my bike.” Leith said. Ethan was speechless at the offer and quickly accepted and began making arrangements to make the trip to Willowbank Raceway happen.
Leith and Ethan lined up at the CMDRA Spring Nationals 2017. Now Ethan will be riding Leith's colourful Hayabusa in Australia!
The first stop on the busy calendar will be the Winternational's "Warm Up" event. Ethan will do his best to overcome jet-lag and become accustomed to a completely new bike. "There's plenty to do the first few days we are there. We need to set the bike up for my weight and riding style, plus get the power to ground and show we are there to compete for the win!" Ethan stated.
Once the "Warm Up" event has concluded the pair intend on spending a couple of days pouring over the data and fine tuning the bike in preparation for the biggest drag racing event outside North America, The 52nd Annual Gulf Western Oil Winternationals! This is a mammoth event with hundreds of competitors racing in over a dozen classes. Ethan and Leith will be competing side by side in the IHRA Extreme Bike class.