Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Round Five: Lilienthal leads PMRA series going into KC Auto Parts Family Day Celebration final event

Final 2005 stop for Pro Modified teams this weekend at Toronto Motorsports Park

By Bruce F. Mehlenbacher, Director of Operations

August 29, 2005, CAYUGA, ON – Consistency, perfect attendance, and an event win has given Joe Lilienthal the lead in the Pro Modified Racing Association (PMRA), www.promodifiedracing.com series for 2005, as the PMRA heads to its fifth race this weekend’s KC Auto Parts Family Day Celebration at Toronto Motorsports Park in Cayuga, Ontario.

The Kenmore, NY driver has been at all previous PMRA events this year, and with some solid semi-final round action plus a win in the July Luskville Dragway race in his Jeep-bodied Pro Mod, Lilienthal has amassed 1260 points in the 22-team standings.

And fellow Western New Yorker and PMRA competitor Jack Grainy is not far behind with 1200 points in the Grainy Brothers 1990 Beretta entry, while Mr. Consistent, Joe Boniferro of Niagara Falls, ON, is presently third in the PMRA standings with 1180 points in the Smokin Joe’s 1999 Avenger.

The Camaro of Strathroy, ON’s Dave Earhart is tied for fourth with Kasey Janzen of St. Catharines, ON, and his Lumina Z34. Both drivers have 1140 points. And next is Larry Sinke of Welland, ON with 1080 points. Sinke and his Hammer Racing ‘67 Nova are fresh off their recent Skyview Drags victory.

For a complete standings listing, go to the PMRA website, http://www.promodifiedracing.com/.

The TMP race is the final scheduled race for the series for 2005. PMRA officials and Lancaster Motorsports Park are still working to reschedule the recently rained-out Lancaster event of August 19.

PMRA registration and inspection is to take place September 2, starting at four p.m., as part of the KC Auto Parts Family Day Celebration over the long weekend.

Qualifying sessions will be held at one and three p.m. September 3, with eliminations for the eight quickest teams to start at seven p.m.

The semi-finals are to be run at 8:15 p.m., and the PMRA final at 9:30 p.m.

Chicago-style shootout competition will take place Sunday, September 4, with qualifying at 11 a.m. and one p.m., and the final at three p.m. Special awards at this event include the Darren Mayer Performance Engineering (DMPE) Low Qualifier Bonus and the Bear’s Performance Products Consistent Qualifier Bonus.

For information about the KC Auto Parts Family Day Celebration at Toronto Motorsports Park call 1.905.772.0303 (Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET) or visit online at www.torontomotorsportspark.com.

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