Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Pro Modified Racing Association Champion to be crowned in final event for 2005 at Lancaster Motorsports Park

Courtesy Bruce F. Mehlenbacher

October 12, 2005, CAYUGA, ON – The final event of the Pro Modified Racing Association, (PMRA) season is scheduled for Friday, October 14 at Lancaster Motorsports Park presented by: G-Force Race Cars, Jan-Cen Racing Engines and Oddy's Racing Inc.

Joe Lilienthal from Kenmore, NY leads the PMRA point standings followed by the Grainy Brothers Beretta with Jack Grainy of North Tonawanda, NY. Tied for third is Dave Earhart of Strathroy, ON, with his ’02 Camaro, and Kasey Janzen of St. Catharines, ON, with his Lumina.

Other New Yorkers scheduled to compete include Mark Mitchell of East Otto in his wild-looking “Rude Stude” Pro Modified, and Utica's Fred Jacobs with his 1994 Chrysler LaBaron.

The New Yorkers will face some other heavy competition from Southern Ontario at Lancaster, including Bruce Boland of Hamilton and his Corvette who sits sixth in the standings.

Qualifying is scheduled for 5:00 p.m., 6:15 p.m., and 7:30 p.m., with eliminations to start at 8:45 p.m.

Lancaster has a long tradition in motorsports. With both a drag strip and a paved oval track, Lancaster has presented the best in racing to fans of Western New York and Southern Ontario.

Lancaster Motorsports Park, situated in Clarence, New York, is a one-eighth mile drag strip under International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) sanctioning.

For information about Lancaster Motorsports Park call 1.716.759.6818 (Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET) or visit online at

In its first year of operation, the PMRA will provide fans in Ontario, Quebec, and New York the opportunity to see and hear popular Pro Modified racing in the class known as “the world’s fastest doorslammers.”

The PMRA is a self-governing organization with its own set of technical and safety rules based on the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Pro Modified division. Cars in the PMRA capture the true spirit of hot rodding, and the class offers a widely-diverse group of race cars with different types of 2000-horsepower engines propelling the cars down the quarter-mile in the 6.20-second range at 230 mph.

For more information contact Bruce F. Mehlenbacher

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