Friday, November 11, 2005

Pro Modified Racing Association to run at Toronto Motorsports Park in 2006

TMP first to sign up for PMRA series next season as part of KC Auto Parts Family Day Celebration

Cayuga, ON – The Pro Modified Racing Association (PMRA), will be returning to Toronto Motorsports Park for the KC Auto Parts Family Day Celebration as part of the drag racing series 2006 tour.

"We had two great shows with the PMRA in 2005, and are excited the group is returning in 2006," said TMP’s General Manager Lorraine Bergstrand. "This series puts on a great show, and we are looking forward to another."

The popular PMRA Pro Modifieds are scheduled to return to the IHRA-sanctioned quarter-mile strip in Cayuga, ON, Saturday, June 24, 2006.

The TMP event is the first of several for the series in 2006. Entering into its second year of operation, the PMRA has at present 22 teams on its roster from Ontario, New York, and Pennsylvania.

"The PMRA is very happy to return to TMP, said KC Auto Part’s Kasey Janzen. "This is an outstanding track, considered by many to be one of the best drag strips in Canada. The track is also very popular with the teams."

In the first-ever PMRA race held in May of 2005, Carl Spiering of Jordan Station, ON, in the Spiering Motorsports Eaton Cutler-Hammer entry, took out Barrie, ON’s Al Billes for the victory at the 50-year old Kohler Road facility.

PMRA officials are in negotiations with several tracks at present for 2006, both eighth and quarter-mile tracks in Ontario, Quebec, Michigan, and New York with the plan of presenting a six -event drag racing series in 2006.

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

Joining the PMRA Pro Modifieds at Toronto Motorsports Park will be the Can-Am Stock/Super Stock Series. This popular grass-roots drag series which features competitors from Ontario and New York, was formed in 1996, and continues to grow each season. The participants, known for their awesome wheelies, are fan favorites wherever they appear.

In its second year of operation, the PMRA will provide drag race fans 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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