SPARTA, ON – The Pro Modified Racing Association (PMRA), www.ProModifiedRacing.com will be racing at St. Thomas Dragway as part of its 2006 tour.
This will be the PMRA’s inaugural event at the storied Sparta facility.
“We are very pleased and excited to include the PMRA on our 2006 schedule of special events,” said St. Thomas Dragway Track Owner and General Manager Dave Mathers. “This series will be a very important part of our Hot Rod Reunion Weekend.”
The popular PMRA Pro Modifieds are scheduled to race at the NHRA-sanctioned eighth-mile strip in Sparta, ON Saturday and Sunday, August 5 and 6, 2006.
At present, the PMRA has three events confirmed for the 2006 season, at Toronto Motorsports Park in Cayuga, ON Saturday, June 24 and the Pro Modified Racing Association is pleased to be running its first event at the Grand Bend Motorplex, to be held over the Labor Day weekend.
"St. Thomas Dragway has been operating since 1962 and is a landmark drag racing facility in Canada,” stated Bruce F. Mehlenbacher, Director of Operations of the PMRA. “Some of the biggest legends of our sport have raced there and it will be a very important stop for the PMRA series.”
For information about the PMRA event at St. Thomas Dragway call 1.519.775.2263 (Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET) or visit online at www.StThomasDragway.com.
PMRA officials are in negotiations with several tracks at present for 2006, both eighth and quarter-mile tracks in Ontario, Quebec, Michigan, New York and Ohio with the plan of presenting a six -event drag racing series in 2006.
Started late in 2004 and entering its second year of operation, the PMRA ran five events in 2005 at four Ontario, Quebec, and New York locations, with a different winner at each track. The PMRA provides drag race fans the opportunity to see and hear popular Pro Modified racing in the class known as “the world’s fastest door slammers.”
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 racecars 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 mehlenbacher@ProModifiedRacing.com
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