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Mon, 21 May 2012, 09:05 AM

Boland, Wicke, Lichty, and Orfanidis Pace Field in Season Opener for Drag Race Series
Courtesy of Tim Miller


Bruce Boland
Qualifying sessions in the Pro Modified Racing Association, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts, and the Pro Bike & Sled Series presented by Wiseco Performance Products were completed today at the Victoria Day Weekend Challenge at the Cayuga Dragway of Toronto Motorsports Park.

This is the first race of the 2012 season, and the first of six events for the three drag racing series.

Bruce Boland of Hamilton, Ontario, and three-time PMRA champion, set the pace in the PMRA with a 5.984-second, 237.67-mph posting in his 1941 Willys Pro Modified. Qualifying number two was Jeff Roth of New Dundee, Ontario, also in a 1941 Willys with a 5.999, 238.34 run, while Jack Grainy of North Tonawanda, New York, qualified third with a 6.149, 229.63 in his 1967 Chevy Camaro.

John Orfanidis
Two-time Quick 32 Sportsman Series champion Kevin Wicke qualified number one on the Top Sportsman side of the series. Wicke, of Stratford, Ontario, drives a 2006 Dodge Stratus and posted a 6.787, 203.12. Qualifying second was Darryl McMillen of Goderich, Ontario with his 1963 Corvette at 6.938, 199.49, and the 1968 Camaro of Mike Digby of Stirling, Ontario placed third with a 6.960, 199.97.

Taking number one spot in Top Dragster was James Lichty of Linwood, Ontario with a 6.325, 202.67. Rick Kopp of Burlington, Ontario qualified second with a 6.550, 215.55, and Scott Wildgust of Wartburg, Ontario qualified third with a 6.572, 206.10.

Qualifying number one for the PBSS season opener was John Orfanidis of Toronto, Ontario, who posted a 7.872, 172.59 on his 1992 GSXR Pro Bike entry. Kevin McKay of Ingersoll, Ontario qualified second with a 8.042, 160.56 on his Pro Bike GS, and Dan Cryderman of Thamesville, Ontario qualified third with a 8.141, 154.51 on his Suzuki.

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