ST-PIE (August 18th, 2008) – It can never be said that the Pro Modified Racing Association presented by Torco Racing Fuels Ontario produces the same race winners each event.
For the running of Third Annual Eaton PMRA Challenge presented by Eaton at the Sanair, Terry Brown joined the group of PMRA event winners with his victory over the weekend.
“This is terrific,” said the Caledonia, Ontario racer. “It’s a long drive to Sanair, but it was sure worth it for our team,” added the driver of the 1971 Dodge Challenger Pro Modified.
“I especially want to thank Jason Greenland and Paul Brown for their help in this victory. I also want to thank Melanie for her help.”
Brown met up with Jack Grainy in the Grainy Brothers 1967 Camaro for the final at Sanair, the fourth event in the six-race 2008 PMRA Tour. It was the first time either team had reached a final in PMRA competition.
Unfortunately Grainy broke in the final round, giving the win to Brown on the eighth-mile track.
Grainy, from North Tonawanda, New York, has been a strong runner this year with his new G-Force Race Cars Camaro, and he set number one qualifier of the. Ike Maier of Tottenham, Ontario, was next, and third was Brown.
Even though he broke in the final, Jack Grainy was pleased with the team’s performance.
“We’re real happy with new our car this year,” said Grainy. “I want to thank everyone at G-Force Race Cars, Mike Stawicki for his engine work, Scott Jahren for his paint work on the car, Jon Salemi and DMPE for their supercharger work, Refreshment Supply and especially Jim Salemi for all of his help.”
Brown took the first round over Randy Jewell of Holley, New York and his turbocharged 1968 Camaro, and then eliminated Joe Boniferro of Niagara Falls, Ontario with the Smokin’ Joe’s 1999 Dodge Avenger. Meanwhile Grainy had advanced by besting Jeff Roth of Kitchener, Ontario and his 1957 Chevy in round one, and Bruce Boland of Hamilton, Ontario in the B&B 1963 Corvette in second round action. Carl Spiering of Jordan Station, Ontario, in the Eaton Cutler-Hammer 1963 Corvette, lost his first-round match against Bruce Boland, as well as Maier with his 1969 Camaro.
With his Sanair victory, Brown jumped up in the 2008 Championship Point Award Series sponsored by Wix Filtration Products, Valvoline, Uni-Select, and Moen to second spot with 1094 points. Boland continues to lead the series with 1136 points, with Roth in third with 1062 points, and Jewell and Boniferro tied for fourth with 1058. The Grainy Brothers are next with 921 points.
“I want to thank the PMRA for giving us the opportunity to race our car, it’s a great series with a talented group of teams,” Brown stated after the race. “It’s a good series, and gets better every year. I also want to thank Interstate Batteries and Pro Fuels for their involvement and support with the Brown racing team.”
The next Pro Modified Racing Association event, the Teamsters Canada Thunder by the Beach Weekend featuring the “Night of Nitro” and Third Annual – PMRA Challenge will take place Saturday and Sunday, August 30-31 at the Grand Bend Motorplex in Grand Bend, Ontario.