Ethan had a determined focus heading into the 3rd
event of the 2014 CMDRA Season. He was significantly back in the
Championship points and knew he needed a win in order to have a
chance for a number one plate come September.
A rule change went through since the last event which
now means the Pro Street class has an option to run a 7" slick.
This was in response to the less than stellar grip levels at many
of the tracks in the past. This tire change is meant to offer the
riders increased safety as well as more consistent performance
so that they can tune better and ultimately put on a better show
Right out of the gate the new tire option was helping
all the Pro Street pilots at Fort St. John's Northern Lights Raceway
with Ethan jousting back and forth with rival Rob Aston for top
qualifying. Ethan was on top until the final round, and Rob just
edged out a .02 second lead, his 7.74 to Ethan's 7.76. Even though
Rob had won the battle, the war was far from over.
Ethan poured over the data all evening in order
to come up with a winning tune for Sunday. In the morning test
session Ethan posted an amazing 7.69 / 181 pass; to date the quickest
Pro Street pass ever at this venue. In the final run of the day
Ethan found that extra bit of power and was able to shatter that
previous run with a stellar 7.57 / 182 to take the win.
Ethan and Rob battling head to head for the win
Ethan will be back in action September 6-7 for the
CMDRA Prairie Nationals at Castrol Raceway
in Edmonton, AB.
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