Damian Cownden Racing Takes Third Consecutive CMDRA Championship
The 2012 Canadian Motorcycle Drag Racing Association season came to a close on September 8 & 9 at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta. Victoria B.C.’s Damian Cownden, the defending series champion, came into the final race with a 62 point lead over Edmonton’s Kevin Boyer, the 2009 series champion.
The Damian Cownden Racing team struggled with mechanical issues throughout qualifying, missing round 1 completely. Round 2 saw the team make it to the starting line with only seconds to spare, and take the number 1 qualifying spot with a pass of 6.746 at 217.07MPH (349.34KMH). The time held up after the team was forced to sit out round 3 of qualifying with a fuel leak. Overnight the team rebuilt the transmission on the bike so they could make it to the start line for round 1 of eliminations.
Cownden was able to defeat Boyer with a pass of 6.54 at a speed of 219.72MPH (353.63KMH) to move on the final round and secure the championship. The team had a bye run in the final round as their opponent was not able to make the start.
This is the team’s third CMDRA Top Fuel Championship, including 2010, and 2011.
“I’m very proud of what we have accomplished over the last three years, our team has put in countless hours, and our sponsors have supported us every step of the way” commented Damian Cownden about this third consecutive championship.
The next event for the team is the AHDRA (All Harley Drag Racing Association) Jim McClure Nitro Nationals in Rockingham North Carolina, October 13 & 14.
ABOUT DAMIAN COWNDEN RACING
Damian Cownden Racing is based in Victoria British Columbia Canada. The team competes in the CMDRA, NBRA (Nitro Bike Racers Association), NHRA, IHRA, and the AHDRA.
The team won the 2010 CMDRA Top Fuel Nitro Harley-Davidson Championship. For more information please visit www.DCRTopFuel.com, www.facebook.com/DCRTopFuel, and www.youtube.com/DCRTopFuelRacing
The team is supported by a number of sponsors, including Parker Johnston Industries, Steve Drane Harley Davidson Victoria BC, Gasoline Alley Harley Davidson Red Deer Alberta, Tedford Overhead Doors, Nordic Fencing, Doktor Doom, RAP Tech Milling, Canadian Biker Magazine, skullrings.net, Metropol, Airgas, Amsoil, R.E. Cycle, RTR Mechanical, Bulldog Construction, Lordco, joesshowroom.com, Perfections Paint, and Victoria Plating.