CONTRIBUTION · 3rd August 2010
The weather was great and the sun shone the entire time (right up until clean-up). Awesome Car counts for the whole weekend and spectators coming out to enjoy the show.
Everything went off without a hitch we couldnít have asked for anything better. Our feature vehicle brought to us by Astral Media Ė the 2006 PT Cruiser with driver Nitro Mike, wowed the crowds with spectacular runs and gave them much more then we could have asked for. We are really happy and excited to have had Mike and his team join us from the Fraser Valley down in Mission and wish them all the best until next time!
The action didnít stop there with everyone really putting on a show for the crowd and other racers. On Sunday we kicked things off with our points bracket racing and the Junior Dragsters who were first up to the plate. First place went to Tanner Daum, second to Lou Ribeiro and third place went to Chris Cook. Cook is one of the young guys getting behind the wheel for the first time this year and is turning out to be a fierce competitor for the rest of the Junior field.
Next up we ran our Snowbike field with John Symes taking first. Symes was also awarded the Riverboat Days champion being able to take the coveted trophy home and put on his mantel until next year.
Parking his truck and trying his luck on a sled Robin Kilgren worked his way up the ladder to second place taking out some fierce and consistent racers. Third place went to Jim Braid one of the other regulars on the champions podium. Next up we ran our Pro class. These are the cars that run their cars as close to 7.35 as possible. First place went to Chris Bie, second place to Doug McPhadyen (working his way up the charts) and third to Mike Gregory whoís been itching to race all season long and finally got his Pony Toyota on the tarmac.
Last but certainly not least our Super Pro guys; the biggest and some of the fastest on the track. First place was won by Kris Barnett who was trying to solidify his place in the points race. Second place went to Rick Lundrigen who as far back as I can remember is a first time racer on our track. Third saw Paul Soares make his mark in the points race.
Mondayís action brought out some more racers as it had promise of bigger payouts and a lot of really exciting action.
Running a Quick 8 field meant picking the 8 fastest cars from the day and putting them in a fight for the title of the quickest car.
Paul Soares took the top qualifying spot to kick things off running the fastest of the day, but all the glory and prize money went to Bruce Daum who stayed constant throughout the afternoon. To add to the excitement we ran a KING of the YXT putting the rest of the car count up against each other in a fierce competition just to be named King until next race day.
Rick Lundrigen managed to stay out on top and grab hold of the crown winning King of the YXT. As if these two fields werenít enough we gave both classes a chance to get back in on some of the action after being knocked out of the first round in a Gamblers race. Grabbing ahold of the pot at the end of the rainbow was John Wreggitt who hadnít raced in 30 years up until this point, who Iím certain after the tonne of fun he had along with being able to take the bragging rights will be back.
The Prince of the YXT or Junior King went to repeat offender Tanner Daum. Again the weekend was an amazing time we want to thank Nitro Mike and his crew for making the long trek up to Terrace to WOW us and our fans. As well as all of our sponsors and of course our volunteers for whom which this event would not be near what it was. See you at Bike Wars!
Thanks again from the TDRA.