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NEWS RELEASE · 15th May 2012
Terrace Drag Race Association’s Season Opener brought to you by The Crew at Traction/Bow Valley Machine Shop, was a great way to start the beginning of the new Drag Racing year! We couldn’t have asked for a better weekend, Mother Nature cooperated with us and the sun was shining almost the whole weekend.

On Saturday we ran a King of the YXT with a Gamblers buy for first round knock outs.

Bruce Daum was our King of the YXT for the weekend running rock solid all day long. Following closely in his Father’s steps, Tanner Daum won King of the YXT in the JR. Dragster class. Wade Barnett brought home the Gambler’s Pot.

On Sunday, Mother’s Day, the action continued with some fierce competitors lining up to put it all on the line. Starting with our JR. Dragster division 1st place went to Delaney Ribeiro who also took home the coveted Dave Kester Memorial trophy, getting a perfect 5.00 light in competition, something that is very difficult to do (even for the big boys). Lou Ribeiro her, older brother took 2nd place and Tanner Daum landed himself in 3rd.

Next up was the Sportsman class, Ed Evans a long time racer from Prince Rupert, won his first ever top spot taking 1st place, 2nd going to Doug Ribeiro, jokes were going around that it was a Ribeiro Weekend, truth is they are all tough competitors that love to race! Third place went to Dana Amado.

Our Pro Class was up next with some exciting racing and Craig Baker took 1st place staying consistent all day long. Brandon Roth tried to chase him down and ended up taking 2nd and John Symes trying out a new Bike for this year took 3rd

Next up was our Super Pro Class these are the biggest and fastest cars on the track, and they laid down some heavy rubber. First place went to Paul Amado who ran very consistent all day long keeping his reaction times in the low 5’s all day long. Second place went to Kris Barnett who told his Dad that he belongs in the driver’s seat, and 3rd went to Russ Gutknet.

Again we couldn’t have asked for a better weekend, it was hard to believe this was our “Test and Tune” weekend. We had a great turnout of around 40 racers and a great group of volunteers making it possible you guys are top notch!

See you next race weekend – June16th and 17th for the Canadian Tire Summer Classics!

Saturday King of the YXT & Gamblers:
Tanner Daum – King of the YXT (JR Dragsters)
Bruce Daum – King of the YXT
Gambler’s – Wade Barnett

Sunday’ Bracket Racing (Points):
Delaney Ribeiro – JR Dragsters 1st Place – Who also won the Dave Kester Memorial trophy (Perfect Light 5.00)
Lou Ribeiro – JR Dragster 2nd Place
Tanner Daum – JR Dragster 3rd Place

Ed Evans – Sportsman 1st Place
Doug Ribeiro – Sportsman 2nd Place
Dana Amado – Sportsman 3rd Place

Craig Baker – Pro 1st Place
Brandon Roth – Pro 2nd Place
John Symes – Pro 3rd Place

Paul Amado – Super Pro 1st Place
Kris Barnett – Super Pro 2nd Place
Russ Gutknet – Super Pro 3rd Place

Thanks from the TDRA!