Drivers scramble for points as racing season closes on finals

QARA holds it's penultimate weekend of racing, Aug. 18.

Blaine Clarke leads the Mr. MIkes Mini Stocks around turn two in one of the early heats.

Last weekend the QARA showed their fans how much they appreciated them with a change of price for admission to great racing to only a non-perishable food item.

The non-perishable admittance fee went to the Quesnel Food Bank. Organizers were happy with the haul they could drop off to add food to the larders of the food bank.

Last Saturday’s racing was the penultimate weekend of racing, with only one more regular event scheduled before the invitational and points final in September.

So, with the points final bearing down hard on the racers, the driving was fierce.

Derek Christianson, from Williams Lake, took the fastest time in the Iron Street Stocks in number 18.

Local Jason Howlett took the ‘A’ dash in car three. Dave Zacharias, from Quesnel, took the top spot in the B dash in number 57. Sam Fields rounded out the dash winners, taking the C dash in his number 41 car.

Derek Brears, from Quesnel, took the A heat in his number 12 car, while Zacharias kept his win streak going in the B heat.

In the main event, racers rubbed fenders to nudge their way to the front. Henry Peterson, racing out of Quesnel, was third across the line in his number 11 car, preceded by Derek Christianson, out of Williams Lake, in car 18. But it was Brears continuing his win streak from the A heat who took the top place and the visit from the trophy girl.

Terry Braman, from Quesnel, was the fastest around the track in the Mr. Mikes Mini Stocks in his number 52 car.

In the dashes, the locals claimed all three of the tops spots. Eric Farnsworth took the top spot in the A dash in his number three car. In the B dash, Blaine Clarke, in his 44 car, took first.  Jas Sabbarwal, in his number two car, took the checkered flag in the C dash.

Braman continued his domination of races in the A heat. Local Mike Garcia took the B heat in his number nine car.

In the final round of the mini stocks, the main event, Farnsworth came in third, with Braman in second and Clarke taking first.

The next race is on Saturday, Sept. 15 and will feature both the street stocks and the mini stocks. Following that race, on Sunday, the Gold Pan Speedway will host the invitational and the points final for the season.

 

Top 5 in points

 

Mr. Mikes Mini Stocks

 

Damion Shaunessey 125

Mark Zacharias 121

Blaine Clarke 115

Gabe Schwemler 104

Luke Zacharias 102

 

Quesnel Iron Stocks

 

Derek Brears QARA 153

Henry Peterson QARA 149

Derek Christianson  WL 42

Mike Lefebvre  QARA 116

Dave Zacharias QARA 60

Just Posted

Cannabis bylaw defeated, new councillors in favour of private store option

The council meeting on Tuesday evening (Nov. 20) also included a public hearing on the bylaw

Forestry Hockey League: Serenity continues to dominate while BCS snoozes

Steve Dodge updates us on the FHL happenings in weeks eight and nine

Three locals win big at Moonlight Madness

Local shopping night saw three residents win exciting prize packages

PHOTOS: cedar swag workshop a hit at Wells Winter Kick Off

Wells locals and visitors created some festive decor at the weekend event

VIDEO: B.C. legislature clerk, sergeant at arms suspended for criminal investigation

Clerk of the House Craig James, Sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz on administrative leave

Former NHL player and coach Dan Maloney dies at 68

Maloney coached the Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets

Ex-MSU president charged with lying to police about Nassar

Lou Anna Simon was charged Tuesday with lying to police during an investigation

Police looking into two more incidents at private Toronto all-boys’ school

Police and the school have said two of the prior incidents involved an alleged sexual assault

Police aim to prevent retaliation after Hells Angel found dead under B.C. bridge

IHIT confirms Chad Wilson, 43, was the victim of a ‘targeted’ homicide

Otter makes a snack out of koi fish in Vancouver Chinese garden

Staff say the otter has eaten at least five fish

B.C. lumber mills struggle with shortage of logs, price slump

Signs of recovery after U.S. market swings, industry executive says

25% of Canadians still won’t say they use pot, survey says

Statistics Canada poll says Canadians on average were 18.9 years old when they first tried pot.

Canucks’ 50/50 jackpot expected to surpass $1 million

The guaranteed prize for one lucky winner will be $500,000 minimum when Vancouver hosts LA Nov 27

Most Read