QARA members race to the end of the season

As the racing season comes to a close, it is a mad dash for competitors to bring in one final win in an attempt to be overall champion.

  • Sep. 19, 2014 10:00 a.m.

As the racing season comes to a close, it is a mad dash for competitors to bring in one final win in an attempt to be overall champion.

The Quesnel Auto Racing Association (QARA) was at the track again for another loop around the oval.

Members of Quesnel, Prince George and Williams Lake auto racing association were out in force for the Sept. 13 races.

Racing in with the fastest time for the Quesnel Iron Street Stock races was local driver Byron Hesselgrave. Hesselgrave also drove in for first place in the A Dash.

QARA member Gabe Schwemler flew by his opponents and into first place in the B Dash and the A Heat.

In the main event QARA racers dominated on the home track. First place went to driver Jason Howlette, following behind in second place was Jesse Fisher and Henry Peterson took home third place for the evenings races.

For the Fireworks Warehouse Mini Stocks speeding around the track with the fastest time was QARA member Chris Closson.

In the A Dash Prince George racer Justin Hall returned home successful, flying by the local competitors for a first place win.

For the B Dash, Gabe Schwemler raced in place of his injured brother Masyn Schwemler. Despite the change in vehicle, Gabe took control of the track with ease, racing in for a first place win.

Local racer Mike Garcia drove for a first place win in the A Heat.

First place in the main event went to QARA member Dustin Brown, speeding by the other racers and holding the winning position as the checkered flag dropped.

QARA member Chris Closson raced behind in second place, while Prince Geroge driver Justin Hall followed in third.

With only two races left, the points are stacking up. For the street stock, first place with a grand total of 157 points is Byron Hesselgrave and with a 20-point lead on second place Hesselgrave is the racer to beat.

Fellow QARA member Henry Peterson is ranked in second place with 137 point and following in third with 132 point is Jason Howlett.

Local mini stock racer Dustin Brown is holding first place with a total of 208 points. Second place so far in the season is Terry Braman with 197 points and Mike Garcia is holding third place with 183 points.

The next and final event for the QARA 2014 season will be the Fall Classic, Sept. 27 – 28.

Time trials are at 4 p.m. with racing beginning at 4:45 p.m.


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