QARA wraps up season with racing weekend

The Quesnel Auto Racing Association wraps up their season with a weekend of speed.

Donny Kunka’s 37 roars around the QARA track.

QARA wrapped up their racing season last weekend, packing both Saturday and Sunday with racing.

Saturday featured the street stocks as well as the mini stocks, while Sunday was the invitational and points final.

Hannah Braman, despite a crash in August was able to participate, giving out trophies as the trophy girl instead of competing for them

On Saturday, Chris Clauson, in number 18, was the fastest around the track in the street stock class.

Jason Howlett, in car three, took the A dash. Tim Westwick, racing out of Williams Lake, took the B dash in car 56. In the C dash, Matt Byrd took the checkered flag in number six.

In the heats, another Williams Lake Driver, Arnie Kunka took the top spot in the A. In the B heat, Byrd managed his second win of the evening.

Kunka went on to take the checkered flag in the main event, followed by Derek Brears in car 12 and Dustin Brown in number 11.

Terry Braman, in number 52, took the fastest lap in the mini stocks.

Nathan Linfitt came down from Prince George to take the A dash in car 26. Another Prince George driver, Devin Barks, was fastest in the B dash. Mark Farnsworth, in car five, finished off the trifecta of PGARA drivers by taking the B dash. Mike Garcia rounded out the dashes with a win in the D dash.

Despite the heat from the PGARA drivers in the dashes, the heat winners were all QARA drivers. Mark Zacharias took the flag in the A heat in car 56, while Eric Farnsworth was fastest in the B heat, in car three.

The PGARA drivers came back in the main event to take both the first and second. Linfitt took the checkered flag, with Barks following close behind. Jason Schapanasky, from Vernon came up to grab third in car 5X.

Arnie Kunka took the fastest time on Sunday in the street stocks.

On Sunday, John Vanderweil, from Prince George, took the checkered flag in the A dash, in car 22. In the B dash, Jason Howlett, in his car three, took the B dash. Jeff Lefebvre, in car 55, took the top spot in C dash.

Vanderweil continued his winning ways in the A heat. Westwick took his second win of the weekend in the B.

Vanderweil continued his domination in the main event, taking first over Dustin Brown, in car 11, in second and Matt Byrd, in number six in third.

Braman took both the fast time and the A dash in the Mr. Mikes Mini Stocks. Schapanasky took the B dash. In the C dash, Mark Zacharias took the checkered flag. In the D dash, Brain Zipser lapped the track the quickest.

Braman continued to race well into the heats, taking the flag in the A heat. In the B heat, Eric Farnsworth was the fastest.

Despite a good showing by local drivers, the main event podium was an all PGARA affair. Lawrence Barks, in car 08, took the top spot, followed by Tyler Case, in number 82 and Devin Barks, in number 18, in third.

QARA is still tabulating results for the points final. Keep an eye out for next week’s Observer for results.

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