Sound of speed

Local racer Dave Olson lead all 100 of the laps at the ASA OK Tire Challenge 100 lap main event.



Local racer Dave Olson lead all 100 of the laps at the ASA OK Tire Challenge 100 lap main event on Saturday, taking first on the La-Z-Boy recliner to relax after the adrenaline charged race.

Qualifying started at 5 p.m. and racing continued through to 9:30 p.m. under a beautiful blue sky. It was the kind of weather that should have birds chirping, but by the oval, the roar of small explosions contained by V8s ran roughshod over every other sound within a kilometre.

The sound chased the bright streaks of colours around the track in a whirlwind of noise and fury when the ASA cars took to the track.

Olson started on the pole position and never let up, trailing all 21 cars in the field, despite a host of yellow flags that kept the cars close together for most of the race.

It was second place finisher, Korbin Thomas of Williams Lake who was fastest around the oval, making the lap in a bit over 15 seconds.

The Street Stocks and Mini Stocks warmed the crowd up for the sound and the fury that was the 100-lap main event, with a little less noise and a little less speed, easing the spectators into the main event.

In the street stocks, Cam Graham beat the local racers to finish first in the main event.

Williams Lake’s Tim Westwick took the checkered flag in the A dash, with John Chatwin ad Matt Byrd taking the B and C dash.

Byron Hesslegrave, of the QARA, took the A heat, with Chatwin winning again in the B heat leading up to the main event.

Graham took the fastest lap of the night for the street stocks.

In the Mini Stocks, Dustin Brown of QARA won the A heat on the way to winning the main event.

Brian Zipser had the fastest time of the night for the smaller cars.

Chris Closson of QARA won his C dash, then went on to win the B heat.

PGARA’s Devin Barks was the lone winner from out of town, taking the checkered flag in the A dash.

Mike Garcia was the fastest in the B dash  and Delena Sargent took the D dash.

The racers will take to the track again Aug. 17 to continue their quest for the lead in the points championship.