One last chance to let it all out on the drag strip

Penticton Herald - - SPORTS -

The last drag race of the 2017 sea­son is now in the his­tory books for Wine Coun­try Rac­ing As­so­ci­a­tion (WCRA).

The troop of vol­un­teers and spon­sors worked their magic yet again at the Osoy­oos air­port. This past Sun­day WCRA had 94 drivers reg­is­tered and ready to show off their stuff to well over 400 fans. This is how peo­ple like to spend Thanks­giv­ing week­end at Richter Pass Mo­tor­plex. The fi­nal rounds of the day played out as fol­lows: Sports­man’s Bracket: Jim Behnke (Mis­sion, B.C.) drove his 1971 Ply­mouth Scamp to vic­tory over Blair Ogilvy (Osoy­oos) and his Chevro­let pickup.

Pro Bracket: Jim Pig­got (Salmon Arm) took the tro­phy in his 1971 Ply­mouth Duster away from Mark Sher­riff (Sum­mer­land) and his Deputy Diesel 2005 Chevro­let pickup.

Su­per Pro Bracket: Bucky Stewart (Lan­g­ley) zipped the tro­phy home in his 1967 Chevy II. Stewart drove past Kayle Shaw (Pen­tic­ton) in his 1973 drag­ster.

Bike/Sled: Stu­art Eck­ley (Osoy­oos) reigned vic­to­ri­ous on his 2002 Kawasaki 2X9, by beat­ing out Dale Senkiw (Kelowna) on his 1984 Suzuki G5 1150.

Re­ac­tion Time: This week­end’s win­ner of re­ac­tion time was only .001 of a sec­ond off of a per­fect launch. Con­grats to Dean Rus­sell (Pen­tic­ton) in his 1967 Mer­cury Comet Caliente.

Ron Tasker Me­mo­rial/Sports­man of the year: James Lutz with his 1966 Ford Fair­laine shares the award with twin brother Ja­son Lutz (both of En­derby) and his 1966 Ford Fair­laine.

Both gen­tle­men ex­hib­ited good sports­man­ship, a sin­cere will­ing­ness to help around the track, and pro­mote the WCRA en­thu­si­as­ti­cally to their friends, rel­a­tives and any­one else in En­derby who is will­ing to lis­ten.

The track has been all packed up for the win­ter, but rest easy know­ing that your favourite teams and drivers are al­ready tear­ing their ve­hi­cles down to make im­prove­ments.

DAN HOD­SON/Spe­cial to the Her­ald

Father/son drag rac­ing duo Ken and War­ren Brown of Oliver line up for a grudge match at Richter Pass Mo­tor­plex last Sun­day in Osoy­oos. Nei­ther of the Brown men snagged a tro­phy last week­end, but when fun runs in your blood, the week­end is never a loss.

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