Sunny Dyck (left) and Lyn Jorven

Sunny Dyck (left) and Lyn Jorven

Christmas comes early at Thunder Mountain Speedway

Santa Claus came early this year at Thunder Mountain Speedway when Christmas in July drummed up some holiday cheer.

Santa Claus came early this year at Thunder Mountain Speedway when Christmas in July drummed up some holiday cheer at the local race track.

Fans arrived with food and toys to donate to local charities for a chance to be entered into one of several draw prizes.

“Everyone tonight was so generous with donations,” TMS volunteer Sunny Dyck said. “People here are more than spectators. They’re family.”

On the track, bone stocks, pro minis and street stocks were competing for points in the overall season standings.

And in the street stock division, a new track record was set. Byron Hesselgrave became the fastest man to grace the racetrack in the division, setting a record time of 16.979 seconds during his qualifying laps.

Once racing got underway in the division it was Arnie Kunka winning the B dash and Corey Price taking the A dash.

In the heat and main event, Kunka once again captured the checkered flag. Kunka was followed by Garnett Grimard and Price, respectively, in the main event.

In the pro mini class Allen Roberts picked up the fastest qualifying lap and went on to win the main event. Marius Dunford, meanwhile, was the A dash winner and the heat winner. He also finished second in the main event, followed by Terry Braman in third place.

Lastly, in the bone stock division, it was Gordon Bettles who proved to be the fastest posting the fastest qualifying lap and winning the A dash and main event. Justin Hall picked up the victory in the heat, and finished second in the main event, followed by Allen Roberts in third.

The next evening of racing at Thunder Mountain Speedway will be on Aug. 27, when TMS hosts its Memorial Race where the Wescar Late Model Touring Series will make its second appearance of the season in the lakecity.

Bone stocks, pro minis and street stocks will also be in action.

Qualifying begins at 4 p.m., with racing to follow at 5 p.m.