Christmas in July brings gifts for race fans

Race fans in Williams Lake were treated to a real gift Saturday when Thunder Mountain Speedway hosted its Christmas In July toy drive.

Race fans in Williams Lake were treated to a real gift Saturday when Thunder Mountain Speedway hosted its annual Christmas In July toy drive racing event.

There Arnie Kunka extended his lead in the overall street stock points class, winning the fast time, dash and heat, before finishing runner up in the main event of the evening. Kunka’s points to date are 71, eight more than second-place driver Donny Kunka — Arnie’s son.

Third place in the street stock division is currently occupied by Terry Judd, followed by TMS president Tim Westwick and Brad Benardz in fourth with 55 points.

In the bone stock division a newcomer to the season points scene scooped up most of the accolades. Chris Closson, racing in his first event of the season, piled up 27 points on the night after winning the fast time and main event in his class.

Meanwhile season points leaders in the bone stock class George Giesbrecht and Robert Petrytshen kept comfortably atop the standings after amassing 15 points on the evening.

Giesbrecht and Petryshen currently sit seven points ahead of second-place driver Brian Bettles, while Gorden Bettles sits third.

And in the pro-mini class there’s a two-way tie for first place. Tim Roberts and Allen Roberts each have 73 points and will wait until TMS’s next event, the Aug. 24 Memorial Race, to settle the score. Tim won fast time, the dash and the main event to take first overall on the night.

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