Langley’s Josh Wilson (left) takes a pounding during Friday night’s Crash to Pass at Thunder Mountain Speedway.

Langley’s Josh Wilson (left) takes a pounding during Friday night’s Crash to Pass at Thunder Mountain Speedway.

Crash to Pass and All Class Invitational crowd pleasers

Hundreds of fans turned up for the biggest racing weekend of the year at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Williams Lake.

Hundreds of fans turned up for the biggest racing weekend of the year at Thunder Mountain Speedway. And this year’s action didn’t disappoint.

Friday night fans were treated to a free-for-all of carnage, mayhem and wrecks when 18 drivers from around B.C. pushed their cars and trucks to the brink of a trip to the scrap yard in the Crash to Pass extravaganza.

Williams Lake’s Carl Rosk, the only driver who chose to enter a pickup truck in the race, kept a consistent pace throughout the 100-lap main event, ultimately taking home first place and the checkered flag. Shortly behind him was Quesnel’s Richard Davis in second, followed by Agassiz’s Bill Koenders in third.

Koenders, to his credit, survived a nasty wreck late in the race, flipping his car twice before it landed on its roof. However, just before first aid and track personnel were able to pull him out of the crushed vehicle, Koenders emerged by himself, flailing his hands in the air, signaling to the crowd he was OK. For that he was awarded the best roll over and crowd pleaser award.

Saturday night Thunder Mountain hosted the All Class Invitational, featuring drivers from throughout the province.

In the main event George Giesbrecht took the checkered flag in the Bone Stocks, Chris Collson (Quesnel) won Thunders and Billy Beasley (Agassiz) claimed the Heartland Toyota Pro Mini.

Overall winners in the bone stock class were Sean Kelly and Giesbrecht, who tied for first. In the Thunder Class Tim Westwick took the top spot, while Beasley claimed the Heartland Toyota Pro Mini title. In Street Stocks Riley Sagar won the overall championship.

For full results visit www.thundermountainspeedway.ca.

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