Brian Bettles causes mayhem towing a boat during Thunder Mountain Speedway’s Day of Destruction Sunday.

Brian Bettles causes mayhem towing a boat during Thunder Mountain Speedway’s Day of Destruction Sunday.

Gordon Bettles wins Day of Destruction title

Thunder Mountain Speedway’s Day of Destruction Sunday definitely lived up to its name.

Thunder Mountain Speedway’s Day of Destruction Sunday definitely lived up to its name.

Rainfall during the day created a perfect storm of carnage for the annual hit to pass as Gordon Bettles repeated as champion for the second straight year, edging his father, Brian Bettles, to claim the title.

Third place went to a newcomer to the scene, Ken Waslen of Hanceville.

TMS treasurer Lynn Dunford said the hands down crowd pleaser was Quesnel’s Jason Howlett.

“Drivers then had the opportunity to spin the motorhome, driven by Marius Dunford, to earn an extra $100 prize,” she said.

Two boats and two trailers were pulled behind cars in the main event, and while the rainfall continued, destruction followed in its path, before the sun peaked out just in time for the final car to cross the finish line.

During the smoke show competition the hit to pass car of Howlett’s slightly beat out a truck driven by Cody Swan and co-piloted by Sydney Pye.

“Darren Pye [was a] longtime racer at TMS but passed away a few years ago,” Lynn said.

“Guarantee papa was proud of Sydney and Cody for this great tribute.”

On Saturday, the season’s Points Championship Race took place, however, results will be released during the TMS Awards Banquet on Oct. 24.

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