Drivers competed with heavy hearts Saturday at Thunder Mountain Speedway during the annual Memorial Race.
But after a four-car paint swap during the first lap it was a clean sweep for No. 25 George Giesbrecht in the Bone Stock class. Giesbrecht took first place in the qualifying, trophy dash, heat and main event.
Meanwhile, the No. 35 car driven by Jesse Fisher in the Thunder class followed suit sweeping all four races in his division, as well.
Thunder Mountain executive member Lynn Dunford said Saturday’s results should make for some interesting matchups at the track’s next and final event.
“It’s going to make for some fine racing on Sept. 8 at the Points Final Championship as now only one point separates Giesbrecht and the No. 66 driven by Sean Kelly in the Bone Stock,” she said.
“Fisher is [also] closing the point spread on Tim Westwick’s No. 56 in the Thunders.”
In the Heartland Toyota Pro Mini class it was the No. 20 car driven by Allen Roberts — the youngest driver in the class — posting the fast time during qualifying.
Later, Marius Dunford’s No. 2 car went on to capture the checkered flag in the trophy dash, before Tim Roberts, in his No. 25 car, claimed the heat and main event.
Dunford said a big thank you is in order to Williams Lake Heartland Toyota, the Williams Lake RCMP for leading the black flag lap, Taylor Made Cakes and Sweets and all the drivers, volunteers and fans.
Coming up at Thunder Mountain Speedway is the Points Final Championiship race Sept. 8, followed the next day by the final Crash to Pass of the season and Fun Day novelty racing.