Racing, Paddlefest this weekend

Thunder Mountain Speedway is slamming into gear for its final race weekend of the season.

Thunder Mountain Speedway is slamming into gear for its final race weekend of the season — a weekend jammed from start to finish with action.

On Saturday, Sept. 19, TMS hosts its Points Championship Race where season champions in bone stock, pro-mini and street stock will be crowned. Qualifying laps start at 4 p.m. with racing to follow at 5 p.m.

Then on Sunday, Sept. 20, TMS brings in its Day of Destruction.

A hit to pass, trailer races, boat races, smoke show and king of the hill will all highlight the day’s carnage. Qualifying begins at noon, with racing getting underway at 1 p.m. For more visit www.thundermountainspeedway.ca.

Paddlefest this weekend

From Sept. 18-20, paddlers worldwide will converge on the hamlet of Likely for the 24th annual Unlikely Paddlefest.

The event takes place on the Quesnel River starting at downtown Likely and ending at Quesnel Forks. Paddling also takes place down the Cariboo River converging at Quesnel Forks.

Organizers note the sockeye salmon run is in full swing and the weekend is shaping up to be a good one filled with kayaking, rafting and observing the salmon run.