The checkered flag has dropped on another season at Thunder Mountain Speedway.
On Saturday the staff at TMS hosted its final season points championship races, along with a spectacular crash to pass and the first ever trailer race, billed as a Day of Destruction.
With head-to-head matchups in three racing divisions set to decide who would take home the year’s title, fans were treated to some exciting finishes. That said, this year’s final standings won’t be tallied until TMS’s year-end banquet on Oct. 26.
Fast times in Saturday’s qualifying laps went to Gorden Bettles in the bone stock class, Marius Dunford in the pro-mini class and division leader Arnie Kunka in the street stock class.
In the ‘A’ dash it was George Giesbrecht — in third heading into Saturday’s race — taking home the checkered flag in the bone stock division.
Tim Roberts, meanwhile, was busy chipping away at division leader Allen Robert’s one-point lead heading into Saturday, winning his ‘A’ dash.
And in the street stock division ‘A’ dash it was Arnie, again, crossing the finish line in first place.
Saturday’s heat races went to fourth-place’s Shawn Knott in the bone stock class, third place’s Tim Westwick in the street stock division and Roberts in the pro-mini event.
The main event, however, created some surprises as Allen, the division leader, rebounded from his previous races in the day to claim the checkered flag.
Dunford, again, was solid in the main event — bringing home first place.
And in the street stock main event it was Donny Kunka edging his dad, Arnie, to beat the field. Heading into Saturday Arnie held a nine-point lead over Donny to lead the street stock division.
Following the season points championship the crash to pass cars let loose their mayhem, with Quesnel’s Jason Howlett outlasting three other drivers to win.
Check the Tribune/Weekend Advisor in October for the winners of the season points championship races or visit www.thundermountainspeedway.ca.