Stock car racing kicks off this weekend in Williams Lake when Thunder Mountain Speedway hosts the Wescar Late Model Touring Series.

Stock car racing kicks off this weekend in Williams Lake when Thunder Mountain Speedway hosts the Wescar Late Model Touring Series.

Speedway to welcome Wescar Late Model Touring Series Saturday

The Thunder Mountain Speedway race season will slam into gear this Saturday.

The Thunder Mountain Speedway race season will slam into gear this Saturday when the local track plays host to the Wescar Late Model Touring Series.

On top of the province-wide race series action, local classes including bone stocks, pro minis and street stocks will hit the pavement for their first points-standing outing of the season.

In Wescar racing former Williams Lake resident and longtime Wescar race official Kendall Thomas will look to take back his home track territory after a 10-plus year stint away from driving.

Kendall is building on a solid eighth place finishing during race one of the series in Vernon.

His brother, Korbin, a five-time Wescar champion, will also look to build on the momentum of a third-place run in Vernon.

Williams Lake’s Ryley Seibert, meanwhile, is also coming off a great race one where he set a track record at the Vernon Motoplex Speedway.

Seibert raced to a fourth-place result in the main event.

Hixon’s Dave Olson finished second after holding the lead for multiple laps, while Ian Graham will look to ride the momentum of three straight wins dating back to the end of the 2014 season, as well as an impressive win in Vernon.

Qualifying laps start at 5 p.m., while racing gets underway at 6 p.m.

Thunder Mountain Speedway is located on Bond Lake Road 10 minutes west of Williams Lake along Highway 20.