Speedway wraps up season

Marius Dunford, president of Thunder Mountain Speedway, said fans at Saturday’s season points final were treated to some phenomenal racing.

Tim Westwick (No. 56) and Patrick Senko drive during the blindfolded race Sunday

Tim Westwick (No. 56) and Patrick Senko drive during the blindfolded race Sunday

Marius Dunford, president of Thunder Mountain Speedway, said fans at Saturday’s season points final were treated to some phenomenal racing.

“We had some really close racing,” he said. “A lot of people were excited.

“The bone stocks went right down to the last corner.”

There, George Giesbrecht, after trailing Sean Kelly for almost the entire race, snuck inside to take the lead and the win in the final corner.

The Thunder class main event saw Tim Westwick edge Jesse Fisher in another nail biting finish.

“That went right down to the wire, too,” Dunford said. “It was just bumper to bumper.”

In the Heartland Toyota Pro Mini main event it was Tim Roberts taking the checkered flag.

Season points totals aren’t being disclosed yet, Dunford said. They’ll be presented later at Thunder Mountain’s year-end banquet.

“All in all I think we had a pretty good season,” he said. “Hopefully it continues next year.”

Sunday featured a crash to pass and novelty races.

The results were as follows:

• Blindfolded race — Westwick with co-pilot Brad Bednarz; Crash to Pass trophy dash — Cole Byrd (Quesnel); Backwards Race — Mike Scott; Reverse Race — Bednardz; Pit Crew Challenge — Westwick; King of the Hill — Scott; Smoke Show — Westwick and Bednarz; Crash to Pass — Cole Byrd.

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