Around 100 barrel racers will storm the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds for a two-day event on June 22-23, the Stampede Warm-Up.
“We’re hoping for 100 participants,” said Karen Yaworski, one of the event’s organizers. “There’s definitely going to be a lot of out of town competitors.”
Yaworski said they decided to name the event Stampede Warm-Up because for most of the competitors racing it will be precisely that, a chance to get a test-run at the Stampede Grounds.
The action gets under at 1 p.m. both days. The event will also feature $4,000 in added prize money split over both days, plus futurity and derby incentive side pots.
Admission to the event is free with seating available at the infield grandstand. The infield concession will also be open throughout the event.
Entry fees into the event are $50 per day/open, $30/junior, $30/senior and $20/peewee.
Entries must be phoned in to Lori Rankin at 250-392-2584 or at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 17 from 6 to 10 p.m.