Cars round the track Saturday during the black flag lap at Thunder Mountain Speedway's annual Memorial Race.

Cars round the track Saturday during the black flag lap at Thunder Mountain Speedway's annual Memorial Race.

Thunder Mountain Speedway hosts Memorial Race

Thunder Mountain Speedway in Williams Lake celebrated the lives of racers and helpers who have passed away Saturday night.

  • Aug. 25, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Thunder Mountain Speedway in Williams Lake celebrated the lives of racers and helpers who have passed away Saturday night with its annual Memorial Race.

All cars from each of the speedway’s three divisions — pro mini, bone stock and street stock — participated in black flag memorial laps in memory and honour of the night’s theme.

Meanwhile, drivers were fiercely competing on the track for season points standings in all three divisions.

In the bone stock class it was division leader Gordon Bettles bringing home the checkered flag in the main event to extend his lead over his dad, Brian Bettles, who finished second, in the division. Evan Fontaine rounded out the third-place spot on the night, while Colin Sanford and Shawn Knott were fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 10-car field.

In the pro mini division a tight battle between Allen Roberts and Tim Roberts is shaping up as the season winds down.

Allen edged Tim in the main event to accumulate 19 points on the night, while Tim followed closely behind with 15. In the overall points standings Allen has 69 points, while Tim has 66.

Marius Dunford occupies the third-place spot in the division, however, didn’t race Saturday.

In the street stock division Donny Kunka won the main event, however, still trails significantly in the points standings behind Cole Byrd in first, Kane Fraser in second and Byron Hessel-Grave in third.

Byrd currently has a four-point lead over Fraser in the overall standings heading into Thunder Mountain Speedway’s final points event of the season, the Points Final Championship Racing on Sept. 19.

Following that, on Sept. 20, TMS hosts its Day of Destruction feature a hit to pass, trailer races, boat races and a king of the hill.

Action Sept. 19 starts at 4 p.m. with qualifying, before races get underway at 5 p.m.

On Sept. 20 the Day of Destruction kicks off at noon.