TMS hosts Fan Appreciation Night

There were smiles from ear-to-ear Saturday night as several youngsters got the chance to feel what it’s like to be ride inside a race car.

Sean Kelly

Sean Kelly

There were smiles from ear-to-ear Saturday night at Thunder Mountain as several youngsters got the chance to feel what it’s like to be strapped inside a race car.

As part of Thunder Mountain Speedway’s regular racing event Saturday — on top of drivers duking it out for trophies, season points and cash — several youth, as part of Fan Appreciation Night, got to hop in the passenger seat, accompanied by series’ drivers, for a few laps of the track.

Once the racing commenced, however, it was all business as drivers put the pedal to the floor for an exciting night of racing.

In the bone stock class it was Sean Kelly motoring away with the big win.

Kelly, in his No. 66 car, won the B-dash, the heat and the main event. Other winners in the bone stock class were George Giesbrecht (fast qualifying time) and Quesnel’s Kyle Braman in the A-dash.

Tim Roberts, racing in the pro-mini class, had his car glued to the pavement throughout the evening winning the A-dash, the heat and the main event. Also, to kick off the night of racing, TMS hosted the rained out May 25 pro-mini main event, which Roberts won, too.

The other winner in the pro-mini class was Allan Roberts, who roared away with the fastest qualifying time of the night.

Finally, in the street stock class, it was a tightly-contested night of racing as three different winners nabbed the coveted checkered flag.

Fast qualifying time in the street stock division went to Arnie Kunka, while Terry Judd picked up the win in the A-dash. In the B-dash it was John Haynes taking the win, while Donny Kunka went on to win the main event of the evening.

Coming up next at Thunder Mountain Speedway is the always-exciting Crash to Pass, Smoke Show and King of the hill June 28, followed by the All-Class Invitational June 29. Check for race times.

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