Angie Mindus photos The Wescar Late Model Touring Series flag man directs traffic during a tour stop at Thunder Mountain Speedway Saturday. It was the Williams Lake track’s season opener and also featured bone stocks

Angie Mindus photos The Wescar Late Model Touring Series flag man directs traffic during a tour stop at Thunder Mountain Speedway Saturday. It was the Williams Lake track’s season opener and also featured bone stocks

Wescar racing his pavement for opener

Dry weather and fast cars greeted race fans at Thunder Mountain Speedway’s season opener Saturday night.

Dry weather and fast cars greeted race fans at Thunder Mountain Speedway’s season opener Saturday night.

Featuring the popular Wescar Late Model Series 100-lap main event, Thunder Mountain president Bob Lowen said the evening didn’t disappoint.

“I never had one complaint. It was awesome,” Lowen said, adding he was thankful rain didn’t make an appearance at this year’s event. “It’s a gamble every year. This year we got lucky.”

Lowen said Wescar drivers put on a great show.

After roaring around the track for 100 laps, and with only three restarts throughout, Harrison Hot Springs’ No. 18 Ian Graham nabbed his fourth consecutive Wescar Late Model Touring Series win dating back to last season.

Not to be outdone, former Williams Lake resident, No. 19 Korbin Thomas, was hot on his heels in second place while third place went to No. 27 Quesnel’s Mark Berriau. Williams Lake’s Ryley Seibert, No. 9, picked up fifth after a solid fourth-place outing during race one of the series earlier in Vernon.

Next up for the speedway is Fan Appreciation Night June 13, followed by the popular Stampede weekend racing June 26-28.