auto racing

BC Sports Hall of Fame is holding a Greg Moore lap of honour. (Special to The News)

BC Sports Hall of Fame hosts virtual race in memory of racer Greg Moore

Memorial iRacing event will start on Monday, Oct. 3 at 1 p.m.

 

WL Forestry/NAPA Thunder Mountain Speedway hosted a hit-to-pass event to kick off Stampede weekend racing earlier this year. Competitors will take to the track one more time this season with Day of Destruction and Fan Appreciation Day on Saturday, Sept. 24 (Angie Mindus file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Day of Destruction/Fan Appreciation Day to cap off race season in Williams Lake

Last racing event of the year at WL Forestry/NAPA Thunder Mountain Speedway

 

WL Forestry/NAPA Thunder Mountain Speedway treated race fans to a hit-to-pass event to kick off Stampede weekend racing. (Angie Mindus photos - Williams Lake Tribune)
WL Forestry/NAPA Thunder Mountain Speedway treated race fans to a hit-to-pass event to kick off Stampede weekend racing. (Angie Mindus photos - Williams Lake Tribune)

New promo video highlights huge range of events during Stampede in Williams Lake

Stampede weekend is more than a rodeo, it includes events for everyone

Gordon Bettles (front) leads the way on route to a victory in the Hit to Pass Saturday during a previous Thunder Mountain Speedway Grand Finale Season Points Championships and Day of Destruction. (Patrick Davies photo)

WL Forestry/NAPA Thunder Mountain Speedway ready to roar into 2022 season

The first event of the season to “shake off the dust” will be the Tech n’ Tune on May 21

Gordon Bettles (front) leads the way on route to a victory in the Hit to Pass Saturday during a previous Thunder Mountain Speedway Grand Finale Season Points Championships and Day of Destruction. (Patrick Davies photo)
Shawn Driver proudly stands next to his in Sooke shop. (Bailey Moreton - Sooke News Mirror)

Fast enough for you? Vancouver Island racer hits record speed of 468 km/h

High-speed driver Shawn Driver is breaking records, but still wants to go faster

Shawn Driver proudly stands next to his in Sooke shop. (Bailey Moreton - Sooke News Mirror)
Ryley Seibert (from left), race two winner Andrew Ranger and Trevor Seibert. (Avion Motorsports photo)

Seiberts see success at Avion RS1 Series in Penticton

Drivers raced 100 laps on the newly-refurbished quarter-mile oval in the Okanagan Valley

  • Aug 29, 2021
Ryley Seibert (from left), race two winner Andrew Ranger and Trevor Seibert. (Avion Motorsports photo)
Allen Roberts of Williams Lake pulled off the clean sweep in the bone stock division Saturday, Aug. 7 during Thunder Mountain Speedway’s Memorial Race and All Class Invitational. Roberts, pictured with Williams Lake Stampede Queen Karena Sokolan, left, and Stampede Princess Kennady Dyck, posted the fastest qualifying lap and won the dash, heat and main event. (Jim Thomson photo)

Thunder Mountain Speedway All Class Invitational, Memorial Race, a crowd pleaser

Allen Roberts raced to bone stock title, while Kale Woodske took street stock class

Allen Roberts of Williams Lake pulled off the clean sweep in the bone stock division Saturday, Aug. 7 during Thunder Mountain Speedway’s Memorial Race and All Class Invitational. Roberts, pictured with Williams Lake Stampede Queen Karena Sokolan, left, and Stampede Princess Kennady Dyck, posted the fastest qualifying lap and won the dash, heat and main event. (Jim Thomson photo)
Young Thunder Mountain Speedway fan Grayson Busat is over the moon with excitement after getting the chance to hop inside a stock car driven by TMS vice-president Ken Waslen Saturday night during the first racing event held at the local race track since September of 2019 because of the cancellation of last year’s season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Shannon Fisher photo)

Waslen, Kunka, nab checkered flags as Thunder Mountain Speedway racing makes return

Ken Waslen said volunteers had been working hard getting the track up to speed

Young Thunder Mountain Speedway fan Grayson Busat is over the moon with excitement after getting the chance to hop inside a stock car driven by TMS vice-president Ken Waslen Saturday night during the first racing event held at the local race track since September of 2019 because of the cancellation of last year’s season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Shannon Fisher photo)
Canadian driver Paul Tracy pulls out of the pits during the morning session at the Molson Indy in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, July 26, 2003 (CP/Richard Lam)

Vancouver is considering hosting a Formula E race using electric cars

The race would be part of a three-day event focused on climate and sustainability

Canadian driver Paul Tracy pulls out of the pits during the morning session at the Molson Indy in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, July 26, 2003 (CP/Richard Lam)
Thunder Mountain Speedway racers Tim Westwick (left) and Arnie Kunka, also the Tri-City Race Series president, display their street stocks during the Lakers Car Club Spring Roundup in 2019. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Lakecity drivers look for big win in Alberta auto race Sept. 5-6

The INCA Super Nationals is one of the Hythe track’s biggest races of the year

Thunder Mountain Speedway racers Tim Westwick (left) and Arnie Kunka, also the Tri-City Race Series president, display their street stocks during the Lakers Car Club Spring Roundup in 2019. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake’s Donny Kunka (No. 3 car) races in the Wescar Late Model Touring Series Stop in the lakecity last season at Thunder Mountain Speedway. (Patrick Davies photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Auto racing season idle amid pandemic

“We’re not cancelling the season just yet” - TMS president Kane Fraser said

Williams Lake’s Donny Kunka (No. 3 car) races in the Wescar Late Model Touring Series Stop in the lakecity last season at Thunder Mountain Speedway. (Patrick Davies photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Full throttle for David Smith

Full throttle for David Smith

Entrepreneur, adventurer and race car builder lives life at top speed

  • Feb 17, 2020
Full throttle for David Smith