Drag season wraps up

The final race of the 2011 drag racing season was run on August 27.

The final race of the 2011 drag racing season was run on August 27.

The race was billed as “Bike Wars,” and the bikes and sleds were the feature race as well as a “Quick 8” class for cars that was not run at the “Hot August Nites” race, due to a track oil down.

The weekend was also the final round for all classes for the year-long points series at the Northwest Regional airport.

Sunny skies broke out and the racing was fast and furious as all of the classes were run off including the two “Quick 8” Bike/sled and Car classes.

In “Bike and Sled” Al McFarlane in his bike outran Shawn Enmark and his sled in the final.

Enmark did take home enough points to retain his lead in the point’s series, for the second year, in “Bike/Sled”.

In “Junior Dragster” Maddy Amado outran Chris Cook to take home first place. Lou Ribeiro brought home third place and took home the Points series for 2011.

Dana Amado took home first place in “Sportsman” by outrunning Doug Ribero. Dana was the 2011 Points Series winner.

In “Pro” class Shane Calkins took home first winning the final race against Laurence Wilkins who came all the way from Queen Charlotte City.

Mike Wienhardt from Vanderhoof took home the 2011 points series.

In “Super Pro” Bruce Daum took first place in a close race with Paul Amado.

Harley Bell claimed first in the Points series.

The two “Quick 8” races were exciting with top qualifiers in each class making it to the finals.

In “Quick 8 Bikes” Shawn Enmark, went down to John Symes and his bike.

In “Quick 8 Cars” Paul Soares could not run down Kris Barnett in his Altered.

Points Series winner was again Harley Bell.

That wrapped up the 2011 season, as rain cancelled the Sunday “King of the YXT”.

A big thank you to all of the race organizers and volunteers who made all of this happen.

 

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