Despite the rain that came later in the evening, participants and fans had a great time at Central Alberta Raceways June 23.
“It was great,” said Mel Durand, race track technician. “We had seven different classes and other than a few minor collisions, everything went perfectly.”
Durand said local classes, which include the hobby stock and mini stock cars, are proving to be popular.
The winner of the mini stock class was Matt Brockhoff, with Cody Bunting in second and Andrew Brockhoff in third.
Garth Dushanek won the hobby stock class, with Don Wark in second and Rick Wark in third.
In the Northern Provincial Pipelines series, Bruce Broughton won the qualifying heat, the A Dash and the feature for a complete sweep.
The rain held off for the start of the evening, but unfortunately, the feature race was called at the start of lap 18 due to massive ruts developing in turn number 1. Drivers were forced to contend with a tricky racing surface during the scheduled 25-lap event.
Durand said the races were exciting to watch, but the crowd was sparse due to the weather.
He encourages the public to check the website at www.caraceways.ca or email the group at firstname.lastname@example.org
The next oval race is scheduled for July 28, and Durand said the crowd can be sure to be treated to great entertainment.
“The races get better and better. Excitement is high and it’s fun for the whole family. And you’re welcome to come to the pits afterwards and bring the kids to see the race cars after the races.”