Heat doesn’t slow down drag racers
Sunday June 5 was a scorching hot day in Osoyoos, BC, but that didn’t deter racers and fans from enjoying the day at Richter Pass Motorplex. Wine Country Racing Association (WCRA) staged races for 60 vehicles for the crowd’s entertainment.
Osoyoos’ own Tim Hiebert (1990 Ford Mustang) drove past Larry Jamieson, of Grand Forks (2008 Ford Mustang) taking home another trophy.
Paul Lewis (1984 Chevrolet Corvette) from Tonasket, WA beat Osoyoos, BC’s Heath and George Anthony (1983 Ford Mustang).
Brad Quwek comes all the way from Bruderheim, AB with his 1973 Astra to win out over Peachland, BC’s Phil Walter in his 1986 Nissan pick-up.
Terry Soluk (2007 Kawasaki Ninja), from OK Falls, BC triumphs over Grand Forks, BC resident Art Raymond (2001 Suzuki Katana).
Two trophies were given for perfect .500 reaction times this weekend. Larry Jamieson (2008 Ford Mustang) and Kelowna, BC’s Paul Fode (1970 Plymouth Couda).
Father’s Day, June 19, is the next drag race at the Osoyoos airport. This will wind up the spring segment of drag racing in the desert.
Gates open at 9 a.m. Racing starts around 10. The final, elimination round begins at 1 p.m. $10 admission, with those 12 and under free, when accompanied by an adult.