…Speaking of the “Smokanagan”

Summer 2017 has turned our Sunny Okanagan Valley into a smoke-filled, socked-in chamber. Only occasionally Mr. Golden Sun managed to burn through the cover and light up our days the way we know he can.

Sunday, September 24 the Wine Country Racing Association (WCRA) offers you a smoke-filled day of a different type.  The “Rumble In The Valley” car club challenge returns to Richter Pass Motorplex for its eighth year. Four car clubs from up and down British Columbia’s interior gather their best looking and gnarliest rides in an event that the fans always enjoy. Nothing says vintage racing like wicked burnouts.

The thrill-filled day of side-by-side 1/8 mile drag racing will give you and your family tons to look at. Rail type dragsters, rat rods, tire-smoking pickup trucks, noisy diesels, high revving turbo charged imports, and some good ol’ American muscle make up the broad field of contestants. Every racing fan can find a favourite to cheer for.

Get ready to really feel the rumble with special guest Nitro Dave O’Hara, from the Vancouver area. O’Hara will show off his Nitro-fuelled, altered 1948 Fiat Topolino.

Gates at the Osoyoos airport open at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Cost is $10, kids 12 and under admitted free, and must be accompanied by an adult. Anyone interested in participating should come early to register and have their vehicle passed through technical inspection.

Fans can fill the grandstands, bring along their own lawn chair, or back their pickups trackside for the best finish line action. Concessions are available on-site.

Come enjoy the smoke, in WCRA style: hot cars, drag racing and exciting burnouts.

Upcoming race days:

Sunday, September 24
Sunday, October 8

Kamloops, BC’s Rick Rice (1951 Anglia) and Coldwater, BC’s Dakota Martens (1967 Chevelle) smoke their tires, getting set to drag race at Richter Pass Motorplex in Osoyoos, BC