Drag racers test their skills at Kitimat Hill Climb

The weather for the Dave Saunders Memorial Hill Climb on July 1 started off like any other weekend weather, cloudy skies with showers.

~By Ed Evans

The weather for the Dave Saunders Memorial Hill Climb on July 1 started off like any other weekend weather lately, cloudy skies with intermittent showers.

Like most Hill Climb races in the past, the weather cleared before noon on the hill and a great day of racing was had.

In “A” class racing after the defending “Hill Climb” champion, Pierre Amado, in his orange Challenger was eliminated, it was left up to his brother, Paul Amado, to keep it in the family.

Paul, in his Demon, was able to beat everybody except Matt Marshall in his Nova. Marshall was having a great day, not only winning “A” Class but getting the much coveted “Perfect Light” award.

Chris Woods from Burns lake, running in his first race in two years, eliminated some heavy hitters on his way to taking home 3rd place.

“B” Class racing had quite a few first time racers.  Adam Hunter, racing for the first time, took home 1st place in his pickup truck.  Cody Thom followed up with a second place win. Todd Godbout brought home 3rd place the hard way. Godbout spent the night before the races installing the ‘Big Block ‘ power train in his car. He made his first runs up the hill for him and the car and brought home 3rd place

“Bikes and Sleds” was dominated by the Enmark Brothers and their sleds. Kevin took home 1st place and Shawn corralled second place. Kevin also took home the “King of the Hill” trophy. Cory Botz rounded up the “Bikes and Sled” class by taking 3rd place in his bike.

In the “Juniors” finals , Chris Cook was running up against a new racer Madison Amado. Cook, running against a much faster racer managed to outlast Madison to take home 1st place. Tanner Daum brought home 3rd place.

A great race was had by all that ran or watched the Kitimat Hill Climb. A big thank you goes out to all of the hard working organizers and volunteers who made this race possible.

Winners

“A” Class

1- Matt Marshall

2- Paul Amado

3- Chris Woods

“B” Class

1- Adam Hunter

2- Cody Thom

3- Todd Godbout

“Bikes/Sleds”

1- Kevin Enmark

2- Shawn Enmark

3- Cory Botz

“Jr’s”

1- Chris Cook

2- Madison Amado

3- Tanner Daum

“King of the hill”- Kevin Enmark

“Perfect Light”- Matt Marshall

Check out the website www.prautoclub.com to look at the photo’s

Next Up: The Terrace “Hot August Nites” race, part of the “Terrace Riverboats days” celebration. This race will be held on Sunday and Monday, August 5th and 6th, not the dates on the poster that was put up earlier this year.

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