~By Ed Evans
The “Season Opener” at the Terrace/Kitimat Regional Airport went off without a hitch, even with the weather threatening on Sunday.
Several new cars were there with Prince Rupert’s Gord Hidber running his Chevy II to a respectible 6.4 second run.
Pierre Amado brought out his new ride, a Duster. Pierre even beat his brother Paul in his Demon in a heads up race in time trials.
“The only time he ran fast is when he raced me” said Paul jokingly after the run.
It was a Daum Saturday as Tanner Daum took home “JR King of the YXT” and his father, Bruce Daum took “King of The YXT”.
Wade Barnett in his yellow Altered took “Gamblers”
Sunday started out with rain sprinkling, threating to turn to rain, however it cleared up in the afternoon during eliminations, turning to hot and sunny.
Delany Ribero won “Jr Dragster” cutting a perfect light (.500). Lou Ribero won 2nd place and Tanner Daum won his second podium position of the weekend with
a third place in “Jr. Dragster”
“Sportsman” was won by yours truly, Ed Evans. After making it to the semi finals I had to race last years defending champion Dana Amado. Dana lost by a fender and took home 3rd place, setting up the finals with Doug Ribero. Ribero took home 2nd Place.
“Pro” had Craig Baker take out Brandon Roth in the finals and John Simms in his bike took home 3rd place.
“Super Pro” saw Paul Amado take out Kris Barnett in his Altered for 1st place and Russ Gutnechkt and his 50’s pickup winning 3rd place.
There were not enough bikes/sleds this year for thier own class, so they have been rolled into the regular classes depending on how fast they run.
A good weekend of racing was had by all. A big Thanks goes out to all of the volunteers who helped pull this race off.
For more information or to see more photo’s check out the websites www.terracedrags.ca or www.prautoclub.com
Next Up: The Next race at the Terrace/Kitimat Regional Airport is June 16th and 17th.
King of the yxt Jr : Tanner Daum
King of the yxt : Bruce Daum
Gambler : Wade Barnett
1st Delaney Ribero
2nd Lou Ribero
3rd Tanner Daum
1st Ed Evans
2nd Doug Ribero
3rd Dana Amado
1st Craig Baker
2nd Brandon Roth
3rd John Simms
1st Paul Amado
2nd Chris Barnett
3rd Russ Gutnechkt