Dick Warren of Tonasket, WA lines his red 1951 Chevrolet coupe up at the starting line against Sally Hamilton from Oliver. Sally is driving a 1934 Ford pickup. Mr. Warren proved his tenacity once again at the race track on Sunday by grabbing the position of fastest reaction time, with a perfect .500 light.
Photo by Cliff Meeds
Last Sunday fans of the Wine Country Racing Association (WCRA) were not disappointed. Thirty-seven race cars turned out for the season opening race in Osoyoos, BC. Over 180 races went off without a hitch, thanks to Mother Nature’s cooperation.
Racers from British Columbia and Washington State alike have been itching to get their rigs out, after a long winter.
John Johnson of Oliver took the trophy for the Sportsman’s bracket with his blue 1989 Ford Mustang. Nick Fedor of Penticton put up a good fight to the very end.
In the Pro bracket Lorne Pearson of Grand Forks drove his black 1986 Chevrolet S10 to victory over Al Rise of Tonasket, WA.
Pro bracket- Fast was won by Neil Ericson of Osoyoos. He sped away with the trophy in his yellow, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, defeating Chip Sabyan of Oliver.
David Lee Madsen of Summerland won the Bike/Sled class on his black Arctic Cat snowmobile, defeating Steve Clement of Penticton.
Dick Warren of Tonasket, WA took the honors of having the fastest reaction time. Mr. Warren caught himself an absolutely perfect start light, with a .500 reaction time. This is quite a feat. Dick drives a red, 1951 Chevrolet coupe with a 4-speed manual transmission.
The racers and fans now have a three week break. The next big race day at Richter Pass Motorplex is Sunday May 27.
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