Drag racing wraps up for season

Drag racers give their best in season finale at Richter Pass Motorplex

Bruce Mackereth (Summerland) and Shana Cachola (Oliver) raced for the Pro Bracket trophy Oct. 11 in Wine Country Racing Association action at the Osoyoos Airport.

Bruce Mackereth (Summerland) and Shana Cachola (Oliver) raced for the Pro Bracket trophy Oct. 11 in Wine Country Racing Association action at the Osoyoos Airport.

Wine Country Racing winds up 2015 season at Richter Pass Motorplex

The Wine Country Racing Association (WCRA) put on a show for the South Okanagan to behold. Race fans watched 51 cars in side-by-side drag racing down the one-eighth mile track. The farewell race is always a tough one for racers. They know that they’ll take their rides home for a long winter which includes plans for faster cars.

Winners for Sunday’s bracket racing:

Bikes/Sleds Bracket

Warren Brown (Oliver,  2002 Kawasaki) took a place he’s fairly used to in the winners’ circle by beating out Dan Ofukany (West Kelowna, 1999 Arctic Cat) in the final round.

Super Pro Bracket

Lorne Pearson (Grand Forks, 1896 Chevy S-10) zipped to victory over Brad Baxendale (Summerland, 1969 Beaumont).

Pro Bracket

Shana Cachola (Oliver, 1972 Chevy Nova) beat Bruce Mackereth (Summerland, 1955 Chevy 2 door) to the finish line.

Street Bracket:

Jim Behnke (Mission, 1971 Plymouth Scamp) hauls the trophy a long way home by triumphing over Blair Ogilvy (Osoyoos, 1981 Chevy Pick-up).

Ron Tasker Memorial Sportsman of the Year:

This honour was bestowed to Brad Heppner and Julia Hudson (BJ Racing) from Sicamous. Brad and Julia haul their rail car a long way every race, just for a little fun.

The WCRA revealed a new trophy, custom made by Oliver’s Cliff Meeds, is the “hard luck” trophy. This was given to the poor racer who broke his car more than anyone else this year. That went to Penticton’s Dean Brook, who plans to rebuild his struck for next season.

 

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