Wine Country Racing revved up for final race

The Wine Country Racing Association (WCRA) will host its final race Sunday at Richter Pass Motorplex in Osoyoos.

Warren Brown of Oliver defeated Penticton’s Steve Clement during the bike/sled class of the Wine Country Racing Association event. The final race of the spring season is this Sunday.

Warren Brown of Oliver defeated Penticton’s Steve Clement during the bike/sled class of the Wine Country Racing Association event. The final race of the spring season is this Sunday.

Special to Western News

The Wine Country Racing Association (WCRA) will host its final race of the spring racing season on Sunday at Richter Pass Motorplex in Osoyoos.

During its recent race on May 27, 47 cars competed in 179 separate drag races took place for the fans’ entertainment.

Kyle Scanlon of Kelowna (black Mazda RX7) defeated Kevin Clarke of Penticton (Black Chevrolet Cobalt) for the top prize in the Sportsman Warrior bracket.

Walt Pearce from Twisp, Wash. raced his 1932 Chevrolet Coupe to victory in the Sportsman Bracket. He defeated Osoyoos’ Tim Heibert who drove a black 1990 Ford Mustang.

Lee Deshaw of Tonasket took the Pro Bracket in his yellow 1929 Plymouth, defeating Don Cachola from Oliver.

The Pro Bracket Fast win went to Ralph Pool of Kelowna as he drove a green 1968 Baracuda against Neil Ericson’s yellow 1969 Chevrolet Camaro.

Warren Brown from Oliver reigned victorious in the Bike/Sled class. Brown snagged the win on his green Kawasaki motorcycle, defeating Penticton’s Steve Clement (black 2006 Yamaha snowmobile).

With Okanagan valley summers too hot for drivers and cars alike, the club takes July and August off and will return in September.

The gate opens at 9 a.m. for drivers and 10 a.m. for fans. Racing begins around 11 a.m.  The final elimination event begins around 1 p.m.  Cost is $10, with anyone under 12 admitted free with an adult. Grandstands are available or fans can bring their own lawn chairs.