Hit to Pass will be part of the action at the Penticton Speedway this week for the Young Guns Memorial weekend May 20 and 21. Western News file photo

Young Guns Memorial weekend at Speedway

Young Guns Memorial weekend to feature nearly 70 cars

Nearly 70 cars will hit the track at the Penticton Speedway for the Young Guns Memorial Weekend May 20 to 21.

The event honours young racing enthusiasts Bobbie Wilson and Dayton Dery, who died in a car accident in 2008 during the Christmas holidays. Both were 15 at the time.

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“I think we will have a really good weekend of racing, two full days of family entertainment,” said Speedway owner Johnny Aantjes.

Spectators will get to see hornets, street stocks and dwarf cars both days, while Saturday will have hit to pass and Sunday the Hit to Pass Day of Destruction.

“The destruction event is going to be huge being our first one of the season,” said Aantjes, who has hosted three race days. “They are always a real crowd favourite.”

Action on Saturday starts at 7 p.m., while Sunday is at 2 p.m. Spectators are encouraged to bring warm clothes to stay warm in case the temperatures cool.

Penticton Speedway also encourages anyone with kids aged 12 and older who are interested in getting involved in the hornet class to contact them. Visit pentictonspeedway.com for information.

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