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Another great race weekend has come to an end and we have the results right here..
For starters, the Friday Night Instant Green street drags enjoyed another great event with good car count and a fair sized crowd in the stands. approximate numbers were 30(ish) registered street racers and I think 16 or so “Kelowna Street Outlaws” The night was started by a terrible oil down on the FIRST pass of the night…ouch. Devon V. rolled his “Murder Nova” clone into the burnout box and spun up the tires, only to have the balancer separate from the crank snout..and in doing so, the balancer somehow managed to slice the front of the oilpan open and the machine evacuated all its fluid down the entire track and large section of the return road during his run…sploosh! .. On the upside, the track crew and several additional racers and crews had the track cleaned up and ready to race in just over a half hour. Even Devon was out there right away to help sweep, ..good man.
By the end of the night it was clear that Jordy Lazic was still the man to beat in the “Kelowna Street Outlaws” with a blistering 5.45 at over a hundred and thirty miles per hr ..WOW … for the regular instant green racers, the fast car in the Import ranks was a Nissan Skyline that went 8.14s …and Domestic fast pass was a ’07 supercharged stang that went 7.40-something I think. As soon as the night was over, Jordy and Roy loaded up at 11pm and headed for Rimbey Alberta for 10am qualifying for the Heads Up street event there… thats hardcore!
How do I even Begin ?
How about this, An All Time attendance record for the Friday Night Instant Greens ,.. A “Doorslammer” Record during the “Fastest Street Car Shootout”
.. And a NEW TRACK RECORD!!!! BAM!!
This July weekend will go down in the history books as the biggest thing to hit Thunder Mountain since the Facility opened in ’95 with NITRO Cars.
Friday opened the show to a packed house,.. and I mean PACKED!! I have never, as announcer at TMR seen the crowds the swarmed our humble facility that night..WOW .. over a thousand spectators would be a gross understatement. Period. over 1000 bodies paid at the gate alone! This doesn’t count the class racers crews,and “sneakers” that always find their way in . I hope you all enjoyed the show!
57 Machines entered the Friday show, including the “Kelowna Street Outlaws” that have made TMR their home for the 2016 season. as well as the “Fastest Street Car Shootout” Competitors making test hits during the street drags program. and what a program!
To start the night off, the first pair of cars to hit the line Friday night included Jason Gagnon and his ’69 Chevy Camaro.. who wound that sucker up as the lights came down on the tree,.. and BOOOM!! ,. A Nitrous Backfire that lit up the stands and flowed over the windshield and roof of the car!! DO WE HAVE YOUR ATTENTION NOW ?? .. HA! what a way to start the show. The Massive crowd went NUTS…and that was just the start of an unbelievable weekend.
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All right gang, here’s the scoop.
Saturdays KOH Qualifying and eliminations were rained out 🙁 I am not sure who won the golf game that came later that afternoon after the skys lifted somewhat.
Sundays Event was far better. Although due to inclement weather all over the Valley, Many racers stayed home.. shame on them. the weather was Beautiful above the valley clouds./
Top Comp/Doorslammer for final round was in fact one of the original “doorslammer” machines at TMR, Pete Shaw of Penticton in his Nitrous assisted ’95 Corvette just managed to hold off another Fast door car, Craig Lindsay out of Salmon Arm at the wheel of his 555 powered ’75 Monza. Wtg Perry
Super-Pro was won by, Dave Desnoyer of Vernon Racing his ’69 Nova. he managed to defeat a new face to Super-Pro, Jim Meheden (me-head-in) piloting his 900(?)cc Polaris Sled out of Creston B.C. Good job (again) Dave .. You too Jim.. good sleddin’ ! 🙂
Pro Class … What can I say other than, “Dominato Dominates” !! Ben Dominato, a relative new-comer to Thunder Mountain (2nd full season?) roared through both the Pro And Super Pro field all day in his ’81 Mustang (351w), gaining himself a spot in the final round of Pro, where he beat Kayle Shaw out of Penticton in a ’73 Vega (496) .. What a drag race!! I might add that Ben said watching Paul Fode and Ralph Poole race both pro and s-pro ..he thought they made it look easy and gave it a whirl. By the end of the day both Ben AND his fast Ford were wore out, and he doesn’t expect to run both in the same day again. Congrats on your first win Ben.
As a Side note, The Friday Night Instant Green street drags were HUGE ! the stands and hillside were full of spectators in anticipation of the 45 plus cars/trucks and quads that showed up to race. Including over 15 “Kelowna Street Outlaws” and a few outsiders racing to get into that VERY fast group. and nobody was unhappy in the end. When the smoke and thunder cleared, Jordy Lazic of Kelowna was clearly the fastest “street” machine in the valley with a crippling 5.49 pass that left everyone’s jaw hanging! WOW!! This may be the fastest “street legal” pass in the history of Thunder Mountain. incredible.. and this on a minimally prepped race track.
That’s it in a Nutshell. obviously a lot happened this weekend that I don’t have time to put into words, Suffice it to say that if you missed it, you missed out.
Next Race, July 22-23-24th The annual “Fastest Street Car Shootout” This will be a tremendous weekend featuring many of the fastest street legal machines in N.America! these racers come from all over Western Canada and the U.S. to compete for over $5000 in prizes. These machines will be making “test” passes on Friday night during the “Instant Green” program that begins at 7pm ..Dont miss it!!
From all the Staff and Volunteers of Thunder Mountain, we look forward to seeing all of you.
Todd Evans, TMR Announcer/Friday Night Race Director
Ruby Bereditsch, TMR Staging Director
Nancy Siddon, TMR Race Director.