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  • Writer's pictureMike LaValley

Meadow Lake Race Report

Tech Report

- Only 3 entries were changed to different classes upon being examined in tech. This was an exceptionally low number.

- One sled was required to add a tether cord as their sled wasn’t equipped with one.

- The engine of one sled was measured for bore and stroke to ensure that it was entered in the correct classes and happily no issues were found.

Race Report

- Despite the melting temperatures in the days prior to the race and the blustery conditions on Saturday, mother nature couldn’t spoil the day at the Western Canadian Championships in Meadow Lake. The only thing nastier than the weather that blew in was the fierce competition on the track as racers battled it out for bragging rites and the honor of being crowned Western Canadian Champion.

- “Bruce the Moose”, the mascot for the Meadow Lake Winter Festival which was running on the weekend, roamed the spectator area and was a big hit with the crowd.

- The adrenaline always runs a little bit higher at the WCC and it got the best of a few racers with red light starts costing several racers the finish they were hoping for in the final heats.

- The competition was raised a notch with the return of some racers we haven’t seen for a while. Nice to see Warren Wild as well as the JTB racing team which did well taking wins in multiple classes.

- Another large contingent from Bonnyville, Alberta made their way to Meadow Lake and their travels were not in vain. The location Bonnyville appears 25 times in the results listing for the race. Congrats and thanks for making the trip.

- Bruno Boulaine from Bonnyville had a good day taking wins in Improved 800 and Improved 1000 but just couldn’t hold off the top end surge of Maxceleration Racing’s turbo charged Sidewinder which took the Open Improved title.

- Jordan Boulaine from Bonnyville had a bit of a scare in the Outlaw final as his sled came to a rather abrupt stop and almost threw him over the handlebars, but Mike Moore on his 4 Seasons Equipment entry held on tight to claim victory and the title of fastest man on the snow at the Western Canadian Championship.

- And with the final heat on Saturday, another busy SSRA race season came to a close. 7800 visits to the website which had over 23,000 page views, 9 highly competitive races in two provinces, and close to 800 heats of snowmobile drag racing all added up to one great time during the 2020 season. Congratulations to all our winners and thanks to everyone for their sportsmanship and support. We look forward to seeing you all next year!



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