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  • Writer's pictureMike LaValley

Wetaskiwin Race Report

Tech Summary

- 21 entries were changed to different classes from what they were entered in after coming through tech inspection

- 1 sled was checked for minimal ground clearance and was asked to adjust their suspension to raise the front end.

- 2 sleds were required to add weight to meet minimum requirements

Race Summary

- Third time’s a charm! After missing the Wetaskiwin stop on the circuit for two years in a row due to a lack of snow, it finally came together this year. Mother nature tried her best to foil us right up to the bitter end though as it rained/snowed till just before the race started. Despite the conditions, the track held pretty well and the large crowd was treated to some awesome racing by a great turnout of racers. Thanks to event host Dwayne Heinz and his wife Neisje for organizing a wonderful event!

- In the category of no surprise;

Kevin Boudreau proved that his Vermilion results were no fluke with another strong showing winning Stock 800 for Black Betty Racing, again.

Tyler Galant – AKA Team Tyler in his General Lee themed Mini Pro sled was victorious again and is serving notice to those in Junior that he is knocking on their door.

- In the category of pleasant surprises;

It was great to see the Heaver 5 Racing team out at their first event of the year. They didn’t show much rust in their performance taking several podium finishes including a dominating win in Mountain Open. Congratulations guys.

A previous long time SSRA racer, Glen Galbraith from Sherwood Park, made it out with a Sidewinder SRX and placed well in Open Stock and Open Improved. Hopefully he can make it out to a couple more races.

- Great Guessing! After finding a dice cube, Kendall Freed of Nova Pro Racing decided to give it a roll and take a guess at the light in the Mountain Improved final. And it paid off! He went .001 on the tree jumping out to a several sled lead and managed to hold everyone off to win the class. Not sure if you call it a great guess or a bad job of red lighting but it worked, congrats.

- The Outlaw class is always a great show but this weekend it added an awesome finish to the spectacle. In the final, Tyler Matt on his Smokin’ Joes Racing entry edged out the turbocharged “Pumkin” of the 54 North Performance team by about 18 inches to take the win. We are heading to Tyler’s home of Grande Prairie for the next race so you know he is going to be amped up to repeat for the local crowd!



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