Two Wescar competitors jockey for position at the Gold Pan Speedway this summer. Ronan O’Doherty photo

Fall finale at Quesnel’s Gold Pan Speedway

Mini-Stock, Street Stock and Wescar will all hold season ending races

  • Sep. 14, 2018 12:00 a.m.

Cariboo race fans will be flocking to the Gold Pan Speedway this weekend (Sept 15-16) for a jam-packed two days of prime stock car excitement.

The track will play host to the Tri-City Street Stock final, The Wescar points final, the Prison Towing Mini-Stock points final and the Mini-Stock invitational as well.

The overall event is known as the Fall Classic and has been a Quesnel staple for over 12 years according to Quesnel Auto Association member Kathy Spooner.

“It’s the final race of the year,” she says. “And with the Tri-Cities we can get upwards of 20 street stock cars making it interesting racing.

“It’s like crash-to-pass… but hopefuly without the crashing.”

Between 12 and 15 racers are expected to take part in the Wescar race including #51 Jarret Bonn, #71 Dave Olsen and this summer’s winner, #47 Trevor Adelman.

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It was Adelman’s first win at home and he will be gunning to make it a repeat.

Concessions will be on offer at the top and in the pits and a 50/50 draw will be held by the Quesnel Volunteer Fire Department.

Organizers will be crossing their fingers that Mother Nature allows for a smooth race.

“I think it’s going to go pretty well, as long as it doesn’t rain,” says Spooner.

“We won’t even use the four-letter word that begins with an S and ends with a W.”

The cars don’t run winter tires and don’t run anti-freeze in the cars so we definitely don’t want it too cold.”


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