September 9, 2023
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Penticton Speedway was the place to be on September 9th, 2023, as racing enthusiasts gathered for an exhilarating night of competition during the highly anticipated Fall Brawl. With championship honors hanging in the balance in the Hornet Class, the evening promised fierce rivalry and left the local crowd of over 600 racing fans on the edge of their seats.
Champion Emerges in the Hornet Class
The Hornet Main Event, a pulse-pounding 60-lap race, delivered plenty of thrills. Mike Marshall, at the wheel of car #88, emerged as the victor, securing the top spot in the race. Geoff Metituk in car #22 and Jenn Chipurda in car #35 rounded out the podium, claiming second and third place, respectively. The race itself was marked by intense battles, with Chipurda initially looking poised for victory. However, a dramatic turn of events saw her drop to third place due to lap traffic and tire trouble. Anthony Merrick also faced a tire change mid-race but managed to rejoin the action. With this victory, Mike Marshall not only claimed the race but also secured the Hornet Class Championship for 2023. In the championship standings, Marshall led the pack, followed closely by Geoff Metituk in second and Anthony Merrick in third.
RPR Street Stock Showdown
The RPR Street Stock Main Event was a grueling 75-lap contest that kept the audience at the edge of their seats. Billy Coles in car #67 emerged as the champion, with Cory McGiverin in car #66 and Graham Cooke in car #75 taking second and third place. These results mirrored the championship standings, setting the stage for an exciting showdown scheduled for September 30th during the upcoming Harvest 200 Event. Billy Coles leads the standings, with Cory McGiverin in second and Graham Cooke in third. Jason Anderson and Yianni Kyrtsos are knocking at the door in fourth and fifth place, respectively.
Late Model Class Shines
The Late Model Main Event featured a breathtaking 75-lap showdown, offering fans thrilling racing action. Ryley Seibert in car #09 claimed the top spot, with Trevor Seibert in car #69 and Matt Stephenson in car #1 securing second and third place. For fans of Late Model racing, the excitement continues with more action lined up during the Harvest 200 event.
Gratitude to the Fans
Penticton Speedway extended its heartfelt thanks to the local community for their unwavering support. Despite road closures and other challenges, over 600 passionate fans turned out for the event, adding their energy to make the evening a resounding success.
Events and Marketing Coordinator for Penticton Speedway, Jennifer Metituk, shared, "We have all weathered a combination of setbacks in the South Okanagan the last month. This event has been a great way to start our Championship races as we head towards our Halloween Spooktacular in October. Expect this level of entertainment every time you come to the races!"
Winners of Steel Panthers Concert Tickets
Adding an extra layer of excitement, over 350 lucky attendees had the opportunity to win tickets to the Steel Panthers concert on September 28th, courtesy of the Penticton Trade and Convention Center. Sarah Crawford and Miranda Lavoie were the fortunate winners, each receiving two tickets to the highly anticipated event.
With the dust settling from the Fall Brawl, all eyes are now on the upcoming Harvest 200 event. It's here that the Street Stock Champion will be crowned in a high-stakes showdown. The Penticton Speedway's 2023 season promises to conclude with a bang, featuring two more thrilling races in October. Stay tuned for more high-speed excitement and championship battles at Penticton Speedway!