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Saturday August 28, 2021 featuring Street Stocks, Hornets and Dwarf Cars.
With the new Covid-19 Regulations implemented earlier in the week, we worked diligently to ensure that racing fans, drivers, and their crews were able to enjoy another exciting night of racing at Penticton Speedway.
A strong field of Seventeen Hornets took to The Oval putting on an incredible show for the crowd, with all 17 cars reaching the checkered flag in the 50 lap main event! Jason Thorpe ran a flawless race taking the win in the main event while holding off Mark Richmond, and David Jordon. The field included 2 rookies in the race as Jack Hryniuk and Bryce Seibert took the green flag for the first time in the Hornet class finishing 8th and 9th in a race that had no cautions.
Hornet Class results: Jason Thorpe #58 took First; Mark Richmond #27 Second and Jordan David #75 Third.
The Street Stocks raced a 75 lap main event in which local driver Graham Cook took the lead followed closely by Jay Anderson and Joe Cornett-Ching.
Street Stocks results: Graham Cook #75 took First; Jay Anderson#20 Second and Joe Cornett-Ching #36 Third.
It was great to see the Dwarf Cars come out and put on a show for the crowd this weekend. If you have not seen the Dwarf Cars in action, be sure to check them out next time!
Dwarf Car Results: Danny Karslake # 61 took First, Rick Taylor #18 Second and Scott Drake #51 Third.
Our next event at the Penticton Speedway is on Saturday September 11, 2021 featuring Hornets, Street Stocks and Hit-2-Pass. Get your tickets before they are gone!
See you back at the Speedway on September 11th, and thank you for your support!
August 21, 2021 Trevor Seibert & Andrew Ranger Winners at Penticton Speedway
The Avion RS1 Series was back in action Saturday night at Penticton Speedway running twin 100-lap races on the newly refurbished ¼-mile oval in the Okanagan Valley. With equally prepared racecars and a progressive banking both races featured plenty of side-by-side racing action.
During the afternoon qualifying session it was three-time NASCAR Pinty’s Series Champion Andrew Ranger that posted the quickest time ripping around the track in his #familiar #27 car in 13.397 seconds. The Avion RS1 Series inverts the top-five qualifiers so it would be Adam Dowler of Sherwood Park, Alberta in the #17 car starting on the pole with brother Noel Dowler in the #35 alongside on the front row.
A very early caution period for a spin on the backstretch collected Ranger along with the #69 of Trevor Seibert of Williams Lake, BC and Trevor’s son Ryley Seibert in the #09 Superseal Chevrolet quickly took over the lead. It didn’t take long before Trevor Seibert and Ranger rejoined Ryley at the front of the field and a three-way battle ensued with the lead changing hands several times.
Ryley Seibert was on his way to victory in the first race when he encountered fuel issues and fell back. Trevor Seibert held off Andrew Ranger for the victory in race one with Noel Dowler claiming third spot on the podium.
Andrew Ranger took the lead in the second 100-lap race resulting in a First Place victory. Trevor and Ryley Seibert claimed second and third place, respectively. With his first and second place runs, Andrew Ranger takes over the championship points lead.
The Avion Sprint cars also took to the track August 21st. The 30-lap feature ran green from start to finish with Matt Stephenson taking the victory, Jim White coming in second and Ryley Seibert placing third.
Fans can enjoy a pre-recorded broadcast of these races on REV TV Canada and Shaw Spotlight in many British Columbia communities. The show will debut September 6th. Check local listings for channel and times.
July 29th - August 1, 2021 Gordie Mannes Memorial Invitational
The annual Gordie Mannes Memorial Weekend of racing at Penticton Speedway has been an important event for many years. Penticton Speedway's owners, Trevor and Ingo Seibert, were excited to welcome back fans for this very special event featuring exciting fields of Late Models, Street Stocks and Hornets along with Hit-2-Pass cars for three spectacular days of racing.
“Competition was fantastic” said Penticton Speedway General Manager Al Lebert. “The Late Model’s put on two great shows, we had 200-laps of sensational action. The Street Stocks were just as exciting. With that kind of intense racing, you’ll always have a little bit of contact, but during the entire weekend only a few cars suffered damage. Hornets and Hit-2-Pass also had really good shows” he added.
“We’ve achieved what we were hoping for having two grooves of racing and drivers being able to race for hard for positions without tearing each other up” added Trevor Seibert.
Here’s the list of race winners from the weekend:
Hit-2-Pass: Rick Digby won the feature Friday evening.
Hornets: Pieter Vanderbroek on Friday & Saturday and Jason Thorpe on Sunday
Street Stock: Graham Cook on Friday & Sunday, Jeremy Smith won Saturday.
Late Models: Brandon Carlson won both Saturday and Sunday’s feature race.
Nearly $15,000 in prize money was awarded to the racers based on points accumulated during the three days of racing. Champions for the weekend were Brandon Carlson in Late Models, Billy Coles in Street Stocks and Pieter Vanderbroek in Hornets.
Next up at Penticton Speedway is the evening featuring the Avion RS1 Series and the Avion Sprint Cars August 21st. The RS1 Series features talented drivers like Sean McIntosh, Trevor & Ryley Seibert, Noel and Adam Dowler and three-time NASCAR Pinty’s Series Champion Andrew Ranger. Plus, local favorites Ben Lindsay, Elisa Alexis, Jack Hryniuk and Garry Van Soest.
Tickets are available online and can also be purchased at the gate the night of the races.
Photo: 1. Brandon Carlson 2. Billy Coles 3. Pieter Vanderbroek the weekend Champions of the Late Model, Street Stock and Hornet Classes at victory podium
Only days after the March 8th sale of Penticton Speedway was finalized, Lake Excavating Ltd. began mobilizing equipment to start work on Phase I of the facility improvements. The objective with the updates is to provide a heightened experience for the fans, racers, sponsors and all involved with Penticton Speedway.
Since this time, the new and previous owners have diligently been working to significantly cleanup the grounds to make room for improved event parking and to facilitate construction.
The track itself is seeing dramatic changes and will feature progressive banking through turns three and four. When completed there will be four distinct lanes with more banking as drivers move further up the racetrack. Beginning with 6 degrees at the bottom and progressing through 9, 12 and ultimately 16 degrees on the outside lane to promote higher speeds, side-by-side racing and a more exciting fan experience.
In addition, the front straight has been redesigned and widened by two car widths, which required a new wall and realignment for turn one to match the increased track width.
New LED floodlighting will be added to better illuminate the entire track surface, as well as catch fencing that allows for trackside viewing while ensuring proper safety for fans. When we can welcome fans back to take in the sights and sounds, they can expect to enjoy the new bleachers.
“Every day as we work on improvements, people are dropping in to express their excitement and appreciation that the facility is being upgraded and expanded,” stated Penticton Speedway Co-owner Ingo Seibert. “The community support from racers, sponsors and fans has been tremendous” he added. Seibert carries on saying, "we would also like to thank some volunteers who gave up their own time and really helped us to accelerate the schedule. Special thanks to Ken Rife, Hajeir Mazinani, Lee Howarth, Bryan Wevers and Billy Coles. Thank you for pitching in, getting in the dirt and making a difference."
Keep checking back for regular renovation updates. Race season will be here soon!
Lots of work happening
Changes are happening
Lots of work happening