Lots of action at Summer Smash

Two-day motorsports event in Hope saw a record number of mini stock entries



A record 18 mini stock cars participated in Summer Smash last weekend.

“It’s grown fast,” said event co-organizer Scott Medlock.

“Those are the best cars because they’re fairly inexpensive to get into, they last for years and they’re not hard-hitting.”

The eighth annual Summer Smash at Hope Sportsbowl featured high speeds, flying trucks, crushed steel, rollovers and lots of mud. In addition to the mini stock races, there were 27 entries in the 4×4 competition, and 18 cars and trucks in the demolition derbies. Event winners received a total of $5,300 in cash prizes.

“It was great,” said Medlock. “I think we kept things moving and kept the crowd entertained for the whole day. We’re getting better as we go.”

Swampwater also kept the crowd dancing on Saturday night with three sets of classic rock music.

4×4 races:

Long Box

1st – Dusty Smith

2nd – Troy Murphy

3rd – Eron Couch

 

Short Box

1st – Fred Laramee

2nd – Dave Lasser

3rd – Cam Friesen

 

Bobtail

1st – Jeff Cole

2nd – Jaime Darby

3rd – Pat Kirksey

 

Competition Modified:

1st – Steve Duke

2nd – Matt Nieman

3rd – Rob Dufault

 

2wd/Buggy

1st – Brent England

2nd – Jim Jensen

3rd – Rob Bouchard

 

UTV

1st – Marian Bouchard

 

Hard Luck

Troy Murphy

 

Crowd Pleaser

Keith Meyer

 

Mini stock races:

Heat 1

1st – Shelby Hahn

2nd – West Runquist

3rd – Dave Talarico

 

Heat 2

1st – Aaron Harris

2nd – Chelaine Hahn

3rd – Ryan Ellan

 

Heat 3

1st – Wes Runquist

2nd – Norm & Thomas

3rd – Chelaine Hahn

 

Heat 4

1st – Travis George

2nd – Dave Talarico

3rd – Scott Fairhurst

 

Truck demolition derby:

Heat 1

1st – Eron Couch

2nd – Ross Edwards

3rd – Dusty Smith

 

Heat 2

1st – Sean Edwards

2nd – Bob Cameron Jr.

3rd – Eron Couch

 

Heat 3

1st – Sean Edwards

2nd – Eron Couch

 

Crowd Pleaser

Eron Couch

 

Car demolition derby:

Heat 1

1st – Eron Couch

2nd – Rick Horning

3rd – Sean Edwards

 

Heat 2

1st – Psycho Bill

2nd – Mike Poole

3rd – Dusty Smith

 

Grudge

1st – Jim Lasser

2nd – Chris Stephen

3rd – Kevin VanDenHoogen

 

Final

1st – Eron Couch

2nd – Sean Edwards

3rd – Dusty Smith

 

Crowd Pleaser

Dusty Smith

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