Summer Smash returns with rain

Good turnout from motorsports participants despite poor weather

Summer Smash returned to Hope over the weekend

The rain over the weekend didn’t put a damper on the motorsports action in Hope.

Even though the weather may have deterred some spectators, nine mini stock entries, 12 derby cars and 16 4×4 vehicles participated in Summer Smash at the Hope Sports Bowl.

“There were some fast times for the 4×4 races and we saw some good action in the derby,” said Scott Medlock, with Hope Motorsports Group.

“I really like the reach we had this year. Participants from as far away as Kelowna and Monroe, Washington came out and even went home with some trophies and prize money.”

Even though the weather did hurt their bottom line a bit this year, Medlock pointed out that the weekend overall was successful and Hope Motorsports Group managed to raise some money to donate back to the community.

Moving forward, organizers would like to see the UTV category expand and are considering a redesign of the track to include wheel-to-wheel racing (two vehicles at a time).

 

SATURDAY RESULTS

Mini stock races:

Heat 1

1st – Nick Theobald

(Port Coquitlam)

2nd – Shelby Hahn (Hope)

3rd – Corey Baird (Hope)

 

Heat 2

1st – Nick Theobald

(Port Coquitlam)

2nd  – Trent Truman (Abbotsford)

3rd   David Lasser (Hope)

 

Heat 3

1st – Nick Theobald

(Port Coquitlam)

2nd – Shelby Hahn (Hope)

3rd – Troy Leech (Hope)

 

Heat 4

1st – Troy Leech (Hope)

2nd – Nick Theobald

(Port Coquitlam)

3rd   Trent Truman (Abbotsford)

 

4×4 races:

Long Box

1st – Ole Hansen (Squamish)

2nd – Gord Staves (Chilliwack)

 

Short Box

1st – Len Wirsche (Chilliwack)

2nd – David Lasser (Hope)

3rd – Cody Kovacs (Hope)

Competition Modified

1st – David Warner (Monroe, Wash.)

2nd – Rob Dufault (Coquitlam)

3rd – Evan Dennis (Kelowna)

 

Bobtail

1st – Jeff Cole (Chilliwack)

2nd – Brent Escott (Langley)

3rd – Pat Kirksey (Hope)

 

Powder Puff (Female Racers)

1st – Katie Fry (Hope)

 

UTV

1st – John Lejeure (Chilliwack)

 

Hard Luck

David Warner (Monroe, Wash.)

 

Crowd Pleaser

Jeff Cole (Chilliwack)

 

SUNDAY RESULTS

Mini stock races:

Heat 1

1st – Jeff Cole (Chilliwack)

2nd – Corey Baird (Hope)

3rd – Tanner Spooner (Maple Ridge)

 

Heat 2

1st – Jeff Cole (Chilliwack)

2nd – Tanner Spooner (Maple Ridge)

3rd – Corey Baird (Hope)

 

Heat 3

1st – Corey Baird (Hope)

2nd – Shelby Hahn (Hope)

3rd – Trent Truman (Abbotsford)

 

Mini stock final winners

1st – Nick Theobald

(Port Coquitlam)

2nd – Corey Baird (Hope)

3rd – Shelby Hahn (Hope)

3rd – Jeff Cole (Chilliwack)

 

Demolition Derby

Heat A

1st – Jeremy Dahl (Hope)

2nd – Aaron Dickson (Kelowna)

3rd – Travis George (Langley)

 

Heat B

1st – Dave Knoller (Chilliwack)

2nd – Randy Bourgeois  (Langley)

3rd – Scott Meloshinsky (Chilliwack)

 

Final

1st – Dave Knoller (Chilliwack)

2nd – Jeremy Dahl (Hope)

3rd – Scott Meloshinsky (Chilliwack)

Just Posted

Newly elected Hope politicians took part in the Local Government Leadership Academy

The three-day event is aimed at helping new mayors and councillors navigate municipal politics

No records were beat, but Hope’s February temperatures aren’t average

Normally around 3C, the sub-zero temperatures made for both good and bad in the Fraser Valley

New Chilliwack YMCA was ‘worth the wait’ say visitors

Family Day will mark officially opening for new building, after sneak peek tours on Saturday

Opioid overdoses killing three people a month in Chilliwack

35 deaths in 2018 locally compare to 23 in 2017, 13 in 2016 up from about five per year before that

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

B.C. athlete takes home gold in freestyle aerials at Canada Games

Brayden Kuroda won the event with a combined score of 121.65.

Pedestrian in serious condition after hit by car downtown Abbotsford

A youth was also hit, suffered minor injuries, police say

Cabinet likely to extend deadline to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline

New round of consultations with Indigenous communities is coming

B.C. government provides $75,000 towards salmon study

Study looks at abundance and health of Pacific salmon in Gulf of Alaska

Murdered and missing honoured at Stolen Sisters Memorial March in B.C.

‘We come together to make change within the systems in our society’

UBC researchers develop inexpensive tool to test drinking water

The tricoder can test for biological contamination in real-time

Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner released from prison

He was convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old North Carolina girl in 2017

Most Read