Racers Pass Mid-Point of WGR Season

The weather Gods were with us on Saturday as you couldn’t have asked for a better day for racing at Wyant Group Raceway. A heavy downpour passed by the track mid-morning and the skies remained threatening for the next few hours and you could see rain pass through the city, but by the time the gates opened it was blue skies all around the track.

The Super Trucks made their second and final stop in Saskatoon for 2016.
A little light on the count as several trucks were heavily damaged in Edmonton a couple of weeks ago. Only five managed to patch things up enough for this weekend.

As always though, the Super Trucks showed they are competitive and pretty well any of them can win the race. Given a 40 lap feature, the
#18 of Ron Elder Jr. came out on top at the end, being chased down by Terry Kovacs’ #43 truck and the #19 of Cody Lang.

It looks like the racing bug may have bitten Chelsey Wilson again as she had her #13 Sportsman out for the second time in as many weeks. Damen Meier was also able to hit the track as his crops mature, so the Shell V-Power Sportsman had a good car count and put on a terrific race program

Running a 75 lap Shell feature race, it wasn’t until the final couple of laps the finishing order would be settled. At the checkered flag though, it was Cale Siemens in the #28 Lucky Bastard Distillers Pontiac Grand Prix claiming its third feature win in a row. Nicole Sheetka was second in the #42 Rainbow International Restoration Grand Prix and the
#49 Northern Lights Casino Monte Carlo of Ben Busch was third.

Bumped out of a NASCAR eve spot this year, the Golf’s Car Wash Street Stocks put on one heck of a race for the Rick Fredrickson Memorial.
Craig Katelnikoff once again takes the trophy home, being first to the finish in the #3 BDI Canada Trans Am. Scott Barrand, in the #1 Tailgatorz Sports Bar Camaro was second and Ryan Fredrickson was third in the #22 Globe Excavating Camaro.

Ryan found it especially humbling to finish on the podium for the first time in the race honouring his uncle.

NASCAR race week continues Tuesday with the Tiger Automotive Pro Trucks, the Law Enforcement Guardian Bandoleros, the Saskatoon Shrine Club Legends and the WSSL Auto Parts Super Late Models. The SLMs will be running the Brice Mann Memorial. Gates open at 6:00 with the first green flag at 7:05pm

Wednesday NASCAR hits the track with the NASCAR Pinty’s Series and the running of the Bayer Crop Science Velocity Prairie Thunder 250. Front gates open at 1:00 on Wednesday, first practice is at 1:30, qualifying at 5:15, autographs at 6:00pm. All this in preparation for the 7:30pm start to the 250 lap race.

Saturday, July 23, 2016
Full Race Results

Irv’s Westside Auto Super Trucks
Time Trials (seconds)
1. #07 Brian Morrison, 15.493
2. #18 Ron Elder Jr., 15.708
3. #43 Terry Kovacs, 15.792
4. #19 Cody Lang, 16.092
5. #14 Ron Larsson, 16.084

Heat Race:
1. #18 Ron Elder Jr.
2. #07 Brian Morrison
3. #43 Terry Kovacs
4. #19 Cody Lang
5. #14 Ron Larsson

Qualifier Race:
1. #07 Brian Morrison
2. #18 Ron Elder Jr.
3. #19 Cody Lang
4. #43 Terry Kovacs
5. #14 Ron Larsson

Feature Race:
1. #18 Ron Elder Jr.
2. #43 Terry Kovacs
3. #19 Cody Lang
4. #07 Brian Morrison
5. #14 Ron Larsson

Shell V-Power Sportsman Division
Heat A:
1. #5 Kirk Senger
2. #33 Ryan Thompson
3. #27 Rick Schurmanns
4. #53 Damen Meier
5. #36 Darryl Potts
6. #15 Dave McIntosh

Heat B:
1. #93 Neil Schneider
2. #49 Ben Busch
3. #28 Cale Siemens
4. #42 Nicole Sheetka
5. #51 Matt Neufeld
6. #13 Chelsey Wilson

Qualifier A:
1. #28 Cale Siemens
2. #93 Neil Schneider
3. #49 Ben Busch
4. #33 Ryan Thompson
5. #5 Kirk Senger
6. #27 Rick Schurmanns

Qualifier B:
1. #42 Nicole Sheetka
2. #36 Darryl Potts
3. #51 Matt Neufeld
4. #13 Chelsey Wilson
5. #15 Dave McIntosh
6. #53 Damen Meier (DNS)

Shell V-Power Sportsman Feature:
1. #28 Cale Siemens
2. #42 Nicole Sheetka
3. #49 Ben Busch
4. #33 Ryan Thompson
5. #93 Neil Schneider
6. #5 Kirk Senger
7. #53 Damen Meier
8. #51 Matt Neufeld
9. #27 Rick Schurmanns
10. #13 Chelsey Wilson
11. #15 Dave McIntosh
12. #36 Darryl Potts

Golf’s Car Wash Street Stock Division
Heat Race
1. #81 Curtis Houben
2. #3 Craig Katelnikoff
3. #18 Mike Rea
4. #1 Scott Barrand
5. #63 Kevin McLaggen
6. #0 Chris Gaeveart
7. #62 Kenny Heintz
8. #28 Brennen Forseille
9. #22 Ryan Fredrickson
10. #90 Denny Neudorf

Qualifier Race:
1. #3 Craig Katelnikoff
2. #81 Curtis Houben
3. #18 Mike Rea
4. #63 Kevin McLaggen
5. #1 Scott Barrand
6. #28 Brennen Forseille
7. #0 Chris Gaeveart
8. #62 Kenny Heintz
9. #90 Denny Neudorf
10. #22 Ryan Fredrickson

Golf’s Car Wash Street Stock Feature
Rick Fredrickson Memorial:
1. #3 Craig Katelnikoff
2. #1 Scott Barrand
3. #22 Ryan Fredrickson
4. #81 Curtis Houben
5. #63 Kevin McLaggen
6. #18 Mike Rea
7. #28 Brennen Forseille
8. #0 Chris Gaeveart
9. #62 Kenny Heintz
10. #90 Denny Neudorf (DQ)