PENTICTON, BC (April, 27, 2022) Late Model and Street Stock race teams will be converging on Penticton Speedway to kick off the first major racing event of the 2022 season, The Western Rattler 300 weekend.
Fans will see both Local favourites and racers from across Canada compete for more than $65,000 in cash prizes in no holds barred racing action both Friday and Saturday night.
Since the high stakes affair was announced calls have flooded in from racers eager to participate and fans wanting to purchase tickets to see the action up close at the renovated Penticton Speedway.
“I can’t even add up how many inquiries we had” said Trevor Seibert one of the owners of the Speedway and promoters of the Western Rattler 300 weekend.
The two feature events will be the Venom 100 for Street Stocks and of course the Western Rattler 300 for Late Model cars.
“Fans should expect action not only in these two races, but in the qualifying and heat races,” said Seibert. “There’s prize money available to make the features and that means everybody’s going for it throughout the weekend”.
Confirmed entries for the Western Rattler 300 Late Model race include: Jim White of Kamloops, BC Matthew Shirley from Saskatoon, SK and Tony Lambert from Red Deer, AB. Set to race in the Venom 100 Street Stock event is local driver Ellie Dunseith from Penticton, BC.
Extensive renovations continue at Penticton Speedway as the 53rd racing season is set to begin. The ¼-mile track was widened and reconfigured with progressive banking last year allowing for side-by-side racing action.
“Our team has done an amazing job bringing these innovations to the Speedway” stated Seibert. “We know the racing action on track will be electrifying and with additional features we’ll have the room necessary to accommodate fans purchasing tickets”.
Tickets for the Western Rattler 300 weekend are available through the Penticton Speedway website. https://www.pentictonspeedway.com
Race fans everywhere will also be able to enjoy all the action of the Western Rattle 300 weekend on numerous media platforms. Both the Friday and Saturday night action will air live on Shaw Spotlight in Vernon, Merritt, Castlegar, Grand Forks, Victoria, Duncan and Saskatoon starting at 7PM Pacific, 8PM in Saskatoon and on taped delay in Penticton and Kelowna.
The audio broadcast will also be carried live on the RaceTime Radio website, www.racetimeradio.com both evenings. Saturday’s audio broadcast will also air live on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio beginning at 7PM Pacific.
The Western Rattler 300 feature race will also be carried live on REV TV Canada Saturday April 30th at 8PM Pacific, 11PM Eastern.
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