VICTORIA, BC – The Keg Steakhouse & Bar Late Model Drivers Challenge Series in conjunction with Western Speedway and O’Dell Slinger Service have created the Rick O’Dell Memorial Race, the inaugural event will be held on July 20th.
With the growth of the Series and Late Model racing on the Island, we thought it fitting, that we honor one of the great race car drivers ever to come out of Victoria. The race will be in memory of the popular Victorian who passed away in 2006.
Rick started racing at Western in Stock Car division in 1966 and was named Rookie of The Year. He won the first of his two Super Stock Championships in 1971 and repeated in 1972, Rick was also named the Most Popular Driver 5 years in a row from 1970 to 1974. In the later 70’s and 80’s Rick raced all over the West Coast running the NASCAR Winston West and NASCAR Northwest Series as well as many Open Comp races.
The Series will run four events in 2013, May 18th, June 22nd, July 20th and Championship Night on September 21st. The Canada 200 on the Labor Day long weekend will also be a point’s race for the series.
In 2013 the $10,000 points fund again will be divided up equally between the top ten in points, with each driver taking home $1,000. To be eligible for the point’s fund, drivers must compete in all five race night events.
The race format will once again consist of group qualifying, heat races and main events.
Thank you to all our series sponsors that contribute to the success of the series that include: The Keg Steakhouse & Bar, SDL Bins – Sooke, OK Tire – Saanichton, Truck Skins – Victoria, J & L Consulting – Jason Terasenko, Kustom Pro Drywall – Bill Smith Jr, LD Racecars – Daryl Crocker, Steve Copp Construction – Steve Copp, Six Mile Integra Tire – Dave Ferguson.
From Western Speedway Media