SASKATOON, SK (August 11, 2017)- A terrific night for racing Friday at Wyant Group Raceway. You could see storms brewing to the south over the city and to the west, but there wasn’t more than a couple of dozen raindrops fell on the track just
shortly before racing began. Besides all the action on the track, race fans were treated to some interesting skies in this Land of the Living Skies
Everything was lined up for this to be a quick race night. Three divisions were on the schedule, threatening skies create urgency, but the drivers had different ideas. The crazy competitive driving we’ve seen all summer with resulting cautions melted away any hope of being done before dark.
There were three different winners in the Shell V-Power Sportsman Division. Ben Busch in his #49 Northern Lights Casino Monte Carlo took the heat race. Neil Schneider in his #93 Burco Electrical Contractor Camaro won the Qualifier race.
Rookie driver Kerry Neufeld won the Shell V-Power Nitro Sportsman Feature race in his #2 Neufeld Building Movers SS. The #42 of Nicole Sheetka was second and the #77 of Tony Mikulcik was third.
In the Earthworks Legends Division, #90 of Danny Meier won the heat race while Black Erb in the #21 Flaman Group Ford Coupe won the Qualifier Race. Danny Meier was back out in front for the Earthworks Legends Feature taking home the checkered flag with his #90 Ford Coupe. #84 AJ Morrison was second and #316 of Stan Friesen was third.
Ryan Fredrickson was the winner of the Golf’s Car Wash Street Stock Division Heat Race in the #22 Globe Excavating Camaro. Curtis Houben won the Qualifier in his #81 RPM Camaro.
Ryan Fredrickson led the first 31 laps of the Golf’s Car Wash Street Stock Feature, doubling as the Rick Fredrickson Memorial. Rick was killed 10 years ago today (August 11) when he was hit head-on by a drunk driver travelling the wrong way down Highway 11 near Dundrun. Nephew Ryan took over the driving duties of Fredrickson car, carrying the number and colours over to the Street Stock Division a few years ago.
Ryan continued to challenge right to the end, but the eventual winner was Craig Katelnikoff in the #3 BDI Canada Trans Am. Mike Rea was second in the #18 J&L Frame and Alignment Monte Carlo. Curtis Houben rounded out the top three in the #81 RPM Camaro.
Racing action picks up again next Friday night as we kick off the ROCK 102 FM Show and Shine Weekend.
Activites go around the city all weekend, but begins Friday night at Wyant Group Raceway. Gate open at 6:00pm, with the first green flag at 7:05pm.
The Tiger Automotive Pro Trucks, CrimeStoppers Bandoleros, Golf’s Car Wash Mini Stocks and the WSSL Super Late Models are all on the race card. Don’t miss what promises to be an action packed Friday night.