A car-happy weekend in Osoyoos wrapped up Sunday afternoon with boss cars on the track.

Following three days of Cactus Jalopies activities — including several shows, poker runs and even a motorcycle thrills demonstration — the Wine Country Racing Association took charge for a second instalment of drag racing at the Richter Pass Motorplex west of Osoyoos.

About 75 vehicles entered the competition. The day’s racing culminated with the following drivers gracing the winners’ circle:

SPORTSMAN BRACKET — Mason McCune made his Detonators car club proud by dragging the trophy home to Enderby. McCune drives a 1989 Ford Mustang.

PRO BRACKET — Dean Martin, currently living in Castlegar, has the bragging rights this week by topping the Pro Bracket with his 1967 Camaro.

SUPER PRO BRACKET — Michael (Bucky) Stewart of Langley adds yet another piece of drag racing jewelry to his bragging wall by out-racing the others in his 1967 Chevy II.

BIKE/SLED BRACKET — The Americans take a trophy back across the border with them this go around. Bob Henrie (Conconully, WA) bested the competition in the bike/sled bracket on his 2009 Polaris IQR.

BEST REACTION TIME — This week’s best reaction time is an absolutely perfect .500 light. Hometown racer Brad Baxendale (in a 1984 Camaro) kept the RT trophy in Osoyoos. 

Father’s Day Sunday is the next event at Richter Pass Motorplex.

Gates open at 9 a.m. on race day. Newcomers are welcome and encouraged to show up early for registration and technical inspection. Visit www.winecountryracing.ca for more information.


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