Drag racers meet at Richter Pass Motorplex

Challenge for fastest was met by 53 participants

  • Sep. 28, 2011 11:00 a.m.

Gary Dell from Wine Country Racing Association is shown here with two of Sunday’s top contenders. Phil Walter of Peachland took the Pro Bracket Fast div. with his 1985 Nissan truck. Tonasket WA’s Lee DeShaw and his 1929 Plymouth coupe took the trophy for Pro Bracket Division.

Fifty-three vehicles lined up on Sunday, September 18 at the Richter Pass Motorplex in Osoyoos to find who was fastest. The Wine Country Racing Association awarded the following winners the plaques for their efforts:

Sportsman Warrior

Matt Phillips of Westbank drove his blue 2008 Subaru to victory, defeating Elvis Glenn of Osoyoos in his white 1984 Camaro

Sportsman Bracket

Tim Heibert of Osoyoos in his black 1990 Mustang defeated John Johnson of Oliver in his blue 1989 Mustang

Sportsman Bracket Fast

Yanny Tsigonias of Osoyoos in his red 1999 Mustang defeated Dean Kallstrom of Kelowna in his green 1970 Charger

Pro Bracket

Lee DeShaw of Tonasket, WA in his yellow 1929 Plymouth Coupe defeated Heath Anthony of Osoyoos driving black 1983 Mustang

Pro Bracket Fast

Phil Walter of Peachland zoomed to victory in his black and white 1985 Nissan truck over Ralph Pool of Kelowna in his green 1978 Baracuda


Chris Pottie of Vernon drove his 1979 Skidoo to victory over Steve Clement of Penticton on his 2006 Yamaha Sled

Fastest Reaction

Steve Clement of Penticton cut a perfect .500 light on his Yamaha sled and  Ralph Pool of Kelowna landed a nearly perfect .501 light in his 1978 Baracuda

The last event of the season will  be October 2. The WCRA hosts the second “Rumble in the Valley” with vintage cars from all over the Okanagan Valley competing for the bragging rights.



Contributed  by Shana Cachola




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