Shine it up, rev it up, and take home the glory. Members from the Kelowna Kustoms Car Club, the Okanagan Rodtiques from Penticton and Oliver’s Coach Masters car club will be cruising into Osoyoos’ drag racing strip on Sunday, October 2 to grudge it out all over again.
The Wine Country Racing Association (WCRA) is hosting the Okanagan Car Club Challenge for the second year, at its last drag race of the season, and drivers from all three clubs are getting revved up for the challenge.
The event, now into its second year, lets the owners of custom and restored automobiles – most of them classics – bring their vehicles down to test their performance on the drag strip, alongside other enthusiasts.
At the 2010 race, Rodtiques champion Kevin Davis raced away with the bragging rights in his red, 1966 Ford pickup truck. Whether you come out to see the challenge or to cheer on a seasoned favorite, the afternoon will prove to be eventful. The 2010 event boasted a stunning 96 race cars.
New drivers, don’t forget to head out to the track early to have your car passed through technical inspection – it’s only $25 to participate in the day’s worth of racing.
Gates are scheduled to open at 9 a.m. at Richter Pass Motorplex, which is housed at the Osoyoos airport. Qualifying races start around 11 a.m. and the main elimination event begins at 1 p.m.
Concessions are on site. Admission is $10. Kids under 12 are admitted free with an adult. For more information call (250) 498-2355 or check out www.winecountryracing.ca.
Contributed by Shana