Drivers Chris Hardy

Drivers Chris Hardy

Dirt Bowl returning to Triport Speedway

Annual stock racing weekender returns this weekend at the Triport Speedway.

PORT HARDY—Coming off a wild session of season points racing at Triport Speedway last Sunday, the North Island’s stock car racers return Saturday and Sunday for the biggest weekend of their 2014 competition schedule.

The annual Dirt Bowl will bring drivers together for two days of competition, starting with an evening session Saturday at 6 p.m. and wrapping up with a 1 p.m. series of races Sunday.

Seven local drivers tuned up for the weekend with an eventful points race series last weekend. With seven drivers entered, the main event featured spinouts, paint swapping, a black warning flag and some door-to-door duelling before Jim Swift prevailed to claim his second straight main event win at the speedway.

Reigning track champion Glen Day continues to hold the lead in the season points standings, but Swift is making inroads and every driver in the field has found a checkered flag in what has been a highly competitive season.

The full schedule had not been finalized as of early this week, but spectators may well be treated to exhibition rides by modified and dwarf cars, and prize giveaways are a typical feature of the Dirt Bowl.

The concession will be open both days, and spectators are invited to visit the pits and meet the drivers following each session. Tickets are $5 each day for adults, $3 for youths and $2 for seniors and children.