Cars race around an appropriately dusty track at the Tri-Port Speedway Association’s Dust

Cars race around an appropriately dusty track at the Tri-Port Speedway Association’s Dust

Dust Bowl lives up to its name

The Triport Speedway's Dust Bowl took place Aug. 22 and 23

The Tri-Port Speedway’s Dust Bowl Weekend on Aug. 22 and 23 certainly lived up to its name.

Dust flew and engines roared all weekend at the Tri-Port Speedway.

Morale was high as the weekend saw racers and fans back after a water-restriction imposed hiatus. An Aug. 8 race was cancelled due to water restrictions.

On Sunday afternoon, racers took one of several breaks as the track was hosed down, the water drying on the clay track in what seemed like minutes. The announcer cautioned that “water could actually make it worse,” turning the track from dusty to slippery.

A concession served up burgers with fitting names like “The Pit Crew,” and fans watched from stands and under umbrellas overlooking the track.

The association hopes to be holding more upcoming races in order to make up for missed races. More information can be found on the Tri-Port Speedway Association’s Facebook page or by contacting Teresa Lee at 250-949-7273.

 

 

Results:

Aug. 22

Fast Time: #44, Jared Breitkreitz

Trophy Dash: #77, Glen Day

1st Heat

1st: #99, Mitchell Blackmore

2nd: #7, Daniel Hovey

3rd: #77, Glen Day

2nd Heat

1st: #7. Daniel Hovey

2nd: #77, Glen Day

3rd: #44, Jared Breitkreitz

Main

1st: #77, Glen Day

2nd: #44, Jared Breitkreitz

3rd: #99, Mitchell Blackmore

4th: #7, Daniel Hovey

5th: #99, Mitchell Blackmore

6th: #48, Teresa Lee

7th: #4, Paul Weeks

Day Points

1st: #7, Daniel Hovey, 111 points

2nd: #77, Glen Day, 99 points

3rd: #99, Mitchell Blackmore, 81 points

4th: #44, Jared Breitkreitz, 71 points

5th: #48, Teresa Lee, 50 points

6th: #4, Paul Weeks, 46 points

7th: #13, Brock Shore, 26 points

Aug. 23

Fast Time: #7, Daniel Hovey

Trophy Dash: #77, Glen Day

1st Heat

1st: #7, Daniel Hovey

2nd: #77, Glen Day

3rd: #41, T.J. Lipkosvits

2nd Heat

1st: #99, Mitchell Blackmore

2nd: #7, Daniel Hovey

3rd: #77, Glen Day

Main

1st: #77, Glen Day

2nd: #41, T.J. Lipkosvits

3rd: #99, Mitchell Blackmore

4th: #48, Teresa Lee

5th: #13, Brock Shore

6th: #44, Jared Breitkreitz

Day Points

1st: #77, Glen Day, 105 points

2nd: #7, Daniel Hovey, 98 points

3rd: #41, T.J. Lipkosvits, 91 points

4th: #99, Mitchell Blackmore, 73 points

5th:  #44, Jared Breitkreitz, 53 points

6th: #48, Teresa Lee, 53 points

7th: #13, Brock Shore, 50 points

Dust Bowl Weekend results

1st: #7, Daniel Hovey, 209 points

2nd: #77, Glen Day, 204 points

3rd: #99, Mitchell Blackmore, 154 points

4th: #44, Jared Breitkreitz, 124 points

5th: #48, Teresa Lee, 103 points

6th: #13, Brock Shore, 96 points

7th: #41, T.J. Lipkosvits, 91 points

8th: #4, Paul Weeks, #46 points

 

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