Lawrence O'Connor of Port Hardy negotiates a turn in his Harris modified racer Sept. at at Grays Harbour Raceway in Washington.

O’Connor wins again

O'Connor competed at Grays Harbor Raceway, winning the USRA Modified feature main.

The last time Port Hardy stock car driver Lawrence O’Connor competed at Grays Harbor Raceway in Washington, he left the track in an ambulance with his Harris modified racer nearly totaled after it was struck during a caution.

Suffice it to say, his return to the track last week went much better.

O’Connor wrapped up the Sept. 8 by winning the USRA Modified feature main, then was joined by the track girls for a smiling photo with the victor’s trophy.

O’Connor, nicknamed Sir Lawrence by track denizens, piloted his No. 27eh car into the lead in a daring three-wide pass of Scott Miller and Craig Moore following a restart on lap 22 of the 30-lap race. He had previously led the race from laps seven through 15 before surrendering the front position to Miller, of Shelton, Wash., on an earlier restart.

With his victory, O’Connor became the third repeat winner in the USRA Modified season series at Grays Harbor Raceway.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

VIDEO: A young Vancouver Island black bear takes weekend nap in eagle tree

Videos captured by Terry Eissfeldt shows the bear arriving Saturday night and sleeping in on Sunday

North Island students are back in class, sitting six-feet apart

School District 85 schools reopened June 1 for students who want to come in person

Universal basic income is a good thing

‘I’ve always loved change, so I’m rooting for a different way of life altogether’

Port Hardy school sending food home to students in need

Hunger doesn’t take the weekend — or a pandemic — off

Telegraph Cove Resort will open June 1 to self-contained campers only

Washrooms, showers and all other amenities will remain closed for now

VIDEO: A young Vancouver Island black bear takes weekend nap in eagle tree

Videos captured by Terry Eissfeldt shows the bear arriving Saturday night and sleeping in on Sunday

COVID-19 birthday drive-by celebrations snuffed out in Island community

Bylaw officer visit with threats of a fine mean parade trucks taken off the road

Vancouver Island Regional Libraries to offer ‘takeout’ style services

VIRL will offer the service on a branch-by-branch basis

George Floyd asphyxiated by sustained pressure: family autopsy

Death sparked a wave of protests across the U.S. and abroad

COVID-19: B.C. commercial landlords can’t evict if they decline rent assistance

Emergency order ‘incentive’ for federal program, Carole James says

B.C. Hockey League prepping for 2020-21

League reviewing different scenarios and start times in compliance with provincial regulations

Duncan’s Queen Margaret’s School pioneers thermal imaging in school reopening

Private school is first in B.C. to use new tech post-COVID-19

Investigators probe death of CN employee at Surrey rail yard

Transportation Safety Board is investigating an ‘occurrence that took place during switching operations’

Most Read