Races started with a black flag lap in memorial of passed on speedway members Kent Goddard and Dennis Beaudette, who were both highly involved in speedway and passed away last winter. In photo is Raymond Beaudette, Dennis Beaudette’s son on the hood, and on the trunk is Ed Harris who worked for Kent Goddard. Nancy Stone-Archer photo

New cars shine in Terrace speedway

A brand new Legend car sped around the track in the double header race last weekend

Dust is settling after the first Terrace speedway races last Sunday, and the club is revving up for its first double header June 10-11.

“It was super hot, but the races were really good,” said Paul Fleming about last weekend, adding that there were a handful of new cars or cars sporting new paint jobs.

A shiny new 1930’s Ford Coupe sped around the Terrace track for the first time, bought by Kris Sweet just a few weeks prior.

The Legend car is souped up with a 1200cc Yamaha bike motor and Sweet raced it to victory in both the trophy dash and the main event for Legend cars.

He says it was fun to race.

“These cars are a handful to drive, as they are so small with lots of power,” he said, adding that the car has 140 horse power.

“I had a chance to race one last year and was hooked. I jumped on the opportunity to buy this one and I am extremely happy with it,” he said.

The other Legend winner was Howie O’Brien.

The A Bomber class was oiled with some stiff competition, with three different racers claiming wins. Gord Tuckerman won the trophy dash, Trevor Reinert won the heat race and Paul Fleming took first in the main event.

Three different winners also sped to first in the Street Stock races, with Jay Badger winning the trophy dash, Jeff Johnson the heat race, and Kynan Finnie the main event.

The B Bomber winners were Kat Finnie (trophy dash and heat race) and Simon Weston (main event).

Cars will be revved up again for the double header June 10-11, which is also the kids weekend event featuring face painting, bicycle races, and race car rides.

Those rides will be during intermissions, and kids will jump in with the speedway racers and take a spin around the track just for fun. Races are at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, and for more information check out Terrace Speedway on Facebook.

This year also marks the 50th anniversary of Terrace Speedway, and plans are in the works for a celebration.

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Catch some of last weekend’s speedway action in the video below.

 

Kris Sweet raced a shiny new Legend car on the Terrace track last Sunday, May 28. The car is a 1930’s Ford Coupe with a 1200cc Yamaha bike motor. Nancy Stone-Archer photo

Howie O’Brien won the Legend car heat race, a class of cars that was added last year and is growing in popularity. Nancy Stone-Archer photo

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