When I got to the track, a rare thing had happened. One of our Jr. Dragster driver's had tipped his car when he was exiting the track after his run. These are photos of his car, after.
Doesn't look too bad from this angle...
Now you can see some paint scrapes near his name. It also damaged some parts, but our wonderful Jr. Dragster parents all had extra parts to make it possible for Dallas to continue to race. (^:
These are the gloves Dallas was wearing...
These cars are built with safety features that keep our young racers very safe.
Of course, having a RFC sticker on your car, couldn't hurt! (^:
Dallas was fine, thankfully, except he says that it is important to make sure that their wrist restraints are tight enough. His were a little loose, so this is what happened. He went on to race and win tonight!
There's Dallas in the far lane! Alyssa is in the near lane. Jr. Thunder Final: Winner - Dallas Hill; R/U - Alyssa Madison
A big thanks to our Jr. Dragster parents for their great sportsmanship and help!
Jonah vs. Sydney
Jonah's car is sporting some penguins... cute!
Tyler returns! Tyler vs. Meghan
Taylor vs. Rochelle
Ken vs. Ruby
Oh oh, we never like to see this...
There were some dark clouds all around us, and Vancouver got some rain, but we were able to finish out the night with no rain. (^:
Nicole vs. Merranda
Forrest vs. Wes Morris
Some sun rays coming down...
Getting ready for the 50/50 drawing... Ken & Lettie
Charlie vs. Rick
Gregg vs. John - back in the Camaro!
Jeff vs. Mike
Pat vs. Casey
More sun rays...
Andy vs. Cliff
Chris vs. Linda
I'll be glad when I get my Canon back...
Shannan vs. Ron
Tommy & Tom
Nick vs. Corey
Scott vs. Ray
Nice, as always!
Another of my favorite cars!
Richard Dietrich's car, but a different driver...
Gary Coe is back!
Mike vs. Nick
Tony vs. Mike
Kathy, Pat and Brianna
Cory Williams is back with the 'Cuda!
Anthony vs. Phil
The Vandehey's - Jay vs. Don
Don's support crew/family...
Van vs. Don
Harry vs. John
Don George. He let his son Mike race his car tonight...
Mike is in the far lane, Gordon is in the near lane...
Mike raced in the high school bracket last year...
David in the Mercedes, racing Nick in the near lane...
Ken vs. Pete
Ken vs. Tyler
Handshakes between winner and loser...
The end of the salute...
Jonah vs. Merranda
It looks like Vancouver is getting a good downpour. The P.I.R. "vortex" must be working, as no rain here!
Rob is very animated when he helps a racer stage... (^:
Rob helping Wes stage...
Charlie vs. Wes
This is the repainted P.I.R. sign!
Dave helping Linda in the water box...
A smoky burnout by Linda!
Shannan vs. Linda
John vs. Corey
Casey vs. Paul
Up he goes!
Always beautiful to watch...
Charlie vs. Cliff
Scott vs. Mike
Gary vs. Mike
Mark vs. Phil
Jim & Pete
Jay vs. Van
Richard driving this time!
Nick in the station wagon this time...
Dad, Mike - far lane; son- Nick, near lane...
They traded cars from last week...who will win???
Dad, Mike wins this one...
Forrest vs. Charlie - T/O
David vs. Mike
Ken vs. Wes
Taylor vs. Merranda
Casey vs. John
Cliff vs. Linda
Greg vs. Nick
Nick wins and Pat is happy!
Mike gets a single...
Motorcycle Final: Winner - Phil Lang; R/U - Jay Vandehey
Don vs. Jim's foot!
Getting the video...
Mike & Nick - at it again!
Nick wins this one - in the station wagon!
Paul vs. David
Charlie & Forrest
Charlie vs. Chris
John vs. Pete
So sorry for the bluriness... Jr. Lightning Final: Winner - Ken Lang; R/U - Taylor Nielsen
Jim is good with a mop!
Linda gets the single!
John vs. Mike
The Nicholson's come to watch both Nick and Mike in the final...
Super Pro Final: Winner - Nick Nicholson; R/U - Mike Nicholson
Motorcycle Final: Winner - Phil Lang; R/U - Van Smith
Mike vs. Nick again!
Nick wins again!
T/O - Forrest vs. Charlie
Sportsman Final: Winner - Mike George; R/U - John Nelson
Mike's Dad, Don George.
Pete's niece and kiddos.
One more time - and the sun is out, too! Mike vs. Nick...
Nick's look of concentration!
Nick beats his Dad, again!
A pink/orange tinge in the clouds...
One more final to go...racers watching from the road...
Pro Final: Winner - Mike Pliska; R/U - Linda Sattem
This is Linda's first time in the finals!
Cindy, John and Dan...
One last T/O for Van... This is his other bike...
John gets money tonight!
It's 9:06 P.M. and NOW the sun decides to shine???
John Nelson - Sportsman R/U!
There's the smile for which I was looking!
Pete gets money tonight, too!
I missed the High School Final, but Ken is a double winner tonight!
Ken Lang- 1st place winner in both the High School bracket and the Jr. Lightning bracket! Congratulations, Ken!
A pretty sunset, behind Taylor's car...
Taylor Nielsen - Jr. Lightning R/U!
The sunset and tower behind Taylor...
Mr. Comeau's purdy truck!
Sunset in the background...
Forrest Schiffman - High School bracket R/U!
Mike's daughter has on her night vision goggles!
Dave & John with the Sattems...
Linda Sattem - Pro R/U! Good job, Linda!
Dave & Linda
Loading the Nova...
Mike Pliska - Pro 1st place!
Greg & Frank
Pete's niece and her lucky tickets!