Warm and sunny weather make excellent shoot-out weekend

More than a thousand spectators filled the bleachers set by the runway at the Stettler airport last weekend to watch cars of all ages and makes race in the gas-guzzling annual Side-by-Side Shoot-out.

Bright sunny weather, for a change, helped the organizers attract enthusiasts to the event although mosquitoes gave a hard time to all those who forgot their insect repellent sprays at home.

Shawn Lee, vice-president of the Stettler Auto Club, said they had more cars taking part than last year’s event.

“Last year we had a one day event and we had about 100 cars signed up. This year we had 164 cars over the two days,” Lee said of the one-eighth mile races on Saturday, July 24 and Sunday, July 25.

There were many participants from neighbouring communities, some of whom ended up winning in theri categories.

Winners in the races, in categories in the order of speed, are as follows:

Saturday

True Street Class: Quinn Davies (Stettler)

Real Street Class: Jody Nichols (Stettler)

Super Street Class: Keith Villeneuve (Camrose)

Pro Street Class: Kevin Massigran (Innisfail)

Sunday

True Street Class: Kevin Loween (Devon)

Real Street Class: Troy Ritchie (Lacombe)

Super Street Class: Wade Osguthorpe (Delburn)

Pro Street Class: Len Wren (Lacombe)

Just Posted

Come see Stettler’s Diary of Anne Frank and learn important “lessons from the past”

The Diary of Anne Frank from Feb. 21 to 23 at the Performing Arts Centre

Stettler’s Scotties tournament set a new standard

Chair of curling tournament committee says rural Alberta can host biggest events

Come out to a family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day dance in Botha

Don’t miss the big green bash in Botha Feb. 24

Tickets still available for Stettler County Community Service Awards

42nd annual community service awards at Linda Hall Feb. 21

Sylvan Lake’s Megan Cressey misses Freestyle Skiing Big Air podium

Alberta’s Jake Sandstorm captured silver in the men Freestyle Skiing Big Air contest

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

Researchers from University of Bristol look into why zebras have stripes

Poll: More voters believe Canada doing worse under Trudeau government

22 per cent believed the country is doing better and 27 per cent said things are the same

Ponoka host to Bayer Crop Science seed innovations trade show

The company held a trade show with seed crop science industry partners at the ag event centre

Peter Tork, Monkees’ lovable bass-guitar player, dies at 77

Tork, Micky Dolenz, David Jones and Michael Nesmith formed the made-for-television rock band

Lacombe welcomes ‘Napalm Girl’ to discuss journey from hatred to forgiveness

Latest Herr Lecture to feature Kim Phuc Phan Thi at LMC

Millennial men least likely to have a family doctor: Statistics Canada

Report found more women have primary care physicians, compared with men

Alberta to play for gold in wheelchair basketball

Action-packed first week of Canada Winter Games nearly a wrap

Most Read