August 24, 2014
This weekend we were in Saskatoon at SIR. The weather was brutally cold and the track wasn't much better, but thanks so much to Skippy and crew for the awesome effort to try to get the track to work for us. There just simply was no heat in the track for the VHT to work. All the cars were out and did the usual awesome burnouts. The runs weren't stellar, but the fans loved it and we all got down the track without any damage to the cars or the drivers. Jerry and Brenda Kos unfortunately had severe engine damage on the test pass after a great burnout, but will thrash all week to get to Drayton Valley next weekend.
I am so happy to say we also had long time past member Brent Jones from Montana join us this weekend. It was great racing with Brent again and hope we will have more to come. Jamie Kemp, also a long time past member was also at the track helping out another Montana car. Hopefully we will see Jamie back in a funny car and racing with us again in the near future. It really feels like the IBAA has come full circle. What a great weekend with great friends.
We have to thank the Bodnarchuk's for putting on an amazing spread of food during the race. And, OMG, a special thanks to Baba Bodnarchuk for the most amazing perogy I have ever tasted... I ate enough for 3 people.
As always, the race ended with good food, good drinks and great people.
Next weekend find us all in Drayton Valley, AB.
It's August and it's hot... put those together and you have the annual Hot August Nights race at Castrol Raceway. Come out and see our drivers lay down their side-by-side long smoky burnouts. We run at 7:00 and 9:00. Come to the pits for hero cards and get the drivers signature.
Well after a very long delay I am happy to say.... We're baaaaaack!
We thank you so much for your patience. We will have live updates from each race and ongoing updates about the teams. All are working hard to get their cars fired up to get on the track to do some testing. Unfortunately, our race schedule is shorter this year than expected as we have had a few races cancelled due to track conflicts.
We are really looking forward to the 2014 race season.