Exciting Canada 150 Celebration Weekend July 1 & 2 at Dinosaur Downs Speedway

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The Canada 150 Celebration Weekend July 1 & 2 at Dinosaur Downs Speedway was the largest group of classes with the biggest field of cars for the event. The classes running were: I.M.C.A. Modifieds, and Sport Mods, Alberta Dirt Super Stocks, Northern Alberta Mini Stocks, Hobby Stocks. Sprints. Saturday July 1 ONLY had the Alberta Fairgrounds T-Racers. Model -T races, recreating 1940’s racing
in Alberta. They only make five appearances this year through-out Alberta. Due to rain Saturday there was 1 set of heats for all classes & the 5 lap Model -T race. Sunday was a full set of races with heats & mains for all classes.

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Interview with Murray Kiedell of the Alberta Fairgrounds T-Racers. Model -T races Saturday July 1 Canada 150 at Dinosaur Downs Speedway in Drumheller Alberta

Velocity: You are with a group of T-Racers. Model -T race at the Canada 150 Celebration Weekend July 1 at Dinosaur Downs Speedway in Drumheller Alberta.

Murray Kiedell of the Alberta Fairgrounds T-Racers: Model Ts starting racing in Calgary September 15 1941, they raced for 10 years. They raced though-out Alberta, because it caught on quite rapidly. The original race was to raise money for orphaned British kids because of the war. Our service guys came back from England & seen the need & got together with the Lions Club of Calgary to
have the 1st race September 15th 1941.

Velocity: So they raced from 1941 to 1951.

Murray of the Alberta Fairgrounds T-Racers: In 1951 the stock cars & the faster cars came in, the Model Ts were a lot slower & were replaced quickly.

Velocity: A lot of these cars look original.

Murray of the Alberta Fairgrounds T-Racers: There is the Peter Anderson car over here is one of the original cars, belongs to the Rasmussen family out Standard. He has been racing it for the family,it is a stock car, they took the motor apart, fixed it up & still using as many original parts as possible. Nothing new just refurbished & back together to keep it as stock as it was last raced in
1951.

Velocity: How many cars will you have to run.

Murray of the Alberta Fairgrounds T-Racers: 7 Cars out today & one from Adrawson. Car 37 was driven down from Edmonton, the Reynolds brothers used to drive from Wetaskiwin to race back in the day. After the race Stan Reynolds would just drive back as trailers were not popular in 1941-1951 as they are today. Most guys would just drive the cars to the track for a race & back home.

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Photos by Carol Douglas courtesy Dinosaur Downs Speedway in Drumheller Alberta

Canada 150 Celebration Weekend July 1 & 2 at Dinosaur Downs Speedway Race Results

Alberta Fairgrounds T Racers; July 1
Winner: Model -T Car 55 Bruce Brander from Sundre, Alberta.

Photo by Carol Douglas courtesy Dinosaur Downs Speedway in Drumheller Alberta

Alberta Extreme Sprints (Sportsman) Main July 2:
1, Car 8 Pierre Guyan from High River.
2. Car 10B Brody Anderson from Stettler (age 17).

Photos by Carol Douglas courtesy Dinosaur Downs Speedway in Drumheller Alberta

I.M.C.A. Modifieds Main July 2:
1. Car 9 Roger Bonneville from Calgary
2. Car 56 Garth Dushanek from Red Deer
3. Car 68 Brian Roode from Brooks
4. Car 62 Kirby Zielinski from Rimbey

July 1
Heat 1a- 56,1,15
Heat 1b- 62,9, 71

July2
Heat 2a- 56,4,1
Heat 2b- 68, 62,11

Photos by Carol Douglas courtesy Dinosaur Downs Speedway in Drumheller Alberta

Alberta DIRT Super Stock Touring Series Main July 2:
1. Car 67 Matt Martel from Spruce Grove
2. Car 76 Collin Worsfold from Edmonton
3. Car 52 Chris Billey from Edmonton
4. Car 108 Jeff Duperron from Mann Lake, Ab

Photo by Carol Douglas courtesy Dinosaur Downs Speedway in Drumheller Alberta

Northern Alberta Mini Stocks (NAMS) Main: July 2:
1. Car 85 Cody Bunting
2. Car 27 Ryan Ellis
3. Car 2 Chet McCallum
4. Car 30 Curtis Ellis

July 1
Heat 1 – 27, 85, 78, 30

July 2
Heat 2 – 27, 30, 85, 20gp

Photos by Carol Douglas courtesy Dinosaur Downs Speedway in Drumheller Alberta

Hobby Stocks July 2 Main:
1. Car 0 Travis Hanna of Leader Sask.
2. Car 50 Tim Comeau
3. Car 07 Damien Boone.

July 2
Heat 1: 0,6,56,77
Heat 2: 50,6,0,77

Photos by Carol Douglas courtesy Dinosaur Downs Speedway in Drumheller Alberta

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Motorsports Volunteers

Get involved in motorsports: volunteer!

Volunteers are the people that make events happen from the organizers of the event to the person taking your ticket; it takes a lot of people to make an event work.

Volunteer Positions: Lap counters, Flag Man, Help in pit area.

For Information on Racing, Volunteering or being a Sponsor Contact:

Call Mike Hansen 403-820-0301 dinosaurdownsspeedway@gmail.com or Wendy Fitzpatrick 403-363-6486 wendyfitz1313@gmail.com

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Next Event: August 19 – 20 Motorcycle Flat Track Racing Along with Stock & Modified Racing

Dinosaur Downs Speedway in Drumheller Alberta
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