Speedway hands out year-end awards, raises money for track

In a year where weather played a big role in cancelling or delaying some races, the Estevan Motor Speedway wrapped up its 19th season with an awards night banquet and fundraiser without a hitch - indoors, of course.

The year had thunderstorms and big rainfalls early in the racing season but the racing that did happen was at times tight from wire to wire, as evidenced by some of the classes being decided on Championship Day in August. The awards were handed out Saturday night at the Estevan Exhibition Hall. 

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The points champions in the slingshots was Ryder Raynard, in IMCA Hobby Stock was Leevi Runge, in IMCA sport mods was Robby Rosselli, in IMCA stock car was Jeremy Swanson and in the IMCA modifieds was Chris Hortness.

The year’s runners up and rookies of the year were also rewarded.

The 2018 Wall of Fame inductee was James Gustafson, who literally physically helped build the track two decades ago, and the volunteer of the year award went to Dave and Joyce Mack, a pair of longtime volunteers who still love to go to the track and help out in various aspects.

The live and silent auctions raised over $20,000, not including the ‘Humboldt Strong’ side panel on Tim Dignan’s car that went for $3,400, which will be donated to the STARS air ambulance service.

For more on the awards night, please see the Wednesday edition of the Mercury.

 

 

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