ASA OK Tire Sportsman Series Presented by Advance Testing Race 4
Gold Pan Speedway Quesnel
Blue skies and hot temperatures were the setting for the OK Tire 100. Loyal fans lined the grandstand area to watch twenty one beautifully prepared cars race on the small, flat 3/8 track. Last practice times showed another very tight field. After the Canadian National Anthem, the five car of Bob Williams was slowly driven around the track by Lee Thomas in tribute to Lees' brother Bob, who had recently passed. Bob was a dedicated crew member for many years.
Qualifying began with one of the largest fields of cars ever at the speedway. The usual hitters were laying down fast times, but Korbin Thomas was the fastest at a 15.065. The field was split into three heat races. The C heat was won by Scott Morgan in the 44 car. The B heat was taken by Dave Olson, with Warren Bergman close behind. The A heat was a great drive by Matt Stephenson, with Trevor Adelman and Logan Jewel pressuring.