July 19th, 2024

Drag Strip hosts NHRA National Open over weekend

By MEDICINE HAT NEWS on July 9, 2024.

PHOTO COURTESY BERNIE FREY Riley Toth of Medicine Hat was a double winner this weekend at the Medicine Hat Drag Strip, taking first place in Saturday and Sunday's Pro Bike Class.

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The Medicine Hat Drag Racing Association held the Thunder on the Plains this weekend.

The three days of racing were part of a NHRA National Open weekend and also a points weekend at the Drag Strip.

The weekend of racing kicked off with the Junior Gamblers race on Friday, won by Austin Markusson of Medicine Hat. Gray Schaan of Dunmore finished in second.

Tyler Zeller of Medicine Hat won the Non-electronics Gamblers, finishing ahead of second place Doug Klassen, also of Medicine Hat.

The last race Friday, the Electronics Gamblers, was won by Cody Baker of High River. Danny Holmedal of Maple Creek finished second.

The races on Saturday got underway with the Super Pro class, won by Clint Dallaveechia of Terrace, B.C. who finished ahead of Aaron Steinkey of Dunmore.

Brent Buckenham of Carseland took first place in the Pro class, with Doug Zeller of Medicine Hat finishing second.

Buz Buzunis from Airdrie took first place in the Sportsman class, finishing ahead of second place Dean Adie of Medicine Hat.

Riley Toth of Medicine Hat kicked off a winning weekend, taking first place in the Motorcycles and Sleds class. Jay Dudley of Calgary came in second place.

Darren Keller of Regina finished first in the Super Gas class, with Andrew Sargent from Lethbridge finishing second.

The Super Street class was won by Isaac Stettner of Regina, who finished ahead of Jason Kendel from Brooks.

The ST/SST/Combo class was won by Chuck Porter from Moose Jaw. They finished ahead of second place Grant Singer from Regina.

Danny Holmedal from Maple Creek won the Super Quick/TD/TS class, beating out second place Daryl Forrest of St. Andrews, Man.

Saturday’s Junior Thunder class was won by Austin Markusson of Medicine Hat. Ryder Harrison of Raymond finished second.

The races on Saturday finished up with the Junior Street class, won by Raymond’s Ryder Harrison. Ela Michielin of Lethbridge finished second.

Sunday’s 11 races got started with the Super Pro class, won by Danny Holmedal of Maple Creek. Coming in second place with Brooks’ Jason Kendel.

Tyler Zeller of Medicine Hat won the Pro class, beating out second place Doug Zeller, also of Medicine Hat.

Teagan Thorpe from Medicine Hat won the Sportsman class, finishing ahead of Luke Munsch of Cypress County in second.

Riley Toth of Medicine Hat finished his weekend sweep, with a first place in Sunday’s Motorcycles and Sleds class. Steve Campbell of Airdrie finished second.

The Super Gas class was an all Brandon, Man. Affair, won by Dennis White of Brandon and Jeff Crooks, also from Brandon, finishing second.

James Elliott of Fort Saskatchewan finished first in the Super Street class, with Isaac Stettner from Regina finishing second.

The St/SST/Combo class was won by Darcy Clarke of Parkland County. Chuck Porter of Moose Jaw finished second.

Aaron Steinkey from Dunmore finished first in the Super Quick/TD/TS class, with Danny Holmedal of Maple Creek finishing second.

The Junior Thunder class was won by Ella Jennings of Medicine Hat. Second place was Rachael Place from Battle Ground, Wash.

Ryder Harrison of Raymond won the Junior Lightning class, with Saxyn Schaufele of Desert Blume finishing second.

The final race Sunday, the Junior Street class, was won by Dunmore’s Gray Schaan. Ryder Harrison of Raymond finished in second.

Next up at the Drag Strip is the Miles of Mayhem races on July 24 and 25.

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