Round 5 – Sunday, Feb. 18th, 2007:
3 B’s: Boutin, Branco & Bressmer
Ferintosh, Alberta - The Chevette world
championship looks like a battle of the B’s so far with Boutin, Branco and
Bressmer challenging for the holy grail of Ice Racing.
A perfect day for racing, Sunday, February 18th
was sunny, clear and plus 5 degrees as a record number of Chevettes competed
for position. Highlights and “low-lights” included:
revamped track, with the NEW back straight, saw Vettes in the top of 3rd
new kink in the front straight that made 1st gear a reality!
Crown royal Team brought out the RED BULL girls to meet and greet the
drivers and fans (Saturday).
7, Blain BOUTIN, claimed top honors for the weekend with only 1st
or 2nd place finishes.
cracks developed on Sunday to form 2 huge puddles on opposite ends of the
track, causing havoc with control, splashes 30 feet high and a test of ‘Vette wipers.
bit of heat directed on the driver’s for lack of respect to the Tow Truck (remember,
like all volunteers, we really need this guy!).
radio reports sounded something like:
“it’s a Blue car, hitting a Blue car”…(pause)… “and the blue car
then ricocheted off the third blue car…”
chose to go to New
(instead of Ferintosh), where the temperatures were reportedly minus 2
As always, we thank the volunteers for coming out
and allowing us to have so much fun. If ANY volunteer would like a copy of some
in-car footage, please forward your request to myself or the Chevette representative, as there are about 6 cars running
in-car video. (I ran a fender-cam on Sunday!).
Next Up – Saturday March 3rd and Sunday
March 4th in Lac La Biche, for the Western Canadian Championship