The Estevan Motor Speedway celebrated its 2012 season with an awards night and fundraiser October 27 at the Days Inn Plaza.
The track champions in each class – Tyson Turnbull (modifieds), Rocky Alexander (stock cars) and Gary Goudy St. (hobby stocks) – were presented with their championship trophies. Alexander has won the stock car championship the last three years. Turnbull has captured the modified title two of the last three years. This was Goudy's first hobby stock crown.
Runner-ups Aaron Turnbull and Mike Hagen (modifieds), Kelly Henderson (stock cars) and Blaine Durward (hobby stocks) also receive trophies. Hardware was handed out to the rookie-of-the-year winners: Matt Mutz (modifieds) James Frayn (stock cars) and Leevi Runge (hobby stocks).
Geoff Mann won the Clint Prette Memorial Award for the most sportsmanlike driver.
The event also featured entertainment, a raffle, and live and silent auctions. Comedian Dez Reed provided laughs for the audience. The live auction featured a variety of items, including the use of three VIP booths for next season, and equipment that can be used for race cars.
Estevan Motor Speedway president James Gustafson said they had a challenging start to the year, as the first four programs of 2012 were rained out. But they were able to reschedule most of the cancelled events, and they had enough races to crown track champions in each division.
Gustafson encouraged everybody to attend the speedway's annual meeting November 19 at the Days Inn. They'll discuss the possibility of adding a sport mod class, and they'll elect new members for the track's executive.