Elgin drivers clean up at dirt track

July 18, 2001 12:00 am
Don Bryant of La Grande, driving a blue Chevy Nova, helped to baptize in dust Thunder Mountain Motor Sports Park Sunday afternoon. More than 500 spectators turned out for the first day of racing at the park near Pleasant Valley, said Terry Schumacher, president of Thunder Mountain Motor Sports Association. Races also are set for Aug. 12, Aug. 26 and Sept. 23. (Baker City Herald photograph by Jayson Jacoby).
Don Bryant of La Grande, driving a blue Chevy Nova, helped to baptize in dust Thunder Mountain Motor Sports Park Sunday afternoon. More than 500 spectators turned out for the first day of racing at the park near Pleasant Valley, said Terry Schumacher, president of Thunder Mountain Motor Sports Association. Races also are set for Aug. 12, Aug. 26 and Sept. 23. (Baker City Herald photograph by Jayson Jacoby).

Elgin drivers took top honors in two of the three categories at the inaugural circle track races Sunday at Thunder Mountain Motor Sports Park.

Mike Holt of Elgin won the mini stock class. Ted Thrope of La Grande was second and Willie Williams of Elgin finished third.

Bob McDaniel of Nampa, Idaho, drove to the street stock title. Robert Earnheart of La Grande was second and Tim Elam of Boise was third.

In the super stock class, Pat Pattee of Elgin was the winner. Davve Wagner of La Grande was the runner-up, and Mike Schmittle of Elgin finished third.

Three other races are scheduled at the circle track this summer. The dates are Aug. 12, Aug. 26 and Sept. 23. To get to the track take exit 313 (eastbound) on Interstate 84.