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Penticton Speedway races into new season with major changes

Trevor, Ingo & Ryley Seibert complete the first laps on the newly reconfigured Penticton Speedway.
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July 31, 2021 - 1:33 PM

 The Penticton Speedway opened the gates to an audience of nearly 1,000 fans on Saturday July 24 after major upgrades and renovations to the facility.

The speedway opened with the Avion Motorsport RS1 series and the Avion Sprint car races.

“The team worked incredibly hard getting the facility ready to open," co-owner Ingo Seibert said in a press release.

"The fans were entertained with a great night of racing. It was fitting that my cousin and partner, Trevor  Seibert, won the opening race in the RS1 Series after taking his work boots off 20 minutes before qualifying. We appreciate all the support from the community, our partners and vendors. Having the fans back in the stands was a very satisfying milestone and we wanted to thank everyone in attendance on opening night. ”

Seibert said the new track design opened up the two wide racing. which is very entertaining for drivers and fans.

"The Lake Excavating crew worked 18 hour days for weeks to make the opening date," he said. "It felt great to win the opening race but driving the first three laps with my Son Ryley, father Karl and Ingo with his son Bryce was a highlight after months of work. Watching Ryley win the second race just topped off the evening”

The  Speedway has a busy schedule for the rest of 2021. The weekend of July 30 to Aug. 1 has the  Gordy Mannes triple header which is a long-time fan favourite. Drivers are coming from around B.C. and Alberta. The Avion Motorsports RS1 Series and Sprints return to the track on Aug. 21  and on Saturday Aug. 28 the Speedways host a Monster Truck show.

 

 


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