Sooke stock car racer Lois Pollard-Grant managed to salvage a 12th place overall finish at the 24th annual Fall Classic at Yakima Speedway in Washington State despite an early-race incident with another car.
The 100-lap race featured drivers from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California to compete on the 1/2 mile track. Pollard-Grant was the only Canadian to participate.
“I had to pit and the crew had to change two flat tires resulting in me going down some laps,” she said in an email. Still, Pollard-Grant was happy to finish the event as last year a dead battery caused her to drop out after finishing only 67 laps.
She has raced locally on Vancouver Island at places like Western Speedway for over 20 years, recently making the move to the Pro4 Alliance series based out of the United States.
“It’s been a dream of mine to do a racing series like this and am making steps to run all five races next year,” said Pollard-Grant.