Stock car drivers put wraps on season


There’s a reason why they became champions.
Emo’s Brody Strachan and Kevin Desserre of Dryden flashed their mastery one more time in a fitting end to their 2017 Borderland Racing Association seasons during “Fan Appreciation Night” at the Emo Speedway on Saturday.
Strachan, who claimed the championship in the WISSOTA Modifieds division this year with 784 points (the most of any driver in any class), captured the eight-car feature.
He outraced fellow Emo driver Greg Ferris to the finish line.
Devlin septuagenarian Gary Wilson–the oldest driver still competing at the track–had his best result of the season by taking third.
Desserre, whose 605 points topped the Street Stocks division, captured his eight-car feature ahead of Dean Kellar (Devlin) and Raice Westover (Fort Frances).
Meanwhile, another wily track veteran had one day in the sun as Emo’s John Hettinga overcame six challengers to win the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds division feature Saturday night.
Devlin’s Mike Wilson finished second, followed by James Lambert of Fort Frances in third.
Now three-time defending division champ Cody Ossachuk of Pinewood did not race on the final night of action.
The association next will hold its annual awards banquet, although the date, time, and venue was not announced as of press time.