Ferd's Ice-Racing Adventures

Updated September 24, 2000.

2000 Western Canadian Ice-Race Championship

Thanks to my generous friends in Edmonton, I was again invited to compete in the Western Canadian Ice-Race Championships which were held on the weekend of March 4th & 5th, 2000 at Lac La Biche, Alberta.
Chevettes #78 and #79
#79 Before...
The event was a "smashing success"!

I drove Car #79 again.  It was noticeably faster this year due to its new yellow paint job!

The car survived Saturday's events relatively unscathed and finished well positioned in the day's points standings at 4th overall.

Unfortunately, Sunday was an abysmal disaster! 

I fear I'm getting a bad reputation.
#79 now a bit shorter.
Last year I rolled the car.
Rolled it.
Now this! Arrow
I do have a perfectly reasonable explanation.  Sort of...
Hottest Car on the Track!
Despite the severe damage inflicted on the poor little yellow #79, there is a bright side to this story.  Things could well have ended up much worse.

For example, the driver of this car later joked how he had always dreamed of having "the hottest car on the track".

Date Posted:
Stories, Images & Videos
Apr 2, 2000 Scenes from the Paddock.
Apr 16, 2000 Passing under Yellow.  (Facts revised.)
Apr 16, 2000 Pass Attempt #1.  An aborted pass.
Apr 16, 2000 Pass Attempt #2.  A foiled pass.
Apr 16, 2000 A regrettable, but thankfully minor, incident.  See how I hit Jim Graham
Apr 16, 2000 Pass Attempt #3.  Yet another failed pass.
Apr 16, 2000 Pass Attempt #4.  Finally, a successful pass!  Lots of action in this one!!!
Apr 23, 2000 More scenes from the Paddock.
-Sep 24, 2000- Dog's Breakfast (Part 1).  Now includes a video clip from Jim Graham's in-car camera.
Apr 23, 2000 Dog's Breakfast (Part 2).
-Sep 24, 2000- Finally, The Big Wreck (Part 1)
-Sep 24, 2000- And The Big Wreck (Part 2)

I hear they're already laying bets on what sort of destruction I can achieve next year.

Be sure to check out the official Chevettes on Ice website at: http://www.chevettesonice.ca/.

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