May 20-22 2011
Chilliwack B.C played host to Western Canada's largest national series, the Western Canadian Challenge featuring the top Rotax racers from all over the Western provinces and even reaching draws from Ontario and Quebec.
The Racelab Racing team once again showed their colors at the front of the pack this time absolutely dominating the field on Saturday in the Rotax Senior class with rain racing ace Michael Hogg at the wheel. The Lab had 5 drivers entered which included: Hogg (Rotax Senior, DD2), Hayden Ritter (Masters), Mikhail Goikhberg (Rotax SR), Bob Wakeling (Masters), and Kellen Ritter in the MiniMax.
In both senior categories the talk of the paddock was Michael Hoggs 4 pole positions claiming both Saturday and Sundays Rotax Senior and DD2 Top spots. Hogg didn't even give the field a chance while running roughly a second a lap faster than his closest competitors on several occasions throughout the weekend. On Saturday Hogg had a dominating victory in the Rotax Senior class while his team mate Mikhail Goikhberg had slightly less luck in the race however showing strong speed in the morning warmups, with times that would have put him in the top two rows.
Meanwhile in the masters category we saw Hayden Ritter take the top podium spot meanwhile teammate Bob Wakeling struggled a little with his 50 plus pounds of additional ballast that really created a difficult chassis for him to handle however he still managed a second place podium in his respective category.
Hogg Prepares for Victory