A trip to Flatlanders Speedway may be in order the weekend of September of 23 and 24, as the Prairie Dirt Racing Association is making a stop in Kindersley during Goose Festival weekend.
Stefan Klym is the one in charge of the new Saskatchewan racing circuit, and is eager to bring what's guaranteed to be exciting action to Kindersley race fans.
"We are really looking forward to it. It's a highlight of our season going to (Kindersley). It's going to be a fun time for all of us I think."
Flatlanders Speedway's 'September Invitational' will feature the same favourite hometown cars alongside the PDRA mods, street stocks, and hobby's as they host Round 5 of their touring series.
"We've got over 40 cars registered, plus the local cars. We've seen some numbers close to 60 cars." he said, as the Outlaws Legends Touring Series finals are also confirmed for the weekend.
When it comes to PDRA action, Klym promised close, competitive racing for fans in the stands
"The races have been so close. Our hobby stock division, you could pretty much throw a tarp over the first four cars it's been that close."
The two-day event in Kindersley is the second last event on the calendar. Things are getting pretty competitive out on the track.
"When you have the drivers so close together it's entertaining. It's door to door. Guys are gearing up to get as many points as they can. Do the best they can for the tour, and for their local track."
Representing your home track has been another bright spot for the tour. Local drivers have stayed on the circuit all year long. A few Flatlanders regulars will likely be pulling double duty during the upcoming races.
Klym talked about one of them in Flatlanders Track President Jason Hankewich, a major reason why west-central Saskatchewan got involved with the PDRA.
"He played a big part in helping us get everything together. He thought it would be a really good idea for his track, and we were all on board with him in wanting to get the PDRA into Kindersley, and Outlook as well. Try to get the car counts up."
Flatlanders drivers have done well in the series so far. Ryan Atkins is currently tops in Street Stock, Joseph Chiliak is first in Hobby Stock B, and a handful of other racers are spread throughout the standings with four race-days left to go.
When the PDRA was created there was only one clear mandate, to promote racing across Saskatchewan.
"The reason we formed it, we were noticing that some of the places aren't getting the car counts, and I think it has a lot to do with the economy and so on." said Klym who wants to get more cars to each and every track in the province. "We thought that by starting the PDRA Tour, it would enhance people going to other clubs."
Klym and the crew couldn't have asked for a better response. Car counts have been high, and the competition has been fierce.
West-central Saskatchewan is lucky to be the home for the final two weekends of PDRA competition.
The afternoon races both Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24 will compliment a full slate of Goose Festival weekend activities in Kindersley. A few weeks later, the PDRA's exciting conclusion will take place during the annual Thanksgiving Weekend races in Outlook.