BARRY’S BAY – Racers from all over Canada and the United States gathered at the Eganville Sno- Drifters Club for the 46th edition of the Bonnechere Cup.
More than 60 races took place during the weekend of February 14 to 16 at the ice oval. Sponsored by Castle Building Centre, the races featured the best racers in a variety of pro, vintage and ATV’s on ice.
The last race of the weekend, the Bonnechere Cup, pitted the fastest ice oval racers together. It is part of the Ontario Snowmobile Oval Racers Ice Oval Championships, which includes races in Woodview, Severn Bridge, Picton, Haliburton and Cochrane.
Reigning champ Colt Dellendrea, who took home the 2019 Bonnechere Cup, was the one to beat. He was neck and neck with Gunnar Sterne for a number of laps. However, with only a couple of laps to go, Dellendrea lost control on a turn and flew through the barriers.
The race briefly halted as paramedics rushed to the scene. Luckily, Dellendrea was able to walk away, but he did not return to the race. In fact, a number of racers experienced some breakdowns throughout the first few laps. While the Bonnechere Cup originally had 12 racers, only nine remained for the last remaining three laps.
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