Spotlight

Dave Stewart

Dave Races a 1985 Peterbilt 359 with a Cat C15ish and a 5-speed automatic.

His best time is 12.90 seconds at over one hundred mile per hour in the 1/4 mile.

Dave runs dual wheel drag slicks on the rear and tunes the fuel system. He runs a huge turbo along with running N2O.

Dave built the truck, having to engineer and construct it from the ground up as there are no performance parts for this type of build. He’s done a lot of testing, tuning, and experimenting to get the truck to this point.

His goal is to break the world record at 11.40 and be the fastest semi truck in Canada.

Dave has been racing since 2016 with Vegreville Speedway and also races in Saskatoon, Medicine Hat, and Edmonton.

His sponsor is Das Nitrogen Services Ltd.

Jeff Sakundiak

Jeff is 22 years old and was born and raised in Vegreville. When Jeff isn’t busy helping at the burnout box on race day, he enjoys playing sports, camping, being outdoors, spending time with family and friends, meeting new people, and giving back to the community. Jeff got involved with Vegreville Speedway through a friend.

Alyshia Freed

Raised on a farm south of Vegreville, Alyshia grew up racing sleds and tractor pulling. Her first race was at the age of 15 and she was hooked. Now working in Fort McMurray, she makes the trip down for race day. Alyshia drives an 11 second 1969 Chevy Nova and has 12 wins in her racing career at the Vegreville Speedway. Her favourite parts of the sport are the challenge in down track racing and learning new skills to practice at her next race. Alyshia prides herself on sportsmanship and positively promoting the sport for women.

Nyomi Hysuick

Nyomi is turning 21 in September and was born and raised in Moose Jaw, SK.

She currently works at Vantage Builders Ltd. as a receptionist, and has been working there for over a year now. Nyomi also volunteers with the Rotary Club of Vegreville and thoroughly enjoys getting involved with the community! In addition to her active volunteerism, Nyomi enjoys doing anything physically challenging, such as running half marathons and biking for MS. She loves learning and trying new things.

Nyomi got involved by volunteering to help Walter one race last year in the staging lanes and has been part of Vegreville Speedway ever since (It really grows on you)!

Patti Gallien

Patti Gallien volunteers at our staging lane and 2019 was her first year in this position. She’s a happy and friendly lady who enjoys interacting with the drivers & other Speedway personnel. Patti volunteered last year for the Imperial Community Centre to work the gates at the races. 

When she’s not volunteering for Veg Speedway, you can find Patti at her job as a RSMC at Canada Post where she delivers mail to the super boxes. 
 
Patti gives her time and energy volunteering for the Children’s Ability Fund, which she’s done for 10 years, and for the Imperial Community Centre for 5 years. She puts on the corn roast as a fundraiser for the Imperial Community Centre and would like everyone to come out and enjoy the feast in August 2020!

Kendall Freed

Kendall’s first time down the track was at Speedway Park in Edmonton in April 1979. He’s been racing internationally since 1996. Kendall has won races in Dallas and San Antonio Texas, Saskatoon, Kelowna, Bonnyville, Rimbey, Medicine Hat, Calgary and Edmonton.
 
Kendall runs a 1970 Nova in Super Pro and Super Gas classes. He also runs a Chevy Duramax in the diesel and sportsman classes. In the winter Kendall races a Summit 800 in snowmobile drags.
 
In October 2018 he won a World Championship in the Sportsman Class in the NHRDA in Dallas Texas, bringing the championship home to Canada.
 
Kendall likes to antique tractor pull with a 1959 Deutz with nitrous oxide.
He enjoys the thrill of competition in racing.  

Darren Berezan

As the current president of the Vegreville Speedway Society, a title he has kept since 2012, Darren Berezan is one of the many people that help to direct the flow of the races and keep it as smooth and efficient as possible. He began participating in the quarter mile track prep, and is now one of our main starters who can be spotted at the end of the track near the burnout box where the races commence.

His goals pertaining to the Society includes introducing the sport to new racers and curious spectators, as well as promoting the Town of Vegreville in an exciting and thrilling way! He enjoys interacting and sharing experiences with everybody in attendance of the events whether you are a racer, volunteer, or spectator.

When he is not out at the airport during busy racing season, Darren can be found at Vegreville Mechanical the local business he owns, tending to his farm, or cruising in one of the many drool-worthy vehicles in his collection. If you ever lose him in a crowd, just look for the man sporting a big grin and AC/DC shirt!