Vancouver-based Reuters photographer Andy Clark has a long history with motorsport, starting with days he spent as a teenager on darkened summer highways north of Toronto in the late 1960s, riding in muscle cars and drag racing until the wee hours of the morning or until the cops chased him away. With his passion for the sport, Andy has spent his Saturday nights photographing at the Agassiz Speedway. Built in 1970, the speedway is a quarter mile oval track nestled into the side of Agassiz Mountain about 90 minutes east of Vancouver. The track hosts about 12 races a season beginning in April, running to late October. – Paula Nelson ( 23 photos total)

Late model sportsman stock cars compete in the premier race of the night at Agassiz Speedway in Agassiz, British Columbia, Aug. 11, 2012. From spring until autumn every two or three weeks, competitors and spectators gather on Saturday nights to watch or take part in the races for prize money, points and local honors at the 42-year-old race track. (Andy Clark/Reuters)

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