Cyriel DeBruyne the one to beat in this year’s beltsander race

There is no denying the belt sander to beat this year is going to be Cyriel DeBruyne’s, which is currently holding the current champion title in the modified class division for the past two years in a row

There is no denying the belt sander to beat this year is going to be Cyriel DeBruyne’s, which is currently holding the current champion title in the modified class division for the past two years in a row.

This annual Canada Day event is a full day of excitement from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. right downtown in the centre of Shoppers Row. It is a free, family event that is hosted and run by Pioneer Home Hardware Building Centre and their supportive supplier Makita Tools.

DeBruyne had a little bit of advice to give to the racers of 2011 when we caught up to him. He says to the other races “Just have fun with it” and “try to experiment with your belt sander as much as you can. Try different belts and gears, it will help you to learn the ins and outs of your machine.”

2010 Title Holder Statistics (Modified Division)

  • Current Time to Beat: 2.60 seconds (2010)
  • Class: Modified
  • Theme of Racer: Pro Stock Truck
  • Owner: Cyriel DeBruyne of Quality Foods, Campbell River
  • Time Spent Making Adjustments to Racer for 2011 races: Over 20 hours grit of sandpaper used in the belt sander.

If you are looking for some pumped up family fun, come down and race a belt sander yourself on Canada Day.