Mike Weinhardt

Mike Weinhardt

Airport drag race

Set at the Vanderhoof airport on July 6, 7. This series of races had over two dozen participants.



On Saturday, July 6 the Nechako Valley Motor Sports Association hosted their second asphalt drag race at the Vanderhoof Airport. The big winner on Saturday was King of the Track Andy Klosky.

Klosky took home a large trophy sponsored by NAPA as well as an auto detailing kit from KB’s auto.

The racing continued on Sunday and three men came out ahead of the 25 racers in total for the two days. Those three were Justin Reimer in third, Chris Barge in second and first place prize went to Merle Olin.

Sundays winners took home trophies as well as cash prizes.

The drag race attracted less spectators and less racers than usual, this should be blamed on regional loss of interest said Lacy Barkman, secretary for the Nechako Valley Motor Sports Association.

“A lot of people all over northern B.C. are struggling with race cars right now, low car counts are a current trend at the drag races,” she said. “Our goal is to provide more community events and, especially with the asphalt races, getting the younger kids to show off their cars on the track rather than on the street where there aren’t safety precautions and everything isn’t controlled. We’d rather have them come out there and have some fun than see them on the highway where they could end up hurting themselves or somebody else.