ST. GEORGE – The drag races are back, open to spectators and participants this weekend up at the old airport in St. George.
The races, planned by BlackRock Motorsports, will take place Saturday and Sunday with tech inspection at 7:30 a.m. and races starting at 9 a.m.
Saturday’s racing will include timed eliminations using a “pro-style tree.” For those not familiar with drag racing, the “tree” is the yellow, green and red lights used to start a race.
Sunday’s racing will include the old school “arm drop” just like the pros did back in the 1950s, featuring heads-up racing and grudge matches.
A “time only” secession is planned for Sunday afternoon –a “test and tune,” that is, drivers’ opportunity to see how fast their car really is.
There will be classes for American iron, hot rod, diesels, open, and motorcycles (contingent on sufficient entries to race).
This is a high fun-potential event for the whole family. Along with the drag racing, food will be offered by Staheli Catering and A-1 Party Rentals will have plenty of things to entertain the kids, and parts vendors will exhibit their wares.
You do not have to be a race car driver or have a race car to enter. New cars, old cars, SUVs, minivans, motorcycles.
Admission to race is $50 / day, to watch is $5 per person or $20 per family.
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