Up to 2000 spec­ta­tors ex­pected for Drags

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fundraiser for the year and it’s a big event for all in­volved.

‘‘We do it with South­ern Drag­ways, we or­gan­ise it all and we get in­come from gate sales and the guys do­ing drags and do­na­tions from ven­dors... we split it be­tween our­selves as a fundraiser, it’s a big event for all.’’

Bring­ing in be­tween 1800 and 2000 spec­ta­tors, it has also been a big event for South­ern Drag­ways for many years.

Area Stew­ard for South­ern Drag­ways Shane Smith says the event usu­ally sees an av­er­age of 80 to 90 ve­hi­cle en­tries, but that num­ber varies depend­ing on the weather.

‘‘The last two years we’ve had around 75 but three or four years ago we had 120.

It all de­pends on the weather lead­ing up to it and we try to en­cour­age pre-en­tries.’’

Ve­hi­cles can en­ter on the day, or can down­load an en­try form from the South­ern Drag­ways web­site.

Com­pe­ti­tion cars have en­tered in pre­vi­ous years, gain­ing times in the low eight sec­ond mark, whilst street cars usu­ally get an av­er­age time of 11 sec­onds.

This makes for a good va­ri­ety of en­tries which spec­ta­tors love.

Rac­ing be­gins at 11am and fin­ishes at 4pm.

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