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Drag racers slate volunteer meeting

PORT McNEILL - The North Island Timing Association announces three-race series with $5,000 in prize payouts

Having unveiled an ambitious, three-event drag racing schedule with $5,000 in prize payouts for the coming season, the North Island Timing Association will host a volunteers meeting Thursday, April 28 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Sportsman Steakhouse in Port McNeill.

The organization, formed to hold drag-racing events on an eighth-mile track at the Port McNeill Airport’s main runway, hosted its first competition there in 2009.

Its schedule expanded to a pair of race events last summer, and drew numerous racers in several classifications to both sessions.

This year’s race weekends will be June 25-26, July 30-Aug. 1, and Aug. 27-28, said Maureen “Mo” Anderson of NITA.

“This year we’re going to have a points series toward a grand championship at the end of the season,” said Anderson. “We’ll be giving out $5,000 in total prizes to ten people.”

She said prize money would be distributed to the top three finishers in each class. Gus’s Bar and Grill has signed on as the primary sponsor for the events, and NITA hopes the prize draw will help bring even more visiting drivers to the North Island this summer.

Anyone interested in volunteering with the association in any capacity, or to learn more about the timing association and its activities, is invited to attend the meeting.

For more information, call Anderson at 250-956-4347.

 

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