Car lovers’ dream weekend is Sunday, June 9

Car lovers’ dream weekend is Sunday, June 9

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Paul Fode of Kelowna is reigning champion of the pro bracket division with his 1971 Plymouth Duster. Fode, hoping for a hat trick, will be racing at the Osoyoos airport on Sunday, June 9.       Laurena Rehbein photo
Paul Fode of Kelowna is reigning champion of the pro bracket division with his 1971 Plymouth Duster. Fode, hoping for a hat trick, will be racing at the Osoyoos airport on Sunday, June 9.
Laurena Rehbein photo

This coming weekend is something for all gear heads and car enthusiasts to behold.

The Wine Country Racing Association (WCRA) is hosting its third drag race of the 2013 season. Sunday, June 9 is the day for racers and fans to flock to the Richter Pass Motorplex to experience side-by-side drag racing all day long. It is located at Osoyoos airport, west of Osoyoos on Highway 3. Visit www.winecountryracing.ca for more information.

This finishes off a total car weekend put on by the Cactus Jalopies Club. Events are booked starting Thursday, June 6 for the entire weekend, including bowling, pizza parties, and one fantastic car show. It all culminates at the drag track on Sunday afternoon with a special drag racing class of their own. Check out www.cactusjalopies.ca.

Gates open at 9 am on Sunday morning. Any drivers interested in putting their machines on the line need to show up early for registration and to get their vehicle passed through technical inspection.

Racing starts around 11 am with the final elimination rounds beginning around 1 pm.

Fans can fill the grandstands, bring along their favourite lawn chair or pull up a tailgate in Redneck Row.

Come expecting racing action, live music, delicious concessions, gorgeous cars and even a chance at lining your pocket with the 50/50 draw.

Children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

This WCRA event winds up the spring segment, and racing will resume on September 22 and  October 13.

If you miss this one, it will be a long wait for fall.

Shana Cachola

Special to the Chronicle

 

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