Burning Rubber, making paper at Luskville Dragway

One of the sights that people came to see: a drag racer performs a burnout as it lurches forward down the track.
It wasn’t just dragsters on the track in Luskville on Aug. 4. Many souped up street racers also competed for a chance to get their hands on some of the $100,000 in winnings.
Pit road was full of impressive vehicles gleaming under the summer sun. The close knit nature of the racing community was on full display during a quick tour amongst the drivers.
 Serge LaPierre approaches the line in his 1996 Artic Cat Thundercat re-fitted snowmobile pitted against a Ford Mustang. LaPierre said he just missed a perfect start but was happy with his time of 6.1 seconds.
A junior dragster takes off from the line during Luskville Dragway’s Bracket Bonanza event on the weekend. The event is the biggest of the year for the track, featuring a total purse of $100,000.

CHRIS LOWREY
LUSKVILLE Aug. 3-5, 2018
The smell of burning rubber and fuel filled the air at Luskville Dragway as it hosted its biggest event of the year on the weekend with a purse totaling more than $100,000.
Now in its 38th year, Luskville Dragway’s Bracket Bonanza featured four different classes and nearly 200 racers.
The weekend kicked off on Friday with the big dog shootout and the fan favourite golf cart races.
After the golf carts were packed away, those in attendance were treated to live music from the band Ambush.
Saturday morning’s events started bright and early at 8 a.m. and featured all four classes – Super Pro, Semi Pro, Street Eliminator and Junior Dragsters.

 

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