vroom vroom: Drag racing at the Casino airport.
vroom vroom: Drag racing at the Casino airport. Owen Crawford

Summerland Drags come roaring back

SUMMERLAND Drags take one was a serious hit.

Prepare for Summerland Drags 2.0 – Casino Beef Week style.

Five thousand turned out for the inaugural meeting in March, but with thousands in town for Beef Week and the area in a festive spirit, who knows how many will turn up to see the cars tear down the one-eighth mile strip in Casino tomorrow.

Summerland Drags promoter David Lander is in the dark as to what kind of crowd to expect – but he knows how many he wants.

“Three thousand would pull us up I reckon,” he said.

Mr Lander and his team learnt plenty from the first outing and tomorrow’s event is sure to be an improvement on the last.

The influx of cars gridlocked Casino in March – that was the main problem that needed attention.

“We have slashed another paddock in preparation for parking,” Mr Lander said.

“We ask that people follow the signs and directions which will be posted around the area to make things run smoother.”

Toilets have been increased in number and brought closer to the action; a new computer timing system will be employed; and there will be food available throughout the day.

“Last time the Lions were caught with their pants down,” he said.

“They ran out of food at 4pm – that won’t happen this time.”

The cars will run from midday until dusk, with a fireworks display to light up the sky post-racing.

There will be no alcohol for sale on the site – pat-rons are permitted to BYO, but all drinks must be canned.

Kids under 12 enter for free, while everyone else must surrender $20 at the gates.

Racing begins at 12pm; gates open at 10am.



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