The Summer Classic took place in Terrace earlier in June.

Street-legal races a big hit for drag race association

The Terrace Drag Race Association (TDRA) was banking on having a few gearheads wanting to race each other with their everyday cars.

The Terrace Drag Race Association (TDRA) was banking on having a few gearheads wanting to race each other with their everyday cars for their first meet of the season earlier in June.

Turns out there’s a load of them.

Thirty-five entrants signed up for the June 6 Street Legal races and Chris Roesel walked away with first-place after beating all of his challengers in the bracketed setup. Chris Sweet took second.

Sunday’s winners for the Summer Classics competition included Jeremiah Wiebe from Terrace (first in Pro-class), with Houston’s Ken Kaperlari taking second.

Super Pro saw Kitimat’s Harley Bell take top honours, followed by Terrace’s Paul Soares and for the Junior Dragsters, Kitimat’s Tanner Daum won first-place, with Terrace’s Dalla Vecchia and Prince Rupert’s Shelby Peterson rounding out the top three.

Paul Amado was also a winner in Saturday’s Gamblers race.

The street legal races were the first of its kind in years and the association will try and run the same competition Friday, Aug. 1 with regular class races occurring the following Sunday and Monday at the Terrace airport.

Kitimat’s Hill Climb will take place on Saturday, June 28, with the next event in the TDRA circuit occurring from Saturday, July 19 to Sunday, July 20 in Houston for the Houston Drag Races, hosted by the Bulkley Valley Drag Racing Association.