Northern Lights Raceway hosting a whole day of street-legal racing

A pair of street-legal cars lined up on the first night of racing at Northern Lights Raceway in June, 2015. Photo by Chris Newton

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Northern Lights Raceway will expanding on their street-legal drag racing nights, which take place on Friday nights prior to racing weekends, by hosting a whole day of street-legal races.

On Saturday, August 20th, the dragstrip will be open to anyone that has a driver`s license, and a road-legal vehicle that can pass a tech inspection and runs the ¼ mile in less than ten and a half seconds. The lsit of permitted vehicles for the event includes motorcycles, but does not allow vehicles with open headers, straight pipes, or turbo dumps. Racers will be split into two separate brackets: vehicles that can run the drag strip in 12.99 seconds or quicker, or in 13.00 seconds or slower.

The pits will be open on Friday evening for anyone wishing to camp out at the track, with race tech opening at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. The entry fee is $20 per car for all-day passes. Entry into the bracket classes is an additional $20, and gives drivers a shot at a first place trophy and prize money.

For more information, contact Raceway president Mark Brush, or Dane Lucas via the Northern Lights Raceway Facebook page, or the racetrack’s website.