A group of local sand drag aficionados are revved up and ready to kick it into high gear at the Luxton Fall Fair this weekend.
Morningside 4WD, a group of about 45 members, is putting on the sand drags at the Luxton Fall Fair for the third year in a row, said Ron Low, one of the event’s organizers.
Morningside 4WD has been around for about 30 years and has been involved with the Luxton Fall Fair for more than a dozen years, Low added. “Everything from the truck and tractor pull to the mud drags and the Tuff Truck event.”
This year’s sand drags, which roar into action Saturday and Sunday at the Luxton Fairgrounds, feature events in four-, six- and eight-cylinder classes.
“Some of the sand dragsters run on nitrous injection,” Low noted. “You can smell it from the stands and they’re super fast and super loud.”
Another feature bound to draw a crowd is that several motorcycle dragsters are on board for this year’s event.
“They put on quite a show.” Last year’s event featured 25 competitors and hundreds of fans.
But the Luxton Fall Fair doesn’t just feature those races.
Starting this Friday and running through Sunday, the fair will also feature a number of displays, exhibits, midway rides and games, as well as blacksmith demonstrations, antique farm equipment, historical museum displays and a wide selection of handcrafted and unique products for sale.
The midway will be open for fairgoers from 3 to 10 p.m. on Friday, as well as from noon until 10 p.m. on Saturday and from noon until 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Admission to the grounds is by donation.
Admission for spectators wanting to watch the sand drags is $10 for a single day or $15 for both, and kids under 14 years of age are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
Registration for the sand drags costs $60 and can be completed at luxtonfair.ca.
Entries will be accepted right up to the start of the event. Motorcycles, dirt bikes and ATVs are welcome as well.
For more information, email email@example.com or call 250-380-8059.