Drag racing speeds into Fort St. John this weekend

Start your engines race fans, drag racing is back on in Fort St. John.

The Tritech Compression Season Opener kicks off the All Peace Series at the Northern Lights Raceway this weekend.

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The All Peace Series also races in Fairview and Grande Prairie and Northern Lights Raceway President Robin De Rose expects racers from all across the region to come to the first races of the year.

Prince George is bringing back drag racing to the city and De Rose hopes the future will bring an integration with Prince George, but it won't happen this year.

At the Northern Lights Raceway, Saturday's races are King of the Hill, where cars from every class race against each other and Sunday is time trials to get a winner in each division.

During lunch breaks, fans can check the cars out firsthand.

"You get to come into the pits where all the cars are during the lunch breakit's basically like a free car show," said De Rose.

There has been low attendance in the last few years, but De Rose hopes fans will come back this year, especially if the weather is nice.

"Speed, speed, speed, that's my favourite thing," he said.

"It's an adrenaline rush. It's hard to explain, but once you get into it's very addicting.

There is a brand new executive at Northern Lights Raceway this year with Terry Goss as Vice President, Darryl Chorney, Jeff Buist, Dave Moore, and Jay Kennedy as directors, April Bouchie as Secretary and Eva Kewin as Treasurer.

De Rose hopes there will also be a bunch of new cars this season and is planning for some exhibition cars and maybe some Nitro Harleys.

""We'd love to see everybody come out and support us and we hope to see everybody there."

Racing will also be held June 18-19, July 9-10 and Aug. 27-28 at the Northern Lights Raceway. Racing begins at 11 a.m. each day. For more information, check out www.northernlightsraceway.ca.

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