This year’s drag racing season has been “pretty lacklustre” as all three Terrace drags were cancelled or cut short by rain.
“Weather-wise, it’s the worst we have ever had,” said Kris Barnett, president of the Terrace Drag Racing Association.
Terrace and Houston dragsters join together in a regional points circuit, tallying points from the races run in the two communities.
The annual circuit typically has five races, with a total of seven racing days to tally points.
This year they tallied points from only three days because of weather.
The first race weekend in Terrace June 6 and 7 tallied points the first day, but was rained out the second day, Barnett said.
The Houston Drags July 19 were dry, and dragsters tallied the usual full-day of points.
The third race was Terrace Hot August Nights on the August long-weekend, which were rained out on Saturday for the first time in more than 18 years.
“I was 12 years old when I went to my first drag race, and it’s the first time I’ve ever seen August long-weekend get rained out,” said Barnett.
Dragsters chalked up points at the fourth race in Houston August 22-23, and the season wrapped up with yet another rained out race in Terrace Aug. 29-30.
“This season has been pretty lacklustre… It’s funny because it’s been one of the hottest seasons that we’ve had here in Terrace in a long time, and then every time we tried to race it was raining,” he said.
“If you ever need rain, just let us know and we will schedule a drag race.”
Dragsters wrapped up the season with a banquet August 30.