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Miles of Mayhem: Central Alberta drag race event in July

  • May. 16, 2021 12:30 p.m.

What happens when avid racers and fans can’t travel to the U.S for drag week and just can’t tolerate being cooped up at home?

Miles of Mayhem, that’s what.

Dustin Watts, Rimbey native and now Red Deer resident has created this revved up July event that not only will satisfy the racing community, but will provide the ultimate in spectator opportunity without even having to attend the track.

The five day competition enlists street legal drag race cars to run the 1/8 mile time trial each day during the event at 4 different tracks, while driving on public road between each track unassisted by support vehicles.

Covering 1700km, this epic traveling smoke show will begin at the Central Alberta Raceway in Rimbey on Monday at which time the vehicles will then hit the road to Medicine Hat to race Tuesday morning, travel to Saskatoon for the Wednesday race and then head to Forestburg Alberta for Thursday. All vehicles then take to the streets to head back to Rimbey.

Capping the entries at 200 cars this could be a mouthwatering convoy for car and racing fans alike. Each day registered cars will be given their route map and must travel that route to each track.

All tracks are open to spectators and packages will also be available to follow the convoy for the complete event.

Watch for these cars on the road or just listen for the rumble. It will probably be hard to miss.

This article appeared in Summer 2021 Prairie Living.

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