Races could help airport

Why not hold a one-eighth mile drag racing event at the airport to raise funds?

Dear Editor:

Why not hold a one-eighth mile drag racing event at the airport to raise funds? A few years back Ponoka held 100-foot shootout in front of Reflections. There were organizers and sponsors who did an excellent job of putting the event on. Then it stopped I don’t know the particulars as to why but there was always a strong turnout, and it attracted racers within central Alberta.

Now there has been a move to one-eighth mile races that other towns are holding over the weekend at their airports. To name a few: Drayton Valley, Settler, Provost and Three Hills. These events draw in large crowds Stettler has a cap of 150 cars at $50 per day, a weekend event could help cover some of the airport deficit and if popular, possibly all of the deficit within the airport budget.

And don’t forget the spin off business that this event could bring into this town as well.

Craig Pateman

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