Lawn Tractor Races coming to the Fair

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Spectators enjoyed the lawn tractor races  during the the 56th annual Lumby Days June 10 through 12.

Spectators enjoyed the lawn tractor races during the the 56th annual Lumby Days June 10 through 12.

Do you have a ride-em mower?  Do you think your mower is faster than your neighbour’s?  Well, dust off the seat, thrown on a few decorations, check the oil and gas, and get ready to start your engines!  The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo will be hosting it’s first ever Lawn Tractor Races at this year’s fair.

We are pleased that we have such an exciting addition to our fair. The races are sponsored by Douglas Lake Equipment, and organized by Frank Holt.

Qualifying runs will be held at the Fair on Saturday, Sept. 3 and Sunday, Sept. 4, with the finals on Monday, Sept. 5.

There will be two classes: stock lawn tractor (22 hp. max); and modified stock lawn tractor (22 hp. max).  There will also be a special prize for the People’s Choice Award for the Best Looking Tractor.  Voting for the Best Looking Tractor can be done by filling out a ballot at the Douglas Lake Equipment booth at the fair, so be sure to look all the entries over.  If you’re entering your own mower – be sure to spiff it up, shine it up, and decorate it up.

The deadline for entries will be Aug. 31 and will be limited to the first 16 in each class.  For all questions and explanations, and entry forms, please contact Frank Holt at 250-318-1374 or 250-672-9292.

DStock Class – $25 entry fee

1st place: 50 per cent of class entry fee and added $75

2nd place: 30 per cent of class entry fee and added $50

3rd place: 20 per cent of class entry fee and added $25

Modified Stock– $35 entry fee

1st place: 50 per cent of class entry fee and added $150

2nd place: 30 per cent of class entry fee and added $100

3rd place: 20 per cent of class entry fee and added $75

All drivers must have a valid BC drivers license to race.