Car culture fanatics will be flocking to the Hanna Municipal Airport this weekend for what is becoming one of the premier automotive events in the province.
The Hanna Cruisers are hosting a weekend of chrome and burnt rubber. The weekend features 1/8 mile racing and a spectacular show and shine. In the event’s short history it has grown by leaps and bounds and promises to be a great show.
Joe Schnurer, one of the organizers of the event said the word has spread, and they generally get 200 cars for the weekend.
The main events are on Saturday and Sunday with the show and shine and racing, but a very important component, especially for new racers is Friday night, June 24.
“We have a test and tune, which is free of charge. We also have a driver’s training course available if someone is new to the sport,” said Schnurer. “We will tech vehicles, so they won’t have to be in a rush in the morning.”
On Saturday, the gates open at 8 a.m., with tech time at 9 a.m. and racing at noon. The show and shine starts at 10 a.m., and it will feature some of the best rides around. Entries to the car show have a chance at winning at Hot Rod Grill, a custom barbecue based on a hot rod engine, headers and all.
On the track, there are all kinds of classes of racers, from junior dragster and high school entries, all the way up to the pros.
A feature race will see Drumheller drivers Shawn Bulechowsky and Greg Benzon go head to head for bragging rights. There will also be an appearance from Fire4Hire Jet Cars and will feature Heather Janishewksi in her car “Her a Cane.”
Racing continues Sunday at 11 a.m. after breakfast and a tech session.
For more information on the races, including rules and entry information see www.hannacruisers.com or contact Joe Schnurer at 403-854-1015.