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Drag Racing at Motor Magic

Drag Racing at Motor Magic

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Motor Magic - the upper Midwest's largest motor sports festival - attracts crowds of a wide range.

Perhaps the biggest event of the weekend, is the annual Drag Racing competition.

The fairgrounds were filled with fast cars and cheering fans today as over 150 drag racers from North Dakota and surrounding states competed.

(Brenden Howe, Owner/Announcer for Races) "This is a huge event for us. Our biggest of the year by far. We have people from South Dakota, all over the Canadian Provinces, Montana, a ton from North Dakota of course, and some from even western Minnesota."

There were 5 categories, which included snowmobiles and motorcycles.

Competitors raced 660 feet at speeds that can get up to 300 miles per hour, some in vehicles they made themselves.

Ages ranged from the youngest at 8 years old, to the oldest group which had participants in their 70's.

Racers were given 3 practice rounds, and elimination by loss began after that.

Winners of each of the 5 categories got up to 9,000 dollars.

Howe says the drag racing competition is easily the most fun part of the year for Motor Magic.

(Brenden Howe, Owner/Announcer for Races) "For us, this is pretty much a party. This is as good as it gets for our racing here. We have quite a few cars and it's a lot of fun for everybody to come out and give it a try."

Motor Magic will continue at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds through tomorrow.

For details, visit www dot motor magic dot net.

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