A Day at the Races

The drag races are always a good time to be had by all, and this year was no exception. They are put on by the Sunshine Coast Drag Racing Association (SCDRA), and you can tell they love what they do. It is a spectacle, with street racers, hot rods and everything in between. Racers young and old are welcomed with a spirit of camaraderie and a healthy dose of competition. The competitors race the 1/8 mile, some with friends along for the ride, as they set their times and get a feel of how fast they will need to go for the elimination rounds. The elimination rounds start and the racers race themselves and their opponent with anticipation, not knowing until the very end whether they have beat their opponent and stayed within their time, or whether they have timed out. The racers continue all day in the sweltering heat, and put on a great show for everyone involved. It's always a great day at the races!  

 Shawn Boyd's Mercury Comet waiting for its time to shine.

Shawn Boyd's Mercury Comet waiting for its time to shine.