Chapleau Driving Toward Drag Races

Chapleau is preparing to burn rubber at the airport - moving forward with plans to host a drag race event.

Mayor Michael Levesque explains the idea comes from the Chapleau Regional Development Corporation.

Mayor Levesque says the expectation is that the drag races will start this year, taking place the third weekend of August, a week after Wawa's Northern Nationals Drag Race.

It'll be supported by Luskville Speedway - the same company that helps host Wawa and Elliot Lake's drag races - and Levesque believes there will be volunteers from both communities assisting with the Chapleau event.