1st Gold Rush Nationals Drag Race Arrives in Chapleau

Chapleau's first ever Gold Rush Nationals drag race is racing into town.

Organizer Ryan Bignucolo explains the CRDC event will be quite similar to drag races held in nearby communities, who he credits for supporting this event.

Bignucolo notes the similarities include some features at the track.

Bignucolo adds there will be a band Saturday night, there is a VIP section, and will be camping sites available.

More information on the drag race is available on the event's Facebook page.

While the Township of Chapleau warns the airport is closed until 12 noon on Monday, August 26th - to accommodate the drag races - a runway will remain open for the exclusive use of air ambulance, to allow for medical transportation.