Chilkat Valley News - Serving Haines and Klukwan, Alaska since 1966


Snowmachine drag races a success


We wish to thank all of the volunteers, businesses and participants that helped make the recent snowmachine drag races at 18 Meadows such a success. We had three hours of racing, with our very own Lawrence Willard having the quickest individual heat at 7.0 seconds for the 660-foot-track. During the later Radar Runs, the Canadian sleds showed consistent speeds of 87 and 88 miles an hour, with one good run up to 94 miles an hour (these runs were not timed.) Our grand prize drawing winner was Ben Sternbergh, who won the ACS/AP&T Phone Package. A big thank you to the Chilkat Snowburners for their sponsoring the event; Alaska Meat and Grocery for the food donations; Haines Cable TV for advertising and manpower; Kings Store for help with forms; AP&T for the grand prize and manpower; Haines ambulance crew, Jen and Chuck, for giving their afternoon; Haines Borough School for helping with equipment when ours did not make it from Juneau; Steve Alcock, Chris Alcock, Gable Sage, Hudson Sage, Dylan Swinton, Phyllis Sage, Patty Campbell, without whom we would not have had a race. Also, a special thanks to the state DOT folks that were out early to ensure the highway was drivable on Sunday for our race. Hope to see you next year at the drags.