2017-01-19 / Outdoors

Snowmobilers gear up for memorial drag race


THREE ENTRANTS take their marks during the early stages of the 2016 Roy Taghon Memorial Empire Snowmobile Drag Race. THREE ENTRANTS take their marks during the early stages of the 2016 Roy Taghon Memorial Empire Snowmobile Drag Race. Empire residents, start your engines.

The Empire Chamber of Commerce will hold the second Roy Taghon Memorial Empire Snowmobile Drag Race at the Empire Airport on Saturday.

The event will feature stock, improved and open classes plus vintage (1984 and older) and outlaw categories.

The top-three finishers in each category will sled home with a trophy.

Those interested in signing up may do so Saturday morning from 8:30 to 10:30. Drag races will start at 11 a.m.

Registration is $20 per class and $40 for entrants in the outlaw class.

Admission for spectators and crew is $5 and free for kids 15 and under.

Visit the Roy Taghon Memorial Empire Snowmobile Drag Race page on Facebook for further information.

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