Vegreville Races to Beat Cancer

Vegreville Drag Racing Association

The Vegreville Drag Racing Association (VDRA) is an eclectic group of car enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies who love drag racing as a sport and are passionate about supporting and sharing their craft in a safe and legal environment.

As the club is open to all levels of experience and types of vehicles—both stock and modified cars are permitted so long as they pass the technical safety inspection—VDRA ascribes to “bracket racing” to even out the potential advantage or disadvantage over a specific vehicle. The races have seen everything from a modified snowmobile to a dragster to an SUV go down the airstrip and challenge the quarter-mile.

VDRA’s mission to “keep it off the street” is supported by citizens, local businesses and members of surrounding areas. The sense of fellowship, teamwork, and camaraderie thrives both on and off the racetrack and reinforces what it means to be a “community”.

The VDRA has picked the Alberta Cancer Foundation as their charity of choice because all members have been touched by cancer in some form or another. Cancer is a disease that is not just suffered by those who are diagnosed but also felt by friends, families and their communities—and the money raised is used to directly impact and benefit those individuals and communities right in Alberta.

On August 16, 2014 the members and families of the VDRA encourage everyone to come out and help raise money for a worthy cause. Support by either being a spectator or entering a car. Never raced before? No worries. Newbies are always welcome and encouraged.

For more information on the Vegreville Drag Racing Association please find Vegreville Drag Racing Association on Facebook.

~By Guest Blogger Amy Hayduk