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Racers ‘run-what-they-brung’ in last armdrop

Greg Boland of Campbelford runs his '66 Plymouth Belvedere off the drop in the near lane

By Bill Samuel
The folks from Armdrop Drag Racing put on another successful event last Saturday for a small, but chilly, group Saturday at the Prince Edward Flying Club’s airstrip.

Organizer Glen Cowan said it was a good day despite the chill in the air. Drivers from Kingston, Oshawa and locally numbered nearly 100 but spectators numbers were down due to poor weather and other events going on in the County.
“We always surprised by the response we receive locally,” said Glen Cowan. “The fire department and the vendors are always asking ‘What can we do for you?’; it’s really quite refreshing.”

ArmDrop Drag Racing is a not-for-profit group dedicated promoting the sport of safe drag racing. The event is an old-school, arm drop start, run-what-ya-brung drag race.

This was the fourth time the event has been held in Picton.

Photos by Bill Samuel and Reg Smith

Doug Oberding, Bomanville, drives his '34 all steel Plymouth off the drop.

Andrew Hill, Bowmanville, prepares his '94 Diesel VW (400 hp) to "smoke the competition" at the Armdrop Drags in Picton Saturday.

Dev O'Sullivan takes his "modified" 30 Ford down the strip at the Armdrop Drag Races Saturday afternoon in Picton.

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  1. Chris Robinson says:

    It is a great event!!

    You can catch upon all the latest and greatest at:

    Everybody welcome, $5 to watch and $20 to race.

  2. 613 says:

    also the fact that pretty much anyone can race is awesome too!
    you dont need some fancy race car as its just for fun..
    im thinking about taking my car up there next year hjust for a run or two!

  3. 613 says:

    this really is an awesome event,
    i didnt get a chance to go to the one in october due to work ..but did attend the one on august 27th 2011

    its such a rush and the turn out is amazing!
    really does promote drivers to take it ‘to the track’
    rather then to race all over the streets,

    im hoping starting in 2012 they’ll have an armdrop event every month
    they were talking about that to my understandind last time.

    as long as the weathers awesome..they;ll have NO problem getting good turn-outs!

    and the fact that its ”non” profit really is awesome too,
    all the $$ goes to charity i believe??

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