Stamp Avenue closed for Thunder in the Valley

Port Alberni’s main drag will remain closed until Aug. 12 at 10 p.m. Detours up Roger and Redford

Stamp Avenue in Port Alberni will be closed to regular traffic as of 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9 due to the annual Thunder in the Valley drag racing event.

Volunteers with the Alberni Valley Drag Racing Association need time to set up for Thunder in the Valley, which takes place Aug. 10–12 on Stamp Avenue. This is the third year the races have taken place in the middle of the city.

READ: Port Alberni gears up for racing on its main drag

The weekend kicks off with the show n’ shine at Harbour Quay; gates open at 4 p.m. for cars to register, and 5–8 p.m. for spectators. Harbour Quay will be closed to vehicle traffic except for registered cars.

A burnout contest is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. at the burnout box on the track. There is a cost to register and spectators pay $5 to come and watch.

Racing takes place Saturday, Aug. 11 and Sunday, Aug. 12.

WATCH: Slideshow from 2017 Thunder in the Valley

Boston Pizza is hosting a drive-in movie starting at 7 p.m. (the movie will start at 9:15 p.m.) on Friday, Aug. 10, where it’s rumoured The Fate of the Furious will be screened.

Tickets to the races are $20 per day or $35 for the weekend per person. Children under 12 are admitted for free with an adult.

editor@albernivalleynews.com

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Crews put up cement barriers for the Thunder in the Valley drag racing event in 2017. Stamp Avenue will be closed from Aug. 9–12, 2018 so crews can prepare the area for another year of racing. NEWS FILE PHOTO

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