Stamp Avenue closures start Thursday

Stamp Avenue will be closed to regular traffic from Thursday, Aug. 4 to Sunday, Aug. 7 to allow a slightly different type of car through.

Thunder in the Valley will roar down Stamp Avenue this year. The races start just north of the train tracks and run an eighth-mile till just south of the BC Hydro station pullout.

Stamp Avenue will be closed to regular traffic from Thursday, Aug. 4 to Sunday, Aug. 7 to allow a slightly different type of car through—drag cars.

Thunder in the Valley will take over Stamp Avenue between Roger Street and Redford for four straight days this weekend to allow for setup, registration, racing and takedown.

The time trials will take place Saturday and elimination rounds on Sunday.

Southbound traffic heading uptown will have to detour around Sixth Avenue or 10th Avenue.

“Spectators will be entering through the Victoria Quay end of the [Catalyst Paper] mill,” said Alberni Valley Drag Racing Association president Bill Surry.

Some amount of spectator parking will be available on the mill site but large area of the property will be off limits to spectators. Flaggers and staff will be on site to direct spectators.

Adult tickets are $15 per day or $25 for both days. Students ages 12-18 with an ID card are $10 per day or $15 for two days. Children under 12 are free if accompanied by an adult.

A free show ‘n’ shine event of cars and more on Friday, Aug. 5 starts at 4 p.m. at Harbour Quay.

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