Thunder in the Valley a success

A bit of rain didn't stop the first Stamp Avenue Thunder in the Valley from being a success.

Despite on-and-off rain throughout the weekend,  the first Thunder in the Valley to take place on Stamp Avenue was a success, according to Alberni Valley Drag Racing Association president Bill Surry.

“It was very successful. The spectators were there and everything did very well,” said Surry on Monday morning, adding that the AVDRA has yet to crunch the final numbers. This was their first run on Stamp Avenue and first eighth-mile distance. Typically, the drag race runs a quarter-mile at the airport.

“The rain hampered us a bit but we ran the whole thing on Saturday, just a bit delayed, and only missed an hour at the end of Sunday.”

Work crews spent Monday clearing off the street.

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