Gear Grabbers Racing

The Bonnyville Gear Grabbers Race Team takes pride in offering action at the races for those who have the need for speed, horsepower, and acceleration. We consist of a local group of volunteers who share the same passion.

Drag Racing Dates

Saturday June 22:

Gear Grabbers Test & Tune Event (Members Only) @ The Bonnyville Regional Airport.

This event is not open to the public and is available for Gear Grabbers Members & Volunteers. This event is put in place for the club to test equipment, event logistics, planning etc. while members test & tune their rides. Rain out date Sunday June 23rd.

Saturday August 24th:

Gear Grabbers 1/8th Mile Drag Race Event @ The Bonnyville Regional Airport.
Full day event. Open to the public & all racers. Rain out date Sunday, August 25th.
Entry Fee $60.00

Saturday September 14th:

Gear Grabbers 1/8th Mile Drag Race Event @ The Bonnyville Regional Airport.
Full day event. Open to the public & all racers. Rain out date Sunday, September 15th.
Entry Fee $60.00

An Opportunity for all Racers.

Our events are aimed at the amateur drag racer who wants to try the sport without feeling overwhelmed, as well as any seasoned racers that want to come out and enjoy a great day of racing or put on a show!

Anyone is welcome at the airport to take in the races.

  • 4443 feet total length of runway. 75 feet wide.
  • Paved and grass area off track.
  • Paved pit lane. Open to spectators.
  • 1/8th Mile, Bracket Format. Grudge racing if time permits.
  • Street legal, Race Cars, Diesels, Sleds, Motorcycles Allowed. (See tech rules for further details)
  • Lanes will be prepped to the best of our abilities.
  • .500 Sportsman tree for staging and takeoff
  • Fully timed races with printouts including R/T, 60ft, speed, and E/T
  • Concession with hot food, snacks, and beverages
  • Full live commentary, announcements, and background music
  • Bleacher seating for spectators
  • Ground level lawn chair seating also optional for spectators
  • Easy, paved access. Minutes from Bonnyville.

Tech Rules

The following is a basic guideline of the tech rules for our drag race events. For further detailed rules please visit the IHRA website: http://ihra.com/OnlineRulebook/

  • Vehicles cannot leak fluids, parts, or pieces.
  • Frame’s/undercarriage must be 100% free of mud excessive dirt etc.
  • Steering components 100% functioning… steering wheel secured & no excessive play.
  • Brakes have to stop the vehicle. Brakes can/will be checked for excessive play etc.
  • Tires must have no cords showing, no weather checking etc.
  • Tires must be in reasonable condition. No M/T or aggressive tires permitted.
  • Carburetor must have return throttle spring.
  • Must have neutral safety switch
  • Battery secured and external shut off for rear mounted battery.
  • Must have radiator overflow catch can.
  • All windows intact & rolled up.
  • All truck boxes must be empty and clean. No garbage, tidy tanks, 5th wheel hitches etc.
  • All wheel lugs present/exposed & tight.
  • Driveshaft loop required when running 8.60(13.50) or faster with blias ply drag slicks.
  • Quads, bikes & sleds must have tethers. Operator must have leather suit.
  • Helmet mandatory and in acceptable condition.
  • Driver must wear sleeved shirt and long pants. No open toe shoes allowed.
  • Seat belts mandatory. Belts & seats must be in good condition and securely mounted.
  • Roll bars required when running 7:50(11.50) and faster, convertibles 8.65(13.50) and faster, 2008 and newer vehicles 6.40(10.00) and faster.
  • Tech inspector has the right to refuse any vehicle if they feel the vehicle is unsafe and/or does not pass inspection.

Event Rules

  • Format will be 1/8th Mile Bracket Racing
  • .500 Sportsman Tree
  • Street legal, Race Cars, Diesels, Sleds, Motorcycles Allowed. (See tech rules for further details)
  • Unsportsmanlike conduct or disrespect of the airport grounds or staff will not be tolerated and will result in removal from the track.
  • No drugs or alcohol consumptions while the tree is up.
  • Hangers & planes are private property. Do not enter or touch.
  • All drivers must show a valid driver’s license. Ages 16-18 are required to fill out a parental consent form.
  • Drivers must wear sleeved shirts and long pants. No open toed shoes allowed.
  • Pit speed limit is 15km/hr.
  • Dial-ins must be visible on the front and drivers side.
  • NO stunting whatsoever.
  • All vehicles must pass tech inspection.
  • No draining of any fluids on the grounds.
  • No passengers on track or in staging lanes.
  • Pay attention to officials at all times. Keep in mind their decision is final.

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(780) 201-2277

MAILING ADDRESS
Box 4943
Bonnyville, AB. T9N 0H3