Snow Drag Championships return to Reynolds-Alberta Museum

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As the 2015 Western Canadian Snow Drags Championships take off, the Museum is proud to once again be hosting one of the largest snowmobile races of the year as racers from across western Canada will gather at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum Feb. 21-22 to compete for more than $12,000 in cash prizes.

The race experience offered at the museum is exceptional with a lot to see and do both outside at the track or inside the Museum. It’s the perfect event for a family day!

In 2014, there were 118 sleds racing in 300 heats at the Wetaskiwin Snow Drags and $13,000 in cash prizes handed out at the end of the day.

Want to participate? Register!

Competitors can pre-register online until Friday, February 20 or register on race day from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. with races starting at noon.

There are more than 20 different race classes that participants can register for, including stock, improved stock, outlaw, and junior snow drags. In past years, children as young as six have raced in the junior stock class.

The Western Canadian Snow Drags Championships is part of the Straightline Snowmobile Racing Associate (SSRA) circuit and operates under the rules and sanction of the ISR (International Snowmobile Racing Association). Visit www.racessra.com for more information.

This is the third year that the Snow Drags has been a partnership between the Museum and the SSRA.

About Reynolds-Alberta Museum

The Museum will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and the Aviation Hangar will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Museum admission includes entry to the Snow Drags races, the museum gallery and the Aviation Hangar. Admission charges are $10 for adults, $25 for a family (two adults and their children ages 7 to 17), $8 for seniors and $5 for youth (ages 7 to 17). Children six and under are admitted free. All registered racers have free admission to the museum.

Food services are offered inside at Cruisers’ Café and the Café will be open for breakfast. There is also food service offered outside at the race track and the Museum Store will be open and features unusual items.

Operated by Alberta Culture and Tourism, the Reynolds-Alberta Museum is located two kilometres west of Wetaskiwin on Highway 13. Visit www.ReynoldsAlbertaMuseum.com for more information or call 780-361-1351.

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