The annual Thunder in the Valley Drag Races is taking place this weekend at the Port Alberni airport on Vancouver Island. It is the only 1/4 mile race on Vancouver Island and has been going strong since 2001. The 2012 races are on August 11th and 12th with a car show the day before.
The time trials are on the first day (Saturday) and the eliminations are run the next day (Sunday). Admission is $20 per day which includes pit pass, door prizes and parking. Children under 12 accompanied by an adult are free.
You will need to arrange accommodations in advance and there is no camping the parking lot. There are activities for children but dogs are not allowed.
There is a Thunder in the Valley car show the day before the races August 10th run by the Valley Street Rods. It is held at the Alberni Harbour Quay. Admission is free.