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Drag races take over the runway at B.C.'s Sechelt Airport

On any given day Sechelt Airport, on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, is a typical local aerodrome found in many small towns across the country. Small private planes come and go but overall a quiet place where, at times, Canada Geese can be seen feeding on grass along the runway edges. However, on several occasions each year, the mild mannered aerodrome unleashes its wild side. Screaming engines and clouds of burning rubber fill the air as members of the Sunshine Coast Drag Racing Association (SCDRA) take over the runway to compete head to head for local glory in their street cars or high octane hot rods.

Photos by Andy Clark for The Globe and Mail

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