Season starts with Ted Meldrum Memorial

Richard Austin / Contributing Writer
May 15, 2014 09:08 AM

It’s spring on the Sunshine Coast, and next weekend, May 25 and 26, the Sunshine Coast Drag Racing Association (SCDRA) is hosting its first race of the season.

It’s spring on the Sunshine Coast, and next weekend, May 25 and 26, the Sunshine Coast Drag Racing Association (SCDRA) is hosting its first race of the season.

The weekend will be honouring one of the club founders, Ted Meldrum.

Meldrum passed away last year after a long struggle with cancer. He was a quiet but energetic and organized gentleman who held various executive positions within the club. He could always be counted on to get the job done and was the catalyst on many projects.

Cash prizes will be available for all race classes at the event including: street machine, super street, street rod, hot rod and exhibition.
There will also be a cash award for the driver with the best reaction time in eliminations and the car with the fastest elimination time in eliminations.

With a test and tune on Saturday, racers will need to be primed if they want in on Sunday’s available cash prizes.

Elphinstone Secondary School has a small but enthusiastic group of students who will be showcasing their latest Kal Tire Pinto car, which will be on the track for testing.

All racers and spectators are welcome. Bring your friends, chairs and sun screen and be prepared to have a good time! Please remember that pets aren’t permitted on the site.

Saturday includes a work party from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the members test and tune from 1 to 5 p.m.

On Sunday tech inspection is from 8 to 10 a.m. with racing starting at 9 a.m.

Gate admission is $10 for racers and spectators. Children under 12 are free if accompanied by an adult. A racing fee is $50 for non-members and $35 for members. See more details at

Pit talk
Race starter Wayne Keddy from Halfmoon Bay is donating $100 to the racer with the best steam show.

Laurent from Vancouver working on the Coast Telus fibre optic project plans to be out in his 2006 F-150 sporting a 5.4 with a Roush charger delivering 14 lbs. of boost.

Robert Rhodes at Elphinstone Secondary School picked up an AMC Spirit, located a 350 crate motor in the Lower Mainland and is putting together his dream drag car. 

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