FORT ST JOHN, B.C. — The Peace Region Motorsports Association is going to be bringing their autocross event back to Fort St. John this weekend.
The association’s vice president Clay Sutherland says that autocross is an event where motorists relay on driving skill to navigate a course laid out in cones. This weekend marks the first time this year that the association’s autocross event is happening in town. Sutherland explained that the association used to hold races at the North Peace Airport every weekend, but that the tarmac they used to use has since fallen in disrepair. He did say that the group has held another event this year in Quesnel, at that city’s go kart track.
This weekend, the group will be holding the event in the parking lot of the Home Hardware, which is closed on Sunday. 108th St. will also be closed to traffic directly in front of the store. Anyone that has a car can participate in the event, which runs all day on Sunday. Motorists pay $50 to be able to race from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., while the group’s organizers will also be giving spectators the opportunity to take a ride-along.
For more information, check out the Peace Region Motorsports Association’s Facebook page.