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7 June 2019

Flashlight Drags returns to Greene County Airport June 16

Engines will be revvin' up at the Greene County Airport on Sunday, June 16 when the street-legal racing event known as Flashlight Drags returns.
Engines will be revvin’ up at the Greene County Airport on Sunday, June 16 when the street-legal racing event known as Flashlight Drags returns.

Gates for the event will open at noon, with races scheduled to run from 2 to approximately 6 p.m. Admission is $8 to watch and $35 to race.

Produced by Altered Gas Performance Events, LLC, Flashlight Drags consists of a 1/8-mile race along the airport runway. The format is heads-up, meaning that both vehicles leave the starting line at the same time. 

The name of the event refers back to the early days of drag racing, when a flashlight was used to signal the start.

For the races, street-legal cars and trucks are eligible to race, and all drivers must have appropriate paperwork, including a valid driver’s license, current state registration and proof of insurance. Passengers are not allowed. All racers must sign a waiver and attend a mandatory drivers’ meeting prior to the start of the event.

For drivers wishing to race convertible cars, the top must be up, or the driver should wear a helmet. Mufflers and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation-approved tires are required. Drivers must also wear their seat belts.

Following the June 16 event, another race will be held on Sunday, July 7.

Rain dates will be announced if they are needed.

The Flashlight Drags events also feature a vendors' midway, music, food and fun for the entire family.

Greene County Commissioners Blair Zimmerman, Dave Coder and Archie Trader said they hope to see the street-legal racing event packed.

“This has been a longstanding family event in Greene County for many years, one that has become a nice tradition here,” Zimmerman said. 

“We encourage everyone to come out and have a fun time,” Coder said.

For more information, call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323, or visit www.flashlightdrags.com for updates and a complete set of driver rules.