The Rumble On The Runway's second race of the year, held on July 15 to 16 at Port McNeill Airport, was a big hit!
The event attracted 97 cars and racers from different parts of Vancouver Island, including Victoria, Port Alberni, Nanaimo, Courtenay, and Campbell River. The races featured both male and female drivers, as well as a special program for young drivers called Junior Dragster. Even a traveler from Iran documented the event on his blog, adding an interesting international touch to the races. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police also paid a visit and were impressed with how well the event was organized.
The races had a positive impact on the local economy and community, with around 85 participants coming from outside the town, accompanied by an average of three people each. This influx of visitors supported local businesses by spending money on fuel, food, groceries, and dining at restaurants. The Port McNeill and Hyde Creek Fire Departments were also present to ensure everyone's safety, and the airport efficiently managed both the races and regular air traffic. The community support for the event was overwhelming and greatly appreciated by the organizers. Overall, it was a successful and enjoyable weekend of racing and camaraderie!