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June 15th marks the pre-entry deadline for this year’s T&T Promotions Western Canadian Summer Classic

ALBERTA, CANADA – T&T Promotions 2nd Annual Western Canadian Summer Classic returns to Medicine Hat Drag Racing Association July 23-25, 2021. The biggest bracket race in Western Canadian history will be presented by RAD Torque Systems, GMack Oilfield Services, and Total Dairy Solutions.

More than $100,000 will be awarded throughout three days of intense Top Bulb, Bottom Bulb, and Junior Dragster competition.  Over $20,000 will be dispersed through Racer Appreciation awards and round prizes.

Eliminations begin Friday with the $5K Warmup race before crowning two $10K champions on Saturday and Sunday. Last year’s main event winners, Richard Harder and James Rutherford, are likely to return in hopes of claiming another Western Canadian Summer Classic win. Junior Dragster competitors will have the opportunity to win $1,000 both Saturday and Sunday during their main event races.

Jason Padd will be looking to defend his title during the 48-car Top Bulb $20K Shootout on Saturday night. New for 2021 is the addition of a 32-car Bottom Bulb Shootout that pays $10K to win. The Top Bulb Shootout list is full, but Bottom Bulb drivers can send the $375 entry fee to to claim a spot in the Shootout.

Pre-entry prices are $100 for Friday’s $5K Warmup Race and $200 each for Saturday and Sunday’s main events. The price goes up after June 15th, so you must act quickly to save some cash! At the gate, Friday’s Warmup will cost $150 while each main event entry will be $250. All Junior Dragster racers will pay $65 per day.

Gates open Thursday July 22nd at 12PM for parking and tech opens at 1PM. Time runs begin Friday at 9AM, followed by the Warmup Race eliminations at approximately 12PM. On Saturday, tech opens at 8AM with time runs at 9AM, followed by the main event first round at approximately 11AM, and the Shootouts starting at approximately 5PM. There will be no time runs on Sunday, and first round of eliminations are scheduled to begin at 10AM.

The Western Canadian Summer Classic will be contested on the eighth mile and double entries are permitted, except during the Shootout races. The last two No Box cars will earn $1,000 during the Warmup Race and both main events. Those final two No Box cars will join the Box cars during the quarterfinal round, where the pairs will then be laddered based on reaction time.

For more information about the Western Canadian Summer Classic, visit or contact Travis Ringguth at 587-224-3673.

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