Area 53 Raceway near Forestburg will be featuring more top-notch talent this coming weekend

Site will also host a portion of the ‘Miles of Mayhem’ event in July

Area 53 Raceway near Forestburg will be featuring more top-notch talent this coming weekend.

Among the highlights, Dark Side Racing out of Calgary with their 11,000 horsepower nitromethane dragster will be featured, said Corey Kozey, Area 53’s manager. Kelly Fedorowich of Dark Side Racing will be on site both days as well.

“They will be there Saturday and Sunday, and they will be doing runs through the day on both days,” said Kozey.

According to Darksideracing.ca, David Fedorowich has been involved in professional drag racing for over 40 years. Driver, tuner, fabricator and innovator, the veteran drag racer has competed in both NHRA and IHRA sanctioned events in the professional Top Fuel category.

And in addition to spearheading the marketing and PR duties for Team Dark Side, “Kelly has been having the time of her life training to license in the Top Fuel dragster and earn the title ‘Fastest Woman in Canada’.

In the meantime, the season is heating up already.

“We held a test and tune here last weekend, just to get people out. It worked out really well,” said Kozey.

Also coming up shortly is the Miles of Mayhem Drag N Drive event which runs July 5th-9th and includes Area 53 as part of the route.

The event kicks off in Rimbey, then goes to Medicine Hat, then east to Saskatoon before heading back to the Area 53 Raceway and finally wrapping up back in Rimbey.

Miles Of Mayhem Drag n Drive is described as a five-day competition where street legal drag race cars run 1/8 mile time trials every day at four different tracks, while driving on public roads between each track unassisted by support vehicles, traveling over 1,700km.

Coming weekend events are slated to run July 3rd/4th, July 17th/18th (this fills a time when the Stettler Car Club typically holds its 1/8th mile drags which have been cancelled this year).

Other featured events at Area 53 run Aug. 21st/22nd, Sept. 4th-6th, Sept. 18th/19th and Oct. 2nd/3rd, which marks the end of the season.