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Drag Strip Celebrates 10th Year

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The largest drag strip in Big Sky Country is hosting its 10th Anniversary Race this weekend by awarding a $10,000 pay-out to race winners. Owner C.W. McCarthy says he's proud of the raceway's history.

"The track was built in 2003 and it opened up on Fourth of July weekend. So this is exactly the same weekend we opened up 10 years ago. And we're just trying to do something really special for the racers. Up the payouts, we did special trophies, a lot of spectators are coming out, just a really cool thing and were trying to get everyone excited," says McCarthy.

McCarthy says people like nine-year-old junior racer Payton Menholt, who has been racing for two years, has the opportunity to follow a family tradition of racing. 120 drivers showed up with their hot rods at the drag strip this weekend, making the anniversary a success.