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St. Thomas truck show/race coming in August

SPARTA, Ont. -- The third annual St. Thomas Truck Nationals "Show, Shine & Shootout" is planned for the weekend of ...

SPARTA, Ont. — The third annual St. Thomas Truck Nationals “Show, Shine & Shootout” is planned for the weekend of August 19, 20 & 21/05. A major fund-raising event for the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation, the event will feature trucks of all sizes competing in the Show and Shine portion as well as racing on the drag strip.

There are several classes for the heavy truck show and shine, including vintage/antique, working, and show classes. All competitors are welcome to run their Class 8s on the strip over the course of the weekend. Lou Pereira’s wild “”Terminator Jet Dragster will be running Sunday at 2 and 4 p.m. Greg Hogue of Texas will be making passes Saturday and Sunday in the “World’s Quickest Dodge Cummins Diesel” pick-up truck as will “Blastro,” a Pro-Mod Astro Van out of Ohio. Roy LeBlanc, winner of the Elvis Pressley look alike contest in Las Vegas, will be performing Saturday night from 9 to 11 p.m. along with other performers. The Kiwanis Club will be operating a beer garden all weekend.

The weekend will begin with the popular Street Legal program on Friday night from 6 to 10 p.m., open to all street-legal cars, trucks and motorcycles. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. will be playtime with Test & Tune for any of the trucks and cars. Saturday night will feature the “Run What Ya Brung” program for all cars and trucks from 6 to 10 p.m.

Sunday will feature bracket racing with classes for stock Heavy Trucks (both bracket-style and heads-up), Modified Heavy Trucks, Light Trucks and the crowd-pleasing Nostalgia Class. A special “Hogs vs. Wings” class will be held for Harleys versus Gold Wings.

The Show and Shine will run both Saturday and Sunday with judging on Sunday until noon.

Tickets are $5 Friday, $10 Saturday, $10 Saturday night, $15 Sunday or $25 for a two day pass.

For further information, contact the track at (519) 775-2263, fax (519) 775-2593 or visit the Web site at

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