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Bolstered by having four starter, the annual Race Against Cancer event has now reached double digits.

The 10th annual event is scheduled to take place this weekend at Wilkesboro Dragway.

Racers from all over North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia will be on hand to show their support in helping raise money for cancer patients. One hundred percent of all proceeds go directly to cancer patients in Wilkes and surrounding counties.

The festivities begin today with “Test-N-Tune” and gates open at 5 p.m. The “Test-N-Tune” will take place at 6 p.m. and be a Gamblers Race in all classes.

Gates open at 8 a.m. on Saturday with the qualifying rounds starting at 10 a.m. with eliminations to follow.

Racers in the Top ET division will be competing for $2,000. The runner-up will receive $500 and semifinalists will earn $100. In the Modified division, the winner will drive away with a $1,500 prize while runner-up and semifinalists will earn $400 and $100, respectively. Both divisions have Buy Backs of $30.

In the Junior Dragsters, Street and Motorcycle divisions, there is an 80% payback with $10 Buy Backs.

Admission for spectators is $15 and free for kids 12-and-under. Spectators have the opportunity to race for free with the purchase of a $25 Race Against Cancer decal. Overnight camping is permitted.

Rain date for the event will be Sunday, Oct. 13.

For more information, contact Diane Roberts at (336) 957-1227.

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