NICE DAY FOR A PARADE
STONY PLAIN, AB – With a light breeze and a partly cloudy sky, thousands of Parkland County residents lined the streets of Stony Plain for the annual Farmers Day Rodeo and Exhibition Parade. For the first time, the Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series participated in this year’s extravaganza. NPP Series competitor Mike Tom says it was an eye opening experience. “This is the first time I have ever been in a parade with the race car. I can’t believe all the people that showed up.”
Spectators applauded their approval when Tom fired up the engine of his Hinton Oilfield Services #55 Chevrolet several times along the parade route. “It’s a great way to expose our sponsors, the car and the series to folks that probably have never been out to the races before.” Tom’s crew also handed out candy to the young spectators along the parade route. “We get to meet fans at the race track. Hopefully we made some new ones today and will see them at the track down the road.”
The NPP Late Model Series is scheduled to participate in many more community events in the coming weeks and months including this summers Capital X parade in downtown Edmonton.