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It's a Wrap for the SandDrags Off-Road Event

The annual event comes to a close, and people tell us it gets more fun every year.
It's a wrap for a yearly Texas Panhandle tradition.

The Canadian River sand drags and mud bogs celebrated it's last day February 23.

We caught up with some some folks who tell us this years event was a success, and it's a drag that it's over.

"You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy."

The annual event attracted thousands to the Canadian River bottom.

"Everybody brings their big toys and they go play in the mud, and have pretty much a drag race in the sand."

"Basically build these trucks, get them all out and going and everything like that, and then we basically just go tear them up."

Folks grabbed their friends, a couple of lawn chairs, some cold refreshments and hit the dirt.

Engines were revving up on buggies, minivans and even lawnmowers.

But with all of the fun over the past few days, the old saying still runs true.

It's better safe than sorry.

"The fire department comes down here, the park rangers, the game wardens,they try to kind of keep everybody in line."

Benjamin Sertuche from Potter County Fire Rescue says, "we're just making sure all the camp fires are put out, they're all extinguished.  That way we don't get a call here later on about a big grass fire because someonel eft an overturned barrel of fire, so we're just making sure everything is cleaned up."

TxDOT also had extra law enforcement on hand to help guide the visitors and help traffic run smoothly.

All in all, the weekend was a success.

Attendees tell us they can't wait for next year and encourage others to head out.




Potter County Fire Rescue tells us everyone did a good job this year of making sure their fires were put out.
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