BIBLE HILL - Evander Johnson couldn't get enough of the drag races at the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition on Saturday.
"This is awesome," said the eight-year-old Valley boy after watching a number of 4x4 trucks warm up before the elimination rounds started around noon.
Participants came from throughout Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.
"They're big, noisy, have cool tires and are jacked up - that's really my thing," said Evander, who was at the Truro Raceway with his grandfather.
"I really like the big ones - like the big Ford and the big green one," he said of the Cookie Monster and Headrush, respectively.
While waiting for the races to start, Evander made his way over to Mitch Cooke of HAF Skate and Tattoo, and owner of Cookie Monster. Cooke opened the passenger door for Evander, who was helped inside by his grandfather.
"That was cool," he said when he was picked up and brought back down.
For the second year, the exhibition has hosted sand drag races, and that couldn't make Bob Hutchinson happier.
"I like it for the trucks and the noise, but it's also a good class of people here. Everybody helps everybody," said the Bible Hill man, whose son, Dwayne, 34, raced in the event.
It also gave him a chance to spend some time with his grandson, Tyler, 6, who has been watching his dad race since he started.
"I like the fast tracks," Tyler said, nodding his head when asked if it's something he might do when he's old enough.
It's a passion that runs in the family. Hutchinson saying Dwayne usually places in the top two spots when he competes.