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Autos 4 Autism returns Saturday

The third annual “Light it up blue – Autos 4 Autism” takes place this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bonne Terre Drag Strip, located at 7640 Black Berry Lane in Bonne Terre.

Proceeds from the car, motorcycle and truck show, plus the drag racing event, will support Visions of Hope, a vocational and social skills training program for individuals with autism ages 15 – and up to prepare them for employment opportunities in the community.

For motor enthusiasts, there’s no better way to help the cause than to participate in the “Autos 4 Autism” event.

The event features first place trophies for each car show division, plus guaranteed $500 payouts for ET Class and Comp and $1,000 payout for Super Comp in the drag racing events.

The cost for admission is $10 per person. Children ages 12 and under are free.

New this year is a Monster Truck car crush with High Roller – owned by Jeff Krekeler – taking place at noon.

Also new this year is the opportunity to win a 2018 Dodge Charger Daytona Edition, courtesy of Auto Plaza Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram of Farmington. The car was on display Saturday during the cruise in.

Tickets for a chance at the Charger are $100 each, or $300 for four tickets. At least 500 tickets must be sold for the car to be given away. If not, the giveaway will be a 50/50 drawing from the amount sold.

Plans are also underway to once again include a car/motorcycle/truck show. Categories include cars from 1979 and older; cars from 1980 and newer; trucks from 1979 and older; trucks from 1980 and newer; cruiser motorcycles; sport bike motorcycles and special interest.

The “Best of Show” award will be determined by the kids’ votes.

In the drag racing portion of the day, double entry is allowed with first round buybacks (one-half price of racing class fee).

The cost of entry for motorcycles is a donation of $40, along with the Jr. Dragster class with a $40 donation entry fee. ET class is $60 donation with a guaranteed $500 payout – footbrake only, no transbrake or boxes allowed. Comp class is $60 donation with guaranteed $500 payout and is for 9.49 and faster, transbrake allowed but no boxes allowed.

Super Comp is an entry fee of a $70 with a guaranteed $1,000 payout. The Super Comp is 7.49 and faster and no restrictions.

For more information about the program, to purchase a ticket or for more information, visit Dress 2 Impress at 117 E. Columbia St. in Farmington, visit www.visionsofhoperesale.com, or look for Visions of Hope on Facebook.

The third annual Autos 4 Autism returns to the Bonne Terre Drag Strip this Saturday. The day will include a car show, drag racing, a Monster Truck car crush, food and much more. 

The third annual Autos 4 Autism returns to the Bonne Terre Drag Strip this Saturday. The day will include a car show, drag racing, a Monster Truck car crush, food and much more. 

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