Drag N Show, a local success story

Drag N Show, a local success story

By William Crooks

Local Journalism Initiative


Drag N Show in Ayer’s Cliff, an event organized by local Michael Roy centered around ATV drag racing, took place this past weekend. The Record visited and spoke with Roy to see what all the fuss was about.

“[This was] the twelfth edition,” Roy said. He was born in Kingscroft, in the Barnston Township, and currently lives in Ayer’s Cliff. The purpose of the event is to have a secure spot for motorsports in the area, he continued. The Drag N Show is a non-profit affair. Participants come from as far away as Sept-Îles, he explained. “It’s a provincial event.”

“The event is three-in-one,” he said. It includes a “Show ‘n’ Shine” (a car show), with entrants showing off their specialty cars, pick-ups and motorcycles and big-rig trucks, ATV drag racing, and a monster truck.

‘Xtreme Jim’, the monster truck, is from Rimouski, Roy said. It is part-owned and operated by Jimmy Pigeon. Pigeon and his wife, Suzanne Berube, put on shows with Xtreme Jim in locations such as Montreal, Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and the United States, Roy said. “It’s his [Pigeon’s] passion,” Roy said. Pigeon built Xtreme Jim himself. Usually, monster truck shows include many trucks that compete against each other in various ways, but the exhibition Xtreme Jim put on at the Drag N Show was more limited (crushing cars). “We don’t have the land [for a bigger show],” Roy explained. Xtreme Jim broke down during the event and was quickly fixed by onsite volunteer truck mechanics to continue the show.

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