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Draggin' Main: Not a drag at all


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Draggin' Main started in 2014 as something for the car guys in Clovis, co-organizer Gene Porter said.

The people of Clovis refuse to let America's favorite pasttime fade away the week of June 19 with Clovis's Draggin' Main.

Draggin' Main consists of a car races, a parade, restaurant tours and a whole week of other events to celebrate Clovis' past of dragging cars up and down Main Street.

Organizer Gene Porter said they celebrate it to keep their childhood pasttime alive and show today's kids what they used to do.

"Instead of Facebook, we dragged Main," said Porter.

The event kicks off Saturday, June 17 with the King of 305 Sprint Car races at Ned Houk Park and goes until Saturday night where an anticipated 800 cars will cruise Main Street.

"The young people of today really have no clue how fun it was for us," said Porter. "I think its important that we have an option for our youths other than the Internet."

Though several previous events like Miss Draggin' Main and the drive in movie have been canceled due to expenses, other events have been added this year because of their partnership with the Clovis Music Festival.

Events such as 1950s style concert featuring Roy Orbison, Ritchie Valens and Buddy Holly impersonators Thursday night and a heavy metal concert with Winger and Firehouse Friday night have been added.

"It's important for our community to show not only a pasttime but show that there's lots of cool things happening in Clovis," said Porter.


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